In the latest Windows 10 build, Microsoft showcases redesigned icons

File Explorer, one of Windows 10’s oldest tools, is getting a makeover. In the most recent Windows 10 test build, some new icons were discovered in File Explorer. Recycle Bin, Document Folders, and new disk driver icons are all on the list.


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“Several changes, such as the orientation of the folder icons and the default file type icons, have been made for greater consistency across Microsoft products that show files. Notably, the top-level user folders such as Desktop, Documents, Downloads, and Pictures have a new design that should make it a little easier to tell them apart at a glance. And yes, the Recycle Bin icon has also been updated!”, as stated in Microsoft’s blog.

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Source: Windows insider blog

While this is not a significant improvement to the operating system as a whole, it is an example of Microsoft’s modernization efforts.


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It’s worth noting that Microsoft only released some new device icons for Windows 10 last month. These are more rounded and simplified, and they have a new font called Segoe Fluent Icons. In addition, new icons have been added to the taskbar widget.


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Last year, the company refreshed some of its Windows 10 icons by adding new colors. It also changed the Start Menu slightly.


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When it comes to the Windows 10 update, Windows 10X, Microsoft’s most important update to its desktop operating system, was rumored to launch as early as the first quarter of 2021, but rumors now say that it may be postponed until the second half of this year.


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Microsoft has not confirmed any of these reports, and there is very little public information about Windows 10X.