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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

  • 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

  • Midnight Commander icon

    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

    SSH
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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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    Directory Opus

    Directory Opus provides a complete replacement for Explorer with far more power and functionality than any other file manager available today. Just some of the features include: Single or dual pane file display and trees Folder...

    Commercial 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

  • 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

  • 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

    SSH
  • Dopus5 icon

    Dopus5

    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 AROS AmigaOS MorphOS

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Worker icon

    Worker

    Worker is a file manager for the X Window System on UN*X with low requirements (basically only the X11 libraries). The directories and files are shown in two independent panels (similar to Midnight Commander). Features: UTF8 support...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • 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.
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    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: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • Fileboss icon

    Fileboss

    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

    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, 2.0.3.0, released in July 2009, can be still downloaded from SoftPedia.
  • 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

NexusFile Comments

Solid capability-wise, but unfortunately crippled by a gari ...

Comment by xtnsgo
about NexusFile Jun 2011

Solid capability-wise, but unfortunately crippled by a garish interface and poor system integration.

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I have to agree to disagree with fotzenlecker, I actually r ...

Comment by KoRnKloWn
about NexusFile Jun 2011

I have to agree to disagree with fotzenlecker, I actually really like this program, the themes are dark, but that is one of the things I like about it.
I don't have the same problems, it runs VERY fast when I used it. However I do REALLY like this, it does have a few issues, and definitely needs SOME rework.
For instance I can't seem to do anything that would need admin privileges without starting up the program with admin privileges, it needs the ability, like explorer++, to ask for admin privileges when you do something like delete a file in program files without starting up the whole program with admin privileges and then going to the folder again.

Some other issues are you can't set it as your default file manager (I like to completely replace windows explorer), and you can't open a folder with it, if you do, it just opens up the default folder, so say if you click on my documents on your desktop and have it open as nexusfile, it doesn't open nexusfile in you documents, it just opens whatever nexusfiles default page is.

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Horrible, sluggish interface. The menus are transparent and ...

Comment by fotzenlecker
about NexusFile Jun 2011

Horrible, sluggish interface. The menus are transparent and cannot be set opaque. When opening a menu, there's a delay in drawing the menu items. Renders the whole usability useless. Also, the design cannot be switched to anything else than black as for the inside of the window. You can only switch the color of the outer frames and borders. This software needs a lot of rework.

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