XYplorer builds on the basic and familiar Explorer layout of main window, sidebar, and toolbar, with many customizable features like tabs and tree views. In fact, there seems to be little about XYplorer that can't be customized. It adds searching, previews, favorites, hotlists, scripting, shortcuts, and many more options for organizing, managing, and accessing your files and folders.
Super Explorer: XYplorer's outward resemblance to Windows Explorer is obvious, but that makes it easier to learn how to use it. You may already have a notion of what you'd wish Windows could do.
Customizable: Many tools can be customized, but few match XYplorer's options. For example, the Customize Tree tool offers ten options, plus there's a Mini Tree, Lock Tree command, and much more. And that's just trees -- the same applies to Folders, Toolbars, and just about everything else in XYplorer.
Recent Locations: Clicking Recent Locations shows where you've been on your PC -- very handy for troubleshooting, cleanup, and other PC maintenance.
Similar freeware: Freeware with similar capabilities to XYplorer isn't hard to find.
Trial limitations: XYplorer's free trial version has minor limitations but is otherwise fully functional, though we couldn't find anything disabled during our trial.
If you're looking for a new file management tool for Windows, make it XYplorer.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of XYplorer 15.00.
XYplorer is a multi-tabbed dual pane file manager for Windows, featuring file search, versatile preview facilities, a highly customizable interface, and a large array of unique ways to efficiently automate frequently recurring tasks. XYplorer is a portable file manager. It stores all data in the program's folder, and running it does not change your system or registry. XYplorer features tabbed browsing, a powerful file search, multi-level undo or redo, queued file operations, a duplicate file finder, branch view, folder view settings, batch rename, the mini tree, user-defined commands, scripting, color filters, reports and directory print, file tags, and comments.