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File Manager XYplorer Pro Review

Windows users who think that the system's default file management application Windows Explorer is too limited to be of practical use can pick from a wide array of free and paid products.

XYplorer Pro is a professional file manager for the Windows operating system that can be used in addition or as a replacement for Windows Explorer. A limited Home version is also available that retails for about half the price of the Pro version. Both versions come with free lifetime updates, and are offered as a portable and installed version.

Windows Explorer users should feel right at home when they start the program for the first time. The traditional two-paned interface displays folders on the left and the contents of the selected folder on the right. Unlike in Windows Explorer though, it is possible to customize the interface significantly to display more or less data on the screen.

A tap on F10 or a click on the Dual Pane button in the main toolbar adds another file browser to the system to make file operations and comparisons more comfortable.

xyplorer pro interface

XYplorer ships with many easy to access features that make life that much easier when it comes to day to day operations. Users will for instance notice the highlighting of some folders in the file manager. System files, junctions or encrypted files are color coded to improve identification. The same is done for several popular file types like executable files, web files or images. Advanced users can even go into the options and create their own folder and program groups that they want highlighted on the system. File type highlighting is disabled by default and can be activated with a click on the enable color filters button in the main interface.

When it comes to the application's interface, everything is just a click away from being customized. Options are available to display an info pane to display everything there is to know about a file or folder in the open, a catalog with filtering and bookmarking options, multiple view modes to display files and folders in various formats, and tabs to display multiple locations and information next to each other.

The Info Pane displays information that are hidden in nested menus in Windows Explorer. It for instance displays all file properties and attributes, a preview and raw view, and version information. File properties can be edited right away with just a click of the mouse button.

file flags

File search is also displayed in the Info Pane which can be accessed directly if the pane is displayed, or with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-f. XYplorer supports Boolean and regular expression searches, filters (by size, date, file contents attribute) and options to search specific locations only.

Search results are displayed near instantly in one of the file browser panes. Files can be opened, modified, moved or deleted right in that pane. The file manager supports drag and drop operations, for instance from one file browser pane to the other to make copy and move operations more comfortable.

Catalogs, of which multiple can exist, act as favorites and file filters. The system is powerful, allowing users to run basic operations like opening a specific folder on the system to filtering a folder for specific file types or opening files with a selected program.

Another way to quickly find and work with files is the program's tagging feature. Tagging buttons are not displayed in the toolbar by default but you can either add them by right-clicking on the toolbar and selecting the customize option or directly from the menu without making those customizations.

It still pays off to look at the customize toolbar menu as the menu offers dozens of buttons that are not displayed by default on the toolbar. This includes drive letters, the aforementioned tag buttons and even user defined buttons.

Advanced users find a large number of features at their disposal that improve the workflow further. Keyboard shortcuts, already available for many major program features, can be defined for more or less any program function. Shortcuts can for instance be added to user-defined commands, which work exactly as the catalog feature.

A scripting language is available for advanced operations. From saving last year's doc files to a zip file, converting characters in text files or creating a formatted HTML document that lists all files of a directory. Examples are provided in the program's help file and on the software's homepage on the Internet.

The program's configuration menu holds hundreds of configuration options that change the application's functionality. From editing color filters and tags over fonts and templates to thumbnail dimensions and startup and exit behavior, it is all editable with just a click.

file manager configuration

XYplorer's list of features does not end here. Worth mentioning as part of the review are multi-level undo and redo options, queued file operations, a mini-tree view mode that displays only the folder structure of the currently selected folder and the flat view mode that displays all sub-folder contents in the file browser directly.

New users can take a look at some of the program's core features on the tour index page. A 30-day trial version that is not limited in functionality is available for download at this page.

Verdict:

XYplorer Pro is a well thought out file manager for the Windows operating system. The standard version of the program, without any customizations done, is already that much better than Windows Explorer and many comparable file management tools. All major features and workflows are in reach and optimized for quick access.

The app begins to shine even more when you start to explore all under the hood options that it offers. From configuring keyboard shortcuts, the customizable tag and color highlighting system, and the portable version to XYplorer's huge list of configuration options, scripting and the application's speed and performance: it is what Windows Explorer should be but never will be.

The program does not come with an ftp client or native zip unpacking which some users may miss. The majority of users on the other hand will have specialized tools (like WinSCP or 7-zip) installed that offer a better functionality that any file manager could offer.

Giveaway

We have 19 XYplorer Pro lifetime licenses for this giveaway. Please leave a comment below to be included in the drawing. Let us know about the file management software that you are currently using.

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Comments

  1. Mariusz said on December 13, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Would be nice to get a license.

  2. Doc said on December 13, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Sadly I’m using Windows Explorer, but I often feel the need for something better!

  3. tomaccoboy said on December 13, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I have used XYplorer in the past, and it has some great features that allot of freeware don’t seem to have.

    Specifically the scripting part, which I wish some would have.

  4. Damirora said on December 13, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I’m currently using a modded explorer.exe for Windows 7 and would like something more professional and easier [faster] in changing its settings.

  5. tomaccoboy said on December 13, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Oh and I didn’t mention that I am currently torn between Q-Dir and cubicexplorer

  6. ParisMan said on December 13, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Hi,

    Currently using Q-Dir V4.88.
    Will love to try XYplorer, though it looks tough to master…the tour index link will come handy for sure.

    Thanks for the offer.

  7. Bart Degryse said on December 13, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Waw. You seem so possitive on this XYplorer Pro. I really need to try that one. Currently I use Windows Explorer mainly and sometimes Q-Dir. While this last one has enough potential, it’s interface is so ugly I avoid using it whenever I can. But this XYplorer Pro just looks like Windows Explorer on speed. From the looks of it it really is what Windows Explorer should be but never will be.

  8. Tal said on December 13, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Cool features!
    Please
    Thanks

  9. Talshl said on December 13, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Please, it will be great to get it, can I?
    Thanks

  10. HeberJames said on December 13, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Currently using Q-Dir but XYPlorer is much more versatile and has features I would like. Please choose me to be a winner of one of the giveaways.

  11. tItAN said on December 13, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Nice explorer replacement.Would like a licence.

  12. Finvana said on December 13, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Windows explorer and FreeCommander here.

  13. Pete said on December 13, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Looks like fun, I wouldn’t mind trying it out. :-)

  14. Mario said on December 13, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    I’ve been using vanilla Windows Explorer and although aero snap makes it much bearable this XYplorer seems very interesting.

  15. hussein ekinci said on December 13, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    nice review..thx

  16. kusss said on December 13, 2011 at 11:56 am

    nice review. i mostly use default windows explore.

  17. peter said on December 13, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    This sounds like a great program, i would love to win the product

  18. Raj said on December 13, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Great review. Please count me for this one. Currently i am not using any file management software but in the past i have tried Xplorer2 and Total commander.

  19. Dacko said on December 13, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Very good application. Thanks for the giveaway. I currently use the windows explorer ( default ) and Free Commander ( portable ).

  20. Angel Velichkov said on December 13, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway! I’m using windows explorer most of the time, have tried FreeCommander some time ago. XYplorer looks really useful so count me in please!

  21. Jorge said on December 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Very good, I want the license, Greetings

  22. Christian said on December 13, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I’m currently using xplorer2 and a trial version of XYplorer and would love to win a Pro lifetime license.

  23. marcelo da silva said on December 13, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    This tool is very interesting. I’ve been using FreeCommander, which is a great file manager, and Q-Dir, but XYplorer has more features and I would like to have it as a favorite file manager.

  24. Lee said on December 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    This IS the best file manager to use and I currently use it and can highly recommend it. I would love a Pro lifetime license and would get so much use out of it. One of the great things you can do is create favourite lists of your commonly accessed file for quick access. Another awesome feature is the ability to navigate back up a folder level in a tree by a “double click” on any blanks space (once you have set the options in the configuration for this). There is so many other gems I could talk about in this software. Please count me in the draw!

  25. ssasadu said on December 13, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I’m using windows explorer most of the time and Nautilus on my Ubuntu, have tried TotalCommander some time ago. XYplorer looks really useful so count me in please!

  26. Phil B said on December 13, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Currently using Windows builtin explorer. Would love to ‘explore’ an alternative ,-)

    Thanks.

  27. srinivasan said on December 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Count me in :) currently stuck with the default explorer :(

  28. Rahul Jain said on December 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Count me in..

  29. Jeff said on December 13, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I mostly use Windows Explorer but would love to use XYplorer. Thanks!

  30. sysabi said on December 13, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Great software. Different than Total Commander which I currently use. I would like to take a part in this contest. Thanks!

    1. Anurag Dhamija said on December 13, 2011 at 2:49 pm

      Windows explorer

  31. Sid said on December 13, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I really want something better than the frustrating to use Windows Explorer. Please count me in!
    Ofcourse, there are several other alternatives, but there is NONE as feature filled and all-in-one as XYplorer. I am positively interested..

  32. "Pretty Boy" Duncan said on December 13, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Im going back and forth between default Windows Explorer and Explorer++/AutoHotKey combo (since i’d like to use default Win+E key to open a file manager app). Cheers and Merry Christmas everyone.

  33. St.Germain said on December 13, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Ich habe schon jede Menge File Management Software ausprobiert, komme letztlich aber immer
    wieder auf den Windows Explorer zurück. XYplorer kenne ich noch nicht, würde ihn aber gern
    kennen lernen.

  34. Julio said on December 13, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    The free version of XYplorer is limited. The pro version is better.

    I use Multicommander: http://multicommander.com/ (comercial) that now is free. it has many options but the interface is a little bit confusing.

  35. John Hames said on December 13, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Sounds like a good program. I have tried tons of file exploring software, generally end up uninstalling as I have never found one that I like.
    Thanks for your reviews, I read them every morning!
    John Hames

  36. Runner said on December 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I’m currently using Total Commander in its shareware form and I find it very useful after some customization, but I would love to try XYplorer Pro. I’ve read very good things about it, however I have never tested it myself.

  37. Karbi said on December 13, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Good Software. I am looking for this since a long time. Please count me in.

  38. Dalv Kade said on December 13, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    yes I want one…. Thanks

  39. Gerry said on December 13, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    i’ve been using the free version of xyplorer for ages and would be so happy to get the pro version…i’ve tried all the otther explorer alternatives but nothing compares to xyplorer…
    martin, your collection of xmas giveaways is great. i seldom put my name in for this kind of thing but this is my fourth request….thanks

  40. Cool said on December 13, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Look promising. Nope I never thought of using any file manager before would like to see how it work too. Would be happy if could grab one copy for myself here and see how this exactly work. Please include me in this too and thank for this giveaway.

    https://twitter.com/#!/CoolCrackerz/status/146576544255586304

  41. Chandra said on December 13, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Windows Explorer

  42. Zen said on December 13, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I would love to give XY a try. I have only tried Q-dir in the past, but mainly stick with Windows Explorer.

  43. smaragdus said on December 13, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    XYplorer is one of the best file managers available, it offers many features, it is highly customizable and portable, the only important feature it lacks is a built-in FTP Client. I have used many file managers- Q-Dir, FreeCommander, NexusFile, File Navigator, Nomad.NET, wxCommander, CubicExplorer, FileCommander, etc, but I am still searching for the best Windows Explorer replacement. Maybe it is XYplorer?

  44. spam said on December 13, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Any software which is much better than the default software given as a lifetime license is wow…. Count me in

  45. Jonas said on December 13, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    At the moment I’m happily using Unreal Commander. It’s a great freeware file manager. The one feature which made me choose UC over any other file manager is that when starting several file transfers they are executed one by one in the order in which you started ’em instead of all at the same time. This makes the whole operation a lot faster.

    1. Donald said on December 14, 2011 at 9:08 am

      XYplorer supports queued file operations as well, optionally running in a background process.

  46. DarkTrancer said on December 13, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    It`s all about the customisation for me,alot of fm`s do the same most do not allow the tweaks xyplorer does.
    Count me in ,please!

  47. dandy said on December 13, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    honestly…I dont know what is xyplorer…but I will try…please count me in.

  48. Michael said on December 13, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Thanks for all the great reviews!!! I can tell you put a lot of hard work into them!!!

  49. jaysan1292 said on December 13, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Currently using more or less stock explorer.exe and TeraCopy for my Windows file management. I always hated how Windows Explorer wasn’t the most efficient file manager, but it never bothered me to the point of getting an alternate file manager. This XYplorer looks very intriguing and I think I really would like to try this out.

  50. Anatoly said on December 13, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    I very much want to try it!
    Thank you!

  51. Helen said on December 13, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I have a warning for the ghacks readers that never tried a dual pane explorer before: once you do, you’ll never – ever – want to use that clumsy Windows explorer again!
    And you’ll wonder how you managed to live that long without a dual pane explorer. Imo, for copying/moving files you simply can’t.
    To me, it looks so old-fashioned (ànd time consuming) to see people navigate to the source file in Windows Explorer, copy it, navigate in the tree again to the destination directory and at last paste the file.

    I already use dual pane explorers for so many years that I’m nearly unable to work with Windows’ explorer.
    I tried FreeCommander, Q-dir and the excellent “xplorer2 lite” (http://zabkat.com/x2lite.htm) which I used quite some time.
    At last, I met Total Commander (www.ghisler.com) and I still work with it every day.
    It is very fast, you can configure many things according to your taste and by installing different plugins you can extend its functionality pretty easy.
    So far, it has pleased me very well.
    But… it’s not my personal license, but that of my current employer.
    So, I can’t wait to give this XYplorer a try, to compare it to Total Commander and to decide if it will become my explorer alternative for personal use.

  52. Frank said on December 13, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Very powerful windows explorer alternative. Count me in

  53. mazling said on December 13, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    The only flaw is that there is no x64 version … yet. It is coming I think.

  54. Daniel said on December 13, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Count me in!

    Thank you.

  55. Bobby Roughton said on December 13, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I currently use Windows Explorer but I would like something better.

  56. Steel said on December 13, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    It’s a very nice file manager but I cannot believe it still doesn’t have a x64 version.
    In their forum they suggest installing x86 version of all the software you need to get into your context menu which seems quite bizarre as an advice.

    Anyway the x64 version should come out in 2012 according to a vague To Do list in their forums and when it does it might well be one of the best around.

    At present I am between Qdir and Qttab.

  57. sabin said on December 13, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    I’m using xplorer2 lite. it’s nice file manager for windows

  58. ibheck said on December 13, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    giveaway is very interesting, hopefully I’m lucky
    I usually use windows explorer

  59. Mike Paterson said on December 13, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    This liiks really useful – I generally just use the standard explorer but use other programs to add additional funcctionality – everything, windirstat etc.

  60. Dan said on December 13, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I am currently using Avanquest’s Power Desk Pro v. 8. I’ve been using PowerDesk for over a decade now and like its functionality.

    1. Amit said on December 13, 2011 at 7:30 pm

      an awesome app! would love to get a license.

  61. Manide said on December 13, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Oh! Would be so fine to win….

  62. Paul said on December 13, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    I’m using xplorer2, but will try xyplorer

  63. kalmly said on December 13, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I love this file manager and would be wildly happy to have a license for it. Please add me to the drawing list. Thanks.

  64. Jim Cone said on December 13, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    It is time to try something else.

  65. NRL said on December 13, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Hi,

    I have always used Windows Explorer. Today’s Giveaway of the Day at GOTD is DiskBoss Pro. If I win File Manager XYplorer Pro, DiskBoss will get uninstalled. Thanks for this great giveaway!

    NRL

  66. Vishal Mody said on December 13, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I use multiple Windows Explorer pinned to screen edges. File Manager XYplorer would be of tremendous help to me.

  67. vhick said on December 13, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    XYplorer is my favorite file management software (at least for the free one). I still using it in my Windows 7 32-bit. But for my 64-bit, I miss using XYplorer and shift to Explorer++. I hope I will win this one.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  68. Sudip Kumar Das said on December 13, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Currently using windows explorer only, so I need a license of this badly. Please count me in.

  69. Jeff said on December 13, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Count me in Please.
    I currently use windows explorer.

    Thanks!

  70. Parahat said on December 13, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Using Windows explorer now. I wish i will won one license :) Thanks.

  71. lello siddi said on December 13, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    That seems interesting. I have always trusted the built-in windows explorer system, but your review has intrigued me a lot.
    Thanx as usual, Martin…
    Cheers,
    Lello.Siddi.

  72. Pedro S. A. said on December 13, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Hello, i’m a big fan of XYplorer and currently using Windows Explorer in W7.

    I’d really like to participate in the draw, thanks.

    Pedro

  73. Hysterian said on December 13, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Nice alternative

  74. geoff said on December 13, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I tried this program out a long time ago and loved it… except that only the Pro version was unicode compatible. I’d love to grab a Pro version of this software.

  75. Dave said on December 13, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I’ve been sticking w/ Explorer on Win7 as I haven’t found a completely satisfying alternative yet. XYplorer Pro looks interesting though, and I’d be eager to give this app a shot. Thanks for including me in the draw!

  76. Sputnik said on December 13, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    This soft is a very good one and I would be very happy to win one of the given licenses !

    Please count me in.

    Thank you and good luck to everybody !

  77. Johan Gustavsson said on December 13, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I am currently using the built in filemanager. Thanks for this giveaway!

  78. john d said on December 13, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    i am not using any file management software, and want to win this.
    count me in.

    john d

  79. Victor AY said on December 13, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Hi, I’m currently using xplorer^2 pro. Hope I can try this one out

  80. ColinR said on December 13, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    I’ve heard good things about this. Would love a licence.

  81. nizxb said on December 13, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Thanks for this Giveaway.Please please count me in.

  82. Jim Carter said on December 13, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    I always purchase a third party file explorer. I’d love to have this!

  83. BPNelson said on December 13, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    I have used the free version forever. Would be lost without it. I know the Pro version has added features and would love to have this software.

  84. kool said on December 13, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    This would be a great program to have

  85. JoelK said on December 13, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    It has been a long time since I tried XYPlorer. Looks the same, but there are so, so many new features. I currently have a buggy QTTabbar installed. Kind of wish there was a free version of XYPlorer and that it could be a seamless replacement of normal Explorer.

  86. Don said on December 13, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    I have been using xplorer2 for quite a while, but this looks like it might better suit my needs.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this great software package.

  87. Paul(us) said on December 13, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    The standard explorer.

  88. VladM said on December 13, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    I do not use one which is a file manager, I use them a lot, I store in which one or another function is better implemented, and if necessary then use … and use Double Commander, File Master, MultiCommander, NexusFile, Nomad.NET, Q-Dir, Unreal Commander, ViewFD … and would like XYplorer,to seriously get to know the program … so that I would be happy if I fall to the lot … thank you …

  89. Jay said on December 13, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    I would like to take part in the giveaway. I am currently Explorer++ file manager.

  90. graphicsguy said on December 13, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I would kill for a decent, reliable, dual-pane browser with file configuration features like this. I have tried virtually all all the better-known third-party explorer alternatives running on Windows 7 (64) and sooner or later they all freeze up. It is as if a dual-pane display is just too much for explorer applications to cope with. It is so useful being able to copy, compare and generally move files around without needingto have two explorer windows open. As for the ability to configure file properties without opening them or right click to open property windows – well done! Every feature you have revealed should send a shiver of shame down the back of Microsoft ‘s Windows developers, since they really should be available as standard. Nice job XPlorer Pro!

  91. Pat Anderson said on December 13, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    This sounds great, my windows explorer “stops working” on regular base, i tried everything but there’s nothing i can do about it. So, i would love to replace it with XYplorer which has much more features and options than windows explorer.

    I’m going to try the trail version right now, I really would like to get a free licence for this.

    Thanks for the offer.

  92. Grr said on December 13, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Thanks Martin.
    I’m with default Windows (7) explorer, nothing fancy yet.

    I gave XYplorer a shot and liked it. Please count me in.

    Thanks,
    Grr

  93. Doc said on December 13, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I tried an early version of this years ago; I’d love to see how the program has progressed since then; it looks *very* powerful.

  94. TRY said on December 13, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    I too am using the default Windows Explorer which is limited in functionality. XYPlorer Pro looks more interesting.Thanks for the giveaway.

    Best Regards

  95. Martin said on December 13, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    I have tried Xplorer2 and FreeCommander but the pro version of XYplorer appears to go beyond both in features and customization.

  96. Kevin Popp said on December 13, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    I use Windows Explorer, so I am well aware of it’s limits. XYplorer is a much better File Manager than Windows default.

    I would be a blessing to win this tool.

  97. Roberto Quero Amate said on December 13, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    The best alternative for manager files. Very Good program.

  98. Michał said on December 13, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I need it!

  99. Ademas Z3MN said on December 13, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Cool features!
    I want it so much! Thanks :D

  100. Roberto said on December 13, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I’m currently trying Directory Opus, but it’s too overpowered for what I need it for. I want to try XYplorer to see if it’s better.

  101. Terieron said on December 13, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    I used FreeCommander. But after trying XYplorer and its configuration options, I’m delighted!
    Pls count me in! Very thanks for great giveaway& greet.

  102. RichF said on December 13, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    I found Explorer++ to be even better and free! http://goo.gl/CZ7bM

  103. bill said on December 13, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    ill take a copy !

  104. Chris said on December 13, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    7-zip works well
    Explorer is annoying in it’s inability to *ALWAYS SHOW DETAIL VIEW*

    If you are using a file manager other than explorer; you can kill process explorer.exe and effectively use 30% less MS Software

  105. Haci said on December 13, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Would love a copy of XYplorer. I used to use the free one in XP but now, I am using Explorer++ and Q-Dir

  106. JFP said on December 13, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    wow nice one there

    i’m using windows explorer

  107. Robert Palmar said on December 13, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    I have used a very old version.
    Would be interested in the new.

  108. spknapp said on December 13, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    We all have been burdened for too long with the anemic Windows Explorer. Having something like XYplorer that is actually useful would be a dramatic improvement.

  109. Q said on December 13, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    I currently use Microsoft Windows XP professional with Service pack 2 and its Explorer shell to manage my files.

  110. zpk said on December 13, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Now, I’m using Free Commander. That is good programme, but really I will like to have one licence File Manager XYplorer Pro

  111. Brian Reed said on December 13, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I tried the free trial a while ago and liked it. The Pro version would be great to have. Right now I generally just use win explorer, so an upgrade would be nice.

  112. Jeffery Marizo said on December 13, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    So many different software replacing standard Explorer that I have hesitated to even try one thinking that I would end up with something alot more incompetent from what I started with. After reading your review please count me in on this one . Thanks

  113. IT_Andy said on December 13, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Pls consider me too – searching since years for the optimal explorer

  114. Gaelle Logeais said on December 13, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Hi, i’m using freecommander and have problem with the contextual menu, so i’m trying unrealcommander and Myco, both portables.
    Myco accesses a Jump List but i haven’t find any contextual menu …

  115. Jordan Humberto de Souza said on December 13, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    I got this app on my cellphone… and it really delivers what it is advertising. Count me in.

  116. libeco said on December 13, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I really love XYplorer and would like a free license!

  117. Have said on December 13, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Hi! Participates in the Christmas draw from the very beginning, unfortunately still do not win, luck did not smile at me. Always wanted to have on your computer XYplorer.
    Best regards!

  118. yet2 said on December 13, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    so the giveaway is done right ? because a such software looks useful and interesting…

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on December 13, 2011 at 11:17 pm

      I do not understand what you mean with done right.

      1. CWuestefeld said on December 16, 2011 at 8:47 pm

        Martin, I think this is an example of how the tendency of some to avoid punctuation and other grammatical conventions can really interfere with effective communication.

        It looks to me like he wasn’t implying that this might be done wrong. Instead, he was doing a substandard job of asking, “The giveaway is done, right?”. Notice the comma that I’ve added transforms “right” from an adverb modifying the verb “done”, to an exclamation tacked on as an independent clause. :-)

  119. CWuestefeld said on December 13, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    This isn’t an entry, since I already own the product. I just want to chime in with a recommendation for this product.

    XYplorer is a very stable product that is fully featured (with more features constantly being added). Since it can be used portably, I’ve got it on my flash drive, so I can use it on whatever system I’m using. The price is very reasonable, especially compared to it’s biggest competitor (Directory Opus). Indeed, the latter is so expensive, even for upgrades, that I’ve discarded my license and switched to XY.

  120. k19s said on December 13, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    This great giveaway, count me in. Currently I not using any file management software, just windows file browser. This is a really useful software.

    Thanks

  121. Richard Pedersen said on December 14, 2011 at 12:12 am

    I’ve been using PowerDesk Pro for years. It has gazillions of features that I use every day.
    It is supposed to be Windows 7 compatible and it does work in that environment – sort of…
    Sometimes it bogs down to a snail’s pace and I have to close and re-open it to bring it back up to speed. Quite annoying.
    I would love to get a copy of XYplorer. I’ve read great reviews about this file manager and would like to try it out.
    Thanks, Martin, for the chance to win a free copy!
    Richard

  122. dwimmerlaik said on December 14, 2011 at 12:13 am

    I haven’t tried XYplorer, but I like the interface and I might just give it a shot. I currently use xplorer2 (http://zabkat.com/) which is a nice file manager, but it does have its quirks.

  123. Robert said on December 14, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Currently using ZtreeWin (latest version) and its predecessors for at least 20 years. Also, I use the free version cited here. Want to get into the 21st century GUI wise and thank you for including my name in the giveaway! I hope to be a winner — I WILL use the program. I have bookmarked your site and share it with others! Best wishes, Happy Holidays and a blessed New Year!

    Sincerely, Robert

  124. David Mann said on December 14, 2011 at 12:24 am

    I have been considering purchasing XYplorer so this is a timely giveaway for me. I would love to have a license.

  125. Asriel Rusdyawan said on December 14, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Thanks Dear Martin for this Giveaway. I need this professional tool to make my works jumping around the folders become much more easier.
    https://www.facebook.com/asrielrusdyawan/posts/259756560746622
    https://twitter.com/#!/asrielrusdyawan/status/146722709085241344
    Hope to be the Winner!

    THX, LJBU!

  126. BGM said on December 14, 2011 at 1:29 am

    FreeCommanderXE – it’s the beta version. I have tried them all, and this is the most powerful and customizable. It’s not ready for public release, yet. However, the scripting part of XYP is most interesting, and is why I am commenting, hoping to win a copy.

  127. Nicolai said on December 14, 2011 at 1:39 am

    Currently I’m just using Windows Explorer, but I’ve heard alot good about XYplorer, so I’ll give it a try if I win a license!

  128. hakah said on December 14, 2011 at 1:43 am

    XYployer Pro is a professional file manager for Windows operating system that can be used in addition or as a replacement for Windows Explorer. It provides many easy to access features that make day to day work much easier.
    Please count me in this Giveaway and thanks to Ghacks.net for organizing such a Valuable Lifetime License Giveaway Evnet !

  129. LS said on December 14, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Currently I am using xplorer2. But it is good to try yet another popular file manager.

  130. Prakash said on December 14, 2011 at 1:47 am

    count me in in martin, i use file pro

  131. Prakash said on December 14, 2011 at 1:49 am

    count mein in its saleen file pro

  132. Alec said on December 14, 2011 at 2:03 am

    Would love to get a Pro license based on your description.
    I’m currently using Xplorer2 and in the past used Directory OPUS (DOPUS)

  133. Tyler said on December 14, 2011 at 1:10 am

    One of my favorites here. Count me in.

    Way better than Windows 7 built in file explorer.

  134. Mark Nero said on December 14, 2011 at 2:22 am

    I’m using Directory Opus 9.5 and I’ve been a paid Opus user since 2006. But, with version 10 the software gotten bloated and the developer has gone a bit haywire with the security. I hate it when programs need to constantly phone home.

    In the last week I’ve been auditioning some free alternatives that have included NexusFile, Xplorer2, and XYplorer and have been really impressed altogether with the options but XY stands out to me.

    As a web developer / designer a file manager like is invaluable to me in streamlining my workflow.

    I would *love* a pro copy Martin, if you could put in a good word with Santa ;)

  135. Dark said on December 14, 2011 at 2:42 am

    This is a good programs works as system explorer. Thanks for giveaway.

  136. alex19100 said on December 14, 2011 at 2:43 am

    hi,
    Currently using Q-Dir but XYPlorer is much more versatile and has features I would like.
    I hope a win one license.
    thank’s

  137. denny said on December 14, 2011 at 3:20 am

    XYplorer has many and better features than Windows Explorer.

  138. Bionic said on December 14, 2011 at 3:22 am

    Sure, I’ve tried some managers, but no.. still Vanilla Explorer.
    Alternatively would be Directory Opus but I cant cope with costs & annual fees.
    Many features covered in todays review, XYplorer seems configurable & versatile.
    I sometimes miss all that using Windows Explorer and wished it were more dynamic.

    I’ll [enter] & fingers crossed.
    http://twitter.com/Bionic_/status/146754913953775617

  139. PKPoh said on December 14, 2011 at 4:30 am

    Thanks for the excellent review. Currently using Windows Explorer but would love to use XYplorer. An XYplorer Pro lifetime license will be great. Please count me in. Thanks a lot!
    My tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/PKPoh/status/146778985479675905

  140. Gerry said on December 14, 2011 at 4:38 am

    I like using explorer2. It has alot more features and the ability to choose how the file manager And thank you for the newsletter. Keeps me well informed.
    Gerry Sorensen

  141. John Matt said on December 14, 2011 at 5:05 am

    Count me for this excellent alternative to windows explorer

  142. V. Srinivasan said on December 14, 2011 at 5:26 am

    Please count me in.

  143. Dave said on December 14, 2011 at 6:49 am

    Currently using FreeCommander, but this looks like nice software. Please count me in. Thank you!

  144. Et pourtant said on December 14, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Windows Explorer is what I have and would like to try something different and better. Thanks

  145. B. Moore said on December 14, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I use the normal windows xp explorer with a little help from:
    launchy,
    everything,
    qttabbar,
    reopen
    & winroll

  146. rizsid said on December 14, 2011 at 8:39 am

    thats really a nice app. Count me

  147. Zecc said on December 14, 2011 at 8:43 am

    I have tried the trial version some time ago, I think it is very good. Perhaps even too customizable… Works fine “out of the box” though!

  148. Rob said on December 14, 2011 at 8:58 am

    A good file manager, but like Xplorer2 also. Hard to choose ;-)

  149. Simakuutio said on December 14, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I have been using xplorer2 for ages but would like to give a try to this one too.. Hopefully I’m lucky enough :)

  150. Leland said on December 14, 2011 at 10:36 am

    I have used an older freeware version from a few years ago and it is a great program. I would love a free updated version. Count me in for this giveaway.

  151. Ron said on December 14, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Looking for a good file manager. Would love to win a Lifetime license. Thanks.

  152. BlogWurm said on December 14, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    XYplorer is a really nice and flexible file manager.
    First of all I like its grep search, that it’s fully portable and the offered license is lifetime.

    Furthermore it comes with plenty of features to be explored.

    Until now I use Windows Explorer and from time to time
    for feature it lacks like file synchronisation I use Total Commander with start-up nag screen.

    Thank you Martin for this great giveaway.

    Best Regards
    BlogWurm

  153. angreumach said on December 14, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Hi
    I have been using Drag & File for years now but would like to use XYplorer.
    Many Thanks
    Angreumach

  154. dhaval said on December 14, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    i am currently using windows explorer. count me in. thanks

  155. Dali said on December 14, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Currently testing XYplorer and liking what I see. Configuration and scripting options are awesome.

  156. Brent said on December 14, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    I’ve run the lite version and thought it was VERY good. Would love to have the full version to put to use!

  157. e1scd said on December 14, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    I’d love a license for XYplorer Pro. Using windows explorer is often frustrating in it’s limitations — even its customizations sometimes seem to disappear. I’ve tried several file and window management solutions in the past, but never found the perfect replacement.

  158. Norm said on December 14, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Count me in. I have had Windows 7 for 2 days now and I am actively looking for a replacement for Windows Explorer which is how I found this review.

  159. clyde said on December 14, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I would like to enter this draw.

  160. sc said on December 15, 2011 at 4:42 am

    I’m using Free Commander now. Thanks.

  161. Al said on December 16, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    I’m currently using the stock standard Windows (7) explorer along with File Locator Pro.

    I used to be a fan of Xtree gold that became xtgold.. how many years ago?

  162. Ali Ibrahim said on December 16, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    awesome . i like it
    it full of features i need

  163. ReviewsAntivirus said on December 16, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I use currently Windows Explorer. I today installed Xyplorer Pro Trial, and the software is the best.
    Please, count me in.

    I would love to win a paid version.

    Sorry for my English, I use Google Translate.

    https://twitter.com/#!/ReviewsAntiviru/status/147699852262903811

  164. Kevin Ross said on December 16, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I use Windows Explorer; XYplorer would be very useful ! Thanks for the opportunity !