Although the new experience matches the new design style of Windows 11, it’s not something for everyone. If you prefer the classic File Explorer ribbon menu, it is still possible to bring it back by modifying the Registry (via Tom’s Hardware). However, this only works in the early previews of Windows 11. It is not clear if, after the final product ships, the workaround will work. In this guide, you will learn the steps to bring back the classic ribbon for File Explorer on Windows 11. (See also the video tutorial with the steps to complete this task.)

Enable classic File Explorer ribbon menu on Windows 11

To enable the classic ribbon menu back in File Explorer, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, the next time your computer restarts, File Explorer should now have the classic ribbon menu enabled once again. Blocked regedit Enable ribbon menu in File Explorer If you want the new menu again, you can revert the changes with the steps outlined above, but on step No. 3, make sure to right-click and delete the “String Value” {e2bf9676-5f8f-435c-97eb-11607a5bedf7}. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.