Microsoft releases a new Windows 10 build for the Windows Insiders who are on the Dev Channel. The latest Windows 10 build 20211 contains two new features. Among these, one is the ability to search for default apps, and the other is the ability to access the Linux file systems in WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux).


If you are a Windows Insider and your device is enrolled against the Dev Channel, you can grab the latest preview build through Windows Update. Before upgrading to this build, make sure to check out the original release notes for known issues present in this build.


Windows 10 build 20211 adds Search to the Default Apps pages in Settings


  • Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20211 to the insiders.
  • You can get this build through Windows Update if you have enrolled your system for Dev Channel.
  • The latest build adds two new features to Windows 10.


The main new feature of the latest Windows Insiders Preview Build 20211 is the ability to perform a search in the Default Apps settings page. If you are on the Dev Channel, you can now search the list of file types, protocols, and apps when setting a default app.


The other new feature is the ability to attach and mount a physical disk inside of a WSL2 distro. This enables you to access file systems that aren’t natively supported by Windows (such as ext4).


In case you are dual booting your system with Windows, Linux and are using different disks, you can now access your Linux files from Windows.



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