XYplorer also has a large array of unique ways to efficiently automate frequently recurring tasks. It's extremely fast and light, it's innovative, and it's fun.


  • XYplorer is a Portable File Manager. It doesn't require any installation, nor does it ever change your system or registry. Ideal for a USB drive.
  • Tabbed Browsing. Cutting-edge file management using a true multi-tabbed interface.
  • Dual Pane spells productivity and ease of use. New in version 8.00!
  • Powerful file search with amazing speed. It supports Boolean Logic, Regular Expressions, Boolean RegExp, Content Search, and more...
  • Folder View Settings. Save and auto*restore the view settings of any particular folder. Great feature, saves a lot of time.
  • Mini Tree, the author's personal killer feature.
  • Folder Sizes can be shown right in the file list.
  • Tags and Comments let you give colors, labels, and comments to individual filenames.
  • Reduce your daily routines to simple keystrokes with User*Defined Commands!
  • Scripting. Advanced solutions for advanced tasks.
  • One-click previews of all important image, audio, video, web, office, and font file formats.
  • A powerful Favorites Panel called Catalog.
  • Quickly create New Items from a configurable menu, a major time saver!
  • Portable File Associations. Home is where your double-click is!
  • Customizable Keyboard Shortcuts for more than 300 functions. Have it your way!
  • XYplorer is continuously enhanced and users are taken seriously.
  • A clean and user-friendly interface makes working with XYplorer easy and intuitive.

Duplicate File Finder

Finds duplicate files by name, date, size and/or content in any location. Spotting duplicates, especially those by content, can be useful for freeing up storage space.

XYplorer's Duplicate File Finder is implemented as filter Dupes in the Find Files tab. If the filter is active then only duplicate files are listed in the search results, i.e. files that have one or more duplicates in the searched location(s). What counts as a "duplicate" can be defined in the Dupes tab: It's either match by Name, or Date (modified), or Size, or Content, or any combination of these.

Tree Path Tracing

Always know your place in the folder tree, without even consciously looking at the tree. You might get used to it sooner than you think...

Tree Path Tracing™ is a revolutionary new Tree style you won't find anywhere else. Turn it on in menu Tools | Customize Tree | Tree Path Tracing to highlight the current path in the Tree. It's a visual aid to always know your place in the folder tree, without even consciously looking at the tree. The highlight color can be customized in Configuration | Colors & Styles | Tree Path Tracing. Note that there is also a toolbar button (pictured here on the left) to quickly toggle it on and off. The button's right-click menu offers all tree styles.

PSD Previews

More good news for photographers: Enhanced support for PSD Preview, Thumbnails, and Mouse Down Blow Up. Whereas previous versions of XYplorer only showed the embedded thumbnails of PSD files, now a real full size preview is supported, including full size Mouse Down Blow Up.

Note that a Codec for PSD, e.g. the FastPictureViewer Codec Pack, needs to be installed on the system (it is not included in XYplorer).


Now you can rotate the Floating and Full Screen Preview. Works for all previewed file types, even for RAW images, PSD, TGA, PDF, and video thumbs.

What's New:

  • Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
  • Hover Box Wheel Scaling. Now the mouse wheel can scale images and PDF previews while the Hover Box (a zero-click preview that pops up by merely hovering the filename) is shown. So natural and so useful.
  • Mouse Down Blow Up Zoomed. Ready for another game changer? Mouse Down Blow Up (a large preview that pops up on mouse down on a thumbnail or icon) now can zoom into the original by a freely configurable zoom factor. Got small images, large screens, and weak eyes? MDBUZ is your ticket.
  • Find Files by Contained Characters. Now you can find files that contain certain characters or character ranges within their textual contents. Allows you to search for files containing any characters in the upper Unicode range, or any Mongolian characters, or whatever specific characters you are interested in.
  • Apply Button in Configuration. Street pressure became unbearable so an Apply button was added that allows you to apply any changed settings to the main window without closing the Configuration dialog.
  • Compilation Soundtrack. Compiled to the music of Starcrawler.