Xplorer2 Lite

Xplorer2 Lite

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 183 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    638,066
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 15, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.58MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    241
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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If you need a more robust file browsing software than Windows Explorer, Xplorer2 Lite might be worth a download.

Pros

Tabbed navigation: Xplorer2 allows you to set up tabs, which can greatly speed up file navigation, as well as unify your file management workflow.

Highly customizable: Xplorer2 gives you the option for customizing the interface, so it is laid out exactly how you want it. You can also customize the type of file data displayed, so that it's relevant to your task.

Cons

Non-unified design: When you work in a Windows ecosystem, Windows Explorer is part of the overall design of that system. It fits stylistically with everything else you're going to do from that PC. Although similar, the design sensibility in Xplorer2 is not the same as that used in Windows.

Help not included: When you try to access the help, the software lets you know that it is in a PDF that needs to be downloaded separately. This should have been included in the initial download.

Bottom Line

If you're unhappy with Windows Explorer, then Xplorer2 could be for you. For those who like complete control over file management, this software offers it.

 
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User Reviews
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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5.0.3
Version 2.5: better mode to fully replace windows explorer.
General
Publisher Zavarakatranemia
Publisher web site http://zabkat.com
Release Date June 09, 2014
Date Added June 15, 2014
Version 2.5.0.3
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 98
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.58MB
File Name xplorer2_lite_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 638,066
Downloads Last Week 241
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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