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Replacement for Windows Explorer


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#1 Cynthia Moore

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 01:10 AM

I would like to buy something as a replacement or at least an alternative for Windows Explorer. Some features that would be nice to have include, ease of use, rock solid reliable, small footprint, tools to help organize and find files and folders, well-designed favorites. A better search facili9ty would be very helpful.

 

A very big plus is an active user support forum.

 

Price is not a consideration.

 

Thanks


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 01:13 AM

I'm sorry, but I think that Windows Explorer is the only bar you can get for that. If I find one, I'll tell you.



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 03:35 AM

Linux...

 

it is free.



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 03:44 AM

To add to that...

 

There are many versions of Linux. But these days there are great versions of Linux that fit all of the prerequisites that you listed.

 

The easiest I have found for ex-Windows users is Linux Mint. My wife would not come to Linux before she saw Mint, now she won't use Windows. My 5 year old and 7 year old use it... So very easy and logical. The home file system (documents, downloads, music, etc...) is identical to Windows. So even if you don't really get what is going on under the hood you can use it with ease as you learn.

 

The community is great also, even here on BC we have some great experts.

 

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 03:51 AM

Hi,

 

- I like Total Commander

- I know others prefer Directory Opus

 

All of them are available as shareware/trial so you can test before buy.

 

The are also some freewares similars to Total Commander

- Multi Commander

- FreeCommander

- Double Commander

- Explorer++

- CubicExplorer


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 03:57 AM

Great post SleepyDude...



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 11:41 AM

To add to that...

 

There are many versions of Linux. But these days there are great versions of Linux that fit all of the prerequisites that you listed.

 

The easiest I have found for ex-Windows users is Linux Mint. My wife would not come to Linux before she saw Mint, now she won't use Windows. My 5 year old and 7 year old use it... So very easy and logical. The home file system (documents, downloads, music, etc...) is identical to Windows. So even if you don't really get what is going on under the hood you can use it with ease as you learn.

 

The community is great also, even here on BC we have some great experts.

 

TsVk!

Thanks, but switching to Linux is not an option. I just want to replace Explorer, not the OS.


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 01:02 PM

Hi,

 

- I like Total Commander

Can you say what specifically you like about it, especially in comparison with Explorer or any of the others?


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 10:04 AM

Hi,

 

Can you say what specifically you like about it, especially in comparison with Explorer or any of the others?

 

Comparing to Windows Explorer there are so many things! Only some I use very often:

 

- Multiple tabs, favorites, etc.

- Massive file rename

- File search

- File Compare

- Background copy/move operations

- Integrated support for several file formats (ZIP, RAR, etc.)

- copy/move operations can be paused

 

The program can use plug-ins to extend functionality...

 

I always have TC running because *all* the file operations I do are done using this program.

 

Some of those TC clones can do some tasks others not, they are free and many of them portable so you can test and find one that fits you best.

When we are used to a program it's more difficult to adapt to another similar...


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