How to Enable File Explorer Dark Theme in Windows 10 ( Easy Method )

The default setting for Windows File Explorer displays with an attractive white background, with generally more light features. Certain users prefer a darker background which is easier on the eyes or simply more pleasing to the eye.

In earlier versions of Windows switching the File Explorer theme to darker shades could involve all kinds of tricks, third-party software and, for many the users, more hassle than worth. However, in later versions things have changed. Windows now comes with a darker theme that is available for File Explorer, which is fantastic news for people who like dark-colored layouts.

To turn on the dark theme within File Explorer, all you have to do is go into Your Color settings. Go here to open the Color Settings panel. Or alternatively, type Color Settings in the Start menu, then launch the Color Settings application by hand.

After opening Color Settings, all you need to do is change Choose your default app mode to Dark, as in the picture below:

Turning on the dark button in the colors personalization panel

After switching that setting, your color scheme is switched. We’d like to issue a personal thank you to whoever proposed this feature at Microsoft.


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