How to REPLACE Win 10 File Explorer

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  1. Berton's Avatar
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       09 Sep 2017 #11

    I forgot to Paste this linked page in my last reply:
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  2.    09 Sep 2017 #12

    ... PS:

    If you're talking about the Universal File Explorer, (UWP), then yes, it is dreadfully revolting and disgusting and useless!
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  3.    10 Sep 2017 #13

    Whilst you can set a 3rd party manager such as Dopus or XYplorer as your default file manager, there is no guarantee whatsoever that you will not still encounter file explorer or windows that look like an instance of file explorer.

    Why?
    a. Some applications may have a call to Windows file explorer hard coded, rather than using the reference to the default file manager.
    b. Some applications display a Window that resembles file explorer but is in fact not (e.g. open/save dialogues.

    (The same principle applies to your internet browser- even if, say, Firefox is set as your default browser, sometimes Edge or even IE will appear).
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  4.    10 Sep 2017 #14

    coffeetickle said: View Post
    And I think I did ask politely. The rant part was just background information to the question I was asking, and clearly announced as such.
    I disagree, and that is my point - others will as well. It is not what you think, but what others think that is important!
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       10 Sep 2017 #15

    cereberus said: View Post
    I disagree, and that is my point - others will as well. It is not what you think, but what others think that is important!
    You're right, I think I am perfect but my wife sometimes sees it differently. I know there's one or two people in my small town that don't like to run into me but hopefully I can handle it with aplomb.
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  6.    17 Sep 2017 #16

    Edwin said: View Post
    Let's take a couple steps back for a sec...

    What is so dreadfully revolting and disgusting about Windows File Explorer?
    Sorry, but answering this one would REALLY end up in the rant category which according to someone above was not taken kindly to. And it would mean skating dangerously close to the limits of the politeness line, towards the designers of said contraption, no impoliteness towards forum members suggested or implied.
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  7.    17 Sep 2017 #17

    coffeetickle said: View Post
    Sorry, but answering this one would REALLY end up in the rant category which according to someone above was not taken kindly to. And it would mean skating dangerously close to the limits of the politeness line, towards the designers of said contraption, no impoliteness towards forum members suggested or implied.
    @Edwin was asking a rhetorical question!
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       17 Sep 2017 #18

    Edwin said: View Post
    What is so dreadfully revolting and disgusting about Windows File Explorer?
    This question is completely reasonable. The point is to find out, what you find wrong about it, so a proper advise can be suggested. If you are bothered with telemetry, that can be blocked with a firewall/HOSTS. If you want tabs, there is Clover 3 and Tab Explorer. If you do not like GUI, 3rd party software is the only option.
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  9.    17 Sep 2017 #19

    For what it's worth...

    I pin everything I frequently access to 'Quick Access',
    I use 'Old/New Explorer/Ribbon Disabler',

    I also use "QTTabBar", which not only gives you tabbed Explorer, but jump lists and mouse hover previews on just about everything plus a host of other features!

    (I also run Stardock 'Windows Blinds' and 'Icon Packager')

    Explorer looks, functions and performs quite well. Does everything I desire of it! (Unless I've got a buggy Insider Build!!!)

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       17 Sep 2017 #20

    Edwin said: View Post
    (I also run Stardock 'Windows Blinds' and 'Icon Packager')

    Explorer looks, functions and performs perfectly. (Unless I've got a buggy Insider Build!!!)
    The IP/Insider Preview part makes a big difference, one can expect "bugs" or things that don't work right especially when third-party programs are involved. After all, it is still a Test/BETA version, at least for a few weeks longer. I have 2 older computers running IP and because of the type of clients I have am not into working with third-party utilities unless and until I'm asked to do so.
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