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Better Explorer Alternatives

Better Explorer is described as 'This is a replacement for the standard Windows Explorer with more features for more convenience' and is a File Manager in the file management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Better Explorer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, PortableApps.com and BSD. The best alternative is Double Commander, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Better Explorer are Total Commander, FreeCommander, Directory Opus and Files.

Better Explorer alternatives are mainly File Managers but may also be FTP Clients or File Search Utilities. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Better Explorer.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
  • Windows Explorer

This is a replacement for the standard Windows Explorer with more features for more convenience.

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  1. 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.

    Double Commander 0.7.0 running on Windows 10
  2. Total Commander is a Shareware file manager for Windows.

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  3. FreeCommander is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager. The program helps you with daily work in Windows. Here you can find all the necessary functions to manage your data stock.

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  4. Directory Opus provides a complete replacement for Explorer with far more power and functionality than any other file manager available today.

    Dual display (vertical layout) without trees (this is the Commander style). Both file displays are in list mode, showing popup tooltip for an image file.
  5. Files is a file manager which leverages the latest features of the Windows platform including Fluent Design, seamless updates, and APIs which enable the performance and lifecycle behavior that users expect.

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  6. 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 automate frequently recurring tasks.

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  7. File Explorer (Windows 10), 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 is sometimes referred to as the Windows shell, explorer.

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    Q-Dir

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    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 default view on Windows 10
  9. Multi Commander is a multi-tabbed file manager and is an alternative to the standard Windows Explorer. It uses the very popular and efficient dual-panel layout.

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  10. 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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