XYplorer is continuously enhanced and updated, and a new version is released every one or two months, sometimes even faster. There are also occasional Maintenance Releases with minor bug fixes and improvements.
The following list shows the highlights of recent releases. Registered Users can download a detailed Change Log in the License Lounge.
Maintenance Release 13.80.0100
Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
What's new in 13.80?
Extra Tags. Five optional extra columns in the file list let you assign
user data of various formats (free text, checkboxes, rating stars, date
stamps, linked locations, and more) to any file and folder. By these data
you can then sort the file list and find files across your system at
lightning fast speed. (Pro Edition Only)
Paste and Find. Now you can find, focus, and highlight files simply by
pasting their name into the file list. Smart time saver.
Maintenance Release 13.70.0100
Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
What's new in 13.70?
Sync Browse. Magically browse both panes in parallel motion. Sync
Browse is a great time saver when performing moves, renames, or
other reorganizations on mirrored drives. Another cool usage is to
browse one location in two different simultaneous views, e.g. in
Details and in Thumbnails view.
Shell Integration. Now you can show the 64-bit shell context menu
instead of the 32-bit shell context menu. That way you can see and
use your 64-bit shell extensions from XYplorer.
New Upgrade Paths
Upgrade Home. Now you can upgrade your Standard License Home or
Lifetime License Home to a Standard License Pro or Lifetime
License Pro at 20% off the regular price!
What's new in 13.60?
Named Drives. Now you can specify paths using their name (Volume
Label) instead of the drive letter. This allows you to reference
removable drives regardless of the unpredictable drive letter that
the host system might assign to the drive.
Navigation Buttons. Now the Breadcrumb Bars feature optional
Navigation Buttons. Makes space in the main toolbar and reduces
your mouse movement.
Find By Hash. Now you can find files by their hash value (MD5,
SHA1, SHA256, SHA512, CRC32). Useful for spotting duplicates or
The XYplorer Free Edition
is back! After a break of
7 years there is a freeware version of XYplorer again. No nags, no
ads, no hassle. It won't make coffee though...
What's new in 13.50?
External Copy Handlers. Now you can let external copy handlers
handle your copy and move operations. Currently FastCopy and
TeraCopy are supported.
Tree Node Crumbs. Now you can select any child folder of a folder
without opening the whole node. Simply right-click the plus/minus
symbol of the folder to pop a list of all child folders. This is
especially useful with the Mini Tree.
Fuzzy Favorites. Now Favorite Folders and Favorite Files support
the wildcard *. The first match will be used. Useful to bookmark
items with partly known or variable names.
Copy Distributed Items. Now you can pass a file containing a list
of source items to a copy or move operation. This way you can very
easily copy distributed items spread across your system and
network in one go. This can mean an enormous usability boost.
Maintenance Release 13.40.0200
Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
Maintenance Release 13.40.0100
Payment Methods. FastSpring payment methods now include Credit
Card, PayPal Account, Wire Transfer, and Check or Money Order.
Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
What's new in 13.40?
Folder View Settings with Visual Filters.
Your favorite folders
contain more than you are interested in? Now you can make them
remember individually which files you usually want to see. For
example, only images, only big files, only files modified this
week, etc. Visual Filters are very powerful and now they can be
combined with Folder View Settings.
This revolutionary feature is likely to change your everyday file
management experience: It makes it easier.
Maintenance Release 13.30.0100
Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
What's new in 13.30?
Quick Name Search Info. Now information on the current search pattern
can be shown right in the file list.
Visual Filters Info. Now information on the current filter can be shown
right in the file list.
Visual Filters. Now Boolean AND is supported. Allows you, for
example, to show only files that have "moon" in the name AND have
been modified this week AND are smaller than 3 MB.
Color Filters. Now Boolean NOT is supported. Allows you, for
example, to color all files that are NOT image files.
What's new in 13.20?
Breadcrumb Bars. Now you can have a Breadcrumb Bar in each pane.
It shows the full path of the current tab and lets you efficiently
navigate the whole file system.
Exif Stamping. Now the command "Set Modified Date to Exif" is
available from the main menu. It sets the Modified date of each
selected image file to the file's Exif date.
Maintenance Release 13.10.0100
Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
What's new in 13.10?
Checkbox Selection. Now you can individually select multiple list
items simply by ticking checkboxes shown at each item.
Zoom to Fill. Now thumbnails can be set to fill all the available
space, cropping as necessary. Whether you are obsessed with
perfection or you simply want to see more detail on your
thumbnails, you will love this feature.
What's new in 13.00?
Instant Color Filters.
A new toolbar button features a set of
predefined color filters that can be applied individually and
independently of the normal Color Filters. This means you can
spotlight the files you are interested in now, just in time, with
a single click.
The Instant Color Filters are fully customizable to your needs and
easy to share. They support the full set of file properties and
meta properties, plus a couple of XYplorer only properties.
Color Filters for Folders. Now the folder tree supports Color
Filters by age. So you can, for example, color code all folders
created or modified today, or this week, or this month, etc.
Image Aspect Ratio. Now you can color code the aspect ratio of
image files, e.g. 16:9 images green, 4:3 images blue, etc. You can
as well search and find image files by their aspect ratio.
Scroll To Top. Now Ctrl+Shift+DblClick on white space scrolls the
list to top. A handy little addition because it's the only way to
quickly scroll to top with the right hand at the mouse.
Mouse Down Blow Up (MDBU). Now the right button MDBU optionally
fits the image to the screen whereas the left button MDBU zooms it
to original size. Very useful for photographers.
Multilingual Support. Added support for Indonesian.
What's new in 12.90?
Image Preview. Now previewing Animated GIFs is supported. Simply
select a GIF file and you see the animation in the Preview tab.
You can even resize the running preview on the fly.
Floating Preview. Also here previewing Animated GIFs is now
supported. You can zoom in and zoom out, pan zoomed images with
the mouse, use the full screen, wheel thru images, etc.
Thumbnails. Now Mouse Down Blow Up is supported for thumbnails of
Animated GIFs. Simply hold the mouse down on a GIF thumbnail and
the animation will instantly pop up at the mouse cursor. Ubercool!
What's new in 12.80?
Tiles Views. You now have two new views, Small Tiles and Large
Tiles. Both come with high quality thumbnails, support for Mouse
Down Blow Up, and essential metadata. The Large Tiles view -
attention photographers! - displays image dimensions and aspect
What's new in 12.70?
Color Filters by Length. Now you can color-code overlong filenames
(longer than 260 characters).
Type Ahead Find 2.0. Now you have commands to jump to the
next/previous match, a status bar message showing the typed
pattern, and live highlighting of the matches right in the file
list. Type Ahead Find is also known as Find As You Type.
Line Number Selection. A revolutionary new way to toggle select
files. It's like checkbox selection without the checkboxes.
Extended Reporting. Custom reporting now supports the complete set
of file metadata. So you can pick out whatever info bits you need
and export them in a fully customizable format.
Licensing. Now you can upgrade your Standard License to a Lifetime
License at a 20% discount. And the Lifetime License is back!
What's new in 12.60?
Zip Support. Now XYplorer can add to and extract from Zip
archives. Zip related commands have been added all over the place,
including interesting ones like "Drop into Zip", "Paste Into Zip",
"Paste Extracted", "Paste Zipped", and "Zip Here".
Zip View. A non-modal Zip preview allowing for fast and easy
consecutive browsing of Zip archives.
Quick File View. Now the window can be non-modal so you can leave
it open side by side with the main window for smooth one-click
previews of any listed file.
Adjustable Font Size. Now you can control the font size of all
interface elements (buttons, checkboxes, labels etc).
Accessible Tooltips. Now the File Info Tips and other tooltips are
displayed in the same font and font size as their parent controls,
i.e. you can have them as big or as small, and ultimately as
readable, as the rest of the text.
Display Hash Values. Now the most common hash values for the
current file (CRC-32, MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, SHA-512) can be
Added support for Japanese.
What's new in 12.50?
Show Milliseconds. Now you can display the three file times
(created, modified, accessed) with milliseconds precision.
Stamp Milliseconds. Time stamping now supports milliseconds
Report Milliseconds. Reporting now supports milliseconds
Illegal Filenames. Now XYplorer will smoothly handle files with a
space at end of the filename. This is illegal under Windows but
you can get such a file via download from the web. Windows
Explorer and other file managers cannot handle this and you are
stuck with a file that cannot be renamed nor deleted.
Maintenance Release 12.40.0300
Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
Maintenance Release 12.40.0200
File Times in UTC. Now you can show all file times in UTC
(Coordinated Universal Time), i.e. in the universal time format
that is independent of your current time zone.
Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
Maintenance Release 12.40.0100
Custom File Icons. Now you can customize the icons of the
currently selected tree folders.
Custom File Icons Toolbar Toggle. The new toolbar button "Enable Custom File Icons" lets you quickly toggle custom and standard icons. No restart required.
Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
What's new in 12.40?
Custom File Icons. This version comes with some serious eye candy.
Windows can assign icons to file types, but here are new icon
tricks that go much further: Assign custom icons to all folders
with a certain name, e.g. "movie" or "docs", or on a certain
drive. Assign custom icons to particular files, e.g. to
"C:\pagefile.sys", or to all files called "readme.txt", or to all
JPEGs containing "2013" in the name. It gets even better: You can
take your associated icons with you wherever you go: Custom File
Icons are fully portable without changing a single byte in the
host system. It all runs from a USB stick, full stealth.
Maintenance Release 12.30.0200
Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
Maintenance Release 12.30.0100
Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
What's new in 12.30?
Type Stats and Filter. Pops a menu of all file types contained in
the current folder or search results, ordered by count. Click any
of the types to filter the list by this type. Killer feature.
Recent File Operations. Pops a menu by which you can apply recent
file operations (Copy and Move) to the currently selected files,
using the same operation and target path as recently.
Maintenance Release 12.20.0400
Address Bar. Now Ctrl+Click on the edit box icon will open the
match list to the parent of the current item.
Auto-Complete. Minor enhancements and refinements.
Maintenance Release 12.20.0300
4 Key Navigation. Now you can browse the whole computer by just 4
keys (Ctrl, Shift, Tab, Enter) in the Address Bar.
Mouse Click Navigation. Now you can browse the whole computer by
just using the Left and Right mouse button in the Address Bar.
Maintenance Release 12.20.0200
Maintenance Release 12.20.0100
6 Key Navigation. Now you can browse the whole computer by just 6
keys (Ctrl, Left, Right, Up, Down, Enter) in the Address Bar.
Address Bar. Now the dropdown list optionally shows all matching
files (not just folders) and you can open them right from there.
What's new in 12.20?
Portable Tags. Now you can carry around a stick full of tagged
items (Labels, Tags, Comments) together with the application
(XYplorer) that displays them. Regardless of the drive letter
assigned by the host system. Another milestone in portability
Custom Toolbar Buttons. Now you can drop files or texts on all
buttons and process them with the scripts assigned to that buttons.
In other words: Now you can do to files anything imaginable simply
by dropping them onto freely programmable buttons. (Pro Edition Only)
Accessibility. Full support for high contrast color schemes.
Multilingual Support. Added support for Chinese (Traditional),
Croatian, Russian, and Spanish.
Safety. Now XYplorer protects you from the so-called "Unitrix
Exploit" where certain Unicode characters are used maliciously to
disguise executables. To date, no other Windows file manager
offers this protection.
What's new in 12.10?
Language Support. Now you can download a language file from the
server and load it into the interface in one go. Ultra-slick!
Mouse Down Blow Up. Now you can move zoomed images like you know
it from a touch screen.
Access Control. Now you can use environment variables and XYplorer
native variables when stating AllowedDirs and DisallowedDirs. That
way you can easily assign account-specific user rights. A powerful
What's new in 12.00?
Multilingual Support. XYplorer now supports interface languages
other than English. Currently translations for French, German,
Italian, Korean, Polish, and Portuguese are available.
Languages can be loaded and changed on the fly without restarting
Interface Translation Tool. You can easily edit a translation or
create a new one yourself.
Funny Characters. Flabbergasted by strange, weird, funny, unknown
characters in a filename? Now you can analyze the characters in a
filename and optionally replace the funny ones using the new
command "Convert to ASCII". This includes, among other
conversions, Cyrillic to Roman transliteration.
Licensing. The Standard License (US$ 29.95, EUR 24.95) is now the
only license on offer. And there is a new upgrade discount of 20%
off for those who already own an older Standard License.
Of course, all Lifetime Licenses already sold in the past are NOT
affected by this at all. They will continue to work with all
upgrades to come and without any additional costs.
Maintenance Release 11.90.0200
Licensing. Now Unicode usernames are supported.
Maintenance Release 11.90.0100
Renaming Files. Now optionally invalid characters are auto-replaced by a character of your choice.
Secondary Sorting. Now you can sort files by the day they have
been modified, and then sub sort each day by Name, Type, Size, or
any other column.
What's new in 11.90?
Power Filters. Now you got a powerful set of predefined one-click
visual filters, like "Modified Today", "Image Files", "Empty
Files", and many more. The set is freely customizable.
Visual Filters. Now Attributes, Size, Date, and Age filters are
supported additionally to the Name filter.
Inline Rename in Tree and List. Now you can paste multiline
clipboard contents into the edit box.
Exclude Items from Search. Since long you can exclude particular
folders from being searched. Now you can also exclude particular
files or file types from being found.
Home Edition. The new "Standard License Home" buys you everything
the current Pro Edition has -- apart from a handful of advanced
features -- at an unbeatable price of 14.95 EUR / 19.95 US$.
Maintenance Release 11.80.0100
Configuration. Reorganized parts of the Configuration dialog.
What's new in 11.80?
Total Report. Now you can export the complete set of metadata of
all files in a folder in CSV format. In other words, everything
that the system knows about a file is exported in a well-defined,
easily processable, and widely portable file format. It's the
documentation junkie's wildest dream come true.
Floating Preview. The status bar now shows the aspect ratio of the
previewed image (3:2, 16:9, 3:4, etc.).
Remote Control. Now you can run an XYplorer script from an external
program using the WM_COPYDATA command with XYplorer's hWnd. This
means if you are a programmer you can fully remote control
XYplorer. (Pro Edition Only)
Maintenance Release 11.70.0100
What's new in 11.70?
Floating Preview Zoom. Now you can freely zoom in and out using
the keys Numpad Add and Numpad Subtract. Extra-fine stepping, Lock
Zoom, and Toggle Zoom is supported.
Floating Preview Rename. Now you can rename items directly from
the preview using F2 or the right-click menu.
Rename with Dialog. You don't like inline rename? Now there is an
alternative. Optionally have a nice modal dialog for renaming
operations in Tree and List.
Copy Tags. Finally copying tags along with the copied files is
Maintenance Release 11.60.0200
Copy Containing Folders. The right-click menu of items in Search
Results and Branch View got a fabulous new command to copy the
containing folders of all selected items to the clipboard.
Maintenance Release 11.60.0100
What's new in 11.60?
Duplicate File Finder. Finds duplicate files by name, date, size
and/or content in any location. Spotting duplicates, especially
those by content, can be useful for freeing up storage space.
Tree Path Tracing. Always know your place in the folder tree,
without even consciously looking at the tree. You might get used
to it sooner than you think...
PSD Previews. More good news for photographers: Enhanced support
for PSD Preview, Thumbnails, and Mouse Down Blow Up.
Rotate. Now you can rotate the Floating and Full Screen Preview.
Works for all previewed file types, even for RAW images, PSD, TGA,
PDF, and video thumbs.
What's new in 11.50?
Highlighted Groups. A revolutionary display style where every
group of files is highlighted depending on the sorted column.
Ignore Diacritics. Find Files, Visual Filters, Color Filters, Spot
and Jump, Type Ahead Find now all optionally ignore diacritics
(accents on letters: ΰηφρ...) and thus let you find or mark files
with letters your keyboard cannot easily produce.
Replace with File in Clipboard. New optional context menu command
to replace the contents of the selected file with the contents of
the file currently in the clipboard.
Maintenance Release 11.40.0200
Maintenance Release 11.40.0100
What's new in 11.40?
Color Filters by Properties. Now you can color-code files by their
extended properties, which gives you a vast number of options. For
example, give a specific highlight to all files of photos that
were shot on a certain day or in a certain date range. Or color-
code photos with certain dimensions, shot with a particular
camera, or using a certain aperture. Or highlight all MP3s with a
certain bit rate. Or all PDFs with a certain author AND more than
175 pages AND younger than 2 years. Or all files with a certain
High Quality Image Preview. Optimized the display quality by
applying high-end interpolation algorithms. Applies to all
previews (Preview Tab, Floating Preview, Full Screen Preview).
Captionless Thumbnails. Now you can hide the captions and enjoy
Metadata Popup. Now you can show all available metadata of a file
in a popup text box.
Sort Headers in All Views. Now you can show sort headers not only
in Details view but in all other views as well, e.g. in
For your interest, Windows Explorer in Vista had sort headers in
all views but for unknown reasons Microsoft removed this feature
in Windows 7. Now, XYplorer brings it back to Windows 7 and to all
other Windows versions.
Reverse Sort Order. Now you can reverse the current sort order
using a keyboard shortcut. This way you can even reverse a custom
sort order created by Manual Sorting.
Maintenance Release 11.30.0100
Thumbnails. Enhanced display options.
What's new in 11.30?
Preview. Added major RAW image types to the previewed and
thumbnailed image formats.
Metadata. The new Info Panel tab "Meta" displays file-specific
metadata, e.g. aperture, shutter speed, and ISO for photo files.
Thumbnails. Now you can choose between five display styles.
Report. Now you can show instant folder reports of various formats
in a popup text box.
What's new in 11.20?
Selection Style. Now the whole interface supports the Windows
Themes selection style. A vast improvement in look and feel if you
are running a post-XP operating system.
Floating Preview. Enhanced features, handling, and speed.
Full Screen Preview. Now it supports everything the Floating
Preview supports, including Mouse Down Blow Up.
Tree Full Row Select. The folder tree now supports Full Row
Show Grid. Now there is a toolbar button to quickly toggle
horizontal zebra striping in the file list.
have been adjusted for current international exchange rates:
Standard License Pro
BEFORE: single 29.95 -- US$ 42.95 -- £ 26.95 each
NOW: single 24.95 -- US$ 29.95 -- £ 19.95 each
Lifetime License Pro
BEFORE: single 49.95 -- US$ 69.95 -- £ 44.95 each
NOW: single 49.95 -- US$ 59.95 -- £ 39.95 each
Lifetime License Home
BEFORE: single 29.95 -- US$ 42.95 -- £ 26.95 each
NOW: single 24.95 -- US$ 29.95 -- £ 19.95 each
What's new in 11.10?
Floating Preview. A new preview pane separate from the main
window, supporting Mouse Down Blow Up and the transparency grid
for transparent images. One of the most demanded features.
Mouse Down Blow Up. Now it zooms exactly into the point where you
downed the mouse. A tiny change with a stunning effect and highly
useful for investigating details in images.
Delete Long. Fed up with "Path Too Long" errors when deleting
items? The new command Delete Long deletes file and folders with
overlong paths (> 260 characters) with ease.
What's new in 11.00?
Quick Name Search. A minimalist interface to finding files.
Combines ultimate power with ultimate ease.
Tags Tab. XYplorer lets you assign tags (labels, tags, and
comments) to individual files and folders. The Tags Tab provides a
new interface to adding, editing, and viewing the tags.
Copy Here with Path. A copy command that offers you smart choices
regarding the target location. Makes it very easy to mirror copy
individual items from/to deeply nested locations.
Smart Dropdown Buttons. Simply paste a plain list of documents,
executables, and folders into a User Button and enjoy the power of
type-aware default actions right from the toolbar.
Maintenance Release 10.90.0400
Maintenance Release 10.90.0300
File Tagging. Now you can drop files or folders onto user written
scripts to process them. For example, you now have a cool way to
tag files: Just drop them onto the tags! The possibilities are
endless. Mind-blowing feature. (Pro Edition Only)
Text Preview. Now you can add user-defined code pages to the list
of code pages available for previewing text files.
Maintenance Release 10.90.0200
Maintenance Release 10.90.0100
Accessibility. The configuration dialog now features a jump list
which quickly leads you to any of the currently 271 settings.
Accessibility. The Help menu now features a command list where you
can quickly call any of the currently 574 commands (plus any
number of user-defined commands).
Accessibility. Now you can choose which of the main interface
elements (List, Tree, Catalog, Address Bar, Tabs) adjust to the
custom font size set by Ctrl+Wheel.
What's new in 10.90?
Tag-Based File Management. A new interface makes searching for
Labels, Tags, and Comments more comfortable and powerful.
Multi Field Search. In a Boolean search you can now mix different
fields, e.g. find all images with 1024 x 768 pixels AND labeled
"Red" AND having "2012" in the name. Such a search can be wrapped
into a single click, e.g. as Favorite or Toolbar button.
Text Preview. Now you can select a different encoding for the
previewed text file, e.g. Cyrillic, Arabic, Chinese, or Japanese.
Branch View. Tree-like sort order now supports per-folder
secondary sorting, i.e. files can be sorted within their
respective parent folders.
Multi Branch View. Now it shows the containing/top level folders,
not just the files contained in those folders. Makes moving files
around quicker and simpler than opening a second pane. It's like
having dual pane, triple pane, quad pane, etc. in one list.
Maintenance Release 10.80.0300
Color-Coding Folders. Now name-based color filters can be applied to folders
in Tree and List.
Maintenance Release 10.80.0200
Maintenance Release 10.80.0100
Safety and Accessibility. Added optional safety belts and wider
support for large font sizes.
Scripting. Various enhancements, like a more flexible HereDoc
syntax, and an improved increment operator. (Pro Edition Only)
Thumbnails. Dimensions are now shown on a semi-transparent
What's new in 10.80?
Multi Branch View. Quickly view the complete contents of two or
more folders in one list. These folders can even be in totally
Tabsets. Now "Revert to Saved" is supported. Safely play around
with a tabset and quickly go back to the original state.
Automatic Rich File Operations. Now, where appropriate,
Copy/Move/Paste operations optionally copy the source folder
structure as well and thus avoid collisions of the sources in the
Info Panel. A shiny blue button at the right end of the Status Bar
makes the Info Panel more accessible to mouse users.
Paste To Selected List Folder. Now you can paste items from
clipboard (Ctrl+V) directly into a folder shown in the file list,
even in Branch View and Search Results.
Minimize Tree. Reduce the folder tree to just the paths of all
tabs in the current pane.
Maintenance Release 10.70.0200
Bug fixes. Unfortunately v10.70.0000 and v10.70.0100 showed intermittent crashes after using the shell context menu under Win7/64. This is fixed for good now.
Maintenance Release 10.70.0100
What's new in 10.70?
Tabsets. Now you can save and load the tabset of a pane, that's
all tabs including their layout (tab settings and tabwise list
settings) and contents (cached search data, find settings, homes,
history, etc.). (Pro Edition Only)
Visual Filters. Now Visual Filters support environment variables
and XYplorer native variables.
Flat View. Renamed it to "Branch View". Reason: "Flat View" had
been trademarked by a competing product.
Branch View and Name Search. Now you can branch view and search
Sorting. The new command Previous Order allows you to toggle
between the two recent sort orders.
Maintenance Release 10.60.0100
What's new in 10.60?
Flat View. Lets you view the contents of all subfolders of a
folder in one list.
Sticky Section. Now items in most-recently-used lists can be made
permanent by moving them into the Sticky Section.
User Buttons. Now you can easily build toolbar-based open-with
dropdowns. (Pro Edition Only)
Custom Copy with Verification. Now SHA-256 and SHA-512 hashing
works on all systems (XP, Vista, and Win7).
Selection Stats. Displays statistical information on the currently
Move On Rename. Quickly move an item by entering a new path into
the inline rename box. Non-existing paths are created on the fly.
What's new in 10.50?
Grep. Finding files by content now supports Regular Expressions.
Rename Special. Now you can mass rename files using meta
properties like Camera Model, Width and Height, or Bit Rate.
User Buttons. Now user-defined colored labels are supported.
Full Screen Preview. Now the mouse wheel is supported.
Maintenance Release 10.40.0100
What's new in 10.40?
Wipe. A method to securely delete files beyond recovery.
What's new in 10.30?
Custom Move. Added Custom Move, Custom Copy's sister, a fully
configurable, queueable, verifiable, and backgroundable move
Undo. Now Custom Copy and Custom Move support multi-level
Single Click Open. Now you can optionally open list items by a
left button single click on their icon.
Attribute Stamping. The new scripting command AttrStamp allows for
automated changing of file attributes. (Pro Edition Only)
Thumbnails. Added configurable multi-line captions (up to eight
lines), so also longer filenames can be fully displayed in
Thumbnails and Large Icons views.
Auto-Rotate. Now Image Preview and Thumbnails support auto-rotate
for JPEGs and TIFFs.
What's new in 10.20?
Droppable User Buttons. Create custom toolbar buttons within
seconds which point to a location or an executable and function as
drop targets. (Pro Edition Only)
Maintenance Release 10.10.0100
Custom Tab Icons. Now you can customize the icon of each Tab.
Custom Catalog Icons. Now you can customize the icon of each Catalog
Custom Openwith Icons. Now you can customize the icon that's shown for
each item in the Portable Openwith Menu (POM).
What's new in 10.10?
Drive Bar. Now XYplorer offers a smart drive bar that flexibly
integrates into the toolbar. The availability of drives is
reflected in real time, and the individual drive buttons function
as drop targets.
Tab Bar. Now you can show a New Tab button on the tab bar of each
pane. It lets you quickly open a new tab.
Sort Order. Now you can sort filenames primarily by base, and
secondarily by extension. This is the Win7 way and it's usually
preferable to the XP way (sort by full name).
Empty Folder. The context menu of folders in Tree and List now
optionally features a command to empty the right-clicked folder.
What's new in 10.00?
Custom Copy. A widely configurable alternative copy method that
exceeds the Windows standard copy in many ways, e.g. verification,
reporting, and logging. Custom Copy operations can be backgrounded
Backup. Backup operations now can be backgrounded and queued.
What's new in 9.90.1100?
Progress Dialog. Backup operations now come with a progress dialog
featuring the ability to pause/resume copying and detailed reports.
Verification. Backup verification now supports the following
methods: Byte-to-byte, MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, SHA-512.
Safe Overwrite. Backup operations now feature "Safe Overwrite", a
clever logic that minimizes the risk of data loss due to failures
while overwriting (e.g. power out).
Live Filter Box. Various lists in the interface now are provided
with a live filter box, aka "Instant Search".
Type Ahead Find. Now there's an option to "Match anywhere", not
just at the beginning of the file names.
Empty List Message. Now when the file list is empty a message is displayed right
in the list.
Overlong Filenames. Now you can delete a folder with overlong name
(more than 260 characters) with all its contents.
Access Control. An administrator now can define any number of
What's new in 9.90.1000?
Access Control. An administrator now can easily control which
paths can be accessed by the user of XYplorer, and which file
operations are allowed. A powerful corporate feature.
Eye Candy. Now there's a Translucent Selection Box with freely
Tag-Based File Management. Now you have immediate access to the
tags database (containing per-file Labels, Tags, and Comments) in
its current state in memory.
Maintenance Release 9.90.0900
What's new in 9.90.0800?
Scripting. Added Permanent Variables. They stay alive during the
whole XYplorer session, or optionally even across sessions. (Pro Edition Only)
Aliases. Aliases now support arguments.
Command Line Interpreter. Now you can define a custom command line
interpreter with arguments.
What's new in 9.90.0700?
Catalog. Added support for including multiple external catalogs.
This is a corporate feature allowing teams to include multiple
external sources for sharing items, and permitting management or
leads to control who can modify these items.
Items here include locations, drop targets, scripts, filters,
searches, and programs.
Filter Selected Items. Have the file list show only a particular
subset. Surprisingly useful little feature.
What's new in 9.90.0600?
Catalog. Added Import/Export functionality.
Scripting. New functions round, floor, and ceil. (Pro Edition Only)
Scripting. Added integer division (\), modulo (%), and
exponentiation (^) operators. (Pro Edition Only)
Verify. On backing up files this new option provides a very fast
byte-by-byte verification of each copy for ultimate reliability.
What's new in 9.90.0500?
Reporting. Enhanced reporting functionality through powerful new
scripting commands folderreport and catalogreport. (Pro Edition Only)
Scripting. Scripting now supports Foreach Loops. (Pro Edition Only)
Safety. New Auto-backup Configuration feature, a smart little
safety precaution to protect you from mishap.
Maintenance Release 9.90.0401
Maintenance Release 9.90.0300
Maintenance Release 9.90.0200
Junctions and Symbolic Links. Support for creating junctions and symbolic links.
Maintenance Release 9.90.0100
UTF-8 Support. Preview and Find Files by Contents now support UTF-8 encoded text
files (with or without BOM).
What's new in 9.90?
Tag-Based File Management. With version 9.90 XYplorer
offers tagging as a radically new approach to file management and
alternative to the hierarchical tree-based file management. You
can assign any number of tags to any file or folder. Yes, any file, not just media files.
Transparency Grid. Now, in Image Preview and Thumbnails, you can
optionally have a checkered grid shining through the transparent
parts of an image (PNG, GIF, ICO, etc).
Admin Settings. Now you can pass the path to a file where the
license data are stored. This is quite useful when installing
XYplorer in companies for large numbers of users that are covered
by a single Corporate License, or when you have many parallel XY
installations on your machine.
Scripting. The new command renameitem() allows for easy-to-set-up
point-and-click renaming. Very useful when archiving large numbers
of sound or image files, especially in combination with the sound
and image preview. (Pro Edition Only)
Inline Rename. Now when an item with the same name already exists
you can choose between Suffix, Overwrite, and Cancel.
Incremental Suffix. Now, additionally to numbers, also lower case
letters are supported as incremental suffix on name collisions.
Address Bar. Now right-clicking the dropdown arrow pops an all-in-one menu giving you quick access to the main areas of your file
Folders in List. Now the middle-click optionally opens a folder in
a new tab. And a folder's right-click menu optionally features
commands to open the folder in a new tab or in the other pane.
Thumbnails Speed. Creating thumbnails got much faster.
List Speed. Due to a total rewrite of icon retrieval, the file
list now loads and scrolls much faster and smoother also in
folders with lots of specific icons (e.g. many EXE or ICO files).
Maintenance Release 9.80.0100
What's new in 9.80?
Color Filters by Date. Now you can, for example, color all files
that were modified on a certain day, or that were created before
the year 2008. Now you can as well, for example, color files that
were created from 8:00-10:00 in the morning (on any day), or last
modified on a weekend, or last accessed on any Valentine's day.
Color Filters by Age. Now you can, for example, color all files
that were modified today, or yesterday, or last week, or that were
created more than 10 years ago.
Color Filters. Now you can combine color filters of any type and
number with a Boolean AND. For example, give a nice blue back
color to all TXT files larger than 1 MB and modified yesterday.
Serial Rename. Here's killer feature for everybody who frequently
needs to do lots of manual renaming: Serial rename by Up and Down
keys! Renaming files in a list now is almost like moving and
typing around in a multi-line text box. You will never want to
Toolbar. New buttons "Move to Other Pane" and "Copy to Other Pane"
make basic dual pane file management a snap.
Backup. Now, on name collisions, you can optionally have the
copies renamed, or the existing files.
Scripting. Powerful new functions formatbytes(), formatlist(),
hash(), and listpane(). (Pro Edition Only)
Size Formats. Now the units TB (Terabyte) and PB (Petabyte) are
supported everywhere in the application.
What's new in 9.70?
Admin Settings. You use XYplorer in your company and don't want
your employees to check for updates? You don't want them to change
the configuration? All this and more is now possible through Admin
Switch Catalogs. Finally you can switch catalogs on the fly and
manage any number of Catalog (aka Favorites Panel) resources right
from the user interface.
Color Filters by Size. Using size-based color filters you now can,
for example, color all empty files in a certain way, or all files
bigger than a certain size.
Whole Word Content Search. Finding files by contents now supports
whole word matching. As an extra bonus the content search now
supports files with overlong filenames (> 260 chars).
Confirm Drag and Drop. Optionally pop a confirmation prompt for
every left-mouse drag and drop operation. A reliable protection
from accidental drops!
Maintenance Release 9.60.0100
Renamed "Select Special" to "Sync Select".
What's new in 9.60?
Sync Select. Various commands to modify the selection in one
pane based on items in the other pane.
Sync Scroll. Now synchronous scrolling of both panes is supported.
Sync Sort. If Sync Scroll (see above) is enabled then both panes are also
Restore Selection. Ever inadvertently erased a selection? The new
"Restore Selection" command will bring it back within a click.
Move Up. A quick way to move the selected items to the folder
above the current folder. The command is optionally added to each
item's context menu.
Edit Item Names. Edit the names of the selected List items in a
multiline text box.
Make Coffee. How many file managers do you know that can make you
a cup of coffee? Here is one! (Pro Edition Only)
Maintenance Release 9.50.0100
Office Preview: Now Word documents (doc, docx) are previewed in a
technically completely new way which should take care of the known
issues when attempting to preview Office 2007 through Internet
What's new in 9.50?
Select Items. The new interface "Select Items..." lets you select items by a
list of item names.
Selection Filter. The Selection Filter now can be limited to select only files or
Selection Filter. Now you can add to or remove from the current selections.
DOS commands. DOS commands now support XY native variables and
Titlebar. Now you can define the layout of the main window's titlebar.
Scripting. Now you can run a script directly from the command line. (Pro Edition Only)
Maintenance Release 9.40.0100
What's new in 9.40?
Portable Tabs. Now tabs can be made fully portable by pointing
them to a portable path that is resolved depending on the context,
for example %userprofile%. Portable Tabs smartly adapt their
contents to the current host system.
Go to Last Target. Now the copied or moved items found in the
target location are auto-selected when you go there using the "Go
to Last Target" command. A surprisingly useful little service.
History Retains Selections. Now (optionally) if you return to a
previous location, any previous selections in this location are
Portable File Associations. Now you can define associations for
files without extension. (Pro Edition Only)
Tree. Now tooltips of junctions display the Junction Target.
Scripting. This new version comes with a couple of powerful new or
improved scripting commands like inputselect(), tab(), listfolder(),
and report(). (Pro Edition Only)
Address Bar. Now right-clicking the dropdown arrow pops the
breadcrumb menu for the current path.
What's new in 9.30?
Folder Tree. Now the tree state can optionally be fully retained
across sessions. So when reopening XYplorer you find your tree
exactly (all expanded nodes, selected node, scroll position) as
you left it last time. Which other file manager can do this?
Thumbnails Caching. Improved cache management now auto-adjusts the
cache to any renamed or moved folders. No thumbnail has to be
created again anymore just because you renamed or moved a folder.
Color Filters. Now you can optionally apply the color filter
patterns to files only and thus avoid that folders are colored
when they match a pattern.
Image Preview. Now the frame count is displayed for animated GIFs.
Media Preview. Now you can optionally play only the beginning of a
sound or video file, and then stop, loop, or auto-jump to the next
file (depending on the Loop settings). The number of seconds to be
played can be freely defined.
Folder Tree. Now can optionally expand or collapse the current
tree node by a single click on the name. Saves you many clicks.
Creating New Files. Now you can create a bunch of new files in one
go by simply entering a list of names into a multi-line edit field.
Statusbar. Now you can hide the Statusbar.
Find Files. The interface is now 100 pixels wider so that you have
more space for your search patterns.
PDF Thumbnails. PDF thumbnail blow ups can now be enlarged to an
actually readable size. The same holds for any other format whose
thumbnails are driven by a shell extension.
Drag'n'Drop Context Menu. The new command "Go to Dragged Item"
allows you to go to the dragged item's containing folder and
select the item, or simply open the folder if the item is a
folder. A typical use-case would be when dragging items or paths
from other apps into XYplorer. It's a kind of "Go to by
Drag'n'drop" -- revolutionary and very useful if you ask me.
Maintenance Release 9.20.0200
Maintenance Release 9.20.0100
What's new in 9.20?
Aliases. Aliases are user-definable variables where you can freely
choose the name of the variable and their value. When you enter
such an alias into the Address Bar it will be resolved to its
value before further processing. A real time saver.
User Folder. Added a new special folder [User] to the Tree pointing to the
current user's profile folder.
Now you can easily show/hide all top special folders in the Tree:
Toggling those folders works on-the-fly without rebuild of the
User Buttons. Increased their number from 16 to 32.
Folder Sizes. Now you can show the number of items in each folder
in the list's Size column.
Environment Variables. Now you can quickly display a list of all
environment variables. Might come in handy.
Previewed Formats. Massively improved configuration interface.
Maintenance Release 9.11
What's new in 9.10?
Queued File Operations 2.0.
Improved interface and
Now you can remove selected jobs from the queue (temporarily or
Now you can pause and restart the queue at any time.
Now you can start selected jobs out of queue order.
Animated feedback on the statusbar while background jobs are in
Option to show details of each job in the queue dialog.
Option to hide completed and skipped jobs from the queue dialog.
Now you can configure which types of file operations are
backgrounded for parallel or sequential (queued) processing, and which
are always run immediately in the foreground.
Background Bar. New optional UI element, a mini toolbar at the
right end of the Statusbar containing a single button which tells
you about the status of background jobs and lets you open the
Background Jobs dialog.
Find By Type. Now you can narrow down the scope of your search to
only a specific type of files, e.g. image files or audio files.
Highly intuitive and extremely useful little feature.
Text Preview. One-click instant preview for more than 50 different
text file formats. And you can freely add extensions to the list
of supported formats.
Preview. Now you can easily add any number of new extensions to
all preview types (Text, Images, Fonts, Office, Web) right in the
Mouse Down Blow Up on Thumbnails. Now you can configure whether
left, right, or both mouse buttons trigger MDBU.
Recently Opened Items. The new command "Open..." in menu File lets you enter,
paste, or select an item (file, folder, drive) to open, without
the need to go there first. Recently opened items are stored in a
MRU list that is saved between sessions.
In the Pro edition, the Open dialog features an OpenWith dropdown
Find Files. Now you can search by the length of the file title
(that's the document name without the path).
Address Bar. Now you can launch DOS commands directly through the
XYplorer UI by prefixing "!" to the command e.g. "!dir".
Icons. Support for DPI aware icon sizes on custom DPI settings.
Privacy and Discretion. New option "Don't save most-recently-used
lists" increases XYplorer's stealth level, together with "Don't
save history" and "Don't save tabs".
Bugs fixed. Particularly an "Access Denied" issue with certain
folders on Vista/Win7 is now history.
Maintenance Release 9.00.0200
Minor improvements to Background Processing.
Maintenance Release 9.00.0010
Bug Fixed. The Standard License Pro Key issued for v9.00 did not
unlock the application.
What's new in 9.00?
Background Processing. Now you can continue working in XYplorer
while heavy copy jobs are processed in the background.
Queued File Operations. Background file operations can optionally
be processed sequentially (in a queue), which is often far more
efficient than processing them in parallel.
Remove Diacritics. A special rename command to strip any diacritical marks
from the letters in all selected item names, e.g. "Kφln" > "Koln".
Raw View. Now UTF-16BE (Big Endian) files are supported when they
have the UTF-16BE BOM.
Visual Filters. Now you can define a caption to each filter item and thus
give complex filters a friendly name.
What's new in 8.90?
Fast Tag Search. New algorithm gets tag and comment search up to
warp speed, even if you search large areas like e.g. your whole
Toolbar. New button "Find by Tag" gives you one-click access to
global tag-wise searches. For example, to search all local drives
for items tagged "Blue" simply click "Blue" from the button's
arrow menu. Should take a split second...
Toolbar. New buttons "Zoom In" and "Zoom Out" let you control the
font size of Tree, List, Catalog, and Address Bar.
Toolbar. Now it can be scrolled. Drag it with left or right mouse
button. Or wheel it. Drag fast and you get a bit of animation when
you release the mouse button.
Toolbar. Now it has an overflow dropdown. You can freely combine
it with the toolbar scrolling feature.
The Nuke button is now fully configurable giving you a one-click
delete just the way you like it.
New command "Paste Folder Structure"
allows you to paste the folder structure (without any contained
files) from folder(s) in the clipboard into the current path.
Now you can hide the main menu by pressing Alt+Up (configurable).
Preview. Added MTS (High-definition MPEG) and M2TS (Blu-ray) video
files to preview.
Create new folders right through the Address Bar: When you attempt
to go to a non-existing location you are prompted to create it on
Rename Files. Now you can specify
replacement lists like this one
and do any number of string-to-string replacements in all selected
filenames in one go.
Find Files by Contents. Now supports Unicode text.
Shell Integration. Make XYplorer the Default File Manager by simply ticking a
Maintenance Release 8.80.0300
Fixed an UAC related issue with upgrading to v8.80.0100.
Maintenance Release 8.80.0100
Toolbar icons now with alpha transparency.
Input dialogs now resizable.
Improved UAC integration.
What's new in 8.80?
Recycle Bin Deluxe. Finally you
get the Recycle Bin special folder in XYplorer as well. But not the
spartan kind of bin you know from other file managers like e.g.
Explorer. XYplorer's Recycle Bin gives you more...
Edit Mini Tree. Now you can directly edit XYplorer's famous Mini Tree. Add the branches you need to see and delete what's just in your way.
Maintenance Release 8.70.0100
Preview of FLAC files.
Improved customization of tab captions.
What's new in 8.70?
Metadata Search. Now you can search for files by all available
metadata, e.g. version, owner, date taken, image dimensions,
artist, duration and so on. Wildcards, Boolean Logic, and Regular
Expressions are supported.
Tags & Comments 2.0. Now you can search for files by their tags
or comments. Wildcards, Boolean Logic, and Regular Expressions
Find Files. Now you can search for files by the length of their
names. You can for example find all files with names larger than
Find Files. The Name field now supports comparison operators.
Backup. Backup operations enhanced by making the behavior on name
Help. Now the help comes in Windows 7 compatible CHM (Compiled
HTML Help) format.
Maintenance Release 8.60.0100
Bug fixes related to Undo/Redo.
Enhanced File Info Tips.
Improved drag'n'drop to other applications.
What's new in 8.60?
Multi-Level Undo/Redo. Now you can undo/redo the file operations Move, Copy, Rename, Delete, and New.
Action Log. Now you get a detailed log about what you have done and when, optionally remembered across sessions so you can finally find out what you did yesterday.
Wheel. Support for high-resolution mouse wheel.
Memory. Further reduced memory usage.
New Prices in 2010!
The recent addition of power features like Dual Pane, Mini Tree, Tags & Comments, Search Results Caching, Custom Toolbar Buttons, Undo/Redo, and Action Log, will be reflected in new prices effective 01-Jan-2010
Lifetime License Pro
2009: single 29.95 -- US$ 44.95 -- £ 28.95 each
2010: single 49.95 -- US$ 74.95 -- £ 44.95 each
Standard License Pro
2009: single 17.50 -- US$ 24.95 -- £ 16.95 each
2010: single 29.95 -- US$ 44.95 -- £ 26.95 each
Lifetime License Home
2009: single 9.95 -- US$ 14.95 -- £ 8.95 each
2010: single 19.95 -- US$ 29.95 -- £ 17.95 each
Prices based on Euro. Exchange rates to USD and GBP as of today.
What's new in 8.50?
Manual Sorting. Now you can directly manipulate the displayed order
of items by dragging them to a new position. Very useful together
with batch rename operations.
Custom Toolbar Buttons. Now you can define a separate script for a
user button's right-click event respectively context menu.
New Folders. Now you can enter a list of new folders or whole new
paths that will be created in one go.
Tabs. Now you can opt to display just the child folder names in
the tab headers. Saves loads of space.
Scripting. Now you can show icons in script-generated popup menus.
Full Screen Preview/Thumbnails. Added file formats DWG and DWF
Maintenance Release 8.40.0100
Bug fixes related to Hotlist and Search Templates.
What's new in 8.40?
Custom Toolbar Buttons. Now you have 10 easily customizable user
buttons. You define how the button looks and what it does when
pressed. (Pro Edition Only)
Search Results Caching, Part 2. Now you can store search results
in a file and load them back into the list at any point in future
via the Search Templates dialog.
History and Recent Locations. The implementation of these
important navigation tools has been redesigned from scratch.
Toolbar. New button "Recent Locations" pops a menu with the 10
recently used locations.
Line Numbers Column. Width now auto-adjusts based on the number
of items in the list, and the color is now fully configurable.
Cleaner Menus. The main menu has been reorganized to improve
What's new in 8.30?
Search Results Caching. The results of time-consuming searches can
now be stored and retrieved tabwise and across sessions.
Dual Pane. Now you can easily move or copy tabs between the panes.
Spot & Jump. Quickly jump to any item in a large list, just as you
know it from your web browser's Find Bar.
EXIF Stamping. The new command "Set Modified Date to EXIF Date"
sets the Modified date of each selected image file to the file's
EXIF date (Exchangeable Image File Format).
Configuration. In the new section "Features" you can control some
of the advanced functionality of XYplorer and disable features
which you do not use or wish to see.
Home Edition. The new "Lifetime License Home" buys you everything
the current Pro Edition has -- apart from a handful of advanced
features -- at an incredibly low introductory price.
Prices have been adjusted for current international exchange rates
. The result is a 15% PRICE CUT
for customers paying in Euros:
BEFORE: single 19.95 -- US$ 24.95 -- £ 16.95 each
NOW: single 17.50 -- US$ 24.95 -- £ 16.95 each
BEFORE: single 34.95 -- US$ 44.95 -- £ 28.95 each
NOW: single 29.95 -- US$ 44.95 -- £ 28.95 each
What's new in 8.20?
Large Toolbar Icons. Now you can toggle large or small toolbar icons.
Sticky Selection. A safe and comfortable multiple selection style for huge file lists.
Thumbnails display smoother and even faster than in 8.10.
M4R Preview. Now *.m4r files (iPhone ringtones) can be previewed.
What's new in 8.10?
Thumbnails. Now you get thumbnails for non-picture files like PDF,
HTML, MHT, EML, MSG, Office, and Video files.
Thumbnails were slow in previous versions. Now they are extremely
The Full Screen Preview (F11) now works for HTML, MHT, URL, NWS,
EML, and MSG files in perfect original size quality.
Scripting command Report now supports meta properties like Title,
Author, Comments etc.
Jump To Item. Quickly
jump to any item in a large list, just as you know it from your web
browser's Find Bar.
Improved support for Overlong Filenames.
Dual Pane related bug fixes.
What's new in 8.00?
Dual Pane. Look at the contents of two folders side by side. Both panes are multi-tabbed and can be arranged vertically or horizontally.
Overlong filenames supported. All fundamental file operations now work with extremely long filenames (longer than 260 characters).
Maintenance Release 7.90.0260
Bug fixes related to Scripting (if, while, break, continue).
What's new in 7.90.0250?
Folder Thumbnails. Now, in Thumbnails view, folder icons optionally display a thumbnail of any file in the folder named "folder.jpg/png/gif", or
of the first found *.jpg image.
X close buttons on tabs. Now the tabs optionally show X close buttons.
Scripting. Now the important control structures while loop and if/elseif/else block are supported.
Scripting. The new "rotate" command brings lossless rotation of JPEG images to your home.
Scripting. The new "tag" and "comment" commands join the powers of scripting and Tags & Comments.
Performance. Lots of network related performance improvements.
Maintenance Release 7.90.0120
Bug fixes related to Tags and Comments.
What's new in 7.90.0100?
Tags and Comments. The latest XYplorer lets you assign tags and comments to specific files and folders.
Now you can define any filter to apply only to files yet show or hide all folders.
Scripting. Now the so-called Heredoc syntax is supported.
What's new in 7.90.0050?
Dramatically increased startup speed!
Spot: Highlight any strings in Tree and List.
Media preview got Play/Pause/Stop buttons.
Media preview now supports A-B Repeat.
Scripting enhanced: run and wait, and html().
Maintenance Release 7.90.0010
Maintenance Release 7.90.0002
Bug fixes related to Mini Tree.
What's new in 7.90?
Here's a killer feature for you: Mini Tree!
Quick Searches now support multiple locations.
Prices have been adjusted for current international exchange rates
, and also due to the current global economic crisis
. The result is a BIG PRICE CUT
, especially for customers paying in US$: The Lifetime License went down from US$ 59.95 to US$ 44.95!!!
BEFORE: single 19.95 -- US$ 29.95 -- £ 14.95 each
NOW: single 19.95 -- US$ 24.95 -- £ 16.95 each
BEFORE: single 39.95 -- US$ 59.95 -- £ 29.95 each
NOW: single 34.95 -- US$ 44.95 -- £ 28.95 each
What's new in 7.80?
File Search now combines Boolean Logic with Regular Expressions.
History per Tab. Optionally each tab maintains its own history.
Scripting. Now there are global variables.
File Search by Contents now supports pattern matching.
Reporting. Now you have fully customizable one-click reports.
What's new in 7.70?
New Address Bar Deluxe with icons and optimized usability.
Color Filters 2.0. Now you can define the backcolor of items.
Unicode support is now complete for all parts of the application.
Speed. Browsing folders and finding files got faster again.
Scripting. Now with math, logic, and functions.
What's new in 7.60?
Scripting meets File Search. The new LoadSearch command is the nexus of two of XYplorer's strongest features: Scripting and File Search.
Scripting meets the Web. The new Download command enables you to download any internet content straight into your file manager with a single click or keyboard shortcut!
Scripting Syntax. String and variable handling has been massively improved.
The release package now includes a sample Catalog.
Copy Image. A new command allows you to copy the image of an image file directly to the clipboard without first having to open the file in an image viewer application.
What's new in 7.50?
Folder View Settings. Lets you save the view settings (view type, sort order, column layout...) of any particular folder and have them automatically restored whenever you come back to this folder. Great feature, saves a lot of time. And contrary to Explorer, in XYplorer it actually works!
Thumbnails View. The thumbnails view mode has been redesigned. Now they are framed by a white margin.
Scripting. A new "timestamp" command gives you programmatic control over all three file dates of any file or folder on your system.
Start Up. Now you can select the Application Data Path using a command line switch. This means you can have any number of totally independent configurations for one single executable. Choose your preferred work environment via a simple Windows shortcut!
Tabs. List Style (line numbers, auto-size, grid...) and Column visibility are now tab-wise.
Now the Catalog can be moved above the Tree.
Rename Preview. The size of the preview window now automatically adjusts to best fit the info.
Batch Rename. New "Increment On Collision" switch (/i). Automatically avoids collisions with existing files.
What's new in 7.40?
New optional date format shows last week's days, "Yesterday", and
"Today" in the file list. One small step for a programmer, one
giant leap for usability.
Quick File View: Quickly view the textual or binary contents of
the currently focused file.
Type-ahead find now optionally works on the sorted column.
Compare files much faster.
NOTICE! Users of 7.30 are urged to upgrade to 7.40 since the Compare algorithm in 7.30 had a bug that made it unreliable when comparing files larger than 80 MB.
What's new in 7.30?
After two years of continuous development Catalog-based browsing
finally takes over: Now you can hide and switch off the Tree and
browse via Catalog only.
Quick Compare: Quickly determine whether two files are
same or different.
Support for Hard Link creation.
List Management: Now you can move items to new list positions via
drag-n-drop. Big plus in usability.
In version 7.20 the mouse wheel did not always work depending on
the manufacturer. Fixed.
New command "Open Folders in Tabs" allows you to easily switch
sets of tabs.
What's new in 7.20?
Support for editing Unicode filenames.
Warp speed through new "treeless browsing".
New popular button "Copy Path/Name".
New submenu "Shortcut Target".
What's new in 7.10?
Portable Openwith Menu (POM). The v7.10 highlight! A single click
or keyboard shortcut pops a context specific menu presenting an
array of applications to open the currently selected file(s) with.
This menu draws its contents from your Portable File Assocations
setup, so it is portable as well, and utterly easy to manage.
Flexible Width Tabs. Flexible width for named tabs saves precious
Associate Files with Scripts. XYplorer's Portable File Assocations
(PFA) learned to deal with scripts.
Favorites with Captions. "Transparent PNGs" is a little easier to
read than "E:\Development\TestFiles\Media\Image-Formats\trans\png\ARGB 32bit\", ain't it?
New command "Copy Item UNC Path/Name(s)". Copies the full path of
all selected items, using the UNC path for items located on a mapped
drive. If your are working in a network you'll love this one.
What's new in 7.00?
Scripting. Ultimate file management efficiency. Roll your own custom commands, wrap them in an XYplorer Script file (XYS), or a User-Defined Command, and trigger them by just a click or a keystroke. Can't get any better? It can! Share scripts with colleagues: Just drop a script file into your app folder and fresh plug-in commands are at your finger tips.
Now tabs can be iconized. Shrunk to the size of an icon. A mind-blowing space saver.
Now you can freely determine XYplorer's application data path and thus banish any UAC (User Account Control) issues.
Now you can search for folders by size.
Now you can turn a text or image from clipboard directly into a new file.
Now there's secondary sorting. Simply hold Shift while you click on a column header to sub-sort the file list by this column.
New command "Swap Names" (Ctrl+Shift+F2) swaps the names of two selected List items.
What's new in 6.80?
Now you can drag-drop items onto shortcuts in List and Catalog.
Targets of shortcuts are shown in File Info Tips on mouse hover.
Now you can one-click jump to the target of a shortcut.
What's new in 6.70?
User-Defined Commands (UDC): The new command category "New" gives
you unprecedented one-click control over creating new files and
folders (blank or cloned from existing ones). This includes the
invaluable "Copy Here" functionality by which you can recreate
duplicates of any existing file or folder in your current location.
Now all UDC submenu items have icons.
Added preview and thumbnails for DNG (Digital Negative) and NEF (Nikon Electronic
Network: Finally, there's the logon dialog!
Network: Enhanced support for hidden shares.
What's new in 6.60?
User-Defined Commands now fully support command line parameters!
Pimp up your single keystroke to sciencefictionesque kill power.
Pack all selected files into a zipped archive with an automatic
name depending on the current date? One keystroke! Print a DOS
style directory listing of the current folder to a file or
printer? One keystroke! Welcome to one-keystroke-paradise.
The Catalog Application Launch Panel now fully supports command
line parameters. Here's one-click heaven for the mousy man!
User-Defined Commands now include all the important mass rename
functions. For example, you can convert an item to another file type
(extension), or clean all selected file names of certain characters,
by a single keystroke/mouse click.
Added an alternative interface to assign custom keyboard shortcuts
to native and user-defined commands in a fast and intuitive way.
Dropping messages from Outlook / Outlook Express is now up to a
hundred (!) times faster than before!
What's new in 6.50?
User-Defined Commands (UDCs): Write your personal file management
routines in the most user-friendly way. Go To, Open, Open With,
Copy To, Move To, Rename ... wrap those tasks into UDCs, and have
them magically appear in the new "User" menu. Give them catchy
captions, and assign keyboard shortcuts to them. UDC means: Reduce
your daily routines to simple keystrokes!
Backup from Catalog: The new capability to backup whole Catalog
Categories provides nothing less than a one-click backup of
Serial Rename: when renaming, press Tab to apply the changes and
immediately start renaming the next item.
String Search: Now you can find all files NOT containing the given
Color Code the Tree. System, Compressed, Encrypted, Read-Only,
Junction, etc ... you choose the colors.
What's new in 6.40?
New GUI. Ux theme visual styles are now (optionally) applied to all interface elements.
Major re-design of the configuration dialog.
Added a new license type, the "Standard License", which costs only
half of the big "Lifetime License".
Now you can drag-drop items onto *.BAT and *.CMD files. Of course,
this works also with Catalog items as drop targets.
Finally complete support for dropping from archives of all types.
Now you have "Tips of the day" at your finger tips (Shift+F1). And
more: you can easily add and manage your own tips (in your own
language if you want)!
Support for NTFS junctions, including configurable color coding to
make them visually stand out.
The Backup file operation now preserves all three dates (modified,
created, accessed) in copied files and folders.
The New Items interface now supports date variables, just another
Enhanced compatibility with high contrast color schemes for
File Info Tips now display "Version Information" for all files
that have one.
Media Preview: added support for the file extension DIVX (DivX
What's new in 6.30?
Rename Special: All bulk rename operations now come with a
detailed preview, including detection of possible conflicts.
Rename using Regular Expressions: Now you may use inline comments of format
(?#comment) within your Regular Expressions.
Added option "Minimize to tray on X close".
Smoother tab cycling through delayed browsing.
File Info Tips completely rewritten. No more freezing effect when
hovering AVIs or PDFs.
Network browsing did not work as expected under Vista in version
6.20. Now it works again, and much faster than before.
What's new in 6.20?
The Catalog now is a full-blown "Open-With-Panel" where you can
one-click-open any files with any application without changing or
referring to the registry.
Image Preview: now you choose between Speed and High Quality Image
Easily select between three different search modes: Standard,
Boolean, Regular Expression.
New "Len" column shows the length in characters of each filename:
easily spot over-long filenames that might make trouble when burning
New toolbar button to "Hide Folders in List". For those moments,
when you need to see only the files, not the folders.
Customizable keyboard shortcuts for touching filestamps: Set
Modified, Created, and Accessed Date to Now.
Instant preview of Office 2007 file types.
Notable general performance speedup.
What's new in 6.10?
Image preview: Highest-quality resampling now even with huge
Dbl-click on empty space goes up one level (optional).
Quickly find all empty folders within a given path.
Better Vista integration.
Better application icons.
What's new in 6.00?
Customizable Keyboard Shortcuts for more than 300 functions.
Radically reduced memory usage.
What's new in 5.80?
Ctrl+Shift+Wheel to increase/decrease the row height in List,
Tree, and Catalog on the fly.
Added preview of *.tga (Targa) files.
Now Catalog, Address Bar, Favorites, and Goto accept relative path
syntax and are hence fully portable. Home is where XY is.
Catalog now serves as one-click launch panel for applications as
well as for items opened with associated applications.
Now you can drag'n'drop files onto Catalog items that point to
applications to open those files with those applications.
Now drop-on-zip is supported in List and Catalog.
What's new in 5.60?
Batch Rename now with new smart simple mode.
Full Screen Preview (F11) of images massively enhanced.
Outlook Drop: enhanced and bug-fixed.
Find Files now with "Loose Boolean Match": e.g. "work 2006" will
find all items that have "work" and "2006" somewhere in their name
(regardless of the order).
Media Preview: new "Play Next" mode automatically plays next media
file in current list when current one has finished.
Network browsing much faster.
New License Key. Registered users that want to upgrade to 5.60
should visit http://www.xyplorer.com/key.php for a smooth automated key
transition, or contact support for personal assistance.
What's new in 5.50?
Drop messages from Outlook and Outlook Express and save them to
files with template-configured names... and now it also works for
Outlook 2003 ff.
Media Preview: added *.flv (Flash Video) format. Which means: now,
XYplorer can offline-replay YouTube videos.
What's new in 5.40?
Visual Filters now work in Find mode, too.
New usability jewels "Select by Selected Type(s)" and "Filter by Selected Extension(s)".
Drop messages from Outlook and Outlook Express and save them to
files with template-configured names.
One-click-copy distributed items onto the clipboard. You won't
find this killer feature nowhere else.
One-click-store search results for later review/reuse.
Mind-blowing speed improvement in network browsing.
Added support for non-latin characters in file names.
Added automatic path name completion.
Added support for hidden shares.
Now items can be copied from the Catalog.
Added "Default Tab" functionality.
Better custom color management.
Again great general speed improvement.
What's new in 5.20?
No more GDI+ dependency.
XYplorer now runs on systems without GDIplus.
XYplorer now runs even on Win95.
XYplorer uses even less memory than before.
Revolutionary keyboard-driven popup-Hotlist.
Revolutionary keyboard-driven popup-Breadcrumb.
"Quick Visual Filters" via the Address Bar.
"Delete (Skip Locked)" command.
Destination paths may contain Date Variables,
making dated Backups a one-click affair.
Support of common Windows environment variables.
Dropping items/attachments from Outlook and
Outlook Express is now supported.
"Show Space Used" option for all listed items.
In-place tooltips for clipped items.
Super-fast thumbnail creation.
Vastly improved performance in many other parts.
What's new in 5.10?
Private portable file associations.
Visual Filter now recognizes RegExp patterns.
Find Files: multiple patterns and locations
can now be separated by ";" (semicolon).
Extended "Browse For Folder" dialog (new UI).
Now all drop-down lists have auto-complete.
Added keyboard-driven Move To (Shift+F7), Copy To (Ctrl+F7),
and Backup To (Ctrl+Shift+F7) dialogs.
Added view "List" (wrapped column).
Now there is an official No-Install Package.
Selection Filter now allows multiple patterns in one go.
Increased space for image and video preview.
Video Preview: added resize-while-u-watch.
Sound preview now with volume control.
New handy "Copy Here with Suffix Date".
Greatly improved Batch Rename.
Calculate Folder Sizes much faster and cooler.
What's new in 5.00?
Massive load time speed up.
Reduced memory consumption.
Menu Edit/Paste Special: added "Paste Here To New Subfolder...".
Lets you paste any files currently found in the clipboard to a newly
created subfolder of the current folder (the one that's displayed in
the main title bar).
Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+V.
Very nice feature. In fact, I'd say: Once again pioneering file
manager XYplorer delivers an innovative friction-lessening high-efficiency solution that skyrockets the art of file management into
yet another orbit of usability.
Menu View/Tab: now you can lock your tabs to a "Home Zone",
which includes the home path and all its subfolders (in other
words, the home branch). You can freely move inside the home zone
and stay inside the tab, but if you browse to a destination
outside the home zone, the tab stays where it is and a new tab
will be automatically opened. Kind of soft-locking.
Added color-coding by file attributes.
Network Places On Demand: now you can browse to servers outside
the local/primary workgroup/domain. Simply enter them (or items
located on them) into the Address Bar, or browse to them via Catalog
or Favorites. If reachable they will be automatically/on-the-fly added
the My Network Places node in the tree.
Now network servers are remembered between sessions. This means:
(a) Network servers load at the speed of light.
(b) Servers outside the primary workgroup that have been entered
via Address Bar are now remembered and don't have to be
(c) You can easily add/remove servers to/from My Network Places
and thus list only the servers you actually need for your daily
Added the Catalog: a hidable favorites panel below the tree by which you can
1-click-navigate and on which you can drop stuff.