How to Add Tabs to File Explorer in Windows?

You know the convenience of browser tabs, don’t you? The best thing about it is the convenience. When you have to copy-paste something, you won’t have to minimize the entire window. Moreover, the drag-and-drop becomes even more comfortable.

What if I give you an option to add tabs to file explorer in Windows? Do you like it?

Well, in this article, I will walk you through the entire process of implementing Google Chrome-like tabs to your Windows 10 machine.

So without further ado, let’s get started.

How to Add Tabs to File Explorer in Windows?

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Adding tabs to file explorer isn’t a tedious task. You can get it done within a few minutes. All you have to do is following the procedure given below.

First, you have to download a desktop app called Clover. You won’t have to spend anything as it is available for free.

Download Clover

The software is compatible with all Windows versions from Windows XP. Don’t forget to install it once you finish with downloading. Double-click the downloaded files to kick-start the installation.

There you go! Open file explorer. You now see a new app getting opened. It is possible to create, close and switch between tabs using Ctrl+ T, Ctrl+ W, and Ctrl+ Tab.

Now that you know how to add tabs to Windows Explorer, let’s have a look at a few tricks.

Opening a Folder in a New Tab

What if you want to open a folder in a new tab? Just hover your mouse pointer over the required folder and press the wheel. There you go! Can’t you see the folder getting opened in a new tab?

Changing the Theme

Yeah, you can change the theme of clover. Isn’t it beautiful to customize file explorer?

The theme file we need here has .crx extension. There are two ways you can get one. Visit websites like CRX for Chrome. The folks there already developed a lot of themes that you can download and use right away.

In case you are a customization buff that you like choosing colors and all on your own, you can use Online Google Chrome Theme Creator. Once you upload an image, it will set matching colors. Don’t forget to download the final file.

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Now open Clover, click on spanner icon on the top-left corner and follow Settings >> Get themes. Choose the downloaded CRX file. That’s it.

Adding Bookmarks

Just like on a browser window, you can add bookmarks on Clover for quicker access.

Can you see a small bar under tabs in the image given below? That’s the bookmarks bar.

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Whenever you want to bookmark a folder, just drag-and-drop the same into the bar. You can keep on doing it for as many folders as you want just like on an internet browser window.

Accessing Settings

You can do a few more tweaks to Clover. Open it and click the spanner icon at the top-left corner. Then, choose Settings.

The small window that pops up will show a few tweaks you can apply.

Wrapping Up

I hope you know how to add tabs to File Explorer in Windows now. I did a small research and find out some other apps that serve the same purpose. But a closer look made me realize that Clover is much better than any similar software out there.

If you have any doubt regarding this, don’t hesitate to drop a comment below. I will reach out to you at the earliest.

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