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Explorer++, a (better) Windows Explorer clone

Do you know why Windows Explorer alternatives fail? Because they are not Windows Explorer. There is no dearth file browsers, many of which are more advanced than Windows Explorer, but the majority of users prefer the one that comes with Windows. I tried to switch from Windows Explorer a number of times but each time I came back to the good old Explorer. Simplicity and familiarity are the two things of Windows Explorer that appeal to me.

Recently, I discovered another Explorer alternative called Explorer++. The first thing I noticed about this software is it’s strikingly familiar look. Explorer++ is modeled to look almost exactly like Windows Explorer, to make people comfortable with the new file browser.


The explorer window is split into three sections. The left section displays a tree view of the hard disk drives including links to Control Panel, Network and Libraries, if you are using Windows 7. The bottom section displays detailed information about files and folders. The larger section on the right is the main file browser.

The toolbar carries the same buttons you see in Windows XP and lower, including some new ones. Explorer++ also carries several enhancements and improvements for a much richer file browsing experience.

Explorer++ features

  • Tabbed browsing for easy management of multiple folders.
  • Size of the display window at the bottom is adjustable. The background color is customizable too.
  • Easy-to-remember keyboard shortcuts for quick navigation.
  • Customizable toolbar and user interface.
  • Full drag-and-drop support with other applications, including Windows Explorer.
  • Advanced file operations such as merging and splitting supported.
  • View files of only specific extension by applying filters
  • Explorer++ is completely portable.

Explorer++ Options Screenshots

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Also see: Windows Double Explorer – Dual panel Windows Explorer


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