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Windows 7: File Managers - Your Personal Experiences ?

22 Jul 2012   #11
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Seems like so many of us are suffering because of PowerDesk.

Old story which I'm sure you have seen before. I purchased PowerDesk Version 1 which cost $55 and came on one floppy disk. I have always used PD all thru the versions. I even was given free PowerDesks because I worked on a couple of betas way back then. Thank you Mijenix.

Unfortunately, I have had problems with PD for years but continued to buy it and use it. Total dummy.

Now along came Windows 7 which I didn't use until the end of May, 2012. What a nightmare trying to find a PowerDesk that would work with Windows 7. I'm sure many people have had good luck with it or Avanquest wouldn't be able been able to sell it. My last good version ever was Version 6 but I could not use it on Windows 7. Version 8.5 was a disaster for me on Windows 7 as well as XP.

I was able to use Version 8 on my new build of a Windows 7 computer. It's a little unstable but sort of works after bringing it up to date. For me Version 8.4.1.12 is at least usable.

Like so many others, I have searched for a replacement and have settled on Explorer++ and XYplorer. What I miss is Zip/Unzip/and Convert Picture File. Haven't scrapped PowerDesk yet so I can use those functions if I need them.

Good luck to any of you contemplating a change.


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22 Jul 2012   #12
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's not exactly an alternative file manager, but if you can live with Windows Explorer, there is a program called Welcome to Classic Shell that does wonders on it.

It fixes many of the design flaws MS introduced to it in Vista and 7 and makes it behaves as it should in many aspects as it did in XP. Maybe you should try it to see if it fixes explorer to your taste.
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22 Jul 2012   #13
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
It's not exactly an alternative file manager, but if you can live with Windows Explorer, there is a program called Welcome to Classic Shell that does wonders on it.

It fixes many of the design flaws MS introduced to it in Vista and 7 and makes it behaves as it should in many aspects as it did in XP. Maybe you should try it to see if it fixes explorer to your taste.
If that was directed to me - thanks.

I think I tried that on my Vista laptop a long time ago. I'll revisit it and check it out.

I appreciate the tip.
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31 Jul 2012   #14
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Well, I finally found a file manager which I am happy with and that is XYplorer.

XYplorer - Download

I paid for a license last night after using the 30 day trial period.

My second choice is Explorer++ which is FREE.

Download
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31 Jul 2012   #15
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes I have XYPlorer also. Very pleased with it.

Explorer++ good choice for a free one.

Freecommander original version still works very well.
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31 Jul 2012   #16
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Yes I have XYPlorer also. Very pleased with it.

Explorer++ good choice for a free one.

Freecommander original version still works very well.
Just goes to show that great minds think alike.

And I agree about Free Commander.

Thanks
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