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October 22, 2009
5:01 AM
black raven
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Any suggestions for a complete replacement for windows explorer,'cause I am getting sick fed up of it locking up/crashing……… and while we're on the subject does anyone know where to get a Legal free copy of Directory Opus.Thanks all in advance

October 23, 2009
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TotalCommander is the choice of most in a lot of circles, it's not FREE but you may use it for a very long time…10 + years and still counting.  Laugh

ghilser.com is the home site as well as most of the heavy hitters like nonags.com, majorgeeks.com

Directory Opus is just a PITA i find it too intrusive on a system and to think they want over $70.00 for this overpriced filemanager, it makes Windows look very good.

Take a hard look at TotalCommander

October 23, 2009
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I am thinking about writing about QDir. You may want to check it out.

October 23, 2009
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I have  tried a number and seem to have settled comfortably on Qdir.

October 23, 2009
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Aoa

I used many including Qdir, TotalCommander (Not free), FreeCommander, AccelMan, ShelLessExplorer(not free) and now i’m stable with UltraExplorer (http://www.mustangpeak.net/subdomains/ultraexplorer/index.html) and its totally free.

It can import plug-ins of TotalCommander as well.

Basically, it has so many features of FreeCommander, but it is much stabler and more close to Windows Explorer.

best regards

Farrukh

November 20, 2009
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Sorry I took so long replying.Thanks all for the suggestions,I will try all suggested and see which I prefer.Once again thank you for your suggestions

November 20, 2009
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xplorer2 is nice, though I dont know how it compares with other explorers. I tried, but eventually got rid of it because explorer replacements dont work with W7’s libraries. It opens the windows explorer, THEN jumps to xplorer when you choose a folder inside a library. Very annoying. But this shouldn’t be a problem on Vista and lower.

http://www.zabkat.com/
Its not free, but it does have a free lite version.

You got Pwnd
November 21, 2009
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Thanks I will look at that as well as the others

December 18, 2009
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A great tip is to make explorer work as a separate process in the system, so that crashes can be controlled.

This tip work also for many alternative explorers which use the same libraries.

An easy way to do so is by using anvir tweak which is free.

January 22, 2010
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This is my first post on this particular forum but I would also suggest y’all look at my favorite shareware FM: http://www.xyplorer.com

It’s not free but I’ve found it to be one of the best supported products ever! :smile: We have a VERY active user forum at http://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/index.php and the author participates often.

I used xplorer2 lite before I found XY (and still do on rare occasion) but now have XY active all the time I’m on my PC…I now maintain a blog with updates to XY (which occur almost daily!) at http://xyplorer.blogspot.com but I’m not getting anything financially from XY…I actually have donated via PayPal each year to the author, Don Lessau as I appreciate his efforts.

January 23, 2010
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@j_hallgren
“WE” have a very active user forum . . .

Makes it sound like you’re a developer trying to sell your software.

I like shelless explorer personally, but it’s not free. I’m gonna also give Ultra Explorer a try.

Any comments? Questions? Outbursts?
January 23, 2010
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Looks like I’m sticking with Ultra Explorer. It’s nice and feature-filled, but it’s interface doesn’t look cantankerous. Thanks for letting me know about this one, Farrukh!

Any comments? Questions? Outbursts?
January 23, 2010
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black raven said:  ….. and while we're on the subject does anyone know where to get a Legal free copy of Directory Opus.Thanks all in advance


I found a link to a giveaway of an old version of Directory Opus (Version 6.2) on Raymond's forum that you might want to check out. The links are still active, so if you want to give the old version a whirl, you might want to check it out. The download link is on the forum page below:

http://www.raymond.cc/forum/freebies/15287-directory-opus-6-2-a.html

Registration link: http://www.gpsoft.com.au/DScripts/vnureg.asp?type=hp

Hope this helps. Smile

Hi-diddly-ho, Ozzie must go … See you round, dotTechies!
February 7, 2010
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Thx Ozzie will check it out now :-) and thanks to everyone else who contributed

InshAllah ,Love and Light and Peace Out

February 10, 2010
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I don’t know your OS, but if you want the OLD Windows Explorer that came with 3.11 to 98, here’s a link to winfile.exe. Simple, drag and drop, 244KB. Works in Windows XP as a stand-alone app.

If this doesn’t work for you, then FreeCommander is a terrific option, as the other posters have stated.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/WINFILE.EXE

hth
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