xplorer2 lite edition portable

Submit portable freeware that you find here. It helps if you include information like description, extraction instruction, Unicode support, whether it writes to the registry, and so on.
Post Reply
Message
Author
technicolordreamcoat
Posts: 126
Joined: Wed May 10, 2006 5:08 pm

xplorer2 lite edition portable

#1 Post by technicolordreamcoat » Thu May 17, 2007 12:04 pm

xplorer2 lite edition portable
(Repackaged with launcher with permission of the author)
xplorer2 homepage : www.zabkat.com
xplorer2 lite edition is a replacement for windows explorer.
it has many more features than windows explorer, the most notable is the 2 pane view.


Additional features include...
All-area shell namespace access
Shell integrated with drag/drop, context menu etc
Automatic sensing of changes in all folders (networked etc)
Multithreaded & multi-window operation
Folder tree panel
Dual pane mode (browse 2 folders in one window)
Tabbed interface
Keyboard shortcuts and overall usability
Path autocompletion
Filtering of item visibility
Selection engine for precision marking of files
Extended filesystem information columns (comments etc)
Even more columns (checksum, 8.3 name etc)
Window layout saving and management
Export folder information as text (for printing etc)
Hard links (NTFS)
Mass renaming
Change file dates (touch)
Find text in files
Search for multiple keywords with boolean context
Unicode & file encoding aware
Split/Merge/Shred
Text/RTF/Hex preview
Text editor
Graphics & HTML preview
Thumbnail view mode
Multimedia preview (audio & video)
Folder comparison & synchronization
Script wizard for DOS & win32 text commands
Toolbar customization
Extended icon overlays (e.g. TortoiseSVN)
Folder junctions (NTFS)
Calculate folder sizes in detailed view
url for portable version:
http://usb.smithtech.us/apps/xplorer2lite.php

license:
http://www.zabkat.com/x2lite.htm
free for private and academic use only

User avatar
webfork
Posts: 7949
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:06 pm
Location: US, Texas
Contact:

Re: xplorer2 lite edition portable

#2 Post by webfork » Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:01 pm

So Magibon posted something about how to update this to a newer version (now we're up to v2.0.0.3 [10 Nov 2011]). Although I haven't tested it, this is a pretty cool solution and props to Magibon for figuring it out. However, average users will balk at the complexity of the process. Maybe we should contact the author and ask if we can redistribute the version that SmithTech (the dev mentioned in the post above mine) isn't maintaining. I know there was some old discussion of a JauntePE version by Andrew, and that may be a better route.

For reference, here's Magibon's instructions:
HOW TO UPDATE THIS TO V1.8.1.4:
===============================
1. Download Portable Launcher. http://usb.smithtech.us/apps/downloads/ ... rtable.exe
2. Download Xplorer2 1.8.1.4 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.

Note:
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
Thoughts?
Last edited by webfork on Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:11 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: (added direct link to Magibon's comment)

User avatar
webfork
Posts: 7949
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:06 pm
Location: US, Texas
Contact:

Re: xplorer2 lite edition portable

#3 Post by webfork » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:34 pm

Ran Magibon's system for the latest version and it seemed to work fine with a basic regshot test.

Unfortunately while testing out the program, I got a little tired of all the various different "pro-only" options in the menus. There's so many its just distracting. Additionally, apart from a really slick interface, I couldn't really see a dramatic difference or advantage over other file managers I've been testing.

User avatar
Midas
Posts: 4384
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:09 am
Location: Sol3

Re: xplorer2 lite edition portable

#4 Post by Midas » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:23 am

There's news about xplorer² free version which might justify a second look...

User avatar
Midas
Posts: 4384
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:09 am
Location: Sol3

Re: xplorer2 Free

#5 Post by Midas » Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:17 am

xplorer2 Free v3.0.0.4 released (changelog at http://netez.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=10932#p68138).

Free and Professional versions are now in synch -- neither one is natively portable, but there's a yaP launcher config available at http://rolandtoth.hu/yaP/#examples/xplorer2 lite.ini...

User avatar
Midas
Posts: 4384
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:09 am
Location: Sol3

Re: xplorer2 lite edition portable

#6 Post by Midas » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:06 pm

Xplorer2 Lite v3.4.0.2 released, dated 2017-06-22 (changes at http://netez.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=11476).

:!: Incidentally, non-western scripts users of Xplorer2 Lite could be faced with an annoying filename limitation -- for more info and possible solutions, check http://www.zabkat.com/blog/16May10-ques ... enames.htm.

User avatar
Midas
Posts: 4384
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:09 am
Location: Sol3

Re: xplorer2 lite edition portable

#7 Post by Midas » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:37 am

Xplorer2 Lite v3.5[.0.2] released, dated 2018-01-02 (32-bits only; release announcement at http://netez.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=11559, webpage at http://zabkat.com/x2lite.htm, downloads at http://zabkat.com/alldown.htm).

User avatar
Midas
Posts: 4384
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:09 am
Location: Sol3

Re: xplorer2 lite edition portable

#8 Post by Midas » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:54 am

Xplorer2 Lite v4.0[.0.2] released (changelog at https://www.zabkat.com/changes.txt).

yaP launcher config: http://rolandtoth.hu/yaP/configs/xplorer2%20lite.ini
Old JPE launcher topic: viewtopic.php?t=4014
(see also viewtopic.php?t=2052 and viewtopic.php?t=2039)

Post Reply