Clover Reviews

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Years ago "Hi, here's clover. try it. I will never add in mal/ad/spy/etc wares.."
Then v3 came and that's exactly what he/she did..

Plainly put, it crashes in win10..it stalls and has other issues.
It's not fixed, but yet the dev thinks it's sh*tty enough where he can still add in PUPs and people won't care.

This dev, is on my blacklist.. for being a lackadaisical freeter'esque PUP pusher.

[[ QTTabBar makes clover look like a junk toy. ]]

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yeah Qttabar is better alternative, and it doesnt remove my computer tabs

Works well and is easy to use, but does not support DPI scaling

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I tried clover on my surface pro, while it works fine it does not support DPI scaling so the explorer window looks very fuzzy and is hard to read

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Whoever reported a problem has no idea how to use VirusTotal. It's reported as a PUP, which is not an objective criteria for malware.

A couple of scanners report it as something like "Application.AdSoft (A)", which means exactly what it says. It contains or might download adware. That's not the same as malware. The Sophos result reports "heuristic", which merely means "our software is programmed to make vague guesses".

I hope the AlternativeTo admins adopt a policy of disregarding VirusTotal reports unless they're accompanied by real analysis.

I'm leaving this rating because I can't find a way to counter-report malware.

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I have made the message about adware clearer.

Thanks for reporting

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IIRC the last version that worked that didn't have the bullsh*tware added in, was 3.0.46
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However, if you install that version, block it from internet access in case it updates..if it updates, uninstall/delete it.

It crashes often, someone could make decent money from $5 microtransactions if they made a verison of this that was STABLE and wouldn't turn into unethical bullshit like CLOVER has been trying to do to its' uses. SPY/Mal/Ware is a nice way to put it.

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No Pin Tab & Remember Tabs When Re-open?

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The " Newest ( 3.2.3.0.12011 _ 02.12.16 ) " : Doesn't Have " Pin Tab " & " Remember Tabs When Re-open " _ Function ? ( Down & Sad )

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I installed the Spring Creators Update last night, and Clover isn't working as expected anymore. Part of the top of the real explorer interface is hidden and I accidentally clicked "hide ribbon" and I cannot re-enable it. I guess what you would get out of this is that it's from a Chinese company so it may or may not work some of the time and there is a strong possibility of it breaking with each update.

I wish there were a good alternative that looked as good as Clover.

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there is, it called Small QTTabBar iconQTTabBar

and it is working by extend current file explorer instead of replacing it

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There is no adware at all.

No need to use Unchecky.
First checkbox says "I have read the user license".
Second checkbox says "Create start menu folder".

Downloaded last version (3.4.1) just now and installed it on fresh created windows virtual machine (without any ad-protection). Nothing wrong happened, no adware appears (for hours, after several restarts). No resistance during uninstallation.

I use Clover for two+ years on real machine since first install (without reinstalling), and it automatically updated to last version. Never seen any ads.

Also searched for adware screenshots in google. What avast trying to block there isn't real advertising, just image shown during update installation.

[Edited by playermet, February 15]

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• Currently Best Tabbed File Explorers I used (si...

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  • Currently Best Tabbed File Explorers I used (since the 3.2.7 update (2017-01-19) it has a VIP option, which means that the free version comes with ads, so be aware of that.)
  • Rare bug which loop open new tab, need to force close the apps with task manager
  • Clover disable display scaling on high dpi settings to prevent resolution changes
  • Remove my computer tab which can be used to access system properties, uninstall, etc
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If you prefer to use Windows File Explorer, but at the same time find that you are in dire need of tabs, then Clover is probably your best choice.
Some people around the web say that Clover contains malware, which it doesn't. It does however (as already mentioned) contain bundleware, so make sure to pay attention when installing Clover (I'd recommend installing Unchecky as it automatically un-clicks offers in installers).

[Edited by dinosw, October 08]

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This app is safe, very helpful, and the author still actively maintains it. (as of 8/2017) Chrome-style tabs and bookmarks in Explorer should just be a built-in option I think. Were I Microsoft, I would buy the idea, give him credit, and drop a native implementation into Explorer. It's a great concept and has helped millions to enjoy their OS tools more. Anti-malware software with heuristics engines look for suspicious behaviour in applications. This one attempts to intercept the user's intent to launch the Windows Explorer Shell and wraps the interface in one of its own. It doesn't get much more suspect than that, so naturally sever scanners report a false positive. The author may not have asked to be reviewed for placement on their whitelists.

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broke cut copy and paste

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I used this for quite a while on windows 7 and it worked good. Until one day I couldn't paste files anymore. I had the option to cut and copy, but the paste option was greyed out. This is a big issue since I record TV using Windows Media Center. I move these files sometimes, but without the Paste function I couldn't move them not Even to USB drive.

[Edited by joseolivas, June 11]

[Edited by joseolivas, June 11]

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Indispensable

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There is no way you can do without Clover.

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Works fine now!

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Great, fave extension software ever!

To resolve issues on Windows 8/8.1/Blue[ copy-paste from reddit, comment by ]:

In Explorer window go to View -> Options;
In opened Folder Options window go to View tab, scroll down to "Launch folder windows in a separate process" and make sure it's UNCHECKED.

Additionally right click exe and disable DPI scaling if the above doesn't solve it all.

That' it- clover should be running and kicking again!

Good Luck!

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Clover is beautiful. But...

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It doesn't work very well in Windows 8.1 and even worse in Windows 10.

Shame the Author has dropped it as it just needs a few tweaks to stop it crashing.

Sad to see this useful and well designed program go to the Recycle bin. :(

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Exactly my words!