Freeware Utilities

Windows Explorer Replacements, Shell Extensions Freeware Utilities

Replace Windows explorer

File management utility and image viewer. The program has an effective split screen interface with two directory views or a directory view and a file viewer. The image viewer can launch MeeSoft Image Analyzer for editing images. Features:
Easy interface for copying and moving files/folders.
Directory contents size overview.
Extract files from RAR and ZIP archives.
FTP client.
Text and hex file viewer.
View BMP, WMF, EMF, JPEG, PNG, MNG, GIF, PCX, ICO, CUR and HIPS images. If MeeSoft Image Analyzer is installed, JPEG 2000, TIFF, RAS, PNM, PGM and PPM images are also supported.
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Replace Windows explorer: Commander

JExplorer is a dual-panel type file manager and web-browser as well. It is similar to widely used Windows Commander. JExplorer provides many advanced features such as file manager, web browser, file compress/decompress, folder comparator, FTP clent, POP3 email check, image capture, character recognition on the image, virtual drive mount. JExplorer is a freeware and it runs under Windows 9x/ME/NT4/2K/XP.
Replace Windows Explorer: JExplorer

ExplorerXP is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non - commercial use) file manager for Windows 2000/XP. Unlike the regular Windows Explorer, it displays the total size of each folder and allows you to browse multiple folders from a tabbed interface.
Replace Windows Explorer: ExplorerXP

The lightweight version of xplorer? is not a crippled unusable salesman of the professional version. It shares the same browsing and management engine, and gives many rival professional file managers a run for their money - literally! It is a complete little file manager, albeit lacking a bit in bells and whistles.
Replace Windows Explorer: xplorer2 lite