The utility of the File Explorer in Windows 10 can be enhanced furthermore by installing a simple freeware program AltapSalamander. It is a customizable file manager that splits the virtual workspace into two sections with a toolbar residing on top, giving access to most functions. It is a dual-pane free File Manager for Windows PC that offers viewers for all file formats & archives and includes built-in FTP and SFTP clients.
Altap Salamander File Manager Freeware
Let us take a look at some of its features.
1] Basic Operations
When you first download and install it, Atlap Salamander will offer you a clean and sleek interface. Right-clicking on any element in the main window brings up the default context menu. The menu offers full control over files and folders. Additionally, you can drag elements from one side to another.
If required, you can configure the program, to support basic file manager operations such as
Create a file or directory
Simply, click on the ‘File’ menu and choose any of the above options. When initiated, the operations will run in the background. You can also choose to process these operations in a queue or pause them.
The included keyboard navigation options under the ‘Commands’ menu will let you control the software without using the mouse, offering ease of use and convenience. You can use this menu to
Calculate Occupied Space
Calculate Directory Size and get the Drive Information
2] Advanced Operations
Beyond basic operations, advanced processes like comparing directories, changing the case of names, Attributes, date, and time can also be performed via Salamander. All the necessary instructions for performing these actions and other shortcuts are described in the ‘Help‘ section. These can be accessed readily by simply pressing the F1 key.
Lastly, a good feature of this free File Manager software is that it can be used to guard your safety and Privacy. For instance, it can clear browsing history or list of files you viewed or edited. Apart from this, it supports the Native Windows Encrypting File System (EFS). This makes it is possible to encrypt or decrypt files, preserve Encrypted attributes, owners, and permissions while copying files and directories.
In all, Atlap Salamander can be trusted as a reliable tool to perform daily operations. Download this tool from the Altap Salamander homepage.
A post-graduate in Biotechnology, Hemant switched gears to writing about Microsoft technologies and has been a contributor to TheWindowsClub since then. When he is not working, you can usually find him out traveling to different places or indulging himself in binge-watching.