What are the best file manager software?

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    #1Total Commander

    Total Commander
    Total Commander is a highly customizable shareware Orthodox File Manager (OFM) for several variants of Microsoft Windows specially designed for advanced users.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Harold Alvarez
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "As an honest review, I have used this software for a long time actually. It is VERY good for being a very simple and easy to use file manager. IT is very lightweight install and is snappy to use and makes finding things much easier on your pc"
  2. 15

    #2Multi Commander

    Multi Commander

    Multi Commander is a multi-tabbed file manager for Professionals which is an alternative to the standard Windows Explorer. It uses the very popular and efficient dual-panel layout.


    Software

    Windows

    Free- free

    Brian Bailey
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "Personally, I'd never really seen the need for file manager software. Windows Explorer seemed fine. Then I stumbled upon my colleague running Multi Commander and I couldn't believe what I'd been missing. This software does things a Windows Explorer user couldn't even imagine."
  3. 13

    #3XYplorer

    XYplorer

    XYPlorer is a fast, powerful and easy to use hybrid file manager for Windows which replaces Windows Explorer with several enhanced functions and interface improvements.

    Software

    Windows

    Free- $39.95+

    Paul Santos
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "I was a bit sceptical at first, I mean, I have been using explorer for ever. But XYplorer as far exceeded my expectations. Very light and fast."
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    #4FreeCommander

    FreeCommander
    FreeCommander is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager. Take it anywhere on a USB-Stick and even work with it on a foreign computer.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Raquel Contreras
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "For my business, I was searching for a good file manager. FreeCommander seemed like a good option but after trying it for a few months, I found it lacked complex features. It's easy to transport but it lacks sophistication."
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    #5xplorer²

    xplorer²

    xplorer² (formerly 2xExplorer) is a dual-pane file manager for Microsoft Windows operating systems with the speed and efficiency of traditional dual pane orthodox file managers, helping you be productive with your documents, pictures, music, source code and other files.


    Software

    Windows

    $29.95- Free Trial Available

    Jeffrey Gordon
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "So I was looking for a great, if not the best file manager software as I manage a small company. I was told about xplorer² (formerly 2xExplorer) and ever since then I have been managing my company like never before. Its for a dummy like me to use this program to help me productive. "
  3. 10

    #6Microsoft OneDrive

    Microsoft OneDrive
    Microsoft OneDrive is a file hosting service where you easily store, share and backup your files such as documents, photos, and other files from anywhere, on any device or computer. 
    Software

    Web, Android, iOS, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Timothy Fowler
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "Though Microsoft is a powerhouse of the computing world, I don't know if they have the best niche when it comes to file managing software. Though it has many features it's price is a little hefty. There are many free types of software that are just as good if not better and that can store quite a bit of data. All in all, it's a great product but not price friendly."
  4. 9

    #7Path Finder

    Path Finder
    Path Finder is a file management utility for Mac Os developed by Cocoatech. You can view hidden files, compare and synchronize folders and much more. 30 days full Free trial.
    Software

    Mac

    $39.95- Free trial available

    Adam Flores
    Written on September 25, 2017
    "This solution is pretty good. My only complaint is that the solution is specific for mac os which a lot of people do not use. Ideally I think a solution would be cross platform to apply to more people. Besides that, this is a pretty good response."
  5. 6

    #8Double Commander

    Double Commander

    Double Commander is an open source multi-platform two-panel orthodox file manager that is inspired by the Microsoft Windows-only Total Commander and contains several functions across several operating platforms offering a handy Unicode support function.

    Software

    Mac, Windows

    Free

    Sarah Rose
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "This software is free and its also easy to use. It can be easy to organize files and generaly the program runs smoothly. This program can actually give you an edge and make you save time, it has a simple and appealing interface. "
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    #9Explorer++

    Explorer++

    Explorer++ is a small and fast file manager for Windows. With tabs, bookmarks and advanced file operations, it allows you to be much more productive.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Rosa Vega
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "I am really a fan of this software. I find the native Windows file manager slow and clunky. I love the bookmarks, they make me more productive."
  7. 5

    #10Far Manager

    Far Manager
    Far Manager is an orthodox file manager for Microsoft Windows and a clone of Norton Commander. A large number of different types of tasks can be performed using this tool and it is intended to be as simple and intuitive as possible.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Susan Wells
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "Far Manager has been a lifesaver for me because I have been saving so much time and extra clicks by using this manager to do all these different things that windows cannot do. It may look a little complicated because it looks so simple to use, but once you get the hang of it, it will also be a part of your workflow and you won't go back to the days before Far Manager."
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    #11Directory Opus

    Directory Opus

    Directory Opus goes beyond the simple file manager metaphor, and offers you a complete replacement for Windows Explorer and many other utility programs for handling FTP, ZIP, viewing files and images, running slideshows and more.

    It provides you with all this within a user-friendly and fully-configurable environment within which you can access and manage your important data with a minimum of effort.

    Software

    Windows

    Free- $49AUD

    Mary King
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "While it can be a little difficult to learn and get the hang of Directory Opus, it is incredibly useful for organizing most files. Directory Opus has really helped me to clean up unwanted files to save memory and it's helped me store future files."
  9. 3

    #12Servant Salamander

    Servant Salamander

    Servant Salamander or Altap Salamander is a small and fast two-pane file manager with open plugin architecture. The ability to view content of files (text, html, over 40 picture formats, mp3), support for archives (zip, rar, arj, cab, tar/gzip, etc.

    Software

    Windows

    $33.77- Free Trial available

    Alice Bradley
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "One day I found the default windows file manager was getting dull and incredibly inconvenient. So I decided to try something new and now I adore servant salamander it is now my go to for all my file managing needs. Loads fast, sorts all my files out and does so much more. "
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    #13TagSpaces

    TagSpaces

    TagSpaces is an Offline file manager for your local files, with support for file tagging and editing. This tool is great for organizing tag and browse your files, photos, and documents on many platforms.

    Software

    Web, Android

    Free

    Dennis Hart
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "I have so many different files on my computer, it's easy to get lost. And when I try to search, I'm inundated with irrelevant search results. TagSpaces is a file manager that de-clutters and gives order to the chaos of my files. It's a bit labor intensive to tag and annotate my items up front, but I appreciate in turn how easy TagSpaces makes it to find and group different files on my PC. "
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    #14Safe365 PC Manager Wizard Pro

    Safe365 PC Manager Wizard Pro

    Safe365 PC Manager Wizard Pro is a software which aims to protect a computer's data and system against loss, deletion, and corruption. This also allows users to encrypt sensitive files, as well as backup data and files.

    Software

    Windows

    $99.99

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    #15Amazing Partition Manager Professional

    Amazing Partition Manager Professional

    Amazing Partition Manager Professional is a disk partition management software tool that is geared to extend or shrink partition sizes, merge them without losing any data, fix them, and format or delete the partition.

    Software

    Windows

    $29.99- Free trial available

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    #16Free Partition Manager

    Free Partition Manager

    Free Partition Manager is a software developed by Amazing-Share which was established in 2011. This software features professional disk conversion and lost partition recovery which is compatible with Windows 10, 8, Vista and XP. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Amazing Share
    Written on August 14, 2018
    "ALL-IN-ONE disk partition management tool brought together with three main functions including: Partition Manager, Disk & Partition Copy Wizard and Partition Recovery Wizard."
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    #17Safe365 Free PC Manager

    Safe365 Free PC Manager

    Free PC Manager is a data backup and manager created by Safe365. It allows users to create a virtual disk, manage partition, and improve the performance and lifespan of the hard disk. It has a free version but offers a premium upgrade.

    Software

    Windows

    Free- 99.99

    Amazing Share
    Written on August 14, 2018
    "Powerful PC Manager Software helps PC users keep all data protected(System backup, Disk/partition backup, File backup, Unattended backup, Schedule backup, Manage Backup), manage Hard Disk Easily(Partition Management, Partition Recovery, Disk/Partition Clone, Migrate OS to SSD/HDD, Check Disk Health), Create RAMDisk(Improve overall system performance and the life of hard disk), Create Virtual disk/bootable media, Enable/Disable Pre-OS, Fix boot, etc."

Summary

Best What are the best file manager software
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Total CommanderApps 18 Free
2Multi CommanderSoftware 15 Free
3XYplorerSoftware 13 Free
4FreeCommanderSoftware 13 Free
5xplorer²Software 12 Paid
6Microsoft OneDrive Software 10 Free
7Path FinderSoftware 9 Paid
8Double CommanderSoftware 6 Free
9Explorer++Software 6 Free
10Far ManagerSoftware 5 Free
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