Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 preview build for the Dev channel, and something of the most popular changes may be the inclusion of a brand new set of icons which are displayed in File Explorer.
If you’ve been keeping an eye on the progress of Windows 10’s modern overhaul, you most likely know already that modern icons are a major factor of the refresh.
So with this particular new preview build, File Explorer is getting a new pack of icons that aligns using the ones already introduced in Windows 10, all for any more consistent and modern approach.
Quick Access folders are gone
Microsoft explains case the start, with more icons to become included at another time.
“We first started updating the icons in Windows 10 this past year beginning with the built-in apps. Since then, we’ve continued updating icons throughout Windows 10 such as the icon for Windows Security, the Narrator icon, and most recently the icon for Notepad. Now we’re using the next thing by updating most of the system icons used throughout File Explorer,” the company announced.
“Several changes, such as the orientation of the folder icons and also the default file type icons, have been made for greater consistency across Microsoft products that show files. Notably, the top-level user folders such as Desktop, Documents, Downloads, and photographs have a new design that should make it a little easier to differentiate between them instantly. And yes, the Trash can icon has also been updated!”
At this point, the new icons continue to be in their beginning, and Microsoft warns those who install this preview build would lose the folders pinned to Quick Access. This is an issue that’s said to be resolved at some point in the future, though for now, no ETA is available on the whole thing.