Summary I used the free version for a while, then switched to the upgrade. Type a folder name or use arrow keys. This allows users to resume browsing at a later period of time, after closing the manager, as if the program was never closed in the first place. FreeCommander is one of the best alternatives for Windows Explorer as it does not require you to pay for it and can be used freely without any limitations. The trial version of xplorer2 works for 21 days. Xplorer2 As its name suggests, is a file manager that comes with the essential feature package for such an app.
Oh by the way Xplorer2 runs on all 32 and 64 bit windows platforms. One drawback of Explorer is you need to have floating windows for each separate directory you want to work with. There are about 30 features missing between the free and paid versions but most of them you can easily live without. If you can think of the attributes xplorer² will find your files and highlight the search keywords Transfer and delete files using filters and overwrite control, even in deep paths. It can also convert text to different formats such as the format for Unix.
Total Commander is a great choice for transferring large volumes of files thanks to its background process manager, which lets you check progress, pause and resume transfers, and set a speed limit. On first launch Multi Commander will ask whether you prefer an Explorer style interface or a Commander style interface which uses right click to select files and has better keyboard shortcuts. Summary Try the rest but there's lots of reasons the lite version gets the nod on techsupportalert. Locate duplicate files and big size folders and clean them up Compare single folders or whole disks and synchronize your desktop with your work or laptop computer View single or dual panes, unlimited folder tabs, customize toolbars, skins and keyboard shortcuts for all commands Execute user commands and scripts on selected files and folders. However, I gradually became disenchanted that the more advanced features are restricted to the Pro version. Backspace to browse to the parent folder.
Cons Too many features for most people. All commercial users must obtain a license for the full version. Side Note: Be sure to check out the Feature Comparison Table at the developer's website. You can easily execute the external command using user menu and command window. The multi-rename feature also there, also you can divide large files into smaller parts. Like another file explorer with opus 12, you can extract and archive files and folder. Every file manager tends to match its desktop environment in philosophy.
FreeCommander also allows users to take desktop snapshots if desired. The program also allows users to save the state of their browsing just before closing the program which allows for its reopening in exactly the same state as it was in before. Often time's free versions of software are independent of their paid upgrade, however Xplorer2 Lite is simply Xplorer2 with more than just a few of the far more useful options turned off. In addition it allows for the testing of the integrity of these packed files. Because it is similar to the traditional Explorer, the learning curve was very small, but once you dig into all of the features, you will wonder how you went on without it. This free software allows you to keep manage your data on your personal computer without any problem.
It's a small change, but makes a real difference. Folder tabs multiple tabbing options also available, with integrated viewer pane. It comes with tabbed browsing option, which is helpful in many situations. It's more convenient than Windows' own Quick Access links because it doesn't require any scrolling, or mix your favorites up with other directories. There's support for tabbed browsing, plus a bookmark function for frequently used files and folders. I thought I could trust this site. I highly recommend it and wished that I would have found it years ago before I keep moaning and forever complaining about Windows Explorer, which is so out-dated and too-hard-to-use for most stuff with our complex directory structures now.
It not surprising as the developer says he took inspiration for the program from Total Commander. I would buy Xplorer if the price was about half of what it is now. In Windows 8 the ribbon interface was introduced in Explorer which did help make file operations somewhat easier, along with a. Even a normal user also can run a command which is mentioned on its forum. Users also have the option of previewing their audio, image and video files before opening them. Cons I got to spend 2 minutes looking at the program and the last 2 hours getting rid of the crapware and malware it loaded on my computer and browsers. It is an open source application and hence is free.
FreeCommander has the unique functionality of being able to pack and unpack files which would come in quite handy as no additional programs need to be opened in order to carry out these functions. If you are looking for alternative file managers then there are few good options which you may consider. Q-Dir is an excellent program which should comprehensively address all of the basic to advanced needs of anyone using the program. Apart from basic file operation it provides some advanced options like convert files encoding, calculates physical space, show directory size in the panel. Although there are dozens available that can enhance functionality, not all will work and it may be trial and error to see which plugins you can use. On the bright side, this means that they see more development than many alternative Windows file managers, and their business model is selling software instead of trying to load your computer with crapware in their installers. Pro is the paid version while Light is the free version.
My Windows Explorer is always freezing but not this little gem. You can try both versions free for 30 days. So many features, and they mostly work just as they are suppose to. In combination with the advanced filter options present, users can easily find their files. Also there are various options for how the icons are displayed. Click on a link to see a demo video.
The 64-bit version I used in the trial is rock-solid stable. Better programs, such as Directory Opus and to a lesser extent FileBoss automatically warn the user when there's a file in the destination Dir with the same name, they give you options to a skip the copy, b overwrite file in destination dir, c rename a dupe filename, and d automatically rename all dupe filenames in dest. In the meantime, while File Explorer leaves so much to be desired, the software market is full of third-party file managers that come with impressive lists of features. After all, it's such a blinding obvious problem!! Multi Commander is built around a plugin system that can add features just by adding a new plugin. There are 2 issues I have found with Explorer ++. As Explorer++ is open source there are a couple of more up to date modified versions found in their forum.