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Which File Manager do you rely on in Windows?

Windows Explorer
Directory Opus
Total Commander
XYPlorer
xplorer2
Altap/Servant Salamander
Frigate
Speed Commander
AB Commander
Haven't decided yet.
Other
Variety is the spice of life - I use mutliple File Managers!!
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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #300 on: September 22, 2008, 06:41:24 PM »
2Darwin
It was crazy reference to Sting's song.

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PS. All those good words about my site reminded me that I had forgot to copy one of my ideas from TC's forum board ;)
If someone is interested in then: http://fenixproducti...Ideas.aspx#quickfilt

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #301 on: October 04, 2008, 05:32:59 PM »
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The second link doesn't work for me. Is it current? Probably it's FireFox playing up again.

The problem here was an Norton Internet Security setting too high, thus rendering internet practically unusable. So presumably now I'm less safe. What a dilemma. Thanks Norton! And sorry to have doubted good old Firefox.

As regards Fenix being a Brit, in my book he is as long as he stays here. It's a state of mind (like being hungry) although I doubt Customs would agree.
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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #302 on: October 04, 2008, 05:38:35 PM »
Perhaps I should add that I've seen the DC map since that original post and am staggered and pleased to note how many DC'ers are currently residing in Britain. So I shouldn't have singled FenixProductions out as being particularly noteworthy. (Except that his web-site loads up quite quickly in a browser which is nice (if predictable))

Can anyone else comment on File Managers with explorer type behavior as described on the previous page.
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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #303 on: October 04, 2008, 05:54:33 PM »
2Darwin
It was crazy reference to Sting's song.

Ah... I should have just googled the phrase, didn't think of that  :o

Can anyone else comment on File Managers with explorer type behavior as described on the previous page.

 just took a very cursory look at DOpus to see if it is capable of the explorer-type behaviour you're asking about (the ability to copy/move/delete the file folders associated with html files with one automatically, if I am reading your post right?), and can't find that kind of functionality. However, I'd bet that it is already possible or that you could create a button to do this. At the moment, I don't have access to any other file managers (they're on my other machine), but will try to remember to look into this next time I do.
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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #304 on: October 05, 2008, 02:00:38 AM »


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Just discovered this thread - installed QT TabBar and it works for me! I particularly love the the Desktop tool to quickly jump to folders...  :Thmbsup:

Gizmo does it again!!  :D


The more I use, the more I like! Especially being able to jump to folders straight from Task Bar... ;)
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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #305 on: October 05, 2008, 08:33:09 PM »
Can anyone else comment on File Managers with explorer type behavior as described on the previous page.

 just took a very cursory look at DOpus to see if it is capable of the explorer-type behaviour you're asking about (the ability to copy/move/delete the file folders associated with html files with one automatically, if I am reading your post right?), and can't find that kind of functionality. However, I'd bet that it is already possible or that you could create a button to do this.

Could possibly help: Select HTML and associated directory

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #306 on: October 05, 2008, 09:08:26 PM »
Could possibly help: [url=http://resource.dopus.com/viewtopic.php?t=7911&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0]Select HTML and associated directory

What? You actually searched the Dopus Resource Centre forum?!  :-[ Nicely done, thanks  :Thmbsup:
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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #309 on: October 06, 2008, 02:23:11 AM »
Just F'n Google It!



I almost missed that - I thought the link was just the Google search results!

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #310 on: January 02, 2009, 08:12:43 AM »
This one I hadn't heard about before: FileSurfer.

http://www.filesurfer.de/indexe.html freeware

Pictures: http://www.filesurfer.de/picturese.html

Windows 2000/XP/Vista(Beta)
requires DirectX9

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FileSurfer is a new kind of file manager for Windows, which

    * allows navigation through the file system solely by mouse movements without button clicks
    * stores the folder structure across multiple sessions
    * works without installation (also from USB sticks)
    * allows navigation in six tabs
    * shows up to four views simultaneously
    * works as UPnP control point
    * can hide rarely used folders
    * allows the concurrent selection of files in different folders
    * can open files in different applications with a single mouse click
    * can assign attributes to accelerate navigation
    * shows files and images simultaneously inside a folder
    * plays videos if VLC (www.videolan.org) is installed
    * uses multiple threads to profit from multi-core CPUs
    * can be controlled with the SpaceNavigator (www.3dconnexion.de)

(C)1999-2008 Alexander König
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version 3.3, uploaded on July 5, 2008; 1.8 MB.

FileSurfer is freeware. Just unzip the application and click on filesurfer.exe. All configuration data is stored inside the created folder, FileSurfer does not copy dll's and does not create registry entries. To uninstall the application, simply delete the complete folder.

beta version 3.4, uploaded on November 9, 2008; 1.8 MB.
downloading now ;-)

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Tuning

Disable "Animated transitions", "Show shadows" and "Show background image" to increase the frame rate on slow systems.
(Mouse wheel up or Alt-key -> Preferences -> Display)
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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #311 on: January 02, 2009, 08:38:58 AM »
Thanks for pointing that one out, Curt. I tried it this time last year and kept it on my computer for a while. It didn’t survive the purges of the spring of ‘08, though!

I should add that I did use it a fair amount and actually never got on to the GUI conventions used... Just found it confusing. But, having just quoted this

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Yes, there’s a learning curve. And if you insist on using those techniques you learned back in the last millennium with software that was designed differently, you will be frustrated. But I believe that an open-minded XP user who actually takes a few minutes to learn how the new UI works will be more productive very quickly. The secret is breaking old habits and developing new ones.

from Ed Bott in another thread re: Windows 7, I perhaps shouldn't have been so quick to judge it!
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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #312 on: January 02, 2009, 08:58:46 AM »
The surfer is quite interesting, but seems to only be handy if the size of the visited folder is not too big. I pointed at My_Images (8.000 photos) and never saw the program again.

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #313 on: January 04, 2009, 11:01:55 AM »
- and yet another one I hadn't heard about before: Double Commander. However, as the previous one, this one is not too 'new' and not too often updated...: >>26.12.2007: First alpha release of Double Commander 0.3 alpha.< and >17.04.2008: Double Commander 0.3.5 alpha released!<< -and nothing since then! Will it even work with Vista? I don't know, the text doesn't specify.

http://doublecmd.sourceforge.net/

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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.

Here are some key features of Double Commander:

    * All operations working in background
    * Multi-rename tool
    * Tabbed interface
    * Custom columns
    * Internal text editor (F4)  with syntax hightlighting
    * Built in file viewer (F3) to view files of ANY SIZE in hex, binary or text format
    * Archives are handled like subdirectories. You can easily copy files to and from archives. Supported archive types: ZIP, TAR GZ, TGZ and also BZ2, RPM, CPIO, DEB, RAR.
    * Extended  search function with full text search in any files
    * Configurable button bar to start external programs or internal menu commands
    * Total Commander WCX, WDX and WFX plug-ins support
    * File operations logging
    * And more...
screenshot.jpgWhat's your preferred File Manager


On one of their pages you can see what features are working or under development.
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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #314 on: March 03, 2009, 11:12:53 AM »
Sorry to dig up this old subject again, but it is one of the most useful topics in a way as a very good filemanager can make so many other tools redundant. Are there any new developments in the field that would make it worth retaking the poll?

Anyway, regarding Opera and .mht files, I had Opera portable installed a while ago and moved it to another folder and had problems. I'm pretty happy with the installed Opera (except for webmail problems) and it saves .mht files as default. Strangely it also saves some webpages with associated folders (eg. xyz.mht with xyz_files folder) although it seems to have stopped that now. I thought the .mht file made these folders redundant? Any thoughts please?
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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #315 on: March 03, 2009, 11:21:32 AM »
No need to apologise for reviving this (or any other) thread  :) I'm now using Dopus 9 exclusively because I am in austerity mode on my Vista 64 machine (ie I want to keep it as light as possible - don't want to gum it up with redundant software installations) and I love it.

WRT your question, though, what are you looking for in a file manager? There are many choices (the poll is far from comprehensive)...!
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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #316 on: March 03, 2009, 11:29:52 AM »
Handling scores of old .htm and associated _files folders in an intelligent way (Ie. together) is my biggest bugbear with any software that doesn't have a hefty pricetag I can't justify. Ie. Dopus is out for me unless some remarkable discount comes my way. Opera and its .mht file does mitigate that problem for me except as noted in my previous post.

BTW, that was a much quicker post than the timestamps would have you  think. Thanks Darwin.
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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #317 on: March 03, 2009, 11:55:09 AM »
This one I hadn't heard about before: FileSurfer.

FileSurfer has been renamed, zirpher, and moved to a new site, and is apparently no longer in beta

http://www.zirpher.com/

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(version 3.4, uploaded on January 17, 2009; 1.95 MB).

Zirpher is freeware. Just unzip the application and click on Zirpher.exe. All configuration data is stored inside the created folder, Zirpher does not copy dll's and does not create registry entries. To uninstall the application, simply delete the complete folder.
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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #318 on: March 05, 2009, 08:45:22 AM »
Just to note: DonL is busy working on XYPlorer 8, which will feature, amongst other things dual pane  :-*

You can read his announcement here.

Should be a winner  :Thmbsup:
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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #319 on: March 05, 2009, 09:25:29 AM »
Just to note: DonL is busy working on XYPlorer 8, which will feature, amongst other things dual pane  :-*

It's getting chilly here in Hell... ;D

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #320 on: March 05, 2009, 12:37:53 PM »
Just to note: DonL is busy working on XYPlorer 8, which will feature, amongst other things dual pane  :-*

It's getting chilly here in Hell... ;D

Should be downright frosty in the coming weeks. Watch for it...  :o
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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #321 on: March 06, 2009, 03:56:16 AM »
Just to note: DonL is busy working on XYPlorer 8, which will feature, amongst other things dual pane  :-*
It's getting chilly here in Hell... ;D

sometime I'm slow, I am intelligent FWIW but sometimes slow
let's see, "Hell" could be life without dual pane? ... but it's getting cold there ... :-\

reminds me of a postcard I bought once with two sillhouette devils drinking cocktails set against a very decorative brightly coloured wallpaper.
The caption at the bottom went "We're in Hell, it's great, there's even a disco!"
but hey ... watch out: it's getting cold there ;)
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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #322 on: March 06, 2009, 04:56:17 AM »
When hell freezes over!

Firs1tt!!!111

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #323 on: March 06, 2009, 05:22:37 AM »
When hell freezes over!

Firs1tt!!!111

ahhhh  LOL - told you I was slow!!
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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #324 on: March 06, 2009, 05:28:37 AM »
xplorer2 by a long shot. How did I ever live without it?
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