Power at your fingertips:
* Full shell namespace browser
* Dual panes and folder tabs
* Preview documents, images, music etc.
* Desktop search using all file attributes
* Folder sizes and disk space visualization
* Synchronize folder contents
* Search for duplicate files to free space
* Advanced copy and delete operations
* Filename color coding
* Execute custom commands (even DOS)
* Fully customizable
* Everyday efficiency and control
* Manage large folders with ease
* Lightweight system resource use
* Native 32/64 bit and Unicode versions
Overview of program features
Shell namespace explorer
xplorer? will browse and manage all your folders including virtual ones folders like zipfolders, webfolders, even FTP, as long as these services are available in your system. If you extend your shell namespace with new folder types, xplorer? will read them too, in a familiar tree/view window format.
Tabbed dual-pane interface
Can't decide between dual pane and tabbed browsing? No worries, xplorer? does them all. The traditional dual-pane format, handy for comparisons and file transfers, is augmented so that each pane can hold more than one folder. Hopping from one folder to another is just a tab click away.
Instant preview of files
xplorer? can preview most text, graphics, audio/video, and html & office documents — and does so in nearly all folder types including zipfolders etc. Wherever it finds file-like content it offers file-like access!
You can browse your content in most useful view modes supported by explorer, including thumbnails. Within large folders you will appreciate the organization capabilities offered by arranging in groups and multi-way sort. xplorer? will remember your favorite mode for each folder.
View & edit text files
xplorer? collaborates with our companion editor? offering no-frills — yet useful — text viewing and editing, in a variety of formats (RTF, unicode, UTF8 etc). You can also associate your own external editor of choice.
Extended file information (metadata)
On top of the usual names, sizes & dates, xplorer? can access extended file information like comments, version information, ID3 tags, icture data etc, as supported by your Windows OS (shell column handlers). It even has useful columns of its own like file checksum, 8.3 names etc. If you install any custom column handlers they will be integrated too! (column handlers are even supported for windows vista/7).
Search for files everywhere, using arbitrary criteria
The search engine is the most powerful in the market this side of $70! xplorer? can search in all folder types including zipfolders etc, and the criteria can include each and every bit of extended file information combined in boolean hyperfilters. If you want to find files that contain some keyword in their comment, and are owned by a particular user, and are songs by an artist formerly known as prince, then look no further! When you search for contained text, the previewer panel will show you the text highlighted in context too.
Find text within office, Adobe PDF and other documents
xplorer? can work with text filters developed for windows indexing service, allowing you to search for keywords within all your document archive. Plain text previews of such proprietary formats are possible too, highlighting your search results in context.
Manage files from many folders at once
xplorer? has a special kind of window called scrap container where you can place files from many folders and deal with them all at once — like the find files result list, except that you control what goes in (aka virtual folders or playlists). You can save and reload scrap lists, organizing your content regardless of its physical location. You can even browse folders flat, recursively including all their subfolders!
Compare and synchronize folders
In dual pane mode xplorer? can show the contents of 2 folders in a single window, ideal for comparing and synchronizing content. Using scrap containers you can compare folder hierarchies, too.
Discover and cleanup duplicate files
xplorer? can check a local hierarchy (or even all your folders) for identical files and mark them ready for inspection and eventually deletion, releasing your valuable disk space.
Execute DOS commands and scripts
When file management calls for more advanced external commands, xplorer? will oblige with its template-based user menu system. You just provide a command template and it is automatically applied to all selected files. Thus you can achieve mass renaming and so much more.
Customizable user interface
There are plenty of adjustable options to bring xplorer? in line with your needs and tastes, from how many panels you see, which commands appear on toolbars, all the way to how many decimal points you want for file sizes and toolbar skins. You can arrange the user interface to be as simple or as complex as you like.
Help and assistance where you need it
In addition to a comprehensive help file, daily tips & tricks etc, xplorer? has a tooltip (balloon help) system that guides you through the more complex steps of command arguments without disturbing your workflow.
Individual folder settings
You can instruct xplorer? to show particular folders in fixed view modes, e.g. MyPictures in thumbnail mode, WinNT in detailed mode including a version column etc. You can also save window layouts to be reused for all folders that e.g. have visual content you want to preview.
Visual filters and selection engine
xplorer? helps you manage large folders easily, first controlling which items are visible — with a variety of wildcard and other filters, and then selecting the items you want to act upon with precision. There are too many selection techniques to list, including hyperfilter-based that allow you to select e.g. all items with "science" in their comments!
Advanced file management
Except for the basic drag-drop, context menu, copy, delete, rename etc, xplorer? has a palette of advanced file management commands like split-merge, shred, set comments, touch dates, paste subfolders, junctions or hard links, etc.
Robust file transfers
xplorer? can handle many parallel background file transfers (concurrent or queued) offering fine control over confirmations, error handling etc. You can copy large amounts of files with ease and peace of mind.
Export folder listings
Whatever you see in xplorer? can be exported as text for printing, e-mailing, pasting in other programs, etc. You can also export statistics for whole folder hierarchies, in detailed tree-like fashion.
Mostly and foremostly xplorer? is meant to be used day in and day out with maximum efficiency and minimum frustration. Its keyboard and mouse shortcuts, histories for most input fields, path autocompletion and many other small details, work together to offer you a comfortable and productive experience!
Last but not least: instant customer support
Not many users contact us for support; there's a lot of easy to use information in the website to solve most problems. Those who do however are pleasantly surprised by the speed and efficiency we deal with the odd support query. Expect to get a reply even on weekends!