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XYplorer Lifetime License Pro

The Ultimate File Manager

v15.00 for PC  Download Trial
Platforms: Windows 98, NT, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 10 Server
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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 v15.00:

  • Portable Devices: XYplorer now supports devices like tablets, smart phones, or digital cameras, devices that are connected to the PC without being assigned a drive letter. (Pro Edition Only; Windows Vista and later)
  • Flat Select: Now you can select items by entering match patterns right through the Address Bar. Nifty time-saver.
  • Timestamping: Now you can easily clone and shift timestamps. (Pro Edition Only)
  • Sticky Checkbox Selection: Checkbox selection in the file list received a number of optional improvements.
Review Written by Derek Lee
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Sputnik I have bought the lifetime license 3 years ago but I almost never used this software.

That is not to say that it is not a good software however.

What forbids me from using this software is that it can't simply allow us to place the icons wherever we want on the screen when the view is defined as "Large Icons". And when I say wherever I really mean wherever...

This is a very simple thing that Windows Explorer is capable of, but not XYplorer.

This functionality is very important for me, I just can't live with it.

I would really appreciate that this functionality would be added to XYplorer.
Apr 18 at 11:49am Copy Link
Lorraine Morrow This software is absolutely amazing - I use it all the time all day - I have the lifetime license and the after sales support is the best, most obliging I have ever come across.
Apr 18 at 4:00pm Copy Link
Sputnik In my previous comment I made an error, I wrote : "This functionality is very important for me, I just can't live with it." instead of "This functionality is very important for me, I just can't live without it."
Apr 19 at 9:12am Copy Link
MountainKing This is my goto file explorer. Unfortunately, I'm using the free version but still pretty awesome.
However, it lacks proper built in zip files support (treat them as folders to copy/paste files) The F11 key to 'view' files only is a major let down.

Else, awesome
-Alternative copier
-Multi tabbing
and much moaarrrr!
Apr 21 at 12:17am Copy Link
Leo Levosky This software is terrible and the support is non-existent. A simple question is referred to the forum!!! I went back to Powerdesk after finding this software did absolutely nothing right. The user interface is the worst of all the file managers I have ever used. If you want the scripting capability then you might find it useful but personally I'd sooner do scripting using a decent scripting languages like Powershell, Perl, Python or Ruby. All have much better IDE's, are much better documented and are sensibly supported. Personally I don't want to waste my time learning another scripting language when there is no reason for it. I can see no compelling reason to buy this software. I gave up trying to use the batch file renaming. Bulk File Rename is so much more powerful and is free. I thought Powerdesk was slow but this is worse. Trying to get anything done with this software is just such hard work compared to any other I have tried. It might be worth the effort if you bother to learn the scripting side of the product but why do that when the other scripting languages are free and better. Don't waste your money!!!
Apr 21 at 3:11am Copy Link
Greg Istered Just wanted to jump in here to give an alternative opinion. I think this SW is great, much better than PowerDesk, which I also have. The SW is much more efficient and better performing, albeit it is unique and just a bit less intuitive. For a while I did find it a bit more cumbersome, but that was overcome by taking time to learn it a bit better, so I could get the benefits of it.

Once you have learned it (any by no means needing to learn scripts) by really using and trying to get to know it for a couple of days, I believe you will find it is terrific and be sure to get the lifetime deal.

There are command line scripts that you can use to do some amazing things that are all pre-written, and these are great. They are best used with a text shortcut tool like FastFox from NCH or other same category product (would not say FastFox is the best) to make use of these easy and fast for the few you find you like.

Anyway, I would say this is a great SW from my opinion, as is Xplorer2. Personally I have found PowerDesk to be a dog for performance after using it for many years, and have since dropped it, so there is an alternative point-of-view to consider.
Apr 21 at 7:35am Copy Link
Flo I have been trialing this software for a couple of days. Currently I use Total Commander. While XY looks nice and has a more updated user interface, I am unsure which additional benefits it would provide. I also feel that it seems to be more complicated to use, for example TeraCopy integration or the customization of the toolbar seems more involved than Total Commander. Still, nice software though!
Apr 21 at 7:43am Copy Link
Mary Wilson I would proceed with caution if you purchase this. This was purchased by me during a previous sale of this product here in 2012. Went to try and get the upgrade of the product from the license e-mail. Found out that XYplorer - Lifetime License Pro is now called xplorer2 and than refuses to honor the lifetime License.

They are also saying Xyplorer and xplorer2 may sound alike but they are different products. In addition, they said to 'Please forward this to xyplorer support'. This I did and am still waiting for a replay. I do not understand why they are again offering a lifetime license if they do not plan to honor it.
Apr 21 at 7:50am Copy Link
Borut I am using XYplorer for at least four years now. It has for sure saved me hundreds of hours by now. Each day it is running for at least 10 hours on the machine in front of me, be it in the office, or at home. I use a portable version wherever I am.

My initial decision to buy a lifetime license has proven - in my case - to be the right one. After so many years I can just simply say: XYplorer is the most usable and most stable software I have ever used. The support is simply incredible and the forum is full of helpful gurus in the know.

But you have to count with the following: As with an advanced GPS device, you do not want to go into the woods before knowing how to use it, at least the essential basics. Play with it a few hours first and then make your decision.
Apr 21 at 7:58am Copy Link
Daniel Gaudet @Mary Wilson: xplorer² and XYplorer are from two different companies. Both have current versions that were recently released.

XYplorer is at version 15.00.0500

xplorer² is at version

I've got both as well as Directory Opus 10 and 11. I find that I use Directory Opus most often, but from a pricing perspective, I find that XYplorer is probably the one that gives you the most bang for the bucks since it's the cheapest and provides most of what I need. Since you can install it on all owned machines, I usually install XYplorer on all my internal VMs to manage them. I wouldn't be able to pay for all those licenses for Directory Opus.

(The one feature I really like from Directory Opus is that it will queue many items if you copy/paste multiple times onto the same drive so only one item is being written to a particular drive at a time. I've not seen that feature in XYplorer and xplorer² -- hint, hint :) )
Apr 21 at 8:49am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Mary Wilson: This must be a misunderstanding, or two.

1) XY and X2 are two different programs. I should know because I created one of them. I would hardly ever confuse them in a support mail. :)

2) The XY Lifetime License is what it says: Lifetime. Never ever has a lifetime user been forced to pay anything again. User #1 is from April 19th, 2000, and he's still using the app today -- that's 15 years and 2 days.

XYplorer - Apr 21 at 9:06am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Daniel Gaudet: XYplorer has in fact queued file operations for 5 years now. -- hint, hint ;)
XYplorer - Apr 21 at 9:10am Copy Link
Daniel Gaudet @Donald Lessau: Thanks for pointing it out. I didn't know that it was an option. It looks like it's not on by default. I just enabled it now. It might bring XYplorer to the top of my list now. :)

I'll also go through all the configuration options to see if there any other gold nuggets in there.
Apr 21 at 9:13am Copy Link
Greg Istered Xyplorer and xplorer2 are different products as far as I know. Therefore XYplorer - Lifetime License Pro would NOT now be called xplorer2, and the comment "they are refusing to honor the lifetime License," would be incorrect and wholly inaccurate. Not that one company could not have bought out the other.

Is there anyone at BitsDuJour moderating this offer? Or the SW author replying to comments? Surely either party would know and be able to clear up what is correct and incorrect here.
Apr 21 at 9:20am Copy Link
Sputnik @ Donald Lessau

Do you plan to add the functionality to allow the user to place the icons anywhere on the screen when we are in the "Large Icons" view as it is actually possible in Windows Explorer ?
Apr 21 at 9:26am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Sputnik: Is it possible in Windows Explorer? I see this only on the Desktop (Win8.1).
XYplorer - Apr 21 at 9:39am Copy Link
Sputnik @ Donald Lessau

Yes it is possible directly in Windows Explorer of Windows XP and also of Windows 7 with a special tweaking.
Apr 21 at 9:41am Copy Link
Donald Lessau OK, thanks for the info. However, I'm afraid I don't plan to add this.
XYplorer - Apr 21 at 9:44am Copy Link
Sputnik @ Donald Lessau

Could you give me the reason why you don't plan this please ?
Apr 21 at 9:50am Copy Link
Heidi-Ann Kennedy Don't have no need for this offer. . . but you do, and highly suggest you get on-board with the best file manager that is constantly improved and updated.

Oh I don't need this because I already have a lifetime license.

BTW: Thanks Mr. Lessau for you outstanding product and service.
Apr 21 at 10:08am Copy Link
Flo @ Heidi-Ann

Why do you feel that this is the "best file manager"? Not trying to be confrontational, just curious.
Apr 21 at 10:52am Copy Link
Javier Gil In my case, I already own a lifetime license Xplorer2, which is also a very good program, but I find Xyplorer so good that I'm tempted to buy a license! :)
Sometimes I watch people on youtube moving files using the default windows file manager, and I feel really sad that they've never seen a dual pane. Or other moving files to their desktop because they have no way of marking or adding a tag to a file (both Xy and X2 have file tagging systems, as well as color codes, which, trust me, make life so much easier!).
I also see a lot of people opening up programs just to see what a .gif file looks like (they don't know what an internal file viewer is).
If you already use a good file manager (and Xy and X2 are really on the very top of the list), please get one!
Apr 21 at 11:43am Copy Link
Gregg Holbert XYplorer Rocks - I use it everyday and learn new capabilities often. I am sure I am using only 10% of the product but am glad I bought the Lifetime deal back on Dec. 2, 2013 !!! It is one of the first things I install on my new/re-imaged devices. I now cringe everytime I am limited to the Microsoft File Explorer.
Apr 21 at 11:50am Copy Link
Shawn Murdock @Heidi-Ann and others,
This has been the single best purchase I have made and that was several years ago.
The product is alive and the support is excellent as is the online community. Some of my suggestions have made it into the actual product.
This file manager, with all of its options, has replaced dozens of other little programs I used to use during my daily activities. I dont need program launchers or docks anymore. I dont need file sync'ers anymore. I dont need photo or music browsers anymore.
This program is so customizable that you can tailor it to be as simple or as complex as you need. You can make your own toolbars, menus,
The scripting make management so easy. There is just so much in this one product.
I searched for years for a file manager; I also did not want to spend money with so many free options out there. Each one had a great feature but none of them had enough to get my buy in.
Then I saw this deal. I have never regretted it.
Apr 21 at 11:51am Copy Link
Mike B I also have a license for XYplorer, and it is the file manager I use all the time. There are many power users on the forum that use the scripting for all sorts of tings. However, I don't. I haven't found anything that compelled me to turn to scripting yet.

The features that I find I use the most from XY:

- a great file find capability
- the 'catalog' for quick access to important folders
- colors to highlight recently created/updated/modified files and directories - I'm amazed at how much I miss this when I get thrown into an Explorer-based dialog for opening files.

The support in the forum is fantastic (though - like any software - sometimes the answer will be "no, it can't do that"), and the developer continually publishes updates with bug fixes and new features. I mean crazy continually - I honestly don't know how he keeps it up.
Apr 22 at 2:08am Copy Link
Mappi75 @Daniel Gaudet

Thats funny i have the same Programs like you:

XYplorer (lifetime)
xplorer² (lifetime)
Directory Opus 10 PRO (five user) and upgraded to 11 PRO (five user)

I like them all, in Opus 11 i found a real problem:

copying from my pc to my Synology DS213+ NAS takes 10-20 times more time then copying with the windows 8.1 explorer.

I have not tested the last two DOpus Builds..but it think the problem ist still not gone..
Apr 22 at 2:09am Copy Link
Li User With x2plorer asking for more money for last version, I decided to look at another files manager.
I knew already XYplorer but these last years it had so much improved that I was amazed.
I'm managing a lot of images and was using XnView MP to browse them. No more image browser needed: XYplorer manages perfectly - and fast- thumbnails. How to edit the images ? Some script and IrfanView or Imagick (with command line management) and you can crop/resize your images INSIDE XYplorer.
All shorcuts to directories allows drag&drop files. There is a ton of good ideas (intelligent files tree !) and the scripts are very powerful.
Some options I like: favorite files, undo action, very handy coloring files, very intuitive navigation, manages different programs to open a file...

The not so good: script language is not very intuitive. You have to learn to understand how to use it.
No FTP managing.

At last: the program is in constant evolution with new interesting features - the programmer has more imagination than me - and no bugged final version. The exchange script forum is very useful without bloat.

As you understand, I like it very much. And the price is a gift for such a tool.
Apr 22 at 2:20am Copy Link
Mappi75 addition to my post above:

I was a long years user of SpeedCommander it was like TotalCommander with more likeable optics and feeling in control with the mouse.

But the every 1-2 years new upgrade fee was to expensive.
With SpeedCommander Version 15 they introduced a PRO Version - witch cost much more.

And this was my end of the love story to SpeedCommander,
as a long time user you always want the greatest and biggest version and no light version.

So i can tell you:

The lifetime licenses are gifts!

Thats why i am still thinking about to buy TotalCommander (its has a lifetime license too)

Directory Opus for example is the most expensive program of all.
But the release a upgrade between 3-4 years.
Bought option like FTP or USB you have to buy only one time and can take it over to the new version.
Apr 22 at 3:36am Copy Link
Hourglass94 Is it possible to turn off the animation i.e. the graph when copying or moving files but still show which files are in progress rather than just the progress bar?
Apr 22 at 9:51am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Yes. You can turn off the whole progress dialog in Custom Copy/Move.
XYplorer - Apr 22 at 9:57am Copy Link
Pete Wilson I bought a copy back in 2012 and have been using it ever since. It's an amazing piece of software with features you'll really, not just a lot of junk that sounds cool but is completely impractical.

The program is updated on a regular and frequent basis and it's extremely stable. The File Manager included in Windows is positively useless compared to XYplorer.

You may think the price is high for a file manager, but it's the last one you'll buy and it's a Lifetime License so well worth that initial investment.
Apr 22 at 10:11am Copy Link
Lorraine Morrow As I said great piece of software have used it for years just a warning download and check that everything you need works with it because now nearly everything is 64-bit and this does not comply with some other programs to show images, I am very disappointed as for years I have used it for embroidery and now for me it does not meet my needs. I still stand by the fact the support is the best you could ask for.
Apr 23 at 11:25pm Copy Link

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