XYplorer: A powerful free File Explorer Alternative for Windows

Looking for a replacement for Windows File Explorer? XYplorer is a great File Explorer alternative you may want to consider, since it comes with several enhanced functions and interface improvements. XYplorer is a freeware file manager application that not only offers dual pane views for working with multiple folders simultaneously, but also has tabbed interface making it convenient to switch between multiple locations. It has highly customizable interface with an optional dual pane feature where you can automate your frequently recurring tasks effectively.

File Explorer Alternative

File Explorer Alternative

XYplorer Alternative File Manager

XYplorer is different from other file manager software in many aspects. This application provides detailed information that you actually require while working on the system like number of items present in the folder, folder size, and more.If you want, you can create a One-click Reports on the selected files, folders and search results. You can even define your own commands to make your daily routine task easier. Other than providing so many functions, it also provides security as you can control the path that can be assessed as well as the operations that can be performed.

Features of  XYplorer file manager:

  • Portability:It is a portable file manager software which means you can take it to anywhere and start working with no need of prior installation.
  • Multilingual Support: By default the interface language of the XYplorer is in English, but it also supports many other different languages.
  • Multiple tabbed browsing interface: It has a multiple tabbed browsing feature which can help you to perform your task pretty much quickly and with great ease.
  • Dual Pane: It has a dual pane feature where you can select whether you want a horizontal dual pane or vertical dual pane. Here you can even remove other pane if you want to work on a single pane only.
  • Mini Tree: This feature will allow you to display only the path which you have actually used.

XYplorer file manager : Functions

 XYplorer file manager

  • All files related basic operations like Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, Undo and Redo etc. can be done very quickly and easily by using XYplorer, free file manager software for Window.
  • Custom Copy: This is one of the unique feature of this freeware. Here if you want, you can provide verification, get reporting and logging detail, do safe overwrite etc.

XYplorer File Manager

  • By using regular expression, wildcard patterns and variables you can do batch rename operation on multiple files.
  • Adding and extracting files from archives.
  • With the powerful search file feature you can find your missing file in the system at any location as well as the duplicate file with ‘Duplicate File Finder’.

XYplorer File Manager

Verdict :

XYplorer Free file manager displays lot more information about selected drives, folder and files than any other file manager in the market.  You can organize and categorize your files using colors, labels and comments. Also advanced filtering system makes it easy to locate your files. All such functions make XYplorer file manager one of the most complete explorer application offering highest level of customization.

XYplorer free download

Click here to download the freeware XYplorer Free file manager.

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  1. I always liked XYplorer-free’s features; so its recommendation, here, is nice. And I don’t disagree with it…

    …except that I never like any software the free version of which is feature-limited. The reason is that the features that have been disabled are usually exactly what one needs…

    SEE | http://bit.ly/1hV9SH2 (XYplorer version comparison)

    …and so one is eventually compelled to purchase the commercial/paid version. And don’t get me wrong, I’m not against commercial versions when it’s the best option. It’s just that I don’t like the manipulation of it. I prefer software that’s written, in good faith, to be free (or open-source).

    Decent free alternatives to XYplorer-free are everywhere, some of them good, and many of them not-so-much. The fact is that even the free version of XYplorer-free has always been pretty darned good; so, again, nice recommendation. No one reading it will shoot themselves in the foot to use XYplorer-free.

    I’m, though, always on the lookout for a free or open-source alternative…

    SEE | http://bit.ly/1hVawV8 (free or open-source alternatives to XYplorer)

    …that are nevertheless fully featured (and portable, too, so I can keep it on my 128GB, bootable-into-any-of-three-OS’s flash drive on my keychain) and so can easily compete with or even out-do high-quality apps like XYplorer-free. I do like that XYplorer-free can be portable, though. Nice.

    The old MS-DOS/PC-DOS guy in me is always temped (usually just for sentimental, and not so much feature-based reasons) by something like this…

    Far Manager

    …but, of course, I know better. That said, a text-based file manager like it is kinda’ all one gets when/if one is booting into an emergency situation using a recovery disk or something. But when Windows is running, what’s the point, really…

    …especially when really nice alternatives, like even XYplorer-free are available. Lately, I’ve been fiddling around with this guy…


    …and I’m thinking I may actually like it. Still deciding. I like that it’s portable, in any case; but not that one needs to pick the version for whatever OS one’s using. One executable should handle both… but, hey, that’s just me. Yes, it’s simple; and, yes, there are more feature-rich file managers out there, but I’ve never been one to try to combine/pack too many features into one app. Apps that try to be all things to all people tend to never be very good at any one thing they do. Having, and knowing how to use, a collection of specialist apps has always, in my pushing-40-years-of-IT-experience, been the better way to go…

    …but, hey, that’s just me, too. Others’ mileage may vary.

    Don’t know if that helps anyone, but that was certainly the intent.

    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

    Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi.
    Veritas nimium altercando amittitur.

  2. apertotes

    Does it manage Android smart-phones? Most Explorer replacements can not access smart-phones for some reason I do not understand.

  3. Stehponopolisnikinski Sinoptos

    LOL, you are just too full of yourself, so, of course, and don’t get me wrong, as far as I know, what with all the unnecessary verbiage, etc.etc.etc., I’m only saying, as once I get going in my own little world of lexicological extensivism, I’m still just saying, of course, in my plodding-40-ish-years-of-ALL-experiences-of-a-technically-sophisticated-but-intuitively-influenced-geek-in-soul-only experience, you may, by all accounts of this viewpoint, as widely held as they may be, have a wordiness issue that you obviously feel gives your opinion more weight than that of mere words. But I digress.
    XYplorer is, in my ever-so-humble opinion, the best file manager short of Directory Opus.

  4. I always love it when fans speak-up from the peanut gallery.

    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

    Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi.
    Veritas nimium altercando amittitur.

  5. Mac Arthur

    Directory Opus is a fine product; just don’t like the sneaky way it hides itself on your computer. Clearly the developer is not to be trusted with access to my machine.

  6. Mac Arthur

    XYPlorer is good but I find the free two pane explorers to be better; there is none of that “free version” con, as you say.

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