Looking for a Win7 File Manager with the following features


  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
       #1

    Looking for a Win7 File Manager with the following features


    I'm looking for Win7 64bit File Managers that can do the following 2 things.

    Display the contents of a highlighted item in the left column in the right column without hitting Enter or anything else.

    Respects keyboard shortcut conventions of Windows Explorer like Alt_V_L for List View and Alt_V_X for Extra Large Icons (handy for photos). Nobody wants to memorize new shortcuts. That's pointless. Yet so many software designers don't understand this. Imagine trying to sell a car where the steering wheel, gas and brake pedals were in different positions. Don't change convention unless you absolutely have to and you almost never absolutely have to! It just alienates new users.
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  2. Posts : 6,214
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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    I mention this program so many times I should probably add it to my Sig. By far and away the best damn searching program and "quasi file manager" is Everything.exe by voidtools. I use this program every single cotton pickin' day! Once you understand it and know how it works and all of its features you will do what I do and turn off the Windows indexing service to save on unnecessary disk writes. And Everything.exe is A LOT faster, let me tell you. Also, you can do Regex. So if you know some Regex this helps greatly. You can learn and test here and here or Google search a Regex need and you'll probably find yourself at StackExchange or one of its subdomains. At least I find myself there all the time. LOL Regular expression - Wikipedia


    Or the easy way are some search syntaxes. You'll find this above under Help.



    Looking for a Win7 File Manager with the following features-rewgr.jpg

    As an example, find all jpg files in a directory and its sub directories and no where else might look like this:

    C:\users\{windows_username}\pictures\*.jpg

    Now say you want to exclude a certain folder or folders. Lets say the wedding folder.

    C:\users\{windows_username}\pictures\*.jpg !C:\users\{windows_username}\pictures\wedding

    Lets say exclude the wedding folder and the bachelor_party folder.

    C:\users\{windows_username}\pictures\*.jpg !C:\users\{windows_username}\pictures\wedding !C:\users\{windows_username}\pictures\bachelor_party

    So, all jpgs will be listed from the pictures folder except in the wedding and bachelor folders. It looks like spaces in path names need to be wrapped in quotes. Like, C:\users\{windows_username}\pictures\"some images"

    You can do this for .dll's, exe's, you freaking name it. I once grabbed ALL.dll's on my drive and scanned them with various anti-virus scanners. I also use Everything.exe to search for text withen files and another tool to do that is FileSeek by Binary Fortress. That program help me narrow down some code so I could edit my browser's omni.ja file to mod the browser's background. Observe.


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    Yes, Everything.exe has keyboard shortcuts, command line operators, you name it.


    Here's awhole list of file managers from my favorite website. Search for freeware and shareware at SnapFiles


    NexusFile and FreeCommander XE look mighty 1337.

    I believe FreeCommander is available on Android as well and can be sought in the F-Droid open source play store. F-Droid will have to be side loaded I'm sure. That's how i did it. I don't think the F-Droid App is available at the Google Play Store. Just go to F-Droid's website, download the APK (Android Application Package, i.e., an "App."), scan it at VirusTotal (typicality four hits you toss), and then open the APK file in the phone. You'll have to allow it to install due to Google's security mechanisms in Android. Or better yet, learn how to use ADB (Android Development Bridge) and flash the Android crap off the phone and use LineageOS or a ton of other third-party free and open source ARM (they only design these awesome sauces!) CPU based OSs. LOL


    Anyway...

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    Might be interested in. https://www.voidtools.com/forum/view...php?f=2&t=9641
    This is great for portable versions....
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  3. Posts : 8
    Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Great points on Everything but isn't it basically a search program? I can't see how to have a navigation pane displayed. It also ignores Windows conventional keyboard shortcuts. Alt+V+L changes things to Icon view. Why oh why would any thinking person do that when we're used to Alt+V+L being List view? Software designers truly are so illogical so often. Can't see the forest for the trees problem. Any good designer needs to step back and get perspective frequently. Few seem to do it.

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    Is there really no way of editing a previous post on this forum? I haven't encountered this in more than a decade I think. Why? We all make mistakes. We all see ways to improve clarity in what we previously wrote.
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  4. Posts : 556
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #4

    CuriousAbout7 said:
    Is there really no way of editing a previous post on this forum? I haven't encountered this in more than a decade I think. Why? We all make mistakes. We all see ways to improve clarity in what we previously wrote.
    We all can, but for newer members with few posts to their name that is time-limited. Long-standing members with a lot of posts get a lot longer. I can still edit my first post.

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  5. Posts : 37
    Windows 7 Pro x64
       #5

    Try Explorer++.
    Explorer++ - A small and fast file manager for Windows

    You're right about one thing - most explorer replacements use their own keyboard shortcuts and ignore the standard Windows shortcuts.
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