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Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Mar 30, 2015
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UltraExplorer Review

Tina de Pierre
File manager for Windows with tree views that's very customizable
A review of UltraExplorer by Tina de Pierre

UltraExplorer is an interesting file manager which can be used as an alternative to Windows Explorer.

It was originally created as a sort of test bed for the developer who decided to release it to the public.

UltraExplorer includes many of the features you would expect from a program of this nature but totally reworks the layout and visual functionality of the original Windows Explorer. It includes tabbed navigation along with the ability to customize colors and run executable files in the command line.

New tabs can be activated with the CTRL T hotkey similar to almost all modern web browsers.

The dual panel layout of UltraExplorer is handy and provides functionality like cut, copy, paste, edit, map network drive and the ability to create context menu items.

The breadcrumb bar of the user interface is better than the newer Windows Explorer bar since it sticks to the basics. Additionally, much of what you see in the interface can be customized to one degree or another (mainly color schemes).

In terms of system footprint, UltraExplorer seems to be faster and uses less resources than Windows Explorer. That is probably thanks to the fact it doesn't load sluggish thumbnails when generating lists.

All in all, UltraExplorer is certainly a usable and good alternative to Windows Explorer and despite the fact it was designed years ago, it still works on modern Windows versions like Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

UltraExplorer features and highlights:
  • Drop Stack Window: Drop blocks of files into the drop stack for quick access later
  • Favorites Window: Build a favorites tree with any object you like from the shell
  • Command Line Window: Has a built in command line window that stays synced with the current view of the application
  • Folders Window: Ultra fast Folder treeview that is positionable anywhere in the application
  • History Window: User defined level of previously browsed folder
  • Listview Window: A secondary listview window that can be used identical to the fixed listview
  • Allows for a dual listview display if desired
  • Tabbed Folders: Several ways to create a new tab

UltraExplorer is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from file managers without restrictions. UltraExplorer is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This file management software is filed under:
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  • Freeware File Managers
  • Major release: UltraExplorer 2
  • Free Software Download

Compatibility with this file management software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of UltraExplorer may be available from Mustangpeak.

UltraExplorer has been picked by our editors as very good.
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