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Windows Explorer alternative (hacked explorer...)

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#1 golemus


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Posted 22 September 2012 - 05:00 PM

Do you know if there is an alternative or hack/modification for windows explorer that would modify the following menu:

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I think it would make Explorer much more usable if you could decide the content of this menu. Now there is far too much things that I never click (like Homegroup, Libraries, -username-, Network, Control Panel, the the top alternatives, etc..)

You can actually get more content to this menu by creating folders to your desktop as they will become items. The problem is that if you put shortcuts to other folders on the desktop they will not be shown.

Ideally I would want it (especially under the horizontal line) show only items that I have chosen, including shortcuts to folders in other hard drives.

Any good ideas...?

And btw... it is the same in Windows 8, there is absolutely nothing of added value in Win8 explorer compared to Win7, ribbon does not bring anything useful at all.

Edited by golemus, 22 September 2012 - 05:01 PM.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 10:46 AM


In my opinion the best option is to use a alternative File manager...

- Total Commander (Shareware)
- CubicExplorer
- FreeCommander
- Explorer++
- Master Commander
- Multi Commander

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#3 Allan


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Posted 27 September 2012 - 12:15 PM

I use Directory Opus. It's not cheap, but it's the best File Manager available.

#4 golemus

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:32 PM

bump. any more opinions...?

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