How to Enable Tabs for File Explorer on Windows 11

Lately, Microsoft has added several exciting new features to Windows 11 that users have been waiting for years. Microsoft has now enabled tabs in File Explorer on Windows 11 which most users will surely love. We have already compiled a list of upcoming Windows 11 features which include new task manager UI, new Bluetooth menu, etc., so check out the list for more information. By the way, the tabbed UI in File Explorer is currently hidden in Windows 11, but we have a tutorial for you on how to enable this feature immediately. So without further ado,


Enable Tabs in File Explorer Windows 11 (2022)

1. The option to enable tabs in File Explorer is available on the latest Windows 11 Version (22572, Mar 9) in the Dev channel. So make sure that you are signed up for the Windows 11 Insider program dev channel and update to the latest version of the operating system.

2. Next, you need to configure ViveTool , which will allow you to get tabs in File Explorer. Open this link and download the latest ZIP file.

3. Right-click on the ZIP file and select “Extract All” option from the context menu. Next, right-click on the extracted folder and select the “  Copy as Path  ” option.

Enable Tabs in File Explorer on Windows 11 (2022)

4. Next, open the command prompt with Administrator privileges . You can do this by searching for "CMD" in Windows search and selecting the "Run as administrator" option. It is important to open the command prompt with administrator privileges, otherwise you will get an error while running the command to enable tabs in Windows 11 file explorer.

Enable Tabs in File Explorer on Windows 11 (2022)

5. In the Command Prompt window, type cdand paste the path you copied above. Right click on the CMD window to paste the path. It will look like the screenshot below. Note: The file path will be different for your PC. You will switch to the ViveTool folder in the command prompt using this command.

cd "C:\Users\Arjun\Downloads\ViVeTool-v0.2.1"
Enable Tabs in File Explorer on Windows 11 (2022)

6. Finally run the below command . This will enable the new tabbed user interface in File Explorer in Windows 11. Now restart your PC.

vivetool addconfig 34370472 2
How to Enable Tabs for File Explorer on Windows 11

7. And here it is – tabs in File Explorer , working perfectly on Windows 11. Note that the ability to rearrange tabs in File Explorer is currently not supported and you cannot remove them. tabs to create a separate window (as you can with most top Windows browsers) for a particular folder. The feature is half-baked at the moment, but we expect Microsoft to improve it before it's released to all stable users.

How to Enable Tabs for File Explorer on Windows 11

Tabbed UI in File Explorer is finally coming to Windows 11

This is how you can make tabs work in Windows 11 File Explorer. You no longer need to use the popular third-party file app ( Free ) to use a tabbed interface in File Explorer files. Anyway, it all comes from us. If you want to enable the new Bluetooth menu in Windows 11 Quick Settings, follow our linked tutorial. And if you want Windows 11 taskbar icons to never combine, we have a nifty workaround for that too. Finally, if you have any questions, let us know in the comments section below.