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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

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    Clover

    Wings for your Windows Explorer! Clover is an extension of the Windows Explorer, to add multi-tab functionality similar to Google Chrome browser. After Clover is installed, you will be able to open multiple folders within the same...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

  • 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

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    Midnight Commander

    GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software. Its a feature rich full-screen text mode application that allows you to copy, move and delete files...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    QTTabBar

    QTTabBar is an extension for Windows Explorer that brings tabbed browsing to Microsoft's file browser. It comes with a number of nifty features including a favorites function for launching folders and applications, groupings of...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

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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

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  • Commander One icon

    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

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    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

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    Krusader

    Advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for KDE and other desktops in the *nix world, similar to Midnight or Total Commander. It provides all the file management features you could possibly want: extensive archive handling...

    Open Source Linux

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  • CubicExplorer icon

    CubicExplorer

    CubicExplorer is a file manager which is aimed to replace Windows Explorer. It’s goal is to be easy and pleasant to use but still have enough power for more advanced usage. Its key features are tabs and bookmarks. It also has...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued Last commit 2013, website no longer up. See https://code.google.com/archive/p/cubicexplorer/source/default/commits
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    Forklift

    "Dual pane file manager and SFTP/FTP client for Mac OS X ForkLift is designed to be the fastest, most powerful file manager for the Mac. Connect to FTP or SFTP servers, manage your Amazon S3 account or your mobile devices over...

    Commercial Mac

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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

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  • X-plore icon

    X-plore

    X-plore is a file manager for mobile phones, with a wide range of functions on the phone's file system. NOTE: the free version has a 3sec wait screen at start and closing the app. So it is technically not 100% free but...

    Freemium Windows Mobile Android S60

  • 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

  • Altap Salamander icon

    Altap Salamander

    A small and two-pane file manager with open plugin architecture. Has the ability to view content of files (text, html, over 40 picture formats, mp3), support for archives (zip, rar, arj, cab, tar/gzip, etc.), and (S)FTP support.

    Commercial Windows

  • Xfe icon

    Xfe

    Fast, light, and flexible file manager. Xfe only requires the FOX library to be fully functional. Plus, it can be launched from the command line in a fraction of second. Xfe can also efficiently complete terminal commands.

    Open Source Linux Xfce

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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

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    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

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    • Discontinued Last update was Tue May 18, 2010 according to the website: http://wde.codeplex.com/
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    FileVoyager

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

    Free Windows

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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Explorer++ Comments

Sorting and grouping files screwed up

Negative Comment by halfey
about Explorer++ Feb 2012

Been using Explorer++ for a while (I used to call it "Explorer Plus" back then) and I kinda like it. I love it for the ability to sort folders by their content size, a feature that is missing from Win7 explorer which was available in the good old WinXP (shame on M$ for crippling it down). However trying to do the same thing with Explorer++ creates another problem. In the default Windows explorer I always love to group my files by their types and at the same time group them by access date. However in Explorer++ I can't do both but only have to pick either one. Even if I've sorted my files by access date, once I choose to group them by types they will be no longer sorted by access date anymore but defaulted to being sorted by name. This is stupid. At this point I can't recommend this to anybody.

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Explorer++ is now open sourcePost by David Erceg » Sun Jan ...

Comment by olof_
about Explorer++ Jun 2011

Explorer++ is now open source

Post by David Erceg » Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:23 pm
Hi everyone,

I'm glad to announce today that the Explorer++ source code has been released under the GNU GPLv3 license. A major factor in my decision to release the code was the desire to have input from other programmers, which I hope will lead to increased quality and shorter release times for Explorer++. The source code is available from SourceForge.

http://www.explorerplusplus.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=239

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Extremely slow when switching between folders. There's alwa ...

Comment by fotzenlecker
about Explorer++ Jun 2011

Extremely slow when switching between folders. There's always a delay.

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