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What are people saying about XYplorer Lifetime License Pro

Tazzie I can't say enough good about this program!!! My all-time favorite file manager is Directory Opus, but Xyplorer runs a very very close second, which says a lot for it. There are quite a few functions that Xyplorer is my go-to program for. I love the customizability, the small footprint, speed (esp search), and the list goes on. My primary workspace has two panes with two to three tabs in each pane, and I go back and forth, depending on what I am working on. It is great for when I am constantly moving files around. I use the "favorites" folders/files functions all the time. There are soooo many functions that are so useful, like the batch renaming, that I really did not make much use of before I started using Xyplorer.

This program is definitely worth trying out, and give yourself time to really explore it. Just customizing it and exploring options will keep you busy and give you an idea of the wealth of functionality that this program has.

I am always leery of "lifetime" licenses for various reasons. However, each upgrade for Xyplorer has added true functionality to the program, so for me the lifetime license is worth it.
Oct 31 2010 at 5:17pm Copy Link
Louis H I agree with you tazzie re: XYplorer. The only reason I did not purchase it previously is I made the decision to go with Directory Opus and couldn't justify the addition expense of picking up another file manager, but now that it is going to be offered here on BitsDuJour.... well.... I don't have any more excuses for not picking it up.

When I have major file managing needs, I do prefer Directory Opus. Most of the time, however, I don't need the extended power of DO, and it can be quite bulky and slow at times (at least on my machine.)

My previous trial experience with XYplorer is it was a lot faster in some ways for basic day to day file management needs.

Good to see it coming here!!!
Oct 31 2010 at 5:59pm Copy Link
Stephane M I totally agree with both Tazzie and Louis.

I also use DOpus and I love all the features it has but it is sometimes too much and too heavy so I also like using lighter explorer and I can tell XYplorer seduced me.

It is easier to use and has lots of interesting features. Its development seems also pretty active so for me, lifetime license, license per user and portable at this price, this is a no-brainer.

Thanks BDJ and Donald Lessau!
Nov 1 2010 at 3:02am Copy Link
testdrive testdrive Is it the Pro or Home licence?
Nov 4 2010 at 12:03am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Pro. (You can see that from the price.)

@BitsDuJour: The title of this page should be changed to "XYplorer Lifetime License Pro". Also under "Platforms" Win7 and Win7 x64 should be listed. Thanks!
XYplorer - Nov 4 2010 at 2:10am Copy Link
Patricia Hamilton HI

I know the program runs on Win7 64bit but is it a 64bit app?

Is there likely to be a 64bit version in the future?
Nov 4 2010 at 10:51am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Yes, a 64bit version is planned for 2011.
XYplorer - Nov 4 2010 at 7:48pm Copy Link
peter hayes Have been trying the demo and this looks like it would be a good buy, however, unless i am missing something, it doesn't appear to support Windows 7 Libraries, i use the Libraries a lot and not being able to browse the Library folder contents is an issue, maybe , as i said, i am missing something??
Nov 5 2010 at 2:00am Copy Link
Donald Lessau That's right, Windows 7 Libraries are currently not supported. If this feature is more important to you than all the other things XY has but WE has not, then XY is not for you. ;)
XYplorer - Nov 5 2010 at 3:08am Copy Link
peter hayes Thanks for the reply, I am not comparing XYplorer to Windows Explorer, but evaluating it against other available file management systems, some that do support Libraries, so the question that i have is, do you envision support for Libraries in future releases of XYplorer?
Nov 5 2010 at 9:17pm Copy Link
Patricia Hamilton This might be a stupid question but what are the Windows 7 Libraries?
Nov 5 2010 at 9:41pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @peter hayes: Support for Libraries is planned, but with low priority. I wouldn't bet on it being added before 2012.
XYplorer - Nov 5 2010 at 9:46pm Copy Link
The Oneiros Link to their XYplorer Scripts Library:
...impressive, to say the least.
Nov 6 2010 at 12:16am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Hmmm, that might have been a self-link by the author of that "Scripts Library"... ;)

Please note two things:
1) That above mentioned "Scripts Library" is by no means an official part of XYplorer but just the work of a very productive user.
2) Scripting is a great addition for advanced users but by no means necessary for working with XYplorer. All features mentioned on the official website are available without scripting (unless clearly stated).

BTW, here is a list of the main features: The blue arrows on the right lead you to some online documentation.
XYplorer - Nov 6 2010 at 12:47am Copy Link
peter hayes Thanks Donald, for the reply.
Nov 6 2010 at 2:07am Copy Link
Louis H @ Peter Hayes...

You are correct in pointing out that XYplorer is not the only alternative to WE out there.

I don't use Windows Libraries enough for their inclusion or exclusion to be a make or break part of my decision regarding consideration of purchasing XYplorer next Monday. Still it was a valid question and I thank you, Donald, for the second more direct response that adding this feature is very low priority and unlikely before 2012.

For others still trying to decide, there is a pretty good comparison of currently available file managers out there at....

While it is always good to have a few grains of salt nearby when using Wikipedia, I think this is a pretty fair and objective - albeit far from complete (and not fully up to date for all entries - i.e. Directory Opus's current version is - overview of what these products offer in comparison with each other.

XYplorer holds up extremely well in these comparisons. Add in the lifetime license and portable nature of XYplorer and it stands out even more.
Nov 6 2010 at 2:36am Copy Link
Mark W Will you be adding support for previewing compressed files i.e., zip, rar, etc.?

Nov 6 2010 at 9:01am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Support for browsing ZIP and RAR archives like folders is planned. Other formats are currently not planned.
XYplorer - Nov 6 2010 at 8:30pm Copy Link
M G Is there any way to disable automatically resort contents after moving or copying operations?
I would like to have the new created/added contents to be at the end of the list, so I can find/check them easily. (Then I can press F5 to refresh the list view).

Could it be possible to add Breadcrumbs like the ones of Xplorer2. I know that Xyplorer has Breadcrumbs, but they are not really useful for me.
Thanks to the x2's Breadcrumbs I can hide the "tree pane" and even reach the desired folder faster and with just one click.

Nov 7 2010 at 1:24am Copy Link
Donald Lessau No, this is not implemented. But I see the demand because it has been variously wished before. I might add it later.

Breadcrumbs, also quite popular but not yet existing in the fashion you are talking about. They are, however, on my todo-list.

Note that XY offers other powerful means for fast navigation, especially the Mini Tree. Most people love it once they tried it.
XYplorer - Nov 7 2010 at 1:42am Copy Link
Jean Sibe I've been following XYplorer's development for a long time. I've always noticed author is very friendly - just take a look here!

I am DOpus user for years but with this price vs features (Pro, lifetime license) I need to say, this is a steal. Count me in tomorrow!
Nov 7 2010 at 2:39am Copy Link
Mark W That is good to hear that zip and rar support will be added. I do have one other question regarding licensing, are you allowed to install on both a laptop and desktop with 1 license or does that require 2?

Never mind, found the answer myself.....

Nov 7 2010 at 12:55pm Copy Link
Tazzie @Donald ... thanks so much for planning the zip/rar review feature!!! It's one thing that I have actually missed in Xyplorer, so it will be very welcome. I always look forward to updates in Xyplorer, and even more so to upgrades ... it's nice to know I can look forward to more than "bug fixes." :)
Nov 7 2010 at 5:43pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau FYI, the license is per user, not per machine: The XYplorer Lifetime License Pro entitles one person to use the full version of XYplorer on any number of devices for an unlimited time.
XYplorer - Nov 7 2010 at 6:58pm Copy Link
Mike G Wow, the features list is amazing. Catalogs, hotlist, mini tree, and tags & comments stand out on quick review. But the fact that XYplorer Pro can make me a cup of coffee really puts it over the top (and I don't even drink coffee). ;-]

Like some others here, I already have DOpus, but I can't see needing both of these powerful file managers on the same PC. So I'll use DOpus at home and XYplorer at work and on my laptop.

I really appreciate XYplorer's per user and lifetime license and thanks Bits du Jour for making this affordable.
Nov 8 2010 at 1:11am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson Thanks for the good words Mike, we do what we can :-)

Enjoy XYplorer!

BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 8 2010 at 1:20am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho XYplorer is fantastic. For me, XYplorer is the best.
I use for a long time. I tested others, but I decided to buy XYplorer
because the features, easy to use and suport.

Nelson Carvalho
Nov 8 2010 at 1:34am Copy Link
David Peters Wow, this will be another step for me to finally move away from Dopus. Dopus in my view has only been getting heavier and bloated without any major new productivity features for like half a decade. If I try and suggest such features, I am only being turned down every time...

As soon as XYPlorer has flat view and dual monitor support (or preview pane in the right half of its window) I'll be more than happy to switch.

Cheers David.P
Nov 8 2010 at 2:06am Copy Link
Michael R. Just bought your program.

Had not too much time to test it, but the feature-list ist really impressing. And also the explanations to each of the features. This is missing in most of the other programs. There is mostly just a one-sentence feature headline given, without explanation, etc.

The final reason, why I finally bought it - although I already have some filemanagers - was the perfect kind of license: (1) lifetime, (2) on all computer a user owns, (3) directly running from an usb-stick, without changing the registry of the connected computer.

So, big complement!!!

To (3), one question: Is there a functional difference, between installing it with the installer and just copying the files?
Nov 8 2010 at 3:10am Copy Link
H. H. Hallo,
the following questions
1. can you say something about the search-speed of xyplorer in comparison to search-gt or 2brightsparks findonclick (both extremely fast without indexing)?
2. is there or will there ve a feature to rename files with the same name during copying (instead of skipping them) - like teracopy claims to do?
3. are the informations, one adds to files or folders (color, comments) saved together with the folder/file or in a separate database of xyplorer?
- in case the iadditional informations are not stored directly together with the files and fodlers - will they be unaccessable in case one has e.g. moved a file with windows explorer and xyplorer turning off?

Thank you for answering soonly in advance
with kind regards
Nov 8 2010 at 3:16am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Michael R.: (Is there a functional difference, between installing it with the installer and just copying the files?)

No, they are 100% identical.
XYplorer - Nov 8 2010 at 5:32am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @H. H.:
1. search-gt etc. I think they are faster on pure name searches, but AFAIK have much lesser options to search for other criteria like Date, Size, Attributes, Contents. Generally, XY is known to have a very fast (non-indexed) search, and it supports search results caching, and tag-based search (which is a kind of user-indexed search).

2. Yes, this is indeed planned.

3. In a separate database, hence they will indeed be unaccessable in case one has e.g. moved a file with windows explorer and xyplorer is off.
Note, however, that the database is in a very straight human-readable ASCII format -- you could even edit it manually in any editor. Which means, in case it gets out of synch it's not impossible at all to fix it.
XYplorer - Nov 8 2010 at 5:42am Copy Link
Joran Toresen Do you have any plans to support flat view?

Nov 8 2010 at 8:25am Copy Link
lisba f Is there an easy way to learn this program? Is there perhaps a tutorial?
Nov 8 2010 at 9:22am Copy Link
Donald Lessau flat view: Well, depends how you define flat view. Maybe that's better discussed in the user forum...

tutorial: not a tutorial but a "tour", a website full of examples, a feature overview, and a very lively and friendly user forum:
XYplorer - Nov 8 2010 at 9:29am Copy Link
Jaap Aap Flat view as in Dopus would certainly be nice! That is the way I would define it anyway.
Nov 8 2010 at 9:44am Copy Link
lisba f Tutorial: Too many texts to read in 'tour', I may need a whole morning to read them carefully, and not sure if I understand all of them. Without a tutorial I am afraid that I'll buy the program and later abandon it!
Nov 8 2010 at 9:53am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Tutorial: Well, it is not necessary to understand all the features. For example, for me personally the following 3 simple features alone would be enough to get a license:
1) Mini Tree
2) Portable Open With Menu
3) Copy Here With Last Modified Date

Ask what XY can do for you. You still have almost 6 hours to find out... :)
XYplorer - Nov 8 2010 at 10:16am Copy Link
Donald Lessau FYI, the BDJ promotion price of $34.28 easily beats the best volume discount price for the same product of $48.97. So if you need more than one license, don't hesitate. You won't get them that cheap anytime soon.
XYplorer - Nov 8 2010 at 10:29am Copy Link
Faisal Humayun As someone with a costly single-machine dopus license, I was relieved to see this very generous offering for XYplorer. Finally, I can install a portable and equally competent file manager on my LAN hosts and laptop. Purchased!
Nov 8 2010 at 2:10pm Copy Link
Miguel Melo I'm a registered xplorer2 user (which I think is also a great product) but I must admit I''ve enjoyed the xy pro trial a lot. I may register and switch if ever this offer is in place again (can't really justify 50 euros for another explorer, though).
Jan 31 2011 at 11:07pm Copy Link
Roberto i use this and directory opus (sometimes total commander too).

i like the way xyplorer show images. if i can choose one file manager probably i choose this one.

regularly updated, and developer listen his users... and lifetime license is GREAT.
Apr 5 2011 at 1:47am Copy Link
Peter Schaeffer A very good product. Useful for XP. Required for any serious work with Windows 7.
Apr 6 2011 at 10:01am Copy Link
James Kenney I just clicked to buy this and it said to log in or create an account.
I created an account and now it does not show that I can buy it anymore???
Apr 7 2011 at 7:49am Copy Link
Roberto you have to wait until tomorrow day 8.
Apr 7 2011 at 8:39am Copy Link
S B I, too, enjoy this (along with the granddaddy Directory Opus).

This is *very* powerful, *very* innovative, and is continuously developing and evolving (not so much so with Dopus). A lifetime license really makes a *lot* of sense for this wonderful and powerful tool! It also has many seemingly small things that are well integrated and very useful.

Great directly out of the box. Amazing when you get to know it. Highly recommended.
Apr 7 2011 at 10:04am Copy Link
bvssunnydale Does this have a portable version available? That's a deal-breaker for me as I use half a dozen cpus a day and then maybe the same number the next day, but totally different machines. thanks.
Apr 7 2011 at 11:30am Copy Link
Staley Finally a developer that understands their customers don't want to rely on them (the developer/company/activation server) to install and reinstall. Yay no activation!... The Lifetime License is the cherry on top!

P.S. To be fair, I am a daily user of Directory Opus, and it too has not activation... NOTE TO OTHER DEVELOPERS... these developers trust their customers.

App looks absolutely cool, I am seriously thinking about picking up this deal!
Apr 7 2011 at 1:23pm Copy Link
Louis H Can't remember why i did not pick this one up last time it was offered, but I will not miss the deal this time around.

Great app. Solid support.

Wm Shore - it is a portable app, period. (see the website for full details if needed.)

One of the best offers BDJ has arranged for.
Apr 7 2011 at 5:09pm Copy Link
Nick Kobe I have been using the software for years. It is the best value, great customer service, and consumer oriented "user" license. Have used OPUS as well, but it isn't nearly the value of XYplorer!
Apr 7 2011 at 6:10pm Copy Link
Conrad TDI This is one of my favorite products, by a developer who seems to be very responsive. I look forward to the 64 bit versions in the next year, and the lifetime license will apply to that version, as well. Donald Lessau, the developer, doesn't play games with his licensing - it is exactly what it look like.

Did I mention it doesn't leave odd back-door hidden files in your Windows directory like Xplorer2? What would *that* be for??
Apr 7 2011 at 6:28pm Copy Link
a User Is "Lifetime License" limited to the current version, or does it cover future iterations of the program? If it is limited to the current version, then I would ask when the next major version is expected. "Lifetime License" might be a great marketing tool, but it doesn't always mean what you think it means.
Apr 7 2011 at 6:52pm Copy Link
Ralph Cohen Looks like a nice product. Can XYplorer connect to remote directories via FTP?
Apr 7 2011 at 6:57pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Not Born Yesterday: Lifetime includes all future versions. You will get all upgrades for free.

Note also that the license grants you the right to use XYplorer on any number and kind of devices.
XYplorer - Apr 7 2011 at 7:20pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Ralph Cohen: Nope, no FTP support.
XYplorer - Apr 7 2011 at 7:21pm Copy Link
Diego SEO Hi,

I purchased xplorer2 not long ago and have evaluated lots of other alternative file managers for more than 15 years but just a few minutes after installing XYplorer I have decided to take advantage of this offer and purchase it.

The program is FAST! (I'm perplexed by the speed of the search feature) and VERY easy to use. The interface is nice and intuitive as any other I have ever used.

The tagging capabilities are also extremely useful. Please, keep on this path. Maybe you could improve this feature by providing easy ways to connect (synchronize) the tags with other apps (like Outlook categories, PersonalBrain and other PIM software). Well, Maybe in the future... ;-)

Lastly I have to say that I miss FTP capabilities (mentioned by Ralph Cohen), of course with a site manager.

All the best and congratulations for such a great program.


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Apr 7 2011 at 7:42pm Copy Link
Tore Hoyem I'm also a regular DOpus user, and I do recall looking at XYplorer the last time it was offered.

I seem to remember that unlike DOpus, XYplorer could not preview Canon RAW formats (.CRW, .CR2) and .DNG (Adobe) format picture files.

Since I have tons of photographs to sort and browse through, this is an important feature for me.

Has support for this improved of late, or will it some time soon?

Apr 7 2011 at 8:04pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Tore Hoyem: Actually yes, this has been added quite recently.

For thumbnails ensure "Enable shell thumbnails" is ticked in configuration. With the appropriate CODECs installed XYplorer will now show thumbnails of RAW image formats (e.g. CRW, DNG, NEF).
XYplorer - Apr 7 2011 at 8:13pm Copy Link
Tore Hoyem Hi Donald.

I was assuming the CODECS to be present on my system, since DOpus can show thumbnails of these formats, but this does not seem to be the case (or I'm not using XYplorer properly :-).

CR2 files are tagged as "Not a previewed format", while DNG files are "Cannot decode".

If I can get this to work, I'll purchase a license, if only to support you for trusting your customers (re. the licensing).

Apr 7 2011 at 8:54pm Copy Link
Louis H Tore...

Don't know if you are aware of this previous (VERY fast) BDJ promotion app....

The developer also offers an additional codecs pack for additional image formats.

I have the app and the codecs pack installed and my RAW files show up with XYplorer.
Apr 7 2011 at 9:08pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Tore Hoyem: Are you using v9.90.0700? If yes then I have to look at this closer. It should then probably discussed in the user forum.
XYplorer - Apr 7 2011 at 9:21pm Copy Link
A. C. Thank you for this BitsduJour. Had 5 days left on the trail.
This one came just in time.

Lifetime license is GREAT.
I could have skipped it without it. :-)
Apr 7 2011 at 10:57pm Copy Link
Gordon McFarlane Hi, will FTP compatibility be a thing of the future. Also can this program carry out synchronisations or do I need a separate program? If not, will it be included in future?
As a blind person will it work with speech - like Windows Explorer (being text based)
Apr 7 2011 at 11:10pm Copy Link
Cameron Gay Hi

I am a long time user of XYplorer Pro and can wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who wants a file manager that does it all and then some

I paid full price and still think it's great value.


Apr 7 2011 at 11:22pm Copy Link
Tore Hoyem @Luis: Thanks for the tip. I'll look it up next time it becomes available here.

@Donald: I'll take the preview issue to your forum shortly

Apr 7 2011 at 11:25pm Copy Link
Wayne Hamilton I bought this the last time on BDJ.

It's an excellent product. Support of the author is second to none. Well recommended.
Apr 7 2011 at 11:43pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Gordon McFarlane: FTP is currently not planned. Directory synchronisation however is planned. About speech I'm not sure. Please try it and let me know, thanks.
XYplorer - Apr 7 2011 at 11:54pm Copy Link
Mitchell Kastner Will it run (install?) on Win 7 64 bit?
Apr 8 2011 at 12:33am Copy Link
S B @Mitchell: Yes. No issues at all. I've been using it on two Win 7 x64 machines for quite some time. It installs and works very well.
Apr 8 2011 at 12:45am Copy Link
Shaun W Why haven't they replied to my order yet? I ordered thru this page about 8 hours ago.. using paypal as method, and didnt even get to the paypal payment page.. it just said something like "payment has been delayed for you transaction" .. what the hell? Why is it taking them so long to send me info on how I can pay via paypal, this is annoying me.
Apr 8 2011 at 1:48am Copy Link
Shaun W. "Unfortunately, the PayPal transaction for your order 373733635 has been delayed. We will inform you as soon as we have received your payment. " How can they receive my payment and "inform" me if I can't even put in my paypal details...
Apr 8 2011 at 2:09am Copy Link
Doug Atkinson I'm a longtime Xplorer2 user, and it is difficult to change once you've gotten used to doing things a certain way. However, I like the file details provided in the preview pane of XYplorer, and the lifetime license is great. However, one of the ways I use Xplorer2 a lot is to have the right pane be a list of files, and then I do a Preview of the images and text documents, which appears in the left pane. I can then have open another app, such as my web editor, and quickly copy details from the image or text that is open, and then move to the next file.
So far, the Preview pane in XYplorer seems to be limited to a horizontal split, rather than a vertical split (at least I haven't found a way to change it yet in my brief preview). In this layout, I can't see images as large as I'd like to,and they are in the middle of the screen where it is harder to work with them (I like them moved to the left). Are there plans to allow the Preview Pane to be moved to a vertical view rather than across the bottom? Thanks!
Apr 8 2011 at 3:45am Copy Link
Carlos Oliveros I bought 1 license, lifetime license and license policy sounds excellent.

Apr 8 2011 at 3:46am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Doug Atkinson: Yes, an additional (optional) vertical preview pane at the right side of everything is indeed planned.
XYplorer - Apr 8 2011 at 4:07am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Thanks for the words of encouragement guys, we're really glad we can get you the software that you want at the best price possible.

Thanks also to all of you that are using the new 'Post to Twitter' feature, it's really helping to spread the word!
BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 8 2011 at 4:32am Copy Link
RM Hi, I've been trying to familiarize myself with it's features and have been reading through the help topics. First off I'm just wondering, is there a way to temporarily mirror the actions in one pane with the actions in the other like with a toggle switch? For instance, if I open a favorite folder, the contents of the folder will be opened in both panes at the same time. The reason I ask is because when organizing a specific folder located deep in the root tree I wouldn't have to search for it twice to open it, once for each pane. Then with the same folder opened in each pane simultaneously I could compare the files and copy, move or paste one into to the other to organize it better. Secondly, is it possible for each pane to have it's own toolbar? Like a small one on top of each pane? Thanks in advance for any reply. This looks like it's a really great software product with plenty of features I have yet to explore.
Apr 8 2011 at 4:55am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @RM: 2 times "no" I'm afraid. But have a look at the things the app *can* do... ;)
XYplorer - Apr 8 2011 at 5:08am Copy Link
kevin seymour @RM

Have you ever looked at Q-DIR? Similar to what you are looking for, I love the program.
Apr 8 2011 at 6:23am Copy Link
H. H: Hallo,
the following questions
1. does xyplorer have the feature for copy / move operations
"rename all when file nime already exists in target folder"?
2. is there a possibility to find duplicate files (same content, bti b bit comparison) for any disks - or at least within a result list when searching for a file / folder name
3. does xyplorer allow searching for folder names or only for files?

if the above features are not already implemented, will they been developed within the near future??

thank you for answering promptly in advance
with kind regards

Apr 8 2011 at 6:31am Copy Link
Keith G. I'm having trouble getting overlay icons to work (for MP3 files). I already have the "generic icons" setting turned off, and the "overlay icons" setting turned on. Is there anything else I should try?
Apr 8 2011 at 6:44am Copy Link
Mitchell Kastner I don't know what I am doing wrong but I cannot create tags or labels.

I start xyplorer. I select a file; I right click on the file expecting to see an item by which I can create a tag or label but I cannot. I mean, right clicking is the standard means by which you can monkey around with a file. What am I doing wrong?

I purchased Tabbles on BDJ and you can create auto-rules for creating tags; you can right click on a folder, create multiple tags and any files created therein would inherit the tag. Tabbles moreover permits you to create a tag hierarchy: parent tags and descendents of the parent. Tabbles so far as I can use it however does not mimic Windows Explorer hence my interest in XYplorer. If I can figure out how to use it
Apr 8 2011 at 6:49am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @[...various...]: Some of the recent comments are questions about usage, or about features that apparently don't work as advertised. I can assure you that "overlay icons" and "tags" ar working well, and if they don't it's surely for reasons that a bit of discussion will find out.

However, this page here is probably not the best place to do this. Please use XYplorer's User Forum for specific usage questions and bug reports (don't forget to state your OS in the post).

XYplorer - Apr 8 2011 at 7:00am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @H. H:
1. Yes, the "Backup" operation (which is basically a copy operation with lots extra configuration options) allows to auto-rename files on collision.
2. No, a dupe finder is not present, but planned. You can, however, compare any two files and determine whether they are identical or not by a very fast byte-by-byte comparison.
3. Yes, XYplorer allows searching for folder names.
XYplorer - Apr 8 2011 at 7:04am Copy Link
Christian Mo I also just tried to purchase this via PayPal, and gotten the same issue as Shawn W above. "Unfortunately, the PayPal transaction for your order 373773775 has been delayed. We will inform you as soon as we have received your payment."

In the ShareIt email I received, it says that the order will be processed likely within 4 hours, and no more than 24 hours. If they do not process the order by then, will I miss the deal? I would try to re-order using my CC directly if I wasn't advised by the same email to not resubmit my order in case I was double-charged.
Apr 8 2011 at 7:26am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Christian Mo: No idea what's causing these delays, but I have seen this before and finally the order always came through. Be patient and play with the trial version (it's almost fully functional).
XYplorer - Apr 8 2011 at 7:32am Copy Link
Joe M It seems like a nice program. It is faster than Power Desk Pro 8.
The one thing I have not found is a drive bar and the ability to zip and unzip files like I can in Power Desk Pro 8.
Apr 8 2011 at 7:53am Copy Link
Donald Lessau XY has a "Computer" button in the toolbar which has all the drives and the major special folders (Desktop, User, Recycler, Network, etc.) in a dropdown menu -- takes less space than a drive bar.

Zip support is planned.
XYplorer - Apr 8 2011 at 8:13am Copy Link
Frank Stephens "...file management in Windows hasn't really changed all that much since the olden days of Windows 3.1." "Required for any serious work with Windows 7." I don't like disingenuous statements. No question, XYplorer has lots of useful features. A great many of those are built into Windows Explorer. Explorer was greatly improved in Vista, and changed again in Windows 7. These sorts of utilities can be handy add-ons if you need them, but you'll miss out on Windows features and integration if you use them as your primary interface. Endless improvements to Explorer happened with Vista, too much to list here. Preview panel, with built-in and third-party support. Tags (not consistent across file types, however). Sorting and grouping existed before, filtering and stacking were added (stacking only applies to Libraries in Win7). Very, very powerful Windows Search (especially in Win7), works across computers and for a time on disconnected external drives. Search filters, favorite locations, quick path selection, etc. Most people are completely unaware of Explorer keyboard shortcuts, multiple windows, pane options (layout), window options (cascade, stack, side-by-side). Win7 Libraries are powerful and useful. I notice that a number of these types of utilities try to copy features that were added to Explorer and then try to claim that they're "unique". Explorer has had built-in Zip support since XP.
Apr 8 2011 at 12:06pm Copy Link
Joe M Great on the future Zip support. That will be a good feature.

Yes, I did find the drop down menu for the drives. It works but it is not as convenient as as the drive bar. I haved tired other file managers and as far as I can remembe, XYplorer and Microsofts Explorer are the only two that do not have the drive bar. Some even had a drive bar for both windows. That is one thing I did not like about Microsofts Explorer.
Apr 8 2011 at 12:16pm Copy Link
Miguel Melo Like Christian Mo, I am also waiting for my paypal payment to complete... this is strange as I use paypal for loads of things and it's always instantaneous. I assume digital river do manual approval or something.

Unlike Christian, however, I cannot play with the trial because mine has expired already. :) I'll keep on using x2 in the meantime.
Apr 8 2011 at 12:24pm Copy Link
RM Thank you Mr. Donald Lessau for your reply.

kevin seymour, thanks also for the suggestion! I'm checking out Q-DIR now. This seems more in line with the style of file management I'm used to. :)
Apr 8 2011 at 12:58pm Copy Link
Gonzo Well, reading so many good comments about an application, its licensing and its author/developer is *VERY* rare these days.
I remember looking at XYplorer and Directory Opus some time ago, but found both over priced (budgets in a third world country are tight...) and really wasn't sure they'd be useful for me.

I read all these comments, checked the XYplorer website, and decided to make the purchase. Even if it's not an app I *need*, it does seem to work well, and is rich-featured. Also, I like showing my support to a developer like Donald.

I'd still like to reinforce the fact that even with today's discount the price is a bit high to my budget (and I'm sure I'm not the only one in this situation); but I'm sure it's worth the money for the three reasons: license, excellent user comments and developer support.
Apr 8 2011 at 12:59pm Copy Link
H. H, Hallo,
thank you for answering. I just bought your software to support the further development.
1. the backup to features also availabe with "motve to"
(rename all, when filename laready exists, keep attributes")

2. duplicate Files search (content, byte by byte) (like xplorer2 has)
with ability to filter the results by filetype, size, folder (with and
without subfolders) and filepath - best with the ability to check
them with the above criteriy automatically

Looking forward to future improvements

with kind regardsä
Apr 8 2011 at 1:17pm Copy Link
Christian Mo I finally got it purchased, but not because my PayPal order went through... ShareIt informed me that my PayPal payment had failed, and did not state the reason why (I suppose they didn't know either).

The good part is that in the email that I received later, I was given a chance to change my payment method, so I switched to CC and the order went through immediately.

Like Miguel Melo above, I often use PayPal over CC whenever possible and had never met problems like this. BDJ is not at fault here, though they may want to check it out since a number of users seem to be encountering such issues and may miss out on deals because of it. Not all of us can be waiting around our inboxes waiting for instructions that may come only in the wee hours of the morning.

@Donald Lessau I haven't managed to really get a smooth experience with the program, since XYplorer keeps closing on me. It's not like a standard program crash too; it starts up, I click on the evaluation button, then the main window appears, but within seconds it closes by itself. It isn't like a usual program crash because the closing is done quite elegantly; it fades off like as if the closing was user-initiated rather than crashing with an error message. I would start it up again and this may happen again.

The problem is an intermittent one. Sometimes the program will stay open and I can use it properly. But the next time I turn it on, the same problem occurs. It seemed to help if I do not click on the "Continue Evaluation" button immediately, and let the Trial notification window sit for a while upon startup, but this is purely anecdotal observation. Now that I've registered the product, there's no Trial screen and I have to keep trying again...

Any ideas? I'm on Windows 7 Enterprise x64.
Apr 8 2011 at 3:44pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Christian Mo: Let me know (User Forum) if this issue continues.
XYplorer - Apr 8 2011 at 4:36pm Copy Link
Mitchell Kastner Frank Stephens

I was waiting for your comment but I had to go to my grandneice's play before you posted your comments so I purchased the license anticipating your verdict. Oh well not the end of the world I guess. Like others I want to support a developer that is committed to customer service and responsive to wish-list requests.

I certainly did not think that you could add tags to files in Win Explorer much less labels. Also changing icons is limited unless you can add icon libraries which are a tad too much work for me. Tabbles has very powerful tagging capabilities, but I cannot get the hang of the Tabbles work space. So I will give xyplorer a try. But if I had read your comments before I purchased the license. Thanks for you great advice.
Apr 8 2011 at 6:04pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau Tip: XYplorer v10 Lifetime License Pro is currently on 50% Introductory Discount. See Offer expires July 21th, 2011 at 00:00:00 AM UTC+1.
XYplorer - Jul 6 2011 at 7:16am Copy Link
K X I was just revisiting this thread because I've been using the program more and more recently, and like it a lot. I'm very happy with the program and the great Bits deal. (I still use Directory Opus, too.)

@ Joe McCormick

I don't know if you picked up XYPlorer in April or not, but version 10 now has a "smart drive bar."
Sep 19 2011 at 9:38am Copy Link
Software Guy Great file manager just keeps getting better. Fantastic customer support. Great price for a lifetime license, especially when compared to several other file managers who charge high prices for the program and then they follow it up with high prices for upgrades, making this deal a no brainer...
Oct 2 2011 at 6:58pm Copy Link
Tomasz Lisowski Not sure, what you mean. Total Commander, for example, has the standard price tag of roughtly $46. I own its license and haven't had to pay for an upgrade yet ...

Directory Opus indeed wants you to pay for an upgrade ...

Others??? Anyway, I felt your statement about "several other file managers" as slightly exaggerated :-)
Oct 2 2011 at 11:21pm Copy Link
Markus Malmann Hm, what is a bit strange - you're talking about "what's new in XYplorer v10.40", but when I download from the link above I get version 10.30.
When I go to the website I find a preview to 10.40-link and after following this I can read:
XYplorer 10.40 has been released on 04-Oct-2011. Here's a quick introduction to the main new features:
Wipe. A method to securely delete files beyond recovery.
Wipe is a method to securely delete files beyond recovery (at least by conventional software-based forensic tools). This sort of deletion is also known as Shred, Erase, Secure Delete, Nuke, etc. Note that XYplorer's Wipe doesn't perform paranoid stuff like multiple passes or random patterns, because instead of significantly increasing security it would just stress your hardware.

The following steps suffice to destroy a file permanently:
Reset file attributes.
Overwrite file with zeros (single pass).
Set file size to zero.
Rename file.
Reset the three file dates to random dates.
Delete file permanently (no Recycle Bin).


A bit strange the whole thing - right here it's still the 3rd of Octobre and it should be the same in Germany ...

Anybody like to clear up things?
Oct 3 2011 at 7:59am Copy Link
Software Guy @Tomasz - definitely talking about directory opus, and others charge high upgrade prices too like powerdesk, previously offered here on bdj. The alternative file managers fall out this way: total commander (including free) has more users than directory opus then comes xplorer2 followed by xyplorer then freecommander then powerdesk then the others. Total commander is a fine utility but many users opt for more fully featured programs. Total commander is definitely behind the curve on newest features - check their latest updates at - while directory opus prides itself on the most features and charges accordingly. Total commander just now delivers side by side panes, ftp, thumb views and unzip which is far behind several other file managers.
Almost all of the other paid file managers charge fees for updates, and the highest upgrade fee is directory opus (also the most restrictive license). So, considering all of the information, IMHO xyplorer offers the most wanted features, is user friendly, has outstanding customer support and is being offered at an excellent price with lifetime updates.
So, if you need a good enhanced file manager replacement, xyplorer is an excellent choice. At least give it a try...
Oct 3 2011 at 9:28am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Markus Malmann: XYplorer 10.40 will be released on 04-Oct-2011.
XYplorer - Oct 3 2011 at 11:17am Copy Link
Brian H Hi- I am looking for a replacement for my favorite, and most-used program (the now defunct) "ExplorerPlus" by Novatix. Any opinions on whether this would be a good replacement (or any others that might be better)? Software Guy, I always value your reviews, and from what you posted above it appears that you feel this program is the best (in terms of price/features) of the bunch for file explorers. Just wondering how this might stack up to features of "ExplorerPlus" that I have come to rely on so much. Thanks.
Oct 3 2011 at 2:17pm Copy Link
Software Guy @Brian - Afraid I have not personally used Explorer Plus so I can not comment. Hopefully another BDJ user might help here.

But I do recommend you download and give XYPlorer a try. In my experience the developer has been extremely responsive - helping me with one of my licenses not long ago. And it is not often that any developers are willing to sell lifetime upgrades at such a reasonable cost - and this represents long term savings for the user. And yes, I use a different file manager on each of my machines just to keep current with the more popular ones. This one has DOpus, my reserch laptop XYPlorer, my cruise the internet laptop sports Powerdesk, my workstation sports freecommander - you get the idea. And i won't say that any of these are bad - I find them all very useful. It is a matter of what specific features you need and your personal tastes. But XYPlorer is constantly updated, the developer is responsive and it is a nice, fully featured file manager. So I do suggest giving it a try. And really, I know of no other full featured, developer supported file managers with a lifetime license. Total commander was mentioned, but last time I checked it was US $46 and did not come with a lifetime license - here's the link -

So why not give XYPlorer a try...
Oct 3 2011 at 2:49pm Copy Link
Tomasz Lisowski Yes, the best way to give XYPlorer a try (I will do it :-) ).

I just would like to comment, that I have bought Total Commander, yet when it was called Windows Commander (around 1994) and never had to pay for an upgrade, even though indeed the license does not say explicitly that it is a lifetime one. The web page has the following statement:

Q: What's the price of an update from an older to the current version?
A: As soon as you are registered, (until further notice) all updates are free, provided that you get the latest version yourself by downloading it. This has been the case since version 1.0. Just install the new (Shareware) version over the old one. The only important thing is to keep the file wincmd.key.

So, in effect it is an "until further notice" lifetime license :-) It seems, however, that the author kept this promise since a long time. The same situation apparently we have e.g. with WinRAR - not a lifetime license from a strict legal point of view, but the maker allowed updates to all later versions.

The Total Commander's author responsiveness is also quite good. The program looks indeed a bit old-fashioned, but it is small, portable, fast and rich in configuration options. It just does the job very well. Currently it is getting a 64-bit version (version 8.0 is at beta 3 stage). There is a number of external plugins available, which can provide additional functionality, if needed.

Summing up, I would suggest that when looking for a replacement of your old file manager, you try Total Commander as well. I am just a happy user of it since really many years :-)
Oct 3 2011 at 10:33pm Copy Link
Garry Camps is this for the Pro license?

when is this deal due to return ?
Oct 4 2011 at 6:35am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Yes, XYplorer Lifetime License Pro. The deal will be available on October 5th.
XYplorer - Oct 4 2011 at 6:43am Copy Link
SoftCollector @ Donald Lessau

Dear Donald,

I own a license to Servant Salamander - an excellent file manager, which, among other things, offers (1) double pane view and (2) quick access to 10 most often used directories through a line of 10 clickable shortcuts above the two panes and accessible from both.

Any file manager I would consider buying should have these options available. I have only been trying XYplorer for a short time -

could you tell me if it can be configured to show 2 panes and a line of shortcut to directories (clickable, not tabs).

Thank you!

Kind Regards,
Oct 5 2011 at 12:34am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @SoftCollector: Hi, yes XYplorer has both, Dual Pane and configurable toolbar buttons (which even work as drop targets). The latter has been added quite recently under the label "Droppable User Buttons".
XYplorer - Oct 5 2011 at 12:46am Copy Link
SoftCollector @ Donald Lessau

Dear Donald ,

Thank you for your prompt reply.

1. The dual pane was indeed easy to set.
2. I am still not quite clear how to set a line of clickable folders above the panes. Are you referring to the Favorite Folders option? This is not exactly what I am looking for as there is an extra click to get access to the individual favorite folders. Is there a one-click solution?

Kind Regards,
Oct 5 2011 at 1:03am Copy Link
Donald Lessau SC,

read this, please (might look like many words, but once you got it, you will take about 20 seconds per button):


BTW, there is also the "Catalog" which is easier to configure than the buttons: You simply drag-drop folders on a category (that you created before) and, voila, there is your clickable/droppable link. Similar to the Favorites pane in Explorer.
XYplorer - Oct 5 2011 at 1:14am Copy Link
SoftCollector @ Donald Lessau

Dear Donald,

Thank you for your clarification.

1. I have successfully created several user buttons and assigned them folder addresses.

2. It seems that general folders (not Desktop or anything else Windows-specific) share the same icon and the name of the button is actually the path address of the corresponding folder. This seems to present 2 problems:

2.1 With 10 or 15 such folders they become virtually indistinguishable as they look the same (no textual name and identical icons). This could be fixed by assigning specific icons, but it is time consuming and I do not have those icons readily available.

2.2. Since the button's name is actually the target folder's address it takes too much space in the tab when opened (some paths are rather long).

3. Is there a way to assign textual names to the user buttons on the toolbar?

4. Can these user buttons to which folders are assigned be shown on a separate line on the Toolbar?

Kind Regards,
Oct 5 2011 at 2:36am Copy Link
Donald Lessau SC,

on it is shown how to define a custom icon.

For the other questions please visit the user forum. I think this is a better place to discuss specific questions about usage.

XYplorer - Oct 5 2011 at 2:42am Copy Link
Garry Camps can i buy with paypal
Oct 5 2011 at 3:24am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Yes, Share-it supports PayPal.
XYplorer - Oct 5 2011 at 3:28am Copy Link
SoftCollector @ Donald Lessau

Dear Donald,

Thank you for your answer.

Unfortunately, this is a 24-hour sale and asking questions on forums needs registration, approval, formulation and then the wait to receive the answer (in 90% of the cases 48h+).

My buying or not buying XYP depends on answering the above questions and more specifically:

3. Is there a way to assign textual names to the user buttons on the toolbar?

4. Can these user buttons to which folders are assigned be shown on a separate line on the Toolbar?

If you feel you are too busy to address these queries, it is not a big deal, I will simply not buy a license.

Kind Regards,
Oct 5 2011 at 4:11am Copy Link
IneedHelp Hello, Donald!

I'm pretty sure you are aware that xplorer2 is a powerful competitor and you probably know what most of its capabilities are.

Could you make a quick, fair, comparison between the major features of xplorer2 and XYplorer? Or at least tell just what major features your product presents, while the other lacks?

Thank you.
Oct 5 2011 at 4:52am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho I use XYplorer for years. Support excellent, Product with several useful features. I highly recommend. This offer is a must.
Oct 5 2011 at 5:04am Copy Link
Eddie Tex @Ineed Help,

It's important to know feature differences. That said, for the most part, both products appear to be fairly even functionally (there are some things that each can do that the other cannot). From an interface and usability perspective, XYplorer is (in my opinion) superior.

If you read through all the comments in general, there seems to be a consensus that this product and another called Directory Opus are considered the cream of the crop. You can additionally do a search for Xplorer2 in all the commends, you'll find number of remarks from others who have used Xplorer2 that you might find helpful..

Finally, consider that this is a lifetime license that is user-based (can be installed on multiple machines as long as you are the primary user for each of those machines).

I'm a registered Xplorer2 user myself and have decided to register this software after reading all the comments and playing around with it myself.
Oct 5 2011 at 5:51am Copy Link
Doug Atkinson I use both Xplorer2 and XYplorer. I usually use Xplorer2 the most, but that is likely because I've used it longer so I am more comfortable with how it operates. I have never tried to make a feature for feature comparison. I love Xplorer2's search feature, and I also love XYplorer's preview screen, for example. You have to figure out which one matches what you do the most, or just buy one and learn to love it! grin
Oct 5 2011 at 6:17am Copy Link
David Gilmour I was enjoying my evaluation of XYplorer, until I checked how it worked with CR2 files, which are image files in Canon RAW format. XYplorer's image preview panel says "cannot decode," and thumbnails are not generated. I can preview these files and browse thumbnails in Windows Explorer, having installed the CR2 codec that Microsoft finally released in July 2011. Does XYplorer support CR2 files?
Oct 5 2011 at 6:18am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @IneedHelp

I don't know xplorer2 well enough to make a fair feature comparison. Conc. XYplorer there is a list of the most interesting (admittedly in my own opinion -- this is not based on a census) features here:

IMO feature lists are just one way to compare competing products. Also important are the interface looks and ergonomics (usability), configurability, portability, memory usage (x2 is slightly better at that because it is smaller) and speed.
Generally every user is different, and with such feature rich products, most users will only use a subset of the available features. Play with it and decide intuitively (as you won't have time for a thorough evaluation AND get the BDJ discount).
XYplorer - Oct 5 2011 at 6:29am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @SoftCollector

The XY forum is much faster than 48 hours. Usually it's less than 1 hour. :) Anyway, your last questions are quick to answer:

3. Is there a way to assign textual names to the user buttons on the toolbar?

4. Can these user buttons to which folders are assigned be shown on a separate line on the Toolbar?
No. (But planned.)
XYplorer - Oct 5 2011 at 6:33am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @David Gilmour

XYplorer does support CR2 files (when the codec is installed). If it does not work it's a bug. In that case please report to the user forum, thank you.

XYplorer - Oct 5 2011 at 6:38am Copy Link
VLM Donald, Can shortcuts be assigned to all these custom buttons. I'm a keyboard-oriented user. I like the hotkeys, the buttons mean little to me, once they have been created, I'll likely not look at them again.

Also, may I assume that these are all local shortcuts? (E.g., will not show up as globals in Active Hotkeys, will only work when XYplorer is actually running.)
Oct 5 2011 at 7:46am Copy Link
Robert Bull Software Guy, I don't recognise your description of Total Commander as light on features *at all.* But I'm glad I bought a lifetime license for XYplorer a few years back - it was *brilliant* at doing unindexed file searching on the network at work, and being a full-fledged file manager rather than just a file finder, I could do more with them, and do it more easily.
Oct 5 2011 at 8:06am Copy Link
VLM Ordering a single license worked fine. FYI. The problem occurred only when I attempted to order 2. Selected payment type is check/MO, if that makes a difference ... though I doubt it.
Oct 5 2011 at 8:14am Copy Link
K X How to make coffee ...

Scroll down the the bottom of this page for a picture:
Oct 5 2011 at 8:48am Copy Link
VLM Good lord ... that's VERY funny!!! My type of humor, 100%!

What I have learned is that the various release pages, taken together, constitute an excellent documentation set, one feature at a time. THAT is good to know!!!
Oct 5 2011 at 9:13am Copy Link
Andre L @IneedHelp One important difference (to me) is that Xplorer2 does FTP whereas XYplorer does not.
Oct 5 2011 at 10:01am Copy Link
IneedHelp Thank you Donald and Eddie for your replies.

I believe that when it comes to file management, product price should be the last thing one should worry about. A file manager is basically the bridge between the user and the files he's working with, so regardless the cost, manager features are the most important aspect.

About 3 years ago, when I decided to make the transition from Windows XP to Windows 7 on my main system, I also started to look for a file manager as Windows Explorer was not acceptable any more. I then tested all the popular, best rated file managers (Total Commander, Directory Opus, XYplorer, xplorer² to name a few) and instinctively settled to using xplorer². I've been an xplorer² customer since then and never used or tried a different manager, until today, when someone on the xplorer2 forum mentioned and XYplorer was the headline.

I wanted to hear from Donald what he thinks the major differences would be between his product and Nikos' (the xplorer2 developer), but while waiting for a reply, I did go on and test XYplorer. Here's what I've come up with during a BRIEF COMPARISON, and I'm trying to be unbiased, so please correct me if I'm wrong describing a feature or lack of:

Considering my personal needs and referring strictly to file management features which are important to me and that should be part of the file management application and not an external dedicated utility:

XY Pros (XYplorer features that seem to be missing or incomplete in xplorer2):
- Tags and Labels feature;
- Some of the Customize List and Tree options;
- The excellent Info panel;
- Active pane toggling capability (which I see more like a 2 manager windows in 1 feature when not using dual panes).

XY Cons (xplorer2 features that seem to be missing or incomplete in XYplorer):
- No Grouping and Custom Grouping capabilities;
- No multiple Toolbars (on multiple rows) and poor customization;
- Dull menus with no associated option icons;
- No Folder Group lists;
- Poor Visual Filter interface and lack of Auto-filtering.
- No 64-bit version (which ahs several implications).

User Commands are of major importance, and while I'm more familiar with xplroer2's straightforward UC manager, I can't say it's better or worse than XY's because I haven't thoroughly tested it yet.

Regarding interface looks and ergonomics (usability), configurability and portability, I'd say both applications go head-to-head.

Here's a preview of my current xplorer2 interface which strongly connects me to x2: http://img143.imageshack....d05h19.png

Unless I can't have that in a different file manager, I'm pretty sure xplorer2 will keep its one and only or primary file manager status.

I'm not going to discuss features like file renaming capabilities as I strongly believe dedicated file renaming tools do a better job than any file manager's implemented renaming feature could do.

While some may chose to go with more than a file management application, others wish to handle files with just one manager. For the latter kind of people, differences between file managers are very important. I will just go with xplorer2 as my main file manager while considering XYplorer a worthy sidekick (launching it from x2 whenever I need specific XY features).

I will most certainly go deeper into researching XY's abilities and recommend Nikos to add to x2 XY's exclusive features, but your customer base should do the same, unless they're completely happy with what XY has to offer.
Oct 5 2011 at 10:12am Copy Link
Rich OBrien To retains the original dates on folders, I use Directory Opus 9 to copy folders. Is there a way to retain the dates on folders when using XYplorer instead of changing all dates on folders to today's date?
Oct 5 2011 at 10:20am Copy Link
IneedHelp @Andre L

As file renaming, I consider FTP operations to be a task for dedicated applications, so I simply ignore it when comparing file managers as long as I can launch dedicated apps and pass parameters using the manager.

But of course, it is a major difference between the two managers for someone who likes operating FTP tasks from within the file manager, and the same applies for file renaming and other separate kinds of operations.
Oct 5 2011 at 10:20am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @The Presiding Emissary for Vibrant Living Ministries and Successors

There is a way to assign shortcuts to locations, but that's not via the toolbar but via so-called user-defined commands.
XYplorer - Oct 5 2011 at 10:54am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @The Presiding Emissary for Vibrant Living Ministries and Successors

Concerning problems with Share-it, I can't say what's happening at your end. A quick test over here showed no problems, and several users already ordered multiple licenses today through Share-it.
XYplorer - Oct 5 2011 at 10:57am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Rich OBrien
Yes, the Custom Copy function allows to retain all file and folder dates after copying. See here:
XYplorer - Oct 5 2011 at 11:07am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @IneedHelp
Thanks for the longest commentary I ever had on BDJ. Actually, your screenshot http://img143.imageshack....d05h19.png would have been enough to convince me that the XY philosophy and yours don't overlap completely. ;)
XYplorer - Oct 5 2011 at 11:11am Copy Link
IneedHelp [Wow, has been down for several hours.]

I'm not sure what the XY philosophy is, but it probably has something to do with simplicity and efficiency- please correct me if I'm wrong because I'm only guessing.

Along the years I've been constantly improving my work-flow and a major breakthrough were user commands. While my x2 interface may seem crowded for the eyes of many users, it's actually just a heavily customized interface, improved by other x2 users' tools, and toolbars full of various user commands which provide quick access to opening/editing/managing files with dedicated tools/applications.

For example, XYplorer already has a place on one of my toolbars as a UC- well, not XYplorer directly, but a script which opens all x2 marked files' parents/folders in separate XY tabs. I find this to be useful when I want to browse certain folders while viewing XY's info pane or use file labeling and tagging while working on a project.
Oct 5 2011 at 4:04pm Copy Link
Rich OBrien Thanks, I reconfigured XYplorer and it is preserving original dates.
I've used PowerDesk since January 1996 when it was still owned by Mijenix. When PowerDesk is configured as Dual Pane Horizontal, PowerDesk has two folder panes, one to the left of each file pane. I much prefer to work with two folder panes. Is there a way to configure XYplorer so it has two folder panes?
Oct 5 2011 at 4:28pm Copy Link
Joe Mira Is there any way to have the preview pane located to the right of the file list pane (as in PowerDesk)?
Oct 5 2011 at 4:36pm Copy Link
Rich OBrien PowerDesk has two Folder Trees to the left of two file panes. So that there is a dedicated Folder Tree for each file pane. In Directory Opus when I choose Dual Pane horizontal, there are also two Folder Trees, one each for each File Pane. This works much better and is much less confusing than a single Folder Tree. Is there a way to configure XYplorer so that it has two Folder Trees when configured as Dual Pane Horizontal?

I'm going to buy XYplorer. I'll tell you why. It just proved that it can copy folders full of folders and files much faster than Directory Opus. And faster than anything else I've found. I backup my partitions with Casper 7. I have used Casper for many years. It is the only software I've ever found that can clone the Windows partition in the background while I go ahead and use Windows. And those cloned Windows partitions are bootable. Casper is smart. It compares the target partition and the source partition, if it finds minor changes, Casper is done copying in two minutes. Problem is, I have a partition with 168 Gigabytes. Casper clones this "Archives" partition regularly in less than five minutes. But then it also will take eight hours. I've written to the makers of Casper and pointed out that Casper has a problem. They are not responsive. So I've set out to find other software to copy my 168 GB Archives partition is less than 8 hours. Other programs will clone the 168 GB partition but require raw, unformatted drive space and take an hour and forty minutes. Directory Opus 9 has been the winner so far. However, I'm happy to report that by using XYplorer I just copied all the changed files in less than 8 minutes.
Is there a way to configure XYplorer so that it has two Folder Trees when configured as Dual Pane Horizontal?
Oct 5 2011 at 5:55pm Copy Link
Silat Rich,

Casper7 is just one of many backup programs that can clone, do incrementals etc. while you are in windows.
StorageCraft, Acronis, Paragon, ActiveDiskImage etc..........
I use the StorageCraft program and backup 150 gbs and it takes about 40 minutes the first time......... Incrementals take about 7 minutes and I never even notice it running.

Or does Casper do something these other programs don't do?
Oct 5 2011 at 9:18pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Rich OBrien
No, there is only one folder pane in XY.
XYplorer - Oct 5 2011 at 9:33pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Joe Mira
This is planned. (BTW, it's one of the most popular wishes currently.)
XYplorer - Oct 5 2011 at 9:34pm Copy Link
Joe Mira Another question...
Any plans for zip file support - view/copy contents or open temporary copies. This is something I frequently do with PowerDesk (which sadly is poorly updated)
Oct 5 2011 at 9:44pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau Yes, zip file support is indeed planned.
XYplorer - Oct 5 2011 at 9:53pm Copy Link
VLM Donald, good news! I hope you include 7-zip in that plan. :):)
Oct 5 2011 at 10:04pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi, I do agree with Ineedhelp that FTP should, in most cases, be a dedicated FTP app. Many complexities. I remember reading from Total Commander how, even though he implemented FTP, it just would not be developed and maintained and tweaked to the degree of a native FTP app. A fair warning. Usable, but more for simple-city. So if a product like Xyplorer decides to fully bypass, that is quite understandable .. just avoiding what you can not do on an A+ level.

Anyway, this is a real buzz field with about five top top products all having their supporters and another tier of five or more good others. My #1 has been Total Commander but, while quite fine overall, it is only fair to good on searching and a couple of other things. All these products are quite excellent and the competition has helped them all. DOpus being the only one that really has a big licensing negative difference.

So this special is interesting enuf to give XYplorer a whiz. True lifetime licenses that are ok on all your primary puters are a comfort zone. If I remember XYplorer resisted dual panes for a long time, preferring tabs, but finally bit the bullet, so hopefullly has the best of the worlds.

Hopefully you will extend this one a day, having a comfy file manager really helps your Windows usage and XYplorer with this deal needs a real good test drive shakeout.

Thanks to Bits and Donald.

Oct 5 2011 at 10:15pm Copy Link
Exolon Miner @IneedHelp

Hmm, I've the strange feeling you'r simply spamming for x2.

Do you think it's fair to use attributes like 'dull' and 'poor' in context with XY and praise x2 to the skies? Your post do not look very objective to me.

I'm a registered user of XY and do not know x2 and if your posts are some strange kind of marketing for x2 I'll surely never touch x2.
Oct 5 2011 at 11:22pm Copy Link
Jason Howard @Exolon Miner

I'm a long time x2 user and have looked at XY several times before (I'm also a registered user of DirOpus) - I think IneedHelp's comments are actually fair enough.

If the comments are factually incorrect (as you likely are more familiar with XY) then please explain why.

Having an objection over the use of two words "dull" and "poor" - and yet overlooking the mention of XY's "excellent" Info panel - really looks like you are making something out of nothing.

Such comments from IneedHelp actually assist me in determining where the overlap between x2 and XY might lie and what I can expect in using both products together.

It was such a good "spam job" this x2 user will also be purchasing a license for XY.
Oct 5 2011 at 11:36pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

ok, loaded up, the search is better integrated than Total Commander for sure. A big plus. Also better on the process management of that feature as well as using a pane.

I probably want to find the configuration method to show those nice F7 = Make Folder Fx - Move commands etc. Can I set up that easy help easily .. TC emulation on that feature ? I also will miss a little bit of the up-down navigation method of TC, but switching to the explorer method is probably objectively better since you can move many levels at once. (Does TC have that hidden ?)

Hey, guys, wakeup c'mon a little extension here !

Oct 5 2011 at 11:50pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Steven Avery

Sure, all those commands exist and it's a snap to assign a keyboard shortcut of your choice to them.
XYplorer - Oct 5 2011 at 11:53pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi Folks,

And then I want to see the shortcuts nice and big at the bottom of the screen :) Or somewhere obvious/

Anyway, its a buy, you have been good Donald, the Donationcoder guys all speak highly, and I can see using both you and TC (I also had an xplorer2 license but never had the same comfort zone, maybe because of small font or something). btw, I also like FreeCommander for the person who simply wants absolutely free, but there the feature set is less.

Overall, I can see XYplorer and Total Commander both doing very fine. I do agree that you seem to be more pizazzish on interface with the tabs and the search integration to start.

Oct 5 2011 at 11:58pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response XYplorer has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Oct 6 2011 at 12:00am Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi Folks,

Well I already got on board, it was impressive enuf to go right ahead. The forum is good and a File Manager is something you use every day, so $35 for a no-hassle, all my puters, license true lifetime for a fine product is close to a no-brainer, which is my style :) . The tabs combined with the explorer on the left and the dual pane look like a very solid combo. Plus lots of sensible configuration options.

(btw, no offense to DOpus, which likely has a solid niche of its own, for certain tech stuff, and Q-Dir might as well get a mention, Servant Salamander got a nod uphill.)

I can't see using toooo many File Managers, but I definitely can see XYplorer and Total Commander both having a place, with a likely nod in the long run to XY.

Oct 6 2011 at 12:07am Copy Link
A. C. This is a great piece of software.
Easy to use out of the "box".
And all the possibilities with scripting and the catalogs are just awesome.

And the Lifetime License is another reason to buy it!
Oct 6 2011 at 2:12am Copy Link
Garry Camps i bought and paid for a license yesterday by paypal and was told paypal had been delayed and i would be informed when it was ok, still waiting and no email or signs yet. can you please tell me when this will be resolved and i get my license ?.
Oct 6 2011 at 3:04am Copy Link
SoftCollector @ Donald Lessau and all

Great news!

I asked Metaproducts (as their customer) to add XYplorer support to their gem of a software called Autodialogs (providing shortcut access to your favorite folders) - and they implemented it overnight:

The new version of Autodialogs was released today and it includes support of XYplorer, so it can be used to quickly access an unlimited number of folders from inside XYplorer (which solves my problem with assigning user buttons, defining icons for them, not being able to add text, etc.):


Autodialogs is very cheap, comes with a lifetime upgrade and the developers can implement your wishes overnight! They have done it for me (a complete stranger) on two separate occasions - I have asked for and received support from Autodialogs for both Servant Salamander and XYplorer.

If this sounds interesting, download Autodialogs and give it a try.

Kind Regards,
Oct 6 2011 at 3:13am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Garry Camps

Can't say. Certainly no order by you came in by now. I assume it will come through later. These things happened before and usually worked out well after some delay.
XYplorer - Oct 6 2011 at 3:26am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @SoftCollector

Cool, thanks for pushing that thing!
XYplorer - Oct 6 2011 at 3:27am Copy Link
Garry Camps @donald is there any i can send u my order details in private ?
Oct 6 2011 at 3:39am Copy Link
IneedHelp @Exolon Miner

To deal with your strange feeling that I'm simply spamming for x2, then I invite you check these threads I created on xplorer2's forum long before you posted your comment:

and the thread where I heard about

All of the above threads are x2 feature requests and suggestions based on my brief XYplorer experience yesterday and all of them explicitly refer to XYPlorer.

It is true that I still like xplorer2 more and I also mentioned why, and I find your argument unreasonable since you didn't touch xplorer2 while I did test the latest XYplorer version.

"Dull" and "poor" were used as comparison terms -if you think I've been unjust, feel free to explain why, but you'd have to test xplorer2 in order to make a comparison.
Oct 6 2011 at 3:41am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @F F
Hmm, what you present there is not an improved comparison between two file managers but a rant about an alleged bug in XYplorer's search function. Or so it appears to me.

Since XYplorer's search function is one of the most praised features of the app and appears to work well for countless users around the world using the wildest character systems without any problems, I'm surprised about your claim that it fails at German and other European characters (it's developed in Germany so I should know). Show me an example, please, and do so in the user forum, which is probably a better place for discussing it.

By the way, XYplorer bugs are usually fixed within hours, so if this is a bug, you can expect a fix within the deadline of this deal.
XYplorer - Oct 6 2011 at 3:41am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Garry Camps

Sure, check out the support email on the XY website.
XYplorer - Oct 6 2011 at 3:44am Copy Link
Eddie Tex @ SoftCollector

Thanks for that note. AutoDialogs looks like an intriguing solution... if it supported 64-bit, I'd probably buy that immediately for integration with XY.
Oct 6 2011 at 5:21am Copy Link
Garry Camps @donald as mentioned above i purchased a license with paypal, but was told their was a delay with paypal and i would be informed as soon as it was fixed. this was yesterday not long before the deal ended, i have not heard anything since and yesterdays deal ended. but as luck would have it i found out the deal had been extended for another day (today) so i would like to purchase another license before this deals expires.

can you please locate and cancel my previous order attempt which i have not yet received an invoice for due the delay with paypal. the last try did give me an order number but i forgot to make a not of it :(
Oct 6 2011 at 6:42am Copy Link
IneedHelp @Eddie Tex

Also consider trying QuickJump ( ). I see it integrates well with XYplorer and in my opinion it is much more flexible than AutoDialogs, even if it doesn't seem so at a first glance.

I'm using it to get quick access to a large list of folder paths using its dynamic search feature.

If you're concerned with the price, then QuickJump is more expensive than AutoDialogs.
Oct 6 2011 at 6:48am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Garry Camps

As I said, I'm sure the order is being processed and will come through eventually. If not I will give you a discount later. Promised.
XYplorer - Oct 6 2011 at 6:52am Copy Link
Garry Camps thanks for your help iam sorry for being a nuisance but i would hate to miss this deal.....
Oct 6 2011 at 6:56am Copy Link
Eduardo Amado @Eddie Tex

Try Listary. It is the best in the same ligue of AutoDialogs and works nicely with XYplorer.
Listary is also ready to work with almost all the other file explorers.
It is also full integrated to work with Total Commander. See its website.


Total Commander: A Monster of productivity. Has all the simplicty anyone is asking for to add to XYplorer, fast and intuitive.

Directory Opus: All the bells and whistles everybody is asking for to add to Xyplorer, though heavy to load and not so intuitive as TC.

My personal choice: Total Commander + Listary.
I recommend all you folks to try this combo if you like to be really productive.
Oct 6 2011 at 7:04am Copy Link
IneedHelp @Eduardo Amado

Listary is more of a search-items-as-you-type oriented application and I do not see it integrating with XYplorer (I have version 3.23, what would yours be?).

Either way, I would say that Listary, QuickJump and Actual Window Manager are excellent tools to accompany any file manager and applications in general.

Regarding strictly to Directory Opus' comparison chart @ I would say that they should at least have the decency to update the competitors' application features while they're at showing how great their manager is and how poor the others are.
Oct 6 2011 at 7:18am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ FF

Since you're new here, a bit of explanation. You don't get to insult other customers on our comment threads. That includes implied insults with little stars completing the last few letters.

As we've said many times in the past, if you can't be polite here, we invite you to take your business elsewhere.
BitsDuJour Admin - Oct 6 2011 at 7:18am Copy Link
Oleg Chernavin @ Eddie Tex,

AutoDialogs supports both 32-bit and 64-bit XYPlorer versions. It has trouble with 64-bit Notepad though. This is scheduled to get solved soon.
Oct 6 2011 at 7:59am Copy Link
Eddie Tex @ IneedHelp & Eduardo Amada,

Thank you for the suggestions!

@ Oleg Chernavin,

It's developers like you and Donald Lessau that make BDJ a great place to come to for software. Thanks for the update, I'll be sure to take a look at your product.
Oct 6 2011 at 10:11am Copy Link
Andre L @ Oleg

There is no 64-bit version of XYplorer available yet.
Oct 6 2011 at 10:11am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Eddie

I'm with you 100%! And on that note...

@ Oleg, SoftCollector

Love it. This is definitely one for the BDJ hall of fame :-)
BitsDuJour Admin - Oct 6 2011 at 10:28am Copy Link
Eduardo Amado @ IneedHelp

You are right. Don´t see Listary working with XYplore. Maybe confused with another File Explorer I´ve tried (x2?). Sadly it´s a "minus".
Oct 6 2011 at 10:42am Copy Link
IneedHelp Yeah, that would be x2. But as x2 support has been added to Listary thanks to a x2 customer requesting it, the same could happen in XY's case.
Oct 6 2011 at 10:48am Copy Link
SoftCollector @ Roger Thomasson

Thank you! I do believe that Autodialogs has indeed been a great addition - and while the sale lasts!

Kind Regards,
Oct 6 2011 at 11:06am Copy Link
Software Guy Great developer response, great cooperation, some excellent comments and recommendations - it is nice to see this happening. Special thanks to @SoftCollector for your request - and also to @Ineedhelp for some great suggestions - Thanks!
Oct 6 2011 at 11:11am Copy Link
John S. Bought through Paypal and was told my order has been delayed. Sent a email to almost 2 hours ago and have not heard a single thing back.
Oct 6 2011 at 11:18am Copy Link
SoftCollector PayPal is going crazy these days because of some new EU regulations.
Oct 6 2011 at 11:32am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @John S.

Come on, the email you sent me had no greeting, no question, and no closing. You simply forwarded the PayPal email to me. What do you expect me to do now? Solve PayPal's problems? Comfort you?

Delays can happen for various reasons. Even whole websites can go down for several hours... ;-) Just relax and wait. I bet you will get your key within 24 hours. If not let me know.

XYplorer - Oct 6 2011 at 11:52am Copy Link
John S. Wow, Very nice response. I guess you did not fully look at the subject line.
XYplorer "Purchase Delay" - Don't know if this is on my end or yours, please advise.
Oct 6 2011 at 12:02pm Copy Link
Eddie Tex @ John S.

Your statement that it's been "almost 2 hours ago and have not heard a single thing back" sounds both attacking and self-entitled, whether you realize it or not.

Donald doesn't have to offer this software title to us at this discount. I also wouldn't expect him (or any vendor) to know what issues PayPal might have with processing a payment. We've seen throughout this thread that he has been very responsive to our questions.

The least you could have done is asked Donald if he has received your email instead of taking the tone of self-entitlement.
Oct 6 2011 at 12:40pm Copy Link
John S. If I had a customer submit a ticket, call and leave a message, or send in a email, and if I did not respond back to the customer and put's notes in our system that I did talk to the customer, I'd be in hot water.

Especially when it comes down to $$ changing hands. If a Customer reported he made a payment and if there were any delays, by policy I would have to be on the phone with our CC processor or Paypal.

Whats said is said let's push this aside and keep this back on track. I'll hold my horses and wait it out for 24 hours.
Oct 6 2011 at 1:06pm Copy Link
Robert Bull @SoftCollector: Listary, which has also featured on BdJ, already had this feature (and more), supporting Total Commander, XYplorer and xplorer2 (at least). It's fun to load two file managers pointed at two different folders, plus an editor with its File Open dialog, and watch what happens when you Alt-Tab between them.
Oct 6 2011 at 1:43pm Copy Link
Eddie Tex @ John S

We're not in the enterprise here. We're not dealing with service level agreements and three nine's of availability. We're not in a situation where $$ and hours of productivity are being lost on account of this delay. There is also neither any policy in effect nor any power or influence that Donald (or any other niche software maker) have over PayPal that applies to your analogy.

I won't say anymore on this except to give you an assurance that showing a little courtesy will do you much more good than opening a public dialogue with accusations against the vendor.
Oct 6 2011 at 1:43pm Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Eddie, John

Sounds like you're both ready to move on... seems like a good idea to me as well :-)
BitsDuJour Admin - Oct 6 2011 at 1:48pm Copy Link
IneedHelp @Robert Bull

Although XYplorer is displayed on their page, Listary doesn't work with it. I have the latest versions of both XYplorer and Listary.

Eduardo Amado confirmed this as well.
Oct 6 2011 at 2:03pm Copy Link
VLM IneedHelp - LIstary is much more than find-as-you-type. You can create shortcuts and favorites to jump wherever your wish in any file manager, or in the Open, Save/ SaveAs dialogs of any application of which I am aware.

I have not tried AutoDialogs or any of the other applications mentioned, I've only used Listary, and I've been quite happy with it. Even with Windows Explorer. (Barf, I know. :):) However, the paid version is needed to create submenus, custom commands, etc. I believe version 4 is near at hand and will offer keystroke sequences among other improvements. To my knowledge, right now this is only available in Hotkey Commander and, of course, AutoHotKeys, which can do absolutely anything that any of these other apps can do and more ... if one wishes to learn it, create the little scripts, etc. That one is really in a league of its own, and I'm beginning to use it now. As far as I can tell, it can accomplish anything that CAN be accomplished ... with a little patience and ingenuity. Perhaps worth a go, for some of the more technically inclined or curious among us. There are literally hundreds of scripts that various AHK users have made available here and there. I believe ActiveHotkeys is one of them. This lists out all the global hotkeys presently registered in Windows on your system ... VERY helpful in avoided hotkey collisions.

Oct 6 2011 at 3:06pm Copy Link
bob roos I was sold (and bought it) when I said search the files on my NAS (with 5 root folders) and it did it referencing only the server name!

I did notice that when I said search by size and I included folders that it took longer to do the search and it didn't list the size of the folder next to the folder name. I would have guessed that it would search for the files and at the same time add up the sizes in the various folders and then present the folders that matched by size at the end.
Oct 6 2011 at 7:03pm Copy Link
jc Hallgren @bob roos and others:

Instead of trying to provide XY support here, I think it'd be better if you joined and posted on where many XY users (and Donald L) hang out...but please do a quick forum search there first to see if existing threads may have answer...many times posts to the XY get replies in less than 1 hr as it's a quite active forum.
Oct 6 2011 at 9:59pm Copy Link
JC Hallgren @bob roos

Check out "Configuration | Find Files | Cache search results" and
"Show search results in" options also.
Oct 6 2011 at 10:12pm Copy Link
Robert Bull Ineedhelp - Listary works for me with XYplorer, no question. I have the paid-for Pro version of Listary, though. Thanks to, guess what, a Bits du Jour offer :) Nonetheless, even if you're using the free version, folder support *should* work, as stated on the comparison chart here: I'm using XY 10.00, probably not the latest. I can't keep up with all the updates! XY is one of the most actively developed and most frequently updated programs on the Net.
Oct 7 2011 at 12:55pm Copy Link
IneedHelp Robert Bull,

That's Listary picking up the path from the active tab in XYplorer, not Listary integrated in XYplorer. Can you do, for example, search-as-you-type with Listary in XYplorer as you can do in Windows Explorer? That's the type of compatibility I was referring to.

If you do not know what I'm talking about, open in Windows Explorer a folder containing some files and/or folders and start typing as if you would want to find a certain file/folder. You'll see Listary displaying results in the lower-right corner of the window. That doesn't work in XYplorer, while it works in xplorer2 and others.
Oct 9 2011 at 4:20pm Copy Link
Robert Bull IneedHelp,
No, you're right, I misunderstood you. Though directory switching is still very useful, Listary doesn't do its augmented "live search" in XYplorer for me either, and that's a pity. XY's Help points out that the list "is a hand-coded thing, and as such totally independent of Windows's common controls." That's probably why Listary can't see it.
BUT, you may find XY's built-in features offer enough. Take a look at XY's Help Main Topics List, and page down until you get to Spot'n'Jump. Quote:
"A highlighting feature inspired by the Google Toolbar and the Firefox Find Bar. It has no separate GUI but can be invoked via the Address Bar (or any of the other location interfaces, e.g. Favorites, Catalog, Goto, etc.). Simply type in a string prefixed with "" press Enter. The string will be highlighted in the file list wherever it's found (case-insensitive: a=A) and focus will jump to the next matching name."
It's not as good as Listary, but highlighting still gives a helpful way of spotting matching files. Screenshot of Spot'n'Jump in action, finding files containing the string "li": Keep pressing [Enter] and XY jumps to the next file containing that string.
XY is amazingly powerful, but it's so different from everything else I've used that it takes a while to find things. In this case, I just assumed the author would have provided some kind of aid in file searches, and there it was.
Oct 10 2011 at 2:54pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response XYplorer has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 14 2011 at 12:53am Copy Link
Avi S I purchased XYplorer last time it was offered on BDJ. Overall it is a very impressive program. The flexibility of its keyboard shortcuts is second to none, with a slick interface providing the ability to assign keyboard shortcuts to hundreds and hundreds of very specific operations. For instance, you can have a shortcut to copy the current filename to the clipboard; and a separate shortcut to copy the current path; and a third shortcut to copy the name with the path, etc. Power users will appreciate this flexibility and specificity.
However, one drawback of the program is its lack of support for custom file handlers, like teracopy or supercopier. In contrast, Xplorer2, another competitor offered from time to time on BDJ, does support these custom file handlers. When I inquired with the XYplorer developers about adapting XYplorer to use such installed copy hooks, their response was a simple six-word negation: "sorry but this is not possible."
To be sure, XYplorer does sport its own Custom Copy Dialog, which fixes most of the shortcomings of the default windows file handlers. For instance, it provides a pause button, and it provides an option for verification. And it also provides queuing of multiple copy operations.
However, note the following:
1] For some odd reason, XYplorer's custom copy dialog is not enabled by default; by default it will simply use the Windows default handlers for all operations. So all of you XYplorer buyers, make sure to enable the custom copy dialog for a pleasant and robust file handling experience within XYplorer!
2] It still does not live up to the flexibility of supercopier2. I'll give two examples:
(a) supercopier2 displays a list of all files included in the given operation, and allows the user to remove and reorder files in the list as the copy operation proceeds. This is very useful when performing large operations over thousands of files, but completely lacking in XYplorer's copy dialog.
(b) one of the main reasons for pausing a long file operation is to perform some small but more urgent copy operations in between. However, in XYplorer (with queuing enabled), pausing a given operation also prevents all other operations from executing as well! That is, after pausing the first operation, there is no way to tell XYPlorer to execute one of the queued operations in the meantime. Nor have a found any way to reorder the items in the queue (is there such a way?)
Thus, all in all, the lack of support for 3rd party copy handlers is a serious shortcoming in XYplorer, and, and, at least for me, the primary reason that I stopped using XYplorer after my initial purchase of it.
Mar 2 2012 at 1:24am Copy Link
Donald Lessau That's a surprising comment because since v10.00 (July 2011) XYplorer comes with its own native copy handler called "Custom Copy", which can do everything and much more than TeraCopy or similar products. You just have to tick a checkbox in configuration to let all your copy and move operations be handled by Custom Copy. In the current version this checkbox is even ticked by factory default.
XYplorer - Mar 2 2012 at 4:53am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Hm, now you edited your first comment so that my last comment does not make much sense anymore.

Anyway, since you obviously just discovered Custom Copy some minutes ago it might be too early for you to review its functionality. Otherwise you would have seen that you can in fact start invidividual copy jobs while the queue is paused and thus manually alter the sequence of the jobs.

Conc. the factory default my previous comment was plain wrong, sorry about that. I really thought I had implemented that. I might do in the next version.
XYplorer - Mar 2 2012 at 5:38am Copy Link
Avi S @Donald,
(1) Please explain how one can start one job while the queue is paused. I've tried it several times, and the subsequent copies just get added to the queue. How can I have them proceed? (I can view the queue in XYplorer, but I don't see any option to startup items lower in the queue or to rearrange the order)
(2) You've stated that Custom Copy "can do everything and much more than TeraCopy or similar products." As I've noted, this is not quite accurate. There are quite a few things that supercopier can do that Custom Copy cannot do; for instance, supercopier displays the full file-copy list, and allows the user to delete or rearrange the order of items in that list while the copy proceeds.
I'd love to see this feature added to XYplorer's custom copy.
If you truly aim for your custom copy to match supercopier, this is imperative. And if you don't have time to add, please allow us to use third party copy handlers, as we can do in Windows Explorer and in xplorer2.
Mar 2 2012 at 5:49am Copy Link
Donald Lessau (1) Please post usage questions in the user forum ( You will get quick and competent answers.

(2) OK, "everything" was exaggerated, but "much more" was correct because Custom Copy surely has some features that not all of the others have, e.g. Verification, Safe Overwrite, various "Suffix increment on collision" options, and detailed Reporting to screen and to file. And, not to forget, Multiple Undo/Redo.

BTW, I don't aim for custom copy to match supercopier, or teracopy, or any other software. I aim for XYplorer to be a great file manager. Not for everybody, but for a good subset of all users.
XYplorer - Mar 2 2012 at 7:09am Copy Link
Avi S OK
Mar 2 2012 at 7:22am Copy Link
Overtkill I'm a long time user of Directory Opus. It looks like this file management software has come a long way since I last previewed it (around 2009). One thing that is better about your product right away is that you offer lifetime licenses for a good deal.

Perhaps worth another look.
Mar 2 2012 at 10:27am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Yes, the lifetime license is a good deal, and it's per user, so it covers any number of machines.

For an alphabetical overview I recommend the Feature List ( with links to detailed online documentation.
For a chronological overview (in terms of added features per version) I recommend the What's New list (, again with links to details.
XYplorer - Mar 2 2012 at 11:56am Copy Link
Louis H I picked up the Lifetime license last time around and am glad I did. While I also use Directory Opus, my everyday - go to file manager has become XYplorer. One of the things I appreciate the most is that Donald is constantly working to improve it. I still consider myself a novice using XYplorer.... Lots to still uncover. I'd highly recommend this one to anyone in need of a good solid file manager.
Mar 2 2012 at 3:59pm Copy Link
manu.v I have the Lifetime license, my best purchase in years.
Mar 3 2012 at 5:54am Copy Link
sasa s This is my favorite software. I would probably crying if I have to go back on Windows Explorer. I've been using XYplorer since version 8.50 (illegally). I really want to buy it but in mine shity country (Serbia) there is no paypal service. Maybe next time.
Mar 3 2012 at 6:56am Copy Link
_*_ I bought your program from Bits, but how do I tell if it is a Lifetime License or not, or is that standard procedure?

Update: I found original purchase email and indeed it is LTL! :o)

Could you please tell me if there is a way to have XY auto start?

Thank you
Mar 3 2012 at 3:07pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau Auto start XY on Windows start? Put a shortcut (LNK) to XYplorer.exe in the Autostart folder.
XYplorer - Mar 3 2012 at 11:55pm Copy Link
Software Guy This is an great offer for a top notch file manager with a user license and lifetime upgrades. Always fast and top notch support from the developer. Lifetime license represents excellent long term savings. If you do not already know about XYPlorer then download and give it a try. The other 3 big Windows explorer replacements are Directory Opus (excellent, full featured but expensive and with expensive upgrades), XPlorer2 (another excellent file manager was $60 for lifetime license on BDJ as I recall, very full featured, different design philosophy than XYPlorer) and Total Commander ($46 with free updates to date - again excellent and full featured). Some users like Powerdesk (now charging for .5 version upgrades!!!)
XYPlorer is full featured, has great developer support, has a lightweight and fast feel. Though I have all of these file managers, XYPlorer is my go to file manager. It is the clear value leader with lifetime updates and a user license at $35. Highly recommended.
Mar 4 2012 at 5:49am Copy Link
Cameron Gay I have been using the application for anumber of years now and it's a great app.

One of the best purchases I have ever made!
Mar 4 2012 at 12:08pm Copy Link
J Scott I tried to order but received a strange notice "Unfortunately, the PayPal transaction for your order [order number] has been delayed. We will inform you as soon as we have received your payment."

Then I received an email saying the transaction had to be manually reviewed.... I do not see the transaction listed in my PayPal history, do I need to do anything or contact anyone?
Mar 5 2012 at 12:27am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @J Scott: I have not yet received an order by J Scott. I'm quite sure it will come through later. We have seen an occasional delay in previous promotions and in 100% of the cases it came through later. Thanks for your patience (and your order!).

XYplorer - Mar 5 2012 at 12:49am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho I use XYplorer for years and I can say that it's highly recommend. It has many features, all useful and practical. XYplorer is continuously updated, adding new features.
Mar 5 2012 at 5:04am Copy Link
Steve Wood I can heartily recommend XYplorer. I used PowerDesk for years, and then Opus for a few years, and would probably have kept on using Opus without looking beyond if not for Win 7 requiring an expensive Opus upgrade. But, since I did go looking I found XYplorer, and it is impressive. Has most of what is good about Opus, and some things Opus doesn't--portability (no mucky install and can be run off a USB stick), manual file sorting in preparation for sequential renaming, custom highlighting of files in the file list based on age, size, type, etc. But, the best feature of XYplorer is the developer--never in over 25 years of working with computers have I seen the kind of support this product offers. If you want FTP in your file manager or want to manipulate images within your file manager, go with Opus. Otherwise, XYplorer is the winner.
Mar 5 2012 at 6:57am Copy Link
VLM Wish to buy it, but when I click to display the volume pricing I get a little blank window. Conald, could you post the volume pricing here? (Or fix the little window, but that might take longer. :):)
Mar 5 2012 at 10:04am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @VLM: What URL are you talking about? or
XYplorer - Mar 5 2012 at 10:08am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ VLM

Seems to be working fine for me! But here are the prices anyhow :)

Number of licenses/units Unit Price
1-1 USD: 69.95
2-9 USD: 59.46
10-24 USD: 55.96
From 25 USD: 48.97

Tax/VAT may be added for certain countries. Exact details are provided before the order is completed.
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 5 2012 at 10:08am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson (via shareit)
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 5 2012 at 10:08am Copy Link
J Scott @Donald Just to follow up, my Paypal payment went through (according to emails received overnight) about 4 hours later and I woke up to my XYplorer registration info in my inbox. Not sure what happened but it worked out well in the end. Thanks for this deal! I already had XYplorer on my computers from Giveawayoftheday but getting lifetime updates was too good to pass up. :)
Mar 5 2012 at 10:22am Copy Link
VLM Donald - ShareIt (But Roger has already told you. :)

Roger - Thanks!

Observation: I last looked at XYplorer at version 9, and now version 10 looks vastly improved. I have to say, I bought Directory Opus 10, opened it, looked at it, and never really used it. I downloaded XYplorer 10, opened it, and began using it immediately. This just SEEMS more intuitive. Maybe that's because DOpus has a bunch of features this doesn't.

Has anyone else had a similar experience? What about with Total Commander?

Does XYplorer offer dual panes, so you can drag and drop back and forth?
Mar 5 2012 at 2:05pm Copy Link
Bruce Have been using a previous free (GiveAway) version, and like the product.
Decide to buy this Lifetime Pro license from BDJ today, so that I can keep up-to-date.

I do have a few suggestions from my use of XYPlorer,
- one is to allow for more customization of the directory file content reports -- a feature I would love to use more from XYP so I can 'retire' several other programs I use to get those lists currently.
- other relates to preserving folder dates on copy/move folder to another drive.
I can post details to your support forum, or email with example (which preferred?)
thank you.
Mar 5 2012 at 5:32pm Copy Link
Mark Stahler I bought xplorer2 when it was on sale last. It is okay, not great. I tried the trial of this too and xplorer2 is better. My trial of Directory Opus 10 only has 20 days left and I think I will cry if I have to use xplorer2 or XYplorer instead. Get DOPUS on BDJ ASAP!
Mar 5 2012 at 6:45pm Copy Link
David H (Seattle) The developer recently added the ability to save groups of tabs and recall them quickly, also with the recent ones on a quick-retrieve list. WHAT AN AWESOME OPTION - each project can have its own set of directory tabs open, and switching projects takes less than 1 second. GREAT productivity feature! He is *always* adding new and USEFUL features like this, cannot say enough good about support and continued development.

I had bought a 1-year license from BDJ, and nearly cried when it ran out and the next version had a must-have feature! Luckily, the lifetime-pro deal came around shortly after, ending my pain.
Mar 5 2012 at 9:49pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @VLM: Has it Dual Panes? Sure! Menu Panes / Dual Pane (F10). :)
XYplorer - Mar 5 2012 at 10:08pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @VLM: How to set XYplorer as the default explorer in Win 7? Go to Configuration (F9) / Shell Integration and tick both checkboxes there.
XYplorer - Mar 5 2012 at 10:10pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Bruce: Post your wishes in the user forum, please.
XYplorer - Mar 5 2012 at 10:11pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response XYplorer has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 6 2012 at 12:00am Copy Link
BENNET User A great application with an awesome deal which I can't simply pass. A big thanks to Donald & BDJ for this promotion.
Mar 6 2012 at 4:47am Copy Link
Mary Wilson Maybe, I am missing something on this program. It looks like Folders program that is in Windows 7.
Mar 6 2012 at 5:27am Copy Link
doc_haz Wow. Just Bought your Application. I Love it. I wish for some form of localization. Neutral Spanish Translation, if you guys could consider it in the future.

Thx. Amazing Product. :-D
Mar 6 2012 at 6:12am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Mary Wilson and probably others:

Here's some helpful information about XYplorer:
- the Help file (F1)
- Help PDF download:
- Product Description:
- Features A-Z:
- Features Chronology:
- Tour:

Hope this helps! :)
XYplorer - Mar 6 2012 at 6:22am Copy Link
VLM Donald - Thank you!

Donald - Thank you!

Donald - Thank you!

Well, that about covers it!
Mar 6 2012 at 7:03am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @VLM: Yep, send the names and we'll send you individual keys.
XYplorer - Mar 6 2012 at 7:58am Copy Link
Mar 6 2012 at 8:00am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @ener virg: No problem, the license is good for any number of machines (but only one user).
XYplorer - Mar 6 2012 at 8:41am Copy Link
VLM Donald, you wrote: "How to set XYplorer as the default explorer in Win 7? Go to Configuration (F9) / Shell Integration and tick both checkboxes there."

To undo and revert back to Windows Explorer, if I ever wish to (barf), do I just uncheck these boxes? (Someone in my group will ask. :)
Mar 6 2012 at 8:55am Copy Link
Donald Lessau VLM: To undo and revert back to Windows Explorer, if I ever wish to (barf), do I just uncheck these boxes? (Someone in my group will ask. :)

Donald: Yes.
XYplorer - Mar 6 2012 at 9:28am Copy Link
VLM LOL, thanks.
Mar 6 2012 at 9:31am Copy Link
zulu User @ Donald
Right now I got 4 computers at home. Is it possible to install XYplorer to all my system at the same time? It hard for me to buy a software that can only be installed in one system. My point is, most people now own more than one system.
Mar 6 2012 at 10:47am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @ener virg: The license is good for any number of machines (but only one user).
XYplorer - Mar 6 2012 at 10:55am Copy Link
toni S Hi Donald i am from Germany,i have bought the Liftime License for your wonderfull best supported Product yesterday, now my question - supported xyplorer in future version German language too? this was so great,my english are very bad.
Mar 6 2012 at 12:38pm Copy Link
Brenda Adams Donald,
Somebody asked if Icons are supported. (Apparently, Opus only supports colored folders (not icons).
It's my experience with XYplorer that it DOES support icons. I wish I could show a photo of mine. You might want to put up a photo of XYplorer with lots of pretty icons. (I love icons...I love to pretty up my world.) hee hee
To all:
Donald is hard-working and giving. His program is fantastic; his support is continual. I wish every owner was more like him!!! I don't think I've ever encountered better, actually. (Great user forum, too. VERY devoted followers/users.)
Mar 6 2012 at 12:39pm Copy Link
Mary Wilson Thank you for the links. I am still trying to figure things out, but I think I will probably purchase this as it looks like it will be usefull when I finally figure out how to use it properly. Can I put this on both my main system and my laptop without purchasing two of them?
Mar 6 2012 at 2:19pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

Xyplorer and the others like Total Commander are all fine programs. My historic use is TC, but I own Xy from the previous Bits and want to branch out. Xy looks much stronger in integrating search (a major plus, and a TC weak point, lack of multi-threading, lack of convenient saving), and the tabs are a great way to have multiple spots on hold. Also the tree on the left is nice for navigation along with some of the highlighting.

All these programs work real hard, Lifehacker reviewed a top five once, including XY.

Xyplorer implemented dual panes a bit later than most, so it is not its most native use. One of the nice things on TC is the very trivial "F3View F4 Edit F5 Copy F6 Move F7 NewFolder F8 Delete" group of commands at bottom in dual pane mode, after you highlight a file or groups of files. Are similar buttons (the keys are less important) there, or can they be customized in Xyplorer ? Drag-and-drop is always limited, since it can only be one command. And Menu bar navigation is less elegant than a simple button.

A text under icons options would be nice on the bar, rather than thinking and hovering.


Mar 6 2012 at 4:50pm Copy Link
VLM Donald, is it possible to get a tree structure in the right-side tabs, with the little + signs to open and close them. That would make each tab a completely self-contained unit. Just an idea, if not implemented. I've looked thorugh about 2/3 of the configuration settings at this point, so I may not have found it. And some, I'm going to have to look up in the manual. :)
Mar 6 2012 at 5:00pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

Great documentation of features at:

Things like catalog and mini-tree look very well-designed.

Under My Network Places, does xyplorer get involved in reestablishing those webdav type of connections that you might have with your cloud save. (e.g. Drivehq). There are lots of utilities but that is a frustrating area, so I wonder if you have gotten involved in that.

Mar 6 2012 at 5:04pm Copy Link
VLM Donald - I'm beginning to learn this application, so far it seems great in many respects. I have found one thing that gets in my way, and I remember not liking this when I briefly tried XYplorer more than a year ago. When I open the Find "dialog", it's locked in the lower right corner of the XYplorer window. Unfortunately, I expanded the left column of the window, so that part of the Find dialog is cut off unless I shrink the left column every time I use Find.

So ... can Find be cut loose from that location and made to float?

Mar 6 2012 at 8:32pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @ toni S: A German version is planned.
XYplorer - Mar 6 2012 at 11:24pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau Steven Avery: Are similar buttons (the keys are less important) there, or can they be customized in Xyplorer ?

Donald: Yes, you can create custom toolbar buttons and customize all keyboard shortcuts.
XYplorer - Mar 6 2012 at 11:27pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Steven Avery: For webdav map a drive letter to your webdav server.
XYplorer - Mar 6 2012 at 11:42pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

Donald .. my point was that simply "map a drive" sometimes is a little dicey and spicey. Handwork each session. Finding the spot, which seems to be a bit different from point A to B.

Or trying to write the proper batch file. It is nice to be persistent, (which is not the native default XP method) and it is nice to have an easy disconnect . When you go back in, sometimes it is a bit funny the way the url comes up (granted, too, XP seems to need a signon).

And there is a whole history involving products named Netdrive and Webdrive. No one utility stands out.

Now, I do not know of any File managers that have incorporated this in their mix (so this is not at all a criticism) however it would be a good sub-unit, naturally related to File manager. To assist in the various aspects in mapping. Just a thought, a suggestion.

Mar 7 2012 at 11:39am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Steven, thanks for the suggestion then. Always collecting ideas...
XYplorer - Mar 7 2012 at 11:47am Copy Link
RCG This is a nice deal but quite annoying that I only purchased this on BDJ a couple of weeks ago (with no lifetime licence). Is there a special deal for us folks to upgrade to the lifetime licence option? Thanks
Sep 2 2012 at 7:37am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Hi, could this be a mix-up with another software? The XYplorer Standard License has been on BDJ on 15th October 2008. This is quite a couple of weeks ago. ;)
XYplorer - Sep 2 2012 at 8:14am Copy Link
RCG Hi Donald, whilst my weeks at work do indeed feel like a long time, thankfully, they do not feel like 4 years. My apologies, I mistook this for Xplorer2. The similar name and the same price tag of $59.95 for lifetime updates were sufficient to confuse me. With that aside, let me be the first to say this looks a nice deal and thanks for offering :)
Sep 2 2012 at 10:27am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin I love this file manager above all others and this is a very generous offer.

I have two questions:

1): Is the license for one computer only, or would I be able to install it on my 32-bit desktop and my 64-bit laptop, both?

2): In the event my XP desktop dies, and I purchase a new computer one with 64-bit Win7 installed, would I be able to install XYplorer on my new desktop?

Thanks for the opportunity to purchase a license for an affordable price.
Sep 2 2012 at 11:57pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau 1) Yes. The license is user-bound, so it is valid for any number of computers but only for one person.

2) Yes, no problem.
XYplorer - Sep 3 2012 at 1:09am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin Better and better. I'm waiting in line. :)
Sep 3 2012 at 6:13pm Copy Link
Dillon Geo What does "lifetime" mean? Does it mean I can upgrade to ALL future versions w/o fees?
Sep 4 2012 at 6:34am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Yes, that's what it means. I have users that are doing this for 12 years now without ever paying a single additional cent.
XYplorer - Sep 4 2012 at 7:12am Copy Link
Greg Hanson I missed the XYplorer lifetime license deal the last time on Bits du Jour and wound up installing the trial version. After 2 weeks I was hooked and couldn't wait for the bargain to cycle back around. I paid the full lifetime license price -- and it has been worth every penny!
XYplorer is simply the best file manager I've ever seen. I love the search feature and the fact that I can use regex criteria. Now that I've learned to use the Mini-Tree I don't believe that I could live without it.
It's an excellent piece of software and for less than $30 it's a steal!
Sep 4 2012 at 7:58am Copy Link
Luis @Donald Lessau

I saw it was written with Visual Basic 6.0, so I imagine you used a lot of win32 API and none or almost none of the original components bundled with it.

Does the fact it's a 32 bit program (and probably this is hard to change unless you rewrote all in another language) impose some limitations under x64 OSes or its future development ?

Thank you.
Sep 4 2012 at 2:37pm Copy Link
Joe Adinolf 32 or 64 bit, it beats the heck out of it's competitors, even the high priced ones.

And bear in mind the license lets you install it on all of your computers. I have it on 5 at the present time.
Sep 4 2012 at 4:26pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Luis:

That's right, it's all API and no components.

Of course, a 64-bit version of XY is planned. There are several possible ways to get a 64-bit EXE from VB source code. I can give no date though because this also depends on the work of others.

Concerning limitations: 32-bit apps will not show 64-bit context menu extensions (and vice versa). There are ways to work around this (and this is planned), but currently this limitation affects XY.

Concerning future OS support: XY runs just fine under Windows 8 x64, and this is no surprise. Microsoft would be stupid to stop supporting 32-bit apps in future OSs. That means there is a guaranteed future for many years to come.
XYplorer - Sep 4 2012 at 11:46pm Copy Link
Mike B Concerning "32-bit apps will not show 64-bit context menu extensions" - I am able to get at least all the context menu extensions that matter to me running in XYplorer even though I am running a 64-bit OS.

Most software that installs extensions on a 64-bit OS will install and register both 32-bit and 64-bit DLLs (if they don't the vendor of that application should be encouraged to fix that issue as a bug). Of the few that do not do that, usually the problem can be worked around by installing both the 64-bit and 32-bit varieties of the software side-by-side, though there are some few software installers that don't give you that option.
Sep 5 2012 at 12:03am Copy Link
Amit I have been using cubic explorer from a long time, and just by the sheer popularity of this software, will buy. But I would have really liked if xyplorer had some skins. not custom color coding that I mean, which is there - but real skins - of everything and the panes, the tabbar, toolbars, all interface. Like winamp or somany more other softwares. And maybe custom skin editing too in xyplorer.

Although the toolbar buttons, icons would be changeable but complete skins are so much good. hope they are implemented soon.

An example is some very good skins available at cubic explorer. Not maybe all features of xyplorer but skinning is really what attracts!
Sep 5 2012 at 12:37am Copy Link
Danny Recently I've bought here, is just slightly Xplorer2 Xplorer2 better than Xyplorer;-)
Sep 5 2012 at 1:06am Copy Link
bai bai Why this software's price changed? I remember it's $70 for a pro life license. I buy XYplorer in the early of year, it costs me $35. I hope my extra $5 will make sense.
Sep 5 2012 at 2:17am Copy Link
Donald Lessau The Euro price remained the same, but the US dollar price had to be adjusted to current exchange rates.
XYplorer - Sep 5 2012 at 2:48am Copy Link
David Jacobs Hi,

I purchased Standard License Pro on 2011-12-07. Do I need to repurchase this offer to get the Lifetime Licence?
Sep 5 2012 at 5:34am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Actually yes, you should, since there is no upgrade discount from Standard to Lifetime. So you won't ever get it any cheaper than today.
XYplorer - Sep 5 2012 at 5:39am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho Hi,
(Sorry my English.)
Do not miss this opportunity. XYplorer is an indisputable quality software. The resources are large and increase our productivity. I use XYplore for many years and I can say he is one of the best software purchases I've made.
Sep 5 2012 at 5:44am Copy Link
Amit Bought but shareit has delayed the order - will wait.

"Your order will most likely be processed within the next 4 hours, but in no case will it take more than 24 hours."
Sep 5 2012 at 7:22am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin I just purchased and downloaded the program. Can I install it over my current (freebie) version, or should I uninstall the old one?
Sep 5 2012 at 7:41am Copy Link
Joel S Does this software actually *replace* windows explorer? If it does, I will be seriously considering this.
Sep 5 2012 at 7:42am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @K Hamblin: Installer over the old one, this way your configuration remains intact.
XYplorer - Sep 5 2012 at 8:10am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Joel Schrock: Depends what you mean by replace. You can configure it to open all folders instead of Explorer.
XYplorer - Sep 5 2012 at 8:13am Copy Link
Doug Atkinson I have both XYplorer and Xplorer2, and I think it really comes down to user preferences as to which you like best. I've used Xplorer2 the most, and bought XYplorer here at the last offering, but I find I usually stay with Xplorer2 unless I'm working with graphics. I like XYplorer's viewer better for photos. However, it is not to say that XYplorer is not as good as Xplorer2, but I think it is more because I'm used to Xplorer2 and know what keys do what, and where to find the menu items I need. Overall, I'd say they're pretty comparable. I'd say try the demo and see which "look and feel" you like better.
Sep 5 2012 at 8:54am Copy Link
B Josephs Thanks so much for the deal!! Nothing like a lifetime license!
But- please, please I would love to see a 64 bit version soon (I NEED those 64 bit app shell extensions (for ex. 64 bit FastCopy by definition will be much faster than its 32 bit sibling..)
Thanks a bunch!
Sep 5 2012 at 10:57am Copy Link
Danny @Nelson Carvalho

Xplorer2 is beyond doubt that too! Before I buy, I first tested Xplorer2 went between Xplorer2 and XYplorer. My choice had fallen on Xplorer2 as the best! ;-)
Sep 5 2012 at 11:19am Copy Link
GrandMaster I've tested many managers and have found XYplorer to be the best. I bought it here last time they had a deal and am coming back to recommend this software to others. This software is great for saving time and streaming workflow, furthermore it has its own feature for copy/paste that lets you pause transfers (like terracopy).

Couple Xyplorer with a tool like Folderscout and you're good to go.
Sep 5 2012 at 1:02pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau Thank you all!

I'm pretty floored that so many previous customers come back to this page just to praise the app they already bought long ago. A very pleasant experience for a hard-working programmer! :)

BTW, the next version of XYplorer comes with two total killer features: Duplicate File Finder and Path Lights. You can test them already in the current beta version.

XYplorer - Sep 5 2012 at 1:11pm Copy Link
Tom G @B Josephs: "64 bit FastCopy by definition will be much faster than its 32 bit sibling"
Why? That doesn't make sense. 64-bit does not automatically speed up every computing task. A file copy operation is limited by the speed of your storage devices, not the speed or your CPU or the amount of memory you have available. The advantages of 64-bit over 32-bit are useless when it comes to copying files. If you don't believe me, open Task Manager and watch CPU usage during a file copy operation. It should be minimal. (If not, something has gone horribly wrong!)

P.S. Lifetime user here for many years. XYplorer is one of the best software purchases I've ever made.
Sep 5 2012 at 1:45pm Copy Link
B Josephs @Tom G: Sorry, my mistake. I just ran some tests. It was actually the buffer size that accounted for the speed difference and 32 bit FastCopy defaults to 32 MB buffer whilst 64 bit FastCopy defaults to 64 MB buffer. (Perhaps the assumption is that a 64 bit system has twice as much RAM?).When I ran the same operations with both versions set to the same buffer size the difference was negligible both @ 64 MB and 32 MB
I thought I recalled also seeing somewhere online that bittedness makes a difference, but I certainly can't verify that :)
Sep 5 2012 at 2:42pm Copy Link
Danny XYplorer has no other languages interface possibility as Dutch language?
Sep 5 2012 at 3:22pm Copy Link
Chuck Beyond price, what separates XYplorer from Directory Opus?
Sep 5 2012 at 4:48pm Copy Link
Venky R Thanks for the deal,glad I read the posts above before buying XYplorer,
I thought I would have to buy 3 licenses for my 3 PC's but reading the comment above and also the license page on the official website,am I right in assuming that i just need 1 license for 3 PC's or would I have to buy 3 sepreate licenses ?

Sep 5 2012 at 4:54pm Copy Link
Tony Martin Sincere thanks to the developer Donald Lessau and BDJ for a truly awesome program. I have been using a free giveaway version and was very pleased to see this deal. Directory Opus is good but has strict license terms and is ridiculously expensive even when on sale on here. This program can be installed on all of your PC's with the authors blessing. No crazy DRM or restrictions.It is easy to learn and extremely highly configurable. All your tweaks can be copied over to another machine easily (search the forum for details). Don't hesitate, get yourself a copy you will not regret it. I am running it on 64 bit machines and have NO issues or problems.
Sep 5 2012 at 5:26pm Copy Link
Marc Lewis I use Directory Opus, and one of my favorite features is it calculates folder sizes when you hover over a folder name and places the total folder size in the size column for the folder. Could this be a feature of XYplorer? It's the only thing I frequently use that I didn't see.

Sep 5 2012 at 8:07pm Copy Link
_*_ I would voice my pleasure in owning XYplorer; it is worth more than the sale price here. Lifetime license is simply wonderful for this program, and developers such as this deserve support through buying their products.
Sep 5 2012 at 8:10pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Chuck: What separates XYplorer from Directory Opus? In terms of features, here's an overview over the more interesting ones you get with XYplorer:
XYplorer - Sep 5 2012 at 9:29pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Venky R: 1 license for 3 PC's is totally okay (if you are the only person using those PC's).
XYplorer - Sep 5 2012 at 9:30pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Marc Lewis: To place the total size of a particular folder in the size column you select the folder and press Shift+F5.
XYplorer - Sep 5 2012 at 9:34pm Copy Link
misho I have place the order with share-it a few hours ago, but there is no reply yet. Are other people experiencing the same? I had a problem with Share-it before...
Sep 5 2012 at 10:20pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau Yes, this has happened before, but don't worry, the license always arrived after some time. 100%.
XYplorer - Sep 5 2012 at 10:46pm Copy Link
Danny XYplorer has no other languages interface possibility as Dutch language ??
Sep 5 2012 at 10:56pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau Only English, I'm afraid. There are plans to add more languages, but I always tend to rather improve the program. :)
XYplorer - Sep 5 2012 at 11:00pm Copy Link
J S Q1. Does this program have any feature to show the total length of a path file or folder name in characters?

The only file manager I know of that has such a feature built-in is FileBoss [], but I had heard good things about XYplorer in general)

Q2. Does the program have the ability to work from a USB drive or memory card?
Sep 5 2012 at 11:26pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau Q1: Yes, either in the item's tooltip or directly in a list column called "Len".

Q2: Yes, of course, XYplorer is THE portable file manager.
XYplorer - Sep 5 2012 at 11:29pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi Folks,

Here is a little tip. There are about 3 super-fine paid but inexpensive file managers, including XYPlorer. While I am in the habit of using Total Commander, recently I was looking at a folder with email pics, and it had almost 100K entries, mostly junk.. TC was not behaving well at all. XYPlorer (and the 3rd alternative) worked fine.

So now I will play with them more and look for other advantages. This is not a knock on any of the three programs, they all are superb and apparently well supported as in the forum at

It is more a tip that, when lifetime licenses are involved, you might grab it first, enjoy it and see how it shakes out later.

Sep 6 2012 at 1:09am Copy Link
Heidi Song The only thing that is holding me back from buying this is that xyplorer generate picture thumbnails (or tiles) of pdf files. In the explorer pane, all you get is the generic pdf icon (based on your default pdf viewer). Windows however, generates a tile thumbnail from the first page of the pdf. Since I work with large numbers of pdf files, this is really a deal-breaker.
Also I'd like to be able to see all my tags in a tag cloud, and click on tags to select items (rather than having to manually type tags in the tag finder).
Sep 6 2012 at 5:34am Copy Link
Borut M Borut:

I am using XYplorer for almost two years now (one can easily see that in the forum) and have a lifetime license for probably a week less then that time period.

I am a power user moving thousands of files and GB of data volume around, on a daily bases. I am also a software developer at the same time, working on many projects at once. Unbelievably, but I am also using XYplorer at home. Windows versions involved: w2k, XP, Vista, 7 and some more.

There are two outstanding things with XYplorer, that all should know:

1. It is portable! Portable as: Fully portable, including the file associations and the like. Portable as: Use it right from the USB stick, or copy it in any directory and start it from there. Portable as: No registry entries here, just a few configuration files. Portable as: No installation here, if you do not want any. And this portability comes with the adequate license, which is really great.

2. The rate at which its author develops it is simply incredible. But even more, I am not exaggerating it when I say: Users are here - if they want to be - a part of the development team! I was expecting a lot from it two years ago, but what has happened in these two years surpasses my expectations by far. I am using what the author calls "beta versions" all the time. Why? Because they are the bleeding edge of its development and rock solid at the same time.

Tip: Just simply seize the opportunity. You will not regret it.

Sep 6 2012 at 5:37am Copy Link
Venky R @ Donald Lessau well i have a desktop as well which i use and so do the rest of the family members,but none of them use XYPlorer, ofcourse i own the PC. Is if fine if i can use it in desktop PC.
(i cannot be always the person to use PC)
Sep 6 2012 at 5:37am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Heidi Song: You mean you want XY to generate PDF thumbnails? It does. If you don't want it you can turn it off.

Also I'd like to be able to see all my tags in a tag cloud, and click on tags to select items...
Hmm, might be an idea for the future...
XYplorer - Sep 6 2012 at 5:43am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Venky R: No problem. The license is for using XY, not using the PC. Although I cannot imagine how anybody could resist using XY once using the PC... ;)
XYplorer - Sep 6 2012 at 5:45am Copy Link
David Gilmour While I have been a devout Directory Opus user for years, yesterday I purchased a lifetime XYplorer license here. I was persuaded that there was a place for XYplorer, mainly by its media preview features, which I find particularly useful as a photographer. Mouse Down Blow Up is particularly nice, and works quickly even for full resolution camera RAW files.

Now that I am paid up and knee deep in :-) I am having trouble finding any support for multiple monitors. I would like those MDBU full res, full screen previews to appear on the monitor of my choice, which may be different than the monitor where the XYplorer window is being used. Is multi-monitor support built into XYplorer? If not, what are the plans for implementing it?
Sep 6 2012 at 5:45am Copy Link
garrett james I love this program and bought a lifetime license last go around. Stopped using Powerdesk though i find myseld using xplorer 2 simultaneously since i started using it 2 years earlier. I will never begin to touch the power features available but the great thing about this program is efficiency, power and increased sanity are instantly available and exponential bonus is available everywhere as one investigates the plethora of power features.
I am having trouble with one thing.

Is there a way to instantly expand all folders and subfolders in the entire tree or particular part of a tree. My download and documents folders have hundreds to over 100 folders and multple level of subfolders. I can instantly collapse down to drive letter but have found no way to expand without clicking on each + sign in front of a single folder and single level at time. Any shortcut for this?
I would love a headstart with checklist for tags with some kind of standardized library of categories and tags so i don't have to worry about lowercase, upper, mixed case, misspelling and the ability to multiple select . I recently went to some software websites and copied their site maps and all the various categories, sub categories, and tags and labels to begin to create such a library
Sep 6 2012 at 5:57am Copy Link
Heidi Song Donald, could you tell me how to switch pdf thumbnail generation on? I'm talking about the main explorer window, not the preview window.All of the options in the 'View' drop down menu generate the generic pdf icon based on my pdf file viewer (pdfxchange viewer) . Which setting are you talking about?
Sep 6 2012 at 6:24am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @David Gilmour: MDBU popping on the other monitor is currently not possible. Nobody ever asked for it. :) But also it kind of defeats the idea of blowing up right in place.

You should look at the Floating Preview. You can place (and resize) it on any other monitor and it will remember its position.
XYplorer - Sep 6 2012 at 6:52am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @garrett james:

Expand all folders: Hold CTRL while you click the + sign.

Paste in a whole tag list: No problem! Open Tools | List Management | Tag List and click the little pencil in the bottom corner. Then you can paste as paste can.
XYplorer - Sep 6 2012 at 6:57am Copy Link
Danny What are the differences between Xplorer2 and XYplorer?
Sep 6 2012 at 7:02am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Heidi Song:

Please see here:
XYplorer - Sep 6 2012 at 7:10am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Danny Thys: What are the differences between Xplorer2 and XYplorer?

I don't know. Here's some helpful information about XYplorer:
- the Help file (F1)
- Help PDF download:
- Product Description:
- Features A-Z:
- Features Chronology:
- Tour:

Hope this helps! :)
XYplorer - Sep 6 2012 at 7:11am Copy Link
Tony Jacobson All this praise for a file manager, you would think Donald was paying people to post here. But he is not, this is a truly great product. I also bought it from here and I have not regretted it for a second. I have a license for TC, but I could never get comfortable with it. XY isn't just a great product. It also comes with very fair license terms and no DRM. I have only needed to contact Donald for support once, and he responded in half an hour.
Sep 6 2012 at 8:47am Copy Link
Cary Adams Didn't receive a confirmation email after placing an order. Is this typical or did my order not submit?
Sep 6 2012 at 10:27am Copy Link
Danny @ Donald Lessau

Thanks for your comment. But do not have time and want to take everything by and to study. It will equally to reformulate: what are the relative XYplorer exclusieven at Xplorer2? Or what can XYplorer more/better than Xplorer2 ?
Sep 6 2012 at 10:33am Copy Link
garrett james Thankyou for that quick response. Both suggestions worked like a charm

Can't believe i did not figure out the little pencil thing. Very helpful.

I just went out to softpedia, sourceforge, cnet and tested by copying some various software categories and subcategories, adn in just a minute or two created nearly 200 Tags and mass applied some of them.

I will build a more comprehensive and cleaned up non-duplicated TAG list and then share it on your site for those who might find having a head start TAG list helpful (at least for organizing software)
Sep 6 2012 at 11:22am Copy Link
Mike B There are many very good file managers. You need to try them out to see which one fits your needs and preferences.

In addition to the XYplorer lifetime license, I have licenses for xplorer2 and Dopus (though neither are up to date, since they're not lifetime licenses). I've personally settled on XYplorer as my day-to-day file manager, and a $30 lifetime license is a great deal.

Some of the things I like about XYplorer in particular (that may or may not be in other file managers):

- user-based licensing
- the search capability
- the info panel
- the fact that I can navigate through the various compatibility junction points (like "C:\Documents and Settings"). It drives me mad (both from a sanity and anger point of view) when I try to do that in Windows Explorer only to get an "Access denied" message box.
- undo!!
- an insane level of support and constant updating & improvement of the program (this is why the lifetime license is a fantastic value)
Sep 6 2012 at 11:22am Copy Link
David Gilmour @Donald Lessau - Thanks for your reply re multi-monitor support. Yes, the Floating Preview handles my need. It took me a long while to realize that, because of some confusion. Most references on the website point to the bullet on this page,, which says that Floating Preview "is quickly toggled by F11". Unfortunately, Xyplorer was not configured that way out of the box for me. F11 instead brought up a full screen preview, which I initially assumed (based on that description on the site) was the Floating Preview, although the way that it floated confused me. :-) Eventually I happened to find that the Floating Preview function could be added as a button to the Tool Bar, and that allowed me at last to discover its true function and value.

Now, if only I could get XYplorer to show full resolution previews of Photoshop PSD files. I purchased a codec which performs this function, and so I already get large previews of PSD's through Windows file explorer and through other 3rd party file managers. Is there a way to configure XYplorer to use this codec, rather than its own preview generator? Being able to to use XYplorer to quickly see all my other image files at full res is its greatest strength, but being limited to just wee thumbnails of my PSD files would be quite a frustrating limitation.
Sep 6 2012 at 11:26am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Bob S: No, it's not typical but it happened before. In all such cases the license came through after some hours. (Not sure why this happens.)
XYplorer - Sep 6 2012 at 11:40am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Danny Thys: Well, how can I tell? I don't know xplorer2. I have seen screenshots but no way can I make a comparison. Maybe somebody else here can help you.
XYplorer - Sep 6 2012 at 11:44am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @David Gilmour:

F11: Thanks for the hint. I'll improve that web page. BTW, you can customize all keyboard shortcuts in XY.

PSD: Hmm, I'll have to check that. What codec is that, and are you on x64? Maybe it installed only for 64-bit apps?
XYplorer - Sep 6 2012 at 11:52am Copy Link
Jack White Quoting Borut: "It is portable! Portable as: Fully portable, including the file associations and the like."

How are file associations portable?
Sep 6 2012 at 12:32pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau The definitions (which files are opened by which application) are kept in the INI file which you can carry around on your stick.
XYplorer - Sep 6 2012 at 12:40pm Copy Link
garrett james @Danny Thys

unfortunately xplorer 2 developer does not provide a comprehensive 1 glance table of features which makes it hard to compare features...though he provides many screenshots and many video tutorials

oops, just found a few things that might be helpful.

Wikipedia has several table comparing many file managers but not so comprehensive as the list Donald provides

xplorer 2 has a free version that you can check that out Both are awesome. I use both every day.xplorer2 sorts both folders and files together whereas xypl;orer groups folders together and files in their own group. Some of these approaches are simply preferences. sometimes i can simply find a tool more easily in one than the other. Many overlapping features and many distinct features. I picked up xy because of the lifetime upgrade immediately fell in love with such features as LINE NUMBERS inside panels., the toolbar toggle buttons for switching panel focus are simpler in XY.but X@ has more toolbars you can create, the implementation of tabs,,, though both have tabs inside panels..

pretty sure xplorer2 has no undo, t alone 100 levels. xyplorer can create multiple folders and subfolders at the same time. x2 can not. XY gives more options ..also the duplicate in XY gives expanded copy options allowing you to preserve the original date whereas X2 seems to always replace all dates with the most current copy date which aggravates me when i am trying to find original file dates. However the scrap panels in X2 are awesome, not sure how to implement similar function yet in XY.

Both have hundreds and hundreds of features i do not even yet know how to take advantage of. I think both have scripting and command line features..but i am just a point a click user myself

xy provides portablity without charging $10 or $20 more. Both offer lifetime options now

You will love them both, i did not buy them at the same time so did not struggle endlessly trying to choose the BETTER one. I just instantly found features in each not so easily found in the other one.
And most of that is probably on me...lok how Daniel answered two problems instantly that i struggled for over 1 hour on.

I am just happy i did not wait until this time to get the lifetime XY
Sep 6 2012 at 12:46pm Copy Link
JohnW2 Just thought I'd add that I've purchased XYplorer on the basis that there will be a 64-bit implementation real soon!
Impressed with what it does, but 64-bit version is a definite requirement in the near future!!
Sep 6 2012 at 12:52pm Copy Link
Brenda Adams I ***always*** turn to XYplorer when I want to perform a search.

Hands down the best searcher out there. (I think I own or have tried most search tools, including those on various WE replacement programs.)

I love owning a lifetime of XYplorer. :) Donald updates a whole, whole lot. Always good stuff coming.
Sep 6 2012 at 1:36pm Copy Link
David Gilmour @Donald Lessau, yes, I'm on Win 7 64-bit, and hadn't considered whether PSD decoders for both 32-bit and 64-bit applications had been installed. The codec is described here, http://www.fastpicturevie...psd-codec/, and is part of the FastPictureViewer Codec Pack. I will search the forums on the developer's site, and contact him if necessary, to try to find the answer.

If we're still raising hands in favour of a 64-bit version of XYplorer appearing soon, count me in. :-)
Sep 6 2012 at 2:23pm Copy Link
jhn The Lifetime License Pro really looks very tempting to me at $30 dollars; even though I own Directory Opus 10. How far off your road map is integrated .zip and .rar support for XYplorer? I really like having that feature in Directory Opus 10.

BTW, I love just about all the icons you have in XYplorer. I acually like them more than any file other file manager I've ever used.
Sep 6 2012 at 2:34pm Copy Link
David Gilmour @Donald Lessau, re full res PSD previews in XYplorer, I found this statement on the PSD codec developer's website: "On 64-bit systems, both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of the codecs are deployed, as required by Microsoft in their codec developer's guidelines, as such, all 64-bit and 32-bit codec-enabled applications are supported on x64."

Can you suggest any other paths to pursue?
Sep 6 2012 at 2:40pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @David Gilmour:

In your XYplorer PSD preview, do you get the remark "Embedded thumbnail" in the metadata section of the Info Panel? If yes, I have an easy solution (but still have to code it).
XYplorer - Sep 6 2012 at 9:52pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @jhn:

.zip and .rar support: Can't give a date. But some other things will come earlier, like Duplicate File Finder, Tree Path Tracing, Quick Search Bar, Permanent Custom Sort Order.

Yeah, cool icons. ;)
XYplorer - Sep 6 2012 at 9:55pm Copy Link
J S I haven't got the time to trial the program before the promotion expires, is the POLiCY Box correct when it say NO refunds will be issued?

I thought I had already bought a license, but i cant find any records of it.
Sep 6 2012 at 10:50pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @JS: That's correct, you cannot return a license once you got the key.
XYplorer - Sep 6 2012 at 11:14pm Copy Link
J S Is there any way to track down an existing license?

Because I'd swear on the bible I bought a license during Your Summer Sale or End of Summer Sale in August 2010.

I have lined up and ampart way through the purchase pages process just in case I have to buy again.
Sep 6 2012 at 11:30pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau Sure, if you give me the username or email...
XYplorer - Sep 6 2012 at 11:34pm Copy Link
vw gann What is the holdup with receiving a license? I have never had this problem with BitsDuJour before. Do you really have to confirm my purchase with PayPal? I will wait a little while longer; if I don't receive it shortly, I will definitely cancel my order.
Sep 7 2012 at 2:12am Copy Link
You won't return your license once you start using XYPlorer. I guarantee you.
I too bought a license last time when the deal came here. I am very happy that I did. So don't hesitate, and buy this before the deal expires.
Sep 7 2012 at 2:13am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @vw gann:

Your key has been sent out 2 hours ago. Didn't you get it? If not write me an email.
XYplorer - Sep 7 2012 at 2:17am Copy Link
David Gilmour @Donald Lessau, yes, in the Info Panel, under the Preview tab, when "Show Metadata" is enabled, the text displayed includes "Embedded thumbnail".

I am glad to hear that you may have an easy solution that you can code!
Sep 7 2012 at 5:12am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @David Gilmour:

I will publish a beta version today that should fix your PSD preview issues. Actually I'm thankful that you pointed this out!
XYplorer - Sep 7 2012 at 5:36am Copy Link
David Gilmour @Donald Lessau, that is excellent support, thank you!
Sep 7 2012 at 5:51am Copy Link
Donald Lessau It's available now in the user forum:

Let me know whether it works.
XYplorer - Sep 7 2012 at 6:35am Copy Link
David Gilmour @Donald Lessau, thanks again for your speedy action. In the new beta version, the PSD preview function now works as expected with my codec, except in one way. The preview in the preview panel, the full screen preview, and the Floating Window preview now all work to produce the image sizes that I would expect when the PSD decoder is being applied. Only the Mouse Down Blow Up feature apparently misbehaves, and still brings up the wee embedded thumbnail, as before. I tried rebuilding thumbnails, but that had no effect on this problem. MDBU still works properly with all other image formats that I tested it with.
Sep 7 2012 at 7:29am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Strange, cannot reproduce. But, please let's continue this in the user forum. It's the better place for it.
XYplorer - Sep 7 2012 at 7:39am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Oh yes, I could reproduce it now. You are talking about the Mouse Down Blow Up on PSD thumbnails. Okay, fix comes with next version.
XYplorer - Sep 7 2012 at 7:52am Copy Link
Brian W Should have bought the special!

"The End of the XYplorer Lifetime License

After more than 12 years we will soon cease to offer the Lifetime License for XYplorer. Of course, all Lifetime Licenses already sold are NOT affected by this at all. But there will be no new Lifetime Licenses. Also the Home Edition is discontinued. Beginning with the publication of XYplorer 12.00 (planned for January 21st, 2013) only one type of license will be offered, the Standard License Pro.

This marks the end of an era. But the Lifetime License was simply too good for its price, and the price was too high for those who didn't understand how good it was. A situation which is not sustainable economically in the long run."
Jan 15 2013 at 4:26am Copy Link
Francis G Please, please, please have a rerun of this before January 21, 2013
Jan 16 2013 at 9:37am Copy Link
Brian W Ditto! Even though I just bought a lifetime license because there are so many positive reviews and comments about XYplorer.
Jan 16 2013 at 10:05am Copy Link
Mappi75 Hope for a Deal soon ! :)
Apr 30 2013 at 9:09am Copy Link
teppups I notice that in the older comments for this product from 2010 questions were asked about a 64 bit version, support for Windows 7 libraries, and support for ZIP and RAR files. Just wondering if there has been any progress on these features in the past three years?
May 17 2013 at 10:55am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Touché, those three are still on the todo list.
XYplorer - May 17 2013 at 12:04pm Copy Link
teppups Are they in sight? Since you did seem to promise 3 years ago they were coming soon.

Also how is the 50% discount figure arrived at? When the lifetime licence was available it was $59.95 so based on that this discount is only 33%.
May 17 2013 at 1:34pm Copy Link
van zan I got a lifetime years ago and have NEVER regretted it, this is the best explorer replacement I have ever used, and I have tried them all. Forget all other, trial this then buy the lifetime, they are constantly adding features I did not even know I wanted, but I did! Running on Windows 8 Media Center Edition, works great, Love it! J. Peterson
May 17 2013 at 2:19pm Copy Link
MountainKing Btw, There is no "lifetime" version on your website, so how did you come up with the pricing??
What kind of upgrades are we entitled on a regular license?
May 18 2013 at 1:55am Copy Link
Donald Lessau OK, let me try to explain it. In logical and temporal consequence to what I said in January 2013 ("But the Lifetime License was simply too good for its price, and the price was too high for those who didn't understand how good it was.") I stopped offering the Lifetime License on my website and raised the price to what I think is reasonable and fair (with regard to the market and to the Standard License). Yes, the Lifetime License still exists and can be bought but you have to ask for it via email. That way I successfully escaped the problem of being compared to competing products in an unfair way (namely not recognizing the license being lifetime). The Lifetime License is now around 2.7 times the price of the Standard License which is a more reasonable factor than before (when it was 2), so at the current rate of development (which is pretty stable for 10 years now) the Lifetime License will pay off after about 2 years when you would have to purchase the second upgrade of your Standard License to enjoy the latest features.
Now on BDJ, the situation is special: Here I can make it very clear that you get a *Lifetime* License so there is no danger of being compared to lesser licenses of other products. Therefore I see no reason not to offer the Lifetime License here. I know it was a very popular license for those who understood it, but (or maybe because?) it was too cheap, so I made it more expensive. Now the price is alright, and you get it with a 50% discount.
XYplorer - May 18 2013 at 2:33am Copy Link
Karl M. I've tested them all, Xplorer2, DOpus and many more, and XYplorer is the only I'm using now. It's simply the best.

Even though I already owned a license I've purchased one of the last official lifetime licenses.

PS: Auch wenn du mich aus dem Forum geschmissen hast, Donald. ;)
May 18 2013 at 3:12am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Karl M: Im krassen Gegensatz zu heute hattest du einfach etwas zu sehr genervt. :)
XYplorer - May 18 2013 at 3:46am Copy Link
Matt Morgan I bought the lifetime license the last time it was offered here. It has been, by far, the very best software purchase I have made in years. It's a tool I use every day, it is so much better than the built-in Windows Explorer and it has really made managing the file system on my system a lot easier.

It's fast, easy to use, powerful, and very stable.

XYplorer is what Windows Explorer should have been and then some.

Now all we need is a Linux version...
May 18 2013 at 5:52am Copy Link
Donald Lessau teppups: Are they in sight?

Well, next on my list is "Clickable Droppable Per Pane Breadcrumb" and "Live Filter for List". ZIP/RAR support is on place 6. But that's not a promise. I'm known for not following my own roadmaps if I suddenly get better ideas which happens quite often. :)
XYplorer - May 18 2013 at 8:10am Copy Link
SamT I have up to now always used the GAOTD offers for XYplorer and I was using it together with Xplorer2.

I though noticed that in the last month XYplorer became my mainly used file manager.

I want to thank you for this opportunity to get the Lifetime Pro License.

I just wanted to ask how long the support for XP is planned, because I will still be using this OS for a long time. ; )
May 19 2013 at 1:58am Copy Link
Peter C1 G'day Donald, As an owner of 2 Lifetime Licenses I want to spread the good word about this FANTASTiCLY USER FRiENDLY product.

[ALTHOUGH I'd give any of my right side body-parts for 1. a multi-row Tab-Bar in single pane view (Much like Firefox Browser can do) so I can put some chosen Tabs in a second Tab-Bar Row].

QUESTiON: During the up-coming promotion period WiLL it BE POSSiBLE TO BUY (a lifetime pro license(s)) AS A GiFT FOR FRiENDS & RELATiVES?

Many thanks, Peter
May 19 2013 at 1:59am Copy Link
Donald Lessau SamT: how long the support for XP is planned?

Forever. Actually I'm using XP myself and I don't see anything coming that would change this. Hey, I'm even still supporting Win98!
XYplorer - May 19 2013 at 2:21am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Peter C1: WiLL it BE POSSiBLE TO BUY (a lifetime pro license(s)) AS A GiFT FOR FRiENDS & RELATiVES?

Of course: You can enter the desired registration name into the field "License to" in the order form.
XYplorer - May 19 2013 at 2:25am Copy Link
Watcher1924 I'm very glad for this offer!
I need to ask some (stupid?) questions because when I want to purchase a software something (or almost everything) goes wrong (the final price with the added tax surpasses the amount we have in the account - although we have put the same ***number*** of euros as that of the dollars shown at the giveaway page - and when we find this out the banks are already closed, there is some problem with the cooperation of the publisher and pay-pal, the promotion has already stopped but we were misinformed... etc...)!
I have to use a friend's pay-pal account (we can use pay-pal, right?) and I would like to be sure where to enter my email. Btw, is it OK if at the final form use an email address different than the one I use for my BDJ account?
What is the maximum added tax we might have to pay?
Is the registration code going to be provided instantly or it is going to be sent to our email address?
May 20 2013 at 1:29am Copy Link
PBMCMLXXI I must say a great product. Brought a licence a couple of months ago. Was dissapointed that I missed the January timeframe for lifetime licence, did not realise it could be got via email.
Have been so impressed with the product, plan to utilise this great discount to replace my 1yr licence. :)
May 20 2013 at 1:29am Copy Link
Quill Pen My husband and I have been using XYplorer (free V11.9) for awhile but only as an afterthought because it's tough to break engrained habits from 2 decades of using Microsoft. Although MSFT's file manager for Vista totally sucks, to realize all the benefits the very powerful XYplorer offers. As yet, we haven't figured out ways to:

a) disable Microsoft's integrated default Explorer for file searches of folder contents (our monitors are covered with shortcuts to custom folders and we'd love to have them launch XYplorer instead of microsoft's sucky File MGR)
b) copy a file path without having to remember the very odd and non-standard Ctrl+P (we instinctively and habitually right click everything)
c) stop that irritating auto-launch of the last search whenever we open XYplorer (admittedly only a distraction, but still why does it do that??)
d) create saved custom search paths (major nuisance to have to go through the entire list of exclusions checking or unchecking paths for every search so we don't inadvertently exclude a path)
e) prioritize search paths so XYplorer doesn't ALWAYS head for the least likely places FIRST - i.e., (1) all the win sys files and (2) an image of an older drive we copied onto a new HD, but still will search there if nothing is found elsewhere
f) kill the second viewing pane (I don't know how I opened it in the first place)
g) why we can sometimes run a simple search and it displays multiple IDENTICAL results (did that yesterday while searching for an avi I'd created just an hour before - got 9 results to the exact same file in the exact same place... not diff LO temp or Roaming files or shortcuts, the exact same path to one file)

I know, I know, "go to the forum." sigh Presently juggling 2 dozen forums with multiple log-ins. Guessing where a question should be submitted after dutifully searching a variety of search phrases to see if a question's already been asked can kill an hour ever day! sorry for ranting
May 20 2013 at 8:55am Copy Link
MountainKing I was going to purchase it until I realised it still has some limitations for my daily needs. Dont get me wrong. This is my DEFACTO file manager which I got from GOTD. I had every intention of buying the software until 2 days ago but I will just hold out a little more. Here are my issues and Im sure that your mileage will vary and you might not agree with me.

i) Native x64 support
ii) Ability to resume failed file copies. I have also noticed that you can get some slight PC freezes when copying large 3 Gigs file to pendrives and this does not happen in explorer.
iii) Breadcrumbs.
iv)Zip/Rar native support. Currently, copying files from inside zip archives in explorer and pasting in xyplorer does not work.

All in all, this is EXCELLENT SOFTWARE and for the price it is a steal.
May 20 2013 at 8:55am Copy Link
Joss Have a license for Directory Opus, but plan to buy XYPlorer license. Only one request, pls fix the drag&drop to skype. Probably you could ask Skype support how to fix it. Thanks for great file manager
May 20 2013 at 8:55am Copy Link
John Gee Whew, I nearly jumped on this great offer but checked, and saw that I already have the lifetime license.

I like XYplorer. But tend to mainly use xplorer2.
But still, when I use XYplorer, I like the way it works.
May 20 2013 at 8:55am Copy Link
Gonzo As others mentioned, I purchased the lifetime license last time it was offered here, and I have to say it's become my default File Manager.
I also have xplorer2 and DOpus Lite (can't afford the full version, and I'm not sure it's worth the full price...), and I still come back to XYPlorer.

Highly recommended!
Kuddos to the developer for such a great tool, and for offering a lifetime license, and even better with discount :)

Keep it up!
May 20 2013 at 8:55am Copy Link
George Beaudin I get this error when installing the trial version

Error: 5 (00000005)
Desc: Invalid procedure call or argument
Dll: 0
Proc: deEnv@30

Source: XYplorer
XY ver: 12.40.0200
OS: Windows 7 Professional (Service Pack 1), 64-bit
Date: 5/20/2013 6:05:41 AM
May 20 2013 at 8:56am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho I use XYplorer for many years. I can not imagine working without it, because the features it offers are large and very useful, increasing my productivity. The service support is effective. Updates bringing new resources is constant. I recommend buying this software. Lifetime License Pro is the ideal license.
May 20 2013 at 8:56am Copy Link
Kenneth Floyd I wanted to purchase this, but even though it appears Digital River is the checkout they are using, I have at least 4 different Digital River/Share-it passwords in my password manager.
I am now deleting all of them and since I can't get past the need for a password a brand new account, I'm going to pass up this offer and anymore in the future.
May 20 2013 at 8:56am Copy Link
Rich N Hi Donald, just to clarify. I am running Windows 7 64-bit. Will your software not work at all on my PC, or in a limited capacity?
May 20 2013 at 8:59am Copy Link
VLM Cannot seem to buy more than one unit at a time. Tried in both IE and Fx. (I value my privacy, therefore I won't use Chrome. :)
May 20 2013 at 9:00am Copy Link
xcyclone Version 11.9 did not show attached cellphone as a drive. Does this version show it?
May 20 2013 at 9:00am Copy Link
D T Would I be able to install this on two PCs that I am the only user?
May 20 2013 at 9:01am Copy Link
Nanatoo I just purchased this for the advertised price of $39.97 on BitsDujour. I'm curious as to why the price on XYplorer web site it's available for $29.95.

Why the difference in price?
May 20 2013 at 9:01am Copy Link
Cary Adams I bought the lifetime license the last time it was offered here. Featurewise this is best of what's out there, and I have tried nearly all.

However the failure to prioritize 64-bit development is a great disappointment to me primarily because of the absence of context menu features supporting the apps I use in partnership with a file manager.

The XYplorer response seems to be... "install the 32-bit program equivalents alongside the 64-bit applications". Not only is this a preposterous solution, but some programs are no longer available in 32-bit, and others require an extra license purchase.

For my day-today file manager needs I now use Q-Dir as my default, hoping that one day Donald will surprise me with a 64-bit option.

I almost jumped on the recent DOpus BDJ offer, but apart from a 64-bit version, it falls short of XYplorer.

If you don't mind its 32-bit limitations, buying XYplorer Lifetime License is a "no brainer". Just click the green "Buy Now" button above.
May 20 2013 at 9:02am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Nanatoo: This is the *Lifetime* License (you never need to buy a new license to upgrade to the latest version).
XYplorer - May 20 2013 at 10:22am Copy Link
Donald Lessau D T: Would I be able to install this on two PCs that I am the only user?

Yes, any number or type of devices. The license is per user.
XYplorer - May 20 2013 at 10:23am Copy Link
Donald Lessau xcyclone: Version 11.9 did not show attached cellphone as a drive.

Not yet, it's still on my todo list.
XYplorer - May 20 2013 at 10:24am Copy Link
Donald Lessau VLM: Cannot seem to buy more than one unit at a time. Tried in both IE and Fx.

Hm, weird. Others have successfully done it. You edit the Quantity field and then click the "Update" button.
XYplorer - May 20 2013 at 10:26am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Rich N: ... I am running Windows 7 64-bit. Will your software not work at all on my PC, or in a limited capacity?

It will totally work (I'm using Win7/64 myself on my second machine). The only limitation is the shell context menu (which is a Windows feature, not an XY feature): Windows will not display 64-bit shell extensions in the shell context menu of a 32-bit application.
XYplorer - May 20 2013 at 10:31am Copy Link
Donald Lessau George Beaudin I get this error when installing the trial version...

Wow, interesting. I'll check that in a minute.
XYplorer - May 20 2013 at 10:34am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Joss: ... Only one request, pls fix the drag&drop to skype.

Ok. :)
XYplorer - May 20 2013 at 10:35am Copy Link
Donald Lessau MountainKing: I was going to purchase it until I realised it still has some limitations for my daily needs....

Sure thing. XYplorer is made to make you more efficient, ultimately to reduce your screen time and let you enjoy more of the real world. If it does not do it for you, don't buy it.

(As you probably know from the user forum, breadcrumbs is the next big feature to come.)
XYplorer - May 20 2013 at 10:41am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Watcher1924: ...I need to ask some (stupid?) questions ...

Well, I did not even understand the question. Generally, tax is due for customers from EU countries -- I think, I'm not an expert here. Maybe somebody else can shed more light on this?
XYplorer - May 20 2013 at 10:44am Copy Link
Gonzo @Nanatoo
Based on previous comments, the price you see in the website does not include Lifetime license.
May 20 2013 at 11:18am Copy Link
Tony Martin If you are on the fence about getting this program I personally recommend it. I use it to wade through MP3 and Flac files. It is highly configurable and I love it. It works just fine on 64 bit 7 and 8. I also have Xplorer 2 and found it hard to choose between them so have both. The reason I highly recommend this program is the licensing terms are great, if you have 4 or 5 PC's that have multiple Windows OS or virtual machines on them you only need the one license unlike Powerdesk (for example). It is also very good with photos.
May 20 2013 at 11:18am Copy Link
Nanatoo Thanks for the clarification...this program looks awesome.
May 20 2013 at 11:18am Copy Link
Donald Lessau George Beaudin: I get this error when installing the trial version ...

Just fixed the error. Fix will come with next BETA version tomorrow (available in the user forum).
XYplorer - May 20 2013 at 11:59am Copy Link
Con Fusia while there are things that i too would like implemented i also can recommend xyplorer (i have been using it since 2007).
May 20 2013 at 12:00pm Copy Link
Watcher1924 Where are we supposed to enter the email address of the receiver? In the submission form there was only one pertinent field, so I entered my friend's address. How can I associate the program with my address?
Last time we had the chance to check about it, the registration code had not arrived yet but there was a confirmation of some sort. Does this mean that even if the registration info is delayed I won't have any problem?
May 20 2013 at 12:59pm Copy Link
TAPTRONIC Just got it. This deal is worth every cent. The duplicate file search, the folder size function and the scripting - for $35 (for a lifetime) ? There is no question about it. If you're still considering it or not, think about how often you might plop down $35 for a night out. This is for a lifetime of usage!
May 20 2013 at 12:59pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Watcher1924: Are you sure you are on the correct page. The URL of the order form has to contain "".
XYplorer - May 20 2013 at 1:12pm Copy Link
Karl M. @ NC Buyer & Kenneth Floyd:

I'm always having the same issue with – multiple accounts. Digital River/ is in my experience one of the worst payment processors worldwide. Hopefully once BDJ will change the payment processor.
May 20 2013 at 2:26pm Copy Link
nylg Bought this a few months ago when previously on offer at BDJ

I had tried the free version years ago and found it to be absolutely great and when the offer came up on BDJ for a discounted Lifetime Licence - I jumped at it!

This file manager just keeps on getting better and better with regular updates. The lifetime licence is worth every single penny.

For me, apart from all the other little gems you discover as you work with XYPlorer, then the Catalog and Mini-tree are wonderful. Additionally, I love the custom buttons that enable me to launch my favourite programs. Also, the price for XYPlorer is worth paying for the catalog and mini-tree features alone. Everything remembered each time you open up XYPlorer.

Have 'ticked the box' in options so XYPlorer opens as my default file manager.

Thanks Donald for all your hard work on developing this excellent file manager. I look forward to each enhancement - never ever disappointed.

(No I am not on commission - I can assure you.]
May 20 2013 at 2:26pm Copy Link
Watcher1924 Yes. The only fields for entering an email address is right under the header "Personal Information". There you would see:

"E-mail *"
Retype e-mail *"

The other users see something different?

How was I supposed to use my friend's paypal account but send the license key to me (unless we are supposed to put in the field "License to" the gift receiver's email)?
Can I - during the next days - associate the program with my email (e.g. by sending a message to you from my friend's email or something)?
There have been several hours since we checked if the license key has arrived and probably I won't be able to check again until tomorrow because I don't have access to my friend's email, so please answer at least this question: since some sort of confirmation about the transaction has arrived, am I covered?
May 20 2013 at 3:22pm Copy Link
SoftCollector A question and a suggestion:

1. I have a lifetime educational license that is currently installed on a USB stick. If I use a normal Windows installation am I allowed to install it on all my laptops with this license?
2. I would prioritize file operations with attached Android devices. These days with all the millions of smartphones being sold and bought, it is a must. DOpus included it in their last stable version, but it is still a beta in my opinion. Anyway, this needs to be moved all the way up to the top of the to do list.

Kind regards,
May 20 2013 at 3:23pm Copy Link
nylg TAX

Tax on purchases via the Web is nowadays a hot potato globally. Many countries have, or are taking measures to ensure tax is paid at the correct rate. Many of the on-line purchasing providers RegNow etc and payment agents such as PayPal will now add the correct purchase tax and exchange rate depending on the country you are purchasing from.

Gone are the days when say, in the UK, you could purchase at the US dollar rate and/or sometimes without any sort of purchase tax being added. This might mean you getting a bargain - depending on your exchange rate for your country and/or purchase tax rate.

It is just a pity that because of this factor, that vendors of products do not make it clear how the payment system they are using will apply say exchange rates or purchase tax (VAT in European countries). For example, you might still be charged in say e.g. US dollars and no exchange rate applied to your purchase but yet you might be charged tax and that tax rate might be for the vendor's country.

As I say, things are getting better and I believe global leaders are now trying to agree on how best to deal with tax when it comes to the World Wide Web and the fact that we can purchase across various borders and countries around the world. Some companies never pay tax to the country where they sell stuff to and hence this is a form of tax avoidance on their part.
May 20 2013 at 3:23pm Copy Link
Kenneth Floyd Karl M & NC Buyer
Thanks for saying your piece. I use Last Pass to remember my passwords and Generate secure ones. This means I keep track of all of the login's I have performed for Digital River and the security risk of having your password software try to find which one of the last 8 accounts you have created will work. In this case none, but I have used XYplorer and Explorer2 and I find them both superior to WinExplorer. So I bit the bullet.. BDJ needs to pay attention to our security and find another checkout model.
May 20 2013 at 4:14pm Copy Link
TAPTRONIC I agree, @Kenneth Floyd.
May 20 2013 at 5:18pm Copy Link
Watcher1924 @nylg ,
I take it that my first comment was the triggering for your "article". :)
Another time a program's cost was formally less than 20 dollars, so my friend left only 20 euros (not what I would have done) in the account but when we tried to purchase it its cost was more than 20 euros and it was too late to put more money.
Thanks for the comforting! Now... if you could solve my other problems, too... :)
May 20 2013 at 5:20pm Copy Link
SamT I also experienced the same trouble with share-it in the past, but it is funny that this time I could log in to the share-it account for the first time and they had all my personal data prefilled into the purchase form. So to everyone that already has login-details for share-it, you have the option to log in to share-it under the " MyCommerce ID" field.
If you want the license to be on another name then the purchaser you fill in First- and Surename of the person it should be licensed for into the field "License to".
Hope this helped somebody.
May 20 2013 at 6:11pm Copy Link
Chuck I have used, and am happy with, DOpus 10. That said, I am always interested in software, and deals, like this. For those also using DOpus, what stands out about XYplorer in comparison with DOpus?
May 20 2013 at 6:11pm Copy Link
Watcher1924 @SamT,
thanks, but how is this going to make the license key to come to my email? Anyway, this maybe isn't important if we can later go to the program's site and register it to our email (if we are supposed to register it). But right now I don't have any info about what we are supposed to do. I'm mostly worried about the support and resources for official users.
May 20 2013 at 9:32pm Copy Link
Jason Howard @ Chuck - What stands out? I'd begin with "half the price and a lifetime license!"
May 20 2013 at 9:32pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @SoftCollector:

1) Yes.
2) Agreed.
XYplorer - May 20 2013 at 10:47pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Watcher1924: The email is irrelevant for unlocking the program. You just need the username and the license key.
XYplorer - May 20 2013 at 10:49pm Copy Link
Con Fusia @chuck. i frequently utilize the 'category' function to set up specific directory tree locations that i use on a regular basis. dOPus may well have something similar but i did not see it after trialing the software when it was offered here recently.
May 21 2013 at 12:22am Copy Link
SamT @ Watcher1924
As for the support you have to consider the time zone difference.
When you got your answer of Donald at his location it already were 23:00 that is 11pm.
Now there it is around 7:00 hours.

Computer has been found. It is located in Höst, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

To my own knowledge and experience Digital River is a very serious and trustworthy company, so you should not fear about the whereabouts of your money.
May 21 2013 at 12:22am Copy Link
May 21 2013 at 12:23am Copy Link
teppups @Jason Howard: "What stands out? I'd begin with "half the price and a lifetime license!". What else though? Any actual features that set it apart from DOpus or is it just an economic decision for you?

My worry is that fairly crucial file management features are being delayed/deferred/forgotten at the expense of what I call "experience features", things that extend the user interface but don't actually contribute to core file management activities.

For example, 64 bit Windows has been mainstream for at least 5 years, and still no support and the author shrugs this off as unimportant.

Explorer has had ZIP handling built in for 13 years (!!) and still no support. The author has prioritised "clickable droppable breadcrumbs" above something as basic as accessing archives.

And the list goes on. The fact that these fairly core features never seem to be looked at or taken seriously makes me doubt how valuable the "lifetime" licence is. I tend to choose software based on its actual feature set, not simply how cheap it is.
May 21 2013 at 12:23am Copy Link
petepat This share-it experience turned out terrible, now i have 2 ongoing orders (cause there was no billing for first one so after 10 hours and deal almost going away i decided something went wrong so i made another one that turned out the same), both orders never showed up after i login to mycommerce, hopefully they will not be billed after my email to customer service. Oh well either ill have no licence or maybe 2 licences we'll see. :)
May 21 2013 at 12:24am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Tortuga: ... is there is a Portable Pro version?

Yes, every version of XYplorer that ever existed is portable. :)
XYplorer - May 21 2013 at 2:24am Copy Link
Mike B "For example, 64 bit Windows has been mainstream for at least 5 years, and still no support and the author shrugs this off as unimportant."

XYplorer works fine on 64 bit Windows. As Don mentioned in another message, the only issue is for applications which install only 64-bit Explorer extensions. This problem is not as wide spread as it used to be since most applications that install extension DLLs now install both 32-bit and 64-bit DLLs on a Win64 system (as they should).
May 21 2013 at 3:11am Copy Link
Danny @Karl M. ,

Karl, you said you almost all file managers tested, and that your conclusion is that XYplorer is the best. I try to follow, but which demonstrate your experience now and in what respect, XYplorer better or the best?
May 21 2013 at 3:13am Copy Link
Borut I am using XYplorer each day for at least 10 hours for about two and a half years now. I like the most:

1. Full stealth portability: In other words - a total portability: No installation needed whatsoever, plus: portable file associations and portable file icons (do you actually know what portable file icons at all are?). With a single license one can use XYplorer on as many systems one needs to, leaving no traces on them and no questions asked from the developer.
2. Tabsets: My projects are sets of locations. When I open a project (i.e. a so called tabset), all relevant locations are in front of my eyes, irrespectively of their actual position in the network. I am of course seeing the tree on the left (including the tree path tracing), but actually neither do I need to browse it much, nor do I need to remember the locations.
3. Color filters: I do not have to look at file time stamps any more - colored file names tell me enough about file types and their age. Colors of course being chosen and defined by me.
4. Forum: A developer fully c omitted to his users, with a reaction times (to a wish implementation or a bug fix) measured by hours (and sometime by minutes), augmented by a group of outstandingly helpful power users on a lively, friendly and decent forum.
5. Scripting. Well, imagine the unimaginable... That is probably a good short hint about it.

XYplorer is definitely the best software buy I have ever made in my life.

Why I wrote this? Because XYplorer saved me a mountain of working hours and stress. I am saying a small thank you that way. And yes, my first license was already the pro life time one.
May 21 2013 at 7:19am Copy Link
nylg Support for XYPlorer is absolutely excellent - you have no worries in that respect

1. My experience even when using both the old free version and a later trial version, then the developer has always been responsive
About 24hrs and you should always get a response
He treats trial users (potential customers) in the same way as a registered user

2. The developer has 'proven' that he responds on this offer forum - i.e. his concern and almost immediate fix of an install error that someone had 'discovered'.

3. The XYPlorer Forum for licence holders is populated by really knowledgeable enthusiasts. Regulars hang out there and some seem to be gifted programmers or users of the XYPlorer scripting language. Of course, Donald the developer also checks in to deal with queries and problems

All of this seems like more than excellent support for a utility program such as a file manager. After all, it is not a specialised bespoke software package (e.g. say accounting package) and that comment is not intended to be in any way disrespectful to Donald the developer
May 21 2013 at 7:20am Copy Link
petepat Update: Nobody from share-it answered on my asking to cancel one of my orders, of course it was billed and at the same time not apart like it was ordered (10 hour difference of orders), and of course nobody is answering to my help requests from them.
Now i have 2 licences with the same key cause it the same name or something.
May 21 2013 at 7:21am Copy Link
Watcher1924 @Donald Lessau,
thank you.

I didn't understand the first part of your comment.
About the second part, my concern wasn't for the money but for the ending of the promotion period and missing the chance to be a registered user. I have missed some programs in the past because something went wrong. Thank you very much for the help.
May 21 2013 at 8:57am Copy Link
Roc Assisi I have a folder of mp3 files that I am trying to arrange in a particular order to create a favorite playlist. I have prefixed the mp3 filenames with numerics followed by alphabets. In Windows explorer, i could freely drag a file to any position I want and have it stay in this order until I want to sort it back into numerical order by just clicking the name header. In most file managers with the exception of Q-Dir, I cannot move the files to a particular position I want to test them out in.. Can XYplorer allow this, ie manual sorting? I'd love to buy a licence if it could...
May 21 2013 at 8:58am Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson @teppups
What are you talking about???
While XYplorer is NOT a NATIVE 64-bit App... it DOES fully support and work in 64-bit Systems (Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit). The only limitation is the shell context menu (which is a Windows feature, not an XY feature): Windows will not display 64-bit shell extensions in the shell context menu of a 32-bit application.

And it DOES Support ZipFile Extractions in exactly the same way as Windows Explorer (Right-Click, Select Secure Zip, Select Extract Here! Job Done!!!)!!!
How can ZIP/RAR support be any better???

What is "BreadCrumbs"????
May 21 2013 at 8:59am Copy Link
Danny @teppups,

That lifetime license have a tendency to the development of the software does not always have to be negligible, so! XYplorer developer has at that point a high reputation that makes it true!
May 21 2013 at 8:59am Copy Link
Rich N @teppups I was worried about Win 7 64 bit but after assurances from Donald I took the plunge yesterday and purchased.

I would not normally view £30 as above my price ceiling for software, but with the excellent support provided by the developer, the huge number of outstanding reviews scattered around the net and the fact that this is a lifetime licence from a trusted source that should be around for years to come I will say that although the initial outlay looks a little steep it will actually prove to be money well spent, if not a bargain.

Oh, as for the product? It's great, very useful and so many undiscovered features to be explored in due course. To use an expression from this part of the world, it's the dog's!
May 21 2013 at 9:00am Copy Link
Greg Hanson I missed the BDJ deal in late 2011 and made the mistake of downloading the trial version of XYplorer...I say mistake because I was HOOKED within 20 minutes and immediately jumped back to the website and bought a lifetime license of XYplorer at no discount. It was a very smart purchase and now I can't live without it.

Dual panes, REGEX searches, color-coding and extensibility. I even carry it with me on a flash drive so I can use it when troubleshooting other computers!

Buy it. You'll be hooked in no time just like me.
May 21 2013 at 9:00am Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson @teppups
What are you talking about???
While xYPlorer is NOT a NATIVE 64-bit App... it DOES fully support and work in 64-bit Systems (Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit). The only limitation is the shell context menu (which is a Windows feature, not an XY feature): Windows will not display 64-bit shell extensions in the shell context menu of a 32-bit application.

And it DOES Support ZipFile Extractions in exactly the same way as Windows Explorer (Right-Click, Select Secure Zip, Select Extract Here! Job Done!!!)!!!
How can ZIP/RAR support be any better???

What is "BreadCrumbs"????
May 21 2013 at 9:00am Copy Link
Kenneth Floyd I'm telling everyone again, BDJ needs to change its checkout vendor. This is the only one that does not remember your last registration and takes hours after getting the money to "review" the order. Every other one will have your registration info ready for you before you can click on your email.
If there is one thing I would change regarding BDJ it would be their checkout method.
May 21 2013 at 9:00am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Kenneth

There is a misunderstanding here - we don't have our own checkout vendor at BDJ :) Rather, our 'Buy Now' links redirect to a software publisher's existing cart/checkout page.

BitsDuJour Admin - May 21 2013 at 9:08am Copy Link
nylg Bread Crumbs has come up a few times here.

I seemed to remember that a 'bread crumbs' feature was part of XYPlorer. A quick Google confirms my thoughts and thus on the XYPlorer website we have:

Ctrl+Backspace pops up a breadcrumb that takes no screen space (it's a pop-up menu), is 100% keyboard-driven, and takes you up and down (the latter based on the recent history) relative to your current location.

What I think is a better 'bread crumb' feature that XYPlorer has is the 'Recent Locations' - this is an amazing feature for navigating quickly back to wherever you have been. And there is also the somewhat similar Hotlist. You can toolbar buttons for both of these. These two lists 'grow' automatically as you use XYPlorer. What more could you possibly want? It provides all I want in that sort of area i.e. with regards to 'bread crumbs'.

I also believe that the up down that jumps you back up through the directory system also has a little drop down arrow next to it and that has a similar feature. In fact hovering over it puts the tip up of the exact word Breadcrumb. Take your pick as to what you use.
May 21 2013 at 11:25am Copy Link
teppups @Chris Roy Jackson: The shell context menu is not just a minor limitation, it is a major limitation.

And how can ZIP/RAR support be any better? Double-click an archive file and browse into it like it's a folder, directly in the file manager, without needing an external tool. That's how.

Also I've just discovered that this product doesn't have any form at all of UAC support, which means its totally useless for file management in protected system folders like C:\Program Files.
May 21 2013 at 11:25am Copy Link
Greg Hanson My assistant saw the automatic color highlighting of new files (related to a task I was giving her) and said she "must have that program!"
I replied I'm happy that she saw it while it's on sale!
Also, @Donald Lessau is an excellent programmer and provides equally good customer support.
May 21 2013 at 11:26am Copy Link
Danny I note than lifetime license is only available at this BDJ Deal. Is that so?
May 21 2013 at 12:06pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau Roc Assisi: Can XYplorer allow this, ie manual sorting?

Yes, manual sorting is supported, even under this exact name. Just look it up in the Help file.
XYplorer - May 21 2013 at 12:11pm Copy Link
Mappi75 I bought a few days ago Opus but i got XYplorer (this deal) too - with lifetime a real nobrainer! :D

May 21 2013 at 12:39pm Copy Link
Danny I'm XYplorer to testing with a trial version. It looks fantastic!
May 21 2013 at 12:45pm Copy Link
Mark Latimer I purchased a lifetime license just before it was removed from the site, My luck!!

This is one of the best file managers on the market, if not the best. I have used PowerDesk, Q-Dir, DirectoryOpus and some minor ones, but I keep coming back to XYplorer. It is one of the easiest to use, has many features and functions that are not together in any of the others.

You would doing yourself a favor the make the purchase before it goes away. It simply cannot be beat!!!

And Kudos to Donald Lessau (the developer) for keeping on top of this chat section!!!
May 21 2013 at 3:49pm Copy Link
SamT @watcher1924

"@SamT, I didn't understand the first part of your comment. "

I thought maybe you were located in the US-region and are not aware that Donalt (Support) is not answering your issues, because he could actually take some rest in the nighttime which in Germany begins depending your location 6-9 hours earlier.
Sorry it maybe is or was completely not relevant to you.
I hope everything worked out fine for you this time!
May 21 2013 at 3:50pm Copy Link
Cary Adams FWIW, I agree with teppups. While everyone has different needs here are some of the things I can't do through the XPplorer shell that I do routinely with Q-Dir...

Install with Revo Installer Pro
Edit with Notepad++
Scan select files with [insert Antivirus App name here]
Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Bulk Rename Here
7-Zip (can't readily explore .jar, .exe, .xpt, .xpi files otherwise)
Glary Utlities....

There's more regularly used shell features too, for example, virtual drive management and music/video tools. In fact. the ONLY useful (to me) add-on shell feature that appears in XYplorer is "Run Sandboxed" (Sandboxie).

So yes... 64-bit is a big deal, already with a simple shell feature. Q-Dir has it. Why not XYplorer?
May 21 2013 at 4:10pm Copy Link
VLM Ah, Germany. That might explain Digital River, a clear favorite of us all. :)
May 21 2013 at 4:10pm Copy Link
Jan Hinchliffe I'm with Kenneth Floyd and others on this - the xyplorer deal, itself, is great, but the Digital River checkout is a nightmare that's really putting me off future purchases - when did buying something become this difficult?
May 21 2013 at 7:33pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau Jan Hinchliffe: ...the Digital River checkout is a nightmare ...

I'm curious: Which company would you and everybody prefer instead of Digital River?
XYplorer - May 21 2013 at 10:47pm Copy Link
Danny But then what are differences between XYplorer standard and Pro?
May 22 2013 at 1:13am Copy Link
Watcher1924 @SamT,
everything is O.K., thank you. I'm now the proud owner of a lifetime license!
What I wrote about the "support" meant "If I don't get the license I will also loose the support and resources for registered users".
May 22 2013 at 1:13am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Danny: But then what are differences between XYplorer standard and Pro?

None. Both are "Pro", there is "Standard Pro" and "Lifetime Pro". The difference between the two is only in the future uprading. The application itself is 100% identical.
XYplorer - May 22 2013 at 1:48am Copy Link
David Denness ordered and paid for Licence two days ago. Have not received receipt by email as promised by Digital River. Cannot sign in as payed by paypal not credit card.
May 22 2013 at 4:55am Copy Link
Danny Apparently most people here have little patience! I have spent many years orders made via Digital River GmbH (share-it) and never had any problems! Sometimes you get your license immediately ordered, sometimes you have to wait. But it's always good come!!!
May 22 2013 at 4:57am Copy Link
Kenneth Floyd Maybe BJD should operate its own store. It appears Digital River has absorbed Element 5 and any of the other 'Checkout' services.
May 22 2013 at 4:57am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @David Denness: Strange, your order came through as expected. I have just sent your key again to you via email. Did you get it now?
XYplorer - May 22 2013 at 5:11am Copy Link
David Denness Got it now thanks.
May 22 2013 at 6:43am Copy Link
Thomas V. Dahl I'm sorry to agree with teppups and Cary Adams as there probably has been worked a lot on XYplorer ...
But the free Q-Dir (the Quad Explorer) is amazing !

XYplorer looks too complicated, but if it was free, I'd investigate it .
Then again I wouldn't TOUCH an I-phone/-pad/-pod if they were
offered totally free to me ... I really hate greedy companies.!!!
May 22 2013 at 8:10am Copy Link
Jan Hinchliffe Donald Lessau
re: Jan Hinchliffe: ...the Digital River checkout is a nightmare ...

I'm curious: Which company would you and everybody prefer instead of Digital River?

Hi Donald - thanks!
It's not the company (Digital River) per se - it's the checkout experience that's awful (having, repeatedly, to input personal info into mandatory fields. When one is already logged in to Bits du Jour - the purchase should be a breeze because Bits du Jour knows who the customer is - so all I, and many others, want is to then link quickly to PayPal, which also knows the customer (once signed-in) so as to complete.
We customers are ready to deal with 3 parties (BDJ, the software author/vendor and PayPal etc) Digital River (the middle-man) should stop getting in the way!
Since its nearly always the case that the software will be delivered electronically, all the personal stuff (postal address etc) seems unnecessary and intrusive. Having signed in to BDJ, why does Digital River not recognise the customer? or why doesn't BDJ or DR link them straight to a payment method? - without all the questions?

P.S. I haven't even mentioned the fact that, after all that info has been entered, Digital River leaves some people unsure as to whether they've made the order/purchase successfully or not as they haven't yet been passed through to PayPal - hours pass by - they hear nothing - they think they need to do it again before the deal ends and they end-up buying twice!
May 22 2013 at 8:11am Copy Link
TAPTRONIC Suggestion: maybe offer multiple options such as Paypal or Google Checkout in addition to ShareIT?
May 22 2013 at 8:12am Copy Link
Danny Have this morning my order placed and paid via IDeal, now after 8 hours later I received an email from Share-It that the payment has failed. While that is not the case, my Bank has written off and it is paid. What kind of mess is that there at Digital River?! This is the second time I heard such rubbish!!!
May 22 2013 at 8:12am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Thanks for info! I generally don't get so much negative feedback on share-it, but then: who knows how many customers simply run away without telling me? Scary thought.

Filling out forms again and again sounds like kafkaesque horror. Classical lose-lose situation. Of course, this should be streamlined! BTW, I personally don't care about your address at all (only about your money, lol), with one exception: the country must be known for the tax (I'm not Apple ;)).
XYplorer - May 22 2013 at 8:32am Copy Link
Milan Topolic Is there a permanent tree style tab view besides the tab list (STRG+Shift+T) ? Would be fine.

Many thanks

XYplorer Lifetime License Pro rockz like hell !
May 22 2013 at 8:42am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Milan Topolic: "tree style tab view"? ... Do you mean the Branch View (also known as Flat View)? Yes, that's at the bottom of the Views menu. You can assign a keyboard shortcut of your choice to it.

Or what did you mean?
XYplorer - May 22 2013 at 8:48am Copy Link
Milan Topolic What´s the correct pronounciatoin of "XYplorer" , please ?
May 22 2013 at 9:45am Copy Link
VLM Donald Lessau - You have requested input about payment processors. The truth is that, in general, Digital River works fine. But their ShareIt subsidiary/process does sometimes cause problems.

Many people seem to like PayPal, but they may charge the vendor a bit much, I'm not sure.

Personally, the payment processors I've found here at BDJ that ALWAYS work smoothly and quickly are FastSpring and Cleverbridge. Plimus also works fine,but they charge for payments made by money order/check. Avangate now typically works fine (past problems seem to have been resolved), and they offer an options for payment via PayNearMe, which I find wonderful since I always prefer to pay by cash, to maximize personal privacy. (Of course, Avangate also offers all the usual avenues, cards and such.)

You might consider a combination of Paypal as one option and one of these others as an alternative. But be SURE to turn on payment by check/money order, and in the case of Avangate, PayNearMe (my favorite).

I hope this helps for the future!
May 22 2013 at 9:48am Copy Link
Marven I also am having problems purchasing through share-it. Yesterday paying via paypal failed but I didn't receive notification until today and then following their instructions to reorder I am in the same loop where I have received a message saying the payment is delayed and to wait.
May 22 2013 at 9:55am Copy Link
Charles Beauchamp I got the license to work. My fault it did not work previously. BUT why have I not received a registration e-mail as promised?
May 22 2013 at 12:06pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Charles Beauchamp: Not sure I understand. The license works but you did not receive it?? (Your order arrived here 12:32 German time. You should have gotten the key the same minute.)
XYplorer - May 22 2013 at 12:11pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau Milan Topolic: What´s the correct pronounciatoin of "XYplorer" , please ?

I don't know. I just code it and write about it. I never talk about it. :)

Anyway, I'd say "XY" (eks-wai) is the best way to say it.
XYplorer - May 22 2013 at 12:34pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau VLM Donald Lessau - You have requested input about payment processors. ...

XYplorer - May 22 2013 at 12:35pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau Milan Topolic: I would appreciate an option to permanently see all tabs in a vertical line...

Wishes for new features should go to the user forum, thanks.
XYplorer - May 22 2013 at 12:37pm Copy Link
Charles Beauchamp I received the license by going back to the purchase site and "signing in" to get the details of my purchase. I have copied and saved those details but have not received an e-mail with the license details.
May 22 2013 at 1:01pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau Wow, that's bad.

In the meantime I told Shareit about this mess.
XYplorer - May 22 2013 at 1:06pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau Before I scare anybody away with my previous post:

Of course, *everybody* who orders XYplorer here at this promotion will get his license. Only in some rare cases you will have to wait for the email with the key for some hours. I'm currently investigating what is causing this.

BTW, 10 hours left to get the greatest file manager in the world for half the price. Lifetime license!
XYplorer - May 22 2013 at 1:35pm Copy Link
VLM Donald - You're welcome! Great promotion, hope it has been wildly successful for you.
May 22 2013 at 6:50pm Copy Link
Charles Beauchamp ShareIt did send me a receipt and it ended up in my spam folder. Sorry for the false alarm.
May 22 2013 at 10:42pm Copy Link
Danny Just got an email from Shareit gotten with the mention that their payment is not received, and then ask them a bank statement sent it yesterday while I have! What is that fumbling around there???
May 23 2013 at 6:21am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Did you use the name Danny in your order? There has no such order arrived here I'm afraid. I cannot say from here what is going on. Generally, keys are only sent out after the payment.
XYplorer - May 24 2013 at 12:01pm Copy Link
TAPTRONIC @Danny: Did you get any sort of confirmation ON SCREEN? Always take screen shots. I've been doing that for years. Dont trust any site to commit the transaction really. Have had too many things messed up like you are describing.

Hope this works out for you!!
May 24 2013 at 2:04pm Copy Link
Danny Unfortunately I have no screenshot. I did buy a bank statement sent to their. They say they will investigate. This past year I have been through, after few days it was good. Now I find it bit too long absence. I don't trust more with Shareit, and nothing will something more through their purchases!!!
May 24 2013 at 2:19pm Copy Link
Kenneth Floyd Always print your screen to PDF and save the file when you are giving money.
Share-it has been swallowed by DigitalRiver and My Commerce has been absorbed into the blob. They invariably tell you you transaction has been delayed and they need 24 hrs to examine your payment status.
It appears to fly in the face of why you purchase online in the first place, instant access to your software purchase. If they tll you your payment is delayed and you have used PayPal, you will see the money has been transferred. The same goes for credit cards.
Just internet slime playing the float with your money.
May 24 2013 at 5:26pm Copy Link
Danny Got an email yesterday with the answer they are investigating the payment problem. In the meantime I'll just nervous but hope it will! No people, I have enough with ShareIt! I did not want more to once again an order through ShareIt to go with that thought or the scare this time be fine come!
May 24 2013 at 9:53pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau I'm sorry for the trouble, but on the other hand let me tell you: I'm working with share-it for more than 13 years now, and every single customer of mine got what he paid for. Not a single exception.
XYplorer - May 25 2013 at 1:31am Copy Link
Donald Lessau And finally I want to thank everybody who participated in this thread and in the XYplorer experience. All of you will know by now what a difference it makes to use a well thought out and crafted tool instead of just a more or less expensive Explorer skin.

This has been the most successful XYplorer promotion ever, and now there is only one target left: Hello Total Commander! ;)
XYplorer - May 25 2013 at 1:41am Copy Link
Danny Best Donald, That I believe best! I don't blame you! I know I'm going to get my key! But I want nothing to do with that fumbling around by Share-It!!!
May 25 2013 at 1:43am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Danny, your order arrived here at 25 May 2013 14:16:24 +0200.

Thanks + Enjoy!
XYplorer - May 25 2013 at 5:39am Copy Link
Danny @Donald Lessau,

Best Donald, yes I have gotten the license received in good condition. You are thanks for this great product for a great price! Warm greetings and good weekend!
May 25 2013 at 6:36am Copy Link
Donald Lessau @teppups: What UAC problems? Works fine here. Usage questions are answered in the user forum. Thanks.
XYplorer - May 26 2013 at 7:12am Copy Link
Greg Will this autoplay videos (.mp4) in the preview popup? So they can be browsed?
Nov 29 2013 at 5:51am Copy Link
Donald Lessau It autoplay videos (.mp4) in the preview tab on the Info Panel (F12). Yep, they can be easily browsed this way. Try it.
XYplorer - Nov 29 2013 at 9:22am Copy Link
Greg When I tried it - the video image shows, but it does not play in the preview window, and there are no player controls. Please advise - here is a video screen capture demonstrating what I mean. http://screencast-o-matic...cIXUbGVSUN
Nov 29 2013 at 11:28am Copy Link
garrett james I bought your lifetime option 2 or 3 years ago. I use your product everyday and easily put your file manager vying for number one in this category. I also use xplorer2 and powerdesk for certain features i knew from before but I am sure i only use 5 % of your feature set. One of my favorites is that you actually provide row numbers inside the pane and always provide the folder size inside the pane. the other feature i love the most is that i can copy and paste in multiple folder names or Tag lists at a time so now my bookmarks match my TaG lists...match my folders so may organization is now consistent on my desktop, folder tree, bookmarks, Tags, etc. I wholeheartedly recommend to everyone to add this program to their arsenal even if you already have Dopus, fileBoss, xplorer2, etc. There will be one feature alone provided by this program that others do not provide that will pay for itself. Plus the Lifetime User License is a great deal, the program is also portable... you have the best price among all the major league file managers.
You seem to put out minor releases all the time
Nov 29 2013 at 3:52pm Copy Link
brenda adams I own the Lifetime version and I am constantly thrilled that I have it. I use it everyday. (I own or have owned most all the major brands.)
Donald: YOU are amazing!!
There is only one feature that I wish it had: right click, run virus scan.
Also, I sometimes have issues with the tree rolling when I am trying to drag something into it. (I know it's me not understanding something and I've asked at the forum, but the answers go over my head. "Focus" vs. pointing to's just lost on me.

But the program and all the features are fantastic. I finally got over my fear of setting up and using the Catalog. Wow. That is an amazing tool.
I keep all my frequently used links to places on my harddrive and my network on it. No more fumbling around trying to get various places to open, (Especially wonderful for jumping to folders on my other's right there at my fingertips in Catalog!! I am instantly IN IT!!
If all developers were like you, I'd be broke. Your dedication to your program and its users is ABOVE AND BEYOND the norm. YOU ARE MY HERO. :) Yes, get this program and never use your Windows Explorer again! (And go read reviews of some of the other brands...I wish I could give hint about one name in particular been around for years that people complain about. IF, there were another I DO like, however, it would be Xplorer2. It's easy to use and a good product, least that's been my experience.) But you don't get DONALD with other products and so, you're missing something good. :)
Nov 29 2013 at 4:29pm Copy Link
Turion Dolby @Greg Istered
I think you might need codecs to play the video. Do you have any installed? I use the basic flavour of the K-Lite Codec Pack and it works for me. Hope this helps.
Nov 29 2013 at 6:12pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau @Greg Istered: Yes, as Turion Dolby already said, you need the codecs. Either K-Lite Codec Pack or e.g. ffdshow video decoder.
XYplorer - Nov 30 2013 at 12:47am Copy Link
Loco78 * I'm waiting and waiting for this promotion.
Nov 30 2013 at 1:35am Copy Link
Ben Eliason I've been testing the trial version of Xyplorer and there seems to be a problem with displaying certain thumbnails. I get thumbnails of pdf, jpg, dng, cr2 files. (I downloaded and installed the FastPictureViewer Codec). but I still don't get thumbnails for flv, wmv, mp4, mpg. I googled the subject but couldn't find a satisfactory answer. I'm running Windows 7, 64 bit.
I would be grateful for any help as I would like to purchase Xyplorer. Thanks
Nov 30 2013 at 6:02am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Thumbnails for flv, wmv, mp4, mpg can definitely be made to work in Win7/64. However, I think the best place to discuss the details of this would be rather the XYplorer user forum. You will surely get a quick answer there:
XYplorer - Nov 30 2013 at 6:16am Copy Link
Ben Eliason Donald, judging from the numerous forum topics devoted to thumbnail problems it seems that this issue has been around for quite some time and is as yet unsolved. I have installed all recommended codecs, rebooted my machine, but the video thumbnails refuse to appear. Various users have come up with local solutions that work for them but cannot be duplicated on other machines. Thumbnails seem to be a weak point of the application, especially since Windows Explorer seems to have no problems with them (expect pdf).
I put a trial version of xyplorer through its paces and it has an impressive array of useful features. I would very much have liked to take the bitsdujour deal on xyplorer but thumbnails are a very important visual marker and not having them is a hindrance. Until there is a satisfactory solution to this issue I'll stay with Windows Explorer, despite it's drawbacks. Thanks.
Nov 30 2013 at 7:29am Copy Link
Donald Lessau Well, I don't think "thumbnails are a weak point of the application". I can see all thumbnails you mentioned on my Win7/64. Or, more to give a more general example: XYplorer's much-praised "Mouse Down Blow Up" feature directly builds on thumbnails, so there must be other users besides me that got the thumbnails going. If there would be a problem with thumbnails it would get reported in the user forum and subsequently fixed by me.

Of course, there is the possibility that you discovered a new bug there that would explain why you don't see video thumbnails on your system. Again, the procedure would be to report it in the user forum and either get help or a bug fix, depending on the issue.
XYplorer - Nov 30 2013 at 7:42am Copy Link
Greg @Donald and @Turian - very much appreciate your flagging the codec issue. It was indeed the problem, and your suggestion solved the issue and helped me clean up some codec junk that had accumulated from Cyber Link. I can now finish testing and will no doubt become a customer soon enough.

Thanks again.
Nov 30 2013 at 8:28am Copy Link
Turion Dolby @Ben Eliason
If you have installed the K-Lite Codec Pack, then search your start menu for "Codec Tweak Tool" program. Launch it and under the "Miscellaneous" heading, there is an option for "Thumbnails". From there, check the file types you want and click "Apply and close". Hope this helps.
Nov 30 2013 at 12:17pm Copy Link
Ben Eliason Thanks Turion. I've tried that, ticked everything in the "Thumbnails" option. All video files display thumbnails except flv (flv is one of the ticked options). I even uninstalled/reinstalled a fresh K-Lite Codec Pack download in the event that I may not have had the very latest version. I'm still poking around trying to get it to work. Hope I'm successful. Anyway, again - thanks.
Nov 30 2013 at 1:14pm Copy Link
ron r I read on the forum about Custom Event Actions (CEA).
Is this something that will be implemented in the (near) future?
This is a very unique and interesting idea!! (I haven't seen it in other filemanagers).
Nov 30 2013 at 6:48pm Copy Link
Donald Lessau It's definitely planned, but I cannot give a date.
XYplorer - Nov 30 2013 at 11:59pm Copy Link
Mike B All that needs to be said is that $40 for an XYplorer Lifetime License is a great deal. I find it hard to imagine that anyone would regret a purchase.
Dec 1 2013 at 1:05pm Copy Link
Loco78 * I can not wait to purchase Preferring promotion'd already bought and not on Monday for 11 hours in the time zone
Dec 1 2013 at 1:09pm Copy Link
D Rogers I have been using this the last six months. It has changed the way I do business and has become indispensable. Long learning curve though and not very intuitive. There are just so many options and exotic things you can do that it takes time and practice to learn and explore what you can do with it. There are tutorials though.
Dec 2 2013 at 12:15am Copy Link
Andrzej Tajemniczy Hi Donald
whether FTP
or is there a plan for the future
Dec 2 2013 at 2:18am Copy Link