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Where can I find a GUI for Dos filesystems

Okay maybe I did not use the correct terminology in the title.

I am not sure how to call it...a while ago, eWeek magazine had a link to a .NET application that allowed users to seamlessly navigate across the DOS file directories.

i.e. in Windows Expolorer there appeared the command window below and a visual file directory structure above.

So if one clicks on "C:Program Files"

The Command Window will show "C:\Program Files"

My appologies for the convoluted ddescription above- not sure how to describe it in writting more elegantly.

Ram Das
Saturday, October 18, 2003

WTF?  If your system can "see" the DOS filesystem then you can browse it with whatever your system supports - GUI, command line, some open source utility that will save the world <tm>, etc.  If your system can't see the DOS host or the DOS file partition on the local host then you are hosed, period.

Mitch & Murray (from downtown)
Saturday, October 18, 2003

oh yer, i saw this snipper on

It was a command prompt embedded in windows explorer. Very nifty. I used to have the source, however a search on codeproject should reveal it

Saturday, October 18, 2003

I know what the OP means, it was a kind of windows explorer which had a dos window attached to it as a frame. The working directory of the dos frame followed the working directory of the explorer frame. I forget the name though.

Matthew Lock
Saturday, October 18, 2003

Thanks for the tip for

Found a nifty trick at

Ram Das
Sunday, October 19, 2003

You need OpenGem,  which is a complete GUI, an inheritor of the original Gem from DRI, or Gemini which is a shell.

Simon Lucy
Sunday, October 19, 2003

You can also use Midnight Commander (mc for Unix geeks). It is available from and you can get a compiled binary for Win32 from ).

Sunday, October 19, 2003

You want Command Prompt Explorer Bar from

John Topley (
Sunday, October 19, 2003

Powerbasic provides a full featured GUI for DOS.

Ged Byrne
Monday, October 20, 2003

There is "Total Commander" wich is Explorer-like app with command line, 2 pannels and keys like in old Norton Commander.
Lot's of plugins (example - WinCE, Palm file system integration).

There is FAR - which is console app with same features (again more like blue Norton Commander). It works even thought telnet connection.

And both are accessible for download as no time limit evaluation/shareware.

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

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