Microsoft releases source code for its 1990s File Manager

Microsoft releases source code for its 1990s File Manager

File Manager, which was a key element of early versions of Windows, introduced a multiple-document interface that enabled users to view several folders in the same window.

Microsoft has uploaded the source code to Github, where it is available to download and tinker with under the MIT OSS license, as TechCrunch notes.

Today is Patch Tuesday, and while many thought that that meant that Microsoft might release the Windows 10 spring update today, that's not what happened.

It's a real shame that Microsoft isn't now fully supporting PWAs, because it could have been a real solution for the lack of apps that's blighted the Windows Mobile program for years - it's not certain that it never will, so perhaps one day things could be rosier. We had File Manager.

In total, there are two versions of the source code included in a so-called "master-branch". However, he says he hasn't substantially changed the design or structure of it.

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The Windows File Manager lives again and runs on all now supported version of Windows, including Windows 10.

Users can also specify a date range in File.Search to limit the files returned, which are ordered by date rather than name.

Microsoft now sees over 600,000 PCs exposed to coin-mining malware each month.

Addresses a PDF security issue in Microsoft Edge. It's a fascinating look at how Windows software used to look and feel, and it's kind of awesome that it runs at all. Windows 10 Redstone 4 build 17133.73 brings the first Patch Tuesday updates to the upcoming operating system version.

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