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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.
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Variety is the spice of life - I use mutliple File Managers!!
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tomos

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #425 on: July 26, 2010, 02:15:33 PM »
Notice that the post you linked to was made four days after the post here that mentioned that feature?   8)
Note that I'm new on this forum (but have been on XY forums for years and feel I know what's current) so when I saw something here that wasn't maybe quite up to date with status there, I thought it approp to mention that aspect...

and thankful I was too to be notified (especially of such good news!) - I had posted there but had forgotten to tick the notifications box :)
Tom

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #426 on: August 07, 2010, 08:28:24 PM »
I'm used to FreeCommander. Switching involves too much of a learning curve.  The author has targeted December for a full 64 bit release. I hope so. Although I can still use it on Vista64 there are times when I get the mouse busy Uzumaki(spiral thingie) for no apparent reason.  Being 32 bit it does have the benefit that 32 bit shell extensions work inside it. But I'd like to see true 64 bit. Works fine on my Windows Seven 32 bit system.

Since it's implemented in Delphi I have to wonder what will be used for the 64 bit version if not Lazarus.



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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #427 on: August 11, 2010, 04:38:36 PM »
Long time no see...

@MilesAhead
TC will come in 64bit flavour too thanks to Lazarus.

More info: http://www.ghisler.c....php?p=207805#207805

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #428 on: August 11, 2010, 05:31:30 PM »
Hi fenixpro!

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #429 on: August 11, 2010, 05:36:51 PM »
What would be the need of a 64-bit TC when it doesn't support explorer plug-ins anyway?

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #430 on: August 11, 2010, 06:16:04 PM »
Long time no see...

@MilesAhead
TC will come in 64bit flavour too thanks to Lazarus.

More info: http://www.ghisler.c....php?p=207805#207805

I'll have to check it out.  I took a look at that thread where everyone is arguing about the exe size.  Those dudes should take up FreeBasic.  Those little apps are like 10 KB if you don't use a custom icon. :)


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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #431 on: August 11, 2010, 06:49:21 PM »
@Tuxman
What would be the need of a 64-bit TC when it doesn't support explorer plug-ins anyway?
As for now it supports context menu plugins.

Advantages?
- branding - people surprisingly believe that 64bit software is better than 32,
- better support for 64bit context menu extensions,
- better support for special system folders - IIRC there are some issues with WOW64.

MilesAhead
"Arguing" seems to be too strong word. But it is rather discussion about Lazarus overload comparing to Delphi.

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #432 on: August 11, 2010, 07:14:29 PM »
people surprisingly believe that 64bit software is better than 32
Well, let them believe so. Following them doesn't make you smarter.

- better support for 64bit context menu extensions,
"Better" meaning what?

- better support for special system folders - IIRC there are some issues with WOW64.
I srsly doubt that accessing these folders is related to your CPU arch.

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #433 on: August 11, 2010, 08:08:01 PM »
people surprisingly believe that 64bit software is better than 32
Well, let them believe so. Following them doesn't make you smarter.
Agree but it can stop some complains though.

- better support for 64bit context menu extensions,
"Better" meaning what?
Direct access to them? For now TC uses additional proxy application (TCMDX64.EXE) to have 64bit Explorer menu items shown but not all of them work properly. In some cases (Tortoise IIRC) you need to have two versions installed. Native 64bit build may make it needed no longer.

- better support for special system folders - IIRC there are some issues with WOW64.
I srsly doubt that accessing these folders is related to your CPU arch.
It is related to feature called Files Redirection:
http://msdn.microsof...aa384187(VS.85).aspx

BTW Issues with 32bit TC under 64bit Windows (which may be solved thanks to the port):
http://www.ghisler.c...n_by_Total_Commander!

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #434 on: August 11, 2010, 08:45:46 PM »
MilesAhead
"Arguing" seems to be too strong word. But it is rather discussion about Lazarus overload comparing to Delphi.

I can remember people squawking about Delphi 5 VCL setting a floor of around 260 KB for a single form app back when people's systems had less than a GB.  Seems kind of silly when PCs are coming off the rack with 8 GB.  Makes me think of "I can name that tune in 1 note." :)


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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #435 on: August 12, 2010, 01:55:06 AM »
Now that I've switched to Windows 7, I'm finding Windows Explorer much improved!  ;D

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #436 on: August 12, 2010, 07:30:49 AM »
I was using NexusFile at work but the antivirus started complaining about it, so I'm giving Cubic Explorer a spin: I'm trying to get used to a single pane in multiple tabs...

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #437 on: August 12, 2010, 09:38:10 AM »
I was using NexusFile at work but the antivirus started complaining about it

I just tried to visit the website to "check it out" and VIPRE's firewall threw up this warning

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VIPRE has determined that the site

you are trying to visit is malicious.

I bet this is a false-positive, though. I've had a number of websites/programs get incorrectly flagged by various different security apps in the past for reasons unknown. IOW, I doubt that the developer suddenly decided to start distributing viri or worms, etc.
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #438 on: August 12, 2010, 09:43:57 AM »
OK that's weird Darwin... Maybe it stems from the same issue that caused my work's antivirus to complain  :-\  I'd say so... Shame: I'd got quite used to the application and it's got quite a few bells and whistles.

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #439 on: August 12, 2010, 09:56:41 AM »
What I've done in the past, Perry, is contact both the author/webmaster and the AV company and let them sort it out. The author/webmaster is usually quite motivated to do just that and, if they are indeed on the up and up, the AV company usually removes the app/website from their definitions. Of course, this isn't a quick process, but it is usually resolved within a week or so.
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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #440 on: August 12, 2010, 01:44:29 PM »
Now that I've switched to Windows 7, I'm finding Windows Explorer much improved!  ;D

In XP and Vista pre SP1 I was using lots of file copy tools like TeraCopy and KillCopy. Esp. with Vista64 SP1 I notice the regular shell drag & drop copy honks.  Granted the stats shown under more info are inflated, but if you time it with a multigig file to get the real speed it seems to rival the copy apps, at least for large video transfers. My Windows Seven machine is 32 bit with only 1/4 the ram and a slower HD. Comparisons would be meaningless in that case.  Even so, I don't feel the need to use the copy tools anymore.  I mainly use file managers if I'm going to run a bunch of apps on the files. I have FreeCommander set up with stuff like MediaInfo, AviDemux, several video players and subtitle tools etc..

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #441 on: September 13, 2010, 05:14:40 AM »
I was using NexusFile at work but the antivirus started complaining about it, so I'm giving Cubic Explorer a spin: I'm trying to get used to a single pane in multiple tabs...

I'm enjoying CubicExplorer so much that I'm using it at home now too...  :Thmbsup:

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #442 on: September 13, 2010, 06:14:12 AM »
CubicExplorer 0.92 is a simple but stable version of UltimateExplorer (mustangpeak). CE's author already has announced that version 2 will be written in a different language, and maybe with a different license. So, even though CubicExplorer 1 is very good, the present version seems to have a limited future. Of course the author's plan is to make version 2 even better ;-) but also quite different.

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #443 on: September 13, 2010, 06:18:45 AM »
Thanks Curt. I'd tried UE and did see a similarity, but the feel of CE was a lot more snappy than UE  ;)

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #444 on: September 13, 2010, 10:09:53 AM »
Yep, UE is sluggish ...

CE has some weird GUI issues, though, like losing the alignment settings sometimes.
Following its development anyway.

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #445 on: September 13, 2010, 12:16:01 PM »
I'd tried UE and did see a similarity, but the feel of CE was a lot more snappy than UE  
Yep, UE is sluggish ...


An explanation from CE's forum, from the author of UltimateExplorer:

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Marko [from CubicExplorer] uses my components in CE.  I mainly made UE [UltimateExplorer] to try to exercise as many options in my components as possible, hence its temperament.   There are dozens on features available to CE in the components but Marko has chosen to take the opposite spectrum and make CE as simple as possible.  The buggyness of UE is good from my point of view because it help find problems in the components that helps make CE more stable.

Jim
www.mustangpeak.net

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #446 on: September 13, 2010, 12:21:24 PM »
Stability versus overall speed here.

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #447 on: September 13, 2010, 01:15:53 PM »
midnight commander here :)

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #448 on: September 15, 2010, 10:17:31 PM »
I bought a lifetime XYPlorer license and used that for a couple of years there. That fell off a bit but ever since dual pane was introduced it's a mainstay (except at work where we can't use anything but Explorer).

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #449 on: September 26, 2010, 02:32:52 AM »
I missed the release somehow, but on Sept. 12 FreeCommander was updated.  Looks like the main thing, other than bug fixes, is support for 64 bit context menu on Win64.  The app itself is still 32 bit.  But there's supposed to be a 64 bit release later this year:

http://freecommander.com/fc_downl_en.htm

edit: I'm just trying it now. Not bad.  By default, right click the mouse on Win64 you get 64 bit context menu.  Winkey right click to get 32 bit context menu.  The readme has .ini file tweaks.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2010, 02:37:07 AM by MilesAhead »