Windows explorer is not a perfect tool to browse and to do various file and folder operations. It has many drawbacks and each new windows releases includes new and useful features. But are there any powerful but free windows explorer alternative in the market?
There are many alternatives to Windows explorer available in the market as shareware and freeware programs.Freeware tools lacks few of the advanced features that are offered by commercial applications but still includes much more features compared to standard Windows explorer.
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Best Free Windows Explorer Alternatives
CubicExplorer is a file manager tool that offeres many advanced features. Like Windows Explorer it shows a main panel to view the directory and other panels to control or enhance that main panel.You can use sessions to save your Tabs, Bookmarks and Layout in the current state so you can open them afterwards . You can also choose to open a particular session at startup.
The QuickView feature can be used to view images, text and audio/video files. It also has an advanced search option and internal text editor.
CubicExplorer offers many other useful features and there are lot of options to fine tune the experience.
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SE-Explorer is a simple and powerful dual panel file manager with tabbed interface and lots of build-in viewers. It offers file browser options like dual panel, classic windows explorer and command prompt. The application offers file search function and embedded size scanner. It also includes compare folders feature that offers compare features including subfolders and compare files by content. Text viewer with syntax highlighting and Text file compare are useful features.
Other features includes Media player for audio, video and flash files including MP3, WAV, AVI, MPEG, WMV, SWF, FLV, etc and picture viewer which supports most popular image file formats.Archive explorer and PDF and DjVu, DOC and WRI, Html Help and RTF documents viewers are really useful.
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There are other tools like STDU Explorer which helps to work with image files such as psd, bmp, png, gif, pcx, jpeg, wmf and e-books in DjVu, PDF, FB2, MOBI, AZW, JBIG2, XPS, DCX, WWF, PDB, CBR and CBZ formats. This application helps you quickly view and find books or image files.
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