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Full user review
"Far better than the built-in Explorer of Windows 7"
Far superior to the Explorer of Windows 95-Windows 7
Fast and easy to navigate
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.