What is your favorite file manager?

Discussion in 'polls' started by moontan, Oct 3, 2011.


What is your favorite file manager?

  1. 1. Windows Explorer

    88 vote(s)
  2. 2. Linux/Unix based

    18 vote(s)
  3. 3. Mac/Apple based

    3 vote(s)
  4. 4. Directory Opus

    15 vote(s)
  5. 5. XYPlorer

    20 vote(s)
  6. 6. Xplorer2

    15 vote(s)
  7. 7. Q-Dir

    9 vote(s)
  8. 8. FreeCommander

    7 vote(s)
  9. 9. CubicExplorer

    1 vote(s)
  10. 10. Other (specify)

    21 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. noone_particular

    noone_particular Registered Member

    Favorite file manager? NDN
  2. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

    win explorer of course.:cool: ...
  3. mike21

    mike21 Registered Member

    I am using Directory Opus for many many years and I can't recommend it enough.
  4. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

    XYplorer Lifetime License Pro at half the price on March 5 and 6 @ BitsDuJour.

    well worth the price. :thumb:
    the developer has been cranking out updates almost on a daily basis for years.

    my favorite file manager along with Dopus.
    and it's portable as well. :)
  5. TigerRaptorFX

    TigerRaptorFX Registered Member

    Been using Explorer++ for a couple of years now. Windows 7 explorer went down hill for my taste.
  6. osip

    osip Registered Member

    DOpus or XYplorer are two very good apps. XYplorer is smaller in size and the portable is great. Recommend them both . If you try them you will never go back to win explorer.

    EASTER Registered Member

    XYPlorer because it can handle certain super hidden attributed files & folders with ease.
  8. Nebulus

    Nebulus Registered Member

    Total Commander and sometimes FreeCommander.
  9. kupo

    kupo Registered Member

    Multi Commander :D
  10. nikanthpromod

    nikanthpromod Registered Member

    ive only used windows explorer..
    dont know about others:doubt:
  11. Ed_H

    Ed_H Registered Member

    Directory Opus.

    Runs faster than others I have tried and does everything I need, and then some!
  12. Dina

    Dina Registered Member

    I'm surprised, no Total Commander?
  13. operamail

    operamail Registered Member

    Just replaced Q-dir with Double Commander. Find it fits me better.:D
  14. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

    Hmm. Not sure what I was thinking when I said this.

    Midnight Commander hands down..... it the system doesn't have it, I install it. Most of them do though.
  15. jitte

    jitte Registered Member

    Dolphin or Midnight Commander are all I use.
  16. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

    Totalcommander. Maybe its because I´ve been using it for many many years and got used to it. Its hard to change :)
  17. Scott W

    Scott W Registered Member

    xplorer2 is my choice - but then again it's been with me for many years without my giving any others a chance (that is, besides Windows Explorer)!
  18. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

    too bad there is no Undo function whatsoever. o_O
  19. makios

    makios Registered Member

    Same here
  20. kupo

    kupo Registered Member

    It's great right? :D
  21. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

    using Dopus 10 atm.

    it's not cheap but well worth the money.

    XYplorer is another great one and is also very regularly updated.
    they have a lifetime license deal which really sweetens the deal.

    Q-Dir is very good for a free file manager.

    i like the ones above because the interfaces are more modern than some others mentioned above.

    one would think that after almost 20 years Microsoft would have introduced a tabbed UI or a dual panes mode?! :thumbd:
  22. Currently Dolphin, because it does everything I strictly need; but I've yet to find a file manager that does what I want. Ideally I would want one that:

    - Can launch applications directly
    - Can display files as icons or a detailed list view
    - Allows drag and drop
    - Offers user-definable shortcuts
    - Can mount arbitrary external drives or use static mountpoints

    So basically, a bastard hybrid of ROX and the OSX Finder.


    Once I get around to learning GTK+...

    (Yeah, right.)
  23. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

    Dolphin is the one i liked the best on Linux.

    the preview pane on the right is very nice, dual pane, multi tabs etc...
    nice modern interface.
  24. It is nice... Shame it depends on most of KDE. :(