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    Thunar is described as 'new modern file manager for the Xfce Desktop Environment. Thunar has been designed from the ground up to be fast and easy-to-use. Its user interface is clean and intuitive, and does not include any confusing or useless options' and is a very popular File Manager in the file management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Thunar for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and The best alternative is Double Commander, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Thunar are Total Commander, Dolphin File Manager, FreeCommander and Midnight Commander.

    Thunar is mainly a File Manager but alternatives to it 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 Thunar.
    This page was last updated May 3, 2022
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    Thunar is a new modern file manager for the Xfce Desktop Environment. Thunar has been designed from the ground up to be...
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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.
      Double Commander vs Thunar opinions
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      Two panels; fine customizable color-themes (you can change the colors of files and directories by its file-types and attributes, for example links, directories, executables, or just for *.pdf files and other file-types); supporting of the mounting and unmounting; and many many more...
      Positive comment over 5 years ago


    2. Dolphin is a file manager for KDE focusing on usability. Has three view modes: Icon, Detail and it used to have Column View like in Finder (it is not available in current version due to problems with maintaibility). Supports FTP, SCP and other protocols. Highly configurable.
      Dolphin File Manager vs Thunar opinions
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      ZeroNet_io Dolphin and Nemo are better than Thunar and Nautilus in my opinion. It better preserve user selected layout and easier to configure with more options.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    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.
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      Nice and simple interface makes it easy to use, I do not think there are others as complete and as good as this.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

    4. GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software.
      Midnight Commander vs Thunar opinions
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      No I don't have enough experience of Thunar but Midnight Commander is for me a good alternative to a lot of things.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago


    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.
    6. 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.
    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!
    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.
      File Explorer vs Thunar opinions
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      It does not have tabs and extra panel
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

    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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