However, starting with the October 2018 Update, Windows 10 introduces a new dark mode for File Explorer, which anyone can enable using the “Colors” settings page from the “Personalization” section in the Settings app. The new dark mode coats with different shade of black the background, pane, ribbon and file menus, context menus, and popup dialogs. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to enable the hidden dark mode for File Explorer on Windows 10.

How to enable dark mode for File Explorer

Use these steps to enable File Explorer dark mode on Windows 10: Once you complete the steps, open File Explorer, and you should now see the dark mode.  Windows 10 Colors settings dark theme option Just keep in mind that this isn’t a new version of File Explorer, as we’re expecting that Microsoft will eventually replace the experience with a modern version that aligns with the design language of Windows 10.

If you don’t see this option in the Settings app, it’s because you’re not running the supported version of Windows 10. The ability to rename folders is available starting Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) and later. What do you think about File Explorer getting a dark theme? Tell us in the comments. Update April 26, 2019: This guide was originally published in April 2018, and it’s been updated to reflect the new changes. 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.