Solved Program called "Files"


larrydonline

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There is an icon labeled "Files" that appears on my task bar sometimes when I have folders open. It appears to be an app for organizing the files on my computer. I can't find it in programs in Control Panel. Is this an integral part of Windows 11 or can it be removed? It is not the file explorer, just something that pops up on the task bar from time to time.
 

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    Windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
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    Dell 8940
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    3.70 gigahertz Intel Core i9-10900K
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    Board: Dell Inc. 0KV3RP A00 Serial Number: /9TND853/CNFCW0006H00SE/ Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
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    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 [Display adapter] NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER [Display adapter]
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    Multimedia Intel(R) Display Audio NVIDIA High Definition Audio NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM) Realtek(R) Audio WsAudio_Device
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    Dell

Archigos

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Is it the "Files" app from the Windows Store? Without screenshots I'm unsure.
 

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    HP Pavilion Laptop 15-eg0070wm
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    Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-3200 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel® Iris® Xᵉ Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
  • Operating System
    macOS Big Sur
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    Apple iMac 27" 5K (2017)
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    3.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
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    40 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
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    Radeon Pro 570 4 GB
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    27" 5K, 34" UW
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    Mon 1: 5120 × 2880 Mon 2: 2560 x 1080
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glasskuter

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If the icon looks like this, it is indeed the Windows store files app. Uninstall it using one of these methods..
Uninstall from the Start menu
  1. Select Start and look for the app or program in the list shown.
  2. Press and hold (or right-click) on the app, then select Uninstall.
Uninstall from the Settings page
  1. Select Start , then select Settings > Apps > Apps & features. Or just click the shortcut link at the bottom of this article.
  2. Select the app you want to remove, and then select Uninstall.
 

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System One System Two

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    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 22000.832
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    PC/Desktop
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    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium

larrydonline

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Thanks, Glasskutter. By serendipity when checking start to see if it was gone after I uninstalled it I discovered how to see the old programs list like you'd see in the Start menu of Windows 10. Looks like they almost tried to hide it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell 8940
    CPU
    3.70 gigahertz Intel Core i9-10900K
    Motherboard
    Board: Dell Inc. 0KV3RP A00 Serial Number: /9TND853/CNFCW0006H00SE/ Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
    Memory
    65272 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 [Display adapter] NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER [Display adapter]
    Sound Card
    Multimedia Intel(R) Display Audio NVIDIA High Definition Audio NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM) Realtek(R) Audio WsAudio_Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell
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