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2xExplorer Z1

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More feature-packed than Windows Explorer, 2xExplorer Z1 is nonetheless so lightweight it doesn't require installation. Like Total Commander and FAR, 2xExplorer Z1 has two panels for browsing folders, and you can toggle a third that contains a folder tree. The busy interface conceals several handy options for selecting files, such as filters and Sticky Selection.

You'll also find bonus tools that let you split files, shred documents to prevent their recovery, and create hard links on NTFS drives. Power users ought to love this replacement for the Windows File Manager. It's not long on looks, but it's fast, powerful, and totally free.

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  • All versions:

    4.5 stars

    out of 57 votes

    • 5 star: 42
    • 4 star: 8
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current version:

    3.9 stars

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 7
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5.0 stars

    "its a great file manager"

    October 6, 2012  |   By v1tech

    Version: 2xExplorer Z1 1.4.1.12

    Pros

    easy to use file manager with dual panes and lots of options, You can use it as a single pane file manager though.

    Cons

    It crashes occasionaly on win 7

    Summary

    once you try it you'll be hooked

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Windows 7 64 bit review"

    June 19, 2011  |   By int_revisor

    Version: 2xExplorer Z1 1.4.1.12

    Pros

    Dual (or single) pane explorer as you choose. It displays the contents of the selected folder in the tree view instantly, something that doesn't happen by default in windows 7 explorer. Easy tree navigation with arrow keys.

    Cons

    You can't change names, move folders, etc, on the tree view, hangs program. But you can do that on the panes at right.

    Summary

    Anyway, i like it. But since this rather old program was not properly designed for use with windows 7, I advice you to use only for browsing folders, or to find files. To find files select the folder in the tree and then select a file in the pane and then go for the tool.

    Updated on Jun 22, 2011

    Important. For Windows 7 64-bit there is a much better program now from the same author, Xplorer2 Lite, since is updated, and works better with Windows 7.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "almost, but not quite"

    May 18, 2011  |   By DaveKimble3

    Version: 2xExplorer Z1 1.4.1.12

    Pros

    It works, but is it better than the standard Explorer

    Cons

    Can't customize toolbar (far too many tools), tiny icons
    Can't choose column details
    Can't show FolderSize (Explorer can't either)
    Doesn't seem to have Favourite locations

    Summary

    Not what I was looking for.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great tool and easy to use"

    April 23, 2011  |   By gaelican

    Version: 2xExplorer Z1 1.4.1.12

    Pros

    Does just what it is supposed to do. It allowed me to work with my files and clean up my cluttered computer

    Cons

    Here is a con that is a compliment... it does so many different things that it takes a while to learn all of the....

    Summary

    Excellent Product, should be on everybody's computer

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  • 5.0 stars

    "fun, lite, easy... no install...."

    January 25, 2010  |   By lookatawijeet

    Version: 2xExplorer Z1 1.4.1.12

    Pros

    a good alternate to winex which crashes without warning...

    Cons

    non, keep it up...
    thank u for programing this wonderful soft....

    Summary

    fun, lite, easy... no install....
    a good alternate to winex which crashes without warning...

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very good product"

    October 27, 2009  |   By psegar

    Version: 2xExplorer Z1 1.4.1.12

    Pros

    Very fast and usable

    Cons

    No issues to note

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  • 3.0 stars

    "One thumbnail can be viewed at a time. Manual Install"

    February 1, 2009  |   By One-Step

    Version: 2xExplorer Z1 1.4.1.12

    Pros

    Will remember the last used folders. Simple program lite on resources. Manual, but simple install. Runs directly from the created installation folder.

    Cons

    Not an automatic install or un-install. Program folder and shortcuts require manual creation and deletion if removing.

    Summary

    A drawback of this program is it can't display thumbnail images in the folder contents view. It does have a floating window which shows a thumbnail of the currently selected file. Only one thumbnail can be viewed at a time. Therefore it has a primitive feel to it. I have tried several other file explorers and found Ultra explorer and Free Commander more user friendly and both are able to display thumbnails in their folder views.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "good dual pane explorer"

    May 1, 2008  |   By caenet

    Version: 2xExplorer Z1 1.4.1.12

    Pros

    acceptable dual pane replacement for Windows

    Explorer; Doesn't crash XP like WinEx does

    when WinEx crashes.

    Cons

    Missing some features of other dual pane

    freeware: directory/file sync;

    DriveBar does not refresh without exiting &

    restarting;

    F12 for properties window pops up randomly

    without any way to control where (unlike WinX)

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  • 4.0 stars

    "A VERY LITE TOOL"

    February 6, 2008  |   By kewldude007star

    Version: 2xExplorer Z1 1.4.1.12

    Pros

    Easy to carry anywhere 'n everywhere

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Better than windows explorer. But, sometimes insecurity.."

    January 3, 2008  |   By po.posi

    Version: 2xExplorer Z1 1.4.1.12

    Pros

    Simple interface, Many useful function

    Cons

    When I was management files.. For example deleted, modify, move... Sometimes it was insecurity...

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