Clover Reviews

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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.

I have made the message about adware clearer.

Thanks for reporting

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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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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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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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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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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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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. :(

Exactly my words!

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Stay Away

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Crashes all the time on windows 10. Wehn it doesn't crash laggs are common.... no thanks

Works fine in windows 10, 64bits. No problem at all, even after upgrading from win7 to win10. You should give a new try, it's still very usefull !

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Inoperable on Windows 10

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On Windows 8.1 worked pretty well with some minor bugs, but on Windows 10 it's much worse. There are random crashes and lags during copying or entering the folders. Much better choice is QTTabBar that works flawlessly.

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Good Stuff

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I used QTTabBar for over a year before finding out about Clover. While Clover lacks the features of QTTabBar, its simplicity and ease of use won me over.

The middle-mouse-button opens a folder into a new tab, and using the same button on an open tab closes it, similar to modern web browsers these days like Firefox and Chrome.

It also includes a Bookmarks Bar at the top for click+dragging folders into it and storing them for quick access, although I don't need this feature since I use Windows 7's left sidebar to store favorites.

It has crashed a few times after my computer wakes up from Sleep/Hibernation, but only twice, so it's not a significant issue. I still love the program and I intend to stick with it for as long as it lasts.

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Really nice tab-browsing of folders

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Clover is really nice for tab-browsing your folders on your windows machine!

My only issue is that is breaks the functionality of Listary which I use for browsing my folders - but Listary is working on Clover support for version 4 :)

[Edited by Thelle, September 19]

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