xplorer² lite edition portable v1.7.0.5

billon on 24 Jan 2017

xplorer² is a tabbed, dual-pane file manager with tons of features, including folder size view, window layout management, item filtering, folder comparison/synchronization, batch renaming, and file split, merge, and shred. Search function includes ability to look for text inside files, and text and script editors, as well as HTML, multimedia, and image file preview.

xplorer² lite edition portable is a portable wrapper made by SmithTechSoftware that writes settings to the application folder instead of the registry.

Note: the latest version of xplorer² lite (v2.5.0.4) available from the program's site is still compatible with SmithTechSoftware's portable wrapper (see the official forum topic and comments below).

System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Free for personal/academic use
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch xplorer2 Portable.exe.
What's new? xplorer² available changelog for both free and commercial versions is at http://zabkat.com/oldnews.htm.

20 comments on xplorer² lite edition portable  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Edbro 2007-06-03 06:22

This is great. It writes to the registry on startup and then erases its own entries at program exit. Very neat idea that I wish other software could implement.

a 2007-06-03 17:09

eeek. the free 'light' version is too disabled, why tease us with useless menus. i'd say it's more like nagware then freeware. ultraexplorer is actually portable and totally free.

The_R 2007-06-03 17:15

anyone knows if there's a tut on how to create something like this on the pro install?

thanks. again, nice job on this one, works perfectly.

techno 2007-06-03 17:46

follow the "make your own" link
but it could be challenging for some folks
(like myself)
good luck

Dan 2007-06-15 17:15

In order to configure this to use a portable text editor with the F4 hotkey, you must check "Don't lock browsed folders" on the Advanced tab in the options, and then type a relative path in the "External Editor" box. This does, however, cause the DOS console to lose synchronization with the current folder.

The problem lies in how it tries to call the editor from the currently open directory. This works fine if you're working with files on your jumpdrive, but will break if you go to a different drive letter.

Also, it will erase the settings for xplorer2 installs on the machine. be aware that you'll have a bit of tweaking to do to your settings when swapping from an installed version to the portable.

J44xm 2007-07-05 01:13

Nice. Only issue for me is minor: I can't get it started maximized.

Rodders 2007-10-02 19:38

Quick nice and quick. So far it works when I want 2 panes as Ultra Explorer is getting laggy.

Nerd 2008-11-23 19:10

J44xm - Just make a batch file that has something like "start /MAX xplorer2.exe" and it should start maximized. This method works with almost any program.

Nerd 2008-11-23 19:12

I personally recommend Cubic Explorer, as it is tabbed and customizable. It also has a nice drop stack feature. It is also VERY fast, usually it is faster than windows explorer.

Basbarian 2008-12-02 06:32

This rules! I'm a long term fan. I'll check out cubic explorer as i'm always lookin for nice stuff.

Gmacri 2010-08-17 09:04

Today, Q-Dir is indeed the best File Manager

the_watcher 2011-06-07 12:06

actually, they're still offering the lite version, and the latest version is but it's not that easy to find. you have to go to "downloads" and then select "download mirrors" to the left.


Magibon 2011-06-24 08:54

1. Download Portable Launcher. http://usb.smithtech.us/apps/downloads/xplorer2.lite.portable.exe
2. Download Xplorer2 LITE: http://zabkat.com/xplorer2_liteTB_setup.exe
3. Install v1.8.1.4, select your language, uncheck all options, becareful to not install the toolbar.
4. Choose location, install.
5. Copy & save installed files except "uninstall.exe".
6. Uninstall Xplorer2, remove left over key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ZabaraKatranemia Plc]
7. Extract Portable Launcher.
8. Delete all files in App > xplorer2_lite.
9. Paste files from Xplorer2 v1.8.1.4 in it's place.

The reason you want to use the launcher is it makes Xplorer2 stealth. If you use the official version, it adds 1 key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ZabaraKatranemia Plc


Midas 2012-02-08 13:23

FYI, I recently tried Magibon recipe with the latest version (2.x) and it seems to be working still...


tproli 2014-12-29 09:40

yaP launcher config:


Midas 2015-06-02 11:14

xplorer² Free v3.0.0.4 available: http://zabkat.com/x2lite.htm


billon 2017-01-24 07:54

Latest Release: v3.3.0.3 (23 January 2017)


smaragdus 2017-01-24 11:48


billon 2017-01-24 14:31

Link changed to Archive.org


smaragdus 2017-01-24 20:36



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