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  • 5.0 stars

    "Only one you'll need, best file manager ever !"

    August 22, 2011  |   By lastnikita

    Version: XYplorer 10.10.0100

    Pros

    Most useful tool ever ! It can do anything you always missed in standard MS explorer, and even much more via scripting.. It's fast, efficient, highly configurable, etc.
    It will replace many (many!) tools, not only explorer, so it's really worth it !

    Cons

    Still missing a few little things like ftp or archive management, but the dev is constantly adding new features (new builds on a weekly basis, even days sometime), so that may be done within weeks, who knows :)

    Summary

    You won't ever go back. I wonder how I could do without this before.. !
    Once you get to know it (pretty fast actually, especially since the forum is very active and helpful) it will save you a lot of time. Get it !

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Brilliant piece of software: use colors like a mac!"

    May 29, 2011  |   By nsl333

    Version: XYplorer 9.90.1000

    Pros

    Use of colors
    Tabs and dual pane
    Sync and rename
    Catalogs: create a project environment and make everything one-click away, network or not
    Macro's/Scripting. These are brilliant. You have a complete programming language behind a one-click-button.

    Cons

    No that I can think of.
    There is no way you can make this amount of functions totally intuitive. I'm as lazy as the next user, so I don't read manuals. Activatiing the macros took some effort but was well documented.

    Summary

    I bought the lifetime version early on and it sync's and it renames. Functions I have bought separate programs for in the past. I'm looking forward to using the catalog functions.
    The clincher for me was the use of colors, though. I once had to give a guy five files he had to read in the weekend in order to do a last minute bid. He had a Mac and my mouth dropped open that I could color the most important documents for him to read.
    As we have extensive photo and drawing libraries, with which I want to do stuff, it's super to be able to have a placeholder > where did I leave last time, or which directories contain interesting stuff, or which files have been processed (resized, pepped up, whatever).
    For me it's all about giving a file a certain color or easliy changing the icon of a directory. I've put some effort in their macro-abilities, and now I have 5 clickable buttons in the bar that lets me assign a color-status to a file, or a directory (processed, in-process, interesting, etc). And yeah, you can also do that last one thru win explorer/right-click/tab customize/<change icon..>/scroll/<ok>/<ok>. Maybe Win7 has better features nowadays, but I'm not interested in finding out. If I have to learn a whole new OS over XP, I'll switch to Linux or Mac. The Eye Candy you get there is unbeatable.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "BEST FILE MANAGER FOR WINDOWS BY FAR"

    May 9, 2011  |   By garyklepfer

    Version: XYplorer 9.90.0900

    Pros

    CUSTOMIZABLE WITH AN EXTENSIVE CONFIGURATION SETUP WIZARD
    TOOLBAR HAS ALL YOU 'LL EVER NEED AND IT'S PROGRAMMABLE ALSO

    Cons

    THERE ARE NONE, UNLESS YOU DON'T LIKE UPGRADING OFTEN, THIS PROGRAMMER IS ALWAYS IMPROVING AND RELEASING FREE UPDATES.

    Summary

    THE BEST MANAGER FOR THE COST!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Had a problem--It fixed it"

    February 1, 2011  |   By drbb

    Version: XYplorer 9.90.0200

    Pros

    Easy to use interface

    Cons

    None that I have found.

    Summary

    I had 70 corrupted files (about 6 gigs worth on a very crowded external hard drive used for backup) with VERY long file names that I just couldn't delete. Changing the names using the command prompt to shorten them failed miserably, as did a number of file wipe utilities. I found one mention of XYplorer being able to delete files with long names, so I gave it a try. Download and installation was a breeze. The interface was intuitive and within a minute, I had figured out how to delete files. Another ten seconds to highlight and click "delete," and--presto! Corrupted files went bye-bye! Now I will take the time to explore XYplorer's other features this one feature was fabulous!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome well developed and thought out software!"

    October 19, 2010  |   By LBcoolG

    Version: XYplorer 9.60

    Pros

    See below comments...

    Cons

    None yet - except maybe the need for 64 bit support but I believe this is either in the pipeline or part of the latest release!

    Summary

    For a while I have been promising the creator of this great software a review, and here it is?

    I use XYPlorer daily for file management. It is a great Windows Explorer replacement. You can combine user commands and customise your own keyboard shortcuts. There is dual pane (with tabs in each pane) functionality and a ?Mini Tree? view that can show you just the files you are working on in a Mini Tree so you do not get lost in the millions of subfolders you have created or have to view in a folder! This is a real time saver. The application is also portable which is a must for me because I work on many different computers. There is great support forum for this software so if you want new feature in a later release request it.

    Then there is the directory search built right into the application that just works! You have to try this to see how much time it will save you when you are dealing with folders with large amounts of documents in them. Yes, there are other search applications that will give you the results you seek (i.e. Everything search engine), just not from ?within? your file manager.

    Moreover you can set up a ?catalogue? with your favorite folders easily accessible. But wait there is still more (no...no steak knives). You also get document preview inside XYPlorer! Ace! So now you can be sure you are opening the right document every time before you open it.

    You can add your own scripts, see you recent file locations, and the list goes on. You really have to use XYPlorer to see just how innovative its creator/developer Donald Lessau is.

    Above are just some of the features of this great software. I will put up more comments on the features as I discover more about this great software.

    In short this is one of the best file managers around for novices and pro?s alike and I recommend you buy it. I am using v9.60.0000 ? the latest version - and you should too?You won?t look back and you will increase your productivity and make your day to day file management more enjoyable.
    It makes Windows Explorer look like Dora the explorer?and Dora the explorer is for kids??nuff said.

    Buy it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A replacement for the mess MSFT made of Explorer in W7"

    July 26, 2010  |   By sam99999999

    Version: XYplorer 9.40

    Pros

    Don't like the changes Microsoft made to Windows Explorer in Windows 7? Miss the way Explorer worked in XP? This product will allow you to be productive again. You can set up the interface to look just like XP with better search and more features.

    Cons

    Doesn't (yet) support "single click" for opening files in the right-hand pane (though it does support single click in the left-hand folder pane).

    Summary

    The author is *extremely* responsive and end user-focused. He answers email promptly and often responds with changes and requested features in just hours.

    The fact that the product doesn't require installation and makes no registry changes (i.e., it can run portably from a download, USB stick, or CD) is what got me to try it.

    The license terms are very generous: pay once and get unlimited upgrades and use it on unlimited machines. I ended up purchasing after the second day of the trial.

    You can try both the home version and the Pro version by toggling an option in the configuration settings (to decide which version to purchase).

    The changes Microsoft made to Explorer in W7 may be OK for typical end users, but not for power users. The fact that it doesn't even traverse junction points and "hides" the real path to things drove me crazy. XYplorer changes all that. I'm back to being happy with W7 thanks to this product.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome Product"

    July 26, 2010  |   By champanag

    Version: XYplorer 9.40

    Pros

    It's wonderful.

    Cons

    Just recent I use academic version of XYPlorer. It's wounderful file manager. Even program is also small in size and fast. Great thanks to author.

    Summary

    Just recent I use academic version of XYPlorer. It's wounderful file manager. Even program is also small in size and fast. Great thanks to author.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fast utility with no known (to me) downsides"

    July 16, 2010  |   By nsl333

    Version: XYplorer 9.40

    Pros

    It's fast, light weight, and adds tons of functionality to your File Manager. It took me less than 30 minutes to move from the trial version to a lifetime license.

    Cons

    None at all

    Summary

    The ability to add scripts (macro's) to your file manager is absolutely brilliant! I review a lot of files (docs) in 100's of corresponding directories. Now I can mark the files with colors (tags) for 'In-Progess', 'Done', 'Interesting'. And the directories as 'Done' or 'In Progress' or 'Interesting files within'. For that I use little macros that choose a different icon out of shell32.dll (folder-with-checkmark, search-icon and star resp.). All with just one mouseclick! It really saves me tons of time.

    The color tags can be lost when they are copied outside of your own system. This is due to my OS limitations (XP64). The directory ratings WILL be kept even as you backup to a USB-disc and reload in a system with just a normal Explorer.

    Updated on Jul 16, 2010

    The ability to add scripts (macro's) to your file manager is absolutely brilliant! It adds one-mouseclick functionality and saves me tons of time.

    I review a lot of files (docs) in 100's of corresponding directories. Now I can mark the files with colors (tags) for 'In-Progess', 'Done', 'Interesting'. And the directories as 'Done' or 'In Progress' or 'Interesting files within'. For that I use little macros that choose a different icon out of shell32.dll (folder-with-checkmark, search-icon and star resp.). Previously I couldn't do any file-tagging other than moving files to subdirectories. But that screws up your backups. I did directory tagging before (rightclick/properties/tab-customize-buttonChangeIcon/browse to the new icon...).Now its one mouse-click

    The color tags can be lost when they are copied outside of your own system. This is due to my OS limitations (XP64). The directory ratings WILL be kept even as you backup to a USB-disc and reload in a system with just a win Explorer.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Absolutely the best--everything in XY is well-planned!"

    July 14, 2010  |   By Jon Bush

    Version: XYplorer 9.20.0200

    Pros

    So much power over your files and folders--so much ability to configure XYPlorer the way YOU want it, so many protections are built in and well-designed, so you have to be asleep to screw something up... EXCELLENT PROGRAM!!!

    Cons

    Just one little-bitty one...I'm older and I need to increase the size of the fonts somewhat... some of the configurations do not allow larger or bold fonts. That's kinda petty on my part, huh? There are only 5 Stars to give--I give it TEN!!!

    Summary

    This one program is the heart of ALL my computer operations, along with Firefox online... EVERYTHING I do is done with Firefox and XYPlorer!!! Absolutely the very best File Manager program since XTree in the days of the X80 processor--more power in my hands!!! Mr Lassau is leading Microsoft along by a rope, since they are incorporating so many of HIS ideas... I hope they are paying him royalties!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Dense and versatile, makes life easier."

    April 23, 2010  |   By jortony

    Version: XYplorer 9.0.02

    Pros

    Very good UI for filesystem
    Packed with tools
    Customizable
    File hierarchy tree
    Tabbed browsing
    Unique shell commands on right click within the program
    Easy batch file editing
    Folder size calculation
    Doesn't fail
    Well documented

    Cons

    requires learning
    thumbnails are a little slow to load

    Summary

    This is one of a few pieces of software by which I judge others. The commands are densely packed in tabs, trees, menus, and shell (within the program only). It allows for organization and manipulation of files by any way imaginable.

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