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Easy Explorer

Take Control of Windows Explorer Windows

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Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016
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Here’s a question for you – how many Windows Explorer windows do you have open at any given time? A lot, right? And yet, it still takes you a while to find the files you need, drilling down through folders. Time to take your file management game to the next level with today’s discount software promotion, Easy Explorer!

Easy Explorer lets you organize multiple Explorer windows with ease, saving and recalling window layouts quickly and easily. With Easy Explorer, you’ll be able to organize your Explorer windows just the way you like them, then save that configuration as a layout that can be recalled any time you need it.

The fun doesn’t end with layouts, though! Easy Explorer offers a bookmarks bar so that you can access frequently used folders with just a click. Imagine having a clean desktop, but still being able to get into your favorite folders quickly! Best of all, you can apply one or more search filters to your Explorer windows to find exactly the files you’re looking for right away.

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Chris Be careful. I purchased this and had to get a new computer and the key is only allowed to be used one time.
Jan 27 at 12:13am Copy Link
Yeoh Ray Mond Send us an email ( to let us know that you want to transfer the license to another computer, and we will make the necessary changes, within reasonable limits.
Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd - Jan 27 at 12:18am Copy Link
Dunking @Yeoh Ray Mond: You say "we will make the necessary changes, within reasonable limits." What are those limits?

On a personal level, I would find it very hard indeed to use software which has a license as restrictive as yours, regardless of how cheap it is. It is not the cost per se that's the the problem, but one of control. Suppose I bought it for $1 and used it for a bit, found I really liked it. The problem there is that you might decline to let me continue using it (I upgrade my PC, have a laptop as well, you go out of business, whatever) and I am then stuck, unable to use something really useful to me. Much better not to put myself into that position in the first place.

A bit of thought will indicate that this applies to subscription licenses too: I can be prevented from using something through no fault of my own. For that not to be a pain for me, I would have to not enjoy, or find useful, the application in the first place, so logic suggests it is better not to try it and find out I like it!

Note that I am not against paid upgrades so long as one is still able to use the non-upgraded version. Perhaps that would be a way to get a continuing income stream without onerous licensing that may be preventing original sales.
Jan 27 at 1:12am Copy Link
franp User Do you know if it can be used alongside Directory Opus ?
I mean, Directory Opus intercept calls to the Explorer Will I be able to open a Easy Explorer if Directory Opus is installed on my computer ?
Jan 27 at 2:13am Copy Link
Yeoh Ray Mond We're no experts in using Directory Opus, but installing and running it alongside Easy Explorer seems to have no unintended side effects.
Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd - Jan 27 at 5:12am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 28 at 12:11am Copy Link
Robert Crombie I dislike multiple windows for any application.
Windows Explorer should have Tabs instead.
XYPlorer has Tabs, and in so many ways leaves Windows Explorer for dead.
If you Google you can download the last free version - called XYPlorerFree version 17.4
I would recommend the (Google) hits for Softpedia, or Portable apps
PS It can be used as completely portable. I have multiple 'portable' folders on my C drive (EG one copy for PCs, another for Software, another for VB6, etc)
Jan 28 at 3:31am Copy Link
Vanessa User Online license activation is required with a hardware footprint, and 1 installation per thank you this is too much for nothing
Jan 28 at 3:31am Copy Link
Edward Smith I would have considered this except for the odious fine print.
Jan 28 at 4:58am Copy Link
Colin McAllister HI. Bought this a few hours ago now and haven't had registration code email, not even after requesting a resend. The email address in the receipt is correct and current. The "Resend email" link has vanished. How do I get they registration code now?
Jan 28 at 1:00pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Colin McAllister, I just resent you the receipt email containing the registration information.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 28 at 1:03pm Copy Link
geo User The license terms are a no-no for me even at this price.
Jan 28 at 1:10pm Copy Link
Joe McCormick I installed the trial version the other day. It works well. I liked that you could open 2,3,4, or more windows at a time. The one thing missing or at least I could not find it was a file viewer.
Jan 28 at 1:20pm Copy Link
Colin McAllister Thanks Constantin. Easy Explorer is now registered. :-)
Jan 28 at 3:01pm Copy Link
Yeoh Ray Mond @Robert Crombie You have the option to stack the windows as tabs in Easy Explorer.
Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd - Jan 28 at 3:30pm Copy Link
Yeoh Ray Mond @Joe McCormick You can activate a simple file viewer by clicking on the 'Display tools panel', or CTRL-0. It's fairly basic, so if there's any improvements you'll like to see made, do drop us a line at, thanks.
Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd - Jan 28 at 3:34pm Copy Link
Yeoh Ray Mond @Dunking, @Vanessa User, @Edward Smith, @geo User

Could you please drop us a line at, and let us know what sort of licensing terms you feel is fair, and at what price point(s) you would pay for those licensing terms? Your feedback would be very much appreciated, thanks.
Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd - Jan 28 at 3:38pm Copy Link
Chris remove the Online license activation is required with a hardware footprint, and 1 installation per footprint.

then the price is right for a 12 month update policy IMO
Jan 28 at 5:42pm Copy Link
Edward Smith I agree with Chris. Had this been the case, I would have bought ten at this price.
Jan 28 at 7:31pm Copy Link
Dunking Perhaps it's best if I point at something that floated my boat a couple of weeks ago. I was after a log file viewer and came across - surprise - Log View Plus. The license covers updates for a year on any machine I own, and at $25 I had no hesitation in purchasing after a cursory check that it did more or less what I needed. A no-brainer.

I think the trick is to price stuff at the pocket money position, where one doesn't have to get it signed off or justify it too much. For me, anything below about £20 is that kind of level (though that might change as my circumstances do). This Explorer thing at $4 is a very nice price, but I think it is too cheap. It's not enough to really register on your mind so might as well be free. If I were in the market for this and a quick trial run showed it was probably what I wanted, $10 wouldn't be a bad price for, say, a two machine license. Perhaps $15 for any of my personal machines. I should also say that non-activation would swing an otherwise not-quite-there deal for me - sure, you need to trust me but then I also need to trust you and this is a two-way street. A 50% discount on (optional) updates each year would be cool.

The VM issue is a new one on me. I wouldn't normally have made a distinction between a VM and real machine, but then I tend to use VMs to test stuff and I suspect your view is that they are 'proper' machines running a proper setup on a long-term basis. That difference may well determine ones view of how licensing on a VM should work, but it's worth bearing in mind that a copied VM could use the same authenticated install as its 99 brethren. Trying to prevent that kind of abuse is the way to an early heart attack.

I think the approach taken with LVP, mentioned above, may well get more customers than the more onerous licensing loses. Certainly, there will be some level of abuse regardless, but I'm sure the developer of LVP probably sleeps better since he's not worrying about how to tackle that last 5% or whatever that get away with it. I can tell you that his customers, at least this one, appreciate that they're not being tarred with the same brush that some connivers undoubtedly warrant.
Jan 28 at 8:53pm Copy Link
Yeoh Ray Mond @Dunking - Thanks for sharing your views.

This product is aimed at the home user market, which is why it's priced at USD 10. At that price point, we don't feel the licensing terms are overly restrictive. For a company, USD 10 a pop is a no-brainer if they find utility from the product. At the BDJ price, we certainly didn't expect that most of the comments were going to be about the licensing terms.

Based off our experience with our database products, 'serial' and 'crack' are very common keywords used together with our product names on search engines, which is why our licensing terms are what they are. Unfortunately, it only takes a single person to abuse a less restrictive licensing scheme to cause us economic loss, which was an experience we do not want to repeat. Are we tarring everyone with the same brush? Yes, but the outcome to our customers would be much worse if we were to go out of business, and we hope our customers/prospects understand that.

That's not to say we will not change our licensing terms for Easy Explorer, but we will certainly take your views into account. Thanks once again for taking the time to share your thoughts.
Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd - Jan 29 at 12:45am Copy Link
Dunking @Yeoh: Thanks for your considered response. I should just make a small point concerning your view...

I used to buy and play games, which could be quite expensive. This was at the time when one needed to keep the CD in the CD drive to enable the game, which was rather onerous. Rather than do that I would set about acquiring a hacked version to disable the requirement. It got to the stage where, if I were interested in a game, one of the first things I'd check is the DRM and whether it's crackable, and then buy the game if it was.

Now I am somewhat older and have learned that the protection on some games is too hard to mess with unless one wants the risk of some added feature courtesy of the hacker. (Plus, if the author shows no compunction about adding that stuff if it is probably a resource hog anyway.) The result is that I have not bought any game which has DRM for quite a few years now. I still buy games (last week I had a splurge in a fit of boredom and bought four), but they are all from the likes of GOG or Humble and DRM-free. I don't bother reading the description of ones that aren't.

If there is a crack for your product you're on a slope of diminishing returns trying to prevent it being used. Indeed, the more you try the more you are likely to push users towards it - it is often said that legitimate users who have paid for a license have a worse time of things than those that didn't, so there is more incentive not to pay. The big weapon you have is in making it easier for customers that want to be legitimate to be so. Those that would find a crack for something sold at $10, all other things being equal, aren't your customers or even potential customers. They only have to break your protection once and they're sorted, so it's a battle you can't win there. The play for paying customers can be lost, though.

Sorry, meant for this to be a short comment.
Jan 29 at 1:15am Copy Link
atar User the PayPal link doesn't activate PayPal - or anything else. Tried to buy.
Jan 29 at 2:58am Copy Link
Yeoh Ray Mond The promotion's over, so thanks to all the people that supported us, the folks at BDJ, and the people that posted constructive comments/criticisms.

If you did not receive your license key, please drop us a line at, with details of your purchase.

If you encounter any bugs or have suggestions on improvements, do drop us a line at

We also just released a new version of Easy Explorer that fixes a couple of bugs. A topic on the Bookmarks Bar has also been added to the help file. You can download the installer using the following link:

Thanks once again for your support.
Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd - Jan 29 at 3:01am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @atar User, I see you managed to purchase the product so I assume everything is OK now?
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 29 at 3:04am Copy Link
Yeoh Ray Mond @atar User - are you trying to purchase via BitsDuJour, or via our web site? If the latter, I just tried the PayPal link, and it works. You can also pay using your PayPal account if you choose the Share-It! option.
Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd - Jan 29 at 3:17am Copy Link

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