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Q-Dir Portable (64-bit)

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Q-Dir (64-bit) is a free file management utility for 64-bit editions of Windows. Like other file management tools, its main job is to display your system's files, folders, and directory structure as well as related information in a single interface that makes it easy to move, delete, copy, and otherwise manage your data. Q-Dir's distinguishing feature is its four-in-one interface, which displays up to four identical Explorer-like windows in various configurations. This arrangement makes it easy to drag and drop objects between directories without fumbling between several open windows or trying to use the back-and-forth arrows for multiple operations. We recently tried the installed version of Q-Dir and decided to take a look at the portable version, Q-Dir (64-bit) Portable. The chief difference is that the portable version is designed to run from a USB drive or similar portable device or media. This means you can't add Q-Dir to Explorer's shell context menus, which requires a standard installation.

The portable version of Q-Dir opened as soon as we clicked the unzipped program file. The default view is the four-pan 4-Dir view, which divides the screen into quarters, each with a complete Explorer-style file view. Icons along the program's top edge let us quickly toggle between two-pane, three-pane, and a variety of other views; we could also set a default view once we'd made our choices. Q-Dir's tabbed properties panel and other options let users configure many aspects of how the program looks and works, including startup options, font colors, and program associations. After several tries, we found what we thought was the best setup for viewing our multi-disk system. It's a distinct pleasure to be able to browse four different directories from one interface without having to drag around and resize a bunch of open windows. Q-Dir doesn't sacrifice drag-and-drop capability or any of Windows' other native file management capabilities, as some proprietary file-management systems can do.

Q-Dir (64-bit) is one of the most unique and useful file managers we've tried, and the portable version adds even more utility by letting you run it on any compatible Windows machine. The Help file and program documentation could be better written, or at least better translated, yet we never felt confused. Whether you try the installed or portable version, Q-Dir is worth a look.

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5 stars

"Actually Awesome"

June 22, 2013  |  By DaDreamWizard

 |  Version: Q-Dir Portable (64-bit) 5.60


Have used and tried all the well known and less known Win Explorer alternatives. It's so lightweight, I just use it whenever I want access to 4 to 20 folders at once. Doing this in windows explorer is just gonna muck your mind up.

Start-up is instantaneous no matter how many tabs in the quad setup. Is likely you'd get lag with any other app.




It's the finer things. And every build it just gets better. The author to this day amazes.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.60
Version 5.60 includes ability to delete Autocomplete (auto-completion) filter entries.
Publisher Nenad Hrg
Publisher web site http://www.softwareok.com
Release Date June 17, 2013
Date Added June 17, 2013
Version 5.60
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
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File Size 752.43KB
File Name Q-Dir_Portable_x64.zip
Total Downloads 8,237
Downloads Last Week 34
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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