6 freeware File Managers comprehensive comparisons

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6 freeware File Managers comprehensive comparisons

Below is a very detailed functions comparison list about 6 mainstream freeware "File Managers" on the Internet currently! AppNee hopes this can be useful and time-saving for the guys who are seeking some kind of quality free file managers.

Func/SoftUltraExplorerFreeCommandertabbyFileQTTabBarXplorer2 LiteMDIE
PanelSingle + Auxiliary windowDualDualSingleDualMultiple
Window LayoutAny size & positionHorizontal + VerticalFixedN/AHorizontal + VerticalDiversified
Window DividerCopy & MoveMulti-functionalN/AN/AN/AN/A
Tabbed BrowsingOnly main panelHas one eachShare oneSupportHas one eachEach tab as a window
PagingDrag folder to startSimilar to browserSimilar to browserSimilar to browserIndependent start buttonSimilar to browser
Label Page LockN/AN/AN/AYesN/AYes
Up One LevelDouble-click  blank, common position columnDouble-click  blank, improved position columnDouble-click  blank, common position columnDouble-click  blank, common position columnDouble-click  blank, improved position columnDouble-click  blank, common position column
Hierarchical Directory BrowsingToolbar & WindowN/AN/ANeed install QT AddressBarN/AN/A
Directory TreeShare  oneEach has oneN/AWindows defaultShare  oneShare  one
Fast Folder SwitchDisk onlyBuilt-inDisk onlyN/ABuilt-inN/A
Quick Filter SearchBuilt-inBuilt-in, fasterBuilt-in simple search, slowerBuilt-in, fasterN/ABuilt-in feature-rich search, slower
Full Filter SearchSimpleFullN/AWindows defaultWindows defaultSimple
BookmarkSingle for singleSingle for bothGroup folder, unlimitedSingle group folder, unlimitedSingle for singleGroup folder, unlimited
HistoryIndependent for each pageLeft click position column to see for each panelN/AN/ARight click position column to see, independent for each pageN/A
Recover Closed PageN/AThrough history of position columnN/ACustomize to close history and its amountN/ACustomize to close history and its amount
Mini PreviewCustomize size, quality and cache, with instant zoom barCustomize size, qualityWindows defaultWindows defaultCustomize size, qualityWindows default
File Preview WindowSupport for image, text, PDF, HTML....Support for image, text, PDF, HTML...., and built-in separate browsing windowN/APop-up dialog to quick preview for picture & textSupport for image, textSupport for image, text
ShredderN/AYesN/AN/AYesN/A
HotkeysN/AYesYesN/AN/AYes
Custom Common ToolsYesYesYesYesN/AYes
Custom UIHigh plasticityA little more plasticityLittleA few detailsGeneralDetailed operation settings
Other Unique Functions
  • Multi-column hierarchy browsing
  • Temporary files container
  • Uncompress, instant view
  • Split file
  • Screenshot
  • MD5 check
  • Folder Syn
Window always on-top
  • Combine with Windows
  • File Memos
  • Window transparency & always on-top
  • Instant folder content tree menu preview
  • Batch renaming
  • Sticky selection
  • Split file
  • Mouse gestures
  • Replace Windows Explorer
UnicodeYesN/AYesYesN/AYes
Starting SpeedThe first time is a bit slowFastFastThe first time is a bit slowFastFast
Resources OccupationHighestMediumLowestCan not calculateLowerLower

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6 freeware File Managers comprehensive comparisons

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