The latest operating system from Microsoft, the Windows 8 operating system, is all set to launch later this year. While the rumor mills have been working overtime spewing out endless list of features of Windows 8, Microsoft has released a document shedding some light into some of the changes the users can expect in this latest version of Windows.
This document mainly gives an idea about the file system that the Microsoft has implemented in Windows 8. Microsoft realized that there is a need for freshening up of the file management system that they have used in their previous versions of Windows operating systems. The users can now experience a completely new file management system in Windows 8 and some of its features are given below.
Windows 8 file management changes
- If the system detects any file conflicts, i.e., if the system identifies a duplicate file, then the user has the option to automatically remove those files. The duplicate files are detected based on their date, time, and size.
- Windows 8 transfer function is a much better tool compared to its predecessors and it can be experienced while copying files. If the user is to plug in a faster connection, then the system will use the faster speed to copy files.
- Another feature of Windows 8 transfer function is that, it won’t allow interrupting of copy procedures to display any issues or interrupts rather it wait till the copy procedure is over and then only the copy issues will be displayed.
- Users of previous Windows version have often complained about the scrolling issues encountered while expanding folders in explorer and this issue has been solved in Windows 8.
- It is ensured in Windows 8 that, the picture orientation metadata no longer needs any editing.
- Improving the performance is the key in Windows 8 and the overlay icons that were known to slow down the performances were corrected.
- The users can now pin folders that are viewed frequently to the new Windows 8 Start Screen.
- The users can now launch the PowerShell from Windows explorer.
- The ribbon menu in Windows 8 is minimized by default and the Hotkeys are more visible than in previous versions of Windows.
The users can expect these changes in Windows 8 when it rolls out later this year.