Recently, I received a notification that Microsoft is working on a major update to the built-in File Explorer application. It will include a new left pane, a new start page with additional details for recently used files. Finally, it will have some new dashboards, such as “Activities”, “Conversations”, “Shared Status”, and “Insights”. If you want to use the new feature on Windows 11 you can use Tool ViVeTool to turn it on.
Microsoft is testing a redesigned version of the details pane for File Explorer. The new version provides more information and actions for a specific file, folder, or drive you select. For example, when selecting a drive, the details pane on the right will display options such as sharing, activity details, file information, related files, etc. Previously, it was quite difficult to experience the new File Explorer. difficult but now with ViVeTool it becomes very easy.
Information about new features discovered in the build Windows 11 25276. It includes the board Details updated to show the following currently active sections: “Insights”, “Activities”, “Properties”, “Related Files”, “Related Conversations” and “Sharing status”.
Part “Activities” will display information about the latest changes made to the selected file. Part “Related Conversations” will tell you which email or message the file is part of. As for the “Related Files” shows other files associated with the current file. For example. it can show other files that have been shared for the same project or attached to the same email.
ViVe is a C# library that you can use to create your own programs that interact with the A/B feature testing mechanisms found in Windows 10 and later.
ViVeTool is both an example of how to use ViVe and a simple tool for advanced users who want to use the new APIs right away.
To use ViVe, you must be running Windows 10 build 18963 or later.
Step 1: First, you download the ViveTool tool from this github page.
Step 2: Extract the downloaded folder to the path c:\vivetool.
Step 3: Press Win + XD or right click on the Start button and select Terminal (admin).
Step 4: To enable new panes in File Explorer, type the following command in Terminal and press Enter:
c:\vivetool\vivetool /enable /id:38613007
Step 5: Restart your PC.
How to disable File Explorer tab in Windows 11
In case you want to disable tabs in File Explorer, run the commands below one by one after installing ViVeTool on your Windows 11 PC. Then restart your PC.
vivetool /disable /id:36354489 vivetool /disable /id:37634385 vivetool /disable /id:39145991
So that’s it then. Good luck.