File Explorer tabs feature has been pushed to Windows 11 22H2 via KB5014770

Previously, Microsoft has made it clear that the File Explorer tabs feature will not come this year, that is, Windows 11 version 22H2 does not support it. This feature is currently only being tested in the Windows 11 Dev Channel, and in fact Microsoft didn’t officially announce a File Explorer tabs feature until last week. But Microsoft is ready to give you a little surprise. Today Microsoft pushed this feature to Windows 11 22H2 with preview update KB5014770

File Explorer tabs feature lets you open multiple window tabs at the same time to quickly switch to different folder locations and more. A revamped left navigation pane gives you quick access to important files, and the updated Quick Access also makes pinning files and folders easy.

When you navigate to folders syncing to OneDrive such as Documents, Pictures, etc., the address bar displays the correct path to help bring clarity when your folders are on the cloud vs when they are local to you,” Microsoft noted.

Since this update is a preview update, Microsoft does not provide an offline installation package, and users must use the built-in system update function to check and obtain this update. Specifically, the KB5014770 update is available. After the update is successfully installed, the system is updated to Windows 11 Build 22621.160.

After successful installation, be sure to restart the system and then open the File Explorer to see the button in the title bar, click the button to create multiple tabs. In addition, the tab mode does not support keyboard shortcut switching for the time being, so it still has to rely on mouse clicks. Microsoft should provide a shortcut switching function in the future.