The telemetry data indicates that top 10 commands amounts to 81.8% of Explorer Command use, which includes Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, Rename, Properties, Refresh, New and Command Bar while according to the information only 10.9% come from the Command bar which is the most visible part in Windows Explorer in Windows 7 or Vista.

Microsoft has highlighted some of the goals with this new Windows Explorer which includes:

  1. Optimize Explorer for file management tasks. Return Explorer to its roots as an efficient file manager and expose some hidden gems, those file management commands already in Explorer that many customers might not even know exist.

  2. Create a streamlined command experience. Put the most used commands in the most prominent parts of the UI so they are easy to find, in places that make sense and are reliable. Organize the commands in predictable places and logical groupings according to context, and present relevant information right where you need it.

  3. Respect Explorer’s heritage. Maintain the power and richness of Explorer and bring back the most relevant and requested features from the Windows XP era when the current architecture and security model of Windows permits.

The new Ribbon UI has the Home Tab, Share Tab, View Tab and the manage tab, with important functions like cut, copy, paste, new, rename available on the home tab itself.

Microsoft has also added improved keyboard shortcuts in Windows Explorer, like using the alt key you would be getting instant access to all the features. Another new feature has been added to the explorer is the copy path. Copy Path is useful when you want to share things on the network or mostly used during programming.

Another thing that has been added is the share tab, With one click you can email, share files  with your home group. Continue reading (