Today, we are excited to announce that Files is now generally available for use on Windows 10!

We want to thank all the early adopters and users who gave feedback throughout the last two years of preview builds. Your bug reports and feedback helped make Files into an app that people will love to use. Files is truly an app for the community that’s built by the community. We are excited for the opportunity to continue working with you so that we can continue to meet your needs.

We will try to release an update to the Microsoft Store once…

When Luke first open sourced Files, nobody had any idea it would take off the way it did. The amount of feedback and pull requests is hard to believe. It goes without saying that running an open source project requires a lot of work and time in order to make sure it stays true to the vision, as we continue to reach new milestones there is going to be a gradual change in leadership for Files. Here is a statement from Luke, lead developer of Files.

The continued surge in popularity since Launch 2020 continues to impress me, and seriously…

I discovered Files around 2 years ago when I was looking for open source UWP projects. Files caught my eye because of its straightforward design, and I immediately saw the potential for Files to grow into something much bigger. At the time, I was a regular user, and I was opening feedback and submitting feature requests like everyone else.

Then came the announcement from Luke that he would no longer be working on the app and was looking for someone to take over. Right away I emailed Luke and after going back and forth, I started contributing to the code…


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