Microsoft states that the advertisements in Windows 11 File Explorer were ‘not meant to be published externally’
Microsoft appears to be testing a new sort of advertisement within Windows 11’s File Explorer. Florian Beaubois, a Microsoft MVP, and Twitter user found an advertisement in the current Windows 11 preview release encouraging people to check out the Microsoft Editor. While the advertisements may have displayed for certain Windows 11 users, Microsoft claims the appearance was an error.
“This was an experimental banner that was not meant for external distribution and was disabled,” Brandon LeBlanc, senior program manager for Windows, exclaimed.