June 13, 2021

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A modern file explorer that pushes the boundaries of the platform.

repo name files-community/Files
repo link https://github.com/files-community/Files
homepage https://files-community.github.io/
language C#
size (curr.) 84830 kB
stars (curr.) 10977
created 2019-01-04
license GNU General Public License v3.0


Meet Files, an enthusiast take on what a modern file explorer should be.

Files code of conduct

Contributing guidelines

Build Status Discord


Where to get Files

What is Files?

Files is a file manager which leverages the latest features of the Windows platform including Fluent Design, seamless updates, and APIs which enable the performance and lifecycle behavior that users expect. Whether you want to simplify your experience with your files or try something new, Files is a one-stop solution for exploring your files on the fly.

Vision for Files

The vision for Files is to make it the best file manager while keeping it simple and easy to use. Whether it’s implementing new features, or pushing the boundaries of the platform, your input will help shape the future of Files.

Why should I contribute?

We can confidently assert Files is the platform’s best file explorer project to bring your innovations to. We focus heavily on extensibility and code modularity and have no plans to stop doing so. When you contribute to this project, you’re helping everyone by fixing reported bugs, adding new features, or correcting existing behavior. These changes are quickly included in the final product for all users to benefit from.

Building Files source

  • Install Visual Studio 2019 and the UWP Development Kit.
  • Clone the repository and open the Files.sln in VS.
  • Visual Studio will install all missing dependencies.
  • Run the Files.Package project.


Have any questions? Check out our documentation site!

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