Dark Mode not working for Windows File Explorer


  1. I get so sick of hearing this twice every year. I doesn’t work for me, it’s flawed. The most likely cause of any of this is user error/stupidity. I know this because I have to deal with idiots every day who do the most ignorant things. My favorite this week was the user who (1) temporarily disabled his Internet connection and (2) password protected his desktop PC. His reason? He was trying to set up an Echo Dot. BTW…I’m looking at Dark Mode now and Windows 10 didn’t delete my files because I use OneDrive and have no local files to delete. Simple.

  2. im sure you are amazing at parties whining about ignorant users and spew your work frustrations on everyone

  3. he’s probably just as stupid as the users he complains about but he happens to know a bit of computer stuff so he thinks he’s a genius

  4. and that’s a bug:) yesterday it was working fine (dark explorer background). After restarting today, every other windows app is dark, the explorer white…again….

  5. Thank you for posting this. Unfotunately, I followed this guide perfectly. When I ran sfc /scannow Windows found no issues. Retarted, and set light theme. Restarted, and then dark theme. Still bright file explorer. Anyone else have a workaround?

  6. Hi everyone! This is caused by a registry tweak which disables auto arrange. This does not work for version 1809 with dark mode.

  7. So you want to delete this key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesLocal SettingsSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShell

    Sign out and on

    The end

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