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Will App Folders from Windows Phone also come to Windows 9?


The dust about the negated Windows 8.1 Update 2 and wild accusations of top-bloggers about Microsoft being insulting and childish have finally settled. As there is nothing more to say about that minor August update, Windows 9 reaches the front line of attention.

Today a new discussion kicked off on ru-board.com, the home of WZOR leaks: Will the recently introduced App Folders of Windows Phone 8.1 make their way to Windows 9?


At the moment Windows 8.1 only offers to group tiles which is helpful on bigger screens but with many apps and on small devices like mini-tablets, tile groups quickly reach their limit. App Folders would really be a neat feature for Windows 9.

Right you only have the option to pin desktop-folders to the start screen which open directly on the desktop, and not even the symbols are shown in a beautiful way.

windows 8.1 App Folders on Start

Technically it would be quite easy to implement the feature. As we know since the Windows 8 Previews, like desktop programs also Windows Store Apps are stored in separate folders which can be accessed even by Windows Explorer.

This would allow even for App Folders that work on the start menu and the desktop at the same time..

Using live-tile capabilities, the bundled apps included could be visualized easily. The only thing would need to implement, is an expanded and interactive view for those app folders for adding, removing and easy launching. However, porting the feature from should be an easy task.


Last Updated on July 6, 2016 12:43 am CEST

Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus is the founder of WinBuzzer and has been playing with Windows and technology for more than 25 years. He is holding a Master´s degree in International Economics and previously worked as Lead Windows Expert for Softonic.com.

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