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Editors' Review


Even Windows Explorer is skinnable, so if you're on the hunt for a decent way to change the shades of the XP file navigation system, you could do worse than TweakXPlorer. It's a simple utility that lets you slap an image in Explorer's background, change font colors, and adjust background settings for the Explorer toolbar, too.

Simple buttons with clean icons will help you navigate through the three main interface tabs. There's TweakFolder for folder changes, TweakToolbar for toolbar adjustments, and TweakThumbnail to change thumbnail resolution and size. Importing an image into the toolbar automatically resizes it for the toolbar's rectangular dimensions, and the app makes use of sliders to keep the interface from becoming visually stale. It's portable, although the reasoning behind that decision is not exactly clear. Portable Firefox we get. Portable TweakXPlorer? Not so much.

Drag and drop doesn't work here, so you'll have to navigate through the program itself. Other than that, the biggest limitation that the program faces is that it's kind of pointless unless you're a demanding aesthete for all aspects of Windows. If these visual customizations could be coupled with some serious performance tweaks for Explorer, then we'd be talking about a must-have program.

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5 stars

"every computer should have this."

May 25, 2009  |  By writingtreewalking

2009-05-25 07:25:25  |  By writingtreewalking

 |  Version: TweakXPlorer 2.9


able to put your coolest photos as background on any and every folder and toolbar, every computer should have this as basic default software.


only negative is the 10 characters i have to write here.


ability to finess the computers thumbnails, folder backgrounds and toolbar background is very clever, great free software.

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4 stars

"Fun And useful tool."

May 07, 2009  |  By bills_brother

2009-05-07 03:15:56  |  By bills_brother

 |  Version: TweakXPlorer 2.8.1


Works well for customizing folders and files.


A little reluctant to execute sometimes. Kind of hangs up until you slap the side of the screen. The bit about the slap is a joke. The hangup is real.


Changing the appearance of folders makes them easier to work with and relives some of the boredom.

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5 stars

"useful and cool tool"

April 14, 2009  |  By writingtreewalking

2009-04-14 09:09:13  |  By writingtreewalking

 |  Version: TweakXPlorer 2.8.1


easy interface and is easy to undo if you dont like the results. it nice seeing one of my photos as the background to my entire "my pictures" file and all the subfolders in it as well as have control over all the thumbnails.


could not find anything bad with this


all-in-all this is a very easy tool to add to the computer experience no one should be without.

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3 stars

"i like the new look i can give windows with my own art"

March 16, 2009  |  By ilonasn

2009-03-16 17:28:51  |  By ilonasn

 |  Version: TweakXPlorer 2.71


new look using any pictures as background and folder picture option


it could have more variety for folder options

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5 stars

"cool......... nice free tool"

March 04, 2009  |  By philcowen

2009-03-04 17:47:15  |  By philcowen

 |  Version: TweakXPlorer 2.6


Takes the boring out of exploring! Allows creativity changes.


None! I haven't found anything negative as far.


No Comment as yet.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.9.4
Version 2.9.4 has added tooltips for top-panel button and updated language pack.
Publisher D-One Production
Publisher web site
Release Date October 18, 2009
Date Added October 18, 2009
Version 2.9.4
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows/XP
Additional Requirements None
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File Size 3.94MB
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Total Downloads 13,386
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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