The file manager built into your PC (ie, Windows Explorer) does a pretty good job of helping you keep your computer neat and tidy. But sometimes it's nice to have an application with a bit more power and a few more features. If you feel the same, then take a look at Free Commander, which is a freeware file manager that offers just about everything you could ever want. It installs just like any other program, with a desktop icon to access it, so your existing Windows Explorer will still be available and won't be overwritten.
It has an easy-to-use tabbed interface, and a built-in viewer/handler for text, images, compressed files, and more. You can search, rename, move, copy and so on, across files and folders, and it's incredibly customisable. You can even program your own shortcut keys. So if you want more features, or you just want to try something different for managing your files, Free Commander is one of the best alternatives to Windows Explorer. And it's free.
To download the program, go to http://freecommander.com/en/downloads/ for the latest version. The program is malware-free according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust, and runs to some 12 MB if you choose the version which includes the help file (which you should, unless you're on an incredibly slow internet connection).
The program is also our current Best Free File Manager choice elsewhere on Gizmo's site, so read http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-file-manager.htm for even more about this great program.
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