Window Explorer Alternative

Fleming

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Does anyone use something other than the default "Windows Explorer"?

At the end of the work day I often find I have a lot of separate instances of explorer open as I am using files from various areas on the server and don't want to keep browsing back and forth. A few years ago I tried a few alternatives that offered tabs which was really useful but they all seemed to be lacking in a few features which was annoying.

Can anyone suggest something?
 

biometrics

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Are you guys actually using any of these?

Using Total Commander mostly for FTP.

If you're old school, it's like Norton Commander.

It has a built in file compare that I find useful from time to time.
 

grok

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Directory Opus. Been using it for about 6 years, it's expensive but worth every rand.

It's simply the rolls royce of file managers, you can set everything up the way you like it & switch between content aware views (listers) to suit what you're doing, it handles the slog of bulk or repetitive tasks really well and if that's not enough, it comes with a built-in macro/code language perfectly suited for automation. Multiple tabs are a breeze, it has a dynamic favorites system for often used folders, collections for building file lists you what to process collectively, built-in FTP, folder sync, a much better configurable search system than Windows etc.. the list really is too long.

Only thing is I'm still on win7 never used it on & can't vouch for it on 8+
 
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Aardvark

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I have been using windows commander/total commander for 10 years.
Fantastic program.
Use as a front end to copy/move pack etc.
Johnathan
 

Claymore

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I have been using windows commander/total commander for 10 years.
Fantastic program.
Use as a front end to copy/move pack etc.
Johnathan

I love it too. Paid my registration back in the early 90s. Maybe I should register again - I've got my money's worth!
 

JJRM

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Free Commander. Haven't used the others but I've been happy with FC for years.
 
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