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    Windows File Manager (XP Home Edition)

    Is it possible to use the old 3.1 FILE MANAGER with Windows XP? If so, how is it "installed" or enabled?

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    Re: Windows File Manager (XP Home Edition)

    I'd be cautious with this. There may be issues with NTFS, if you use it, and certainly with the long file names.

    If you're unhappy with the XP offering, I suggest you look at alternatives that do support XP. Do a search, or ask in the Software forum and/or try in Google. (I assume you've configured XP's explorer into "retro" mode with folders?)
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    Re: Windows File Manager (XP Home Edition)

    I'd have to agree with Tim on this one. FILEMAN.EXE shipped with Windows 2000 and NT, but is absent from XP. It may be just housecleaning from Redmond, or it may be because of changes in XP that rendered it useless. If you can find a 2000 based system and copy the file, you can play around with it - but licensing issues may be part of that equation, and it's also not guaranteed to work!
    -Mark

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