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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.

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What's new in 14.60?

Released 18-Nov-2014

Enhanced Tiles Views. Tiles can be much larger now and their size is freely configurable. The width of the text area is adjustable in real time. Basic photo data for JPEG and RAW formats can be shown for each tile.

Maintenance Release 14.50.0300

Released 10-Nov-2014

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Maintenance Release 14.50.0200

Released 29-Sep-2014

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Maintenance Release 14.50.0100

Released 22-Sep-2014

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

What's new in 14.50?

Released 18-Sep-2014

Mouse Down Blow Up on Icons. Simply hold down your mouse on the icon of an image file and the image will instantly pop up in original size until you release the mouse button. There's never been a faster way to check the contents of a photo, web graphic, animated gif, PDF, or PSD file.
Mouse Down Blow Up Text. Simply hold down your mouse on the icon or thumbnail of a text file and the first page of the text will instantly pop up until you release the mouse button. There's never been a faster way to check the contents of a document.
Mouse Down Blow Up Hex View. Simply press CTRL and hold down your mouse on the icon or thumbnail of any file and the first page of the file in hex view will instantly pop up until you release the mouse button. There's never been a faster way to check the raw bytes of a file.
Colored Tabs. Now you can customize the background colors of tabs.
10 Years Mouse Down Blow Up! The famous feature has been invented already in v3.02.0035 (2000-02-21) but the trademark "Mouse Down Blow Up" now marks its 10th birthday.

Maintenance Release 14.40.0300

Released 03-Sep-2014

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Maintenance Release 14.40.0200

Released 01-Sep-2014

Tree Expansion Icon. Now you can choose between several styles.
Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Maintenance Release 14.40.0100

Released 28-Aug-2014

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

What's new in 14.40?

Released 25-Aug-2014

Click and Tag. A new interface for comfortable one-click file tagging. (Pro Edition Only)
Custom Toolbar Buttons. The number of programmable toolbar buttons has been increased from 32 to 64. (Pro Edition Only)
Flat Look. Under Windows 8 the default UI got a fresh flat look. Fully optional and configurable, of course.

Maintenance Release 14.30.0400

Released 12-Aug-2014

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Maintenance Release 14.30.0300

Released 21-Jul-2014

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Maintenance Release 14.30.0200

Released 17-Jul-2014

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Maintenance Release 14.30.0100

Released 14-Jul-2014

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

What's new in 14.30?

Released 10-Jul-2014

Paper Folders. Paper Folders are a ground-breaking new implementation of virtual folders. Fast, light-weight, easy-to-use, portable. You can have as many as you want, and you will want many.
Permanent Custom Sort Order. Now you can manually modify the sort order in a folder and it's remembered next time when you open the folder.

Maintenance Release 14.20.0300

Released 23-Jun-2014

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Maintenance Release 14.20.0200

Released 17-Jun-2014

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Maintenance Release 14.20.0100

Released 14-Jun-2014

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

What's new in 14.20?

Released 12-Jun-2014

Click and Search. Now search by date and age is supported. (Pro Edition Only)
Layout. Many new layout options, and you can save and load layouts.
Content Search. Much faster than before.

Maintenance Release 14.10.0100

Released 20-May-2014

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

What's new in 14.10?

Released 19-May-2014

Click and Search. Tired of entering search patterns again and again? With this version XYplorer introduces a new search interface called "Click and Search", a collapsible and fully customizable list of your favorite search jobs. Even better: The jobs can be logically combined simply by ticking checkboxes. (Pro Edition Only)
Tag Clouds. For tag-based file management Click and Search boils down to an interface you have already seen in the web: Tag Clouds! Tagging files is finally becoming useful. (Pro Edition Only)
Column Layouts. Now you can export your details view column layouts to files, and later import them back into the list. That way you can very comfortably switch between context-specific column layouts. Of course, the layouts are portable and shareable.
Ignore Articles When Sorting. Now this setting can be applied per tab or per folder, and you can assign a keyboard shortcut to it.
Multilingual Support. Added support for Dutch.

Maintenance Release 14.00.0100

Released 01-May-2014

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

What's new in 14.00?

Released 28-Apr-2014

On Demand Columns. Now you can not only decide what a column shows, but also when. This allows you to design very complex columns (that would take a long time to load completely in a huge folder) and generate their contents only on demand and per cell (by clicking into the cell). A revolutionary feature that's full of crazy possibilities. (Pro Edition Only)
Column-Based Search. Now you can search for files by the contents of your Custom Columns. Makes it a snap to find all images with an Aspect Ratio of 16:9, or all files where Created and Modified date are identical. (Pro Edition Only)
Advanced Content Search. Now you can search the textual contents of complex file types like DOC, DOCX, ODT, and PDF.
Ignore Articles When Sorting. Now sorting will optionally ignore "a", "an", and "the" (configurable) at the beginning of filenames. A case in point are files named after song or movie titles.
Image Preview in Overwrite Prompt. The overwrite prompt now features thumbnails for the copied and the existing image.
Multilingual Support. Added support for Turkish.
License Policy. Before, the Standard License was valid for one major version cycle of upgrades. Many users were unhappy with this. Some even irrationally thought it would be better if XYplorer was developed slower so they would get free upgrades for a longer period.
Time for change. From now on, the Standard License is valid for one year of upgrades which, given the current pace of development, means roughly a doubling of upgrades for the same price.
The new policy is applied retroactively to all Standard Licenses from 12.40 onwards, i.e. a Standard License for 12.40 will be valid for 14.00!

Maintenance Release 13.90.0100

Released 08-Apr-2014

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

What's new in 13.90?

Released 31-Mar-2014

Audio Properties in Columns. XYplorer now features columns for Audio Sample Rate and Audio Bit Depth, and some other audio related properties, for example Audio Length with milliseconds precision.
As you might know this stuff had been removed from Explorer in Vista and still is missing in Win 8.1, so XYplorer brings it back to you with this release.
Extended Properties in Columns. Now you can finally show all extended file properties in columns. Like Owner, Subject, Comments, Camera Model, Aperture, File Version, Album, Artist, Title, etc. There are hundreds of them in today's Windows.
Special Properties in Columns. And, of course, now you can also show XYplorer's special properties in columns, that's stuff not included in the Windows extended file properties. E.g. Aspect Ratio, MD5 hash (and many other hash functions), Number of Hard Links, Junction Target, various MP3 tags, and more.
Context-Smart Columns. Ever dreamt of columns that would show dimensions for images, play time for audio files, page count for documents, and the version number for executables -- all in ONE column?! Well, you can have that now in XYplorer, and it's you who decides which property is shown for which file type in such catch-all columns.
Scriptable Columns. But it gets even better. With this version you can roll your own columns using XYplorer's scripting language. You decide what they show, for which files, and how they show it. A world premiere. No file manager has ever gone there before.
The above features are part of the Pro Edition only, not of the Free Edition.

Copy Data. Now you can copy the contents of any single cell in the file list to the clipboard in a very comfortable way.
Depth-Limited Search. Now you can limit the search depth of Find operations, for example you can search only the parent and its immediate child folders but not any deeper. Nifty and potentially time-saving.

Maintenance Release 13.80.0100

Released 26-Feb-2014

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

What's new in 13.80?

Released 24-Feb-2014

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

Released 24-Jan-2014

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

What's new in 13.70?

Released 23-Jan-2014

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

Released 03-Jan-2014

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?

Released 02-Jan-2014

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 locating malware.
XYplorerFree. 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?

Released 17-Dec-2013

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

Released 09-Dec-2013

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Maintenance Release 13.40.0100

Released 04-Dec-2013

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?

Released 25-Nov-2013

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

Released 19-Nov-2013

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

What's new in 13.30?

Released 14-Nov-2013

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?

Released 04-Nov-2013

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

Released 14-Oct-2013

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

What's new in 13.10?

Released 10-Oct-2013

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?

Released 26-Sep-2013

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?

Released 12-Sep-2013

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?

Released 07-Aug-2013

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 ratio.

What's new in 12.70?

Released 23-Jul-2013

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?

Released 08-Jul-2013

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 displayed.
Japanese. Added support for Japanese.

最後に、ファイルマネージャXYplorerは、日本語で利用可能です。

What's new in 12.50?

Released 12-Jun-2013

Show Milliseconds. Now you can display the three file times (created, modified, accessed) with milliseconds precision.
Stamp Milliseconds. Time stamping now supports milliseconds precision.
Report Milliseconds. Reporting now supports milliseconds precision.
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

Released 31-May-2013

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Maintenance Release 12.40.0200

Released 16-May-2013

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

Released 08-May-2013

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?

Released 30-Apr-2013

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

Released 17-Apr-2013

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Maintenance Release 12.30.0100

Released 20-Mar-2013

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

What's new in 12.30?

Released 15-Mar-2013

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

Released 07-Mar-2013

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

Released 05-Mar-2013

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.
Bug fixes.

Maintenance Release 12.20.0200

Released 26-Feb-2013

Bug fixes.

Maintenance Release 12.20.0100

Released 25-Feb-2013

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.
Bug fixes.

What's new in 12.20?

Released 20-Feb-2013

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 technology.
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?

Released 08-Feb-2013

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 corporate feature.

What's new in 12.00?

Released 28-Jan-2013

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 the program.
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

Released 08-Jan-2013

Licensing. Now Unicode usernames are supported.

Maintenance Release 11.90.0100

Released 28-Dec-2012

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.
Bug fixes.

What's new in 11.90?

Released 17-Dec-2012

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

Released 04-Dec-2012

Configuration. Reorganized parts of the Configuration dialog.
Bug fixes.

What's new in 11.80?

Released 27-Nov-2012

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

Released 16-Oct-2012

Bug fixes.

What's new in 11.70?

Released 08-Oct-2012

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 supported.

Maintenance Release 11.60.0200

Released 24-Sep-2012

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.
Bug fixes.

Maintenance Release 11.60.0100

Released 18-Sep-2012

Bug fixes.

What's new in 11.60?

Released 10-Sep-2012

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?

Released 22-Aug-2012

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

Released 14-Aug-2012

Bug fixes.

Maintenance Release 11.40.0100

Released 29-Jun-2012

Bug fixes.

What's new in 11.40?

Released 25-Jun-2012

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 SVN status.
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 captionless thumbnails.
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 Thumbnails.
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

Released 13-Jun-2012

Thumbnails. Enhanced display options.
Bug fixes.

What's new in 11.30?

Released 05-Jun-2012

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?

Released 24-May-2012

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 Select.
Show Grid. Now there is a toolbar button to quickly toggle horizontal zebra striping in the file list.

New Prices!

16-May-2012

Prices 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?

Released 14-May-2012

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?

Released 26-Apr-2012

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

Released 16-Apr-2012

Bug fixes.

Maintenance Release 10.90.0300

Released 28-Mar-2012

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.
Bug fixes.

Maintenance Release 10.90.0200

Released 20-Mar-2012

Bug fixes.

Maintenance Release 10.90.0100

Released 12-Mar-2012

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.
Bug fixes.

What's new in 10.90?

Released 27-Feb-2012

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

Released 08-Feb-2012

Color-Coding Folders. Now name-based color filters can be applied to folders in Tree and List.
Bug fixes.

Maintenance Release 10.80.0200

Released 06-Feb-2012

Fixed License Release. Promotional special for Giveaway Of The Day.

Maintenance Release 10.80.0100

Released 30-Jan-2012

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 background.
Bug fixes.

What's new in 10.80?

Released 19-Jan-2012

Multi Branch View. Quickly view the complete contents of two or more folders in one list. These folders can even be in totally different locations.
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 target location.
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

Released 01-Jan-2012

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

Released 29-Dec-2011

Bug fixes.

What's new in 10.70?

Released 21-Dec-2011

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 whole servers.
Sorting. The new command Previous Order allows you to toggle between the two recent sort orders.

Maintenance Release 10.60.0100

Released 26-Nov-2011

Bug fixes.

What's new in 10.60?

Released 22-Nov-2011

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 selected items.
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?

Released 25-Oct-2011

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

Released 11-Oct-2011

Bug fixes.

What's new in 10.40?

Released 04-Oct-2011

Wipe. A method to securely delete files beyond recovery.

What's new in 10.30?

Released 19-Sep-2011

Custom Move. Added Custom Move, Custom Copy's sister, a fully configurable, queueable, verifiable, and backgroundable move operation.
Undo. Now Custom Copy and Custom Move support multi-level Undo/Redo.
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?

Released 29-Aug-2011

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

Released 28-Jul-2011

Custom Tab Icons. Now you can customize the icon of each Tab.
Custom Catalog Icons. Now you can customize the icon of each Catalog item.
Custom Openwith Icons. Now you can customize the icon that's shown for each item in the Portable Openwith Menu (POM).
Bug fixes.

What's new in 10.10?

Released 18-Jul-2011

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?

Released 05-Jul-2011

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 and queued.
Backup. Backup operations now can be backgrounded and queued.

What's new in 9.90.1100?

Released 15-Jun-2011

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 disallowed locations.

What's new in 9.90.1000?

Released 23-May-2011

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 configurable color.
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

Released 03-May-2011

Bug fixes.

What's new in 9.90.0800?

Released 15-Apr-2011

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.
Bug fixes.

What's new in 9.90.0700?

Released 06-Apr-2011

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.
Bug fixes.

What's new in 9.90.0600?

Released 26-Mar-2011

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.
Bug fixes.

What's new in 9.90.0500?

Released 21-Feb-2011

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.
Bug fixes.

Maintenance Release 9.90.0401

Released 15-Feb-2011

Bug fixes.

Maintenance Release 9.90.0300

Released 06-Feb-2011

Bug fixes.

Maintenance Release 9.90.0200

Released 31-Jan-2011

Junctions and Symbolic Links. Support for creating junctions and symbolic links.
Bug fixes.

Maintenance Release 9.90.0100

Released 16-Jan-2011

UTF-8 Support. Preview and Find Files by Contents now support UTF-8 encoded text files (with or without BOM).
Bug fixes.

What's new in 9.90?

Released 05-Jan-2011

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 system.
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

Released 09-Dec-2010

Speed gains.
Bug fixes.

What's new in 9.80?

Released 30-Nov-2010

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 miss it.
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?

Released 03-Nov-2010

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 Settings!
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

Released 20-Oct-2010

Renamed "Select Special" to "Sync Select".
Bug fixes.

What's new in 9.60?

Released 06-Oct-2010

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 synchronously sorted.
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

Released 21-Sep-2010

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 Explorer.
Bug fixes.

What's new in 9.50?

Released 06-Sep-2010

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 only folders.
Selection Filter. Now you can add to or remove from the current selections.
DOS commands. DOS commands now support XY native variables and Environment variables.
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

Released 12-Aug-2010

Bug fixes.

What's new in 9.40?

Released 02-Aug-2010

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 restored.
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?

Released 15-Jul-2010

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

Released 05-Jul-2010

Bug fixes.

Maintenance Release 9.20.0100

Released 29-Jun-2010

Bug fixes.

What's new in 9.20?

Released 11-Jun-2010

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.
Special Folders. Now you can easily show/hide all top special folders in the Tree:
Desktop
Documents
User
Network
Recycle Bin

Toggling those folders works on-the-fly without rebuild of the whole tree.
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

Released 19-May-2010

Bug fixes.

What's new in 9.10?

Released 05-May-2010

Queued File Operations 2.0. Improved interface and functionality.
Now you can remove selected jobs from the queue (temporarily or permanently).
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 progress.
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 configuration dialog.
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 menu.
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

Released 20-Apr-2010

New app icon and logo. Have a look...
Minor improvements to Background Processing.
Bug fixes.

Maintenance Release 9.00.0010

Released 28-Mar-2010

Bug Fixed. The Standard License Pro Key issued for v9.00 did not unlock the application.

What's new in 9.00?

Released 26-Mar-2010

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?

Released 09-Mar-2010

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 computer.
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 the fly.
Rename Files. Now you can specify replacement lists like this one Δ|Φ|ά|δ|φ|ό>>Ae|Oe|Ue|ae|oe|ue 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 checkbox.

Maintenance Release 8.80.0300

Released 10-Feb-2010

Fixed an UAC related issue with upgrading to v8.80.0100.
Bug fixes.

Maintenance Release 8.80.0100

Released 02-Feb-2010

Bug fixes.
Toolbar icons now with alpha transparency.
Input dialogs now resizable.
Improved UAC integration.

What's new in 8.80?

Released 22-Dec-2009

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

Released 08-Dec-2009

Bug fixes.
Preview of FLAC files.
Improved customization of tab captions.

What's new in 8.70?

Released 30-Nov-2009

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 are supported.
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 260 characters.
Find Files. The Name field now supports comparison operators.
Backup. Backup operations enhanced by making the behavior on name collision configurable.
Help. Now the help comes in Windows 7 compatible CHM (Compiled HTML Help) format.

Maintenance Release 8.60.0100

Released 11-Nov-2009

Bug fixes related to Undo/Redo.
Enhanced File Info Tips.
Improved drag'n'drop to other applications.

What's new in 8.60?

Released 03-Nov-2009

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!

19-Oct-2009

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?

Released 05-Oct-2009

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 (Vista/Win7 only).

Maintenance Release 8.40.0100

Released 15-Sep-2009

Bug fixes related to Hotlist and Search Templates.

What's new in 8.40?

Released 14-Sep-2009

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 usability.

What's new in 8.30?

Released 31-Aug-2009

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.

New Prices!

30-Aug-2009

Prices have been adjusted for current international exchange rates. The result is a 15% PRICE CUT for customers paying in Euros:

Standard License 
  BEFORE:  single € 19.95 -- US$ 24.95 -- £ 16.95 each 
     NOW:  single € 17.50 -- US$ 24.95 -- £ 16.95 each 

Lifetime License 
  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?

Released 12-Aug-2009

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?

Released 30-Jun-2009

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 fast.
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?

Released 15-Jun-2009

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

Released 12-May-2009

Bug fixes related to Scripting (if, while, break, continue).

What's new in 7.90.0250?

Released 05-May-2009

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

Released 12-Feb-2009

Bug fixes related to Tags and Comments.

What's new in 7.90.0100?

Released 02-Feb-2009

Tags and Comments. The latest XYplorer lets you assign tags and comments to specific files and folders.
Visual Filters. 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?

Released 12-Jan-2009

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

Released 18-Dec-2008

Bugs fixed.

Maintenance Release 7.90.0002

Released 13-Dec-2008

Bug fixes related to Mini Tree.

What's new in 7.90?

Released 08-Dec-2008

Here's a killer feature for you: Mini Tree!
Quick Searches now support multiple locations.

New Prices!

28-Nov-2008

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!!!

Standard License 
  BEFORE:  single € 19.95 -- US$ 29.95 -- £ 14.95 each 
     NOW:  single € 19.95 -- US$ 24.95 -- £ 16.95 each 

Lifetime License 
  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?

Released 06-Nov-2008

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?

Released 15-Oct-2008

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?

Released 09-Sep-2008

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?

Released 25-Aug-2008

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?

Released 28-Jul-2008

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?

Released 30-Jun-2008

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?

Released 09-Jun-2008

Support for editing Unicode filenames.
Warp speed through new "treeless browsing".
New popular button "Copy Path/Name".
New submenu "Shortcut Target".
Faster startup.

What's new in 7.10?

Released 04-May-2008

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 screen space.
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?

Released 31-Mar-2008

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?

Released 04-Jan-2008

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?

Released 14-Dec-2007

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 Format) files.
Network: Finally, there's the logon dialog!
Network: Enhanced support for hidden shares.

What's new in 6.60?

Released 19-Nov-2007

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?

Released 05-Nov-2007

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 distributed sources.
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 text string.
Color Code the Tree. System, Compressed, Encrypted, Read-Only, Junction, etc ... you choose the colors.

What's new in 6.40?

Reviewed 13-Oct-2007

XYplorer is reviewed in Windows Weekly 37 (October 13th, 2007) with Paul Thurrott and Leo Laporte. Download the Podcast (the review starts at 1:06:00 and runs about five minutes).

Released 10-Oct-2007

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 revolutionary time-saver.
Enhanced compatibility with high contrast color schemes for visually impaired.
File Info Tips now display "Version Information" for all files that have one.
Media Preview: added support for the file extension DIVX (DivX Movie).

What's new in 6.30?

Released 02-Sep-2007

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?

Released 14-Aug-2007

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 Resampling.
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 CD-ROMs.
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?

Released 10-Jun-2007

Image preview: Highest-quality resampling now even with huge pictures.
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?

Released 17-May-2007

Customizable Keyboard Shortcuts for more than 300 functions.
Radically reduced memory usage.

What's new in 5.80?

Released 05-Mar-2007

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?

Released 31-Jan-2007

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?

Released 17-Dec-2006

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?

Released 11-Nov-2006

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?

Released 16-Oct-2006

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.
Revolutionary Drop-Text-To-File.
"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?

Released 26-Aug-2006

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?

Released 02-Jun-2006

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 entered again. (c) You can easily add/remove servers to/from My Network Places and thus list only the servers you actually need for your daily work.
Added the Catalog: a hidable favorites panel below the tree by which you can 1-click-navigate and on which you can drop stuff.