XYplorer 13.90.0000

4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 (642 votes)

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Windows 7/8/2000/Server 8/Vista/XP / Shareware; $29.95 / 16,445 downloads

XYplorer is a tabbed file manager for Windows. It features a powerful file search, a versatile preview, a highly customizable interface, optional dual pane, and a large array of unique ways to efficiently automate frequently recurring tasks. It's fast and light, it's innovative, and it's portable.

  • Homepage

    XYplorer

  • Limitations

    Yes - 30 day timeout

  • Uninstaller

    Yes

  • Latest Changes

    - Audio Properties in Columns. XYplorer now features columns for Audio Sample Rate and Audio Bit Depth, and some other audio related properties, for example Audio Length with milliseconds precision. As you might know this stuff had been removed from Explore

    - Extended Properties in Columns. Now you can finally show all extended file properties in columns. Like Owner, Subject, Comments, Camera Model, Aperture, File Version, Album, Artist, Title, etc. There are hundreds of them in today's Windows

    - Special Properties in Columns. And, of course, now you can also show XYplorer's special properties in columns, that's stuff not included in the Windows extended file properties. E.g. Aspect Ratio, MD5 hash (and many other hash functions), Number of Hard L

    - Context-Smart Columns. Ever dreamt of columns that would show pixel dimensions for images, play time for audio files, page count for documents, and the version number for executables -- all in ONE column?! Well, you can have that now in XYplorer, and it's

    - Fully Scriptable Columns. But it gets even better. With this version you can roll your own columns using XYplorer's scripting language. You decide what they show, for which files, and how they show it. A world premiere. No file manager has ever gone there

    - Copy Data. Now you can copy the contents of any single cell in the file list to the clipboard in a very comfortable way

Reviews of XYplorer

  1. 5 out of 5 stars
    Loco78

    Reviewing 13.80.0000 (Mar 26, 2014)

    XYplorer is the best manager to manage the files I've ever used, automate and simplify my work on your computer like never before. Clear and easy user interface, easily accessible functions and many other features that make a program that is in my opinion the best manager of files on the market that seamlessly integrates with the system and can perfectly replace Windows Explorer.
    His strong powerful functions and easy availability of the interface not only replace the Explorer, but also many other programs and gives us all these features in one place.
    When once you try working with XYplorer will not be able to think that someday you could use a computer without it.
    The program really worth buying!

  2. 5 out of 5 stars
    HeilNizar

    Reviewing 13.50.0000 (Dec 18, 2013)

    Tried almost all other file managers, none come even close.
    I don't know how I lived before it!

    -Portable directly from the author, that included file types and icons.
    -Regularly maintained.
    -Tons of options.

  3. 3 out of 5 stars
    Blaxima

    Reviewing 13.00.0000 (Sep 27, 2013)

    With Windows 7 Explorer replacements became unnecssary for me but if I was stuck with Win8 I would be using one again. XY isn't bad at all though I find it chokes on large image folders. With so many great free alternatives it's also hard to justify it's price tag.

    While I love tabbed browsing for internet browsers I hate them for working between explorer windows, I find dual pane to be better. Enter NexusFile, a free dual pane explorer replacement that has all the features I need. Sadly the last update was close to a year ago, showing just how little used these types of software of become

  4. 3 out of 5 stars
    smaragdus

    Reviewing 12.70.0000 (Jul 23, 2013)

    Version 12 and still no FTP support.

  5. 3 out of 5 stars
    guru_v

    Reviewing 12.70.0000 (Jul 23, 2013)

    To begin, I'm not knocking this program completely, but it is, in my opinion, not the best of its type. I received a free version [Giveaway of the Day] a while back, and was really excited to get it. But, after about a week, I found myself using it less and less. That was over a year ago.

    Definitely a good program, just not a great program.

    I much prefer Explorer², from Zabkatremia Software, and there is a freeware version which does not nag, nor time out. {I have not been compensated in any way, I simply believe that users should help other users whenever possible, and Explorer² is so much more useful to me, I think it may be to others}

    Rating good but not great...3 stars

Discuss XYplorer

  1. Feb 13, 2009 - 3:41 AM
    Ralfo

    Several commenters miss the ability of XYplorer to "set itself up as default file manager."
    I should make clear that this is NOT a feature of the file manager but one of the operating system. Editing the registry is necessary to make XYplorer (or any other file manager) the default file manager. However, since XYplorer is a portable application that's promoted as "not changing the system or registry" it does not offer to make this registry edit for you.
    However, the necessary changes are fairly easy to do and you can find helpful information in various XYplorer online resources.

    UPDATE: FYI, since v8.90.0000 a simple checkbox in configuration makes XYplorer the default file manager.