> You'll give what a try?
> Who are you thanking?
Since there was only 1 reply, I thought it was obvious...
Donald Lessau;667721 Wrote:
> XYplorer ('XYplorer - A Windows File Manager and Explorer Replacement'
> (http://www.xyplorer.com/)). There's a free version (search for
> XYplorerFree) that can do all of this as well, but the paid version is
> better and continuously developed.
So I did give XYplorer a try and it is quite good. Had to search a bit
through the options to find out how to get the folders to be sorted
along with the files, but the option is there and works well. I also
tried the paid version trial but other than adding a preview to the
multi-file rename feature (which is nice) there wasn't anything else I
really needed. I'm sure there are lots of nice extra features in the
paid version but I was looking for a few specific functions which are
handled equally well by the free version.
The only thing I don't like is the performance (at least for networked
folders) doesn't seem to be very good. There can be long pauses when
scrolling through a large folder or performing certain file operations.
This was equally true of the paid version.
I tried a couple of other similar programs and found another one I
liked that didn't suffer the same pereformance problem. It's called
xplorer2. Like XYplorer there's a 'free version'
) (which covers all my needs) and a
paid version with some more expert features. Because it's faster I
prefer it for sorting and calculating folder sizes. However, XYplorer's
rename feature is much superior, so I'll probably keep both around.