How to Get File Explorer Tabs Now in Windows 10

Windows 10’s File Explorer does not have native support for tabs like some other file management applications. However, you can add tabbed functionality to File Explorer by using third-party software. One popular tool for this purpose is “QTTabBar.”

QTTabBar is a free and open-source app that adds tabs to File Explorer. It is compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, and 7.

To get tabs in File Explorer using QTTabBar:

  1. Download and install QTTabBar from the QTTabBar website.
  2. Open File Explorer.
  3. On the View tab, click QTTabBar.
  4. Check the box next to Enable QTTabBar.
  5. Click OK.

Tabs will now be added to File Explorer. You can open multiple folders in tabs, and you can even drag and drop files between tabs.

Here are some additional tips for using QTTabBar:

  • You can customize the appearance of QTTabBar by changing the font, font size, and color.
  • You can also add keyboard shortcuts to open and close tabs.
  • QTTabBar is compatible with a number of other Windows apps, such as Windows Explorer, Windows Media Player, and Notepad.

Please note that third-party tools like QTTabBar might not be officially supported by Microsoft, and their functionality could change in future Windows updates. Be sure to download and install such software from trusted sources to avoid any potential security risks.

Additionally, keep in mind that the Windows operating system is continuously evolving, and Microsoft may introduce native tabbed functionality in File Explorer or make other changes in future updates. I recommend checking for the latest Windows updates or official announcements to stay informed about any new features or improvements in File Explorer.

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