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    Windows File Manager Alternatives

    Windows File Manager is described as 'lives again and runs on all currently supported version of Windows, including Windows 10' and is a File Manager in the File Management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Windows File Manager for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Xfce and Android. The best alternative is Double Commander, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Windows File Manager are Total Commander (Freemium), XnView MP (Free Personal), QTTabBar (Free) and Dolphin File Manager (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 12, 2022
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    Windows File Manager lives again and runs on all currently supported version of Windows, including Windows 10.
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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.


    2. XnViewMP is a free software to view, organise, convert graphics and photos files or to create slide show, contact sheet, HTML pages.
    3. QTTabBar is an extension for Windows Explorer that brings tabbed browsing to Microsoft's file browser.
    4. 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.


    5. 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.
    6. Directory Opus provides a complete replacement for Explorer with far more power and functionality than any other file manager available today.
    7. 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.
    8. 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!
    9. 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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