Windows 11 continues to explore its own path of improvements. After several errors that seem to be hazed during the 22H2 update, it seems that Microsoft does not stop and wants to continue betting on its operating system. I think I’ve said it several times, I love resource management and how this version handles games, so despite its bugs, it’s still my favorite version to play.

But returning to the topic of news, if you use the PC beyond games and the file explorer is part of your day to day, as is my case, this news may not end up pleasing you. And it is that the latest discovery of XenoPanther on Twitter, draws a future that could get angry.

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Unraveling the most recent versions of shell32 and some files like dll.mui and propsys.dll.mui; This user has discovered that there is an option (for now disabled) where from the privacy settings of the file explorer, you could start receiving content recommendations. From the looks of it, it’s a check, so it at least seems possible that you can disable it at will.

It is not clear what kind of recommendations it will offer us, it could be recommended applications or search advice. Although it is not strange to think that the Americans could use that space to sneak publicity into us. It is not something foreign to them, since we have already seen Edge or OneDrive banners in certain parts of the operating system. However, as I said, it seems that it can be deactivated.

This is currently only visible in developer builds, so it may never see the light of day. Be that as it may, we have to wait and see what happens.

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