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2xExplorer Z1

By Zavarakatranemia Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

More feature-packed than Windows Explorer, 2xExplorer Z1 is nonetheless so lightweight it doesn't require installation. Like Total Commander and FAR, 2xExplorer Z1 has two panels for browsing folders, and you can toggle a third that contains a folder tree. The busy interface conceals several handy options for selecting files, such as filters and Sticky Selection.

You'll also find bonus tools that let you split files, shred documents to prevent their recovery, and create hard links on NTFS drives. Power users ought to love this replacement for the Windows File Manager. It's not long on looks, but it's fast, powerful, and totally free.

Full Specifications

What's new in version

Version may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.


Release November 8, 2008
Date Added February 2, 2007

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None


Total Downloads 195,158
Downloads Last Week 7
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Developer's Description

2xExplorer Z1 is a Norton Commander-like dual-pane file manager. Easy navigation and tool loading makes it a good replacement for Windows Explorer. It is suitable for advanced and novice users alike. Features include thumbnails for previewing images, HTML, and Microsoft Office documents; the ability to run commands (even DOS) from the address bar; more bookmarks; batch file generation with counters for mass file renaming; exclusion filters for more precise item selection; better toolbars; and an improved layout manager.

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