The default file browser for the Windows operating system, Windows Explorer, has its shortcomings, especially when it comes to file operations.
The process to copy files into another folder for instance is not optimized at all, and users may have to navigate a lot in one explorer window, or use two Windows Explorer instances for the job.
Filer Frog is a free Windows Explorer shell extension that improves the file browser in this regard.
The previously commercial application is now offered for free at the developer site. Both a 32-bit and 64-bit edition are available, which add the same feature set to Windows Explorer.
All new features become available in the right-click context menu after installation.
The new features can be loosely divided into file operations and image manipulations.
Filer Frog adds the following file operations to Windows Explorer:
Three main features are provided by Filer Frog, they are:
Some of the options provided by Filer Frog are already available in some Windows operating systems. Still, several of the file operations can be helpful in speeding up operations in Windows Explorer. The software does not need to run in a background process, which means that it does not put a strain on the system's resources.
Filer Frog is available for download at the developer website.
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