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Easy Explorer

Take Control of Windows Explorer Windows

$9.95
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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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CFGuy For Yohz Software Rep - This looks like great software at one of the best prices I have seen in all my years as a BDJ customer. Question- I frequently have problems getting the icon "view-type" on my desktop folders saves (most I want as "medium thumbnail", but some I want different). Would "Easy Explorer" allow windows to "memorize" my desktop folder view settings, and keep them the way I want them (even through multiple computer reboots)? If not, this still looks like an excellent program at a price that can't be beat, so you may count on me purchasing a license for each computer I own; however if you do know of a program or hack/technique that would allow desktop folder icon view to be memorized for individual desktop folders, if you would pass this information along to me, I would be most appreciative. I have tried using folders in Windows "library" technique without much success, BTW. Thanks so much. -Cfguy
Apr 15 at 7:15am Copy Link
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Vanessa User Online license activation is required with a hardware footprint, and 1 installation per footprint!!!
This is a real Deal Killer.
Apr 15 at 9:38am Copy Link
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Yeoh Ray Mond We've fixed the issue with not persisting the view style for each individual window - could you please try updating to the latest version (2.3)? You can download the installer using the following link:

http://www.yohz.com/downl...rSetup.zip
Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd - Apr 15 at 10:06am Copy Link
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CFGuy >>Re: Vanessa User Online license activation is required with a hardware footprint, >>and 1 installation per footprint!!! This is a real Deal Killer.

Vanessa, typically I would be in complete agreement with you on this issue, but I believe one has to look at the overall offering- and considering that we are looking at such an extremely low price point (only $2.98 per computer/install!), for me this is acceptable. Just my $0.02, FWIW. :-) -Cfguy
Apr 16 at 7:05am Copy Link
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Yeoh Ray Mond For CFGuy, hi, apologies for not making clear that my last comment was my response to your question. As I understand it, you want the layouts to also remember the 'view' style of each of the browser windows. This is now possible in the latest version (2.3), which you can download from:

http://www.yohz.com/downl...rSetup.zip
Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd - Apr 16 at 7:15am Copy Link
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Jon Spain According to the current fine print, once can install on 2 (not just 1) owned machines with one license; is that right, please? People were grumbling.
Apr 18 at 2:02am Copy Link
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Gary Smith @Yeoh Ray Mond:

I notice the only change in the Fine Print from previous offers, is that now, the software can be transferred to another computer.

Transfer of a license to another owned computer is not allowed. (Prev)

Transfer of a license to another owned computer is allowed. (Now)


The problem is that it is still one installation per hardware footprint. If I need to re-install the OS sometime down the road, my one installation per hardware footprint has already been used. To use the product again, rather than a simple re-install of the OS, I have to purchase a different computer so I can transfer the license, or I will need to alter my current computer in such a way that the hardware footprint would not be recognized. That part can be difficult if I keep some key components the same (e.g., CPU for example). Without knowing what you would use to determine if the hardware footprint is the same, there is still too much risk.

The issue has never been the price. The market will bear that part out whether it is reasonable or not. It has always been the licensing.

In a previous offer, you were surprised that so much of the discussion pertained to the licensing, and you even asked what would work. Users explained the issue with the one hardware footprint issue. There was an opportunity to address that issue, but here we are again.
Apr 18 at 2:43am Copy Link
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Jon Spain The third bullet (each license allows installation on a single computer and a laptop) seems rather wider than that; can developer comment, please?
Apr 18 at 3:27am Copy Link
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Yeoh Ray Mond @Jon Spain - that line should not even have been there - keeping things simple, it should have just been one installation per license. However, we will honor that fine print for all licenses purchased while that line is still there.

@Gary Smith - again, keeping things simple, just send us an email stating that you need to reinstall Easy Explorer due to whatever reason, and we'll make the necessary changes. While users explained the issue with the hardware footprint issue, nobody offered any feasible solution that would alleviate that issue for users and still protect our product from rampant piracy.
Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd - Apr 18 at 3:42am Copy Link
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Jon Spain Ah, thanks, I'm not taking advantage of a mistake and I've just bought.
Apr 18 at 3:48am Copy Link
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Paul Kelly Checkout process is timing out (twice).
Apr 18 at 8:01am Copy Link
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RC I purchased two licenses. I received my receipt and one registration code. I take it I use the same registration code on my 2nd computer?
Apr 18 at 9:12pm Copy Link
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Yeoh Ray Mond @RC - Yes, that is correct.
Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd - Apr 18 at 9:20pm Copy Link
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Yeoh Ray Mond @Paul Kelly - thx for the suggestions. We just pushed out a new update that fixed a bug with missing icons for the menu items, and also changes based on your suggestions - we added additional styles (might or might not fit your needs), the option to hide the hot key button, and a button to navigate to the parent folder (this only works for 'actual' folders).
Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd - Apr 18 at 9:38pm Copy Link
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Robert Crombie I never have multiple windows open for any application.
However if this software allows me to configure Windows Explorer, and it then remembers that configuration the next time I open my single Windows Explorer, then this is well worth the price

Rob
PS If MS reads this -
Please stop allowing your young programmers to Analyze and Design.
Hire some senior analysts instead. And not just for windows Explorer, but for everything you produce.
Apr 19 at 2:45am Copy Link
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Ray User Are there any issues using this with a multiple monitor setup?
Apr 19 at 6:38am Copy Link
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Yeoh Ray Mond @Ray User - one issue we are aware of is that the monitor where the Easy Explorer window is maximized is not persisted across sessions. If your layout uses a maximized Easy Explorer window, it will be maximized on the 'closest' monitor, and not the monitor you may have originally maximized the window on.

Aside from that, we aren't aware of any other issues.
Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd - Apr 19 at 8:07am Copy Link
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mnazmi "This promotion can be used to upgrade or extend an existing license."

I bought it from the previous bitsdujour promotion. My license will expire after 8 months. Can I use this promotion to upgrade or extend at that time (8-9 months later or any time) ?
Apr 19 at 8:33am Copy Link
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Yeoh Ray Mond @mnazmi - Yes you can. Just use the new serial number to activate your license once the old license has expired. There is no time limit in which you must activate the license. The license validity period will start from the activation date.

Just to be clear, a license allows you to use any version of the product (released within your license validity period) indefinitely. You don't have to buy a new license to continue using the product if you're happy with the version you already have.
Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd - Apr 19 at 8:58am Copy Link
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mnazmi Thank you for your clarification. I will buy two licenses and I activate them when I need.
Apr 19 at 9:06am Copy Link
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Yeoh Ray Mond You're welcome, and thank you for your continued support.
Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd - Apr 19 at 9:31am Copy Link
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mnazmi Hello again,

I planned to get 2 codes to use on separate time. But I got one code ( I think for two computers) But I have one computer now and I wanted them to use separate time when I need for my computer. What I can do ?
Apr 19 at 9:47am Copy Link
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Robert User I purchased Easy Explorer, installed, started the program, and even though I have a license key ready to enter, it starts with getting a Trial License first. My Firewall was in learn mode, and I could not approve of the contact attempts to call home fast enough (contact the Activation Server). After it reported that it had failed, and requested me to contact support, and include the "following URL" but no URL is displayed. I clicked the Finish, then I used the Help | Activate License option, which requested the license key, and then it succeeded.

To make sure I had a clean install, I exited, rebooted, and was surprised to see a BSOD REGISTRY_ERROR. Reboots get the same BSOD repeatedly unless I boot into Safe Mode. When there is a REGISTRY_ERROR BSOD, some parts of Recovery cannot be used, even in Safe Mode, so I might have no alternative but to use go back further than I wished.

Regardless of what is causing the BSOD, I will have to do a recovery operation, which will eliminate my one time activation. I am starting to understand the issue regarding limited activations. Within minutes of the install, the purchase has been wasted. If that was not a problem, I could reinstall Easy Explorer, re-activate with the same hardware, and everything would be fine.
Apr 19 at 3:57pm Copy Link
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Yeoh Ray Mond @mnazmi - that single serial number will have 2 activation attempts allocated to it, and each activation can be made at different times. The license validity period will start from the date of each individual activation.
Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd - Apr 19 at 4:06pm Copy Link
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Yeoh Ray Mond @Robert User - if you repeatedly activate a license on the same computer, it still counts as 1 activation. If you had to change certain bits of hardware resulting in a different hardware footprint, then our activation server would consider it a different computer. Thus in your case, if all you're doing is rolling back to an earlier checkpoint, you would not be using up your second activation.

Drop us a line at support@yohz.com if you require further assistance.
Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd - Apr 19 at 4:11pm Copy Link
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Robert User @Yeoh Ray Mon:

>if you repeatedly activate a license on the same computer, it still counts as 1 activation.
Thanks; that was not something I had picked up on.

I need to plug back in some RAM, would that be enough to affect the hardware footprint?

Also, what about adding a Graphics card, will that affect it?
Apr 19 at 4:55pm Copy Link
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Yeoh Ray Mond @Robert User - changing the graphics card and RAM will not affect the hardware footprint.
Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd - Apr 19 at 5:04pm Copy Link
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Gary Smith @Yeoh Ray Mond:

You replied that while users explained the issue with the hardware footprint issue, nobody offered any feasible solution that would alleviate that issue for users and still protect our product from rampant piracy.

OK, users will take the blame for not solving your business problem. The problem was always on our side; it was never your fault, unless you consider history.

Please consider the fact that users have been purchasing from lots of developers through BitsDuJour that do not have the same restriction, yet these developers stay in business and are happy to continue offering their products, and customers are happy to take advantage of the discount they offer here. At some point you have to consider doing what works for the other developers; not blame users for not coming up with a solution for your business.

I've helped a lot of software developers over the years. So far, none have considered your idea of licensing a viable solution against piracy.

If you go back far enough to know about WordStar, it was a time long before any methods of piracy protection were in force. The program was the dominant text editor for many years. The company (Microstar) depended a lot on word of mouth advertising. It was not uncommon for users to copy the program, share it with a friend, and later on, many of these free-loaders purchased the program. Without those free-loaders, Microstar would not have been anywhere as successful as they were. At one point it was revealed that the number of illegal copies outnumbered legitimate copies ten to one. The success caused other software developers to encourage users to share, and if they liked the program, to please consider paying for it. Those developers also saw an increase in their income.

Moral of the story: don't worry about preventing a single pirated copy at the expense of losing sales. Develop a great product, and develop a method of activation like all the other successful developers that sell here have done. The key thing is to develop a strategy that works for you AND the customer. Everyone will benefit as a result.
Apr 19 at 11:00pm Copy Link
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Yeoh Ray Mond Thanks for the detailed feedback. Again, if you could point us to some examples of recent products with 'better' licensing schemes, it would be much appreciated. Taking a quick look at today's other offers on BDJ, one is also licensed per computer and sells for over $200, another doesn't require activation but stops working after 12 months unless its subscription is renewed, two others require paid upgrades, and another has similar licensing terms to Easy Explorer and sells for $25. Very different circumstances from Easy Explorer which sells for $3, works indefinitely, and provides free upgrades for 12 months from the date of license activation (not from the date of purchase).

Just to clarify - a license allows you to install Easy Explorer on a single computer/laptop. If you have 10 computers, you need to buy 10 licenses. That's the licensing terms. Once activated, you can use the product indefinitely. But we know users sometimes reintall/upgrade the OS/computer, as per your example. In those circumstances, just drop us a line at supportyohz.com, and we'll sort it out for you. If you need to use the product urgently (unlikely because Easy Explorer isn't a mission-critical type of software), just download and use the trial version. I'm sure we'll respond well within the 14 days of the trial period.
Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd - Apr 20 at 12:12am Copy Link
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Stefan User Unfortunately my purchase was made with a BDJ email address that I had abandoned. An email to supportyohz.com explaining the situation and asking for the registration to be forwarded to my present email address has been ignored.
A 2nd email sent the day after - unanswered.
Have just sent a THIRD email on day three, not holding me breath.
Apr 20 at 2:04am Copy Link
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Yeoh Ray Mond @Stefan User - could you please email me directly at yeoh.ray.mond@yohz.com?
Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd - Apr 20 at 2:22am Copy Link
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Yeoh Ray Mond Another round of promotion comes to an end, and we sold almost 2.5x more licenses than the previous promotion! Thank you!

To everyone who's sent us emails for support/licensing issues and have not received a reply, you can send your emails to my personal account at yeoh.ray.mondyohz.com or rmyeohgmail.com.

The latest Easy Explorer release version is 2.3.0.88. If you downloaded your version during the pre-promotion period, these are the changes we have made since then:

- added an option to persist layout for current session
- refreshing an explorer window now persists the selected item
- added option to hide hot key button
- added additional display styles
- added button to navigate to parent folder
- fixed bug with missing images on main menu
- fixed issue with hidden refresh and bookmarks button on toolbar
- last used 'style' is now persisted across sessions
- individual window's display style is now stored as part of each layout

Once again, thank you for your continued support.
Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd - Apr 20 at 3:18am Copy Link
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Stefan User Now up to request number SEVEN. Sent to support@ and the other two email addresses given above. Not even so much as an acknowledgement.
Seems as though you're thanking the continued support, I wish I could thank you for ANY support!
Apr 21 at 11:30am Copy Link
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Yeoh Ray Mond @Stefan User - we did not receive any emails from you. Would you be able to provide me an email address I can contact you with? Another option would be to try sending us the email from an alternate email address, if you have one.
Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd - Apr 24 at 8:43am Copy Link
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RC Yohz Software promptly corrected two minor issues with EasyExplorer that I reported to them, nice to see a responsive developer.
Apr 24 at 12:24pm Copy Link
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Yeoh Ray Mond @Stefan User - another option is to try sending us a private message on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/yohzsoftware
Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd - Apr 24 at 10:15pm Copy Link
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mnazmi I have two little problems.
1. When I want to update using help / check for update, Easy Explorer downloads the update, closes itself to install update but does not update and the Easy Explorer does not restart.
2. The site address is http://www.yohz.com in the about section. But when you go to this adrese you can not find Easy Explorer
It would be better to correct this address as http://easyexplorer.yohz.com in the about section.
Apr 25 at 12:09am Copy Link
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Yeoh Ray Mond @mnazmi - Apologies for the inconvenience. Those were among the items we fixed in version 2.3.0.92. Could you please download the installer from here instead:

http://www.yohz.com/downl...rSetup.zip
Yohz Ventures Sdn Bhd - Apr 25 at 12:22am Copy Link
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