Files is a third-party open source file manager for Windows that leverages the latest features of the Windows platform, including Fluent Design, seamless updates, and APIs that enable the performance and lifecycle behavior that users expect. .
The updated application takes advantage of the latest improvements in Windows and WinUI and has added new features that give users more flexibility in managing their files.
The files feature a tabbed design and are designed to be fully functional while remaining simple and easy to use. Version 2 added the following new features:
A new column view allows multiple levels of the hierarchy to be open at once and provides a visual representation of the current repertoire.
Key words Allow users to organize files and folders in a useful way without being limited by the organization of the file system.
Custom themes provide a way for users to customize the appearance of the application.
- Compact overlay is a great way to overlay files on top of other windows so that users can quickly find a file without losing sight of their main task.
- FTP support allows users to quickly access files on your web server.
- Security options allow users to control who can access files on their system.
- Grouping allows users to group files by type, size, and date.
In addition to the more notable features, the update also improved existing features such as context menu, preview pane, detail layout, search experience, settings dialog, speed of ‘enumeration of folders, file transfer operations, etc.
The app has received praise from some Windows MVPs.
Files v2 is free and can be found in the Store here.