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How to Enable Dark Mode in the Windows 10 File Explorer

Dark themes also referred to as “Night mode” has been popular for the past years. Many users prefer dark mode applications and websites, as it’s easier on the eye and often looks more appealing as well. But did you know that you can enable dark mode for Windows 10 as well?
Enable Dark Mode in the Windows 10 File Explorer

In this article, you’ll learn how to enable dark mode on Windows 10, as well as the Windows 10 File Explorer.

Please note that this feature was added in an update for Windows 10 — to ensure you’re on a version with dark mode supported, update Windows 10 to the latest version.

How to enable dark mode for Windows 10

how to enable dark mode in Windows 10
Follow the steps below if you want your system, including the taskbar, Start menu, and application borders to appear in dark mode. Note that this does not change applications or the File Explorer itself.

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the gear icon in the Start menu. Alternatively, you can open the app by pressing down the Windows and I keys on your keyboard.
    settings
  2. Click on the Personalization tile.
    personalize
  3. Switch to the Colors tab using the menu in the left-side pane.
    colors
  4. Scroll down until you see the Choose your default Windows mode heading. Here, select Dark to switch into dark mode.

How to enable dark mode for Windows 10 File Explorer
How to enable dark mode for Windows 10

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the gear icon in the Start menu. Alternatively, you can open the app by pressing down the Windows and I keys on your keyboard.
    Windows settings
  2. Click on the Personalization tile.
    personalize Windows
  3. Switch to the Colors tab using the menu in the left-side pane.
    change colors
  4. Scroll down until you see the Choose your default app mode heading. Here, select Dark to switch into dark mode. This will immediately change not only the File Explorer, but any application that supports dark mode.
    dark mode

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