XYplorer: A powerful free File Explorer Alternative for Windows

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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
    http://bit.ly/1hVb2SW

    …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…

    Explorer++
    http://bit.ly/1hVb2SW

    …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.

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

    Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi.
    Veritas nimium altercando amittitur.

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

  3. 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.

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

    Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi.
    Veritas nimium altercando amittitur.

  5. 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. 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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