Microsoft has introduced new icons in File Explorer on the visual side of things. The company started changing icons throughout the Windows 10 OS a while back, and the changes in File Explorer are in sync with those icons.
Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21343. This build has introduced a couple of new features into the OS and fixed some bugs.
Windows 10 New Explorer Icons
First and foremost, Microsoft has improved the consistency of icons throughout the Microsoft ecosystem. It has changed the color patterns, orientation, and overall design of the icons. Microsoft has updated the Recycle Bin icon and the Drive icons.
Microsoft warns insiders that the update will reset the folders pinned to the Quick Access menu. Users can either back up the data or wait until Microsoft fixes the problem. Microsoft has also improved how Windows Sandbox and Microsoft Defender Application Guard work. Both these elements can enhance the security of Windows 10.
For instance, Windows Sandbox and Microsoft Defender will now use the unique container technology that Windows 10 came with. Thanks to a more optimized container runtime, Windows can quickly launch both Sandbox and Defender. The company assures that these changes would not affect the system compatibility.
Windows Sandbox now offers added support for Microsoft Edge. Some of the other changes in the Insider Preview Build 21343 include the renaming of Windows Administrative Tools to Windows Tools, a new IME candidate window design, and a few optimizations when renaming files on Windows 10.
Windows 10 developers have also fixed a massive number of issues seen in the OS’s previous builds. It has, for instance, fixed the problem with some NVMe drives and the memory leak error that used to happen in Recycle Bin.
Similar to other insider builds, Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21343 is not perfect, and you should check the list of problems before you install this build on your PC.