Freeware Files: 5 Add-ons that Make Windows Explorer Even Better!

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RD

I've heard so much about IE. The majority of programmers do not like it at all and consider it the worst of Microsoft products. You may find some examples of it at pdf SE <a href=http://www.pdfok.com > http://www.pdfok.com </a> I cannot understand why they cannot improve it. It is quick and it is very nice but there are other options that should be changed.

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jondylorge

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Patrickmaddog

Windows Explorer is the file browser that you use every day to access your stuff, NOT a web browser. You are thinking of Internet Explorer, and yes; it does suck.

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lien_meat

Tabs, ability to tag files and search by tags, ssh/sftp capability (you know, so you don't have to use a separate program just to upload/manage content on a webserver or something...really basic thing here...), video file thumbnails instead of just the icon of the program that defaults to running it, make symlinks (not shortcuts...shortcuts suck), there are many more...but I can't think of them right now.

Those are just a few reasons I continue to favor linux over windows(any version really) especially for web programming.  I enjoy ALL of those perks, and have for a while, and I just wouldn't want to manage files without them.  Step it up MS I've been waiting for this stuff for a good long while now...

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compro01

Anyone know if teracopy properly supports sparse files?

NTFS has supported sparse files for a decade now, but even in windows 7, if you attempt to copy a sparse file to another NTFS formatted drive (an external drive, for instance), it will attempt to unspare the file and refuse to copy if it can't (due to insufficient space).

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DBsantos77

 Wow Murphy, great apps! Can't wait to try them. Especially TeraCopy. I don't know how many times Explorer has screwed up GIGS of transfers, causing me to re-start them. 

-Santos

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PhoneyVirus

Why use Lammer Context Menu that calls for .NET Framework when you can use Send To Toys 2.5 @
http://www.gabrieleponti.com/software Great work Dave the rest of the Guys need to take there head out there Ass with the Mag and Site with Virus, Spyware etc....

NO MORE good APPs in the mag and the How -To’s getting bad same thing over and over watch when April or May magazine Comes How to Copy your DVD's and backup your music with the same Applications from before, anyway Dave keep up the Excellent work and Free Apps without Spyware coming Thanks because I wouldn’t be here if You Gordon and Norman wasn't. 

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Samizdat

...use ZTreeWin instead.

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littlecathats

Did Microsoft pay for this promotion?  "Even" better--how about less sucky?

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TheMurph

Come onnnnnn.  Windows explorer isn't that bad, right?  You would prefer...?

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Techrocket9

No easy to use alternatives≠good

 

And there are alternative shells. MPC has done a few rightups on them, though I beleve that they arn't any good.

 

 

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lien_meat

Nearly ANY linux file manager beats explorer hands down.  Maybe check out dolphin's or nautilus's feature lists sometime... or my post above.

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Techrocket9

Remove"even" from the title.

 

 

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jrocknyc

i've been pruning my Music folder and ended up with a lot of non-quite-empty folders (with a thumbs.db or album_art.jpg still inside)... ended up using "TreeSize" to find those, but had to delete 'em manually.

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spentnickles

In all the years that I have been reading your magazine (and now great website), you have never disappointed...  This is a wonderful batch of freeware add-ons that I can't wait to try when I get home... 

I often re-encode "home" movies (I like them of great quality but smaller file size) so they often are recompressed (Handbrake) down to about 2Gb of MP4 quality.  I then transfer them through my Giga-network to my WHS machine so I can stream them anywhere in the house at any time.  I'm looking forward to testing TeraCopy to see if it really is the Dogs Bollocks and speeds up my movement from the "reencode" folder to the "upload" folder (before being moved to the server) and then to the "double backup" folder... 

Again, you guys never disappoint!!  Keep 'em coming... 

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