Microsoft May Bring Ads in Windows 11 File Explorer

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Sienna is an editor at Cloud Host News. She is an internet enthusiast, always eager to explore the latest trend in the tech space. She is a modest family woman who loves traveling in her free time.

In the last few years, Microsoft has been searching for new ways to promote some of its products within its platform. This time the OS giant is looking forward to bringing ads in the Windows 11 File Explorer app. Thereby making it hard to avoid ads in the newer Windows OS.

Meanwhile, a Windows user and Insider MVP took to Twitter to share the screenshots of the ad notification placed below the Windows file explorer address bar.

As expected people were not pleased with Microsoft’s experiment with ads. A few of the users said that File Explorer is the worst place to show ads while others said they will look for other alternatives and ditch the default File Explorer.

Window 11 File Eexplorer ads
Ads within the Windows 11 File Explorer | Image Source: flobo09

Now, you can understand how Microsoft is using ads to promote other Microsoft products, for example, about how to “write with confidence across documents, email, and the web with advanced writing suggestions from Microsoft Editor.”

However, this is not the first time where Microsoft is trying to show ads within File Explorer. Back in 2016, Microsoft displayed a OneDrive ad on File Explorer.

In 2016 OneDrive Ad shown in Windows 10 File Explorer

If we further talk about Microsoft’s ads, the company has begun showing ads for the Microsoft Edge browser in the Start Menu of Windows 10. Whenever any user searches for a browser, Microsoft notifies them to download the latest version of Microsoft Edge.

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