Microsoft is working on a new XAML-based gallery view for Windows 11 File Explorer.

This new Gallery option is accessible via the right sidebar of File Explorer, allowing you to view your photos in one place.

File Explorer
New gallery view in explorer

In a way, it’s similar to the Microsoft Photos app, but Microsoft uses XAML (Extensible Application Markup Language), which brings the best of the web to desktop apps. This new Gallery view is still under development and may be improved in a future release.


It looks like Gallery View is optimized for touchscreen devices, and BleepingComputer understands that Microsoft will expand the integration to include your photos from OneDrive.

In the latest major Windows 11 update, File Explorer got the tabs feature. With tabs support, users can easily manage folders/directories, and the experience is similar to tabs in Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft also worked on a new, modern sidebar called “Home,” which housed options like This PC. The update also improved OneDrive’s integration into File Explorer, making it easier to find what you’re looking for, letting you see all files in one central place.

You can pin and mark files as favorites just like you can already do in Microsoft 365 or OneDrive.

Additionally, Microsoft has also added the in-context suggestions feature. This allows users to easily share files with their contacts.


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