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Question: 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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« Reply #75 on: October 12, 2007, 12:53:27 PM »

For me, it's, and far before all the others, Total Commander, because its tons of functionnalities, it is very quick, very pleasant to use, etc.
Also I've bought XYplorer, then Xplorer2 and Altap Salamander. But none of them is as powerful and as pleasant as TC.
I use Total Commander since 1993 or 1994 (Windows Commander in those old years).
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« Reply #76 on: October 12, 2007, 01:16:40 PM »

I really like XYPlorer but I'm moving away from it as it doesn't support normal explorer extensions such as the one needed to access a pocket pc ( the activesync extension). I'd really like to use just one. I'm thinking more and more of getting directory opus. Things I really like in XYPlorer are the catalogue and the ability to find files in a subdirectory by using ?*partoffilename*.

I think the makers of these file managers could do themselves a great service by producing videos or information on how to better use them day to day. I primarily hate clicking through directories to get from place to place.
I got used to the catalog and address bar searching of XYPlorer, but find that launchy and locked tabs in other managers work just as well.

lol. And after all of this, I'll probably end up back on the commandline after learning powershell.
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« Reply #77 on: October 12, 2007, 03:07:26 PM »

Now it seems that he for almost 1¬Ĺ year has given up on any final version, so I ask, if your version ("build 3"?) of FindeXer has any bugs worth mentioning?

Have been using Build Version 4 (limited beta release) since April with no bugs or crashes. Had to hack the Explorer View Menu which makes it easier to toggle between Explorer Folder view. 

Haven't seen the author around for almost six months but, he travels a great deal for work. Not sure of future development atm.

Oh, forgot to mention that I use UltraExplorer occassionally.
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« Reply #78 on: October 13, 2007, 05:12:07 AM »

I ended up in three:

xplorer2
free commander
XYPlorer

since I cant test them so far in a wide range of functions, can anyone give me a suggestion? eg xplorer2 cant do something that XYplorer does, etc
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« Reply #79 on: October 13, 2007, 08:04:26 AM »

Some of the windows file manager/explorer extensions mentioned here make me curious - what extensions are there out there that can improve life?

When I go and fix someone else's computer I dont particularly want to install any of my shareware on their machine, and it would be nice to have some less intrusive options to make their life easier

So far people have mentioned (without links)

Folderview, QTTabbar, QTBreadcrumbs, FindeXer, Styler

Any others? How about some links, because I sure won't find "styler" just by googling/yahooing it
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« Reply #80 on: October 13, 2007, 08:18:41 AM »

How about some links, because I sure won't find "styler" just by googling/yahooing it

you are wrong
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« Reply #81 on: October 13, 2007, 08:30:12 AM »

How about some links, because I sure won't find "styler" just by googling/yahooing it

you are wrong

How about a link then?
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« Reply #82 on: October 13, 2007, 08:35:05 AM »

xplorer2 lite is free. No need to install multiple addons on top of windows explorer when xplorer2 can do it all.

Some of the windows file manager/explorer extensions mentioned here make me curious - what extensions are there out there that can improve life?

When I go and fix someone else's computer I dont particularly want to install any of my shareware on their machine, and it would be nice to have some less intrusive options to make their life easier

So far people have mentioned (without links)

Folderview, QTTabbar, QTBreadcrumbs, FindeXer, Styler

Any others? How about some links, because I sure won't find "styler" just by googling/yahooing it
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« Reply #83 on: October 13, 2007, 08:59:24 AM »

How about some links, because I sure won't find "styler" just by googling/yahooing it

you are wrong

How about a link then?

there you gohttp://samars.kit-masters...de/down/index.php?dlid=18
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« Reply #84 on: October 13, 2007, 09:24:52 AM »

I'm with Sri on the X² suggestion. However, I don't think their portable version is free.
Check out baxbex.com - they have some Exploder addons, I've used bxnewfolder for years.
 
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« Reply #85 on: October 13, 2007, 09:28:19 AM »


Is that a woman's cleavage shown under their "upcoming downloads" section? Or do I just need help?
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« Reply #86 on: October 13, 2007, 09:55:01 AM »


Is that a woman's cleavage shown under their "upcoming downloads" section? Or do I just need help?

I really dont know :s
I dont think so, its blue!
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« Reply #87 on: October 13, 2007, 10:19:56 AM »

How about some links, because I sure won't find "styler" just by googling/yahooing it

you are wrong

I stand corrected!  Thmbsup
So much noise in google lately I often don't even try anymore
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« Reply #88 on: October 13, 2007, 10:25:01 AM »

xplorer2 lite is free. No need to install multiple addons on top of windows explorer when xplorer2 can do it all.

I would tend to agree with you, but then I am the kind of person who registered total commander back in its very early days... Some people take to file managers like a fish to water, others, well... some people will not use an alternate file manager even if you give them one, simply because it does not "jump" at them so they continue to use "my computer" or explorer... for those people it is nice to know a few tools to make their life easier. I just switch to my file manager whenever I am in explorer and it falls short, so I didn't know any good such bars. Now I do cheesy
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« Reply #89 on: October 13, 2007, 05:42:21 PM »

I quite like xplorer¬≤, but lately I have been using Windows Explorer (XP).. about 50/50 usage of both.. And today I discovered the QT addons for Windows Explorer thanks first to azza (and second to Curt via Quizo QTTabbar).. I was curious about these "QT" addons and found my way to the authors (Quizo's) site (not hard, I know tongue) and he has 3 cool addons: QTToolBar2, QTTabBar, & QTAddressBar and I must say that I am very impressed with them! Absolutely wicked.. (Ok, back to reality..  Grin this is Windows Explorer, but really, these addons are very cool  Cool).. They add so many good things to WE..

When I began using xplorer¬≤, I especially liked the double click on background to go up a dir (and still do), and noticed by accident (!! due to my x¬≤ habbits) that QTTabBar has this feature (or mini-feature, what ever.).. Quizo's software also has many other cool little things (as mentioned by Nighted).. Tip of the iceberg.. I advise any one who likes using WE over file managers to check these addons out!  Thmbsup
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« Reply #90 on: October 14, 2007, 08:49:04 AM »

How about some links, because I sure won't find "styler" just by googling/yahooing it
you are wrong

How about a link then?

What kind of pessimists are you guys? Are you so sure of failure, that you don't even dare to at least TRY? Please!

Search for Styler and it will be the very FIRST answer you will get!! How hard can it be?

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« Reply #91 on: October 14, 2007, 09:05:32 AM »

pessimists next time click "I am feeling lucky" button in google! 
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« Reply #92 on: October 14, 2007, 02:37:20 PM »

You're being too optimistic Grin
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« Reply #93 on: October 14, 2007, 03:14:20 PM »

You're being too optimistic Grin

could you give us a link for that Lashiec...
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« Reply #94 on: October 14, 2007, 04:54:16 PM »

Sure smiley
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« Reply #95 on: October 14, 2007, 05:10:11 PM »


A most adequate link, I would say.  thumbs up
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« Reply #96 on: October 14, 2007, 05:19:24 PM »


was actually being silly there but interesting read  smiley
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« Reply #97 on: October 14, 2007, 05:27:23 PM »

Hehe, I thought you were asking for a explanation to my line, which the article is
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« Reply #98 on: October 15, 2007, 03:06:29 PM »

At tinjaw's urging, I'm creating this poll to try to get a sense of what File Management solution(s) DCer's are using. So, cast a vote and let the numbers tell their tale!

Links?  Or are they in the other thread?

I'm not following you on this one, wraith. Are you requesting links to the various File Managers posted here?

Yes, that's what I was requesting.  Sorry it took so long to reply; for some reason I wasn't notified of updates on this thread.
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« Reply #99 on: October 15, 2007, 06:00:31 PM »

for some reason I wasn't notified of updates on this thread.

Well you would have been if you were only using Directory Opus!  tongue Sorry, I couldn't resist. It just seems like everytime somebody says something in this thread somebody else comes back with something about DO. I'm just having a little fun after work. cheesy
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