[Q]Replacement for Windows Explorer infrastructure

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  1. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    #1 LiteOS, Dec 6, 2017
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    I looked up in theoven
    Winxshell is good shell have same very basic stuff, but cant be replacement
    I tried make Win10PE SE shell works on normal Windows 10 and didn't succeed

    the reason is well known, new explorer is too demanding for old hdd
    Also it would help cutting telemetry
     
  2. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Total Commander maybe
     
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  3. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    its a file manager, explorer is also file manger but have its whole infrastructure
     
  4. leaks98

    leaks98 MDL Novice

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    Use linux
     
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  7. Trabendist

    Trabendist MDL Novice

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    I've been using Q-Dir since win7, especially for auto arrange feature, and it is wonderful and free
     
  8. dgwin7

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    I like both Q-Dir 64 bit and Directory Opus light, I could upgrade to Pro for Directory Opus in the future.
     
  9. Ocygord

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    #11 Ocygord, Dec 17, 2017
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    There are many explorer alternatives out there but none of them are good enought to actually replace Windows Explorer. One of the top reasons is that they won't automatically refresh the directory once a change is detected. This is true for Q-Dir, Total Commander, Xyplorer, Xplorer2 which I've tested.

    I would recommend either Total Commander (you need to learn to use it first) or Q-Dir. But don't expect too much from them.
     
  10. correcto

    correcto MDL Novice

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    Try this: create a desktop shortcut with this Target: C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:AppsFolder\c5e2524a-ea46-4f67-841f-6a9465d9d515_cw5n1h2txyewy!App

    start folder: c:\windows

    Same old explorer but I think it feels lighter
     
  11. macnavarra

    macnavarra MDL Junior Member

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    DonĀ“t know never used Winxshell but maybe it works only until RS2 and older Builds.