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Windows 7: Want to transition from Total Commander to Windows Explorer. Any help?

13 Jul 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
Want to transition from Total Commander to Windows Explorer. Any help?

Like a basic tutorial of being a mid-level or little more advanced user of it? Best practices?

Not hing special, really, just to replace Total Commander as a general file manager. (Which means, how to best do the two panel things with the Windows Explorer layout?)

OK, maybe 2 things:

1) Somehow it showed files (w/ number in their names) not in alphabetical order, like:


Instead of


As 7-Zip showed them correctly.

2) I need the ability to add something like 2 associations to a file type.

Example: I associated checksum files to an external checksum solution (Rapid CRC, pretty cool). In Total Commander I hit enter and it run the checking, while I could also quickly view or edit the same file with F3/F4. How to do this in Windows Explorer?

A search did not find what I was looking for.

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13 Jul 2014   #2

Windows 7 32 bit

I don't think you'll find Explorer anything like Total Commander. You could add QTTabBar to get a multi-tabbed interface. But it's not going to be designed for push button actions like a file manager.

You could try FreeCommander as alternative. It has a very nice file renamng tool and is multi-tabbed and free, Also the folder sync tool is excellent.
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13 Jul 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

With Windows, even some versions of Linux and with Mac OS X, clicking the column heading such as Name, Size, Date, etc., will rearrange the listing, same goes for most E-Mail Clients and Webmail. When I have issues with a listing I either change the name of a file by one character or add a ~ at the beginning which puts that file above others. Sometimes having file names with 1, 2, 3, etc., in the list requires adding a 0/zero before the number, usually the longer a number the more consecutive the list will be.
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14 Jul 2014   #4

Windows 7 32 bit

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 Want to transition from Total Commander to Windows Explorer. Any help?

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