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Ed Bott's Microsoft Challenge--May 11, 2

By ebott ·
I'm sick and tired of the Windows Explorer, and I'm looking for replacements. If you've found one that works for you, tell your fellow TechRepublic members about it. I’ll award 250 TechPoints for every suggestion I add to the list--but only ifyou can meet two conditions: First, you have to really use this program; no fair searching your favorite download site and listing something that sounds good. Second, convince me to make the switch by listing at least one killer feature that makes your replacement worth it.

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by jkozura In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

My recommendation is PCOpus. I grew to love this file manager years ago on the Amiga, and was glad to hear when a port to PC was made. The best part is the dual pane, single button bar setup, which makes for intuitive comparisons between directories, and eliminates a great deal of clicking back and forth between two folders where copying is being done. Another feature is that PCOpus is highly configurable, so best results are obtained when you have at the button bar, setting the buttons for thefunctions you personally want them to have.

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by balos In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

I do recomend Windows Commander, for all the DOS people still out there, who miss so much popular Norton Commander (http://www.ghisler.com/).
Besides some features like built-in FTP client, directory synchronization, directory comparison, recursiveattribute changes, internal binary viewer, etc, etc, it saved me so much trouble when doing copy operations of whole disks, containing live and running NT systems, because it would complain that it could not read a file, and then present a nice option "Skip", and after that resume, while Explorer would simply give up, without anyway to tell where it stopped. And for those people that like doing things using keyboard, it is much more suitable tool, for it offers clearly visible shortcuts on the bottom of the screen, above command line prompt, which is also a nice addition. Also, Ctrl+Enter will place in the command line quickly file name, and if you also hold Shift, it would place the entire path, if you need, i.e. to have full file name...

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by Todd O. In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

Turbo Browser 2000 is my top pick for a Windows Explorer replacement. On the surface, it has a look and feel that is very similar to Windows Explorer, so the transition is a snap. Under the hood, however, are multitudes of tools. One of my favorite enhancements, and perhaps the most obvious, is the big file preview window powered by a broad range of filters capable of viewing most of the the file types I might be interested in. When I find a graphic file I am interested in, I can convert and save it in the graphic file format of my choice. I can integrate network and local file searches into a single query and save the queries for reuse. Multi-threading and multiple workspace windows allow you to proceed with more than one sequentialtask at a time. There is good internet integration (you can even download an entire website) to make it easy work with files and sites on the net. File and folder comparisons are a snap and when I want to make some massive changes to folders I canfirst back them up i

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by clarenceclaw In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

Go to Http://www.litestep.org
They got your Shell wateing for you .
Now as to why it is worth 250 HUuaaa .
Well it is a free win32 Shell , That is
a work in progress . It is not for the
faint of hart. But if you have looked
at all the tweakall's you can find .
You will love LiteStep ."100% ajustable"
The " P.&*$%O'd ". factor is just enuff
to make it A a grate Video Game . That mite be worth 250 I don't know ? .

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by ssmrcina In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

I feel like I have to post a response with a warning. There is a program called twofer that isn't so much a replacement as a tool that is supposed to automatically transform Explorer so that it runs in a dual-window format much like Win3.X file manager did.

After installing it and deciding that it wasn't very useful, I attempted to uninstall it. I was able to remove the program, but ever since then my Explorer windows do not maximize and minimize properly. It rendered the Explorer almost useless and made me resort to using My PC for all browsing.

Stay away from Twofer.

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