Xplorer2 Lite

Xplorer2 Lite


Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 183 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.5.0.3
File Size:
1.58MB
Date Added:
June 15, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
636,378
Downloads Last Week:
110
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

This slimmed-down file manager trumps Windows Explorer on many counts, but it may have too much flexibility for some users.

Xplorer2 Lite's interface is easily adapted to your preferences. Toolbars and information windows can be moved on a whim. You can browse two or more folders in one window, using program tabs and different panes. What's more, you can customize search windows and save the settings for later use. Visual filters improve crowded directory readability. You can easily rename multiple files at once, split or merge files, synchronize folders, and shred data to prevent recovery. However, we are disappointed that the Check Duplicates and Compare Subfolders functions are disabled.

An enhanced DOS command line allows you to create scripts to process file batches, a nice touch for more advanced users. The online help is detailed, tool tips are mini manuals, and the Tip of the Day feature gives even more helpful information. All in all, this program makes the learning curve gentle. Almost everyone will find this file manager a great improvement over their current tool. Xplorer2 Lite will even make novices feel like power users.

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  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 183 votes

    • 5 star: 101
    • 4 star: 49
    • 3 star: 17
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 10
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  • 5 stars

    "Great Product"

    December 31, 2013   |   By bilbun

    Version: Xplorer2 Lite 2.4.0.1

    Pros

    Provides multiple panes for working with folders and files, esp. if more Xplorer2 windows are opened. Makes tasks faster to accomplish.

    Cons

    Only two panes per window.

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  • 4 stars

    "Dual-pane, many features. Works with version control."

    December 15, 2013   |   By LernerConsulting

    Version: Xplorer2 Lite 2.3.0.1

    Pros

    Bookmarks to quickly browse to your commonly used or deeply buried folders.

    Dual pane, set one pane as the destination, browse in the other for files to copy/move there. Much easier than what most people do with Windows Explorer -- browsing up and down their file tree.

    Use Alt-leftarrow and Alt-rightarrow to browse along your history in the pane. Backspace to browse to the parent folder. Type a folder name or use arrow keys.

    Select a bunch of files, Edit -> Copy Names. Puts full file name of each file in the clipboard.

    Works with TortoiseSVN, when you are in a "working copy" of your source code version control system, Xplorer2 shows different icons next to files based on their SVN status.

    Portable version works off a thumb drive, no installation needed.

    Can have multiple tabs in a single pane, browse to your favorite location for each tab, and save the current program state. Open the program again and all those locations are showing.

    Cons

    Too many features for most people. (So, ignore the features you don't use, make a cheat sheet for the features you rarely use. The features you use every day, such as copy or move, have standard Windows commands or single keystroke.)

    Some commands aren't grouped sensibly, for example "Actions -> New File" instead of more common "Edit -> New File" or "File -> New File"

    Summary

    For a programmer, web site developer, technical user, Xplorer2 Lite has features that make managing files much easier.

    For non-technical users who have a lot of files to manage, Xplorer2 Lite makes the task much easier than Windows Explorer.

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  • 5 stars

    "An alternative for windows explorer"

    October 24, 2013   |   By Waldemiro_Lustosa

    Version: Xplorer2 Lite 2.3.0.1

    Pros

    I really appreciate tools to simplify my life working on Microsoft Windows. I use zabkat xplorer2 for years and, compared with other similar tools in the market, I don't know any other that can be so simple and intuitive to use and, at the same time, so powerful in features and customizations.

    Cons

    Users need to really know how Microsoft Windows works to avoid limitations to work with lots of data using xplorer2 (like huge backups, for example).

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  • 1 stars

    "Had same issues as Windows Explorer: stops working"

    August 02, 2013   |   By razzinoa

    Version: Xplorer2 Lite 2.3.0.1

    Pros

    Liked the interface

    Cons

    Too many attached programs downloaded that I had to take time to remove from my computer. But in the end, I wasted my time - spent about an hour trying to copy some directories to a backup drive and had limited success. Most of the time it stopped working and closed all my windows - the exact issue I was trying to overcome by using Xplorer2. I uninstalled it and searched for a better program.

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  • 3 stars

    "Lite version really crippled"

    February 24, 2013   |   By sys-eng

    Version: Xplorer2 Lite 2.2.0.2

    Pros

    Uninstalled easily.

    Cons

    The Cnet download is full of spyware such as WhiteSmoke. Shame on Cnet. The Lite version of Xplorer2 does not even have a search feature (launches Windows Explorer search).

    Summary

    Xplorer2 Lite use to be great but now they cripple it so you will buy the full version which is just over priced. FreeCommander is working for me now. I would buy Xplorer if the price was about half of what it is now.

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  • 1 stars

    "Do not download - full of malware and crapware."

    January 26, 2013   |   By amyfarr

    Version: Xplorer2 Lite 2.2.0.2

    Pros

    I think the program might be OK if not infected.

    Cons

    I got to spend 2 minutes looking at the program and the last 2 hours getting rid of the crapware and malware it loaded on my computer and browsers.

    Summary

    Stay away! CNET - why do you make this download available? I thought I could trust this site.

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  • 1 stars

    "Worthless and malware-infested"

    November 19, 2012   |   By GP_dad

    Version: Xplorer2 Lite 2.1.0.2

    Pros

    None--nothing at all.

    Cons

    Three applications without opt-out capability landed on my system while installing this crummy software. The install procedure also changed my browser home page defaults. The search capability is just the usual hard-to-use Windows engine. Many of the advertised features don't work on the paid version.

    Summary

    Download this at your own risk--it will take you three minutes to download it and 30 minutes to fix the damage.

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  • 1 stars

    "malware infested"

    November 14, 2012   |   By djronnyboy

    Version: Xplorer2 Lite 2.2.0.1

    Pros

    scam - uses Windows search - useless unless you "pay" for it

    Cons

    loads malware/spyware against your permission. "Coupon" companion" pops advertising on your web pages - toolbars and other programs install even when removing the checkmark
    total scam product AVOID

    Summary

    worthless malware infested crap

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  • 4 stars

    "Very nice."

    October 15, 2012

    Version: Xplorer2 Lite 2.2.0.1

    Pros

    Just works like it should. The dual panel view is great.

    Cons

    None yet. (But I just noticed the 'no undo' comment from someone else....I would agree that is desirable in some cases.)

    Summary

    I am sure I haven't touched much of the function/capability. Maybe I haven't pushed it enough to 'break it'. What I have used is great. Well designed and intuitive. Bravo!

    I do see there are many goodies in the paid only version...but what I got for free was worth every cent I paid (I did send a small contribution).

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  • 5 stars

    "version 2.1.0.2"

    October 01, 2012   |   By sc1312

    Version: Xplorer2 Lite 2.2

    Pros

    Good but version 2.1.0.2
    Xplorer2 Lite 2.1.0.2
    Latest Release:
    v2.1.0.2 (31 May 2012)
    http://zabkat.com/x2lite.htm

    Cons

    The 2.2 version is not Lite
    Xplorer2 v2.2 released 30.Sep.12

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