Alternative to Windows Explorer for W7

  RegScriv 10:55 AM 28 Mar 13

Does anybody know of a good alternative to Windows Explorer for Window 7.

  woodchip 11:51 AM 28 Mar 13

As above, Windows Explorer is a File Folder. Press WinKey+E to bring it up

  RegScriv 12:10 PM 28 Mar 13

No, I really mean Windows Explorer. It behaves in ways that really get on my nerves, like;

Having to locate on a particular folder when it's opened, and waiting to do it just when you're selecting the folder you want, and

Deciding to place the folder you select right at the bottom of the screen for some odd reason.

Hence I'm looking for an alternative to Windows Explorer.

  RegScriv 12:31 PM 28 Mar 13

Ok, a quick look on Google has given me a number of good options. I'm currently trying "Cubic Explorer" & it's looking good.

  Secret-Squirrel 13:52 PM 28 Mar 13

Directory Opus is an excellent Explorer replacement. Neither versions are free but you get 30-60 days to try it out to see if you like.

  alanrwood 15:41 PM 28 Mar 13

Try Explorer2 at

There is also a "Light" edition I believe. I have run this for over 2 years as the paid for version.

  Batch 17:07 PM 28 Mar 13


And it sometimes comes up on Give Away Of The Day


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