Ask the Readers: What’s Your Favorite Windows Explorer Alternative?


Windows Explorer has been with us since the early days of Windows and the GUI revolution but that doesn’t mean it’s the best fit for the job. What Windows Explorer alternative do you use to more effectively navigate your files?

This week we’re interested in hearing how you’ve supplemented or outright replaced Windows Explorer with another GUI-based file explorer. Sound off in the comments with your Explorer alternative of choice—don’t forget to include a link so other readers can easily download it and your reasons for using it over the default Windows file manager. Check back on Friday for the What You Said Roundup to see which alternative app is the most popular and what handy tips your fellow readers shared.

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.