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SharpEnviro is described as '(or SharpE) is an open source shell replacement system for Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. When using SharpEnviro the default Windows desktop is replaced by a new and more powerful desktop environment' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to SharpEnviro for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Files, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SharpEnviro are File Explorer, Cairo Shell, Finder and BB4Win.

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

SharpEnviro (or SharpE) is an open source shell replacement system for Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7....

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  1. 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.

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  2. 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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    Cairo Shell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Cairo is a desktop environment for Windows. Its goal is to develop a desktop experience that increases productivity and advances current technology standards.

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  4. Finder icon

    Finder

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    The Finder is the first thing that you see when your Mac finishes starting up. It opens automatically and stays open as you use other apps. It includes the Finder menu bar at the top of the screen and the desktop below that.

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    BB4Win

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    BB4Win (Blackbox for Windows) is an alternative shell for Microsoft Windows. The program aims to emulate the look and feel of a Linux based desktop. The BB4Win project was discontinued in 2005 but various branches have been built from the source.

    Discontinued

    Latest release 2009, see http://bb4win.sourceforge.net/

    For those who prefer a not-so-minimal setup. If I tried to put 82 icons on my explorer desktop I doubt they'd fit in a single column


  6. NERD tree

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Vim

    The NERDTree is a file system explorer for the Vim editor. Using this plugin, users can visually browse complex directory hierarchies, quickly open files for reading or editing, and perform basic file system operations.

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    bbLean

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    bbLean is the lean version of Blackbox for Windows. It tries to keep balance between features and complexity, to give you some efficient means within a compact shell.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.17.1, released in May 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  8. bug.n

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    bug.n is a tiling window manager add-on for Microsoft Windows. It is written in the scripting language AutoHotkey.

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    Emerge Desktop

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Emerge Desktop is a replacement Windows "shell" (the desktop environment normally provided by Windows Explorer) for Windows 2000 and above.

    Discontinued

    Emerge Desktop is no longer maintained. Last version, 6.1.3, released in 2012, and the source code are still available on SourceForge

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    WindowBlinds

    • Windows

    WindowBlinds is a computer program that allows users to skin the Windows graphical user interface. It has been developed by Stardock since 1998, and is the most popular component of their flagship software suite, Object Desktop.

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