Microsoft announced Fluent Design System a couple of years back and since then the company has been working hard to incorporate it. We have seen Microsoft adding Fluent Design to most of the Windows 10 OS as well as the first party Microsoft apps.
However, one big aspect of Windows 10 has been missing the Fluent Design which is the File Manager. Microsoft did a major overhaul to the File Manager with Windows Vista and was improved with Windows 7. Post that, Microsoft has made small changes but never did a complete overall.
It looks like 2019 might be the year Microsoft finally updates the File Explorer with the new Fluent Design. A new report suggests that we might be able to see the new File Manager with 20H1 which is scheduled to arrive next year. The update will apparently also increase integration with Microsoft’s various services and may herald the return of Sets.
That said, we don’t have to wait till next year to see it as Microsoft is expected to seed the updates to Windows Insiders with the new changes later this year.
For now, we don’t have any idea on how the File Manager will look like but concept design created by Michael West shows what we can expect. We do hope Microsoft updates the File Manager soon and judging from the concept images, it’s safe to say that the File Manager will look great with Windows 10’s dark mode.