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What are people saying about xplorer² version 5.4!

Raymond Schappe I have been using this for quite some time and love it!! Fast, light and does what I want! A great piece of software!!!
Jun 10 2009 at 4:02am Copy Link
Peter Ottffa is it lifetime updates,if i buy this at this price
Jun 16 2009 at 11:10am Copy Link
pp br When ordering from the zabkat site, it is possible to purchase an xplorer² portable edition (bundle) option, to have a portable version of the software (this is an extra 10$).

Can I get this as well in the bits du jour deal?
Jun 16 2009 at 6:58pm Copy Link
pp br OK, I got my answer, 50% off the price applies only to the software. Lifetime upgrades as well as portable version options can be added at full price.
Jun 16 2009 at 7:03pm Copy Link
nikos x2 the 50% deal is just for the main program. You can buy additional extras if you tick the relevant order page boxes but they will be charged at full price
Jun 16 2009 at 7:05pm Copy Link
Jean-Louis Jelpy Quick questions as a long time Total Commander (TC) user interested in newer capabilities of xplorer²:
- what can Total Commander do that xplorer² does NOT do: I really need FTP transfer but not only
- what can xplorer² do that Total Commander does NOT do; major difference I see is integrated file content preview: PDF, images, etc.something that should decide me to get it if xplorer² does not lack major TC functionality (I don't want to run 2 programs; enough are concurrently running already)


Jun 16 2009 at 7:58pm Copy Link
nikos x2 Jean-Louis, I would say that both TC and x2 can do the same things but xplorer2 should be more straightforward to use. Last time I compared the programs I found xplorer2 had the edge in performance, see:

since you are a TC user and I'm not, have a look at these demo videos and see for yourself if x2 has got any extra tricks for you:
Jun 16 2009 at 8:30pm Copy Link
Mystified Bythis site Can someone enlighten me. First time at this site and can't find any clear statement as to what happens. So far I've paid for Xplorer2, but as to the next step ?

All I've had so far is an email saying that it could take up to 12 hrs to process my order. I've been given no indication of whether I'm supposed to download the program from this site or the developer's site? Or what the 24-hour deadline means. Is it 24 hours to pay for and download from this site, or just to pay?

So many questions.... any help much appreciated.
Jun 17 2009 at 3:10am Copy Link
John H Tried the trial, looks great.
Will my purchase work with the 64 bit version?
Jun 17 2009 at 6:31am Copy Link
A User After you pay you should receive an email from the credit card processor and then Zabkat (the developer) with your user registration key to tell the program that you own a license.

Download xplorer2 from the web site.

Unfortunately, the credit card processor here is Plimus, which has a history of unfortunate, loooong, and failed processing--and indifferent and fatuous customer support.

On an order some time ago, it took almost two weeks before they told me that they couldn't authenticate me, even though they had immediately taken the money from my account.
Jun 17 2009 at 7:53am Copy Link
okwhen okwhen This is not the 64 bit version. Is the 64 bit version available at this price.
Jun 17 2009 at 10:38am Copy Link
Mark Hill You can download the 64-bit version from:
It installs and runs very well. A great buy!
Jun 17 2009 at 11:10am Copy Link
Software Guy What is your upgrade policy? Also, what does the licensing allow - all single user computers, or Desktop plus laptop, or other? Thanks!
Dec 11 2009 at 1:45am Copy Link
nikos bozinis you can read about the upgrade policy here:

the licensing is quite liberal, it counts users not computers, so 1 key is good enough for all the computers you have exclusive access to. See Help Licence agreement for more details
zabkat - Dec 11 2009 at 8:53pm Copy Link
Good Guy Does this offer include the lifetime updates? If not, how much will it be to include that and is it also discounted?
Dec 12 2009 at 5:45am Copy Link
nikos bozinis the discount is only for the main program. You can add any other extras like the lifetime upgrade but at normal cost
zabkat - Dec 12 2009 at 6:20pm Copy Link
Raymond S Just my $0.02...

I have been using this for quite some time and would be lost without it!!! Now when I am at a computer that does not have xplorer2 on it and have to use MS File Explorer... I really realize just how much I appreciate xplorer2!!!!

Dec 13 2009 at 12:00pm Copy Link
Drake Malliard This is a very good file manager, except for the unattractive icons and colors. The interface is frankly an eyesore. If looks do not count, why use a GUI at all?! To the developer: Maybe you should atleast allow the user to change the background of the toolbar area to blue.
Dec 15 2009 at 12:42pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis xplorer² stresses function over form but there are a number of toolbar skins available here:

you can even make your own skin!
zabkat - Dec 15 2009 at 4:12pm Copy Link
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Dec 17 2009 at 8:57pm Copy Link
Paul B Discount page is not showing discount. It come up £19.61 which is roughly $29.95 and not £9.22 which would be nearer $14.95
Dec 17 2009 at 9:54pm Copy Link
Paul B I now see that when you click next it shows the discount..
Strange why the payment provider does not show the discount on the initial page.
Dec 17 2009 at 10:35pm Copy Link
Guy Simmons I use a freeware *4* pane file browser (fully configurable 1-4), Q-Dir. I now cannot use anything less than 4 panes, 2 is not enough.
Dec 17 2009 at 10:46pm Copy Link
Bob S One very annoying aspect of xplorer2...

I have xplorer2 but find one aspect very annoying. I would like for files to be displayed by default in alphabetical order... unfortunately, I haven't been able to get xplorer2 to do this, despite instructions from the developer. As a result, files appear in some order (mostly alphabetical) but files that I may have used most recently are not alphabetized. As a result, I'm always having to click on the File Name Col. heading to alphabetize so that the file I'm looking for appears where I would expect. I'm considering switching to Directory Opus (although it is 3x more expensive).
Dec 18 2009 at 2:03am Copy Link
George Davis Does this price also apply to the 64 bit version? When I downloaded via the "Try before you buy" button, the installer told me that there is a specific version for 64 bit Windows (which I'm running).
Dec 18 2009 at 3:17am Copy Link
nikos bozinis the same license key can be used for both 32 and 64 bit versions, you can have them both installed. For my liberal licensing scheme see further up
zabkat - Dec 18 2009 at 4:43am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response zabkat has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 18 2009 at 4:00pm Copy Link
Nick Kobe Hi Nikos!

Last night I purchased explorer2. Unfortunately, I somehow missed checking the lifetime update before finalizing the order. Is there any way that I can add it? Also, what is the mobile version?


Dec 19 2009 at 2:09am Copy Link
Marco De Luca I use xplorer² for ages and I love the program. I've tried many other file manager before but none comes close to it. I really recommend it.
Dec 19 2009 at 12:02pm Copy Link
Mike B @Nick Kobe:

You can purchase the lifetime upgrade assurance after the initial purchase here:
Jan 5 2011 at 4:39pm Copy Link
John Gee Been using this little gem for a few years now. I have xplorer² and PowerDeskPro and DirOpus. Xplorer² is my favourite.
Jan 5 2011 at 5:13pm Copy Link
Shankar A I have used the free version of this program for some time now. It does not support replacing the windows explorer, so that clicking on My documents or My computer will open xplorer. Does the full version do that?
Jan 5 2011 at 7:01pm Copy Link
Doug Atkinson @shankar, When I recently installed an update for Xplorer2, it asked me if I wanted to install it as a replacement for Explorer for system folders, so it seems that yes, it can replace Explorer. However, I didn't select that option, so I can't try it out to be sure...

I've used xplorer2 for many years and find it indispensable, and I know I don't even know all of the features it has. It seems I often download some little utility freeware, only to find later that capability is already built into xplorer2. The File search tool in Xplorer2 is one of my most used features, along with the file preview pane.

As with any type program, you're going to get used to doing things a certain way. Thus, if you currently use Total Commander (for example), there will likely be things in Xplorer2 that you'll wish operated differently.
Jan 6 2011 at 3:22am Copy Link
H. H. Hallo,
during testing xplorer the following questions occured there a possbility to keep automatically the original date of a
file / folder when moving to another partition or another disk?
(seems to be very important for me, total commander has this

2. when searching for duplicte files and checking "content" ist it a
binary comparison, so that it is absolutly reliable (very
important, when used as last instaqnce before deleting the
duplicate files?

3. does the option for renaming when filename already exists -
when copying or moving files - function properly?
(asking this because teracopy form codesector claimed to do
this too, but is very buggy and skips most of the files when
dealing a great number of files)

4. is there a way to keep the xplorer2 features when moving files
within the same disk / partition ??
when I tried to do this, a message (translated from german)
"ressourcesaving tranfers are only supported when source and
destination are port of the filesystem.
when moving files the destination must be on another drive -
this transfer will done wih normal windows-function, every
additional options and features will be ignored"

!!that can't be true!!?
shall I really loose the attractive opportunities of xplorer (e.g.
filtering, renaming when filename exists) only because I
want to move the files in another folder at the same disk and
not to plug in another drive???
or is there any opportunity to avoid this (without selecting
another drive)??

if not - will you change this in the near future (so that the
customer can decide if he prefers ressourcesaving or if the
additional features of xplorer are more important for him

5. when performing a search, what does the number field (
max.100) after field for name, before the checkboxes for
files/folders mean?
I read about fuzzty search in your manual, but I'm not sure,
what practical effects it has to choose different numbers,
it would be kind if you could give a short explanation

6. is there any limitation in the number of files displayed in the
search dialog (I'm asking this because search-gt had a
limitation of 5000 items in version 2.3, fortunately it is
unlimited now in version 2.4

7. can you say (only approxatemely how fast the search-engine
is in comparison to other non-indexing software (e.g. search-
gt, findonclick,..)?

8. when adding a comment to a folder, it ist not shown in the
comment-column and no popup info when driving mouse
over in xplorer - am I'm doing anything wrong?
the abiliy to add comments not only to files, but also to
folders would be very fine

9. may you consider to put a warning / prompting-message for
the command "Änderungsdatum abgleichen" ? -
I could imagine, that it could too easily happen,
that one may choose the command but didn't really intend to
put all files to the same date - and the danger for loosing the
original date
- which can be very important for sorting, finding,.. -
is very high without the need of a second prompting !
(for people who are sure, that they never will make a mistake
you may have keep the opportunity not to show a prompting
message by choice)

Thank you for answering the bundle of question within the time of bitsdujour offer and considering feature-suggestions in advance
with kind regards
Jan 6 2011 at 5:14am Copy Link
Mike B @H.H.

I hate to take this product discussion off topic, but I'm curious about your mention of Search-GT 2.4 - the product page for Search-GT mentions nothing since version 2.3 (from 2008). Do you have a pointer to more info?
Jan 6 2011 at 5:35am Copy Link
H. H: Hallo Mike,
yes I contacted the developer of search-gt autumn last year and he responded fast and friendly.
Unfortunately search-gt has not been developed further than version 2.4, although it is unbeatable fast at windows x.p - and that without indexing. The version available at ist version 2.4, although it is written version 2.3. I myself maide the decision to buy search-gt 2.4 although I had a free pc-worlt version 2.3 because of the improvements (unlimited number of results displayed) of version 2.4
I've tried many other serach-engines (non-indexing prefered), but no other was working as reliable and fast for me, so that I bought although I knew that there is no version for vista and windows 7 available until now.
I myself suppose (don't know, just an impression) - that the marketing of search-gt was not as good as the software itself, so search-gt seems to bevery unknown for most people ( really really a pitty, because more biuyers would probably have lead to further development)by the authour.
I read many tests about search- utilities - but hardly could find any mentioning search-gt. Also at many shareware - sites the software is not mentioned.
But for all people still using windows xp I my self would really recommend it
Perhaps bitsdujour may consider to offer it for xp-users later this year?

Hope that helped answering your question

with kind regards

PS. 2brightsparks findonclick also seems to be quite fast and can make more specified searches, but if not looking for a text within a file, just searching for file or foldername serach-gt still is my favourite
Jan 6 2011 at 5:53am Copy Link
H. H. Hallo Mike,
just additional hint:: download the version at and you'll see that it is already version 2.4 (not 2.3)
Jan 6 2011 at 5:58am Copy Link
Stephen Saks I've been using xplorer² for over three years. In a word - fantastic. Support from Nikos has always been prompt and helpful. $15 is great value.
Jan 6 2011 at 6:06am Copy Link
Albert C. I cannot buy through Plimus (MasterCard verify code returns code 403) and ShareIt doesn't recognize the bdj50 coupon. Please help! Thanks!
Jan 6 2011 at 8:40am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Albert, you need to use the 'Buy Now' link at the top the page, any other link will not work. You might want to try one of the other purchase methods on the second page, there's PayPal, phone, fax and more.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 6 2011 at 9:14am Copy Link
garp . For people that bought a license 3 years ago, do we already have lifetime free upgrades?
Jan 6 2011 at 11:08am Copy Link
garp . Never mind.
Got impatient and decided to go ahead and install latest -- it works with old code.

I will still buy another license for a new PC.
Jan 6 2011 at 11:14am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Just so I'm clear I'm talking about the page after clicking "Next" in shopping cart. It has a variety of payment methods in the dropdown.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 6 2011 at 11:26am Copy Link
Brent Price I purchased the program and I have my serial number but for some reason I can't get the program to register for anything.. can you please help? Perhaps I'm missing something..
Jan 6 2011 at 2:18pm Copy Link
J T After selecting my state from the dropdown, the page refreshes and the order form reverts to full price. Going to Next page does not fix it.
Jan 6 2011 at 3:17pm Copy Link
H. H. Hallo,
no answert from the authour himself to any technical questions? ist thatt a recommendattion? in older comments (2009) a good support was described, but what 's about it now?
with kind regards
Jan 6 2011 at 7:34pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis if you need answers to complex questions please use the forum or customer support page:
zabkat - Jan 7 2011 at 12:29am Copy Link
W T When does this deal go forward?
Jan 10 2011 at 12:57am Copy Link
W T So did this deal ever happen? And does anyone read this page and respond?
Jan 13 2011 at 1:12am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Yes it happened last week, unfortunately you've arrived too late to get it. All our deals have "I Want This" buttons on them. If you click them you'll get an email when they go live so you won't miss out again.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 13 2011 at 6:42am Copy Link
W T Nico: Huh. I signed up the day it showed up, my screen says "You and 238 people want this deal" with a green check box but I did not see an email of its outcome. It should have been to the email address I included for this post.
Jan 13 2011 at 7:19am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale W T - This all happened on the 6th, looks like you arrived on the 10th which was too late this time!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 19 2011 at 3:59pm Copy Link
Yu Ichi I don't know whose fault it is Xplorer w or the OS, but a large directory (7000 files or more) make easily Xplorer crash--easily. Otherwise, the very best there is.
Jan 23 2011 at 12:43am Copy Link
Mike James Now seems to be at version 2.
Can't wait for this!
Jan 1 2012 at 3:21am Copy Link
Roberto uhm, i have total commander, ztreewin, xyplorer, directory opus.. but at 50% ill give this a try.

thanks for this deal.

PD: when include the lifetime option, looks like to order from the vendor with the 25% discount its cheaper than buying with BDJ deal and the lifetime separately.

but i think the v1... was from 2004 until 2011
Jan 1 2012 at 6:54am Copy Link
Stephen Kunkel Highly recommended. I've never been sorry that I bought this software. Yes, v2 recently came out. I think the above screenshots are v1 though. I'd recommend getting the BDJ deal, then later down the road, get the 'life time lic upgrade,' which is $25 US. Also, there's a free Lite version, if you want to check that out. (Though I think it might be a 30-day trial of Pro, that defaults into Lite... Don't remember.) There is a very active forum too so you can ask questions. Lastly, there are some cool free tools that forum members have made, which enhance the usability of x2.
Jan 1 2012 at 9:13am Copy Link
Greg Hanson Can you use regex when searching for files?
Jan 1 2012 at 9:24am Copy Link
Roberto Lifetime is 40$...
Jan 1 2012 at 11:06am Copy Link
Gonzo I hope the developer can clarify the following:
xplorer² is licensed per user.
xplorer² may not be used at the same time on multiple computers.

If it's licensed per user, then the customer should be able to install in as many computers as he owns, so the second statement doesn't make much sense.
Jan 1 2012 at 11:36am Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens @Gonzo: Normally one person does not work with several compters at the same time, so it absolutely makes sense. It still can be installed on more than one computer, but you can only use one installation at a time.
Jan 1 2012 at 2:46pm Copy Link
Gonzo I'm sure I'm not the only one that finds it a bit confusing and that's why I asked for clarification...
Thanks anyway.
Jan 1 2012 at 5:38pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis xplorer2 is licensed per user, so it means that if you are the only user and have 100 computers then you only need 1 license.

Regarding the lifetime cover, it is not part of the promotion but you can purchase it as a bundle for the reduced price of $30, you will find a checkbox for that when you order
zabkat - Jan 2 2012 at 12:41am Copy Link
Brenda Adams I love the program. I bought Dec 18, 2009.
I want to upgrade to v2.xx. Can I take advantage of this discount offer for $14.97 and buy v2.xx Pro... as though I were a new customer? Worth full price to upgrade, but thought I'd ask before I purchase.
Jan 2 2012 at 7:52am Copy Link
Bruce Have been looking at XYPlorer and Xplorer2 off and on. Both look nice and have large feature sets.
This Xplorer2 deal looks promising.
I would love for the 50% discount apply to the lifetime deal as well.

(I confess to sometimes bewilderment at various vendors' multiple purchase options...)
Looks like:
- regular Xplorer2 = $29.95 Bits du Jour special = $14.95
- regular Lifetime extension = $39.95 (when ordered separately)
- Lifetime extension if bought with Xplorer2 = $29.95 (+ 29.95 = 59.90 bundled price)
So Bits du Jour special with regular bundle-price Lifetime would be 14.95+29.95 = $44.90 I guess.
It would be SUPER if vendor would offer the 50% on total bundle as an option as well.
Here is hoping.
Jan 2 2012 at 7:53am Copy Link
Roberto Hello Bruce, the vendor said about lifetime will be 30$. Then the BDJ deal will be the cheaper choice in both cases.
Jan 2 2012 at 8:01am Copy Link
Stephen Kunkel @Greg: I think it can use regexps for file content, but only wildcards for file/folder names... I don't often use them, so not sure. The PDF manual can be downloaded separately here:
And here is an excerpt from the manual:
"Regular expressions (“RegEx” in short) are used to find text that meets complex search conditions. You can use regular expressions to search text files and those non-text files for which Ifilters are installed on your PC. (We will use a common term, “text”, to mean the contents of all such files.)"
Here's an image of the Find dialog that I just made:

@Pricing: See the comment of Nikos Bonzinis, above, he is the developer/distributor. Sounds like you CAN get the pro liscence AND the "life time upgrade assurance" at 50% off, which I recommend.
Jan 2 2012 at 9:02am Copy Link
Joe M xplorer 2 v 2.0 is a good program. It has a lot of features, but I don't think it is as user friendly as other file managers I have tried. I have been using the trial version for about 10 days.

I also find that your online documentation is rather old. You need to update your manual so it reflects your new 64 bit version. I did download you PDF manual version It looks rather outdated.

Even though I have some issues with the program I will probably buy it at the 50% discount when it becomes available.
Jan 2 2012 at 9:40am Copy Link
Benny Edward Is it better than XYplorer?
Jan 4 2012 at 12:55am Copy Link
winton guy There is no Paypal Option. why? website says paypal supported, plimus says paypal supported too.
Jan 4 2012 at 1:01am Copy Link
Software Guy Definitely shows no paypal payment option. Looks like 14.97 plus 29.95 for lifetime support. Portable is an extra 9.95.
Jan 4 2012 at 1:49am Copy Link
nikos bozinis you can order with paypal but plimus won't accept it. In other words you cannot use paypal and get the discount today, sorry! Please use one of the other payment methods (credit card, bank transfer, etc)
zabkat - Jan 4 2012 at 1:51am Copy Link
Gonzo If I pay the extra fee for the portable version, do I only get the portable version? Or do I also get the regular version?

Also, if I get the portable and lifetime upgrades, do I have to request a new file from you every time there's a new version? (ie. submit a support request or something similar). This question came to my mind due to the fact that the Portable version is "watermarked" with the user's name and stuff.
Jan 4 2012 at 2:10am Copy Link
Software Guy A lite version is also available for free. The comparison feature matrix vs windows explorer and the full version can be found here
It is a nicely featured free version and might do the job for many users on their laptops and netbooks. A download button is located on the bottom of the page.
Jan 4 2012 at 3:03am Copy Link
Ralph Bressler I bought the program with the "portable" option. I got an e-mail saying I would have to WAIT a few days for my portable version to be compiled! WHY at all and WHY a few days? How about having some "compiled portable versions" on hand? What about a faster compiler? IT used to sometimes take us HOURS to get a program compiled but that was years ago on an a PDP-10!
Jan 4 2012 at 4:07am Copy Link
JT Newell Why does this say deal expired? I jut got the email this morning that the discount was available.
Jan 4 2012 at 7:01am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale JT - It's not expired! I blame those pesky gremlins again.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 4 2012 at 7:02am Copy Link
Roberto It works for me.
Jan 4 2012 at 7:04am Copy Link
Kenyon User I am not seeing the "bundle for the reduced price of $30" mentioned above.

The 50% discount is only being shown for the "main license" which is -$14.98

I bought version 1.x years ago and am still using it, so I think I simply need to get the "lifetime assurance upgrade", but a $30 bundle is cheaper than the normal price.
Jan 4 2012 at 7:05am Copy Link
Joe M Benny Edward asked, Is it better than XYplorer?

In my opinion it is much better. I bought the lifetime XYplorer here a few months ago. I have used it, but the more I do the more I don't like.

One feature I really like in xplorer 2 is that columns selection is more customizable then XPplorer. XYplorer is only a 32 bit program, but xplorer2 has a native 64 bit version.
Jan 4 2012 at 7:39am Copy Link
d d Very fine prog indeed, with Comments column being displayed (select by Alt-k) and Quick Search (Menu: Mark - Quick Search, but you can assign a shortkey of your own if you want) to search (by : yoursearchterm Enter within the command line) for files (or even better, filter: ditto but with shift-Enter then) by entries / codes in that Comments column, thus it's possible to do some project management with it, e.g. by entering codes like $a, $b, $abe, $abf, for assigning one file to several projects, to delegate a file to somebody, to encode envisioned further proceeding of the file, etc....

But there is no way to close the Comments dialog (Alt-z) again, preserving changes, but clicking on the ok button with your mouse, which is not handy at all if you use this "tagging" feature again and again, always changing / adding / deleting "tags", upon proceedings with the files in question.

There's Escape, control-F4 and Alt-F4, which all close the dialog, but WITHOUT preserving the changes you've made, and Enter, control-Enter, shift-Enter and alt-enter all insert an unwanted line within the dialog, instead of closing it; a second alt-z does nothing, not working as a (possible) toggle.

Could you add such a feature for keyboard-driven closing of the dialog, please? Or is there a trick that does it already?
Jan 4 2012 at 7:45am Copy Link
Avi S I just purchased xplorer2 here and I am very pleased. Although I did already purchase the extremely flexible, customizable and powerful xyplorer when it was offered here a couple of months ago, I was nevertheless very disappointed with xyplorer when it came to shell integration. Specifically, whenever I copied/moved files within xyplorer, it insisted on invoking the standard (and poor) Windows copy dialog, rather than using my installed third party tools (supercopier2, teracopy); and after inquiring with xyplorer's support I was simply told that it's not supported.
On the other hand, xplorer2 shines when it comes to shell integration. First of all, file operations do indeed use the installed supercopier/teracopy handler. Additionally, it has an option to configure Windows to open all shell windows by default with xplorer2 (that is, I don't need to specifically launch xplorer2; I can work as I normally do, by simply pressing Windows-R for the run dialog, typing in the name of the directory - say, c:\temp - and then the directory immediately opens up within xplorer2).
My only gripe so far regards the keyboard customization window. In xyplorer the keyboard customization window was generously sized and easy to navigate, presenting hundreds of possible actions in a well organized format, and even providing a button to print a "cheat sheet" of all existing shortcuts and their corresponding actions. In xplorer2, in contrast, the keyboard customization window is *tiny* and not even resizeable (it actually looks like a relic from Windows 3.11 days). It is very difficult to locate relevant items, and the options are significantly more limited than xyplorer (for instance, xplorer allows assigning separate keyboard shortcuts for "copy filename to clipboard", "copy full path to clipboard", and "copy just the folder path to clipboard". In xplorer2, as far as I can tell, there is only a single option to copy the whole path). So, if you xplorer2 guys are listening, I would very strongly recommend that the keyboard customization component be revamped: (1) A bigger resizeable window for navigation (2) Ability to do a search to find the action item I am looking for; (3) ability to output a cheat sheet; and, most importantly, (4) to provide more options for keyboard shortcut actions, in line with the flexibility that xyplorer has, most specifically regarding options for copying to clipboard.
Nevertheless, all in all, this product is Highly Recommended!
Jan 4 2012 at 8:17am Copy Link
Lupke Brother @ Benny Edward "Is it better than XYplorer?"

This allways depends on your personal needs. Read a lot of reviews like the ones above and try them both. Xplorer2 is a good tool, but what I don't like about it is that xplorer2 uses Windows Explorer’s built-in file operations. Most other tools use their own file operation system. Correct me if I'm wrong. XYPlorer has a one time fee with a lifetime license (pro version) and a free portable version. Both tools have good support, but I prefer the very responsive and very active developer and support forum from XYPlorer. I'm not saying xplorer2 does not have this ;-) But in the have to figure out which one matches what you do the most and buy that one. You'll do great with both I believe.
Jan 4 2012 at 8:41am Copy Link
Ennovy Added to my file manager collection ;)
Couldn't resist being that cheap!

When will the manual (PDF file) be updated to version 2?
Jan 4 2012 at 8:44am Copy Link
Bob Horton I'm at the checkout page now and it seems that the total price if you buy the lifetime upgrades is $44.63, not $30. I thought I saw the developer say earlier in this thread that you could buy hte "bundle" for the discounted price of $30. Did I misunderstand or is the price wrong at checkout (note that it is reflecting the discount on the product itself).
Jan 4 2012 at 9:31am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Bob, Ken

At first I didn't understand the confusion, but reading back through I see. I believe what Nikos means is that you can purchase the lifetime OPTION for a reduced price $30, and add it to the cart on top of our $14.97 promo price for the base program.

In other words, our $14.97 + the reduced $30 lifetime upgrade IS the bundle.

Still an amazing deal :)
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 4 2012 at 9:37am Copy Link
Michael Crosson Are there any deals for existing customers who wish to buy the lifetime upgrade option?
Jan 4 2012 at 10:02am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Nikos

Please correct me if I'm wrong :)
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 4 2012 at 10:06am Copy Link
Techtoysavvy Yes, Nikos please clarify.
I purchased a copy of version 1 a while back. I was planning on buying the v2 package deal if it was $30. I really just need the lifetime option. Is there any deal on that? It does not make sense for me to buy the combined deal for $45.
Jan 4 2012 at 10:53am Copy Link
nikos bozinis as I said earlier, the lifetime cover is NOT discounted today. If you don't want to spend too much why not just buy v2 for $15 today and worry about upgrades in the future? Another option (if you already own v1.x) is to just purchase the lifetime cover for $40, but you can buy that any day of the week :)

so to recap today you save $15 buying version 2. If you buy the lifetime cover as a bundle you save a further $10 off its regular price, for a total of $45
zabkat - Jan 4 2012 at 11:22am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson Thanks for the clarification Nikos :)

There it is folks, I think we can leave off this particular discussion now and leave the conversation thread free for other questions and comments.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 4 2012 at 11:55am Copy Link
Benny Edward @Joe McCormick
Thank you for your comments. I am trying xplorer2. looks good:)

@Lupke Brother
Thanks for the brief comparison. Surely I will grab this one today.
Jan 4 2012 at 12:27pm Copy Link
Thomas K @Nikos: great software and it seems also a great offer, but ...

1) I own a PC and Laptop ... can I use the software on both or do I need 2 licences?

2) Is the 12 month upgrade inclusion only for major releases (v3, v4 etc) or minor (e.g v2.1, v2.2 etc) or even for any bugfixes ?
Jan 4 2012 at 1:30pm Copy Link
Simple User @Nikos, the offer sounds great and my experience with the lite shows its a must.

But I still have two questions to the policy description:
1) it says upgrades will be free for 12 months - does this purely refer to a full new version (i.e. explorer2 v3) or minor upgrades (e.g. v2.1) or even also to patches
2) I own a PC and laptop -so do I need two licences or is one sufficient (these are non-multi user only purely me). Here I do not understand the description "...may not be used at exactly the same time on multiple computers."
Jan 4 2012 at 1:39pm Copy Link
Techtoysavvy Thanks. I just picked up v2.
Jan 4 2012 at 2:22pm Copy Link
Gonzo Apparently my last post got lost in the sea of questions, but I'd really like an answer, so I'll repost it:

If I pay the extra fee for the portable version, do I only get the portable version? Or do I also get the regular version?

Also, if I get the portable and lifetime upgrades, do I have to request a new file from you every time there's a new version? (ie. submit a support request or something similar). This question came to my mind due to the fact that the Portable version is "watermarked" with the user's name and stuff.
Jan 4 2012 at 2:42pm Copy Link
Software Guy Not having heard from the developer, here is how I read it straight off the order form-

the order for xplorer2 professional v2.x
Volume Discounts Available $29.95
Please consider the following optional extras. Just tick the relevant box below to add one or more to your order. For more information click on a
optional extras
free lifetime upgrades assurance $29.95
portable version upgrade (single user) $9.95

so as I see it, you should get the installed version PLUS the portable which only makes sense - why need to plug in your usb to your main use machine - seems redundant. It is an EXTRA..
Jan 4 2012 at 5:36pm Copy Link
HJ B Does the developer have any comment upon the question of whether de-installation of this application will restore the operating system to its prior status?
Jan 4 2012 at 9:04pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Five minutes to possible (recommended) extension ... we have so many comparisons to make, calculations, run through test mode.

Jan 4 2012 at 11:54pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response zabkat has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 5 2012 at 12:00am Copy Link
James Kenney OK, just bought it and will add it to my toolbox, now I only need to complete my collection! :-)
I got the lifetime and the portable addons.

Just to be sure...
After my three portable version are used up, I have to order another $9.95 portable edition, and that will get me another three copies???
Or does the $29.95 lifetime license get me lifetime upgrades to the portable editions also?
Jan 5 2012 at 12:22am Copy Link
nikos bozinis further clarifications on the licensing:

1. xplorer2 is sold per user. So if you are just yourself and own 10 computers, you only need one license

2. the portable edition is something EXTRA you buy, and you get both it and the 'normal' version -- you paid for both! The portable version isn't covered by the free lifetime upgrades warranty, see here for more information:

3. Upgrades are guaranteed free for 12 months but usually your free upgrade period stretches much longer (7 years for version 1.x!). However you may be asked to pay at any moment after the first year, unless you also buy the free lifetime upgrades cover.

if you have any more questions you will reach me quicker using the contact form:
zabkat - Jan 5 2012 at 12:25am Copy Link
Jim Ganw Any possibility of accepting PayPal as payment for this promotion? The site will accept PayPal when purchasing at full price. Other BitsDuJour vendors' specials accept PayPal, why not zabkat?
Jan 5 2012 at 6:37am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Jim

This has already been addressed above, but the thread is getting a little long so I won't force you to search for it :)

Anyhow, it's not BDJ or Zabkat, but actually Plimus (the payment provider) that cannot accept PayPal. Unfortunately there's nothing we can do about it for this particular promotion.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 5 2012 at 10:11am Copy Link
Jim Ganw If that's the case, then why can it accept PayPal when you order directly from Zabkat site?

Sorry for losing a sale.
Jan 5 2012 at 1:59pm Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Jim

If by 'it', you mean Plimus, it can't. PayPal is an alternate option on the Zabkat website, but it is not an option via Plimus on the Zabkat website. It's a little confused I know. This is a recent decision by Plimus and one that has more than a few people frustrated, but there's not a lot we can do in the middle of a promotion.

Sorry for the inconvenience. Note that we're aware of the problem and looking for workarounds.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 5 2012 at 2:05pm Copy Link
David Duberman Does xplorer2 have an in-tree folder-size display for all folders a la ExplorerXP? Don't think so, but if I'm wrong, I'll buy it.
Jan 5 2012 at 2:05pm Copy Link
Joseph Terry I have version [Unicode] x64 purchased on 9/19/2011 -- is this an upgrade to 2.? and if so am I entitled to a free upgrade? When I hit "check for upgrades" the x2 website says I have to pay $29.xx for the upgrade?

Is this a substantial upgrade from
Jan 5 2012 at 2:06pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale More on the Plimus PayPal issue.
Plimus is making some changes as to how they integrate with PayPal and have some new features rolling out in about a month. We're watching this closely as other Plimus vendors that we feature might be affected, but we expect it'll all be resolved when that rollout happens.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 5 2012 at 2:09pm Copy Link
Joseph Terry I was able to do the upgrade from x2 website by downloading and installing it over my current install.

I love x2 and can't imagine not having it. It does more than I need and what I do need it does effortlessly and comprehensively.

It is so comprehensive that I feel compelled to read the .pdf to learn about the functions I don't use... but I do agree that the current .pdf needs to be updated ASAP.
Jan 5 2012 at 2:29pm Copy Link
Louis H The Plimus PayPal issue shot this deal down for me. I recently had to cancel my card due to a suspicious charge that I could not account for and won't have a new card for a few more days. I have Pay Pal set up for bank transfer and simply not willing to do so via another system at this point in time. Nonetheless, it's a nice utility and hopefully one day such a deal will reappear here at BDJ.
Jan 5 2012 at 3:03pm Copy Link
Jim Ganw Still don't understand why you consider this a Plimus issue? It's a BitDuJour issue. Why would you create a deal whose point is INCREASE sales for a vendor, not reduce sales by limited payment options. And the basic question remains unanswered:
The Zabkat site offers the following payment options:

Why aren't these same payment options available for the BTJ sale?
Jan 5 2012 at 3:45pm Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Jim

There's nothing we can do in the middle of the promotion. End of story. As Nico already stated, we are aware of the Plimus situation and awaiting resolution on their end.

As to why we can't offer 4 discrete payment options on Bits... there is a complicated, convoluted set of answers absolutely inappropriate for this comment thread :) I understand that on the surface it probably seems simple, but believe me, it is not.

BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 5 2012 at 3:53pm Copy Link
Roger Thomasson Folks, just want to pause to thank you all for making this the most successful xplorer² promotion ever on BDJ! We've already smashed previous sales records and this is with over 8 hours left on the clock.

And most of all, thanks to Nikos for bringing us this exceptional title!

BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 5 2012 at 3:57pm Copy Link
Emil Kucera Niko said "if you are just yourself and own 10 computers, you only need one license"

My desktop is 32 bit, laptop 64 bit. I am the only user - would a purchased licence work for both downloads?
Jan 5 2012 at 4:56pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis yes, the same key will unlock both 32 and 64 bit versions
zabkat - Jan 5 2012 at 8:41pm Copy Link
Wally L Q1. Have you now added the ability to buy the program as a gift for other people, or, to buy and register the program in a name slightly different to what is on your credit card?

Q2. Now that there is Version 2 of this excellent program is there also a version 2 of the portable version?

A friend of mine tried to post similar questions but they dont appear here at present so as I'm very interested I thought I'd ask too
Jan 5 2012 at 11:17pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi Folks,

And I actually purchased ver 1 a while back and let it sit (there are a few excellent file managers out there and I am used to Total Commander). However I will probably take 2 and try to push it into normal use, as I can see some very nice features and dedication, with nicely implemented tabs, saving of configurations and various other goodies.

I had to search around a bit to find a good pic of side-by-side dual pane, found it in the synchronization tips video. I ferget which of the two similarly-named programs resisted dual pane for awhile, so I wanted to see the pic.

Your forums, video, look-and-feel esthetics and dedication are note-worthy. The best type of Bits are these 100% sound companies.


Jan 5 2012 at 11:46pm Copy Link
Louis H @ Jim Ganw

As an FYI...

I could not access PayPal as an option from either the BDJ link nor the direct link at Zabkat. So AFAIK it is indeed a Plimus issue and not specific to BDJ.

Pay Pal issues aside, I still appreciate all that BDJ and many of the vendors do to bring us really great offers. I missed this one, not due to anything on the part of the vendor or BDJ, but I know that each day brings an opportunity for picking up other great deals on a wide variety of software.

So thanks again to BDJ and Zabkat for this one. I do hope it comes around again soon!
Jan 6 2012 at 3:35am Copy Link
Jonathan Plutchok This has been my favorite file manager for seven or eight years at least (see my old review of an earlier version in http://jonathanstoolbar.b...vered.html ). After all these years, I have still barely scratched the surface of its capabilities. Xplorer2 won a European shareware award a few years ago, too. I say grab this deal while you can.
Jul 30 2012 at 5:03am Copy Link
Elizabeth Bright This looks like a great tool and the portable capability of the ultimate edition is even more of a hook. However, if it's a portable version, why do I need to pick a 32 or 64 bit installer? My work pc is a 64 but my home pc isn't. Does it make a difference which installer we download if really we're going to use it as a portable app? Thanks!
Jul 30 2012 at 5:54am Copy Link
Sputnik I have bought xplorer2 at the end of 2009 at the time there was only one shareware version of it (no Professional and Ultimate versions).

Could it be possible that the actual 50% discount applies to the lifetime upgrades which normally costs 39.95$ for the Professional version and 59.95$ for the Ultimate one at the discounted price of about 19.95$ for the Professional one and 29.95$ for the Ultimate one ?

Just to be much clearer, would it be possible for me to buy only this lifetime upgrades, Professional or Ultimate, when the sale will be active ?

Thank you.
Jul 30 2012 at 6:59am Copy Link
RCG This would be great if we could get the ultimate version with lifetime upgrades.
Jul 30 2012 at 9:35am Copy Link
nikos bozinis @Elizabeth: the ultimate version is both portable and installable, whatever suits you most, for more information see here:

this offer applies only for the main program, sorry no discount available for lifetime upgrades
zabkat - Jul 30 2012 at 9:57am Copy Link
Elizabeth Bright Hi Nikos, That page was actually what triggered my original question. The download installer requires you to pick which PC version you have. But what I'm not clear about is, does that choice impact the functionality of the portable version? If you install using the 32bit, will it be able to work against someone else's 64bit? or something like that? Thank you.
Jul 30 2012 at 10:58am Copy Link
RCG Nikos, thank you for your quick reply. Shame about the lack of lifetime upgrades - I think I will stick to Directory Opus on this occasion.
Jul 30 2012 at 11:15am Copy Link
Danny ?
Jul 30 2012 at 1:11pm Copy Link
Software Geek If I buy this version can I upgrade to the Ultimate version?
Jul 30 2012 at 2:37pm Copy Link
Sputnik @ Software Geek

At the beginning of the description we can read this :

"Today we're offering both the Professional and Ultimate versions of xplorer²!"

So you will be able to buy the Ultimate version without the need of buying first the Professional version and then upgrage to the Ultimate one.
Jul 30 2012 at 4:52pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis the ultimate version becomes portable as such: first use the installer to unpack the files anywhere (e.g. on the USB stick), Then you have your portable version to carry around. There are more detailed instructions in the page I mentioned
zabkat - Jul 30 2012 at 11:02pm Copy Link
Amit Hello,

It doesnt look that good - does it have skins, any links of them ?

How is it better than xyplorer ? what features if any particualrly apart ?

And can the size of icons be any large and customizable too like in windows 7 explorer - or only some preset or upto a limit size of icons.

I am asking because i tried the free version and it didnt look that good.
Jul 31 2012 at 1:23am Copy Link
Avi S I purchased xplorer2 the last time it was offered in BDJ. It does have quite a lot of useful functionality, and it is, in general, a pleasure to work with. However, I have two primary issues with it (perhaps they have been corrected in the new version?):
1] xplorer2 holds file handles for external drives and prevents them from being safely removed, at least until the users explicitly switches xplorer2 to another drive. This is in contrast to Directory Opus, for instance, where Directory Opus hooks the request for Safe Remove and allows the drive to be removed, gracefully and automatically releasing the handles (unless it is actually in the middle of a file operation). I use many diskonkeys and external drives, plugging and unplugging multiple times per day, and xplorer2 makes this quite difficult, because in order to unplug I have to first seek out the relevant xplorer2 instance and then change it to another drive.
2] speed issues: with xplorer2, when I use the Run box to launch a directory with has several hundred files, there is a noticeable delay (several seconds) until xplorer2 comes up. Have other xplorer2 users experienced a similar delay?
Jul 31 2012 at 3:02am Copy Link
Jason Howard I have been using xplorer² for several years (I've also got xyplorer and dopus - but xplorer² is my first tool of choice).

As nikos said in his blog in June 2009, "Some people write to me to complain how dated xplorer² looks. Ok it is kind of spartan but it's a tool: "you don't put lace on a chainsaw" as one said."

"If you want your software cute and fluffy, use windows explorer — or get a Mac g; if you need a tool for precision file management use xplorer²."

I use xplorer² for what it does, not for how nice it looks. I want a file management tool - not a fisher price toy.
Jul 31 2012 at 3:35am Copy Link
Avi S @Jason - It says a lot for xplorer2 that it is still your first tool of choice, even though you also own dopus. When dopus was offered last month a question was posed on the BDJ forum asking what advantages xplorer2 might have over dopus, but there were no responses.
Could you please share what you find to be the advantages of xplorer2 over dopus?
Jul 31 2012 at 4:31am Copy Link
Adrian Williams I'm seeing MAC on the listing and receiving emails for MAC software but there's no reference to MAC on zabkat's website. I trust this isn't for a MAC. Please tell me otherwise as it was my 1st choice explorer on my Windows PC.
Aug 1 2012 at 1:59am Copy Link
John Gardner used xplorer2 on windows for years,

the Ad says it works on the Mac too - is this correct?

excellent news if correct - but can't see any reference on the zabkat site
Aug 1 2012 at 4:13am Copy Link
Jason Howard @Avi S - File managers are very much a matter of personal taste. But I will try to explain why (in my case), I prefer xplorer² - it came down to size, features & cost.

setup.exe size:
- xplorer2 Ultimate 64bit - 1.8 MB
- dopus 10 64bit - 40.2 MB

For example dopus 10 has just announced support for Windows 7 Libraries (in Apr 2011). This is a really important feature for me as I use libraries a lot. That's why I'm happy X² supported them in Nov 2009. dopus tries to cover a lot of ground, many features most people would never or rarely use. Which is probably why features core to the product or operating system get implemented years after the competition do it. Some features of dopus, I prefer to use dedicated 3rd party apps instead (like integrating Filezilla FTP into X² - instead of having a less capable client built in. For me, having a built in FTP Client or Slideshow program is just something else to take development resources away from what should be the core focus of a file manager. Do you need a clock radio on your bicycle?

In fact as I look at the changelogs - I get the feeling that a lot of effort is going into making dopus look "shiny" and "nice", and the changelog for X² much of the focus seems to be directed towards actual file management features.

The dopus support forums announce:

"Here's a quick recap of the year-and-a-bit between Directory Opus 10.0 and 10.1.
In total, we released 33 free updates, containing about 727 changes:"

Like this is something to be proud of. I realise some people view getting an "update" or a "patch" is like getting a free program and each update is "better value for money". The developers when trying to sell me on an upgrade from v9 to v10 of dopus, actually tried this metric - "look how many updates and bug fixes we have released over the years".

When it comes to cost, I have my own theories why dopus is so much more expensive than X² or xyplorer or total commander or....

To the users who agree that dopus is expensive - they say "you get what you pay for" - and I say, you are welcome to keep paying for it.
Aug 1 2012 at 4:58am Copy Link
nikos bozinis xplorer2 is NOT for Mac, just Windows (all versions)
zabkat - Aug 1 2012 at 5:00am Copy Link
_*_ Is there an upgrade path from this offer to lifetime updates? If so, what is the cost?
Aug 1 2012 at 5:44am Copy Link
Jason Howard lifetime updates -
Aug 1 2012 at 6:51am Copy Link
Avi S @Jason - thanks for your thoughtful writeup!
Aug 1 2012 at 7:38am Copy Link
Jason Howard @Avi S - something else I forgot to mention. Dopus is licensed per computer, whereas xplorer² is licensed per user, which can be a very significant difference if you have multiple computers.
Aug 1 2012 at 12:30pm Copy Link
_*_ Jason Howard, I am not sure if that is $40.00 for LT updates solely or does that also include the program as well?

The reason I ask is I can add the LTU to the cart without the need to add the program as well.

IF it is $40.00 for the program and LTU then buying here on Bits should reduce the LTU cost it seems.
Aug 1 2012 at 2:18pm Copy Link
DE User Hello,
will there also be a special upgrade offer PRO to ULTIMATE - I bought the PRO the last time on BDJ but unfortunately the ULTIMATE was not yet available.
Aug 1 2012 at 2:40pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis @M B
you cannot buy just the lifetime cover, but you can add it on top of your main xplorer2 purchase to get lifetime peace of mind (free updates)
zabkat - Aug 1 2012 at 10:19pm Copy Link
Danny There are apparently limited payment options. IDeal as payment option is missing!
Aug 2 2012 at 12:09am Copy Link
_*_ nikos bozinis, just so I am clear; in order to receive LTU I ned to purchase the program here for $15.00 then an additional $40.00 on your site for the LTU for a total of $55.00 (rounded); correct?
Aug 2 2012 at 4:27am Copy Link
Mary Wilson What is the difference between xplorer2 and xyplorer? Purchased xyplorer when they had it on sale the last time and am still trying to learn it?
Aug 2 2012 at 5:27am Copy Link
RCG Hi Nikos, I have to admit this whole thing about how to use this offer and get the lifetime updates piece of mind is rather confusing. I would probably be prepared to switch from DOpus for the luxury of lifetime updates. Are you able to provide a separate link for those of us who would be interested in purchasing xyplorer2 ultimate with lifetime updates. Cheers.
Aug 2 2012 at 5:41am Copy Link
Karl M. I was a user of xplorer2 version 1.x, but I felt a little bit cheated with the version change to 2.x without much difference.

That's why I changed to XYplorer and didn't regret this step at all.
Aug 2 2012 at 5:51am Copy Link
Aug 2 2012 at 6:08am Copy Link
Jason Howard If you want to purchase the extra lifetime upgrades - there is a checkbox on the first screen once you select Pro or Ultimate - marked "Optional Extras - Free Lifetime Upgrades assurance (save $10). Tick that box. As explained on this page:

Lifetime Upgrades-add to software price: ($29.95 or $49.95 for Pro/Ult)

Professional= $14.97+29.95 = 44.92
Ultimate = $24.97+49.95 = 74.92

If you don't get the lifetime license, and want it later, it will cost an additional $10 (ie. $39.95 or $59.95 for Pro/UIt)
Aug 2 2012 at 6:30am Copy Link
Long time User I've been using xplorer2 on a daily basis for years, though only the lite version. I don't really have a need for the paid features, but I bought this deal anyway, to support the developer of this excellent tool.
Aug 2 2012 at 6:37am Copy Link
A User I would like this but I noticed a problem with Demo Version.

If I try to copy files from x2 to a regular windows explorer windows over a network share and try to make a new folder. X2 hangs the whole process, I have to kill x2 to continue!

Looks nice, but with this bug, no buying for me!
Aug 2 2012 at 6:48am Copy Link
nikos bozinis I am not aware of any problems with copying. If you are using xplorer2 in elevated mode (to bypass UAC) this sometimes causes more problems than it solves. Just run xplorer2 normally without forcing yourself as administrator
zabkat - Aug 2 2012 at 7:22am Copy Link
Jon User Does xplorer2 2.1 support windows 8 or will you have to release a new version? If a new version is required will it be a free upgrade?
Aug 2 2012 at 7:39am Copy Link
nikos bozinis I have tested xplorer2 v2.1 with windows 8 (the public preview) and it works fine. You get free upgrades for a year anyway
zabkat - Aug 2 2012 at 7:45am Copy Link
Kimo S. Abe I am confused.

is it either pro or ultimate for the ridiculously low price of $14.97?
and the latest release of both?

Please unconfuse me.
Aug 2 2012 at 9:29am Copy Link
M W … never mind.
Aug 2 2012 at 9:34am Copy Link
Neil I'm a DOpus user (for two or three years) I've always been pretty happy with it. Some of the new GUI changes that came with the latest major version are a bit clumsier to me though. And I don't find the file searching as fast or convenient as my older shell, XYExplorer. And the cost is pretty high, including upgrades.

What would you say the strengths are for Xplorer2 relative to DOPus? (not saying you have to diss the program, just highlight things you think are better)?

Other more specific questions (I'm sure I can dig through the doc and find this, but if you can answer, it will help as I'm busy today and might otherwise miss the deal):

- Is there full regular expression support for filters and file searching?
- Any integration with indexed filename search, like "SearchEverything" (a great free program) or is it as fast as that?
- One of the features of DOPus very important to me is the powerful batch rename feature. How does x2 compare?
- Does a single license cover both a desktop and laptop (for one user)?
- Does it support any search and replace functions across files? (Right now I'm using ReplaceStudio for that but I don't like it's nonstandard regular expression syntax...I prefer the Pythonic (like PERL) style.)

I certainly don't mind having two or three shells installed in any case, so I might just buy it anyway (I still also have a lifetime license to XYPlorer which I sometimes use for file finding, though SearchEverything pretty much eliminated the need for it).
Aug 2 2012 at 9:35am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Kimo

That's the Pro version. You can select the Ultimate version via the "Buy Now" button above.

BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 2 2012 at 9:39am Copy Link
nikos bozinis @Neil, somebody else has replied this question a bit further up. I suppose all big (well known) file managers offer similar features and performance. xplorer2 is focused on minimum resource use so it is lighter on your system. Just try it for free and see if it suits you!
zabkat - Aug 2 2012 at 10:09am Copy Link
Stephen Kunkel FYI a long-time fan of xplorer2, Narayan, has historically kept an "unofficial" user manual going for x2. He just recently released the latest version
It's a pdf -- 449 pages!
Aug 2 2012 at 10:43am Copy Link
Software Geek Nevermind, was sent to another email.
Aug 2 2012 at 11:38am Copy Link
Mary Wilson Your link to the sight for comparisons was interesting. Unfortunatly, it is still very confusing in my mind. Not sure what to get at this time as it your chart really did not answer my question. Generally, the two programs look the same. Only major difference right now is that this is a easier program to use that XYExplorer. Went looking for upgrade history, but found nothing at your web sight to try and figure out if spending the money for the lifetime warranty is worth it. Do you have a version history somewhere on your sight?
Aug 2 2012 at 12:18pm Copy Link
Jeremiah Stover I bought a copy of pro last year - within the one year upgrade window v2.0 was released. The update email ended up in my spam folder so I did not update when it first came out. By the time I found the email it was over a year from the purchase date and I was no longer eligible to upgrade from 1.x to 2.x. I just talked with support and they said there is nothing they can do for me - so do be sure to pay attention to new releases and upgrade as soon as they come out.
Aug 2 2012 at 12:46pm Copy Link
Glenn Kelly GRK_Astronomer - Pro version is an absolute godsend for anyone who came from the long lost world of DOS and LapLink. Why futz with two windows when one can do the job? This program solves the Windows Explorer problem that has existed since Window 3.1. Nikos should be in redmond making more money.
Aug 2 2012 at 1:34pm Copy Link
j barton nikos,
how do you synchronize folders? i'm using SyncToy from Microsoft currently but hopefully xplorer2 can do a better job (?)
Aug 2 2012 at 1:34pm Copy Link
El Zippo Hello,

I bought xplorer2 about 5 years ago and use it every day, both at work and at home. I'm really happy with it. I didn't buy the life time upgrade though so once version 2 came out I couldn't upgrade for free. I'm thinking about upgrading but I'm having a hard time seeing what the big differences are between version 1.8.x.x and 2.1. Anyone who has used both and could please explain? Is it worth upgrading?
Aug 2 2012 at 1:35pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis to synchronize folders the easiest way is robust copy with overwrite if newer else skip options. See here for a demo

as for the advantages of v2, there are many, e.g. the flexible docking panes, the new details pane and much more. Also xplorer2 is constantly under development so the gap from v1.8 is going to grow and grow
zabkat - Aug 2 2012 at 1:49pm Copy Link
J Scott I know this is licensed by user, so maybe my question isn't really appropriate but I'm curious about Ultimate's USB-stick-ability. From what I have read it sounds like you install it to a USB-Stick at the initial time of install. Can you also actually install it to a computer too? (So you have one install living on a computer and the other on the USB drive?)

I have my home PC and a dual-boot netbook (Win 7/XP), for example, and wouldn't mind having xplorer2 on a stick when working on friends' or family computers. I assume since it's licensed per user and these are all my personal PCs (which no one else uses) this is all ok.. am I correct?

(I'll just add I also purchased this when it was on BdJ last, but not the ultimate version so I'm thinking for $5 more than just upgrading I can have 2 separate licenses.. might come in handy someday. :) )
Aug 2 2012 at 2:13pm Copy Link
Karl M. @ El Zippo:

I bought xplorer2 about 5 years ago too.

After the version change to 2.x I checked the new version, but didn't find remarkable differences. That's why I felt a bit cheated and didn't buy the new version, I changed to XYPlorer instead.
Aug 2 2012 at 2:19pm Copy Link
Joe M The website shows PayPal as a choice for payment. But when I go to choose payment types, I do not see the PayPal option.
What is the problem?
Aug 2 2012 at 2:23pm Copy Link
Edward Smith Maybe I am just missing it, and I would like to buy this product but can't find a way to use dual trees in dual pane view, and am not sure I would purchase this without it. Both Opus and Powerdesk have this but I can't find it in Xplorer.

I have used with this for 2 days now and like it very much EXCEPT for the lack of dual trees. Where is it?
Aug 2 2012 at 7:55pm Copy Link
Dave Revo PayPal Glitch?
I went to PayPal option, then it asked $44,
not price above. : - (
Aug 2 2012 at 8:19pm Copy Link
Rick Truell Elizabeth Bright: I noticed that nobody actually got around to answering your questions, so thought I'd take a stab at it...hope you're still around to see this :-) You asked:

"However, if it's a portable version, why do I need to pick a 32 or 64 bit installer? ... Does it make a difference which installer we download if really we're going to use it as a portable app?"

Yes, it actually *does* make a difference (a couple, in fact), and the main difference should be pretty obvious...the 64-bit version will not run on a 32-bit OS. But even though the 32-bit version will (or at least should) run on a 64-bit OS, there is a catch (and probably more than one)...any 64-bit shell extensions that have been installed will not be available in a 32-bit file manager. The reverse is also true...any 32-bit shell extensions installed (for use with 32-bit programs) on a 64-bit OS will not be available in a 64-bit file manager.

The basic rule-of-thumb is very simple: on a 64-bit OS, only run 64-bit software...unless there simply isn't a 64-bit version of a program you need. And if there isn't, e-mail the company asking why not...after all these years, there just isn't a good reason for there *not* to be a 64-bit version.
Aug 2 2012 at 9:24pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis for PAYPAL payments, just use the BUY button in this page, follow the screens, and somewhere you'll see the payment selection method, which includes paypal

regarding dual trees, that's not available, but you can set the one tree to follow the active pane, effectively sharing it. Use the tickbox in TOOLS OPTIONS menu, Window page
zabkat - Aug 2 2012 at 10:49pm Copy Link
J S The answer(s) may well have been mentioned above, but as I have less than 10 minutes before the offer expires I dont have the time to read them - yet, so I'll ask anyway in the hope of an answer in the next day or two:

I purchased the program on 7th January 2011 iNCLUDING Lifetime Assurance & Portable version totalling $44.85 USD which included a Christmas Bitsdujour discount of $15.00.

I received the initial portable version but so far had not asked for the 2nd or 3rd version to be made for me.

I dont recall seeing any email s to day that version 2 was out or that I could upgrade etc.

Q. Do I have to pay anything now in order to upgrade to v2 Pro or Ultimate versions?

- - - - - - - - - -
(2 minutes left before expiry of this promotion, and I humbly apologise for getting this email in so late into the promotion but I just got back from hospital.)
Aug 2 2012 at 11:58pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis the sale goes on for a 2nd day so there's no need to panic :)
If you bought xplorer2 with lifetime cover, then you can get the latest professional version for free. Please email the xplorer2 support. As for the ultimate, it is possible to get it through an upgrade path but it isn't available at a discount
zabkat - Aug 3 2012 at 12:17am Copy Link
Paul Francis Nikos,

I sometimes need to copy a dir+subdirs from a SharePoint 2007 site (in Explorer mode) to my local disk. The way it works is I Copy the Dir in SP07 (IE Browser) and then paste into Win Explorer. Is there a way to do this in any Xplorer2 ?
Aug 3 2012 at 12:41am Copy Link
Scott McEwan Xplorer2 Pro is an outstanding file manager with good support - if needed. I have used it for years and would not think of running a PC without it. Now using 64-bit version with Win 7. Keep up the good work Nikos.
Aug 3 2012 at 12:41am Copy Link
Rick Hsu I already purchase professional version and plus lifetime assurance.
If I want to upgrade to ultimate version. I need to buy new lifetime assurance for ultimate version?
Aug 3 2012 at 12:41am Copy Link
nikos bozinis @Rick Hsu please send me an email

@Paul Francis, sorry I am not familiar with this scenario, try a PASTE in xplorer2 and see what happens
zabkat - Aug 3 2012 at 12:59am Copy Link
Stephane M @Nikos, I have the same question as Rick Hsu so I will send you an email as well. Thanks!
Aug 3 2012 at 1:23am Copy Link
Mary Wilson As I went to bed, I purchased this, but you never sent me receipt or my code. What do I do now, as I can not find the confirmation number?
Aug 3 2012 at 3:35am Copy Link
Luther I have never heard of xplorer2. How does this program compare to Directory Opus, which I have used for several years?
Aug 3 2012 at 7:10am Copy Link
Steve Gledhill Does anyone know if the discount will apply to the renewal as well? Or maybe the offer will be repeated. I ask because I have recently (April) bought a licence and would buy another if I thought I'd get a discount next year as well.
Thank you
Aug 3 2012 at 7:49am Copy Link
James Bowater I bought v1 with lifetime support , only to find that it's only for use on v1 . Lifetime support is only for a particular version .
Aug 3 2012 at 7:55am Copy Link
Mark Johnson This is an excellent piece of software that is well worth the full price, and a steal at the price offered. I have been using xplorer2 for years, and feel the loss on a computer that does not have it.

@Luther - This is similar to Directory Opus, but is a little more dedicated to pure file handling than DO is. For example, XP2 has commands to manipulate a set of files in one pane into the other pane, has a much more involved (and faster) search than DO, and has extremely useful scrap (and mini scrap) panes for file searches and manipulation.
On the other hand, there are a number of things DO does better than XP2. It integrates with Windows more, looks better, and replaces several other utilities. XP2 concentrates more on Explorer replacement and file handling than the 'do everything' approach of DO, and costs much less than DO.
Aug 3 2012 at 7:56am Copy Link
nikos bozinis @James Bowater that's not correct. If you bought the separate lifetime cover for v1.x it entitles you to a free v2 PROFESSIONAL key (and beyond). It won't give you the ultimate version only

@Mary Wilson if you cannot find anything in the junk mail folder please send xplorer2 support an email
zabkat - Aug 3 2012 at 8:37am Copy Link
Luther As a followup to my question of how Directory Opus compares to xplorer2: Can the 2 programs coexist peacefully? I certainly don't want to kill DO just to try xplorer2.
Aug 3 2012 at 9:36am Copy Link
Karl M. Regarding lifetime license:

I purchased xplorer2 in 2005. At this time there was only one license type: lifetime.

But after that "fake" version change to 2.x I don't get any more updates.
Aug 3 2012 at 9:49am Copy Link
James Bowater When I d/l and installed v2 , it said I needed a new key ( although I had bought the lifetime cover on v1 ) .
Aug 3 2012 at 9:55am Copy Link
Edward Smith I find this to be a good program and reasonably priced. I just purchased 2 licenses despite Xplorer2 not having dual tree which I (and apparently a lot of other people from what I have read) believe to be important. I made this purchase strictly to support you as I will continue to use Opus because I like dual tree which is THAT important to me. I have tried to use scrap and mini-scrap and dual pane, but none work like dual tree. I hope you will consider adding this in the future. It certainly appears to be plenty of customers who have requested it on your web site.
Aug 3 2012 at 10:02am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale A big thanks to Nikos for keeping up with the comments, it's been busy! Glad you're all enjoying the deal.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 3 2012 at 12:02pm Copy Link
Peter C1 Hi Nikos,

I have been looking on your website etc for the following feature but haven't seen mention of it and hope it could be added in a future release and perhaps even added to a search field.

Selectable option to display Path & Filename & Total length (example: above or below 260 characters for local files or networking)
Aug 3 2012 at 12:33pm Copy Link
njf Been trying to buy Ultimate and pay with Paypal. Keep getting message from Paypal - Return to merchant and try a different payment method
We are not able to process your payment using your PayPal account at this time. Please return to the merchant's website and try using a different payment method (if available).

Why can't I pay with Paypal?
Aug 3 2012 at 12:37pm Copy Link
Edward Smith @Norman, FYI I just paid with PayPal, so at lease some sales are going through . . .
Aug 3 2012 at 12:41pm Copy Link
John M For what it's worth, I just bought xplorer2 Pro. I have also purchased Directory Opus and XYplorer. I went from XYplorer to Dopus. Dopus certainly had many features--and took forever to launch (unless you tell it to launch at startup, in which case Windows takes forever to launch!). xplorer2 is way, WAY faster! And it seems much more to my liking.
So, as far as an initial impression by someone who has purchased all 3, I would recommend xplorer2 far above the others!
Aug 3 2012 at 2:57pm Copy Link
Mary Wilson It has been over 24 hours and I still do not have my registration for the Ultimate version of xplorer2. As you requested, I have e-mailed your customer service with a request for my registration. I still have not received any sort of answer or acknowledgement of my request for information. According to your web site, Ultimate version has Priority customer service.. I see that payment is posted on my credit card, but I do not have my registration. Is there a problem that I do not know about?
Aug 3 2012 at 5:34pm Copy Link
DroidLuvr This really sounds like a great program, but any offer with "no return" or "no refund" policy at all is never acceptable IMO. The trial, especially here on BDJ, when the time is so limited (even with the extended day today) is not enough -- at least for me -- to evaluate a program, especially one that is so complex.

I don't understand any company that does not offer any kind of satisfaction guaranteed product.
Aug 3 2012 at 7:53pm Copy Link
IneedHelp DroidLuvr, I do not understand any user that expects to get a valid license and then have the possibility to ask back for the money. It's not like you're returning a teapot.
Aug 3 2012 at 10:00pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis @Mary Wilson I *did* reply to you so if you didn't get my email that may explain why you didn't receive the email with the key either! Please double check your spam settings
zabkat - Aug 3 2012 at 10:04pm Copy Link
BDJ Fan Would buy the ultimate version, if it came with lifetime updates.
Too bad this combination is not offered today.

It is not clear if I buy the ultimate for $24.97 and check the lifetime updates options, how much will I pay total.
It seems it will be $49.95, which is twice the promo price for the ultimate version.
Aug 4 2012 at 1:58am Copy Link
Avi S @John M -
Regarding startup time, my experience is exactly the opposite. If I type "dopus" at the command line, Directory Opus comes up within one second; however, if I type "xplorer2", the window does not come up for 5-8 seconds. That's a very serious lag.
Nikos - if the 5-8 second delay is abnormal, I would be interested in working with you to isolate the problem. For instance, is there a debug mode that I can enable which would provide you with information on the issue?
Aug 4 2012 at 11:54am Copy Link
Jason Howard @Avi S - I'd suggest that for matters relating to product support - you repost your questions in the xplorer² community forum.

(dopus loading quickly would be because it has been pre-loaded, and the required libraries etc are already in memory. As for a slow startup to xplorer² - check for drive mappings to network connections that do not exist - for starters). my xplorer loads in less that a second on all of my pcs.
Aug 4 2012 at 12:18pm Copy Link
thshdwknws . Ahhh! I missed the deal... bring it back :-)
Aug 4 2012 at 8:25pm Copy Link
DroidLuvr @ IneedHelp / zabkat: I find your comment to be rather inane, because at least 95-99% of the other vendors featured here offer some refund policy: anywhere from 7 days to a full year -- just look around the site and you will see I am not exaggerating (30 days seems to be the standard...)

I have made over 25 purchases here this year alone, and I have only had occasion to make one return (for a program that just didn't quite work for my setup and needs.) It was a problem that I couldn't possibly have discovered within a few hours' use; in fact it took me over 60 days of trying and working with the vendor's support department to find that it just wouldn't meet my needs -- the vendor had a 90-day return policy, and the return was cheerfully and immediately granted by the vendor! [Obviously, I knew that that by returning it, I would cease using the program and remove it from my computer when I received the refund...]

If you are truly confident in the user experience of your program, it seems your policy would include a customer satisfaction guarantee for a period of time longer than the single day of the offer.

Just my 2 cents... and the only reason I personally passed on your offer.
Aug 5 2012 at 11:45am Copy Link
IneedHelp DroidLuvr, nice story, bro, but do not mistake me for the developer. I am but a client. According to your twisted logic, every comment that favors some software must be posted by the developer from a different account, no? (and just in case you still think you're some smart ass, you can check the xplorer2 forum, where I am an active member using the same nickname).

But if I would be an independent software developer, by no means would I offer any refund policy. And that's not because I wouldn't be confident about the quality of my software, but because there's a lot of people that can take advantage of such an offer.

Also, you seem to be thinking that everyone here has just heard about of x2 and requires some time to get familiar with, thus a refund policy should be offered. Well, there are a lot of people that already knew about x2 and just waited for the offer.

You can keep your 2 cents for the next deal.
Aug 5 2012 at 12:28pm Copy Link
F.J. Garvin OK..Someone was going to ask anyway so I'll kick it off. I already own Pro. The cost to upgrade to Ultimate is $20. With todays deal, the upgrade diff is only $10. Can I somehow use today's deal to upgrade to Ultimate for the $10? Hey..just went through Christmas...who's got money?
Pro or Utilimate tho...its still a great substitute for Windows Explorer. And I checked out a lot of the alternatives. Here is the Wikipedia link to the comparison charts. You will see X2 gives you the most bank for the buck:
Jan 1 2013 at 6:59am Copy Link
Mark Johnson I have used xplorer2 for several years, and highly recommend it.
If you do a lot of folder/file manipulation, it will pay for itself in time savings in no time flat.
Jan 1 2013 at 10:26am Copy Link
PJ Harr Will the 'lifetime' also be discounted?
Jan 1 2013 at 2:26pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis Happy new year everybody!

This deal is only for the main product. It doesn't apply to upgrades or to the free lifetime cover. But you can buy more than one license at the discounted price.
zabkat - Jan 1 2013 at 11:22pm Copy Link
Dave Schmarder I'm also a pro user that would like to upgrade to the ultimate version. This is an excellent program!
Jan 2 2013 at 12:10am Copy Link
Karl M. Long time I was a loyal user of xplorer2 but the developer kicked me out. So I had to find an alternative and found XYPlorer a much better alternative.
Jan 2 2013 at 2:50am Copy Link
Mark Johnson For those Pro users wanting to upgrade to Ultimate -- if it has been over 1 year since you purchased your latest Pro license, there is no upgrade path to Ultimate (you have to pay full price). In that case, you might want to purchase the Ultimate on sale here.
Jan 2 2013 at 7:23pm Copy Link
Danny Yes, this is an excellent software application!
Jan 3 2013 at 12:11am Copy Link
Tomasz User Hello,

Last time I purchased on BDJ Pro Lifetime ver. Can I upgrade to Ultimate now? And how much is this?
Jan 3 2013 at 1:01am Copy Link
nikos bozinis this offer is for new purchases only, not upgrades. But contact xplorer2 support for a good deal on your upgrade too!
zabkat - Jan 3 2013 at 1:24am Copy Link
Carl Matteson Hello - I recently downloaded Xplorer2 lite. A terrific program and I want to buy the full version at the discounted price under this offer.

Your website indicated that the lite version had been upgraded to work with Windows 8. This offer indicates that the Xplorer2 version 2.2 on offer works with Windows 7 but fails to mention Windows 8.

Does this version 2.2 work with Windows 8?

Jan 3 2013 at 3:47am Copy Link
Roberto xplorer2 is an example of good sinergy features, works quite stable in my machines, lightweight, licensed per user, no silly activations...

i own another filemanagers but they are getting dust.
Jan 3 2013 at 3:55am Copy Link
winton G without buying lifetime, how much upgrades do we get? one year or all of version 2
Jan 3 2013 at 4:04am Copy Link
Stephen Hines Might be an amazing piece of software, but the publisher really should bring their website out of the 90s. It really is awful.
Jan 3 2013 at 4:22am Copy Link
Daniel Jones Can it be installed on all owned computers?
Jan 3 2013 at 4:23am Copy Link
Justin Cram Would like to make this purchase I used to use directory Opus all the way from Amiga days to the 2012 opus 10 is has become fluffy very user eye candy friendly simplified now-days its changed so much it's not the same power house it used to be! one thing i've been reading is the ability to have this in the special past menu make junctions or symbolic links if this is so i'm liking this already i used to be able to make my own menus in opus versions 8x and 9x but in 10x they re-wrote everything again frustrating and will not ever give GpSoftware one red cent again! i refuse i've paid for upgrades since the beginning if i can pay for a onetime lifetime that also interests me! i do have questions please, what is the difference between the ultimate and the pro versions? i seem to not be able to find a side by side caparison

Quick sumarry
Diff of your two offered versions

thanks Hi5
Jan 3 2013 at 4:28am Copy Link
Roberto ultimate.. in few words.. is a portable version of xplorer2 plus windows search integration.
Jan 3 2013 at 5:07am Copy Link
nikos bozinis
@Carl Matteson
yes xplorer2 works with windows 8 but if you don't trust me just install it and run it for free for a while :)

@winton G
you get free upgrades for a year, then you may have to pay more. The version you buy is yours to keep forever

@Daniel Jones
if you are the only user then you can reinstall xplorer2 as many times as you like

@Justin Cram
zabkat - Jan 3 2013 at 6:01am Copy Link
Binkie Boy When you say "direct access to many if it's more powerful features" do you mean "if it is more powerful" or "if it has more powerful"? And what does it mean?
Jan 3 2013 at 8:57am Copy Link
Mark Johnson @Justin Cram -- with xplorer2 you can create a folder junction through the copy/paste menu. Basically you copy a folder, go to where you want the junction, and do 'Edit - Paste special - Folder junction'.

however, you can do the same in dopus, through clipboard / pastelink. The target can be junction, hardlink, softlink, or relsoftlink. NTFS links are supported on NTFS on Vista and high OS, and are default when using those systems instead of junction.
Jan 3 2013 at 11:39am Copy Link
JW I assume - because it's not listed above or on your website - that you're not offering the Ultimate version with Lifetime updates as part of this BDJ offering? [Sorry! I found the answer to this later when I was purchasing] However, I did note that the prices quoted here are all excluding (the relevant) Taxes.
Jan 3 2013 at 3:13pm Copy Link
Dierk Have been playing with the "Ultimate" version of Xplorer today, including spending a fair amount of time looking at the various Video Examples.

App has a somewhat odd looking interface, and many more options than most users (self included) will ever figure out - or effectively utilize.

Still, there seems to be a lot to like here, and - primarily on the basis of the sample videos / help files, am placing an order for the Ultimate version, in the hopes that it will prove a suitable replacement for the no longer trustworthy PowerDesk (a long-time personal favorite).
Jan 3 2013 at 6:49pm Copy Link
Garrett Goyette I notice the ultimate version claims better large file handling. Does this mean that it will be faster than the pro in copying and moving files. Just wondering... as more Speed Better!!!
Jan 3 2013 at 8:18pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

xplorer2, Xyplorer and Total Commander are 3 generally superb products, inexpensive, good forums, etc.

(DOpus is good but more $ and many freebies like Free Commander are good on a less elegant level.) It is worth it to own at least one of the 3, and maybe more.

We discussed this on DonationCoder. I am used to Total Commander for its simple in-your-face dual-pane approach. (Which you can do with all the programs, ultimately) However I get nervous with TC on super large folders with multi-thousands of files. In my experience, xplorer2 and Xyplorer are very fine for that need. I will say that when I asked for a new feature (a date top-level sort on a multi-level sort that ignores the time) Xyplorer had my request in a Beta version in 2 hours !. That was impressive. http://www.donationcoder....ic=33470.0 xplorer2 did not have the feature.

However that being said, all three programs have strong pluses. I own this program too, from a while back, and am glad I have a license, for the pro, that nicely allowed the one-year update to 2.2. a couple of days ago.

So, I'll probably live nicely with what I have and then in a year or so consider going directly to an ultimate or 3.0 or something of that nature.

Since I am in the one-year I should check to see if there is some ultimate upgrade that is available .. today .. and why in the world I would want the ultimate anyway !

Jan 3 2013 at 9:13pm Copy Link
Watcher1924 Hi. Does the program support (or will support in the future) scripting, custom commands, user defined commands etc.? I don't really know what I'm talking about but I need to start using such features soon, so I would like to learn about any macros or advanced automation xplorer² may provide. Btw, any links about that?

Is there a lifetime license?

Where can I send you a funny comment about the program? (I don't know if it should be posted publicly because many people could misunderstand the meaning of it)
Jan 3 2013 at 9:15pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis Watcher1924, xplorer2 already supports custom commands etc. You can access the online support straight from within xplorer2 (see HELP menu)
zabkat - Jan 3 2013 at 11:42pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! zabkat has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 4 2013 at 12:11am Copy Link
TAPTRONIC Can this product be scripted / automated to run repetitive tasks?
Jan 4 2013 at 3:13am Copy Link
Amit I would like to have some help on some things not working for me in the ultimate trial -

1) How can I set size of files to be shown in my chosen format (the options on ultimate even are very limited) and not as much as opus. I want to use MB and auto as szie of fies shown in details view for files.

2) How can I print a list of folder contents / structure to html ?

3) I would like to save tags for some files and folders + also comments for files and folders - but comments for files cant be added - it gives just a sound (only comments are being added for folders here). Is there any way to export / store / print a list or file of these comments and tags also ?

Much appreciated if any help. thanks.
Jan 4 2013 at 4:28am Copy Link
nikos bozinis Amit, you can have sizes either in plain bytes or rounded to the nearest kb/MB depending on size. This is from TOOLS OPTIONS menu

to print folder contents you can use this trick

you can't change icon sizes from within xplorer2, but there are some tweak-UI kind of tools that allow you to do such things
zabkat - Jan 4 2013 at 4:53am Copy Link
Amit Hey thanks.

I really was looking for customized icons size - atleast 64 if not more, could any help be provided on how to get that going.

And any response for the tags and comments question.More than anything, a feature to export to a html / likewise file of all comments / tags added would be really great, if can be added / already somewhere there.
Jan 4 2013 at 5:02am Copy Link
nikos bozinis comments for files are supported, but there are a few windows gotchas there, see here:

once you have comments then you can do whatever with them, e.g. search for them or print them (see the trick I mentioned above)
zabkat - Jan 4 2013 at 6:09am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Happy new year Nikos! Great to have you back on BitsDuJour!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 4 2013 at 7:03am Copy Link
Guy User They add tax (= of the VAT % from the destination country). That's illegal !

If the product here in the US costs 14.97$, I suppose that's included with the US VAT tax.

So adding another VAT % from the destination country is not normal. This way one pays VAT 2x !!!!
Jan 4 2013 at 8:16am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ John

This is absolutely normal and absolutely not illegal. We don't expect vendors to subsume taxes applied by destination countries and nor should you.

We don't like VAT either, but we can't change national policy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 4 2013 at 8:25am Copy Link
Louis H John, in the US there is currently no automatically added on VAT tax for most folks who make a purchase online. So the price when stated in terms of US dollars is strictly the MSRP. When we do pay tax on something purchased in the US it is added on at the time of purchase. Just like the VAT overseas. Right now there is a lot that can be purchased online within the US that does not get a sales tax added on. (Our politicians on the state and federal level are working to try and change that.) :-(

The VAT,as I understand it, is something that is simply added on to any purchase made within the boundaries of a country that charges the VAT and the Vendor, nor BDJ has any control over that.

You are NOT, however, getting taxed double, as there is no US tax already added into the price as stated. If someone in the US has to pay a tax because of which state they live in, it would also be added onto the sale price as stated for today's deal.

Hope that helps....
Jan 4 2013 at 2:15pm Copy Link
Guy User I don't think you understand it. The price is tax included or not, whatever, but if a country in this case the US it can apply the VAT taxes for that product, the VAT taxes that are applicable in the US. A vendor from a foreign country has no right to apply the amount of VAT taxes that are applied for that product in the country of destination. Only a vendor that sells a product in a country to someone living in that country can apply VAT taxes to that product. Here the vendor is not situated in my country so he has no right to apply the taxes that are used in that other country.
Jan 4 2013 at 3:05pm Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @John

I don't think this conversation needs to go any further. If you really think that Plimus (the eCommerce provider) is doing something illegal I recommend that you take it up with your legislators .

Bottom line, we think you are misinterpreting both the tax and the law.

Feel free to email me personally if you come up with confirmed contradictory information, but in the meantime please leave this comment thread free for product-related questions.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 4 2013 at 3:10pm Copy Link
Sam Calabrese I am a *long* time Total Commander fanatic. I'm looking at xplorer² as a possible replacement or complement. I, too, have been having issues with TC on large (3TB) HDDs. Sometimes it hangs for up to 30 seconds before completing a command and refreshing. (To be fair, I haven't worked with Christian on this yet.) xplorer² looked like it is worth a try at this price.

FWIW, I had some hitches installing xplorer² ULT 32-bit on a 64-bit Win7 Ultimate PC. I was not able to paste the activation code into the control window. The 64-bit version works fine.

Nikos has been prompt in answering email - sometimes within a couple of hours. Very surprising with this promo going on. Good marks for post-sales support so far. :-)
Jan 4 2013 at 6:13pm Copy Link
David Vaughan Hello Nikos Bozinis,

I purchased the Professional version January 2012 so my year of free upgrades is about to expire. Not sure if you are enforcing the 1 year upgrade policy. If so, I might want to upgrade to Ultimate from within the program for $20 if this also gives me another year of "free" upgrades? If this method does not extend upgrades for another year, I will be better off buying a new license today via the BDJ special! Please comment.
Jan 4 2013 at 6:46pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis David, either way will give you a fresh 1 year of free upgrades
zabkat - Jan 4 2013 at 10:45pm Copy Link
David Vaughan I did the Ultimate + Lifetime. Now I just need to start using it!
Jan 4 2013 at 10:53pm Copy Link
Guy User @Roger, I just wanted to add that normally the VAT is charged by the country of destination and it is that country of destination that you owe that VAT too.. In this case I'm paying the VAT of the product and the amount of VAT that is applicable in my country to someone in another country. You seriously think they (Plimus) are going to pay back that amount of VAT to my country ? If the price of the product is w.o. VAT they can charge me the US VAT tax, not the one applicable to in my country. End of story 4 me.

And 4 such a small amount I'm not going to bother any legislators.

Can't even pay through PP it seems.
Jan 5 2013 at 5:59am Copy Link

"*** Great News! zabkat has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy! ***"

but I see the deal is expired. I would love to get this! :-(
Jan 5 2013 at 6:30am Copy Link
Guy User It still remains a good product. I've been using the free version 4 several years. Here in fact I was only interested in the Ultimate version and unless I'm wrong there was no deal 4 that version.
Jan 5 2013 at 12:41pm Copy Link
Louis H The deal was for both versions. I picked up the Ultimate at the discount price.
Jan 5 2013 at 2:07pm Copy Link
TAPTRONIC Its conflicting. So I am confused.

On one side of the page it says the deal was extended an extra day and on the right side of the page it says expired. Which is it?

I would really like this product.
Jan 5 2013 at 3:43pm Copy Link
Louis H The deal was good for Thursday 010313 (the original day of the deal) and Friday 010413 (the extended day of the deal). BDJ has not updated the Ad Copy where the deal had been extended for a second day on Friday 010413, so it is confusing for folks just showing up.
Jan 5 2013 at 5:09pm Copy Link
TAPTRONIC Oh damn. How often does this go on sale? I cant believe I missed it.
Jan 5 2013 at 5:26pm Copy Link
K X @John Derudder

As with many Bits du Jour sale pages, when the sale is active, and you click on the buy button, there's a list of different versions on sale and their prices.
Jan 5 2013 at 5:31pm Copy Link
Guy User I was a daily visitor of GOTD. But since they've added something to their programs, I prefer paying a little bit for a program without some sort of spyware they're adding to their free stuff these days at GOTD.
Jan 6 2013 at 10:48am Copy Link
Louis H NC Buyer.... according to the old comments, it was offered twice in 2009, not at all in 2010, once in 2011, and twice in 2012. (If I read the various dates correctly) So who knows? But if it does come back around this year it looks, based on the past, that it might not be for at least 6 months or so. (I'm now really glad I bought it this time around.)
Jan 6 2013 at 5:08pm Copy Link

I guess I will have to wait. Funds are very low for me. Just had a kid + the holidays. Was hoping to get in on that deal. Too bad the comments are not updated based on date because I tried to figure out what I was doing wrong when it said it was extended but also expired. Ugh.
Jan 6 2013 at 6:00pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

Write directly to the vendor, and share your case, sometimes they make special post-facto arrangements. No harm trying.

Alternatively, or if that does not work, or if you want to save up for a higher grade of oatmeal for the young one, just live with the best free versions for awhile, and jump on the next special you like.

I mentioned the big 3 above, there are various free versions and various specials down the pike.

xplorer2 and Xyplorer, both fantabulous programs, have been occasionally on Bits.

Jan 6 2013 at 8:28pm Copy Link
G M when will this deal be available and when was this posted?
Aug 17 2013 at 8:08am Copy Link
Software Guy This is a great software offering - thanks Zabkat and BitsDuJour. The pro version is best for most users as Xplorer2 features a user license. If you are considering this software, also consider the lifetime license - go here for info:
You may also want to check out the scrap container feature - here is the link:
and another great feature is file grouping - check here:
Aug 17 2013 at 6:38pm Copy Link
ron r Is there also a discount for the lifetime-upgrade version?
Aug 18 2013 at 1:46pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis no, the discount applies only for the main program, not any lifetime contracts
zabkat - Aug 18 2013 at 9:43pm Copy Link
James Dennis If I purchase bitsdujour deal today, do I also get the opportunity to purchase a life time upgrade with $10 bundle discount?
Aug 19 2013 at 3:27am Copy Link
nikos bozinis yes, you get the $10 discount but the lifetime cover still costs full price
zabkat - Aug 19 2013 at 3:36am Copy Link
Colin Pritchard I have version purchased I think in 2010. If I download 2.3 to try, how much will it cost to keep it? Also if I decide to revert to is it possible to get back to my current settings.

How about if I were to subscribe to the lifetime update plan for updating . Would there a discount on that?
Aug 19 2013 at 5:42am Copy Link
SFuji So the ultimate with lifetime is $24.97 + $49.95 = $74.92?
Aug 19 2013 at 6:11am Copy Link
Nick Kobe I have owned xplorer 2 Pro, lifetime license, for many years. It is a GREAT program. Performs flawlessly and the license is a true USER license. It replaces MS explorer and the features for the money is equally outstanding. Buy it, install it, and never worry about the next upgrade nor its performance.

I do not work for xplorer nor do I have any business nor personal relationship with them.
Aug 19 2013 at 7:36am Copy Link
Mike B @Stanley Fujimura:

Yes - $74.92 is the final price at checkout if you select Ultimate with the lifetime upgrade option.
Aug 19 2013 at 7:56am Copy Link
Eric B Some questions...

1. If I purchase xplorer2 pro through BDJ, are minor update (2.4, 2.5, etc.) included?

2. Can the lifetime update be purchased at any time or do you have to upgrade to the latest version before you can purchase the lifetime update?

3. So the total for xplorer2 pro with lifetime update is $44.92?
xplorer2 pro: $14.97
lifetime update: $39.95
bundle discount (10.00)
Total: $44.92


Aug 19 2013 at 10:32am Copy Link
RS While I agree that xplorer pro is a good value, not so for the xplorer ultimate. I purchased ultimate version the last time it was offered on BDJ, and have received no value in spending the additional $10. There are no significant differences between the two versions, and the additional functionality that was promised hasn't been delivered. I believe there was only one update since then, and nothing exclusive and significant for xplorer ultimate. Nikos, are you working on additional items for ultimate within the update period I paid for?
Aug 19 2013 at 1:52pm Copy Link
Eric B Will this offer be valid tomorrow if the questions I listed don't get answered today?


Aug 19 2013 at 7:05pm Copy Link
Dierk Purchased X2 Ult in January, it has updated at least once, & is currently running

Don't know whether this is the Biggest & Baddest Windows Explorer replacement, but have been pleased with the program thus far - even though I only use a fraction of its capabilities.

Feel it was well worth the $$, both in terms of actual functionality, as well as in terms of "recompense" for a stable app & encouragement toward future development.

Was a long time PowerDesk user, but xplorer2 has taken that spot.
Aug 19 2013 at 8:12pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis the ultimate version has much better (faster) search, so that's well worth the price difference alone

xplorer2 (all versions) get free updates for a year (at least) but for peace of mind you can opt for the free lifetime upgrades cover. You can purchase the lifetime cover separately only it will cost you a bit more
zabkat - Aug 19 2013 at 10:03pm Copy Link
Peter S Question: Why wasn't an upgrade path to v2 Ultimate made for owners of v1 who also paid for the extra portable versions - if they haven't had the extra builds made?

Nikos Bozinis: I can't speak for other v1 portable owners, however I would happily GiVE BACK my one(1) UNUSED portable build (that you sent me at the time of purchase) & the rights for the other UN-BUiLT v1.8x Portable Build (that I HAVE already PAiD YOU FOR), if I could be allowed to have an upgrade to v2 ULTiMATE. ['edit': You got extra money from me for something I'll never ask to be built, and I'm not very happy about that!. 'close edit']

Although the v1 Portable build's are still valid and COULD be built and issued by YOU, what's the point of getting them built specifically for a licensed owner, when any version of v2 is already built to be Portable.
Aug 19 2013 at 10:58pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis Peter S, the ultimate version is not just portability but much else on top. If you feel short changed you can contact me personally for a further discount based on any unused old style portable builds you may have
zabkat - Aug 20 2013 at 12:35am Copy Link
Mike B I just want to be clear on the non-lifetime-option upgrade path: if I purchase xplorer2 Ultimate today after the one year is finished I will need to pay the full $50 to upgrade it in the future?
Aug 20 2013 at 1:06am Copy Link
Mappi75 include the lifetime ALL future versions ?

For example version 2.3 to 9.9 ?

Or is this only all 2.x version until version 3.x (which needs a new lifetime license)?
Aug 20 2013 at 1:07am Copy Link
nikos bozinis I answered this two lines above :)
if you don't get the upgrade cover (warranty) then you will face upgrade costs sooner or later (no sooner than 1 year though). Of course you can always stick to the version you bought which is yours to keep for ever

lifetime means lifetime, so for all future versions will be free (within the product range you bought)
zabkat - Aug 20 2013 at 2:52am Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson Can anyone give me a comparison between this Program and XYplorer ???
Aug 20 2013 at 3:32am Copy Link
Cary Adams @Chris Roy Jackson... they are both top-of-the-line programs. In general XY is a bit more geekish in terms of exotic capabilities, however it is also somewhat limited as a 32-bit program, in contrast to Xplorer which has full 64-bit capability.

I'd suggest you install both trials and compare them for your personal needs.
Aug 20 2013 at 6:28am Copy Link
MojoMan I installed it but it keeps locking up... giving a "not responding" message at which point I have to kill it. I cannot get it to run. I'm running Windows 7.

Any ideas ?
Aug 20 2013 at 9:08am Copy Link
Eric B Nikos,
Is there a page on your website that lists the feature differences between pro and ultimate like there is for lite and pro?
Aug 20 2013 at 9:24am Copy Link
RS Nikos, your response to my query above states that "the ultimate version has much better (faster) search" that you claim is worth the extra cost, but your reply to a question on your forum regarding xplorer2 ultimate's search function suggests otherwise; that "there are a few optimizations in place that will give marginal savings but only in very large folders. You won't find any difference for a single file" ( Perhaps I am missing something, but aren't these statements contradictory?

So, I'll ask again: When will xplorer2 ultimate owners see any of the promised enhancements that would give value to buying this version?
Aug 20 2013 at 1:34pm Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @RS

Note that the link you posted refers to copy speed, not search speed.

The differences between the Ultimate and Pro versions are clearly detailed here:


BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 20 2013 at 1:37pm Copy Link
D Rogers I've been using XYplorer which is great for tagging and searching for files by tag names. But I do like the preview files of Xplorer2Pro better. So for $15 bucks, I just bought it.
Aug 20 2013 at 6:29pm Copy Link
Roderick Nicolson Hi.
I bought the XYplorer Pro version yesterday but still have not received an email with serial or registration. I have checked my spam and yes the email was correctly written.
Please send me these details.

Thank you.
Aug 20 2013 at 7:31pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis @RS, the forum post you are referring to was before I introduced the fast windows search capability to the ultimate version

@Roderick Nicolson I resent your key
zabkat - Aug 20 2013 at 10:50pm Copy Link
Peter S Dear Nikos, Thanks for your overnight reply.

Currently in hospital, but expect to be allowed to go home in the next hour or two and once there I intend to email You - as You suggested in your reply.

Many thanks, Peter S
Aug 20 2013 at 11:58pm Copy Link
Roderick Nicolson Many thanks Nikos. I have received the key now.
Aug 21 2013 at 2:31am Copy Link
TAPTRONIC Once again I have missed this. Ugh. :-( The only downsides of having a 10 month old! hahaha.
Aug 21 2013 at 5:00am Copy Link
Mappi75 Arg!

Missed the deal...when it will be come back?
Sep 18 2013 at 10:22am Copy Link
Michael R. As a big fan of symbolic (directory) links, I am wondering, if xporer can copy directories with some links within too in this way, that for a link-directory in the source-directory an equivalent link-directory (i.e. a symbolic-link-directory, which points to the same target) is created inside the destination-dir.

Explorer and most clones when copying don't care, if the source-directory is a link: they create a real directory on the destination-side and copy the files inside the directory pointed to this link to this destnation's directory's subdir.

In some cases this might be wanted by the user, so an what-to-do option (handle as in the original/handle as director/ask the user each time) would make sense..
Feb 22 2014 at 8:27am Copy Link
nikos bozinis xplorer2 is aware of links but it won't create a link during copy. It will reproduce the whole directory structure at the destination.
zabkat - Feb 22 2014 at 9:25am Copy Link
Michael R. @nikos: Thanks for the answer.

Do you have plans to implement such an option?

If not, how is it supposed for a user to copy (or probably even move) a directory with symbolic links to another partition? By analyzing each single sub(sub)directory manually and if it is a link, create a symbolic link by himself, setting it's time-stamp manually?
Feb 22 2014 at 11:38am Copy Link
Daniel Jones I have purchased xplorer2 ultimate the previous time it was offered here on BDJ. My question is: Will it be possible to buy the ultimate lifetime upgrade plan with this promotion at 50%? $70 for this is out of my budget.
Feb 22 2014 at 3:45pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis @Michael R with links things are never simple. Say you copy in a removable drive, you wouldn't want a link there, you would need the actual contents

@Daniel Jones, the lifetime cover isn't discounted, but send me an email and we can work something out
zabkat - Feb 23 2014 at 5:54am Copy Link
Michael R. @nikos: You are right, the decision is not a simple one. In fact the user is the only one, who can decide what he wants.

As said in my first posting above:
in some cases this might be wanted by the user, so a what-to-do option:
(a) handle it as a link
(b) handle it as if it was a 'real' directory
(c) ask the user each time how to act, i.e. to choose between (a) or (b)
would make sense..

In your example, the user who would want a copy the complete contents he would choose (b) in my proposal.

Let's say, you have a directory with public information and one with private information. After having copied a subdirectory of your public-dir to an usb-stick (your way, which would be always (b) ), the user can not be sure, that there is no private information on the usb-stick. There might be a link from the public directory to a directory on the private directory. If the user would choose option (a) while copying, he can be sure.

Anyway. I am not sure, if your answer implying, that you' ll not think about allowing the user choose another option when copying dirs (like (a) and (c)) and always do it the (b)-way? Hope so not...
Feb 23 2014 at 7:14am Copy Link
Jonathan Plutchok I'm here to endorse xplorer2 as the best Windows file manager, bar none. It's my favorite for features and usability, and saves me time and aggravation every day. I say this after having tried many others. I recommend grabbing this bargain while you can!
Feb 24 2014 at 5:06am Copy Link
Daniel Gaudet @nikos bozinis/zbkat: I also purchased xplorer2 ultimate during the last time it was offered here and I am also interested in purchasing the ultimate lifetime upgrade plan at a discount. Could I also work something out with you?
Feb 24 2014 at 6:01am Copy Link
nikos bozinis @Daniel, send me an email about such under-the-table deal matters :)
zabkat - Feb 24 2014 at 6:33am Copy Link
Nick Kobe I have been using this software for a very long time. It is great! The licensing is very "buyer" friendly and the service and flexibility Nikos applies to inquiries is equal to the quality of the software. If you haven't bought it and used it then you are making a mistake. You get a highly developed WIN explorer replacement that you can use on every computer in your family. Please note that I am not an employee nor vendor for xplorer2. Just a very happy customer. One note: Be careful when deleting a file. There is NO undo.
Feb 24 2014 at 6:42am Copy Link
BearPup I thought I'd provide my kudos to the program for anyone thinking of getting this deal. I have used xplorer² for several years now and it is the first application I load when installing or upgrading Windows.

Xplorer² is everything that Windows Explorer should be. It is fast, accommodates all the file handling capabilities one could ever need, provides color-coding of Windows, and it handles font substitutions up to and including extra large fonts. And last but not least is the support provided by Nikos, which has been very forthcoming and easily accessed.
Feb 24 2014 at 6:44am Copy Link
Daniel Gaudet @nikos bozinis/zbkat: Thanks! :)
I've just sent you a note through your website.
Feb 24 2014 at 6:48am Copy Link
Jeffrey Taylor On your web site, you have a page where trial versions of 64-bit editions of xplorer2 can be downloaded. If I made the purchase of the license being offered here today, could I use it to license the 64-bit version?
Feb 24 2014 at 10:38am Copy Link
nikos bozinis yes, the same key can unlock both 32 and 64 bit versions, and it is very liberal. See HELP LICENCE AGREEMENT menu command for more information
zabkat - Feb 24 2014 at 11:51am Copy Link
Mark Johnson I already have a Pro license and have considered upgrading to the Ultimate. Is there a discount available for the upgrade?
Feb 24 2014 at 5:51pm Copy Link
carol herman This is the most used program on my computers. It is exceptional in its features, with superb support from the author. I have used the pro version for years.

I have a similar question as there a discount for the lifetime license?
Feb 24 2014 at 6:46pm Copy Link
Tortuga @BdJ I've been trying to access the site for hours, yes literally for hours!! Impossible to do, let alone log in... Though difficult only the Forum is reachable
@Nikos, Hi :) Have a few questions
I bought 2 licenses 3.Aug.2012: 1Pro & 1Ultimate
Which is the last version I can activate? In a earlier post you said "the free upgrade period stretches much longer" than the covered 12 months.
I never activated any of the licenses I bought (don't ask, too complicated to explain...) but am finally moving to W7 x64 w new laptop & new PC, so was wondering what I should do. Many Thanks
Feb 24 2014 at 9:25pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! zabkat has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 25 2014 at 12:11am Copy Link
nikos bozinis carol and all the rest of similar questions.

1. lifetime cover is NOT discounted for new customers
2. people who already own xplorer2, and want to get a lifetime cover can contact me directly for a SMALL discount

@Tortuga the licenses you bought are still valid. I can't tell for how long but xplorer2 licenses are ALWAYS valid: you can always use them for the version you first bought. The lifetime cover gives access to FUTURE versions too
zabkat - Feb 25 2014 at 12:23am Copy Link
eupawel xplorer2 is great software (some similiar features you can find also in XYplorer). xplorer2 is software for everyday use - always helpfull - try trial and don't hesistate buy it - if You like it... licence is user friendly... I wish also lifetime upgrades will be more wallet frendlly ;) rate 9/10 for software; 5/10 for lifetime upg. price.
Feb 25 2014 at 2:35am Copy Link
Luis Ang It's a nice software, but I purchase one lifetime license couple years back. Recently, when I tried, the license is invalid...
Feb 25 2014 at 7:09am Copy Link
Dierk Have been using Xplorer2 Ult for around 15 - 16 months. Am very happy with the application, and consider the purchase price as Money Well Spent.

A few notes that might be of interest to potential buyers:
1) This is a complex application: expect to spend some time learning how to use it effectively. (After over a year, there are still functions I have never used.)

2) I have found File Manager apps to be similar to PIMs in the sense that different interfaces are more appealing / intuitive than others. I like the "look & feel" of the main Xplorer2 functions - others may prefer another file manager, but it is certainly worth your time to give this trial a shot.

3) Still, some of the more "Advanced" functions of Xplorer2 have proven difficult to grasp: see comment above regarding learning curve... (Help File is officially "OLD" - believe it is labelled for v2.1xx, whereas current app release is v2.4xx. At least it IS intended for the current Major Release - 2.Xxxx)

4) Have used Xplorer2 under Windows 7, 8 (very briefly) and now 8.1, all 64bit, and it has run reliably in each case. Visually, the appearance under Win 7/8 is distinctly different (&, IMHO, Better) than what is shown in the Screenshots on the Bits page.

After PowerDesk started to go Flaky, spent a couple of years trying a variety of File Managers (and, frankly, hoping that PowerDesk would return to form). Many of these were Free - or had Free Versions - but Xplorer2 seemed like the Best One to Spend Money On: and, Yes, would recommend it to a Friend (if reasonably computer savvy...)
Feb 25 2014 at 8:00am Copy Link
Tortuga @Nikos, Hi :) Thank you for your reply
(Sorry for the delay, still VERY arduous to access the site)
So, this means I can dwld & register the newest version (v2.4.0.1), yes?
After installing the Ultimate vs, will (learn how to) make it portable!
And will install the Pro on hubby's new PC when he receives it next month.
Doing the happy dance :D
Was quite disappointed that was never even able to use it :( sigh
Peace !!!
Feb 25 2014 at 8:27am Copy Link
nikos bozinis @luis, if you bought a lifetime cover then your key should continue to work. If for some reason it doesn't just send me a regular support email and I will look into it
zabkat - Feb 25 2014 at 8:34am Copy Link
Loco78 * What this program differs from the latter which is also XYplorer in promotions on the BDJ?
Feb 25 2014 at 8:39am Copy Link
Leo Levosky The Ultimate version says it has these features above the Pro version

1. Portable/Network deployment
2. Fast desktop search

What exactly does this mean? I can't find any explanation on your website!

I assume portable means that it runs from a USB stick, or without installation, but what does the Network deployment mean? Is it a network license? Does it enable me to search network file systems without mounting them as shares?

Fast desktop search can mean all things to all people! Does the program index all files or search them at runtime? What is the impact of the search function on SSD's and on networks.
Feb 25 2014 at 9:16am Copy Link
nikos bozinis the most useful extra in the ultimate version is fast desktop search, see here for more information

you will appreciate it if you do a lot of searches of text _contents_ in files
zabkat - Feb 25 2014 at 9:52am Copy Link
Leo Levosky I have read the section you refer to but it really didn't help at all. Many people with SSD's turn off windows indexing because it causes too many writes on the SSD and Microsoft does not make it easy to move items (such as the indexes) from the C: drive to another drive. For this reason many people use other search tools which allow the user to define the location of the indexes they use. These also allow more file types to be searched. For example, some search programs will search Thunderbird emails.

It is not at all clear to me how your search works. You seem to be saying that if Windows search is too slow your search takes over, but what does it actually do?

You refer to search but the option in your product seems to be called find. I assume this is what you are referring to. The dialogue box gives an option to enter a name. Next to this is the number 100. I have no idea what this is for?

I have run the "find" option across my network to a server but I can find no definition of what this is actually doing. How is it searching the remote files? Is it reading each file line by line? What is it actually doing?

I'm sure you have implemented many useful features but I'm finding it very difficult to understand what they are or how they work. If I buy the Pro version do I get no find capability?

You didn't answer my question on what you mean by network deployment. I don't know if you missed the question or didn't understand it. My question is essentially asking if the ultimate version is a network license that allows the product to be deployed across an entire network from a single PC. In relation to search, is it storing an index of the files it then finds?
Feb 25 2014 at 2:00pm Copy Link
susan brown I have used this terrific file manager for more than a few yrs. Windows file management is pathetic and when you are managing Ftps and 3Tb NAS , This program is the only one that can does this with ease. I have used others but xplorer2 is the best.
Leo for gods sake, its only 15$ , Take a leap, you won't be dissapointed and if you are you're out of pocket what? 3 lattes?? Trial vs anyone?
Feb 25 2014 at 5:59pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis @leo, if you are not interested in fast (indexed) searches, then you don't need the ultimate version, you are ok with professional. To learn more about the search capabilities there are a few relevant demo videos, please use HELP HOW DO I? menu command in xplorer2

the "network deployment" is for sysadmins that want to install x2 easily to many computers. For most people it isn't a big deal. It doesn't affect the licensing
zabkat - Feb 25 2014 at 11:51pm Copy Link
Peter S Dear Nikos, I am currently compiling an email to send to you (regarding some previous comments & replies) however I may not be finished before this promotion
expires today.

So I thought I should make you aware of this pending email.


Peter S
Feb 25 2014 at 11:56pm Copy Link
BearPup I've been using xplorer² for several years now, and its the first application I load when starting either a new computer, or refreshing one of my 3 computers. It is everything Windows Explorer should be but isn't. It makes file and folder management easy and intuitive to use. If you find Explorer difficult or non-intuitive to use, get this application, its well worth this special price.
Dec 14 2014 at 7:29am Copy Link
Bertie Brummel Hello,

do you provide a comparison table for the Pro and the Ultimate version?

does not include the Ultimate v. Thanks.
Dec 15 2014 at 3:16am Copy Link
nikos bozinis in summary the ultimate version has much faster search, and portability. You can see the little table on this page
zabkat - Dec 15 2014 at 3:19am Copy Link
Nate Howland I can't say enough good things about xplorer²!

I've used it for many years and, like BearPup says above, it's one of the first apps I install on any new computer. Tabs, supercharged copy operations, mass renaming, filtering and shortcuts everywhere just to name a few of the features I use regularly.

Question for Nikos - is there a deal for Pro users to step up to Ultimate? Or is this just for new licenses of either?
Dec 15 2014 at 7:38am Copy Link
Matt Hello Nikos,

I've purchased the Pro version in the recent past.

Is there an upgrade option from Pro to Ultimate? And if so, how much is it?

Dec 15 2014 at 7:56am Copy Link
Keith G. Can I extend my current Pro license with this deal?
Dec 15 2014 at 9:05am Copy Link
nikos bozinis looks like everyone's asking the same thing :)
today's offer is just for new users, but you can write to me (zabkat support email) and we can figure something out
zabkat - Dec 15 2014 at 11:07am Copy Link
D User FREE Lifetime Upgrades Assurance - actually isn't free at all.

Depending on the version purchased, it either costs $49.95 USD or $69.95 USD

Nikos I'd like to ask you a question:

Q. Does the Lifetime Upgrades Assurance cover ALL FUTURE VERSIONs (eg: v3.x, v4.x, etc), OR, does it only cover up to the end of v2.99x?

Reason I ask was because a close relative purchased the same Lifetime Upgrades Assurance when version 1.xx was the only product available - and from what they have told me and I from the many posts I have read during the last 18 or so hours in previous posts, it (the Upgrades Assurance) ONLY covered v1.x releases. (BUT I may be incorrect as Software really is something I do not have a grasp on)

The relative in question is actually my Son - who has been hospitalised because of an accident (he was actually visiting Me in hospital at the time of Your last promotion) which has damaged his spine/spinal cord and nerves, since the time of your last promotion, as he was going to write to you about trading in his Portable versions (which as I understood, where hand built individualised efforts back then) and pay the extra to upgrade from v1.x to v2 Pro or Ultimate.
Dec 15 2014 at 7:03pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis the "free" in free lifetime upgrades plan talks about getting free upgrades, not getting the plan for free. If you bought the lifetime cover, even back in v1.x then it is still valid. If you need any more clarifications please contact xplorer2 support
zabkat - Dec 15 2014 at 10:00pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! zabkat has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 16 2014 at 12:11am Copy Link
Paul Crozier Got this deal yesterday and it's very good software. I have a few Explorer replacements and this is the best I've seen.
Good for full price so at 50% off it's a bargain.
Dec 16 2014 at 1:03am Copy Link
VW User I have version, and when I click the update option, it says I can upgrade to 2.5 for a 33% discount. This makes my cost $20.07. I can get 2.5 here for $14.97.

Not much love for current users.
Dec 16 2014 at 3:37am Copy Link
nikos bozinis VW User, this is a special 2-day sale, so if you feel it's a great bargain just make the best of it :)
zabkat - Dec 16 2014 at 4:29am Copy Link
George Butel Does its search feature do the same thing as Copernic? In other words, would I be best advised to uninstall Copernic if I get this thing? I'm assuming also that it's fully compatible with Win8.1; is that correct?.
Dec 16 2014 at 5:12pm Copy Link
garrett james love this program. Been using for at least 10 years now. It stands its grounds with even the likes of Dopus, FileBoss, Xyplorer . One of the first i install on a new machine. In addition to already having Pro, i am buying Ultimate just to have the portable version with a few extra bells and whistles. This program is so worth it. For those who have never used a dual pane, multi tab explorer interface you will find instant gains in productivity and SANITY

@George above. Copernic is a desktop search engine, a bit different animal than x2plorer though x2 can search files as well. Why don't you just compare them on those features first.
Dec 16 2014 at 8:12pm Copy Link
D User Dear NiKOS,

I apologise for my email of yesterday I was looking at the FREE Lifetime Upgrades Assurance from the point of view of a mother/shopper whose only experience of software was what came installed when the computer was bought from a shop - unlike my children.

Since yesterday's email on this page I have been able to speak to both of my son's (the older one who is an xplorer² license owner who is currently in hospital, and today I also spoke to my other (younger) son and I have asked him to contact You by email as he has a fairly good knowledge about computer hardware and software and is more likely to know and understand what he's talking about. He is proably writing it as i wite this however I can't promise that he will have sent it to you or contacted you before today's offer expires, but I hope you'll allow for these unusual circumstances, which has been a real upheaval for our family.

Best wishes,

Delma S.
Dec 16 2014 at 11:57pm Copy Link
Chuck Dang it! I missed this!
Dec 30 2014 at 3:20am Copy Link
W. Jerald Cole Is a discounted version 3 on the horizon?
Oct 28 2015 at 9:02am Copy Link
Joe M It would be nice to see a lifetime license for this program in this offer.
Feb 20 2016 at 8:18am Copy Link
Chuck Definitely would purchase lifetime license as well.
Feb 20 2016 at 9:55pm Copy Link
Bruce Yes I also agree, a discounted lifetime license would be very much appreciated. I currently have a license to Xplorer2 Pro (when it was the top end a number of years back), and was disappointed when they came out with Ultimate, which then took on the high-end features.

If he/they were to offer a discount on the lifetime ultimate, that would be worthwhile. And it would seem to be a sensible thing to offer, as it means a number of guaranteed sales today!
Whereas, without a discount lifetime Ultimate, he will be losing some sales.

As indicated in the Fine Print,
"Upgrades to future versions of the software will be free for 12 months. For versions after that, upgrades will require additional payment, which will not be discounted" is not very encouraging...

Please Zabkat (Mr Zabkat? Zabkat team),
Please consider to add a discount on the lifetime purchase , for both Pro and Ultimate. You will find happy customers to buy it, and will have people liking and recommending your product more.

Feb 23 2016 at 12:54am Copy Link
Mats Thell yeah, please add a discount on the lifetime license also.
Feb 23 2016 at 1:10am Copy Link
Bertie Brummel Guys, after you left-clicked "Get it now" and selected the version you want to buy, a window opens where you see a check box "add lifetime upgrade insurance".
Feb 23 2016 at 1:19am Copy Link
Chris @ Bertie

They want a discount on that as well.
Feb 23 2016 at 1:47am Copy Link
Chuck For those buying, there is a $10 discount for lifetime upgrades in addition to the 50% discount on the program itself. Just follow @Bertie's directions above.
Feb 23 2016 at 1:56am Copy Link
Javier Gil Great software. Bought it a few years ago, use it every single day of my life. Simply amazing.
In my opinion, a better product than XYplorer.
Feb 23 2016 at 2:51am Copy Link
nikos bozinis guys, I understand your wish to save, but ask any business person and they'll tell you that offering free lifetime upgrades at all, is professional suicide :)

many people advise me to stop selling lifetime covers altogether, because it jeopardises the long term viability of ZABKAT

that's why the lifetime cover isn't discounted
thank you for your understanding
zabkat - Feb 23 2016 at 2:55am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin I understand, and I think the license zabkat offers is quite generous. I've been using a very old version for a long while. I'd be happy to upgrade by grabbing this offer IF someone can assure me that I would never have to see the "ribbon" interface.
Feb 23 2016 at 5:56am Copy Link
Marc User I second Kelly's request - can the ribbon interface be turned off so I can use the old style interface.
Feb 23 2016 at 6:25am Copy Link
Doug Atkinson Ha, I've used xplorer2 for many years and didn't even know it had a ribbon interface. If you have ribbon turned on, just go to the top left icon, click the down arrow, and select "show normal interface".
Feb 23 2016 at 6:53am Copy Link
TAPTRONIC Whats the "old" interface look like?
Feb 23 2016 at 7:13am Copy Link
nikos bozinis yes, thanks Doug Atkinson, like you say the ribbon interface is optional. Turn it on from VIEW > RIBBON menu (if you can see the traditional menu bar), and turn it OFF using the leftmost ribbon tab that is usually called FILE. If you can't find it please watch this demo video
zabkat - Feb 23 2016 at 7:55am Copy Link
Pat Weber Is ultimate offered at 50% off as well?
Feb 23 2016 at 8:16am Copy Link
frank castle As someone who has bought this program 2x's now save your money and buy the lifetime insurance. It is a bargain in the long run.
Feb 23 2016 at 8:17am Copy Link
nikos bozinis @Pat Weber yes both professional and ultimate are 50% off
zabkat - Feb 23 2016 at 8:37am Copy Link
Pat Weber Off I go then, thank you! (I've been looking for a file manager that can search file contents for certain terms - the trial version of xplorer2 performed beautifully!)
Feb 23 2016 at 9:16am Copy Link
Cary Adams You have to love the lead-in paragraph...

"Have you recently switched to Windows 8, but can't stand the frilly new interface with all the bells & whistles?"
Feb 23 2016 at 9:51am Copy Link
Farhan User I already own the Professional version.. the Ultimate upgrade is $20 on the website. The upgrade should also be on discount..
Feb 23 2016 at 9:51am Copy Link
John Porubek Even after signing up to BitsDuJour, I don't see the discounted price when I go to buy the Ultimate version. What's up?

Never mind, answered my own question. Was using Firefox w/ uMatrix plugin. Even with uMatrix supposedly set to allow everything, it wasn't working. Tried on Chrome (w/ no protection) and it works.

By the way, I've been using xplorer2 for years (and 2xExplorer before that) and I consider it a "must have". It's probably the main thing that keeps me from switching to Linux. The support from Nikos has always been prompt and top-notch.
Feb 23 2016 at 10:04am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin One more question. Can I install over the version I have, or must I uninstall and start over?
Feb 23 2016 at 12:53pm Copy Link
Mats Thell @Nikos, I like your application but I'm missing one thing for me to make a purchase. Will x2 have wcx plugin functionality in the near future?
Similar as wdx and wlx plugins are integrated.

I do want to have x2 in a portable mode as I move around alot.
When working with x2 I would like also to be able to extract and add files into 7z,rar archives etc.

So is it possible?

And one last thing, do you have any road map of what might added in the future?
Feb 23 2016 at 2:42pm Copy Link
Gary Smith If a user purchases but does not purchase the lifetime option, after a major update (no longer gets free updates) can the user purchase the lifetime option at that point to get back to the current version, and at what price?
Feb 23 2016 at 4:52pm Copy Link
Sputnik @ Gary Smith

I don't know if you have already found the answer to your question but if you didn't, you will find all the answers on this page :
Feb 23 2016 at 7:04pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis @Kelly Hamblin you can install OVER your existing installation so your settings are preserved

@Mats Thell one day I will incorporate WCX (browser?) plugins. In the meantime you can browse into 7zip and other formats using this (non-portable) plugin

@Gary Smith you can buy the lifetime cover separately but only within one year of your purchase
zabkat - Feb 23 2016 at 8:22pm Copy Link
Sunset Javier Gil, why do you prefer xyplorer2 much better than xyplorer? I do own both.
Feb 23 2016 at 9:17pm Copy Link
Mats Thell I will skip this even that it is intriguing.

One side not which I don't understand is:
"NOTE: customers from European Union countries will be subject to VAT." (taken from purchase page on )
Which should not apply as your company is in Cyprus which in turn is part of EU's VAT district.. or do I have got the information wrong?

For me as a EU citizen this will be very expensive.
Feb 23 2016 at 10:40pm Copy Link
Javier Gil Sunset:
A few that come to mind:
I generally find Xyplorer a little slower than Xplorer2, particularly when navigating along the directory structure (case in point, when it reaches directories with thousands of files), but nothing too dramatic. (and yes, I do have a pretty fast computer).
In the color filters , Xyplorer cannot add bold / italic. (confirmed by the programmer) and the styles option in Xyplorer in the options panel is very confusing to be honest. (In Xplorer2, you just tick a box if you want bold/italic, etc).
I like how easy it is to add comments to files in Xplorer2 and use those comments as tags. (you search files based on a word found in the comments for example, or have color filters when adding a word to the comments. Say you write "urgent", and it automatically highlights in red or whatever color you have defined)
Regarding previews, you can't have a preview pane rather than a floating pane in Xyplorer (I don't like windows which pop up).
They're both very good programs, but for me, Xplorer2 is the winner out of the two.
Feb 23 2016 at 11:46pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis @Mats Thell if you have a VAT registration you can put it in the relevant order box and you won't have to pay VAT
zabkat - Feb 24 2016 at 12:01am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! zabkat has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 24 2016 at 12:11am Copy Link
Bruno User frank castle says, "As someone who has bought this program 2x's now save your money and buy the lifetime insurance. It is a bargain in the long run."

This is unfortunately blatantly wrong.

I bought xyplorer2 together with lifetime insurance and lost both since immediately after my purchase, development has shifted to the prompty-introduced "Ultimate Version".

I'm very much interested in some functions of the "Ultimate Version" but my investment in the "Professional Version" is then lost at almost 100 per cent.

There is a little discount to go from Professional to Ultimate, but my "insurance" is lost in full; in order to get "insurance" for Ultimate, I will have to pay for "insurance" anew, the full price.

This is not an incentive to upgrade, and unfortunately, to Professional, I prefer freeware like Freecommander.

So my payment into xplorer2 has not brought me any advantage over freeware whatsoever.

I do not understand why the "lifetime insurance" for Professsional vesion can not get imputed at least partially to the upgrade to "Ultimate", all the more so with "Professional" not getting real (real I say, not counting Win 8, 10, whatever adjustments) development anymore.
Feb 24 2016 at 10:01am Copy Link
JW Just tried to purchase the Ultimate version from this page - which says it should be $24.97.
When I go to do the ordering, it seems to be charging me the full price (which comes out as £36.66). So I guess there's no 50% discount coded in, even though this page definitely shows there's a 50% off offer on the Ultimate edition.

Any comment Nikos?
Feb 24 2016 at 10:32am Copy Link
Sputnik @ Bruno User

I perfectly agree with your point of view.

At the time the best edition was the "Professional" one, anybody who bought this edition must surely have tought that he would get every new "top" functionalities with the updates and upgrades of its "Pro" edition.

But Nikos did a tricky move by bringing an "Ultimate" version.

Those who will buy this "Ultimate" edition (I mean the lifetime insurance of it), will they be also tricked by a further new edition which would be called "Galactic Edition" or another still further one which would be called "Universal Edition" and so on...?

Even if there were no plan of another better edition, the Ultimate edition was really a tricky move towards the people who bought the "Pro" edition lifetime insurance.
Feb 24 2016 at 11:24am Copy Link
nikos bozinis @John Westbury I get plenty of orders so there isn't a problem this end. Try using a different browser and see how it goes
zabkat - Feb 24 2016 at 8:45pm Copy Link
JW @nikos - tried again later, and it came back offering the discount. Ordered and now installed. Thanks.
Feb 25 2016 at 1:29am Copy Link
Anunay User I am a long time xplorer2 user and I have been waiting for this deal since the launch of V3, unfortunately I missed it :-(

Hope you'll run it again
Mar 14 2016 at 3:01pm Copy Link
J Hello Nikos,

Please include an 'Unsubscribe' link in your newsletter emails like other vendors do.

Thank you.
May 4 2016 at 4:24pm Copy Link
BearPup I have been a user of xplorer² for the last 5 years. It is the first software I install on a new or updated PC. I'm looking forward to getting the latest version.
Dec 10 2016 at 4:16am Copy Link
Miguel Melo Can we pay a top-up value for lifetime upgrades?
Dec 11 2016 at 3:45am Copy Link
Mun Ng Hi ultimate version is at $24.97. For lifetime i will need to top up $70 more. Am i right?
Dec 13 2016 at 12:25am Copy Link
nikos bozinis lifetime cover is not on discount, only the main program. The cost for ultimate lifetime is $60, for professional $40
zabkat - Dec 13 2016 at 12:36am Copy Link
Type lol went to buy the Ultimate Lifetime option (24.97+59.95 = $84.92)
but the final checkout has a message at the top of the page:
"We have estimated your order total as £83.89 based on recent exchange rates. Your actual payment will be submitted as $101.90"
Erm, no thanks fastspring.

Is it possible to pay $84.92 directly via PayPal or Amazon Payments for this promo?
Dec 13 2016 at 2:28am Copy Link
William Gorman The price is supposed to be $14.97 but when you get to the order page it is $20.45. Is this the old "Bait and Switch Game?" If so you can remove me from your list as I don't buy from people who play games with pricing.

William W Gorman Jr
Dec 13 2016 at 2:56am Copy Link
BearPup I very much resent the gathering of my personal details. What possible use does xplorer² have for my address and phone number? Spam perhaps? If I wasn't for my years of using xplorer², and having become 'addicted' to it, I would have stopped at the data mining the purchase requires.

Any future purchase will depend upon not seeing any spam from this purchase.
Dec 13 2016 at 3:15am Copy Link
nikos bozinis the price you pay ME for xplorer2 is the price stated in the offer. The rest of the money (if any, mostly VAT for European buyers) go to local government taxes.

@BearPup, fastspring aren't asking you anything extra than any other internet sales outlet, but if you are concerned please send me an email and I will arrange something else for you
zabkat - Dec 13 2016 at 3:19am Copy Link
nikos bozinis (double post)
zabkat - Dec 13 2016 at 3:21am Copy Link
Dennis Wallentin I have an ongoing subscription. If I buy now will can I extend the present subscription period?
Dec 13 2016 at 4:54am Copy Link
nikos bozinis xplorer2 isn't subscription based. Your license is good forever as long as you don't get the latest version. If your key works for version 3.3 you don't need to extend anything :)
zabkat - Dec 13 2016 at 5:09am Copy Link
Mats Thell Any planning to implement total commanders Packer extensions ( wcx ) ?
I will purchase a lifetime license direct when this is implemented.

( I am looking for a portable filemanager with loot of functionality, perhaps xplorer2 is it ?? )
Dec 13 2016 at 5:53am Copy Link
nikos bozinis xplorer2 already deals with WLX and WDX plugins, see As for WCX (that's for browsing other types of folders?) they could be added in the future. However you can get lots of functionality already with shell extensions, have a look here
zabkat - Dec 13 2016 at 6:08am Copy Link
Mats Thell Yes, I agree that the plugins will give that, but I want to have it portable, no installation.

Is that possible ?
Dec 13 2016 at 6:16am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin I have been using version, purchased on 2/22/16. At the time, I downloaded the .pdf manual because I so dislike having to use online help. I am wondering if the .pdf manual has been updated for version
Dec 13 2016 at 6:22am Copy Link
nikos bozinis @mats sorry NSE (shell extensions) are not very good for portability

@Kelly, that PDF is not the official documentation. It was a community volunteer job that is sadly abandoned
zabkat - Dec 13 2016 at 6:34am Copy Link
User1 Since bitsdujour is more interested in *censoring* questions than answering them, then I am done here.
Dec 13 2016 at 7:50am Copy Link
erioforo I am a lifetime registered user of xplorer2 ultimate and I think that it's one of the best explorer replacement I have ever seen. I highly recommend it to those ones who are undecided to buy it or not. All my appreciations to the author.
Dec 13 2016 at 8:19am Copy Link
User1 Does anybody have experience with the xplorer² Free Version?
I would like to try that out first. $15 for a file manager vs ~$100 for a full OS, it would have to be something very special.
Dec 13 2016 at 8:42am Copy Link
BearPup @User1: I have used the free version as a means of checking when to buy the next upgrade. As I said in an earlier comment, I've been a paid user for the last 5 years; before that I used the free version, which easily convinced me to become a paid user.

As just one example of the difference, is how the two programs deal with search requests. In the free version, xplorer² uses Windows own search engine. In the paid version you use xplorer²'s own built-in search engine, which is more detailed and faster than Window's search engine.

For me it was a night vs. day comparison, and I've never looked back or regretted having switch from Windows to paid xplorer².

Best Regards,
Dec 13 2016 at 9:57am Copy Link
User1 Thanks @BearPup !

Glad to hear testimonial from a dedicated user. Appreciated!
Dec 13 2016 at 11:46am Copy Link
erioforo @User1 Happy to be an help for you :-)
Dec 13 2016 at 2:00pm Copy Link
BearPup @User1: You're welcome. Glad to be of help.
Dec 13 2016 at 4:11pm Copy Link
_*_ Well, tried to purchase but it shows as full price. Also, sent an email directly asking for the same as you listed for BearPup. The point behind using PayPal is not to have to give personal information. PayPal handles all that. I trust I can still get this deal until this is ironed out.
Dec 13 2016 at 5:42pm Copy Link
thecableguy I made several attempts to buy the Ultimate version and no discount was shown. What's going on? Any help is appreciated.
Dec 13 2016 at 10:50pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis to the few people that have problems seeing the discount:
first make sure you are ordering through this BDJ page and not directly from the xplorer2 website. If you have restricted your internet browser in some way please use another standard browser like INTERNET EXPLORER to complete the order. I see lots of orders coming in so it isn't a generic fault
zabkat - Dec 13 2016 at 11:03pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! zabkat has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 14 2016 at 12:11am Copy Link
Javier Gil Top software, great features, highly recommended. Been a paid user for years also, use it every single day of my life!
Dec 14 2016 at 1:35am Copy Link
Frank User I have purchased xplorer2 twice already, and love the product. When I do this a third time, can I get a discount on the lifetime license?

Dec 14 2016 at 8:28am Copy Link

Tried to purchase Ultimate and Lifetime subscription, double posted to my credit card, I rejected both TX's, sent them an email requesting reason, and would like to purchase at this stated price.


Only reason I am putting up with this, one of my most trusted newsletter over the year rated the software with high marks, BUT, they did not rate business practices.
Dec 14 2016 at 11:44am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @JakeWest, I've just contacted the vendor to help with the issue you mention.
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 14 2016 at 11:49am Copy Link
JakeWest As usual, good customer service from BitsDujour, thank you, Constantin...
Dec 14 2016 at 11:56am Copy Link
Bruce I just logged into the site here, clicked the $24.97 Ultimate link.
That takes me to the Zabkat Buy page, where it lists at full $49.95 price.
I think, maybe after I fill in all my personal contact info it will give me the discount price?
I selected PayPal, it goes to PayPal and asks me to authorize the full $49.95 price.

How can I get the discount price? Your page here shows 2 Hours and 35 Minutes still available for buying the discounted Xplorer2 program. (Calif US PST)

--- EDIT / UPDATED ---
I quit the browser (FF), re-opened and tried to order again. Used same steps as before, but this time it worked, and clicking on the same BDJ $24.97 Ultimate link (as i did last time) takes me to Zabkat Buy page where it NOW shows the $24.97 price. Yay.
I was able to complete payment using PayPal.
All seems OK now. (don't know why it did not work earlier...) THx.
Dec 14 2016 at 9:35pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis @JakeWest I assure you there is no plot against your credit card. It works as advertised for most people. If you had any problem, please try again, perhaps using another credit card, if you have one. Or you can contact me directly via email and I can give you a direct paypal payment method
zabkat - Dec 14 2016 at 11:12pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis ?
zabkat - Dec 14 2016 at 11:12pm Copy Link
JakeWest thank you.
tell me hoe to purchase with options and products listed in first email above.
Dec 15 2016 at 9:45am Copy Link
_*_ When I purchased here on Bits (12/14/2016), I also purchased the Pro Upgrade Assurance.

1 xplorer² professional BDJ 50% discount
1 xplorer² (pro) upgrade assurance

That means I have upgrades for life correct?

Thank you
Aug 19 2017 at 12:00pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis correct
zabkat - Aug 21 2017 at 2:14am Copy Link
Daniel Hi, I purchased from a previous Bits du Jour promotion the Ultimate version. Can I use the current promotion to purchase the Ultimate free lifetime upgrades warranty for 50% off ($35)?

Aug 21 2017 at 3:00pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis sorry but the lifetime upgrade cover is not discounted. See if you can buy it separately from
zabkat - Aug 22 2017 at 12:10am Copy Link
Benjamin User Hello, is it possible to buy the lifetime upgrade at discounted price for student ? I can use my school webmail and informations to confirm my statut. If it's not possible It's ok. I'll understand. Thanks for you nice offer anyway!
Aug 22 2017 at 1:34am Copy Link
Jonathan Plutchok This is my all-time favorite file manager (replacement for Windows Explorer), and I have tried many. xplorer2 does everything Windows Explorer does, only better -- and much, much more. I can't live without it, and recommend it highly to everyone I know.
Aug 22 2017 at 1:35am Copy Link
Benjamin User Hello, I've bought your program Xplorer2 Ultimate, and I would like to buy deskrules at discounted price. Would it be possible to get a cheap version of this program? As I mentionned in the email I sent you. I'm just a student. I have filelocator pro, but it seems your program is better. I've got the lite version but I'd prefer the full version. Could you please offer me a nice discount like $15 - maxi$20 ? Thank you very much.
Aug 22 2017 at 1:36am Copy Link
Robert Horbury-Smith Going to your Order Page, I only see the full price. Is there a problem
Aug 22 2017 at 2:59am Copy Link
NorkDorf Really want to get the lifetime upgrade, how come it's not discounted too?
Aug 22 2017 at 3:01am Copy Link
Benjamin User Robert Horbury-Smith@ This is normal because the discount is only available on BitsDuJour, but you cool just copy BitsDuJour discount and use it on their website, it may also work. Clicking on the GET THIS DEAL button will do the job.
Aug 22 2017 at 3:03am Copy Link
Robert Horbury-Smith Thanks Benjamin but I did click on the "Get This Deal" link - it took me to the store where the full price for both versions is displayed.
Aug 22 2017 at 3:06am Copy Link
Benjamin User Sam@ It's the usual marketing process, sell your product at discounted price to get more customer that will pay for upgrade. They have no diret financial interest in selling lifetime upgrade at discounted price. Otherwise you'd already see it available as it's the case for some other software. In other words, this is intentional. No hard feelings, they have the right to do this, and if you think their product is worth the price, You'll no doubts jump on the discount, and either pay for upgrade or wait for additionnal discount price for every future upgrade.
Aug 22 2017 at 3:08am Copy Link
Robert Horbury-Smith Benjamin@ - The http://sites.fastspring.c...ign=100001 link displays the price (Ultimate) at $US49.95.

Maybe they just don't like me :-)
Aug 22 2017 at 3:27am Copy Link
Jeffrey Taylor I currently have xplorer2 lite (32-bit) installed in Windows 7.

If I buy the Pro edition, will I be able to download and install both 32 and 64 bit versions, or only one?

If I buy the Ultimate edition, will I be able to download and install both 32 and 64 bit versions, or only one?

Can I upgrade the currently installed 32-bit free edition to either an Ultimate or Pro version using the installers for this offer?

Can I install a 64 bit version of xplorer2 without uninstalling the 32-bit version?
Aug 22 2017 at 4:38am Copy Link
_*_ what is the cost to move from Pro to Ultimate?
Also, what is the cost to go from Pro to Ultimate Lifetime Upgrades?

I currently own Pro with Lifetime upgrades.
Aug 22 2017 at 4:55am Copy Link
nikos bozinis @Robert Horbury-Smith
the deal appears to be working for most people so please try again using a different browser and you should see the discount?

@Benjamin User
if you buy xplorer2 then you get a discount for deskrule, see

@Jeffrey Taylor
once you buy xplorer2 you can use both 32 and 64 bit versions with a single key
zabkat - Aug 22 2017 at 5:07am Copy Link
nikos bozinis _*_ please email me for details
zabkat - Aug 22 2017 at 5:09am Copy Link
Benjamin User Hello Nikos, I sent you an email, I get the following message when I try to buy Deskrule : This unlock key (reference X2UL.#######) does not exist in the xplorer² customer database.
If you bought the license within the last month please contact customer support

If you have any questions please contact xplorer² support (code=2)

Please send me the direct link so that I can buy it right away. Thanks
Aug 22 2017 at 5:22am Copy Link
Robert Horbury-Smith Thanks Nikos. Discount worked with Opera - fails with Firefox. Now ordered.
Aug 22 2017 at 5:27am Copy Link
Benjamin User Robet Horbury-Smith@ Great to hear that! Do you intend to buy Deskrule ? If you do, can you tell me if your license works on the discount page ?

By the way, which version did you buy ? Pro or Ultimate ?
Aug 22 2017 at 6:15am Copy Link
jaco kotze Dear all. is the license key for 1 x pc or can I use it on 4 x PC's

Please be so kind and advice. Thx
Aug 22 2017 at 6:23am Copy Link
Robert Horbury-Smith Already bought Ultimate version @Benjamin, but with all the distractions I didn't get to look at Deskrule (sorry).

BTW - thanks for your help - appreciate it.
Aug 22 2017 at 6:23am Copy Link
Benjamin User Robert Horbury-Smith@ You're welcome!

jaco kotze@ There is no mention about how many computers you can register with one license but when you want to buy the product, you can add more licenses so I expect it's 1 PC = 1 License (Not sure about the session), but I'm not certain about it. Let's wait for the vendors' reply.
Aug 22 2017 at 6:28am Copy Link
jaco kotze Many thanks for prompt response. Vendor Website refers to volume licensing, but on today's deal, they are silent pertaining 1 x pc= 1 x license. Nowadays most developers allow at least 3 x PCs per 1 x license. Will wait for the response from Vendor.
Aug 22 2017 at 7:13am Copy Link
Benjamin User jaco kotze@ you're welcome.

nikos bozinis@ If I buy deskrule at 25% discount of 39,95 it will cost me about $29,97. However, I found the app for just 21€ on the Microsoft store. Is it the lite version or the Normal version ?
Aug 22 2017 at 7:34am Copy Link
nikos bozinis @jaco kotze
1 xplorer2 key can be used for all your computers, as long as you are the only user
zabkat - Aug 22 2017 at 7:39am Copy Link
Benjamin User @nikos bozinis If I buy deskrule at 25% discount of 39,95 it will cost me about $29,97. However, I found the app for just 21€ on the Microsoft store. Is it the lite version or the Normal version ?
Aug 22 2017 at 9:52am Copy Link
nikos bozinis yes, that's lite
zabkat - Aug 22 2017 at 10:46am Copy Link
Jeffrey Taylor @nikos bozinis Would you please answer the questions I posted about 9 hours ago, which were assigned address ?
Aug 22 2017 at 11:09am Copy Link
jaco kotze Thanks, Nikos Bozinis.Uncertainty cleared up, pertaining usage of the license key.
Aug 22 2017 at 11:37am Copy Link
Benjamin User Nikos, I've paid the app, Thanks for the discount. You rules!
Aug 22 2017 at 1:28pm Copy Link
Dana User I see the Ultimate version is on sale for $24.97. If I want to add lifetime upgrades then the price doesn't go up by $10, it goes up by $34.98 to $59.95.

Is this a mistake and/or how can I buy Ultimate along with lifetime at just $10 extra like normal.

Aug 22 2017 at 5:49pm Copy Link
Keyboard Cowboy I've tried several times to buy three Pro licenses. Each time it immediately give me this message:

404 Not Found

Can you get this fixed so I can purchase the licenses?


Aug 22 2017 at 10:46pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis @Jeffrey Taylor
once you buy xplorer2 you can use both 32 and 64 bit versions with a single key

@Dana User the ultimat lifetime cover costs $60 not $10. If it is too expensive you can leave it out
zabkat - Aug 22 2017 at 10:52pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis @Keyboard Cowboy please try a different browser, it works for most people
zabkat - Aug 22 2017 at 10:52pm Copy Link
Keyboard Cowboy I finally got it to work..........bought only one license as you said above it could be used on more that one computer as long as it's the same user. That's exactly my case (main computer and laptop).


Aug 22 2017 at 10:59pm Copy Link
Samir Desai Does XPlorer allow me to perform recursive copy or recursive sync by traversing and comparing sub-folders and sub-sub-folders etc? Thanks
Aug 23 2017 at 10:33am Copy Link
nikos bozinis @Samir xplorer2 has a robust copy engine which among other things can overwrite only newer and non-existing files, which acts like a synchronization. For more information see
zabkat - Aug 23 2017 at 12:09pm Copy Link
Samir Desai Nikos, Thanks for your quick reply.
I reviewed the web link, it seems that Xplorer2 has great options for copying, but I want to clarify my original question, and ask some more:

does Xplorer2 synchronize sub-folders (and files within the sub-folders)? if yes, how many levels of sub-folders? I want to make sure that when I synchronize, Xplorer2 can "work through" more than 1 level of sub-folders to copy or sync.

Also, can it copy locked and hidden files (such as OS boot files)?
Can it literally clone a hard drive? If yes, what are the restrictions in doing so? i.e. source and destination need to be same size or types of drives?

What are the main differences between the Pro and Ultimate versions?
Thanks again.
Aug 23 2017 at 12:26pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis @Samir, if you copy files like I said using "overwrite if newer else skip" copy option, then it will "synchronize" all levels down. Think that it is doing a copy but selective. As for system and other files, if xplorer2 can read them, it will copy them. You can try it yourself and see.
As for ultimate vs pro, here are the main differences:
zabkat - Aug 23 2017 at 11:24pm Copy Link
Samir Desai Nikos, I want to purchase XPlorer2, but your offer expired! Can you help?
Aug 24 2017 at 8:45am Copy Link
nikos bozinis sorry you are a bit late for this offer, but send me an email and I will give you a small discount
zabkat - Aug 24 2017 at 11:45am Copy Link
Timothy Wallace I installed the trial version. None of my mapped network drives show up. Is there a fix for this? The program is not useful for me if this can't be fixed.
Aug 5 2020 at 4:26am Copy Link
Michael Divenuto Will this be available for the Professional and Ultimate variants as well?
Aug 5 2020 at 11:25am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Michael Divenuto, This promotion is only available for the Professional version.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 5 2020 at 1:39pm Copy Link
geo User About this function:From clipboard to file: Dump your clipboard contents to a file, even if there are no files in the clipboard. Just hit the key and the clipboard will be instantly saved as a PNG file!
My question is: Can this be done automatically for everything copied to the clipboard ( especially text and images)?

Thanks so much.
Aug 5 2020 at 8:43pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis @timothy Wallace, if you run xplorer2 normally (not as administrator/elevated) then you'll see your mapped network drives

@geo, xplorer2 can paste both text and images as files, just copy then paste in a folder
zabkat - Aug 5 2020 at 11:12pm Copy Link
disenchanted I have a licensing question.

The fine print says:
Each license allows installation on all owned computers, but xplorer² version 4.4! may not be used at exactly the same time on each of them.

1. What if you do have multiple devices using xplorer2 at the SAME time?

2. Do you have a license for multiple home users?

Like a FAMILY-license, where multiple devices can have xplorer2 loaded AND in use, at the same time?

Thanks in advance.
Aug 6 2020 at 5:06am Copy Link
nikos bozinis licensing is really simple, count heads, not devices, and you have the number of licenses required. There's no "family" license
zabkat - Aug 6 2020 at 5:22am Copy Link
Kat D Have been using this for years. Its AWESOME!
Aug 6 2020 at 5:34am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin Looks like the ribbon is still optional. That's a huge plus.This is a very nice file manager. I have purchased a couple of versions. At present I'm using version However, when I first installed this version, it was crippled. I had to contact the author to get instructions on how to make it usable. Now I have it installed on two computers, but since I've forgotten the registry fix, the app is useless on the other desktop. I am wondering if the same problem still exists.
Aug 6 2020 at 7:39am Copy Link
David F Like others, I have used this for years. I don't use it all the time, because most of my stuff is not complicated. So, I just suffer and use File Explorer with an add-in called QTTabBar (or something like that). But, Nick's product is so much better. I have planned to upgrade my license, but the year of upgrade possibilities moved on. So, now, I'd have to pay full price. But, with this sale, I think I'll just upgrade and get all the updates. And, if anyone is in doubt, this is a great product. You just have to spend a little time learning all the Tips & Tricks to use it easily. But, in a week, you'll love it just like I do. Again, thanks Nick for all your hard work on this wonderful Windows Utility.
David Fullerton
Aug 6 2020 at 7:49am Copy Link
nikos bozinis @kelly, what exactly is your problem?

@david, thanks for the kudos :)
zabkat - Aug 6 2020 at 10:12am Copy Link
John User I agree. I have used this for quite a few years. I am using 4.401. There is a bit of a learning curve involved, but this program does so much. I am often finding out new things that it can do for me.

Whenever I see a trial program offered, I check it out, but I keep going back to this one. The updates are frequent and customer support is top notch.

IMO it is money well spent especially at this 50% off price.
Aug 6 2020 at 11:33am Copy Link
Jean-paul Nguyen When you select some files in a folder, then go to another folder and go back to the 1st one, is there any way to memorize the same selection of files ?
Aug 6 2020 at 1:17pm Copy Link
Joseph Pardue Is there a coupon? At checkout it is charging me the full price.
Aug 6 2020 at 2:57pm Copy Link
HJ User 1. Is the ability present to switch back and forth between xplorer and Windows 10 interfaces?

2. Does xplorer modify Windows 10 in a way that does not permit full reversion to Windows 10?

3. When Windows 10 is updated, as is regularly the case, is the OS on the computer updated? If so, is this an area of potential conflict?

4. Is there any known functionality of Windows 10 that is not present in xplorer?

5. Does xplorer enable additions to the metadata fields of pdfs, and subsequent search for files containing particular metadata?
Aug 6 2020 at 3:31pm Copy Link
Joseph Pardue The completed purchase charged me the full price! I used the "GET THIS DEAL" link and no discount. Ripoff! Do not buy expecting a deal!
Aug 6 2020 at 4:13pm Copy Link
geo User @nikos bozinis, Thanks for answering my question.
I also want to know the following. Can the software save automatically to a .txt file for example the next ten or twenty copies of text lines that I may do in a text document? Is there such an option possible? I am just wondering if that is possible based on the statement (From clipboard to file: Dump your clipboard contents to a file.)....... in the 'FEATURES' tab of the BDJ page.

Thanks again in advance.
Aug 6 2020 at 8:15pm Copy Link
Robert Crombie I have the earlier Pro version
Does that version and/or the current version have this ability -
When using Dual Panes, I would make one pane fairly wide, and the other pane perhaps only showing one and a bit Tabs.
I would like a setting that automatically widens the narrow Pane, when I make it 'live' (get focus). The other pane now shrinks to the small width
Aug 6 2020 at 9:25pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis @Joseph Pardue the discount works for most people, try using a different internet browser to get it
zabkat - Aug 6 2020 at 11:02pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis @Jean-paul Nguyen ngoc you can indirectly remember the previous selection in a number of ways:
(1) use color tagging
(2) use MARK > SELECTION > STORE menu command
(3) use another tab or dual pane to do the browsing while the original folder (and its selection) stays put
zabkat - Aug 6 2020 at 11:05pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis @HJ User xplorer2 isn't a replacement for windows 10, so your concerns are not relevant. You can just run it as any other app on your system to manage your files and folders

as for PDFs, you can add comments for sure, and other tags if you have the right PDF software installed. xplorer2 can search these tags, see here for more details:
zabkat - Aug 6 2020 at 11:10pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis @geo User xplorer2 isn't a clipboard manager, so it won't concatenate clips like you describe it, sorry

at present only the professional version is discounted, but you can buy the ultimate later paying the price difference
zabkat - Aug 6 2020 at 11:15pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis @Robert Crombie you can either turn on/off the inactive pane pressing CTRL+O keys, or press CTRL+E to "maximize" then restore the current pane
zabkat - Aug 6 2020 at 11:16pm Copy Link
HBOY I have an earlier version, 4.3. After purchasing this deal I have downloaded and installed the latest version. How do I enter my new key? When I open the software it does not ask for a new key.
Aug 7 2020 at 6:17am Copy Link
HJ User @nikos bozinis

Perhaps I should have referred to Windows Explorer rather than Widows 10. My questions remain:

1. Is the ability present to switch back and forth between xplorer and Windows Explorer interfaces?

2. Does xplorer modify Windows Explorer in a way that does not permit full reversion to Windows Explorer?

3. When Windows Explorer is updated, as is regularly the case, is the Interface on the computer updated? If so, is this an area of potential conflict?

4. Is there any known functionality of Windows Windows Explorer that is not present in xplorer?
Aug 7 2020 at 8:17am Copy Link
nikos bozinis @hboy, use HELP > ONLINE SUPPORT menu in your xplorer2 and I'll explain the procedure
zabkat - Aug 7 2020 at 10:45am Copy Link
nikos bozinis @HJ xplorer2 and windows explorer are different apps. Even if you choose to "replace windows explorer", it is something you can undo easily. I recommend just installing xplorer2 normally (don't go for replacing windows explorer) and then you can run each tool separately
zabkat - Aug 7 2020 at 10:47am Copy Link
Robert Crombie I wouldn't use Windows Explorer if you held a gun to my head.
Settle on a tabbed replacement, and avoid Windows Explorer completely
Aug 7 2020 at 5:37pm Copy Link
Jean Belanger I bought version 4.4 from bit du jour and paid with Visa but I never received the software and the registration code.
What going on?
Aug 7 2020 at 9:29pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis @Jean Belanger please check your spam folder for the registration code. There is no special software download, just get the trial version from the website. If you need more help, use the contact form:
zabkat - Aug 7 2020 at 10:36pm Copy Link
Jean Belanger Thank you
I was able to download the software and the key
Aug 7 2020 at 11:21pm Copy Link
Teguh User I missed the deal :_(
Aug 10 2020 at 3:53pm Copy Link
Robert Crombie "Teguh User I missed the deal :"

You could use this instead (and it is free) -
Aug 10 2020 at 6:15pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis the free xplorer2 is here
zabkat - Aug 11 2020 at 12:44am Copy Link
ben User This is a great piece of software that is way better than Windows Explorer. I highly recommend it. :)
Oct 11 2020 at 10:44pm Copy Link
Joe M In case anyone is interested, a new version 5 has been released. I hope to see a discount listed here soon on BitsDuJour.
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