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Listed on this page are links to FREEWARE File Manager Explorer Software Suppliers for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000 and NT4.x. Note that all the Software links here are to genuine FREEWARE Software Suppliers - not demos or shareware. If any of the links are broken or you know of an update, please let me know,
FREEWARE Windows File Managers and Explorer Software
2xExplorer Windows freeware file manager - 2xExplorer is a lightweight yet powerful, fully shell integrated dual-pane explorer replacement, focusing on usability for increased productivity and minimum frustration for everyday file management tasks. The latest version of 2xExplorer introduces seamless handling of ZIP archive files for Windows XP (and ME/2000) users. They are opened as regular folders and the majority of file management commands are supported, including synchronization. Other non-XP users will benefit from a few new commands (e.g. file shredding & touching) and patches.
"2xExplorer is an easy to use yet very potent and extremely efficient alternative to the standard windows Explorer. It combines the user-friendliness of the latter with the increased efficiency and advanced features of good-old dual-pane file managers like Norton Commander. It is a package that will appeal to the power user, yet its similarity with Explorer will ensure that less experienced users will not be driven away either.
"2xExplorer does whatever the windows explorer will do for file management, but goes much further, filling some glaring omissions in this product: Dual pane layout, with intelligent communication between two independent panes; Powerful selection engine; File filters, both for selecting and for displaying files; Drivebar navigation; Keyboard shortcuts for nearly all its commands; Complete file date information; Proper path resolution, including UNC and relative paths; Printing of folder contents; Proper file sorting, based on extension (alphabetically). For Windows 95/98/NT4/2000/Me/XP."
Double Explore - DoubleExplore is what you need to copy or move files or folders from one folder to another. Double Explore opens two separate Explorer windows in "Open" view and sizes them side by side or one beneath the other on your Desktop. You will get the same advantages as with all those NC clones, but with the typical Explorer options and much cheaper. DoubleExplore is accessible from the Start Menu and, when running, also from the System Tray. DoubleExplore recognizes the available screen height and width, which is not covered by taskbars. DoubleExplore stores the path of the last sized windows (when checked). DoubleExplore can be configured to use custom paths (default are your Root and Windows directory). DoubleExplore can be configured to use custom height and width settings for the Explorer windows (default is full-screen). DoubleExplore can be started with the command-line parameters /h or /v to size your specified Explorer windows horizontal or vertical without clicking any button. DoubleExplore saves your specified default-settings.
InfoRapid Search & Replace - InfoRapid Search & Replace is one of the most powerful text retrieval programs currently available for Microsoft Windows. With its built-in converters, it's excellently suitable for searching and previewing HTML and RTF documents. In pure text files, the found text passages can be replaced after the search is over. The search and replace process can be automated with the help of batch files to replace several phrases in one step. The found documents can be opened in a preview window, in which the matches are highlighted. A special feature is that InfoRapid can use Microsoft Office converters to search WinWord, Excel, Lotus and other documents and preview them in their original layout. Free for personal use. FREEWARE FILE.
JExplorer freeware file manager - JExplorer freeware is a dual-panel type file manager and web-browser as well. It is similar to widely used Norton Commander, WinNC, or Windows Commander. It provides many advanced features such as compressor/decompressor, FTP file transfer, POP3 mail/SPAM mail monitor, MAPI mail sender, directory comparator, and Dial-up Networking (DUN) interface. It runs under Windows 95/98/ME and Windows NT4/2K/XP. JExplorer is a freeware. JExplorer provides advanced features such as:
Folder and Web browser.
POP3 mail/SPAM mail monitor.
MAPI mail sender.
Dial-up networking (DUN) interface. FREEWARE FILE.
Get File Size - Get File Size is an Internet Explorer add-on that allows you to find out the size of a file before downloading it. Get File Size does not require any special skills, just right-click the link to a file and select Get File Size, the program will immediately show you the size of the file. Moreover, Get File Size will show you the date when the file was modified last time, file type, server response time and estimated download time. Runs on Windows 98 / ME / NT / 2000 / XP. Install and uninstall included. FREEWARE FILE.
Rename4u - Rename4u is a fun and easy program for renaming files! It's a free program that allows you to rename any files, using various methods, including search/replace, renumbering, prefixes/suffixes, permissions, uppercase/lowercase/propercase, etc. Includes test mode, so you can test your combination(s) before renaming the files. This runs on Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, Win2k, XP (or later). FREEWARE FILE.
HJSplit File Splitter for Windows - HJSplit File Splitter for Windows - HJSplit for Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 and XP. Very nice looking freeware file splitter which splits files of any type and size. This program can even handle files which are larger than 10Gb. FREEWARE FILE.
CATHY Media Cataloging Tool - CATHY is an extremly small, very fast and easy to use media cataloging tool. You can use it to index files stored on removable media (CD-ROMs, LS120, Iomega Zip and Jaz disks, or even diskettes), hard disks or net drives, and create searchable catalogs that can be used without having access to original media. Searching capabilities are based on file name, date and size. Additional features include filtering options, search duplicates or singles, customizable date format, etc. Found files can be opened (executed) or deleted directly, if they are present. Drag&drop support. Directory trees, MP3 album/song lists can be printed, disk space usage can be investigated. Single file executable, no install needed. FREEWARE FILE.
TaskTracker - TaskTracker takes the Windows Explorer and turns it inside out. Say goodbye to tedious searches for files up and down Windows' convoluted file system. Now you can get to the files you're working with right away without having to remember where they are.
With TaskTracker, they are there right where you need them all the time. You may have gotten used to the Windows way of doing things, but no matter what level of Windows user you are, keeping track of where your files are is probably a low point in your Windows experience.
TaskTracker automatically tracks all kinds of Office documents; jpg, gif, and other image formats; mp3, wmf, and other music files - and many, many other documents types you work with on a daily basis. With TaskTracker you can immediately get to files of one particular kind wherever they may be on your computer, open them, rename them, and copy them wherever you want.
You can view file types alphabetically or by frequency of use, and you can view the files of each type according to last date of modification or creation. The files you last worked with will already be at the top of the list, if that is what you want. Or you can filter files according to time periods of your choosing, like yesterday, last week, or a month ago.
The longer you use TaskTracker, the more files it tracks and the more useful it becomes as the single point of access for all your document-centered Windows work. FREEWARE FILE.
Pablo Commander - Pablo Commander is a mixture between Norton Commander and Windows Explorer.
- Most features of the original Norton Commander like copy, move, delete and dual pane views.
- Look and feel of Windows Explorer.
- Full drag and drop support.
- Customizable toolbar.
- Multi threaded file management by using shell API for most operations.
- Changes to file and folders from another programs will be immediately reflected in the views of Pablo Commander.
- Context menus just like Explorer.
- Compare the contents of two folders.
- Integrated FTP client (with itís own FTP engine). FREEWARE FILE.
FileMon for Windows NT and Windows 9x - Filemon monitors and displays file system activity on a system in real-time. Its advanced capabilities make it a powerful tool for exploring the way Windows works, seeing how applications use the files and DLLs, or tracking down problems in system or application file configurations. Filemon's timestamping feature will show you precisely when every open, read, write or delete, happens, and its status column tells you the outcome. Filemon is so easy to use that you'll be an expert within minutes. It begins monitoring when you start it, and its output window can be saved to a file for off-line viewing. It has full search capability, and if you find that you're getting information overload, simply set up one or more filters. Filemon works on NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows ME.
Date Edit - Date Edit is a shell extension for Windows 95, 98, NT4, and 2000 that enables you to change the date and time (the timestamp) of your files. You can change the created, modified, and accessed date of a file by right-clicking it in the Windows Explorer and choosing Date Edit from the context menu. By selecting multiple files in the Windows Explorer you are allowed to change the date/time of many files in just one action. On Windows NT4 and Windows 2000 you are also enabled to change the time and date of your directories.
F freeware file manager - F is a freeware multi-platform text-mode file manager with many features. Main F functions: multiple file windows display, full support for ZIP archives, integration with built-in file viewer and editor, network support.
Turbo Navigator - Full Drag and Drop capability. Built-in file viewer for text, RTF and binary files. System Tree View for both panels - able to mimic Windows Explorer. Advanced change attributes capability (recurse subdirectories, ability to change System attribute, ability to change Created/Modified/Accessed file time/date stamp). Copy speed display. Advanced filtering capability (in file panels and in basic operations like copy, move and delete). Built in Split/Combine function. Built-in favorites for quick directory change. Ability to wipe the files from the disk so they can not be undeleted. Fully customizable colors in the file panels. Built-in Media Player for quick preview of WAV, MID, MP3, AVI, MPG and other supported file formats without any need for opening seperate applications. Very detailed, yet very simple user interface. Full Clipboard support including file name and file path copy. Built-in strong encryption capability for quick file encryption. Very advanced selection mechanism. Detailed directory info display with graph. Inline rename ability. Create new file ability. Command line arguments support.
FREEWARE Windows File Managers and Explorer Software
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Fulist, Filelist, FC3, OS2FL, Fileman, Norton Commander, Xtree Pro Gold, D, Shez, ZTreeBold, ZTreeWin, Xlist, Windows Commander, File Director, MrFilePM, Dirutily, Filejet, JetCommander, ADU/2, Control3, CMFiler, FM/2, FileStar/2, Midnight Commander, Ftree, Nico's Commander, Turbo Browser 2000, Windows 3.x File Manager, 4DOS/4NT/4OS2, Tree86, VFU, Ytree, Flafi, WMFinder, Drag and File, MS Explorer, File Commander/2, PC Tools Deluxe, TakeCommand/2, File Freedom, YAOS, FileKick, Servant Salamander, Captain Nemo, OS/2 Commander, PCOpus, X Northern Captain, XTreeWin, PowerDesk Utilities 98, WizManager, DirMaster, FileWrangler, QuickShell, StupenDos, Star Commander, Object Desktop, DiskJockey 2000 Professional, Volkov Commander, WinNC, Pash, FileRunner, TkDesk, Dos Navigator II, FAR, Connect, Xfm, X11 DFM, Manipulator, Dos Shell, Eddy, fmweb, Byte Commander, Speed Commander, FileTiger, Genesis Commander, FmEdit98, KFM, ZFM, XFTree, Larsen Commander, Opus 2000 Professional, File Probe, Magellan Explorer, Kruiser, BeTree, BeCommander
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