An alternative to Windows Explorer, providing advanced file manipulation options and a tab-based interface you can easily get accustomed to
Portable XYplorer is a powerful file managing system that can be used as an alternative to Windows Explorer.
Since this is a portable software, installation is not required. You can simply place Portable XYplorer on an external drive and run its executable file on any computer. Also, your Windows registry will not be affected.
The interface of the application is familiar to the one of Explorer, so navigating within it shouldn’t be a problem to users of any level.
So, you can copy various elements to the clipboard (e.g. item base, compact file info, large icon, image, selected list row) and use special functions when renaming files (e.g. batch rename, search and replace, keep particular characters).
But you can also move, copy or backup files to a particular location, open an item with command-line arguments and paste special (e.g. image into new PNG file, text into new file).
In addition, you can locate files and repeat the last search, compare files (e.g. selected file with the one in clipboard), create new items, as well as manage and apply search templates.
Furthermore, you can view tabs and a mini tree, calculate folder sizes, go to the hotlist, create and manage a favorites list, add tags, run scripts, customize keyboard shortcuts, switch to dual pane mode, create new tabsets, and many others.
The file manager runs on a low amount of system resources, includes a comprehensive help file for beginners and has an excellent response time. We haven’t come across any difficulties during our tests and highly recommend Portable XYplorer to all users, especially the experienced ones, since it comes with many advanced functions.
- 100 MHz Pentium
- 32MB RAM
- A monitor resolution of at least 800×600 pixels is recommended
LIMITATIONS IN THE UNREGISTERED VERSION
- 30 day trial period
- Initial nag screen
- Image preview has “Trial Version” printed in top-left corner
- The main window’s titlebar cannot be customized