Forklift Alternatives for Windows

    Forklift is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is Double Commander, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Forklift and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Forklift are WinSCP (Free, Open Source), Total Commander (Freemium), Cyberduck (Free, Open Source) and Midnight Commander (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 23, 2021

    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.
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    2. WinSCP, a popular free SFTP and FTP client for Windows, copies files between a local and remote computer. It supports also FTPS, SCP and WebDAV. It offers easy to use GUI for all common file operations and a powerfull automation with .NET assembly.
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    3. Total Commander is a shareware Orthodox File Manager (OFM) for Windows. Some features include a built-in FTP client, file compare, archive file navigation, and a multi-rename tool with regular expression support.
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    4. GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software.
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    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.
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    6. 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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    7. 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!
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    8. 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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      File Explorer vs Forklift opinions
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      File Explorer is basically the Finder in Windows. We want a better Finder/File Explorer. Not the same thing made by different companies. Also, Forklift has a side-by-side file GUI so it is easy to move file from one place to another.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    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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