In Windows 11, the File Explorer is also often complained about by users, not only the changes in the user interface but also the actual performance. In terms of performance, Microsoft has optimized it in several recent development versions, and gradually mentioned the performance of the File Explorer through continuous optimization until the release of the stable version. For example, in the latest development version, known as Windows 11 Build 22526, Microsoft optimizes and enhances the indexing service, so that users can search for content through the File Explorer with better performance and will not crash. There were some surprising issues in previous versions, such as when the user searched for content, it could cause the File Explorer process to crash and restart automatically.
Other fixes in recent preview build:
- Microsoft is fixing issues with the context menu in File Explorer.
- The right-click menu should open slightly faster now, but the overall experience is still buggy.
- Microsoft has added a new group policy that will be enabled to turn off Office.com integration. Once disabled, Explorer will stop including files from Office.com and Explorer will also stop making connection requests to Office. This change also affects Windows 11 Start menu from displaying online Office documents.