Microsoft Makes Improvements to File Manager Functionality in Windows 8

A top executive in the Redmond-based Microsoft Corporation has revealed that the company’s forthcoming operating system platform Windows 8 will come equipped with a handful of features to make file management a walk in the park.

There will be significant improvement in the copying, renaming, deleting, moving, and pasting functionalities, which are considered the most frequently used features.

Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft’s President for Windows and Windows Live, admits that his company has never made a significant effort to improve file-management functionalities in any operating system launched over the years.

However, he said that this trend is about to change with the arrival of Windows 8.

Alex Simons, director of program management on the Windows engineering team, also admits that copying and other file management features in Windows 7 were not impressive.

"There are some pretty cluttered and confusing parts of the Windows 7 copy experience," Simons said in a Seattle Times article.

"For Windows 8, we want to make sure that using these core file management commands, which we collectively refer to as 'copy jobs,' is a great experience," he added.