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Windows Explorer

The built-in file manager in Windows.

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The built-in file manager in Windows. It provides a graphical user interface for accessing the file systems. It is also the component of the operating system that presents the user interface on the monitor and enables the user to control the computer. It is sometimes referred to as the Windows Shell, or simply “Explorer”. More Info »

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Windows Explorer (sometimes referred to as Explorer) was added by olaj in Mar 2009 and the lastest update was made in Nov 2014. There is a history of activites on Windows Explorer in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on Windows Explorer or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.

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Explorer is an Abomination

Negative Comment by PeterSavin about Windows 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.


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.


It often crashes for me in Windows 7, too, probably due to buggy thumbnailers or something. I will drag a file and it will stop moving and then I know it's going to crash soon.