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Win 10 File Explorer Alternative

Win 10 File Explorer Alternative

Win 10 File Explorer Alternative

Hi. Does anyone know of a stable alternative to Windows 10 File Explorer? I'm looking for something that will allow me to view up to 4 'windows' at once. I appreciate that Win 10 File Explorer can be opened to provide this but I was hoping to find an alternative that would open up to 4 at once. Not looking for anything 'fancy' just something that I can move files and folders from one location to another easily.

I've undertaken an online search and there seems to quite a number of them but I would rather trust a recommendation from yourselves.

Grateful for any help you can give.


RE: Win 10 File Explorer Alternative

xyplorer is pretty good - not free though

If I never did anything I'd never done before , I'd never do anything.....

RE: Win 10 File Explorer Alternative

1) you can right-click on the file explorer icon and select "File explorer" again, which will open a new File Explorer window.
2) You can hold Control while double-clicking a folder to open it in a new window
3) You can pin folders to the File Explorer icon to open them more quickly
4) You could write a batch file, something like:
start c:\dload
start c:\users
start d:\whatever
... and then double-clicking that batch file would open all of those in separate explorer windows

I guess I don't understand what you are trying to achieve that can't be done with File Explorer.

Just my $.02

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RE: Win 10 File Explorer Alternative

Thanks for these suggestions. It's only a matter of me wanting to sort my folders/files into a more logical order by being able to view a number of folders in various places (Explorer view 1;2; and/or 3) at the same time and sorting/moving them to a new more logical location (Explorer view 4).
Not sure if that makes sense but at least I know what I mean:)
I will have a look at each and thank you gbaughma for reminding me of what can be done with Excel itself. Appreciated.

Thanks again


RE: Win 10 File Explorer Alternative

You could also make sure that each explorer window is launched in a separate process. When you are doing a lot of file movement, it stops Windows explorer from grabbing too much memory and locking up.

RE: Win 10 File Explorer Alternative

A review of seven explirer alternatives can be found for instance here (January 2019).


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