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03 Mar 2010   #11
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I also own and use PowerDesk Pro 7 but as it's not free, I didn't suggest it. It's been my favorite file browser since early XP days. I think I even had a version that worked with OS/2 at one time.


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04 Mar 2010   #12
pezzonovante

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

Windows 7's default explorer is the best way to browse files. Windows XP style explorers are unusable and fugly.
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04 Mar 2010   #13
Kika

Windows 7 x64
 
 

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Has anyone found a cure for this?

In Win Explorer when in the directory pane and clicking to expand a directory the focus jumps to the bottom of the pane. Then you have to scroll back up. Each time you open a directory it will do it. Man! it's a bummer.
I solved this, following steps given here Strange folder behavior in left pane of Windows Explorer Haven't found yet replacement explorer that allow you to edit music and picture file info from Details pane. If there exist one please recommend.
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04 Mar 2010   #14
ukgovsucks

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kika View Post
Haven't found yet replacement explorer that allow you to edit music and picture file info from Details pane. If there exist one please recommend.
You can do this in Xplorer2 mate. Just done both types of file myself!
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04 Mar 2010   #15
Kika

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ukgovsucks View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kika View Post
Haven't found yet replacement explorer that allow you to edit music and picture file info from Details pane. If there exist one please recommend.
You can do this in Xplorer2 mate. Just done both types of file myself!
I can't figure how to do this Can you please explain what option to enable because I did try different settings, no success. Will add screenshot what I exactly mean - edit information about author, comments, etc without going into properties:


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05 Mar 2010   #16
ukgovsucks

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kika View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ukgovsucks View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kika View Post
Haven't found yet replacement explorer that allow you to edit music and picture file info from Details pane. If there exist one please recommend.
You can do this in Xplorer2 mate. Just done both types of file myself!
I can't figure how to do this Can you please explain what option to enable because I did try different settings, no success. Will add screenshot what I exactly mean - edit information about author, comments, etc without going into properties:
Ahh.. I meant you can via file 'properties', not like what you shown in your screenshot. Sorry mate.
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06 Mar 2010   #17
Kika

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It's ok Default explorer is not so bad more after the fix so I will just continue with it. Properties is okey for one or two files but when it's over 10 it's too slow

Thanks anyway!
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07 Mar 2010   #18
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
This is the one I've adopted to replace "Power File Gold" (previously named "Drag 'n' File") which I'd started using back in Win95 days. Power File began to have some operational issues starting with WinXP but the author apparently bailed out of maintaining it. So I'd continued using it for years knowing about its quirks and just dealing with them.

Free Commander has a very similar look and feel to Power File Gold, with a very similar but much more powerful toolbar customization capability... and that makes me feel right at home, and also not lacking any single-click icon functionality.

But Free Commander has SO MUCH MORE (not to mention its stability under WinXP and Win7 x64) that Power File Gold never had but which I'd always wanted (or, never having thought about it before do truly appreciated now that it's available). For example, custom column arrangements, custom fonts and colors, folder tabs, etc.

I don't need more than 2 panes... and I prefer over/under for drag-n-drop with side-by-side used for comparisons. Free Commander offers either, along with the 1 pane option as well.

I feel that the creation of Free Commander, like Power File Gold, to be a truly external and separate file manager utility... rather than an attempt to be a replacement for Explorer... allows it to be MUCH MORE and actually much easier to get familiar with. It's a standalone program. Also, this allows its own user interface to be designed fully unrestricted... rather than trying to stick within Windows look-and-feel rules and trying to use Windows icons for common functions.

This one's the winner.
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