Best Alternatives Of Windows Explorer

Windows explorer is a file manager application cum navigation tool in Microsoft Windows operating systems. Windows explorer is good, but it hardly offers advanced features. I feel strange while most important part of the operating system has not redesigned or updated in ages.

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After using tabbed browsing in all latest browsers, I personally feel tabs are must have feature for Windows Explorer. It reduces your time while operating Windows explorer and saves a lot of screen space. You can find some advance feature in third party Windows explorer alternatives, here I’ve picked some best alternatives of Windows explorer.



Explorer++ is a light-weight tab styled file manager for Windows. It even remembers the tabs you have open, it saves a lot of time to again re-open the used windows. It is a portable free application, you can use this Dropbox to sync it to all your PC’s.


  • Tabbed browsing
  • Customizable user interface
  • Advanced file operations such as merging and splitting supported
  • Display window shows previews of files as they are selected.



Xplorer2 has a great interface and customizable options. It offers instant previews, tabbed style dual-pane interface and much more. You can try Xplorer2 free for 21 days, later you need to pay $29.95 if you like it.


  • Explore and preview
  • Folder tabs and dual panes
  • Advanced search & file management
  • Fast desktop search

Cubic Explorer


CubicExplorer is a simple file manager for both basic and advanced users. CubicExplorer is a free and open-source application offers tabs and bookmarks, sessions and file previews.

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  • Different view styles
  • Quick view option for images, audio, video files.
  • In-built text editor.
  • File search and filtering options.

Rahul is the Editor-in-Chief at Thetechhacker, Phone Opinions, and Ask Hacker. After realizing an obsession with technology, he left his job career to write about technology.

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