Windows 8 was developed for the future with it’s modern interface. This so-called modern interface is optimized for the touch screen but Microsoft does not offer the users a file explorer in Windows 8 that is optimized for touch input from touch screens and tablet devices.
Instead, you have the normal file explorer that was present in Windows 7 that has been updated and upgraded. The lack of this touch based file explorer for Windows 8 has been felt by many users of Windows 8 devices who have been using the OS on a touch enabled device.
So, many third-party apps are coming up that offer a solution to this problem. In this manner File Browser for Windows 8 is a free app that does this in a minimalistic and elegant manner. So to start using this free touch friendly file explorer for Windows 8 first we need to download it. To do so just click on this link which will re-direct your browser to the Windows app store page from where you can download and install File Browser for Windows 8.
After you have downloaded and started the app just click tiles options and change it to thumbnails as pointed out in the screenshot below. This makes it even more easy to navigate through the apps using your finger as it makes everything big. This option is located on the bottom option panel of the app.
To select a file just long press on it and if you are using a mouse then just right-click on it. This will bring up the set of options as shown in the screenshot below that allows you to perform a set of actions on the files.
If you want to open up more directory than that is there by default; then just click on the option as pointed out in the screenshot below.One of the nice feature about this app is that it allows you to pin files and folder to the start screen. To do so just select a file and click on the pin option and the small pop-up as shown below in the screenshot will come up, now just click on the Pin to Start button. Also read this post to learn how to pin anything to the Windows 8 start screen and the task bar.
Features of File Browser For Windows 8:
- This free file explorer for Windows 8 offers the ability to browse through the files and folders throughout the computer.
- Perform operations on files like move, copy, delete, rename, and creating new folders.
- Pin important folders to the start screen.
- This file explorer for Windows 8 is completely free.
- Touch friendly interface.
In total this application for Windows 8 is quite a nice file explorer that makes it easier to interact with files on the device while you are using the touch screen.
Also check out: 7 Best Free Replacement for Windows Explorer