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Author Topic: wanted: file manager for moving files (possibly with speed limit)  (Read 1339 times)

brotherS

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Hi,

I'm looking for a two-panel file manager to locally move files from folder X to Y every now and then. It should reload the previously opened folders when started. A transfer speed limit option (like the FileZilla FTP client has) would be lovely but is not required.

The ability to filter folder contents (only show files that match "abc") also would be nice to have - this is also something FileZilla has.

Any recommendations? I've googled around and after reading several reviews I tried Q-Dir but didn't really like it.

It should be freeware if possible, or donationware.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2021, 01:42 PM by brotherS »

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Re: wanted: file manager for moving files (possibly with speed limit)
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2021, 01:05 PM »
I know Skwire uses Altap Salamander (so it must be good :-)
https://www.altap.cz/

Doesn't XYplorer have a free version -- hmm, still available but not supported/updated since 2017. You may even find a portable version in portable apps or somewhere... https://www.xyplorer.com/free.php
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Re: wanted: file manager for moving files (possibly with speed limit)
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2021, 01:24 PM »
I know Skwire uses Altap Salamander (so it must be good :-)
https://www.altap.cz/

Doesn't XYplorer have a free version -- hmm, still available but not supported/updated since 2017. You may even find a portable version in portable apps or somewhere... https://www.xyplorer.com/free.php

XYPlorer stopped updating their free version, though it's still free.  Altap Salamander is also very good- I used it for years on machines where I didn't have DOpus installed until I switched to XY.

Other options that I know of include FreeCommander, DoubleCommander, and OneCommander, though I haven't used any of them.

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Re: wanted: file manager for moving files (possibly with speed limit)
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2021, 02:11 PM »
Thanks guys, Altap Salamander does look promising! It does have a transfer speed limit option, yay. :) And it's search-as-you-type feature is pretty cool.

In its "Find" window (Ctrl-f) it does not seem to be possible to permanently disable "Search subdirectories", but other than that it's love at first sight. :-*

I might check out the other suggested alternatives another day.

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Re: wanted: file manager for moving files (possibly with speed limit)
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2021, 02:17 PM »
In trying to remember the *Commander options, I ran across one that I think I'll try.  The price tag is a bit extreme (up there with DOpus), but it is a perpetual license, unlike DOpus. https://fman.io/


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Re: wanted: file manager for moving files (possibly with speed limit)
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2021, 02:27 PM »
There's also Multi Commander (free, donationware), favourably mentioned by Shades in Re: Batch file to move files (less than total size) from A to B, along with a link to 26 third-party file managers.

But, from the OP, is a FM really what you want?  The task sounds rather like backup/directory synchronization, e.g. by something like Karen's Replicator (free, donationware)

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Re: wanted: file manager for moving files (possibly with speed limit)
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2021, 02:54 PM »
In trying to remember the *Commander options, I ran across one that I think I'll try.  The price tag is a bit extreme (up there with DOpus), but it is a perpetual license, unlike DOpus. https://fman.io/
I used to use DOpus many years ago (loved it!), but there came a time where I couldn't justify the cost anymore, for what I used it for.


There's also Multi Commander (free, donationware), favourably mentioned by Shades in Re: Batch file to move files (less than total size) from A to B, along with a link to 26 third-party file managers.

But, from the OP, is a FM really what you want?  The task sounds rather like backup/directory synchronization, e.g. by something like Karen's Replicator (free, donationware)
Thanks for the link.

And yes, I want/need a file manager.  8)

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Re: wanted: file manager for moving files (possibly with speed limit)
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2021, 03:05 PM »
In trying to remember the *Commander options, I ran across one that I think I'll try.  The price tag is a bit extreme (up there with DOpus), but it is a perpetual license, unlike DOpus. https://fman.io/
if you do try it, let us know how you get on  :up:
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Re: wanted: file manager for moving files (possibly with speed limit)
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2021, 10:18 AM »
In its "Find" window (Ctrl-f) it does not seem to be possible to permanently disable "Search subdirectories", but other than that it's love at first sight. :-*
But at least one can use the Filter (Ctrl-F12) to only show matching files in a given folder.  :Thmbsup:

Just wanted to share that in case someone else is looking for that too. :)