XYplorer User Reviews
"Fast utility with no known (to me) downsides"
Version: XYplorer 9.40
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.
None at all
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 ability to add scripts (macro's) to your file manager is absolutely brilliant! It adds one-mouseclick functionality and 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
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.
"Absolutely the best--everything in XY is well-planned!"
Version: XYplorer 9.20.0200
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!!!
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!!!
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!
"Dense and versatile, makes life easier."
Version: XYplorer 9.0.02
Very good UI for filesystem
Packed with tools
File hierarchy tree
Unique shell commands on right click within the program
Easy batch file editing
Folder size calculation
thumbnails are a little slow to load
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.
Version: XYplorer 9.0
Small, FAST, extensive, cheap prices (LIFETIME lisence), fast development and very fast reactions on the Users Forum.
Non that i know off.
Great app. Use it on a daily basis for many file management jobs. I'm a big fan of the combination of the User Commands and Customizable Keyboard Shortcuts.
Also the Dual Pane is very usefull.
The program allows different Configuration files so one can quickly switch settings. The Catalog is another timesaver.
Well, there is mutch, mutch more. To mutch to write down here. Did i mention Portability? The Lifetime license? Tabs? Search? The list is endless.....
"Queuing file operations is great!"
Version: XYplorer 9.0
XY9 is the newest version with great new features like background processing of file operation that can be queued, Visual filters that can be named etc. I have tested these and they work great. As usual the support is great.
No complains so far.
XYplorer has come a long way from being just a file searching utility to being a full blown file manager.
I have been following this since 2005 and it amazes me how quickly it has grown and how amazing its development is. Its user-friendly and intuitive and its author gives lot of importance to speed. I This ofcourse was my first preference when i first reviewed it. It had smaller footprint and very easy to learn. Quickly i grew fond of its simple yet effective ways of handling files and at work i could not do without it. Thats when i decided to buy its lifetime license. I could automate several long tiring tasks into one key press.
For example, i regularly have to backup files from one drive to another and rename them in special way depending on date/time etc and then pick specific files and load them into an application for further processing. In XY, all this drama is a key press.
XY gives me more time to do other things while it is taking care of file management needs. I have full control of what is on my PC and how to quickly find them based on their age, size or any other specific parameter.
It has this neat catalog where you can keep your most used folders handy.
With it you can view folders differently based on its contents. I like my photos to be in thumbnail view and documents in detail view and i can have it my way.
I can undo a file operation if i made a stupid mistake of copying it to a wrong place.
The mini tree feature is genius. Mostly the tree is full of branches i don't need, so I can choose to see the tree i want hiding unnecessary branches.
I can't live without color filters. I have all MS related files shown in blue, pdfs are brown, music is green and so on. Its so damn easy to spot what file i am looking for. I can also hide a particular file type using visual filters.
These are only few of the numerous features XY has. I have more time to do other things now, no more tedious file digging. I am glad I chose XY. I am quite sure my lifetime license last my lifetime.
"won't stand by product"
Version: XYplorer 9.0
Rich feature set
Doesn't play well with other software.
After less than one day I had to remove it from my computer. He wouldn't give me a refund -- even thought I (stupidly) purchased the lifetime version. So the owner gets $70; I got zip.
It's risky getting it. Stay away until they stand by their product.
"WHAT WINDOWS 7 EXPLORER IS MISSING"
Version: XYplorer 9.0
XYplorer 9.0 just made Windows 7 workable for me.
Can not of anything more I could wish for in a file manager / explorer
Could do with a better icon
I got a new PC early March 2010, my first with Windows 7.
I was so disappointed in the W7 Explorer that I was ready to send the machine back until a young colleague suggested to search the net for alternatives. Tried about half a dozen "explorers" but XYplorer was by far the most complete and consistent, better even than my trusted Windows Explorer in XP
Simple to the point with lots and lots of tweaks
Well done you XY guys
"It's the best there is ! !"
Version: XYplorer 8.80.0100
Completely portable and does just about anything you could ask for in a Windows Explorer replacement.
Honestly have not found anything I don't like, and I've been a user for several years now.
It's the best Windows Explorer replacement there is and it costs you nothing to download it and give it a try.
Version: XYplorer 8.80
* Great preview feature that works as it should
* Easy to change file attributes/date/time
* Dual pane interface
* Multi-tab interface
* Highly-customizable keyboard shortcuts
* Supports scripting and custom user commands
Steals focus from foreground viewers when files are being dragged from it to the viewer.
The best file manager available!
"BEST FILE MANAGER BY FAR AND INEXPENSIVE TOO!"
Version: XYplorer 8.80
Extremely easy to use, yet it can be very powerful given its numerous features. The tab browsing feature makes it very fast. The ability to personalize colors and settings makes it attractive and improves efficiency.
Can't think of any.
A Truly First Class file manager. The developer is very responsive to suggestions, his website is filled with useful information, and the active community forum, including the XYwiki, provides rich/useful resources to help new users become powerful users.
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