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New file management software

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Guest, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Guest

    Guest Flightless Bird

    Hello:

    Over the years Windows Explorer has been a great file management software
    for me.
    But there are some important features that are missing.

    * Can anyone recommend a great file management software with more
    features ?


    Thanks.
     
  2. Bert Hyman

    Bert Hyman Flightless Bird

    In news:#vVSVmbqKHA.1936@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl <JoJo> wrote:

    > Over the years Windows Explorer has been a great file management
    > software for me.
    > But there are some important features that are missing.


    For example?

    --
    Bert Hyman St. Paul, MN bert@iphouse.com
     
  3. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 9 Feb 2010 13:59:30 -0500, <JoJo> wrote:

    > Over the years Windows Explorer has been a great file management software
    > for me.
    > But there are some important features that are missing.



    What features do you think are missing?


    > * Can anyone recommend a great file management software with more
    > features ?



    Answer the question above and maybe I or someone else can make a
    suggestion for you.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  4. Doum

    Doum Flightless Bird

    "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> écrivait
    news:ckd3n5hchieip0mp0h0jls3lit2ok8ul13@4ax.com:

    > On Tue, 9 Feb 2010 13:59:30 -0500, <JoJo> wrote:
    >
    >> Over the years Windows Explorer has been a great file management
    >> software for me.
    >> But there are some important features that are missing.

    >
    >
    > What features do you think are missing?
    >
    >
    >> * Can anyone recommend a great file management software with more
    >> features ?

    >
    >
    > Answer the question above and maybe I or someone else can make a
    > suggestion for you.
    >


    I don't know about the OP, but I always thought that "Select All" in the
    context menu (right-click) could be useful.
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Flightless Bird

    Folks:

    * I should be able to determine the size of a folder without having to go
    into that folder.
    * I would like to be able to color various folders.
    * Plus other general additional features associated with high-level file
    management software

    Any application needs to be upgraded constantly over time. Windows explorer
    is rather old and is largely unchanged in terms of general capabilities.
    Hope this helps.

    Thanks.




    "Bert Hyman" <bert@iphouse.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns9D1A85341A1A9VeebleFetzer@207.46.248.16...
    > In news:#vVSVmbqKHA.1936@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl <JoJo> wrote:
    >
    > > Over the years Windows Explorer has been a great file management
    > > software for me.
    > > But there are some important features that are missing.

    >
    > For example?
    >
    > --
    > Bert Hyman St. Paul, MN bert@iphouse.com
     
  6. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Doum wrote:

    > "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> écrivait
    > news:ckd3n5hchieip0mp0h0jls3lit2ok8ul13@4ax.com:
    >
    >
    >>On Tue, 9 Feb 2010 13:59:30 -0500, <JoJo> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Over the years Windows Explorer has been a great file management
    >>>software for me.
    >>>But there are some important features that are missing.

    >>
    >>
    >>What features do you think are missing?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>> * Can anyone recommend a great file management software with more
    >>>features ?

    >>
    >>
    >>Answer the question above and maybe I or someone else can make a
    >>suggestion for you.
    >>

    >
    >
    > I don't know about the OP, but I always thought that "Select All" in the
    > context menu (right-click) could be useful.


    CTRL-A is faster
     
  7. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    JoJo wrote:

    > Folks:
    >
    > * I should be able to determine the size of a folder without having to go
    > into that folder.


    That shows in the Tooltip when you hover over the folder.

    >
     
  8. boatman312

    boatman312 Flightless Bird

    On 02/09/10 2:48 PM, JoJo wrote:
    > Folks:
    >
    > * I should be able to determine the size of a folder without having to go
    > into that folder.
    > * I would like to be able to color various folders.
    > * Plus other general additional features associated with high-level file
    > management software
    >
    > Any application needs to be upgraded constantly over time. Windows explorer
    > is rather old and is largely unchanged in terms of general capabilities.
    > Hope this helps.


    Total Commander (ghisler.com) Although you'll have to cheat a little to
    add different colors to your folders.

    Stable. Flexible. Powerful.
    Free updates _forever_. I've used it for 10 years and a half-dozen
    major updates. Near instant support from the TC community
    (http://ghisler.ch/board/) and the actual guy who writes the code drops
    in a couple of times a week.

    Yeah. We're all that enthusiastic.
     
  9. The Seabat

    The Seabat Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 9 Feb 2010 13:59:30 -0500, <JoJo> wrote:

    >>Hello:
    >>
    >>Over the years Windows Explorer has been a great file management software
    >>for me.
    >>But there are some important features that are missing.
    >>
    >> * Can anyone recommend a great file management software with more
    >>features ?
    >>
    >>
    >>Thanks.
    >>


    How about this one:

    http://xiles.net/programs/

    <quote>
    NexusFile V (ver 5.1.3.3652) - 2009.12.20

    NexusFile is a file manager for Windows. You can manage many files
    very fast and easily. NexusFile will increase your computing
    performance. If you still use Windows Explorer, you must try this one.

    Main features:
    - Basic Functions: Copy/Move To, Copy/Cut/Past, Delete/Shred, Rename,
    Change Attributes/Time
    - Advanced Rename: Rename multiple files at once with many powerful
    options
    - Navigate Folders: Favorite Folders, Working Folders, Tabs, Smart
    Address Bar
    - Dual Panels: Open two folders at once.
    - Archives: manages ZIP, ARJ, RAR, ACE archive files
    - FTP: basic FTP functions
    - File Join/Split: Split large file into many small files or Join
    small files into a large file. - Merge several text files into a file.
    - Save File List: Save file/folder list with many formats
    - Shortcuts: Most functions has a Keyboard shortcut so you can do
    everything fast.
    - Multi-language: Multi-language supports with language files.
    - Skin: you can change the look of a program.
    - Disk Cleanup: Empty RecycleBin, Delete temporary files, ...
    - Compare Folders: compare two folders
    - Unicode: Unicode file name supported
    - And many other useful functions with easy interface.
    System Requirement: Windows 2000 or above (XP, 2003, Vista, 7)
    License: Freeware
    <\quote>

    --
    The seabat
    Filtering GoogleGroups & Goobers with extreme prejudice!
    Usenet Improvement Project: R.I.P. Lee aka Blinky the Shark
     
  10. boatman312

    boatman312 Flightless Bird

    On 02/09/10 3:20 PM, boatman312 wrote:
    > On 02/09/10 2:48 PM, JoJo wrote:
    >> Folks:
    >>
    >> * I should be able to determine the size of a folder without having to go
    >> into that folder.
    >> * I would like to be able to color various folders.
    >> * Plus other general additional features associated with high-level file
    >> management software
    >>
    >> Any application needs to be upgraded constantly over time. Windows
    >> explorer
    >> is rather old and is largely unchanged in terms of general capabilities.
    >> Hope this helps.

    >
    > Total Commander (ghisler.com) Although you'll have to cheat a little to
    > add different colors to your folders.
    >
    > Stable. Flexible. Powerful.
    > Free updates _forever_. I've used it for 10 years and a half-dozen major
    > updates. Near instant support from the TC community
    > (http://ghisler.ch/board/) and the actual guy who writes the code drops
    > in a couple of times a week.
    >
    > Yeah. We're all that enthusiastic.


    I forgot to mention that you can download a 100% functional version to
    use as long as you want, with a splash entry screen.

    Standard configuration operates like the old Norton Commander but you
    can customize it easily to work with Windows compliant keys/mouse actions.
     
  11. dadiOH

    dadiOH Flightless Bird

    JoJo wrote:
    > Folks:
    >
    > * I should be able to determine the size of a folder without having
    > to go into that folder.


    Enable the status bar in WinExplorer
    ___________

    > * I would like to be able to color various folders.


    Rainbow Folders
    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/rainbowfolders.html

    --

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    ____________________________

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    ....a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
     
  12. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 09 Feb 2010 11:40:22 -0800, Doum <me@domain.net> wrote:

    > "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> écrivait
    > news:ckd3n5hchieip0mp0h0jls3lit2ok8ul13@4ax.com:
    >
    > > On Tue, 9 Feb 2010 13:59:30 -0500, <JoJo> wrote:
    > >
    > >> Over the years Windows Explorer has been a great file management
    > >> software for me.
    > >> But there are some important features that are missing.

    > >
    > >
    > > What features do you think are missing?
    > >
    > >
    > >> * Can anyone recommend a great file management software with more
    > >> features ?

    > >
    > >
    > > Answer the question above and maybe I or someone else can make a
    > > suggestion for you.
    > >

    >
    > I don't know about the OP, but I always thought that "Select All" in the
    > context menu (right-click) could be useful.



    OK, but pressing Ctrl-A selects all, and is very easy to do. I's
    rather do that than have to click on something.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  13. guest

    guest Flightless Bird

    On 2010-02-09, <JoJo> <JoJo> wrote:
    > Hello:
    >
    > Over the years Windows Explorer has been a great file management software
    > for me.
    > But there are some important features that are missing.
    >
    > * Can anyone recommend a great file management software with more
    > features ?
    >
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    >
     
  14. Doum

    Doum Flightless Bird

    Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> écrivait news:#4xWdRcqKHA.1796
    @TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl:

    >
    >
    > Doum wrote:
    >
    >> "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> écrivait
    >> news:ckd3n5hchieip0mp0h0jls3lit2ok8ul13@4ax.com:
    >>
    >>
    >>>On Tue, 9 Feb 2010 13:59:30 -0500, <JoJo> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Over the years Windows Explorer has been a great file management
    >>>>software for me.
    >>>>But there are some important features that are missing.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>What features do you think are missing?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> * Can anyone recommend a great file management software with more
    >>>>features ?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>Answer the question above and maybe I or someone else can make a
    >>>suggestion for you.
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> I don't know about the OP, but I always thought that "Select All" in

    th
    > e
    >> context menu (right-click) could be useful.

    >
    > CTRL-A is faster
    >


    Not necessarely, it depends of the "context".

    And it wouldn't hurt CTRL-A if "Select All" was also in the context menu.
     
  15. Doum

    Doum Flightless Bird

    "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> écrivait
    news:d3j3n55ch2p3lf7e9qdmk8gk1ng96nvmbb@4ax.com:

    > On Tue, 09 Feb 2010 11:40:22 -0800, Doum <me@domain.net> wrote:
    >
    >> "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> écrivait
    >> news:ckd3n5hchieip0mp0h0jls3lit2ok8ul13@4ax.com:
    >>
    >> > On Tue, 9 Feb 2010 13:59:30 -0500, <JoJo> wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Over the years Windows Explorer has been a great file management
    >> >> software for me.
    >> >> But there are some important features that are missing.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > What features do you think are missing?
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >> * Can anyone recommend a great file management software with
    >> >> more
    >> >> features ?
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > Answer the question above and maybe I or someone else can make a
    >> > suggestion for you.
    >> >

    >>
    >> I don't know about the OP, but I always thought that "Select All" in
    >> the context menu (right-click) could be useful.

    >
    >
    > OK, but pressing Ctrl-A selects all, and is very easy to do. I's
    > rather do that than have to click on something.
    >


    I already know about CTRL-A, I am just saying that "right-click|Select
    All" could be useful... sometimes. ;)
     
  16. Donald Lessau

    Donald Lessau Flightless Bird

    <JoJo> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:%23vVSVmbqKHA.1936@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Hello:
    >
    > Over the years Windows Explorer has been a great file management software
    > for me.
    > But there are some important features that are missing.
    >
    > * Can anyone recommend a great file management software with more
    > features ?
    >


    XYplorer. Similar to Explorer, but more features.
    http://www.xyplorer.com/

    Don
     
  17. Kirk Bubul

    Kirk Bubul Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:03:17 +0100, "Donald Lessau" <don@oflex.com>
    wrote:

    >> * Can anyone recommend a great file management software with more
    >> features ?
    >>

    >
    >XYplorer. Similar to Explorer, but more features.
    >http://www.xyplorer.com/
    >

    Does Xyplorer support Windows 7 64-bit? (I'm looking to replace my
    PowerDesk Pro 7 that is 32-bit only; it freezes my Windows 7)

    Kirk
     
  18. Donald Lessau

    Donald Lessau Flightless Bird

    "Kirk Bubul" <khbubul@bellsouth.net> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:eek:om5n5l8vif1np0dut81jpvr7a16gd1cnv@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:03:17 +0100, "Donald Lessau" <don@oflex.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>> * Can anyone recommend a great file management software with more
    >>> features ?
    >>>

    >>
    >>XYplorer. Similar to Explorer, but more features.
    >>http://www.xyplorer.com/
    >>

    > Does Xyplorer support Windows 7 64-bit? (I'm looking to replace my
    > PowerDesk Pro 7 that is 32-bit only; it freezes my Windows 7)


    Yes, it does. XYplorer itself is 32-bit, but Windows 7 64-bit of course
    supports 32-bit applications. BTW, you can try XYplorer 30 days for free.
    Since it is portable you can easily and completely remove it by simply
    deleting the files if you eventually don't like it.
     
  19. thanatoid

    thanatoid Flightless Bird

    <JoJo> wrote in news:#vVSVmbqKHA.1936@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl:

    > Hello:
    >
    > Over the years Windows Explorer has been a great file
    > management software for me.
    > But there are some important features that are missing.


    That is /major/ understatement.

    Windows Explorer is NOT a file manager. It is a torture device
    whose primary function is to prevent a new computer user from
    understanding the basic principles of file and directory
    organization, to keep him/her as ignorant as possible, and to
    allow only the most basic of functions, the execution of which
    is designed to be as troublesome as possible.

    > * Can anyone recommend a great file management software
    > with more features ?


    Total Commander, www.ghisler.com, works free forever, just press
    one of three buttons, but it DESERVES to be paid for. It is THE
    best, but takes some brains and time to set up the way you like
    it. Well worth the effort though. EVERYTHING is totally
    customizable.

    www.freecommander.com is a free rewrite by some guy with too
    much time on his hands with possibly (I haven't tried it, I own
    a copy of TC) some features missing but it will still blow that
    shit WE out of the universe.

    Don't waste your time on all the "additional shells" that still
    use the basic WE "engine" or on other stuff like Altap
    Salamander etc.

    TC is the one, period. When you see what it can do you will have
    to wash your underwear. And there are MANY additional plugins
    available which can make it do everything from burning discs to
    supporting virtual CD's on your HD. Etc etc etc.



    --
    The arrows are faster than rodents!
    - t.
     
  20. Bill in Co.

    Bill in Co. Flightless Bird

    thanatoid wrote:
    > <JoJo> wrote in news:#vVSVmbqKHA.1936@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl:
    >
    >> Hello:
    >>
    >> Over the years Windows Explorer has been a great file
    >> management software for me.
    >> But there are some important features that are missing.

    >
    > That is /major/ understatement.
    >
    > Windows Explorer is NOT a file manager.


    Nonsense.

    > It is a torture device
    > whose primary function is to prevent a new computer user from
    > understanding the basic principles of file and directory
    > organization, to keep him/her as ignorant as possible, and to
    > allow only the most basic of functions, the execution of which
    > is designed to be as troublesome as possible.


    If he is so ignorant he can't use Windows Explorer, he doesn't deserve to
    use a computer.

    Total Commander is more bloatware. I suppose you liked Norton Commander?
     

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