Explorer++ v1.3.5 Updated

billon on 6 Jul 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Feb 2013
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Explorer++ is a multi-tab Windows Explorer replacement, featuring image preview, keyboard shortcuts, customizable user interface and advanced file operations (merging, splitting) etc.

Alternatively, Explorer++ Portable adjusts paths and automatically switches between 32 and 64 bit.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty file called config.xml in the same folder
  3. Launch Explorer++.exe
What's new? New features:
  • Added support for another drag and drop format (which is used, for example, by Outlook 2003 when copying attachments).
Bug fixes:
  • The 'Open in New Tab' menu item was not always been added to the folder context menu. Fixed.
  • Previously, file times could not be set for a directory using the set file attributes dialog. Fixed.
  • A UTF-16 LE BOM is now written when pasting text (as a file).
  • Logging is now available. It can be enabled using the following command:
    explorer++.exe -enable_logging
    Information will then be saved to Explorer++.log, which will be created within the same directory as the executable.

14 comments on Explorer++  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Rudy. 2009-04-23 23:47

It seems to work nice. But it is rather slow on network drives.

Rick 2009-04-25 07:54

This is the first Explorer replacement I've used that feels like Explorer, improved. Most don't feel right.

Wellington Miranda 2009-05-05 05:08

XLNT, but with flaws:
- CheckBox [Tools/Options/Files And Folders]"Hide file extensions" doesn't work;
- Copy (Ctrl-C) doesn't work (send things to Clipboard) in the Folders box.

Technomancer 2009-08-17 14:24

I think it's great. I use 'FreeCommander' as well because it has a dual pane and some other features, but Explorer++ is nice to use.

Max 2009-09-26 14:29

This is simply fantastic. The best Explorer replacement I could find (and I've tried them all). There are still some things missing at this point, but they'll be added.

me 2009-11-13 22:09

1.0 rc1 is not mentioned on the title page, but it is on the download page, and is accessible through the forum.

I have given up using several of what are known as "orthodox file managers" (including Directory Opus even though it wasn't free) because I just like this better.

stwum 2009-11-23 18:53

If you create the config.xml file yourself, your settings would NOT be saved by the program. There is an option to run the program in portable mode under Tools => Option => General.
Check the that option and the program would run in portable mode.

Gmacri 2009-11-24 08:40

It will need a preview window in a next update.
The preview in the botton bar is not a good idea, it must be resized and rest many windows sapace, a botton resizable lateral window would be fine.

Frank 2009-11-25 02:22

Looks great and mostly works very well. At this stage I cannot copy and paste emails directly from Exchange to any folders. Interestingly I can copy the mail to my desktop then to folders.

bgizzle 2009-12-15 01:24

works great in windows pe environment ! thats all i needed it for.

Andre 2010-10-05 14:07

I love it. Great software!

The only two things I have a problem with is the slow network speeds and that it uses the default windows copy even when I replaced it with something like TeraCopy.

Loner 2011-09-07 00:21

Its a nice program, and fairly easy to use.

However, I've found one small bug as soon as I tried it. When you go into the "Organize Bookmarks" section, there is no SAVE feature, and none of the changes seem to take effect until you close the program and restart it.


billon 2018-07-06 19:16

Latest builds (1.4.0 for now) available - https://github.com/derceg/explorerplusplus


bitcoin 2018-07-07 21:27

i was interested in this one but v1.3.5 x64 kept crashing for some reason


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