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    "Far better than the built-in Explorer of Windows 7"

    March 24, 2010  |   By reaxion


    Far superior to the Explorer of Windows 95-Windows 7
    Fast and easy to navigate
    Very customizable
    Much easier to find standard directories than Explorer
    Can replace Windows Explorer completely
    Detailed extended file information and in-window previews


    Somewhat dated looking interface
    That's about it


    I originally started looking for a file manager many years ago after using Directory Opus, a dual-pane file manager originally on the Amiga. DirOpus has been rewritten from scratch on the PC for windows, and I just don't like it (heavy, clunky), so I sought out something lighter and faster, and I found xplorer, and later xplorer2. I used xplorer lite for a time, but it lacked a lot of the features I like, so I dropped it and decided to give the pro trial a go.

    A very good application, and it alleviates the frustrations I find with the way Microsoft have reconfigured the Windows 7 left folder layout and navigation. It's customizable to a level that even the most OCD geek would love and it takes me to my files quickly every time.

    I think the only thing it needs is a bit of a brush up on the interface, to bring it more in line with the standard Windows Vista/Windows 7 UI, but apart from that, it's great.

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