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GNOME Files Alternatives for Windows

GNOME Files 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 GNOME Files and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to GNOME Files are Total Commander, Midnight Commander, Files and File Explorer.

GNOME Files alternatives are mainly File Managers but may also be FTP Clients or File Renamers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of GNOME Files.
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  • Linux
  • MacPorts
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GNOME Files, formerly known as Nautilus, is the official file manager for the GNOME desktop, giving the user a simple way...

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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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    Most users think Double Commander is a great alternative to GNOME Files.
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    Way more features and way more customization.

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    H66m9d

    It have more option and flexibility than Nautilus

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  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. GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software.

    ⚫︎ LightweightMidnight Commander consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Files

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeFiles supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  5. 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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  6. Far Manager is a program for managing files and archives in Windows operating systems. Far Manager works in text mode and provides a simple and intuitive interface for performing most of the necessary actions:

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsFar Manager can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceFar Manager either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    JumpFm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell

    JumpFm is a minimalistic dual panel file manager (currently released only for Windows, Mac, and Linux) that lets you navigate your file system very efficiently.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeJumpFm supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Discontinued

    The last release was in 2017, but you can still download it and use it.

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  8. UltraExplorer is a Windows Explorer replacement that will change the way you think about file management. Other Explorer replacement applications duplicate the same old paradigm introduced by Microsoft in Windows 95.

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    Discontinued

    The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.0.3.0, released in July 2009, can be still downloaded from SoftPedia.

    Customize it any way you like it!
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    Index (Maui Applications)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • AppImageHub

    Index is a convergent file manager, it the user with a simple way to navigate and manage files. Index incorporates features such as miller columns, embedded terminal, split views, file previews, experimental WebDAV support, tags.

    ⚫︎ LightweightIndex (Maui Applications) consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Spacedrive

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Organize files across many devices in one place. From cloud services to offline hard drives, Spacedrive combines the storage capacity and processing power of your devices into one personal distributed cloud, that is both secure and intuitive to use.

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