Friday, March 17, 2017 XYplorer Portable, Free File Manager for Windows!
"XYplorer isn't our favorite alternative file browser, but it is one of your top five, and deservedly so. It's fast, lightweight, and far better than the default Windows Explorer. It has tabbed browsing, tons of custom keyboard shortcuts and UI tweaks, powerful search, detailed file info, and a ton more. " —Whitson Gordon, (Jan 15, 2013 10:30am)
"XYplorer Free goes even further, revealing a dual-paned window (with file tree to the left) with both panes supporting multiple tabs. Suddenly copying or moving files between far-flung locations becomes a whole lot simpler, and thanks to the fact XYplorer remembers your previous settings, you can set up tabs to your most oft-accessed folders for one-click access. ... If you spend a lot of time fiddling about in Windows Explorer, you owe it to yourself to give this powerful, beautifully engineered replacement a try." —Nick Peers, (Nov 28, 2016)
"None can beat this in competition" —tech878 (a user), (September 17, 2015)
XYplorerFree, the XYplorer Free Edition, is a free feature-limited version of XYplorer. No nags, no ads, no hassle. And no costs. You may use XYplorerFree for commercial and non-commercial purposes. Note that this is not some sort of trial version or bundled junk but a clean, fully working, and yet completely free file manager. There is only one catch: It won’t make coffee!

Size: 8.73 MB (9,158,656 bytes) Packed Size: 3.82 MB (4,014,080 bytes)
SHA-256: 9ED8FF46299A4C99B24C01B173779EDD59762E5634FDA24C864143BB6CAE8616

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Release Details

Developer: Cologne Code Company &
Requirements: Windows XP or later
License: Freeware (Personal and business use)—EULA
Source: Included in the package (.ini files)

DIY/Do It Yourself: Upgrade to the Latest Release

Requirements 7-Zip, NPP/Notepad++ or other text editor, Launcher Generator/PAL, Installer/PAI.

  1. Get the latest portable app. template, and extract the content with 7-Zip.
  2. Get the latest XYplorerFree release—the Alternative Packages (ZIP and RAR).
  3. Put it in the same folder as the extracted template, in our example C:\0TEST, then extract the package with 7-Zip to XYplorerPortable\App\XYplorer folder, Extract files...
    Extract to App\XYplorer
  4. Look up version from XYplorerFree.exe "Properties" window, Look up version
  5. Browse to XYplorerPortable\App\AppInfo and open appinfo.ini file with NPP. Replace the [Version] section with the latest version number. Make sure the PackageVersion entry is in 4 place digit, eg. 17.40.0100.0 not just 17.40.0100,
     DisplayVersion=17.40.0100 rev 2
  6. Run PAL, paste the template folder address C:\0TEST\XYplorerPortable, and click Go—a new launcher will be created, Create new launcher
  7. Test the new launchers by following this guide.
  8. When all is OK, then delete the XYplorerPortable\Data folder and run PAI, paste the package folder address C:\0TEST\XYplorerPortable, and click Go—to create the installer package. Create installer
  9. Use the installer package to upgrade your portable application. Don't forget to at least backup your Data folder before any upgrade :)
  10. If you find any changes that's not handled by the launcher, consult the PAL help file to modify the launcher yourself or ask for our paid upgrade support.

Portability Notes

  • XYplorer writes non essential data to Windows registry and data folder while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

Release History

Revision 3: Minor update.
Revision 2: Minor update.
Revision 1: Version typos correction—thanks to TheDutchJewel—and small improvements.

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