Windows 11 Build 23475 brings Enhanced File Explorer Experience

This week has indeed been significant for Apple with the WWDC event. Now, let’s shift our focus to another topic. Microsoft has recently released a new Windows 11 Insider build 23475, to the Dev Channel. This update introduces various new features and improvements. Let’s delve into the details of the latest Windows 11 build 23475.

The recently released Windows 11 Insider build 23475 is an incremental update following last week’s build 23471 in the Dev Channel. The previous build, 23471, also included improvements to the File Explorer.

File Explorer

The latest Windows 11 build 23475 brings Modernized File Explorer Home and Address Bar. If you are signed into Windows with an Azure Active Directory (AAD) account the recommended files in File Explorer will show a carousel and support file thumbnails.

Windows 11 Build 23475 to Dev Channel

The update also includes a modernized address bar and search box in File Explorer. The address bar recognizes local vs. cloud folders with built-in status. It also shows the one-drive quota status.

Windows 11 Build 23475 to Dev Channel

Dynamic Lightning

A notable addition in Windows 11 is the inclusion of a new settings section dedicated to devices with lights, such as keyboards and mice. This section allows you to manage these devices lightning by customizing your preferences based on your specific requirements. Many keyboards and mice already support dynamic lighting, and Microsoft plans to expand the list of supported devices in the future.

Windows 11 Build 23475 to Dev Channel

Changes and Improvements


The feature where we now detect if the user is interacting with toasts or not and provide a suggestion to turn the toast banners off for such apps that began rolling out with Build 23466 is now available to all Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.


The Unicode Emoji 15 is beginning to roll out to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. Users will now be able to see, search for and insert new emoji from the emoji panel. Here are a few of our Emoji 15 designs which include more hearts, animals, and one new smiley face.


[Taskbar & System Tray]

  • Fixed an issue where the taskbar may not have shown the correct apps when using multiple desktops.

[Search on the Taskbar]

  • Fixed the issue where Narrator customers were unable to navigate down the left side panel of the search flyout.

[Start menu]

  • Fixed an issue where when using a Japanese display language, sometimes apps with names written in kanji would all show at the bottom of the all apps list, rather than displayed alongside hiragana and katakana app names.


  • Fixed an issue where certain notifications were leading to an explorer.exe crash.


  • We’re rolling out the fix for an issue where Korean touch keyboard sometimes finalizes characters unexpectedly in the search flyout on the taskbar.

[Backup and Restore]

  • Backups of a PC that was set up using a restore will now show up in subsequent restores.
  • Restore of solid color desktop backgrounds are now supported.


  • Fixed issues that were causing voice access commands for moving settings sliders and selecting things on the taskbar to fail.

If your PC is running on Windows 11 with the dev channel in Windows Insider Preview Program, then you can install the new release preview build on your system. You can check for the new update by visiting Settings > Windows Update > Check for updates.

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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