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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 Android Windows Mobile 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

  • 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 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

  • Q-Dir icon


    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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    Commander One

    Commander One is dual-pane file manager for OS X created in Swift, which enables you to manage your files in the best possible way. You will get the dual-pane interface for easy moving and copying files from one place to another;...

    Freemium Mac

  • xplorer² icon


    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 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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  • Anti-Twin icon


    Anti-Twin is a small software application which compares files, i.e. it searches for duplicate or similar files on your hard disk drive. All similar or identical files that were found can either be sent to the recycle bin or directly...

    Free Personal Windows

    • Discontinued Last version 1.8d from 2010, see
  • Marlin icon


    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

  • Nomad.NET icon


    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

  • Dopus5 icon


    Dopus5 (short for Directory Opus 5) is a well-known Workbench clone for AmigaOS-based computer systems. It features file manager functionality and has been a popular Amiga software title for many years. After acquiring the sources...

    Open Source AmigaOS AROS MorphOS

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  • Windows Double Explorer icon

    Windows Double Explorer

    Windows Double Explorer manages two or more Windows Explorer in one application. Also you can add your favorite folders with drag and drop to the toolbar for quick access. It's easyier to manage your disc structure. (A kind of...

    Open Source Windows Windows Explorer

    • Discontinued Last update was Tue May 18, 2010 according to the website:
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    oMega Commander

    oMega is more than a file manager. oMega supports all standard operations, typical for file managers or Windows Explorer, such as copy, move, delete. In addition oMega offers unusual features and operations, such as built-in...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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

  • File Cards icon

    File Cards

    File manager with productivity in mind. Fast and fluid. See all your important folders and their contents in one view at a glance with the cards based interface. This will bring a whole new level of visibility to your computer and...

    Commercial Windows Windows RT

  • 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 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

  • PowerDesk Pro icon

    PowerDesk Pro

    PowerDesk Professional is the easiest file management software for organizing & managing your files, digital photos, & MP3 files. File manager Windows. Very capable dual pane file manager. Viewers built in, graphics...

    Commercial 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 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

    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation:
  • Fileboss icon


    FileBoss is the modern, robust and powerful - yet easy to use - file manager that enables you to control your files and file system rather than they controlling you. Once you use FileBoss you may never go back to Windows Explorer.

    Commercial Windows

  • UltraExplorer icon


    UltraExplorer is a Windows Explorer replacement that will change the way you think about file management. Other Explorer replacement applications duplicate the same old paradigm introduced by Microsoft in Windows 95. A clumsy Treeview...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version,, released in July 2009, can be still downloaded from SoftPedia.
  • MacCommander icon


    - Two panels to browse your files and directories - Create multiple tabs and quickly switch between them - Use Bookmarks to quickly access your favorite directories or file services - Create directories, copy, move or delete files...

    Free Mac

  • 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

Directory Opus Comments

Brilliant app…

Comment by gregoryem
about Directory Opus Nov 2016

… worth every penny, but additional payment for ”advenced FTP” functionality is a hit below the belt.
These functions should be available in the normal Pro license.


If you manage a lot of files...

Positive Comment by cwfrizzell
about Directory Opus May 2015

...DOpus is more than worth every penny. It is the most diverse, flexible and robust file manager on the planet. Where it shines:

Dual Pane
Mass renaming
Copy queue
FTP handling
File Search
Windows integration
Archive support

Where it lags:

Tagging/search: dependent on Windows Search which does not recognize some tagged file types
Directory Comparison: Not as fast as other file managers
Encryption: only available for archived files

Can it improve? Yes. Will it continue to improve? Absolutely. With a vibrant community and engaged developers, DOpus is tough to beat... At any price.


Brilliant but expensive and per installation licence

Comment by wonea
about Directory Opus Oct 2012

Brilliant but read the T&C's, it's per installation licence. So moving a machine and your likely to have to pay again. To quote the website 'Directory Opus is licenced on a per-machine basis.'

* Update 13/02/2013 - I stand corrected. Happily using my Pro licence on my personal laptop and work laptop seperately.

[Edited by wonea, February 13]


Upgrades are waaay too expensive

Negative Comment by mmckaibab
about Directory Opus Jun 2012

I've had earlier versions of Directory Opus and it's the best thing out there. But $50 for an upgrade for a file utility is waaay too pricey. Time to find something more reasonable or just live with DO 9


It just HAS what you're looking for !

Positive Comment by Juhandra
about Directory Opus Apr 2012

Just some more fine additions in v10.0.5.0
Check out the new feature video's for past versions too, there's tons of goodies to be found.


Directory opus Features

Positive Comment by Mapuche
about Directory Opus and ConvertXtoDVD, DAEMON Tools, File Explorer Apr 2012

Love this app, puts explorer to shame.
i found that the following theme/Skin made it so much easier to access its full potential
KODC skin

Theme adds the following pre made buttons for this app
with a single click you can do the following

  • Advanced Rename Buttons (for files/folders names)

    • converts all Dots/Underscores to spaces

      • remove all brackets and whats inside of them.

        • Capitalise file names

        • trim/add digits/characters

  • Create New folders based on filenames

  • Easily create listing of all files within a folder
  • Send files directy to other software (daemon tools/convertXtodvd/MP3Tag)

--------too much to mention

[Edited by Mapuche, April 14]


Really one hell of a fantastic explorer replacement.Think o ...

Comment by PeterWilt
about Directory Opus Jun 2011

Really one hell of a fantastic explorer replacement.
Think of anything, Directory Opus does it, and it does it extremely well !
Woell worth ever cent !!!


This is not a cheap program, but it is worth every dime. E ...

Comment by awraynor
about Directory Opus Jun 2011

This is not a cheap program, but it is worth every dime. Excellent file manager, duplicate finder, media player, photo viewer ftp agent and so much more. I find new items all the time, they have a demo if you need a program like this and you do need it.


Anyone who needs a file handling tool owes it to themselves ...

Comment by veri
about Directory Opus Jun 2011

Anyone who needs a file handling tool owes it to themselves to try Dopus. There is no better tool on any platform.