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Q-Dir v11.67 Updated

Ennovy on 7 Jun 2024
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jun 2024
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Q-Dir is a quad-pane file explorer that supports favorites, file/color filtering, export to XLS/CSV/TXT/HTML, screen magnifier, quick preview etc.

Alternately, Q-Dir Portable at PortableApps.com automatically switches between 32/64-bit and is approved by the publisher.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Q-Dir.exe or Q-Dir_x64.exe (for64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer, Tablacus Explorer
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/Q-Dir/History
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2023-09-26 00:26

@pendrive: It was just a friendly question, I did't mean to offend you in any way

Midas on 2023-09-26 09:18

@Pendrive: please don't. Your input is highly appreciated. Would you consider improving your rank by participating in forum discussions, for instance?

shiny on 2024-04-18 07:34

just asked developer about one feature, it still not implemented(

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Tablacus Explorer v24.5.30 Updated

Ennovy on 2 Jun 2024
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 May 2024
  • Suggested by am Baas

Tablacus Explorer is a quad-pane file manager that supports tabs, mouse gestures, favorites, filters and different view styles. Its functionality can be extended via plug-ins which can be installed and updated from within the program.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TE32.exe or TE64.exe depending on your OS.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Q-Dir
What's new? See: https://github.com/tablacus/TablacusExplorer/releases
Latest comments
rfithen on 2020-04-20 10:19

Am I msising something? The Devs changelog always says "Some fix". lol.

aazard on 2020-11-26 00:54

Tablacus Explorer is very powerful >>> in the way of plugins (see for yourself)

It can be a simple, but very well made, file manager or mid-weight IDE to replace gVIM/Geany (seriously)

If you want a file manager, explorer commander or QDir are very nice, fast & light with good features

BUT if your a "power user"..YOU WANT THIS APP

aazard on 2020-11-26 00:56

Missing Plugins Link, because that's this apps "thing":
https://tablacus.github.io/TablacusExplorerAddons/

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FileVoyager v24.5.17 Updated

Ennovy on 17 May 2024
  • 29MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 May 2024
  • Suggested by Midas

FileVoyager is a customisable, feature-rich file manager that supports tabs, themes, color customization and a ribbon or classic interface. The program uses an "orthodox" or two-panel commander-style view of disks, folders (real or virtual), shares, archives and FTP/FTPS. It supports a long list of file operations, archive creation, media file playback, display modes, quick preview, application bar, favorites bar, file comparison, minimize-to-tray and much more.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download either the Full or NoVLC "Portable" 7z package ("NoVLC" is smaller but excludes media preview tools)
  2. Extract using a program like PeaExtractor to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch FileVoyager.exe
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer, FreeCommander XE, Multi Commander, XYplorer Free
What's new? See: https://www.filevoyager.com/doc/changelog/
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-10-16 16:16

The "No VLC" and "Full" versions differ significantly in size:
"No VLC"- 27.0 MB (28,334,764 bytes) uncompressed
"Full"- 109 MB (115,235,866 bytes) uncompressed

Midas on 2016-10-16 17:54

Unless they have very specific needs, most 'portablists' should go with the "No VLC" version -- and get portable VLC if they need it...

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muCommander v1.4.0 Updated

lwc on 10 May 2024
  • 18MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 May 2024
  • Suggested by spillej

muCommander is a Java-based skinnable, tabbed file manager with a dual-pane interface. The tool connects to a many online services such as FTP, SFTP, SMB, HTTP, Amazon S3, Bonjour, HDFS (Hadoop), NFS and more. File copying includes transfer verification, rate of speed controls and transfer visualization. It can open and create a variety of archive types as well as view and modify ZIP files without recompression. The program can batch rename, change permissions/date and hash files or folders with a variety of algorithms.

Cross-platform (Mac, Linux, *BSD) and available in 27 languages.

Alternatively, an outdated X-muCommander is also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: jPortable
Stealth: ? No. Saves some temporary information to %TEMP%
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP or even TGZ package (since the latter lacks an EXE file which isn't relevant for portable use since it requires to have Java installed).
  2. Extract to a folder of your choice (if it's the TGZ file, the actual extraction is from its internal TAR file).
  3. Prepare the following BAT (e.g. muCommander.bat) file (which is long since it both auto detects the [version] in mucommander-[version].jar and makes sure to take the newest one if you accidentally kept previous versions):
    @echo off
    setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
    set "JAR_FILE="
    set "LAST_FILE="
    for %%f in ("%~dp0mucommander-*.jar") do (
    if "!LAST_FILE!" lss "%%~nxf" (
    set "LAST_FILE=%%~nxf"
    )
    )
    if not defined LAST_FILE (
    echo mucommander-*.jar not found.
    exit /b
    )
    set "JAR_FILE=!LAST_FILE!"
    :startApp
    start "" "%~dp0\..\CommonFiles\Java\bin\javaw.exe" -jar "%~dp0!JAR_FILE!" -p "%~dp0.mucommander"
    endlocal
  4. Launch the BAT file (which relies on the Dependencies).
Similar/alternative apps: Multi Commander
What's new? See: https://github.com/mucommander/mucommander/releases
Latest comments
Danix on 2011-04-08 21:37

winPenPack has released X-muCommander Portable.
Note: the JRE setup will be downloaded and installed automatically in the "Lib" directory.
http://www.winpenpack.com/en/download.php?view.1101

appsuser on 2019-12-10 09:11

This program still supports SMB 1.0, which is no longer supported by Windows 10. Very useful if you have older devices and don't want to make your Windows 10 insecure by re-enabling this protocol.

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FenrirFS v2.7.2 Updated

Andrew Lee on 20 Apr 2024
  • 314MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Mar 2024
  • Suggested by webfork

FenrirFS is an application that helps you manage your files with labels. It lets you organize your files by classifying them with colors and stars, and by adding them to your favorites. You can organize multiple files by just dragging them to the labels, or by just typing the label's name. It also lets you preview audio, text and pdf files, check images, and play videos.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: GDIPLUS.DLL, MSVCRT.DLL
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FenrirFS.exe.
What's new? Seeļ¼šhttps://www.fenrir-inc.com/jp/fenrirfs/note.html
Latest comments
Cornflower on 2024-04-21 10:15

I've used this for 2 years and in general like it. I've set it up for a photographer relative to tag his vast family and sport photo collections.

Note it is NOT intuitive. And for Portable users, there is a catch-22. Either all your files end up in one directory, or if you use Alias mode, the files remain where they are, but if you move them (say to a different directory structure or to a different drive), the hard-coded aliases are broken. They are in a UUIC-named text file and I have not been able to relate which alias to which file/document without opening the alias.

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FreeCommander XE 2024 Build 901

Ennovy on 6 Feb 2024

FreeCommander XE is a powerful, dual-pane file manager with hundreds of features including folder size calculation, folder comparison/synchronization, file/duplicate search, filtering, MD5 calc / verfiy, folder compare, sync and a customizable interface. Includes a file viewer to view files in hex, binary, text or image format; an archive handling ability for standard compressed formats including ZIP (read, write), CAB (read, write) and RAR (read); built-in copy/move/delete handlers; and much more. Additional features are available via plugins.

A 64-bit version is available for donors, while a PortableApps version is also available from the author's website.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FreeCommander.exe.

Note: It is not recommended to overwrite the file fcStart.ini when the application is being updated.
Similar/alternative apps: Multi Commander, Q-Dir, CubicExplorer
What's new? See: https://freecommander.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=775&sid=f1809a9ef15797c7cdf58de4820b5f99&start=345#p42540
Latest comments
peter48 on 2019-07-12 04:25

I like this software but it has some bugs.

qj3328 on 2019-10-31 00:35

I have been using FreeCommander for many years and it is, simply, outstanding. To not have a real file manager is a misfortune; to be without FreeCommander is to be handicapped. Over time I have introduced many new users to FreeCommander and the results are always the same after several weeks of use - fascination that they ever managed to function with that Windows File Explorer thing. I had moved to FreeCommander when the old Xtree/XtreeGold file manager was no longer functional in Windows, and other file managers were not handling the complex file management work regularly encountered. At first, the two default panes in FreeCommander seemed odd. Though one pane can be disabled or hidden, dual panes grow quickly on the user until one realizes - wait, how can anyone function with a file manager that has just one pane?

PAFuser on 2022-01-11 13:04

FreeCommanderPortable_2022_Build_860.paf.exe available on author's website.

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Multi Commander v13.5.2981

Ennovy on 30 Jan 2024
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jan 2024
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Multi Commander is a customizable, feature-rich and multi-tabbed file manager with a dual-pane layout. The program includes the standard file manager features with the ability to browse a variety of resources including local hard drives, network servers/shares, system registry and FTP (with SSL/TLS Support). Available tools include quick search, file verifier, splitter, audio, picture, clipboard, permissions and many more. The program can browse many archive formats like folders on your system (zip, tar, gz) as well as manage/open other formats (7z, RAR).

Includes intelligent functions that allow you to do advanced tasks with ease such as auto-unpacking, auto-sorting, internal file type associations, a powerful scripting engine for automation and command-line field.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Some settings are written to the registry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MultiCommander
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MultiCommander.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FreeCommander XE
What's new? See: https://multicommander.com/ChangeLog
Latest comments
apometron on 2016-12-26 05:28

MultiCommander has a bug in log into other directories. I could not log into directories reliably. =( Check the directories you enter with MC!

Ennovy on 2020-11-24 08:51

Version 10 no longer supports Windows XP
Download latest XP Edition here: http://multicommander.com/downloads/XP

zorro on 2024-01-30 08:14

Multi Commander unfortunately isn't stealth > creates MultiCommander-key in HKCU\Software. Could be triggered by some settings. Deleting apparently doesn't affect settings/functionality, but the key reappears on every start.

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NexusFile v5.4.1

Andrew Lee on 14 Apr 2021
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by portackager

NexusFile is a dual-pane, tabbed, skinnable file manager. Features include advanced rename tools, built-in ZIP/ARJ/RAR/ACE archive support, FTP client, file join/split, folder list export, folder comparison, and shortcut keys

The interface uses different colors for files to distinguish file types (customizable).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch NexusFile.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer
What's new?
  • Change: http://xiles.net => https://xiles.app
  • Fixed: Copy Path copies with double backslash
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2021-04-01 20:37

Version 2.7 64bit beta is available on web site. Seems to work fine.

PAFuser on 2021-04-01 20:39

Wrong version number, should be 5.4. Picked up Nexus font instead of Nexus file.

johnmac150 on 2021-04-12 08:13

Can I rename files in multiple sub-folders at once?

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DropIt v8.5.1

billon on 11 Feb 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Lupo73

DropIt provides a floating target image on your desktop that you can drag-and-drop files to quickly process them with a predefined action. Actions include: copy, compress, extract, rename, delete, split, join, encrypt, decrypt, open with, print, upload, send by mail, create gallery, create list, create playlist, create shortcut, copy to clipboard, change properties and ignore. A destination can be chosen for each association defined, as well as group associations in any number of profiles.

Users can create rules to filter files based on name, directory, size, date, properties, content or regular expressions. Existing files in destination folders can be defined to overwrite, skip, or rename them. It includes a multi-language interface, folder monitoring, shared folders support, SendTo and Command-Line support, environment variables support, automatic update and much more.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DropIt.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Drop Zone
What's new? See:
http://www.dropitproject.com/changelog.txt
Latest comments
treis on 2011-05-31 14:37

Congrats. Dropit has a mention on lifehacker.
http://ca.lifehacker.com/5806828/dropit-keeps-your-desktop-clean-by-sorting-all-your-files-for-you

hamasaki on 2013-11-11 08:49

Great little utility. I regularly have a lot of zip files I need to move to different locations. This is a real timesaver.

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XYplorerFree v17.40.0100

Andrew Lee on 28 Dec 2022
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Nov 2016
  • Suggested by Fluffy Bot

XYplorer is a tabbed file manager featuring a powerful file search, preview facilities, a customizable interface, and a large array of unique ways to help automate frequently recurring tasks. The program's intelligent features target power users.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "No-Install" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch XYplorerFree.exe.

Note: XYplorerFree, the XYplorer Free Edition, has been discontinued as of 10-Jan-2017. It lived for three years but eventually the extra work grew too much to handle alongside the Pro Edition.
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer
Latest comments
Nh on 2017-06-16 13:41

XYplorer has a strange support for unicode - it can manipulate files with unicode characters (In particular, Georgian unicode characters) in their filenames, i.e. it can show, copy, move, delete, etc. them, but when I try to rename a file, it writes just "question marks" instead of characters.

And this applies to both free and paid versions.

bawldiggle on 2019-12-15 03:03

Unfortunately free version is so old it has not kept pace with PRO.
v17.40.0100 PRO did not have GUI customization, where as current PRO does.
Options are an eye watering 975 settings
MenuBar Menus are sooo long they dont fit on my 23" monitor
The original developer does not know how to "hide" irrelevant menu-items,
to minimize user shock

freakazoid on 2019-12-16 04:18

@bawldiggle AFAIK, XYPlorer doesn't have a free version anymore. The developer stopped supporting it awhile ago. All efforts now are to the PRO version.

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