According to the official changes, build 22593 for Windows 11 brings an updated version of File Explorer with a new homepage, improves Snap layouts, notifies users whether the memory integrity feature is turned on, and there are a bunch of new fixes. Although devices enrolled in the Beta Channel will also receive this update with the new enhancements, devices in the Dev Channel may include additional features and concepts that may never ship on a final version of Windows 11.

Build 22593 for Windows 11 changes and fixes

Here are all the new features and improvements for the latest release of Windows 11 in the Dev and Beta Channels:

File Explorer

Windows 11 build 22593 introduces an updated version of File Explorer that introduces a new default home page. Technically, Microsoft renamed the “Quick access” page to “Home.” However, the “Quick access” name will now be the name of the first section in “Home,” and the “Pinned files” section is now called “Favorites.” Furthermore, the recent and pinned files sections are now searchable using the search box in File Explorer, even if they are not local files.


In the Taskbar, the Quick link menu (Windows key + X) now includes the “Terminal” entry to open the Windows Terminal app. The Windows PowerShell entry will appear if the console isn’t available.


As part of the Focus features, build 22593 adds 5-minute increments for everything under a half-hour to focus session length options.

Snap layouts

If you press the “Windows key + Z” keyboard shortcut to open Snap layouts, the layouts will now appear with numbers to make them easier to identify.

Windows Security

Windows 11 will now notify you that the Core isolation feature to protect the memory integrity is disabled, so you can turn it back on to protect your computer against malicious attacks.


Microsoft Journal will now come pinned by default on the “Pen” menu. If you don’t have the app installed, it will be installed from the Microsoft Store if chosen on the Pen menu. The ADLaM keyboard layout adds access to brackets and ADLaM Hamza. To access these:

Right Alt + \ will now input » Right Alt + | will now input « Right Alt + Shift + [ will now input { Right Alt + Shift + ] will now input } Ctrl + Shift + ; will now input the Hamza character

Also, the company updated the Pashto keyboard layout so that ې and ئ are now directly accessible on the keyboard.

General fixes for build 22593

In addition to the new features and improvements, Windows 11 build 22593 also ships with a bunch of improvements for the Taskbar, Start menu, Settings, File Explorer, and more.


Start menu

File Explorer





Voice access

Live captions


Task Manager

Other fixes

Install Windows 11 build 22593

If you want to download and install the Windows 11 build 22593, you need to enroll your device in the Beta Channel or Dev Channel using the “Windows Insider Program” settings from the “Update & Security” section. Once you enroll the computer in the program, you can download build 22593 from the “Windows Update” settings by clicking the Check for Updates button. However, you will need a device that meets the minimum system requirements to receive the update if you are new to the Windows Insider Program. If you have a device in the Beta Channel, and you prefer not to install previews of version 22H2, it’s now the time to go to Settings > Windows Update > Windows Insider Program, and select the “Choose your Insider settings” and change the channel to Release Preview. 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.