File Explorer 1.2

Navigate to any location on your computer in a friendly and visually appealing interface while renaming or deleting files using this lightweight application
Even though your operating system comes equipped with an explorer that lets you navigate to different locations on your hard disk drive, there are applications with more features. File Explorer is a software designed to help you access your files and folders.

Visually appealing interface

The interface of the program is minimalistic. You can view the size and last date of modification of each file. These can also be sorted by clicking on the dedicated criteria.

As for available features, you can create a new folder, Word, Excel or PowerPoint document, as well as rename or delete files and folders.

In addition, you can go up one level, quickly access the drive list, go to the default location and refresh the list.

A few available settings

In the "Options" menu, you can select between two interface languages (English or Dutch), set the home location (application folder, drive list, My Documents, desktop), as well as enable File Explorer to display hidden files. These settings can be restored or saved as default.

The program takes up a very low amount of system resources and didn't freeze, crash or pop up errors during our tests.

Limited features keep it from being a pro

But, even so, File Explorer is no match for a full-blown file managing system. It doesn't even support basic commands, such as the cut, copy, paste and search functions.

Furthermore, you cannot even set a custom home location or move files and folders. Also, File Explorer wasn't able to open files of Word formats that we had just created (DOC, XLS and PPT).

In conclusion

All in all, File Explorer is certainly simplistic and barely uses system resources. But that doesn't make up for the fact that it lacks the most basic file managing commands. We strongly recommend you look for something else.

Reviewed by , last updated on July 25th, 2014

file size:
640 KB
developed by:
Ruben Holthuijsen
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operating system(s):
Windows All
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File Explorer - The main window allows you to search for your files or documents and organize them.File Explorer - By accessing the Options window, you will be able to change the current language.

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File Explorer is an application that was designed to be a Windows Explorer replacement for those who ca...

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