Files is a free and open source file manager with a Windows 11-style design and many useful features that clearly stands out from the built-in tools of the Windows operating system. In the latest version with index 2.1, the application received built-in support for ARM64, so it can be used on devices with ARM processors, for example, on Surface Pro X. In addition, the developers have added integration with the cloud services Yandex.Disk and Nextcloud.
Files 2.1 can be used as the default file manager. This feature is still experimental, but in this update, the developers have listened to the feedback and have made it more reliable. If this function has already been used in a previous version of the application, it is recommended to disable and enable it again.
In addition to cloud integration and ARM64 support, the file manager has added various optimizations and new keyboard shortcuts, changed the interface, diversifying it with new layouts and dialog boxes, and also fixed bugs. In addition, new autorun functions for files and preview of audio and video content make the file manager even more versatile. A complete list of changes in Files 2.1 can be found on this page.