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File Explorer

Definition - What does File Explorer mean?

File Explorer is a GUI component available in Windows 8 that enables users to access, edit and manage data, files and other content stored on a computer or mobile device.

File Explorer has a similar appearance and function as its predecessor, Windows Explorer, but is enhanced with more features and functionality.

Techopedia explains File Explorer

File Explorer provides users with a centralized location to view the data on the computer. As an add-on feature, it also includes the ability to see administrative functions in a vertical ribbon bar, which replaces the previous command bar. Another major improvement is that two or more file copying processes can occur within a single window/screen. This is complemented by the ability to pause, stop, cancel and resume the copying process.

The searching feature in File Explorer provides an advanced search mechanism that can search for a file or data based on various attributes. File Explorer also enables the creation and addition of folders within Libraries, better control and maneuverability of multimedia files, SkyDrive integration and more.

This definition was written in the context of Windows 8
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