Maintained by CodePlex, an open-source software development community, Better Explorer (aka BExplorer) looks and behaves the way Windows Explorer will in Windows 8 - except that it runs in Windows 7.

At the top of the file-finder window, Better Explorer adds options that behave much as the Ribbon at the top of Microsoft Word's newest layout does, letting you more easily arrange, copy, move, and delete files.

The free tool also has a button for accessing a file's properties when you're using a device (such as a tablet) that doesn't support right-clicking. Best of all, you can view folders in tabs at the top of the window, so you can see multiple folders at once without getting lost. See all: PC Advisor software downloads.

Better Explorer: Specs

  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • 13.7MB
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • 13.7MB

OUR VERDICT

Better Explorer (aka BExplorer) looks and behaves the way Windows Explorer will in Windows 8—except that it runs in Windows 7. And it's free!