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XYplorer Lifetime License Pro

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When you really think about it, file management in Windows hasn't really changed all that much since the olden days of Windows 3.1. But the way that we use our computers, coupled with the explosion in the number of files that we now store, has made dealing with file management an onerous, almost painful task! Thank goodness XYplorer is here to inject some balance, order, and fun to file management!

XYplorer is the last file manager you'll ever need to install! With XYplorer, you get multiple tabs to jump quickly between folders, a powerful search function, a preview feature that should have been part of Windows years ago, and a highly customizable and intuitive interface. Even better, XYplorer offers this to you in a very fast, very light application that doesn't require any installation or make any system or registry changes. Intrigued? Read on.

If you're a fan of tabbed browsing, you already know how to work the tabs in XYplorer! Click between folders, rename them, reposition them, and drag and drop files onto them -- a whole lot easier than using Windows Explorer, that's for sure. You can even create a tab dedicated to a search filter! The Dual Pane makes it easy to move and copy stuff between folders, plus there's Manual Sorting to enable you to view files exactly as you like. And when you quit XYplorer and come back later, your tab configurations are there waiting for you!

Combine this extraordinary functionality with intuitive Tree, List, and Mini-Tree views, and you're all set with XYplorer. The Mini-Tree contains a history of files and folders that you've actually used, so it's easy to jump to something you've been working on. Ever wanted to create a magic button to launch files in your app of choice? Custom Toolbar buttons makes that happen! You can color code your files, tag files, highlight and bold favorite folders, or use the Catalog function to combine folders and items from all over your hard drive, LAN, and the Internet under a single heading. There's even support for file names longer than 260 characters, an impossibility in Windows! Plus, aliases make typing long directory structures into the address bar a thing of the past!

The robust features just keep on coming with XYplorer! Imagine one-click previews of any of your media files, plus multiple (up to 100) level undo/redo for your file operations that persists from session to session. An advanced Recycle Bin that leaves your default Windows Bin in the dust! You can even enable queuing in XYplorer and stack file operation jobs without even waiting for the first few to finish, then continue working as your jobs complete in the background!

XYplorer also offers Select Special, which lets you modify selections in one pane based on items in the other pane, synchronous scrolling and sorting of both panes, the ability to bring back accidentally erased selections, item name editing, and a quick way to bump selected files up in the folder hierarchy!

ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS!!! XYplorer includes a powerful Floating Preview feature. Essentially a new preview pane separate from the main window, Floating Preview supports Mouse Down Blow Up and the transparency grid for transparent images. It's one of the features customers have requested most!

Check out a sampling of what else is new in XYplorer v16.00:

  • Image Tagging - A new Tag Bar allows for tagging and commenting images right from the Floating Preview.
  • Image File Processing - Now you can run a custom script directly from the Floating Preview.
  • Fujifilm Photos - Added support for the maker notes in Fujifilm JPEGs.
  • Autosave Settings - Added the option to automatically save settings after a certain time.
  • Breadcrumb Bars - Now you can drop stuff onto the Breadcrumb Bars.
  • Advanced Hex Search - Now you can find files with particular byte patterns at particular positions.

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CFGuy Hi Everyone,

I saw this program was being offered and I wanted to be the first to give my unbiased opinion (I say "unbiased" because I do not work for either XYplorer or BDJ, nor do I receive any type of compensation of benefit for posting this review). Truthfully, I cannot say enough good things about this program- more than any other program, it has changed the way I work (multiple times a day) with my computers. There are so many good features that this program has to offer, and I know that I (as a longtime user now) have only touched the surface of them all- and em eager to learn how to put more of the features to work for me (if I only had more time!!!) But I can say, without question, this is the best purchase that I have ever made here on BJD, and I am so grateful that I was exposed to such a neat, time-saving, feature-rich program by discovering and being a frequent consumer of this website. Additionally, the program si very modestly priced (considering all that it allows the user to accomplish), and they have a very active and supportive user group on their website, which I have utilized many times over the years when I have a question about the program of get "stuck". I could never say that one program was right for everyone, but I can say that if you do a lot of work with file management on your computer, and are looking for a feature-rich program that is reasonably prices and well-supported (via a very active online user community) I don't thin you would ever regret having purchased this program. For what it's worth, this is my $0.02. -Cfguy
Nov 25 2015 at 5:26am Copy Link
Joe Adinolf As far as I am concerned, XYplorer is one of the best bargains in the software bargain world.

Besides being better than other file managers it can be used on all of your computers instead of just one like others offer.

No, I don't work for them either :D
Nov 25 2015 at 1:12pm Copy Link
Azziz Mouloud it looks nice explorer
can xyplorer create database like when we plug external hard drive and scan to create/update database that can be backuped up and email to another person later on like wincatalog?
Nov 26 2015 at 3:03am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho Best in class software. Excellent support. Lifetime license is the best option. Do not miss this offer. You'll never regret it.
I use XYplorer for years and with each update surprised me even more.
What seemed difficult to improve, it has been providing useful new features.
Nov 26 2015 at 3:25am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Azziz Mouloud: Look at the Report functions. You can write reports to file. There are lots of formatting options. I cannot say whether it's like wincatalog since I don't know wincatalog.
XYplorer - Nov 26 2015 at 3:32am Copy Link
Hayden :) Very useful program - full of features and frequent updates. The powerful scripting capability sets this program apart from the others. I've created custom scripts that improves my efficiency and productivity. Highly recommended!

PS. @Donald - Can you please add an option to remember locked tabs? Currently, the program forget locked tabs every time it is restarted. Thanks.
Nov 26 2015 at 6:46am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Hayden: No locked tabs amnesia over here. Please come to the user forum to look deeper into this.
XYplorer - Nov 26 2015 at 6:50am Copy Link
Pat Weber Will this search for terms within a file? For instance, I need to find the term "Management Philosophy" within a file which could be a word file named "boilerplate" or a .pdf of a previous project, etc.

Ever since Copernic became buggy, I have been searching for an adequate utility to help with this type of task.
Nov 26 2015 at 7:18am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Pat Weber: Yes, content search is a feature in XY. But note that XY cannot interprete complex files like DOC or PDF natively. The appropriate IFilters have to be installed in the system in order to extract the raw textual contents. This is normally the case. But you should make a test before buying.

The content search is done in the Info Panel (F12) / Find Files / Contents tab.
XYplorer - Nov 26 2015 at 7:35am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! XYplorer has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 27 2015 at 12:11am Copy Link
Hayden :) @Donald:

"@Hayden: No locked tabs amnesia over here. Please come to the user forum to look deeper into this."

I dug into the forum as you suggested. I'm making use of the Tabsets feature now and it works well as expected. Can you please tell me how to make a particular saved Tabset as the Default Tabset every time XYplorer Starts Up?

Also, is there way to make the Column Widths fixed? Right now, the Column Width changes dynamically depending on the contents of the folders. Thanks.
Nov 27 2015 at 6:20am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Hayden

1) Let's discuss the Tabsets feature in the forum.

2) Untick this: Tools | Customize List | Autosize Columns
XYplorer - Nov 27 2015 at 6:39am Copy Link
Hayden :) @Donald - Thank you for the Autosize Columns tip. XYplorer has a lot of features and it takes a little while to discover all the features. I figured out how to set the default Tabset. So, it is possible on XYplorer. But as you said, let's keep this a forum topic. Thanks for your support.

Nov 27 2015 at 7:35am Copy Link
Bjondc Oh Wow, I see I need to do some more (& more serious) exploring about what XY can do! I use it every day but generally for more basic file-management functions & love how it works. Just these few comments give me some ideas.

I do wish there were a way (or is there?!) to enlarge the text for these old eyes.
Nov 27 2015 at 7:40am Copy Link
Hayden :) @Bjondc - "I do wish there were a way (or is there?!) to enlarge the text for these old eyes."

Of course you can with XYplorer :) There is a setting in the menus. But, the easiest way is to use Ctrl+Mouse-wheel.
Nov 27 2015 at 7:49am Copy Link
Bjondc @Hayden -- Aarrgh!
Thanks for the tip!
As I said, I need to some serious menu-exploring beyond the basics I've been using. Also explore the forum.
I never even noticed Tabsets! and it's something I'd find really useful.
Nov 27 2015 at 8:40am Copy Link
Hayden :) @Bjondc - Thanks for letting me know. I'm glad to be of help.

I know that Donald prefers some of these questions (because he said so) to be in the forums, but not everyone here is a user of XYplorer and/or would not have looked further into the forum to discover the great features of the program. You said that well, "Just these few comments give me some ideas." That was my exact intention for raising some of these comments here to give a potentially interested person or a casual user who is scanning through the comments to get some ideas about XYplorer :)
Nov 27 2015 at 9:19am Copy Link
Donald Lessau I'd recommend this list to quickly dive into some features plus online illustrated documentation:
XYplorer - Nov 27 2015 at 9:26am Copy Link
Hayden :) Donald - You're the best! I really appreciate your work. I wish there are more SW developers like you.
Nov 27 2015 at 9:34am Copy Link
Joe Adinolf @Hayden

They are few and far between.
Nov 27 2015 at 10:40am Copy Link
Brenda Adams I'm still in love with XYplorer! It's just keeps giving. I use it everyday. It's been years now and I'm still learning about it's many features and updates. I am delighted (!!) that I bought the lifetime deal. It's the only program I've ever done that with. (I've tried/owned many alternate Win Explorer programs...but XYplorer just cannot be beat--for me.)
I hope you all love it, too. It does much more that some of us will ever need, but that's the beauty of it. It's for basic through advanced...fits your needs and abilities at the time. Learn more as you go. MAGICAL. Love you Donald!!! (I am not related nor own nor earn a dime or a thing. Just want folks to feel safe in the purchase. It's the real deal. GREAT support/GREAT program.)
Nov 27 2015 at 4:51pm Copy Link
Pat Weber I downloaded the trial and I think - with a little putzing and learning - I can make this usable for content searches. I ran a search on the example text, "Management Philosophy," and XYplorer yielded quite a few .docs. I pulled one at random and - indeed - the requested content was in there. However, I received an "Error 6" and the search aborted.

Donald - You stated: The appropriate IFilters have to be installed in the system in order to extract the raw textual contents.

How do I do that? These searches are very important to my work flow, so I really need to find a utility that can help. At this point, I will purchase the software, but what can I do about the "appropriate IFilters" in my efforts to make this the true software of choice?
Nov 27 2015 at 5:40pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Pat Weber:

1) Appropriate IFilters: Please see

2) Error 6: Oha! Please try to find out which file (and search term) causes this error and, if possible, send me the file. This has to be fixed.
XYplorer - Nov 27 2015 at 11:05pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! XYplorer has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 28 2015 at 12:11am Copy Link
Bertie Brummel Purchased this tool and checked the www for a manual. Yes, I'm an old fashioned guy and don't like' try and error' :-)

Wow, 680 pages!
Nov 28 2015 at 1:40am Copy Link
Javier Gil I've been using Xplorer2 for many years, but I'm open minded and and I just downloaded Xyplorer for a quick testdrive. I'm finding it a little slower than Xplorer2 when navigating along the directory structure (particularly when it reaches directories with hundreds of thousands of files), but nothing too dramatic. (and yes, I do have a pretty fast computer).
A couple of questions regarding this program's features:
In the color filters, can you add bold / italic? I've noticed there's a styles option in the options panel, but it looks a little complex (In Xplorer2, you just tick a box if you want bold/italic, etc).
Comments: Can you add comments (i.e. not just tags) to any file? And if so, can you search files based on a word found in the comments?
Regarding previews, can you have a preview pane rather than a floating pane for previews?
Nov 28 2015 at 2:13am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Javier Gil
1) bold / italic: Not planned at the moment.
2) Comments: yes, and yes.
3) This is planned for one of the next versions.
XYplorer - Nov 28 2015 at 3:27am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin Just wanted to jump in and say how much I love this app. A few years ago I tried every file manager known to man. This is far and away the best, and I haven't even come near learning to use all its features. If anyone is on the fence about purchasing a license, go ahead and grab it while it is on sale. You'll never regret it.
Nov 28 2015 at 5:44am Copy Link
Pat Weber Donald - Send me your contact info?

Here is clipboard of error:
Error 6

Error: 6 (0x00000006)
Desc: Overflow
Dll: 0
Proc: bBM@56

Source: XYplorer
XY ver: XYplorer 16.00.0200
OS: Windows 7 Professional (Service Pack 1), 64-bit
Locale: 1033
ANSI: 1252
ACP: 1252 (ANSI - Latin I)
DPI: 120 (125%)

Date: 2015-11-28 07:53:42

Search string was "Management Philosophy" as mentioned in my first post.
Mode: Whole words
Last file in the results list is 4M. Next closest in size is 3M. Most of them are small. Maybe size of file?
ANYWAY, if you send contact info, I'll send the last file. It's the same as the one listed in the background jobs pane, so I'm assuming it's the problem.

BTW, I've purchased the software. Hoping I can make it work for me. :)
Nov 28 2015 at 7:09am Copy Link
Bjondc @Bertie Brummel -- I like manuals too, not only for general reading-up but also to consult *while* I'm trying things out.

I think we both have lots of homework to do!
I'm saving the link to this comment thread for ideas on what to try next.
Nov 28 2015 at 7:55am Copy Link
HBOY Trying software out. If I have a folder with 100 files and wanted to delete all but 1, I do not see a select all icon. Am I missing it? Thanks.
Nov 28 2015 at 8:58am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Select All: Ctrl+A.
XYplorer - Nov 28 2015 at 9:09am Copy Link
Bjondc @HBOY -- after you select all with Ctrl+A, de-select individual file(s) with Ctrl+click on file-name. (selecting/de-selecting multiple files is same as in Windows Explorer)
Nov 28 2015 at 10:43am Copy Link
HBOY Thanks guys.
Nov 28 2015 at 1:48pm Copy Link
Pat Weber I need to report to anyone sitting on the fence that the developer has been working with me most of the day to fix the problem I had when I first ran the trial of XYplorer. I bought the software anyway because I felt it had enough features that it would be useful anyway.

Developer support is above and beyond. I'm impressed - and grateful. His patience is amazing, too!
Nov 28 2015 at 2:01pm Copy Link
HBOY Sorry guys just one more question. Trying it out I discover whenever I put in a data cd, windows explorer comes up showing the files. Is there any way to set xyplorer to where it will open instead of windows? Thanks this will be my last question.
Nov 28 2015 at 3:16pm Copy Link
Hayden :) @HBOY - Try Tools>Configuration>Other>Shell Integration>
Check box "XYplorer is default file manager"
Nov 28 2015 at 3:33pm Copy Link
HBOY No luck, windows 10 explorer keeps opening up. I want to get away from it completely if I can.
Nov 28 2015 at 4:51pm Copy Link
Bjondc @HBOY -- check the Autoplay setting in Control Panel-- you may be able to tell it to "do nothing" when inserting a CD, which would at least stop WinExplorer from starting up.
Nov 28 2015 at 6:36pm Copy Link
Tortuga @Pat Weber Thank you for asking the question abt IFilters!!! :)
@Everybody This is a great prog, been using it for several years, for me the *best* file mngr!
@Donald Hi :)
Thank you for Nirsoft's SearchFilterView. Even though I use lotzzz of his progs, wasn't aware of this one.
I hv a noob question: How can I "ADD" other IFilters? I used Nir's prog to analyse which were already installed.
I hv PDF-XChgViewer installed (one of many progs I bought here), so that showed up in the list, amongst many others IFilters. But *where* can one go to dwld/install other IFilters, and specifically the x32 versions XY needs?? I don't hv MS Office nor OpenOffice installed, I use a portable Kingsoft.
Thank you in advance
Nov 28 2015 at 10:46pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau Where get IFilters: I have not tip here. All the IFilters I need came with the apps I installed. You might be able to find other IFilters in the web.
XYplorer - Nov 28 2015 at 11:31pm Copy Link
Pat Weber I searched the 'net on iFilters and the program, e.g., iFilter for InDesign - turns out there isn't one.

You're right, Tortuga, that SearchFilterView was VERY informative. :)
Nov 29 2015 at 9:01am Copy Link
Tortuga @Donald Thank you for your reply
@Pat :) Indeed, Nir Sofer has the most brilliant little apps!! I use quite a lot of his apps, but he has soooo many ... haven't explored all of them ;)
Darn, not being able to find/install IFilters, when we don't use the progs that install them automatically ... since we need those to conduct successful content searches. Hummm ...
But, if you already have InDesign, must be the corresponding IFilters are already installed, right? Maybe you could ask that Dev for help?
BTW, for regular searches I use Everything by VoidTools, the absolute *best*, fast, light, portable & free too. With Everything & Listary, I'm covered, it's only the content searches that I'm having problems with *sigh*
Hope this helps,
Nov 30 2015 at 3:16am Copy Link

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