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Windows 7: File Manager that works?


07 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
File Manager that works?

Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone can recommend an alternative file management program to windows explorer that works with Windows 7.

Ones I've tried include..
1: xplorer2 - Shuts down whenever I try renaming files. Will usually rename the first couple and then shut down.
2: FreeCommander - Has the same problem as above but locks up and has to be shut down by using task manager. Also locks up when extracting zip files.
3: PowerDesk 7 - Shuts down whenever I right click on either the C or D drives. Not really sure if this is a bug or not because I can right click on every other item with no problems.

I just need a fairly simple manager with dual panes, a clean interface, is low on resource use and most of all is STABLE under windows 7.

Suggestions?

Cheers,
PKFFW

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07 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

Try Directory Opus 9. Free Trial Period: News

Jim
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08 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks, will give it a whirl.

Anybody got any freeware options that are any good?

Cheers,
PKFFW
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08 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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17 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PKFFW View Post
Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone can recommend an alternative file management program to windows explorer that works with Windows 7.

Ones I've tried include..
1: xplorer2 - Shuts down whenever I try renaming files. Will usually rename the first couple and then shut down.
2: FreeCommander - Has the same problem as above but locks up and has to be shut down by using task manager. Also locks up when extracting zip files.
3: PowerDesk 7 - Shuts down whenever I right click on either the C or D drives. Not really sure if this is a bug or not because I can right click on every other item with no problems.

I just need a fairly simple manager with dual panes, a clean interface, is low on resource use and most of all is STABLE under windows 7.

Suggestions?

Cheers,
PKFFW

I feel your pain. Long time PowerDesk user. I spoke with the folks at Powerdesk (VCOM isn't it now?) and they noted that there is a patch in the works for Windows 7 due to be released Q1 2010. i will certainly purchase the patch/updated version/PowerDesk 8 or whatever they call it.

In the meantime I am using xplorer2 Lite (free) which is working fine for me. If only it had the ability to create shortcut buttons across the top like PowerDesk...
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17 Jan 2010   #6

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Directory Opus is an excellent dual pane explorer replacement .... its not free, but is well worth the price...get it -=> here
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04 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
the best

the best file manager for windows 7 is unreal commander....


Unreal Commander - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
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04 Jan 2011   #8

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I have tried quite a few, but the only thing that I now use is this;

QTTabbar and Classic Shell

Regards....Mike Connor
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04 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

OK, I throw in Q-Dir
Q-Dir - Download

and Master-Commander
Master Commander download and reviews from SnapFiles

Both Freeware Dual pane explorers and not to shabby

-DG
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29 Jul 2011   #10

windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
File Manager

Hey-

My vote is also with Cubic Explorer - but I like to use the portable DEV version. Works a little better on my 64 bit and then if explorer goes to hell I can use it as backup.

Here's a great article from freeware genius - should help in your search.


- Tagen
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