Data Management

Dinosaur Sightings: DOS File Managers


Back in the early DOS days you actually performed all of your file management operations by typing cryptic commands on a prompt line. Fortunately, it wasn’t long before DOS File Managers with mouse support came along and made it much easier to work with your files. Take a trip down memory lane and look at these DOS File Managers from the early days of computing 

Bourbaki 1 dir+ 

MS-DOS Shell 4

Executive Systems

XTree Gold

MS-DOS Shell 5

Norton Commander

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Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.