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Files is described as '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' and is a File Manager in the file management category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Files for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Double Commander, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Files are Total Commander, FreeCommander, Directory Opus and XYplorer.

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

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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.

    ⚫︎ PortableDouble Commander can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDouble Commander can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeDouble Commander supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Double Commander 0.7.0 running on Windows 10
  2. Total Commander is a Shareware file manager for Windows.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableTotal Commander is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableTotal Commander can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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.

    ⚫︎ PortableFreeCommander can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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.

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    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. 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableXYplorer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableXYplorer is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingXYplorer supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ File TaggingXYplorer can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
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  6. Q-Dir icon

    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!

    ⚫︎ CustomizableQ-Dir is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableQ-Dir can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Q-Dir default view on Windows 10
  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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  8. 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.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingMulti Commander supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMulti Commander can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableMulti Commander can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Amaze File Manager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid

    Amaze File Manager is an intuitive, open-source file manager for Android that's both free and ad-free (no upgrade offers, no popups, no ads at all).

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeAmaze File Manager doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ LightweightAmaze File Manager consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  10. GNOME Files icon

    GNOME Files

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • MacPorts
    • XQuartz

    GNOME Files, formerly known as Nautilus, is the official file manager for the GNOME desktop, giving the user a simple way to navigate and manage its files.

    ⚫︎ LightweightGNOME Files consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGNOME Files can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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