In many people’s eyes, Microsoft is a prominent engineer culture of the enterprise, not as much humane care as Apple. But Microsoft actually has a lot of small romances, such as the Windows 3.0 file manager on Win10, which is typical.
Microsoft released Windows 3.0 File Manager on the Win10 platform.
Windows has a long history, and Microsoft must have a hard time d’affaires about it. So Microsoft put some classic Windows components on the new platform, and now we can download this Windows 3.0 file manager in the Win10 store.
Windows 3.0 File Manager Download Address (Win10 Store): Https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9p7vbbbc49rb.
Microsoft previously opened up Windows 3.0 File Manager to access its GitHub page via the link below. And as an ordinary user, install it through the Win10 store, you can see microsoft’s classic design that year.
Windows 3.0 File Manager GitHub open source page: https://github.com/microsoft/winfile.
Windows 3.0’s file manager itself is very playable, because for the current Windows users, its architecture is very different – Windows 95 after Windows 3.0 has made a big change to the explorer, and now the Windows system’s explorer layout is similar to Win95, but with Windows 3.0 is very different, we can get a glimpse of the previous Microsoft design ideas, complement the historical knowledge, eye-opening.
When the Windows 3.0 File Manager App is turned on, a window is rendered by default, which is split into left and right parts, with a tree on the left and the contents of the corresponding directory on the right. In Windows 3.0, the browsing and management of files is mostly around the tree, the control menu above also has a special “directory tree” items. Although the current Windows system also has a directory tree, its visual share is far from the same as Windows 3.0’s file manager.
The layout of Windows 3.0 File Manager also has a menu dedicated to the Directory Tree.
Many of the operations of Windows 3.0 File Manager are different from operation today’s Explorer. For example, renaming a file would first pop up a dialog box in which you would need to type a new file name in the text box to modify it, far less convenient than the current design, or, for example, if you don’t have a very intuitive address bar that makes it difficult to jump directly to a directory. In terms of appearance, whether it’s icons, information displayed, or sorting, it’s much less fancy than it is today.
Things like renaming can be cumbersome.
Since it’s Windows, it’s natural to support multi-window, or you can drag and move files between windows.
From an interactive experience perspective, Windows 3.0’s file manager is naturally far less than it is now. The more you experience Windows 3.0’s file manager, the more you can feel the ease of use of Windows today, and the more you can feel the significance of Windows 95 — after all, many of the classic elements of Windows’ interactions today, such as the Start menu, taskbar, and even the Resource Manager, which today’s key experiences, have evolved from the big framework set by Windows 95.
The Resource Manager of Windows 95 laid the big framework for the UI since then.
The resource manager of the latest Win10 can still see many shadows of Win95.
In general, this is not a practical tool, but a retrospective of history, with commemorative and playable value. If you also want to feel the old Windows style, you may want to try it.