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    Looking for a good file manager to replace Windows Explorer (Win7 32bits)

    I use Win7 and I'm looking for a good File Manager to replace Windows Explorer.

    I still have PowerDesk 8 PRO (Avanquest) but don't use it anymore. It offers a lot of good features but doesn't work as the first versions used to. Far from it.

    It freezes most of the time and Avanquest's support is not efficient.

    It used to be the best file manager on the market years ago on its first versions. Not anymore.

    I'm using Windows Explorer instead

    Any suggestions?

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    I use Total Commander for already 10 years - it is not free, but has an eternal license.

    http://www.ghisler.com/

    Regards, Teunis

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    Hello Teunis,

    Thanks for your advice.
    I'm going to experiment Total Commander.
    Regards,
    Flores

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    I use xplorer2 - I even paid for the non-Lite version! (And no, it wasn't because I consider the word 'lite' to be an abomination...)
    BATcher

    Time prevents everything happening all at once...

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    I use xplorer2 -
    BATcher, I will try it and then compare with Total Commander.
    Thanks,
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    Comparison of file managers
    The above list in the link looks very comprehensive, for information purposes have yourself a look.

    Classic Shell
    xplorer˛ — free

    Vote to fix Windows 7 Explorer

    Since many people seem to agree that some or all the changes made to Windows Explorer have actually made it less user friendly, you can go to the Windows 7 Feedback page and (politely) let them know your suggestions for improving it:
    Windows 7 feedback



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    =Since many people seem to agree that some or all the changes made to Windows Explorer have actually made it less user friendly, you can go to the Windows 7 Feedback page and (politely) let them know your suggestions for improving it:
    Windows 7 feedback
    Hello Clint,

    Thanks for your message.
    In fact, I am an old user of computers. Not an expert, though. I'm 72 years old and had the oportunity over the years to write to MS several times asking them to improve the functionality of Windows Explorer.
    As you say, it became less user friendly with age.
    That's why I'm looking for Windows Explorer substitutes.
    Regards,
    Flores

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    For me, the best solution for all my computers (XP Home , Vista and Seven) and work (XP Pro) has been xplorer2. I purchased the pro version, the portable version, and the lifetime upgrade, and it's been worth every penny.
    PJ in FL

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    ....For me, the best solution for all my computers ... has been xplorer2. ..... and it's been worth every penny.
    Thanks, pjustice57,

    I'm experimenting the free version.

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    PowerDesk

    Uninstall it completely and re-install it. Several of the handlers have been corrupted probably by bad disk surface IMHO.

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    I like QDIR.

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    Directory Opus 10

    I've used Directory Opus 10 ( www.gpsoft.com.au/ ) for several years. It's the best, by far, of all the ones I've tried.

    The default settings are great but almost everything is customizable if you wish. The viewer pane supports many file different formats and you can add viewer plug-ins.

    The user forum is fantastic. I've posted two or three questions over the years and have always had a response in less than 15 hours.

    It's not free but definately worth the price.

    (PS I have no connection to Directory Opus or 'gpsoft.com')

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    I used Opus 6 several years ago but got lost in the settings - that version was very complex to set up.
    I was going to use Opus 10, but resurrected my old xplorer2 and updated it. (I haven't used Explorer since Windows 95!).
    I can corroborate the response times from Opus - usually less than 12 hours (and Opus is in Australia - I'm in UK).

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    [QUOTE=planckster;824764]I've used Directory Opus 10 ( www.gpsoft.com.au/ ) for several years. It's the best ......
    It's not free but definately worth the price.


    Once or twice a year the English version of Directory Opus is available at BitsDuJour with a 50% discount.

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    Like Teunis, I use Total Commander (a newer and much more elaborate sequel of the obsolete Norton Commander - called Windows Commander until 2002) for a long time and am quite satisfied as thousands of users.
    Many tools, easy to learn, etc.
    Once you use it, you cannot live without it.
    http://www.ghisler.com/index.htm

    Another solution if your main activity with a file manager is file copying, file moving, file renaming, comparing directories, changing attributes... is to open two instances of Windows Explorer and to arrange them side by side, using Snap
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...top-using-Snap
    You can also arrange them side by side by right-clicking the Taskbar.

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