The Windows File Manager lives again and runs as a native x86 and x64 desktop app on all currently supported version of Windows, including Windows 10.
The Windows File manager was originally released with Windows 3.0 in the early 1990s.
- OLE drag/drop support.
- Control characters (e.g., ctrl+C) map to current short cut (e.g., ctrl+c -> copy) instead of changing drives.
- cut (ctrl+X) followed by paste (ctrl+V) translates into a file move as one would expect.
- Left and right arrows in the tree view expand and collapse folders like in the Explorer.
- Added context menus in both panes.
- Improved the means by which icons are displayed for files.
- F12 runs notepad or notepad++ on the selected file.
- Moved the ini file location to %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\WinFile.
- File.Search can include a date which limits the files returned to those after the date provided; the output is also sorted by the date instead of by the name.
- File.Search includes an option as to whether to include sub-directories.
- ctrl+K starts a command shell (ConEmu if installed) in the current directory; shift+ctrl+K starts an elevated command shell (cmd.exe only).
- File.Goto (ctrl+G) enables one to type a few words of a path and get a list of directories; selecting one changes to that directory. Only drive c: is indexed.
- UI shows reparse points (e.g., Junction points) as such.
- added simple forward / back navigation.
- View command has a new option to sort by date forward (oldest on top); normal date sorting is newest on to.
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
License: MIT License
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