Install and get started with FilesInstall Files
Files is a community-driven project that depends on your support to grow and improve. Please consider purchasing Files through the Microsoft Store or supporting us on GitHub if you use the classic installer.
You can also use the preview version alongside the stable release to get early access to new features and improvements.
The Windows Update and Delivery Optimization services will need to be enabled in order for the installation to work. Modified versions of Windows or running "debloat" scripts/programs are often missing these components and aren't supported.
Install via PowerShell
- Open PowerShell as administrator.
- Run this command
Add-AppxPackage -AppInstallerFile https://cdn.files.community/files/stable/Files.Package.appinstaller.
Keep Files up to date
Files will automatically check for updates whenever the app is opened and an indicator will be displayed on the toolbar if an update is available. You can also manually check for updates from the Microsoft Store or by downloading the sideload installer.
Installing an update will automatically restart Files so make sure to save your work before starting an update.
If you encounter any problems or errors while updating Files, you can try the following solutions:
- Make sure you have a stable internet connection and enough disk space for the update.
- Restart your computer and try to update Files again.
Windows cannot install package because a different package with the same name is already installed
If you get this error code, you’ll need to uninstall and reinstall Files. You can also export/import the settings file to keep your existing settings.
- Export your settings by going
Settings > Advanced > Export.
- Uninstall and reinstall Files.
- Import your settings from
Settings > Advanced > Import.