A Replacement Windows Explorer. With Tabs!


If you like playing with replacements for the standard Windows Explorer, you might just love this one for a number of reasons.  First, it's a tiny download of just half a megabyte.  Second, it doesn't need installing.  Just unzip the downloaded file and click on the application to run it.  So if you don't like it, removing it from your PC requires nothing more than deleting the file. Third, it's open source and free.  Fourth, it comes in 32- and 64-bit flavours. 

And finally, it's got tabs.  So you can have more than one drive/folder/directory open at a time, and easily flip between them.  Which makes it really easy to explore your hard drive, open applications, and keep your hard drive tidy.

Explorer++ runs on Windows XP and above, and you can get it from www.explorerplusplus.com.




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Suggest readers NOT install Explorer++. Would love to give them the benefit of the doubt. But there's a very serious problem - there is no known way to uninstall it in Windows 7 64-bit.

The suggested method is: make sure the option "Don't replace Windows Explorer" is checked, and then simply delete the .exe file.

If you do this and reboot, the default file manager continues to be Explorer++ in Windows 7. So if you open a folder in Windows Explorer, then double-click a folder to open it, you get an error message - application not found.

If there's a way to fix this, I'd love to hear about it. Is there a setting in Win7 I can change to manually remove Explorer++ as the default?

P.S. After posting to the Explorer++ forum and much waiting and searching, I found out how to make the uninstall process work. You HAVE to run Explorer++ as a system administrator or the uninstall doesn't work. Right-click the Explorer++ icon, choose "Run as Administrator," and follow the steps (they're in the readme).