Microsoft released Windows 10 October 2018 update also know as version 1809, with a number of new features, that include Your Phone app that allows Text From Your PC, new Snip & Sketch Tool that makes easier to take a screenshot, Automatic Video Brightness Feature that automatically adjusts video brightness depending on the ambient light, cloud-powered clipboard history that syncs between your devices. And one of the most anticipated features introduced on Windows 10 1809 is a new dark theme for the classic version of File Explorer, to match the rest of Windows 10’s dark aesthetic.
Previously when users enable the Dark mode in Windows 10, its effect was limited to preinstalled apps like Windows Store, Calendar, Mail, and other Universal Windows Platform applications. That means dark mode will have no effect on the File Explorer.
But with Windows 10 version 1809 (also know on October 2018 update) enable the dark mode in Settings > Personalization > Colors. Dark Theme. This will be enabled in all support applications and interfaces, including in File Explorer. The new dark theme coats with a different shade of black the background, pane, ribbon and file menus, context menus, and popup dialogs.
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There is no separate option to enable dark theme in File Explore. If you’re running latest Windows 10 version 1809, turning on Windows 10’s dark theme will enable it across all the apps and system UI that support it, including File Explorer.
If you want to start using the new Dark Theme in File Explorer, make sure you are using the latest Windows 10 October 2018 update. To enable the Dark theme for File Explorer Windows 10
- Press Windows + I that Open Settings.
- Click on Personalization.
- Now Click on Colors.
- Under “More options,” select the Dark option.
Once you enable the “Dark” option, Windows will automatically enable it and the Dark Theme will be enabled in all support applications and interfaces, including in File Explorer.
Microsoft has also added dark theme support to the File Explorer context menu, as well as the Common File Dialog (aka the Open and Save dialogs).
Also you can change the Accent Colors here to make it look more unique. In the Color section, you will have a variety of different colors you can choose. If you just want Windows to pick it for you, just leave the “Automatically pick an accent color for my background” box checked. If you’re not satisfied with the default color options, you can go in and use a custom color that gives you a lot more options.
If you found windows 10 file explorer dark theme not working, Then make sure you are running the compatible windows version as currently this option available only available on October 2018 also know as Windows 10 version 1809. If you are still not upgraded check how to Get Windows 10 October 2018 Update installed now.