Xplorer2 Professional

Xplorer2 Professional


Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.7
out of 209 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.5
File Size:
1.96MB
Date Added:
May 28, 2014
Price:
Free to try (21-day trial); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
246,221
Downloads Last Week:
24
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Eat your heart out, Windows Explorer. This powerhouse file manager beats the pants off Microsoft's built-in utility on almost every count. Start with the interface: Xplorer2 lets you browse two or more folders in one window using panes (as in Total Commander or FAR) and tabs.

You can save several window layouts and quickly switch among them when necessary. Visual filters let you more easily navigate overcrowded directories. Selecting several files is a breeze, since you don't have to hold down the Ctrl key. Xplorer2's tweaks aren't limited to the interface, either. You can rename multiple files at once, split and merge files, synchronize folders, and shred data to prevent recovery.

The program supports NTFS hard links (which are more powerful than shortcuts, allowing you, for instance, to move the source file without breaking a link). An enhanced DOS command line lets you create scripts for processing file batches. All in all, there's a good chance you won't go back to Windows Explorer once you get a look at Xplorer2.

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  • All Versions:

    4.7

    out of 209 votes

    • 5 star: 173
    • 4 star: 16
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 9
    • 1 star: 4
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  • 5 stars

    "Superb Power Tool for File Management"

    December 23, 2013   |   By JHolsapple

    Version: Xplorer2 Professional 2.4

    Pros

    Seriously designed for full control and expedient manipulation of files. Shortcuts like CTL R for "Refresh" are a breath of fresh air. (Why Windows Explorer still uses F5 to refresh after 25 years is a mystery to me.) Split- and tabbed- screens interface, along with multiple Xplorer2 instances, make it a breeze to work in 20+ directories, something I do often.

    Cons

    Novices beware. This is a 230VAC, 5HP power tool. It can be dangerous. Expect a bit of a learning curve before you'll be proficient enough to blast through thick walls of files.

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  • 5 stars

    "xplorer2 - User-friendly, Powerful and Lots of Features"

    December 17, 2013   |   By donharmon

    Version: Xplorer2 Professional 2.4

    Pros

    The shortcomings of Windows Explorer, the native Windows file manager, are likely well known to you. A superb replacement is xplorer2. Inexpensive, xplorer2 really shines when you need to work with multiple drives, folders and files. You can open multiple view panes and then click on multiple folders and files, while keeping all your view panes open and visible. Xplorer2 has tabbed browsing, the handy tabs adding great flexibility.

    Xplorer is mature and highly developed. It is thus not only very stable but offers a dizzying array of handy extra features. Two of my favorites are the search and find tools. Combining these tools with the slick file management, you can make quick work of reorganizing the mess that your drive(s) may have become!

    Finally, the interface is highly customizable. You can color your folders, for example, and alter your layout and view panes to suit the way you work. In short, this is an invaluable program that does many things superbly at an affordable price.

    Cons

    The program has endless tutorials, videos, local help and on-line help. These are more than enough for you to master the program. But I wish it had a beginner mode, so pointing to a button or action would pop up a balloon explaining what it can do and how to do it, if you ask for more detail. This "Con" is petty, but it is hard to find Cons with this program!

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  • 5 stars

    "The best file explorer for Win"

    December 13, 2013   |   By soadfanbg

    Version: Xplorer2 Professional 2.4

    Pros

    Varied set of useful tools. My personal favorites are custom shortcuts mini-scrap panel, quick filter (autofilter button on toolbar) and tab feature. You can create and save many layouts for different jobs, custom commands. You can create filters for colored files, based on different properties and so on

    Cons

    May be little bit complicated options menu.

    Summary

    Once you get used to it, you can't even think about stop using it

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  • 5 stars

    "A Must Have Program"

    November 07, 2013   |   By Almedfa3

    Version: Xplorer2 Professional 2.4

    Pros

    Best explorer replacement, Plenty of options and shortcuts. Easy to use and powerful features.
    Liked the duplicate finder option.
    Full of features that I can't mention them all.

    Cons

    price the only disadvantage so far

    Summary

    Really recommended as default file manager and as a must programs for daily usage

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  • 5 stars

    "Powerful tabbed dual-pane file manager."

    July 03, 2013   |   By key_r

    Version: Xplorer2 Professional 2.3.0.1

    Pros

    I have been looking for a decent replacement windows explorer for months, I have tested many ones (QDir, Total Commander and others), without much satisfaction. I finally found Xplorer2, that replacing the windows explorer with laurels and still has many additional features - dual-pane, multi-tab, sync, robust search etc.- I need to work with many text files as pdf, doc, msg, txt, xls and others, and I need a lot of agility. The Xplorer2 makes your work with mastery! And have one of the best User Manual that I ever seen, very detail and full of screenshots.

    Cons

    There are so many options, that to understand the more advanced it takes an additional dedication, but after that your day becomes much more productive.

    Summary

    I strongly recomend the use of this software for all who need agility in manipulating files.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent explorer tool"

    June 13, 2013   |   By jimmyking2013

    Version: Xplorer2 Professional 2.3.0.1

    Pros

    Dual-pane is very useful, with it, i no longer need to open to many windows. Searching files is simple too.
    It is very esay to use, more beautiful than Total Commander.

    Cons

    The price is a little high. If the author can offer discount, i will pay for the lifetime update.

    Summary

    xplorer2 is the most popular file manager, it is useful and easy to use.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent Product!"

    May 19, 2013   |   By zzzzk

    Version: Xplorer2 Professional 2.3.0.1

    Pros

    Highly useful. Has great tabs feature so you can go back and forth easily between folders. Has great bookmark feature. Very customizable. I would highly recommend it.

    Cons

    I have not found any.

    Summary

    Far more useful than the regular windows explorer.

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  • 5 stars

    ""Program extramamente effective and productive""

    May 15, 2013   |   By wilsonlima

    Version: Xplorer2 Professional 2.3.0.1

    Pros

    Program for easy handling. Incredibly resourceful and shortcuts. Special mention to the search tool. There are also panels totally intercambiaves. The program incorporates the Windows 7 and other windows programs. It is a great productivity tool, outperforming the Explorer / Windows on multiple counts.

    Cons

    Price is a bit high and the search for words in files can be improved.

    Summary

    I have seen several such software, but never with so many resources available. Recommend to the author just create a user profile, including your preferences layout and colors. This profile could be saved and used in other versions of the product.

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  • 5 stars

    "Incredibly easy to use. Best explorer replacement!"

    March 24, 2013   |   By bkrsrb

    Version: Xplorer2 Professional 2.3.0.1

    Pros

    Easy to install, use and make useable windows Explorer. Used it for several days and found it to be better than Directory Opus, Total Commander and anything else I have tried for years.

    Cons

    Price is bit high

    Summary

    I would buy this software long before I would buy any other software of the type.
    Thank for making a product that lives up to ones expectations. I installed it and before you know it I was using all of it's various explorer replacement utilities.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very easy to use and powerful"

    March 14, 2013   |   By AfterCanvas

    Version: Xplorer2 Professional 2.3.0.1

    Pros

    Very handy program when copying files between folders or from on drive to another drive. It easily connects the Windows 7 system with the Mac System folder tree. The default icon for file "copy to" or "move to" provides consistent results. Searching for files is much easier than using the Windows default. The software support is very good and always responsive.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any features that are negative.

    Summary

    Have the program running on Win-7 and one XP systems. Works great!

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