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Windows File Manager thingy

OK, I know this has been discussed before, but what is your favorite file manager type thingy?  I'd like the dual pane (or more?) type FM.

Also, how do you guys manage to search the JoS thread archives so effectively?

hoser
Thursday, September 02, 2004

Total Commander:  http://www.ghisler.com/

Ryan
Thursday, September 02, 2004

Google

Stephen Jones
Thursday, September 02, 2004

http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Adiscuss.fogcreek.com+search

Just me (Sir to you)
Thursday, September 02, 2004

MacOS

devinmoore.com
Thursday, September 02, 2004

Thank you Sir.

(may I have another?)

hoser
Thursday, September 02, 2004

I use WinNc.net http://www.winnc.net

Rob Warner
Thursday, September 02, 2004

We're using FAR at work, a Norton Commander knock-off. At first I thought it was dorky, but you can change the fonts and resolution and get a decent manager.

There are plugins for color highlighting a lot of files in the editor (remember F4?) -- including CPP, HTML, XML etc.

Plus there is Hiew, which complements it naturally.

The screenshots don't do it justice, I wonder why they are showing it in such a dinky resolution.

http://farmanager.com/screens.asp

Alex
Thursday, September 02, 2004

I use Total Commander. Great product. Can't live without my dual panes.

sid
Thursday, September 02, 2004

farmanager reminds me of DosShell (or is that DosHell? ha ha)  still, I do like text lists, because they're so fast.  Either give me text lists, or super pretty icon stuff.  I don't want in-between stuff that looks like relics from the museum of bad computer interfaces.

devinmoore.com
Thursday, September 02, 2004

I prefer the Windows Explorer (dual pane) style and I can't stand the MacOS File Manager.

Wayne
Thursday, September 02, 2004

Dual pane, but the common dialog control in windows sucks when it comes to the details.

insignificant
Thursday, September 02, 2004

2xplorer^2

RedFox
Thursday, September 02, 2004

I just wrote my own.  Not yet production quality, but it suits me fine.  I'm a big fan of MDI apps, so it lets you contain a bunch of Explorer-style windows in one container, has features like "Copy to all windows", will emulate the Win3.x FileMan (which I happened to like, along with the 3.x common file dialogs), brings back the "New folder" toolbar button, blah blah.

Given that the directory view and shell folder view are just ActiveX controls, anyone with 10 minutes to spare can probably knock up their own personalised file manager, and give it the features they need...

Mat Hall
Friday, September 03, 2004

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