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  • Total Commander icon

    Total Commander

    Total Commander is a shareware Orthodox File Manager (OFM) for Windows. It costs 32€. Some features include a built-in FTP client, file compare, archive file navigation, and a multi-rename tool with regular expression support. From...

    Commercial Windows Windows Mobile Android Android Tablet

  • Double Commander icon

    Double Commander

    Double Commander is a cross platform open source file manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and features some new ideas. Features Unicode support Tabbed interface Multi-rename tool...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    FreeCommander

    FreeCommander is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager, reminiscent of Norton Commander. Function to view (and sort after) foldersize, 37 languages, function to store ScreenShots as a file or to...

    Free Windows

  • File Explorer icon

    File Explorer

    File Explorer, previously known as Windows Explorer, is a file manager application that is included with releases of the Microsoft Windows operating system from Windows 95 onwards. It provides a graphical user interface for accessing...

    Free Windows

  • XYplorer icon

    XYplorer

    XYplorer is a file manager for Windows. It features tabbed browsing, a powerful file search, a versatile preview, a highly customizable interface, optional dual pane, scripting engine, and a large array of unique ways to efficiently...

    Commercial Windows

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    Q-Dir

    Q-Dir makes your files and folder easy to manage. Fast and easy access, with an amazing Quadro-View (4 panes) technique. You dont have to renounce the usual, Drag and Drop, all Views, and other functions of your system. No! Q-Dir...

    Free Windows

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    Thunar

    Thunar is a new modern file manager for the Xfce Desktop Environment. Thunar has been designed from the ground up to be fast and easy-to-use. Its user interface is clean and intuitive, and does not include any confusing or useless...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • Far Manager icon

    Far Manager

    Far Manager is a program for managing files and archives in Windows operating systems. Far Manager works in text mode and provides a simple and intuitive interface for performing most of the necessary actions: * viewing files...

    Open Source Windows

  • muCommander icon

    muCommander

    muCommander is a lightweight, cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface. It runs on any operating system with Java support (Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, *BSD, Solaris...).

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud BSD

  • Multi Commander icon

    Multi Commander

    Multi Commander has a lot of file manager features. This list It is not even close to complete. There are so many features and tweaks in Multi Commander that not everything can be listed here. Layout • Dual Panel • Tabs •...

    Free Windows

  • One Commander icon

    One Commander

    Free dual-pane file manager for Windows featuring tabs, columns, themes, long filename support, image converter, regex renaming and many other unique features.

    Free Windows

  • Explorer++ icon

    Explorer++

    Explorer++ is a free file manager for Windows. Available on Windows XP and above, it features the same familiar interface as Windows Explorer, while introducing several enhancements and improvements for a much richer file browsing...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The project is no longer updated. Last version, 1.3.5, released in February 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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  • Geeqie Image Viewer icon

    Geeqie Image Viewer

    Geeqie is a lightweight Gtk+ based image viewer for Unix like operating systems. It was forked from GQview. The development is focused on features for photo collection maintenance: raw format, Exif/IPTC/XMP metadata and integration...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

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    xplorer²

    xplorer² is a desktop file manager combining the simplicity of windows explorer with the speed and efficiency of traditional dual pane orthodox file managers, helping you be productive with your documents, pictures, music, source...

    Freemium Windows

  • Unreal Commander icon

    Unreal Commander

    Very powerfull two-panel interface commander. Unreal Commander has UNICODE support, Extended search of files, Multi-rename tool, Synchronization of directories, Support of archives ZIP, RAR, ACE, CAB, JAR, TAR, LHA, GZ, TGZ , Built-in...

    Free Windows

  • NexusFile icon

    NexusFile

    NexusFile is a file manager for Windows. You can manage many files very fast and easily. NexusFile will increase your computing performance. If you still use Windows Explorer, you must try this one. Batch Rename, Dual Panes...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued last version 5.3.3 (2012.12.08)
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    Nomad.NET

    Nomad.NET is a powerful dual-pane file manager complete with breadcrumbs, thumbnails, integration with explorer plugins, and even support for multiple tabs. Using Nomad.NET requires very little explanation. Just download, extract...

    Free Windows

  • Marlin icon

    Marlin

    Marlin is a new GTK3-based file manager for Linux, pretty slick and fast. Unlike most other file managers Marlin has included the so called "Miller columns" view. Features * Tabbed browsing * Multiple-views *...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Just Manager icon

    Just Manager

    Just Manager is a feature packed, versatile, multi-tabbed multi-pane file manager for the Windows operating system. It is available in both x86 and x64 versions. Despite its many features it is relatively small and efficient.

    Free Windows

  • Tux Commander icon

    Tux Commander

    Tux Commander is a windowed file manager with 2 panels side by side similar to popular Total Commander or Midnight Commander file managers. The main goal of this...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.6.70, released in November 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • FileVoyager icon

    FileVoyager

    FileVoyager is a freeware file manager for Microsoft Windows using two panels of disks browsers.

    Free Windows

  • Vifm icon

    Vifm

    Vifm is a ncurses based file manager with vi like keybindings. If you use vi, vifm gives you complete keyboard control over your files without having to learn a new set of commands.

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • elokab file manager icon

    elokab file manager

    elokab-fm is full file manager for elokab desktop envirenement is Qt-based elokab-fm fast and lightweight file manager Available languages: French, English, Arabic.

    Free Linux

  • Saladin icon

    Saladin

    Saladin is an open source dual-pane file manager for Windows which merges the capabilities of File Explorer with the well known and easy to use orthodox user interface. Saladin supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows...

    Open Source Windows

  • ZTreeWin icon

    ZTreeWin

    ZTreeWin is a fast and powerful text-mode file & directory manager, with many advanced features and an intuitive keyboard interface. Flexible dual or even four-panel view, persistent selection (tagging), flat folder view (branch)...

    Commercial Windows

  • Magellan Explorer icon

    Magellan Explorer

    Magellan Explorer is an advanced, yet easy to use, Windows file manager based on the powerful dual window pane concept. Previous users of the Norton Commander file manager and similar tools will feel right at home. It can also act as...

    Commercial Windows

  • WinFrigate icon

    WinFrigate

    Frigate3 is a handy file manager with built-in file viewers (DBF, RTF, HTML, DOC, Excel), handy utilities (TreeNotes, StartUp Manager, Calculator, SmartPad, and Directory Size Manager) and a wealth of other options that make managing...

    Commercial Windows

  • NERD tree

    The NERD tree allows you to explore your filesystem and to open files and directories in Vim. It presents the filesystem to you in the form of a tree which you manipulate with the keyboard and/or mouse. It also allows you to perform...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Vim

  • Sunrise Commander icon

    Sunrise Commander

    The Sunrise Commander is a richly featured double-pane file manager for the Emacs editor that combines the power of dired and the convenience of orthodox file managers (Midnight Commander, Far, etc).

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux GNU Emacs

  • FenrirFS icon

    FenrirFS

    FenrirFS is a file management software where you can easily view everything in 3 different modes and manage any kind of file using labels. This software is full of original functions, such as being able to preview files without...

    Free Windows

  • My Commander icon

    My Commander

    My Commander (MyCO) is "the small - smarter - fastest file manager in the world", archiver and ISO creator for Windows 7. Small and smart, MyCO uses less of your computer's memory while it's running.

    Free Windows

  • Proto icon

    Proto

    Proto is a fast, next-gen, freeware file manager. Unlike all the Norton Commander clones, this project introduces interesting and new approach to handling files. Incorporates some of the Jef Raskin's ideas regarding “Humane...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued No recent activity.
  • V - The File Viewer icon

    V - The File Viewer

    V is an all-purpose File Manager for Windows. V is not just another Windows Explorer replacement. Its main strength is its inbuilt file viewer which excels at viewing files quickly - whether they are 100 bytes or 100 gigabytes in...

    Commercial Windows

  • Better Explorer icon

    Better Explorer

    This is a replacement for the standard Windows Explorer with more features for more convenience. Features: Archive Support: 7zip, xz, bzi2, zip, gzip, tar Folder/ Drive Size Chart: Easily FInd big files Ribbon: As known from...

    Open Source Windows Windows Explorer

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CubicExplorer Comments

Alternative as an image viewer

Positive Comment by reiaasu
about CubicExplorer and Geeqie Image Viewer, ACDSee, XnView Sep 2015

I know that it is primarily a file manager. But its user interface can be configured in such a way that it looks very similar to how I configure ACDSee Classic, Cornice, GQview, Geeqie and XnView. I like image viewers with a panel for folder tree and/or file list, and another panel with image preview. And Windows lacks good open source image viewers with such user interface, so here's my suggestion.

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Solid Replacment

Positive Comment by Tchaos
about CubicExplorer Oct 2014

This is a solid and very useful explore replacement.
I started using it a month ago and have completely fallen in love with it.
Though I do wish there was real plug-in support, or it was made with open source of free compiling tools in mind so that I could roll my own version of it.

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...almost there!

Comment by wolframite
about CubicExplorer Jul 2011

Great explorer replacement. It would be killer if there was the ability to show two explorer panels at the same time.

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