xplorer² is a file and information manager that adheres to the philosophy "efficiency through simplicity".


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All the shell goodies from windows explorer — none of the hassle! Plus all the features you would expect from a powerful tabbed dual pane file manager, including Omni Finder, a find files module that simply outclasses all known search tools. Don't take our word for it, seeing is believing!

xplorer² is a file and information manager that adheres to the philosophy "efficiency through simplicity". Without reinventing the wheel, it integrates the best features of Windows' shell architecture in a small, resource efficient package that's instantly familiar to work with. But look a little closer and you'll discover a whole new world under the surface that offers power, precision and flexibility, and will boost your everyday productivity no end!


  • All area shell namespace access
  • Shell integrated with drag/drop, context menu etc
  • Automatic sensing of changes in all folders (networked etc)
  • Multithreaded & multi window operation
  • Folder tree panel
  • Dual pane mode (browse 2 folders in one window)
  • Tabbed interface
  • Save and restore tabs (folder groups)
  • Keyboard shortcuts and overall usability
  • Path autocompletion
  • Filtering of item visibility
  • Filtering on arbitrary criteria (hyperfilters)
  • Selection engine for precision marking of files
  • Selection with arbitrary criteria (hyperfilters)
  • Extended filesystem information columns (comments etc)
  • Even more columns (checksum, 8.3 name etc)
  • Multi column sort (using shift+column click)
  • Individual folder settings
  • Window layout saving and management
  • Export folder information as text (for printing etc)
  • Hard links (NTFS)
  • Mass renaming
  • Change file dates (touch)
  • Find text in files
  • Search for multiple keywords with boolean context
  • Search for text in office and PDF documents using filters
  • Search for text using regular expressions
  • Customizable info bars (status bar for each pane)
  • Unicode & file encoding aware
  • Unicode version available
  • Split/Merge/Shred
  • Text/RTF/Hex preview
  • Text editor
  • Graphics & HTML preview
  • Thumbnail view mode
  • Mini and densely packed thumbnails
  • Fuzzy filename matching
  • Multimedia preview (audio & video)
  • Find files with arbitrary criteria
  • Search within archives, FTP, webfolders (webDAV) etc
  • Refine previous search
  • Scrap containers (simultaneously manage many folders)
  • Folder comparison & synchronization
  • Deep synchronization (including subfolders)
  • Script wizard for DOS & win32 text commands
  • Intercept command output in user* friendly console
  • Customizable user command menu
  • Detect duplicate files & cleanup
  • Toolbar customization
  • Add extra toolbars and custom button icons
  • Drivebar for easy access to local drives
  • Detailed breakdown of subfolder disk usage (statistics)
  • Robust background file transfers with optional filters
  • Exact preview of ActiveX documents (office, PDF etc)
  • Custom/skinned system icons (drives etc)
  • Show in groups
  • User defined groups
  • Extended icon overlays (e.g. TortoiseSVN)
  • Color coding of filenames
  • Folder junctions, symbolic links (NTFS)
  • Calculate folder sizes in detailed view
  • Bookmark and quicklaunch panel (mini* scrap/"drop box")
  • Keyboard (hotkey) customization
  • Toolbar skinning
  • Native 64 bit executable