Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.575 and 22622.575

Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.575 and Build 22622.575 (KB5016694) to the Beta Channel.

Build 22622.575 = New features rolling out.
Build 22621.575 = New features off by default.

As a reminder, Insiders who landed in the group with new features turned off by default (Build 22621.xxxx) can check for updates and choose to install the update that will have features rolling out (Build

Changes and Improvements in Build 22622.575

[File Explorer]

Middle clicking a folder in the navigation pane of File Explorer will now open it in a new tab, like clicking a folder in the body of File Explorer already does.

Fixes in Build 22622.575

[File Explorer]

Fixed an issue where launching File Explorer in certain ways when using dark mode (for example, from the command line) was showing the body of File Explorer unexpectedly in light mode.
Fixed an issue causing UI issues in File Explorer when using F11 to put File Explorer in full screen mode.
Fixed an issue where if you drag and drop a folder into the navigation pane was sometimes unexpectedly putting the folder at the bottom of the list rather than where you’d dropped it.
Fixed an issue where the dividers in the navigation pane were overlapping / drawing too close to text sometimes.
Fixed an issue where the context menu when right clicking on a tab wasn’t being translated.


Fixed an issue where the taskbar overflow flyout wasn’t showing up on the correct monitor.

[Open With]

Fixed an issue where Narrator wasn’t reading out the “New” text next to the app name in the Open With dialog.

[Suggested Actions]

Improved date / time recognition for existing supported markets (U.S., Canada, and Mexico).

Fixes for BOTH Build 22621.575 & Build 22622.575

An app update for the issue causing Photos to crash on launch for Insiders in the Beta Channel is currently rolling out via a Microsoft Store app update.
We fixed an issue that causes the App-V client service to leak memory when you delete App-V registry nodes.
We fixed an issue that prevents you from opening a URL if the URL’s length is more than 2084 characters. This update supports a URL of up to 8192 characters.

Known issues


We’re working on a fix for an issue causing SQL Server Management Studio to fail to launch for some Insiders, and it will be available in an upcoming flight.
We’re looking into reports that audio stopped working for some Insiders running the latest Beta Channel builds.

[File Explorer]

The left-half of the File Explorer title bar may not be draggable via mouse or touch.
The up arrow is misaligned in File Explorer tabs. This will be fixed in a future update.
[NEW] We’re working on a fix for an issue causing Home, Documents, Pictures and potentially other folders to become unexpectedly duplicated in File Explorer’s navigation pane or appear on the desktop.
[NEW] We’re working on a fix for an issue where the search box background in File Explorer might be the opposite color of your current mode.
[NEW] We’re working on a fix for an issue causing the delete key to unexpectedly not work on files in File Explorer. If you encounter this, you should still be able to use the context menu to delete.
[NEW] We’re working on the fix for an issue where the taskbar isn’t able to display if File Explorer is maximized and you have the taskbar set to auto-hide.


[NEW] We’re working on the fix for an issue where the taskbar overflow is unexpectedly displayed on the opposite side of the screen.

About the Beta Channel

The Beta Channel will be the place we preview experiences that are closer to what we will ship to our general customers. Because the Dev and Beta Channels represent parallel development paths from our engineers, there may be cases where features and experiences show up in the Beta Channel first. However, this does not mean every feature we try out in the Beta Channel will ship. We encourage Insiders to read this blog post that outlines the ways we’ll try things out with Insiders in both the Dev and Beta Channels.

Important Insider Links

Want to learn how we made Windows 11? Check out our Inside Windows 11 website to hear and meet our makers from Engineering, Design and Research to share their insights and unique perspectives throughout this journey.
You can check out our Windows Insider Program documentation here.
Check out Flight Hub for a complete look at what build is in which Insider channel.

Amanda & Brandon

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