Windows 11’s File Explorer is expected to be significantly faster

Windows 11 Build 22526, the most recent preview build from Microsoft, is said to have a new improvement that might improve File Explorer’s performance. AMD Ryzen CPUs were much improved with the most recent big Windows Update, and Microsoft is also working to further improve the File Explorer search function.

Windows Search is used to construct an index for fast file searches in File Explorer. Also, the Cortana virtual assistant makes use of the same index in the operating system.

In order to return your apps or downloads in search results, Windows indexes crucial areas like the “Start Menu” and “Users” directories by default. There are a number of places where you can save your personal files on your computer, such as the Desktop and Pictures folders.

Even though File Explorer uses the same search engine as the Start menu and Windows Search, it might be extremely difficult at times to locate certain files using the search box.

With the release of Windows 11 Build 22526, File Explorer will be able to index a wider range of files. As a result, users will be able to easily locate the files they need and the whole experience will be more efficient.

We don’t currently have a list of new locations that Explorer has indexed. Exclude huge or complex files in Windows Search settings to exclude new destinations from being indexed.

It was part of Microsoft’s attempts to improve overall system efficiency that they worked on reducing Explorer.exe crashes when you utilize the search field. The update has corrected a problem that some users had when using Explorer and their PC’s performance also slowed down after the update.

The following issues have been resolved in the most recent preview builds:

  • 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.

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