An alternative to Windows Explorer, providing advanced file manipulation options and a tab-based interface you can easily get accustomed to
What's new in Portable XYplorer 22.30.0204 Beta:Info Panel | Tags | Apply: Now when you right-click the "Apply" button, a toggle "Apply Changed Tags Automatically" appears. Tick it to have changes to tags applied automatically when another file is focused, without the "Apply Changed Tags?" prompt. FYI, this option raises tweak TagsAutoApply to UI. Tree and various menus: Now the Network node is shown after the Recycle Bin node. Both swapped places. Custom Toolbar Buttons: A glitch concerning the right-click menu and related to the tweak CTBNoRClickDefaultCommands was introduced in v14.80.0235 - 2015-02-14 12:26. Fixed. Configuration | Preview | Thumbnails | Resolve cache path from current folder: Did not work with Paper Folders. No caching happened at all. Fixed. Now with a Paper Folder the cache path is always resolved relative to the XYplorer app data path. There is no other reference available. So there is no thumb cache portability possible with Paper Folders.
Windows Explorer is no longer satisfactory to power users, so many are looking for replacements, such as Portable XYplorer.
Tabbed file manager
Since it is a portable application, you can just copy it on your removable USB drive and launch it when you want to work on any PC that is not your own.
Its overall feel is a familiar one, as its main window does not stray far from the appearance of Windows Explorer. Yet, it does support tabs that you can clone, lock, color as you see fit, or set as default.
Moreover, you can also open two panels that you can use to copy or move files from one location to the other, as well as synchronize two directories. These panes can be horizontal or vertical, and they can be swapped if need be.
Handy color filters
A nifty function of Portable XYplorer is its support for color filters. This way, you can easily spot which are the files that were created or modified today, folders that were created recently or items that were edited in the past few days.
You can also locate empty files, overlong filenames, or system files.
Powerful search capabilities
Additionally, due to the integrated Search tool, you can quickly look for items by entering their names, types, size, attributes, tags or timestamps.
Portable XYplorer can also find duplicate files - when dealing with images you can adjust the tolerance level, whereas the documents' contents can be checked as well before writing them off as dupes.
To wrap it up, Portable XYplorer can easily replace a bunch of your other apps due to its plethora of functions. Not only can you explore folders and preview files, but you can also compare, backup, search and replace, batch rename or delete files. You can even create commands meant to automate some of these actions for frequent use.
LIMITATIONS IN THE UNREGISTERED VERSION30-day trial Nag screen Image preview has "Trial Version" printed in top-left corner The main window's titlebar cannot be customized SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS100 MHz Pentium 32MB RAM A monitor resolution of at least 900x600 pixels is recommended