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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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Curt

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #550 on: June 05, 2014, 05:28:34 PM »
well, as a Dane, the xyzism isn't too bad for me, neither...
 8)
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JustManager still lacks SFTP support, right?

yes, it does, and it is not the first thing on his to-do list.

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Can I please ask about Altap Salamander file manager: Is it true that it doesn't have "Cut" (move)? The feature is not listed, even though basics like Rename, View, Edit, Copy, Move, Delete are listed. It sounds odd, not to also have Cut.
 :tellme:

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #551 on: June 05, 2014, 06:07:23 PM »
It uses the default Windows context menu (with a weird design), so probably it does.

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #552 on: June 06, 2014, 07:27:30 AM »
I voted for "Other", because I prefer the FreeCommander, which is almost similar to the Total Commander, but it's Freeware.

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #553 on: June 07, 2014, 09:39:41 AM »
.... the FreeCommander which is almost similar to the Total Commander, ....

 :o      ;D      :D      good laugh,  YMMD  :Thmbsup:





 

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #554 on: June 07, 2014, 09:42:44 AM »
Indeed. FreeCommander looks better.

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #555 on: June 19, 2014, 03:26:58 AM »
@panzer: JustManager still lacks SFTP support, right? :(

They are currently at version 0.1 Alpha 53 so there is still room for improvements till 1.0 gets out ...  :D

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #556 on: June 19, 2014, 03:41:17 AM »
Well, that feature was planned years ago if I understand the forum correctly.

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #557 on: November 02, 2014, 04:30:04 PM »
Currently using Clover, which gives a chromium-based tab interface to Explorer, along with Classic Shell, for custom toolbars, on Win7.

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #558 on: November 03, 2014, 12:17:46 PM »
I tried everything mentioned in the voting poll list, but still find the default Windows Explorer unbeatable. LMAO
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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #559 on: November 03, 2014, 01:07:34 PM »
You even tried "Other"? Waiting for your review!

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #560 on: November 03, 2014, 01:19:38 PM »
"Other" has to be the mentioned File Manager posted above, i didn't notice that.
But u get the idea !
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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #561 on: November 03, 2014, 01:27:36 PM »
I recently switched to Diropus 10 Pro and I don't regret it.  I used to be fan of XYplorer, and still am, but once you get into the fine tuning of Diropus, it is really great.  V11 is too slow for my Pc though.
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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #562 on: November 03, 2014, 03:47:02 PM »
I tried everything mentioned in the voting poll list, but still find the default Windows Explorer unbeatable. LMAO
I believe that should be unbearable.

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #563 on: November 04, 2014, 05:44:21 AM »
Some of these file managers look cool but I don't like the idea of multi-tabbed with only one window pane.  I like to use the original freeCommander with the target tab active in the opposite pane.  The most annoying thing ever is dragging stuff to a tab in the same pane and it hides in some subfolder in that tab forcing me to waste time searching for it.  That drives me nuts.



Unfortunately the FreeCommanderXE seems like it will never have all the features implemented like
file Renamer and FTP client.  I'm hobbling along with Explorer until I find something similar to the old FC.

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #564 on: November 04, 2014, 06:34:05 AM »
Some of these file managers look cool but I don't like the idea of multi-tabbed with only one window pane.  I like to use the original freeCommander with the target tab active in the opposite pane.  The most annoying thing ever is dragging stuff to a tab in the same pane and it hides in some subfolder in that tab forcing me to waste time searching for it.  That drives me nuts.

ctrl-z is your friend. It's a do-over without having to look for anything.

I like the tabs because they save space, while giving full view. And items can be dragged among tabs.

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #565 on: November 04, 2014, 10:25:22 AM »
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ctrl-z is your friend. It's a do-over without having to look for anything.

Cheating.  Too easy.  :)

To me it's an unnatural motion.  Besides, I don't see the big deal to make it dual pane.  Windows doesn't charge double.  :)

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #566 on: November 09, 2014, 09:41:47 AM »
Unfortunately the FreeCommanderXE seems like it will never have all the features implemented like
file Renamer and FTP client.  I'm hobbling along with Explorer until I find something similar to the old FC.

Try Total Commander, Miles. It can be dual or single pane with or without tabs. It has a deceptively simple appearing appearance, but has a lot of power under the hood. It's shareware, but you cannot beat the price.

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #567 on: November 09, 2014, 10:09:16 AM »
Unfortunately the FreeCommanderXE seems like it will never have all the features implemented like
file Renamer and FTP client.  I'm hobbling along with Explorer until I find something similar to the old FC.

Try Total Commander, Miles. It can be dual or single pane with or without tabs. It has a deceptively simple appearing appearance, but has a lot of power under the hood. It's shareware, but you cannot beat the price.


Ok.  I'll take a look.  :)

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #568 on: November 09, 2014, 04:51:17 PM »
Ok.  I'll take a look.  :)

While you are looking, keep in mind that everything you see can be changed if you don't like it...even the pull-down menus. If there's functionality you need, but can't seem to find in the program chances are there's a plugin that will do what you need. There are a few Total Commander users here on DC and we'll be glad to help you out.

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #569 on: November 10, 2014, 12:49:30 AM »
Total Commander would need less advertising if it looked better.

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #570 on: November 10, 2014, 01:24:26 AM »
It is strange that it defaults to something that looks like a Win95 app. But perhaps that is because it still supports every OS back to Win95 (and there is even a 16-bit version available for Win3.1). But it would be nice if it included a couple of styles that looked a bit more modern.

To me the functionality is more important though, and the standard orthogonal file manager interface with NC compatible keyboard shortcuts :-[.

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #571 on: November 10, 2014, 01:38:19 AM »
Maybe try Altap Salamander too?

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #572 on: November 10, 2014, 03:17:50 AM »
Altap Salamander
Nice software but there seems to be an issue with unicode characters, cyrillic ones for instance.  Strange for a CZ software...
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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #573 on: November 10, 2014, 06:12:52 AM »
Ok.  I'll take a look.  :)

While you are looking, keep in mind that everything you see can be changed if you don't like it...even the pull-down menus.

If you don't mind...

If you are new to TC, at least I want to recommend this settings:

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Menu / Menü
Extended Menus for Total Commander / Menüs mit allen Befehlen
http://www.totalcmd...._win81amd64_eng.html  <== take a look!
http://www.totalcmd....ded_German_Menu.html  <== Deutsch

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Font / Schrift
"Configuration > Options > Font"______ ==> [Change font]__ ==> 'Default' (instead of Bold)
"Konfigurieren > Einstellungen > Schrift" ==> [Schrift ändern] ==> Schriftschnitt: auf 'Standard' stellen (anstelle von Fett)

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Brackets / klammern
"Configuration > Options > Display"_____ ==> [_] Show square brackets [] around directories
"Konfigurieren > Einstellungen > Anischt" ==> [_] Zeige eckige Klammern [] um Verzeichnisse

[Configuration] <== wincmd.ini
DirBrackets=0

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Shortcuts / Tastaturkürzel
"Configuration > Options > Misc."______ ==> Redefine hotkeys_____________ ==> choose "F2" and for Command: "cm_RenameOnly"
"Konfigurieren > Einstellungen > Diverses ==> Tastenkombination umdefinieren ==> wähle "F2" und als Befehl: "cm_RenameOnly" aus

[Shortcuts] <== wincmd.ini
;Enable 'F2'-key to start inline-rename mode, additional to origin 'Shift+F6'
F2=cm_RenameOnly
;Enable 'Ctrl+F' to start find-files, additional to origin 'Alt+F7'     
C+F=cm_SearchFor
;Use 'Ctrl+O' to launch DOS-Box in current path
C+o=cm_ExecuteDOS
;Disable 'Alt+F4' (Exit, close program), load Help instead
A+F4=cm_Keyboard
;Disable 'F8' (Delete), load Help instead
F8=cm_Keyboard
;'Alt+P' launch 'edit path box at the top'
A+P=cm_EditPath

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Be more Portable
Set INI-parameter "UseIniInProgramDir" to "7" and use "%Commander_Path%" and relative paths everywhere.
More at the wiki http://www.ghisler.c...index.php/Navigation

[Configuration] <== wincmd.ini
UseIniInProgramDir=7 ;7=use the wincmd.ini in the program folder / nimm die Wincmd.INI im TC-Programmordner
pluginbasedir=%Commander_Path%\plugins

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Selection / Auswahl
Move down on selection with Spacebar
Bei Auswahl mittels Leertaste eine Zeile tiefer gehen

[Configuration] <== wincmd.ini
SpaceMovesDown=1

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Re: What's your preferred File Manager
« Reply #574 on: November 10, 2014, 12:40:52 PM »
Maybe try Altap Salamander too?
I am trialling it currently.  Is there a way to have a multi tabs display ?
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