Windows File Explorer Alternatives

Got tired of using limited Windows File Explorer, so tried these.

  • Saladin

    Free Windows Website

    Saladin is an open source dual-pane file manager for Windows which merges the capabilities of Windows Explorer with the well known and easy to use orthodox user interface.


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  • Tablacus Explorer

    Free Windows Website

    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
    Multiple language and Unicode support
    Open source
    64-bit(TE64.exe/x64 Edition) and 32-bit(TE32.exe/x86 Edition) versions are available


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  • Far Manager

    Free Windows Website

    Far Manager is a program for managing files and archives in Windows operating systems. Far Manager works in text mode and provides a simple and intuitive interface for performing most of the necessary actions:

    * viewing files and directories;
    * editing, copying and renaming files;
    * and many other actions.


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  • JumpFm

    Free Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell Website

    JumpFm is a minimalistic dual panel file manager (currently released only for Windows, Mac, and Linux) that lets you navigate your file system very efficiently.
    Mac releases can be found at
    Windows build is not tested yet, so use at your own risk.
    JumpFm is an Electron based app. It is written in TypeScript. To hack the code all you need is node.js a decent editor and a sass compiler.

    • Jumping: Press j to jump directly to your favorites folders. No manual bookmarking is needed, JumpFm will learn where you want to go.
    • Git Awareness: Files are displayed according to thier git status.
    • Plugins: Powerful plugin system based on NPM.
    • Flat Mode: Press r and all directories are gone. Press it again to bring them back.
    • Instant Gist: Press ctrl + g to create instant gist from selected files.


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  • One Commander

    Freemium Windows Website

    Free dual-pane file manager for Windows featuring tabs, columns, themes, long filename support, image converter, regex renaming and many other unique features.


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  • Explorer++

    Free Windows Website

    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 experience.

    Latest/Unstable builds can be downloaded from AppVeyor: . Select desired platform, "Win32" or "x64", then select "artifacts" for downloadable packages.


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  • Double Commander

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    Total Commander-inspired file manager that features two side-by-side panels for navigation.


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