Mini Explorer is a tiny little freeware application that acts as a replacement for Windows Explorer. It is a portable program that you can run from anywhere on your system. Its small size of only 92K make it a blazing fast alternative to Windows Explorer.
Let us take a look at some of the programs features:
Update: The program is not working under Windows 7, at least not under 64-bit editions of the Windows 7 operating system. It is simply not starting up at all once you have downloaded and unpacked it on your system. It may also not be compatible with Windows Vista, but that has not been tested due to a lack of access to the operating system.
The program has not been updated since 2007, which may be the core reason why it is not compatible with the Windows 7 operating system. We suggest you use the Windows Explorer alternative Snowbird for instance, which is compatible with all recent versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system.
It features a modern interface and many features that Explorer is also supporting. Another alternative is Ultra Explorer which offers features like two explorer windows to make file operations more comfortable.
Unless you are using Windows XP or an older operating system, you should consider using the alternatives instead.
Update 2: Softpedia has pulled the Mini Explorer download from their servers. It is not clear why the company did so, only that Mini Explorer does not appear to be available anymore for download. I highly suggest you pick one of the alternatives listed above instead and use them as a Windows Explorer replacement.Advertisement
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