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Better for my purposes that is.

I want to be able to see the maximum amount of information all at once in the windows explorer window.

The most ideal windows explorer I have used came from windows 2000. The window was divided into three sections. On the left showing was the directory tree (drives, partitions, and directory folders). On the right showing were all the files in the chosen folder/directory which was selected in the directory tree on the left. Then in the middle (the middle section was removed by M$ for some stupid reason in XP) there showed good useful information. Usually showing was a pie chart of/and the actual numbers of the used and free space of the selected drive/partition ... *OR* ... in the middle it showed a preview of the selected image or video or sound/music file. Very nice! There is no need to show a preview of every file of which I do not want to see wasting space and time and which does not show the necessary details.

Now ... since I want to see the maximum amount of information, I always use the 'Details' option to see the most information about a file in the explorer window. To me, it is a waste of screen space to see stupid little file icons that all look almost the same and show nothing but the file name.

So it's details only for me.

But then I want to see the preview of that picture image or video or music file and I want to see the details at the same time of all the files in that folder. And now we are talking about M$ forcing all computer users to waste the computer users time clicking and launching and wasting time trying to locate the correct file when once-upon-a-time it could easily be done without the clicking and launching and changing views.



So is there a better windows explorer for win7 and/or XP? Would the explorer.exe file from win2000 work if I copied it or would it need additional supporting files? Is there a better third party explorer made by someone somewhere?

I just don't like the limited useless information and hoop jumping in today's operating system explorer window. (and I hate all the automatic stuff)


post #2 of 20
Well you could just right click on the icons and click properties and have all the info you want...

Or you could try installing some rainmeter desktop apps that will give you info about specific folders or files.
post #3 of 20
this should be in the rants section. Honestly Microsoft should address performance issues with explorer first. just my
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Drop Explorer. Get Firefox, or Chrome lol. I know you didn't ask for that but that's just me.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Thermaltake View Post
Drop Explorer. Get Firefox, or Chrome lol. I know you didn't ask for that but that's just me.

OP is talking about a file explorer, not an internet browser
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I use this at work intensively since they don't have OS X which I love to use.

Note: you can change the skin color if you don't like it.

http://xiles.net/downloads/#NexusFile

 
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in explorer click organize on the upper left then layout then select preview
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Thermaltake View Post
Drop Explorer. Get Firefox, or Chrome lol. I know you didn't ask for that but that's just me.
Windows Explorer

Not Internet Explorer.




"Enthusiasts" these days.


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xplorer² is what I use
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