Best file explorer

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    I was wondering. What, in your opinion, is the "best" file explorer for Windows?
    Which one would you recommend to a person that has little patience and wants to work effectively, fast, with lots of interactivity between folders, views, options etc...?
    Mrk
     
  2. flinchlock

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    @Mrkvonic, good question!

    Also, I would like to know if any of the "best" file explores, can or can not read/see files in the $ISR folded (if you are using FD-ISR).

    Mike
     
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    Hi Mrk.

    As is the case with all other software, the "best" is the one you feel comfortable working with, and this is especially important with file managers. ;) I was a long time user of Windows Commander and I really liked it, but I had to stop using it a few years ago, simply because of compatibility reasons. It wasn't installed on every machine by default so I had to carry it on a thumb drive with me just to feel comfortable. I finally gave up and went back to Windows Explorer. It was hard, but I'm OK with it now. I was also using PowerDesk Explorer (well, it's not free), for a brief time, but again had to abandon it out of same reasons. Sorry that I wasn't of much help - Windows Explorer user here.;)

    Cheers.

    EDIT: Mike, I use FD-ISR and I can see the files with Windows Explorer.o_O Or maybe I'm missing something here?
     
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    It has been my experience, the "0", "1", "2", .... folders are not accessible via Windows Explorer or CMD without tweaking the file permissions. I on purpose have not changed anything at all with FD-ISR folder permissions. Maybe less chance malware can goof up FD-ISR.

    So, I am guessing your \$ISR\0 is viewable?

    Mike
     

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    Directory Opus is the best. It has a bit of a learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, there is no better explorer on the market.
     
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    Id say Directory Opus is the best and most feature rich.
     
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    Hello Mike. :)

    I am so sorry. I was a bit quick. I can access archives folder, so I assumed that the case is the same with others, but I actually never tried it. Now that you mentioned it, I tried and - no, I can't access "0" folder. My bad :( Those are snapshots folders, so I am just curious - why would you want to access them anyway? (sorry if I took more freedom than I should with this question) Isn't that a good thing that they are inaccessible?

    Cheers.

    EDIT: Sorry Mrk, not trying to hijack a thead...
     
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    Well, I am human... "we" always want to know stuff that we are denied from. Just like those "Click Here To Get Your Free Infection"... some human will always click! Gee, I wonder was it over that next mountain.........

    I assume so.

    Mike

    P.S. @Mrk, sorry to hijack your thread... really.
     
  9. Huupi

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    Windows own is a good one,thorough,but some thirth party are faster,some way faster like Agent Ransack- freeware.
     
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    I've been using Power Desk for years. It's on my list of "Desert Island Apps"
    Not free but well worth what I paid for it.

    Mike, here's the content of $ISR\0

    ...screamer
     

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  11. Dina

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    theres dopus, theres powerdesk, xplorer2 and total commander, xyplorer. choose one of the above and you wont go wrong. i used to be a dopus user, but it had too much features, which i realized after some time, i werent using. i settled for xplorer2 in the end, has the features i wanted plus, its fast.

    good luck.
     
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    No doubts, Directory Opus is the most powerful and flexible file manager on this planet. I have tried most others (PowerDesk, TotalCommander, etc.) in the past years and no other comes even close. DOpus is by far the best (for the power user), but unfortunately a bit pricey.
     
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    Sorry but this is the snapshot you were in it (1 or 2 or more) are then inaccessible,i tested it ACCESS DENIED !!! and that's a good case, mind you ?
     
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    You're right, that -was the SS I was in :(

    here's a shot of $ISR\2
     

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    XYplorer
     
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    Hello.

    A question for FD-ISR support forums.
     
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    I already know about these programs regarding viewing $ISR\0-9...

    XYexplorer, not free
    Paragon Drive Backup 8.51 Pro comes with Volume Explorer, I bought
    Paragon Hard Disk Manager 8 Special Edition comes with Volume Explorer, free
    7-Zip, no can read
    East-Tec Eraser 2007, no can read

    IceSword, but way to scary to use as an everyday file viewer
    HxD, but way to scary to use as an everyday file viewer
    WinHex, but way to scary to use as an everyday file viewer

    Mike
     
  20. Huupi

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    Yes........ but if all that stuff can get in,how about the bad stuff ??
    i already posted this in FD-ISR forum.
     
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    i have just tryed power desk6.
    you can only try a version for less features.
    its definatly faster than explorer and the search is really fast.
    before i read this thread i never even thought about replacing explorer with a different file manager.
    lodore
     
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    ladore, it's dual pane capable too :)

    The fastest search I've ever seen is Locate32:
    http://locate32.webhop.org/

    It's on "someones" Desert Island Apps listed here on Wilders.

    Sorry for goin' OT

    ...screamer
     
  24. lodore

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    ye i liked the dual panel view.
    it did seem quite fast.
    and i have tryed locate32.
    maybe i could install both upstairs and see which finds files faster.
    i might be tempted to buy powerdesk6.
    i would have to make sure my dad dont mind getting used to it thou.
    i find it funny people saying some of these apps are vista compatible.
    so you pay hundreds of £££ for vista then replace the shiny new folder views for another app ROFL:D
    why didnt they save the money and use it on xp.
    lodore
     
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    I have it "replace" Explorer on one box. On my wifes box its just there for me to use. She likes Explorer, so it didn't replace it.

    If you like it, do a cupon search, maybe you can get it on discount.

    ...screamer
     
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