Alternatives to File Explorer for all platforms with any license

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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

  • 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

    • I've used only the free version, and its filled of a lot useful functions and tools. Guest • 9 days ago Disagree   Agree
  • Q-Dir icon

    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

  • 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

  • Directory Opus icon

    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

  • 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

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer updated. Last version, 1.3.5, released in February 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • 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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    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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    • Customizable, clean, powerful. The only alternative for Windows w-yJul 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Forklift icon

    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

  • 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

  • Tablacus Explorer icon

    Tablacus Explorer

    Tablacus Explorer is a tabbed file manager with Add-on support. Tabbed interface Add-on support Customizable association, menus, keys, mouse gestures, alias Completely Portable, No installation required ...

    Open Source Windows

    • Very customizable and responsive. It has preloaded layouts such as dual pane, four pane, one pane layouts and layouts with tab titles at different places. You can create customized bars, etc. Although not as good as Linux alternatives, it's quite above the average for Windows file managers. However, customization is a bit complicated, it's something for power users. Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
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  • 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)
  • 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

  • Nomad.NET icon

    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

  • Cairo Shell icon

    Cairo Shell

    Cairo Shell is a replacement shell for the Microsoft Windows operating systems. Like other shell alternatives, it replaces the default Windows Shell. Cairo Shell will be free to download and use when it is released.

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued While not officially stated as such anywhere since there is no blog or forum this project should be marked as discontinued. The code repository has seen no changes since 2010 and the site hasn't been updated since 2009 (check the copyright).
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    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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  • 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

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

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  • Files by Microsoft Corporation icon

    Files by Microsoft Corporation

    Files is a free app for managing files on your Windows Phone. By using this app you can: • Access files stored on your phone and SD card • Browse, search and launch files • Easily share one file or multiple files • Create...

    Free Windows Phone

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  • FileVoyager icon

    FileVoyager

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

    Free Windows

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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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  • 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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  • 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

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    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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File Explorer Comments

Undo

Comment by astral_cyborg
about File Explorer Aug 2016

Undo of file operations is a major problem of most file managers. A big plus for this one.

[Edited by astralcyborg, August 29]_

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Explorer is an Abomination

Negative Comment by PeterSavin
about File Explorer Sep 2014

I will never use it again. This idiotic shell will no longer have any power over me, over my day, over my health and my workflow. Ever.

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It worked well enough but every once in a while for me on M ...

Comment by Aaron
about File Explorer Jun 2011

It worked well enough but every once in a while for me on ME XP and Vista.. Explorer would crash, and I would have to forcibly shut down my computer to fix it. Although I really do like some of the things that it has, it would cause problems sometimes.

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