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Need file manager with four windows

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  1. Alex Ethridge

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    I have been using PowerDesk for several years now; however, I would like the ability to open four windows at once. PowerDesk gives me only two.

    Does anyone know of a similar file manager that will give me four windows?
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Open two instances of PowerDesk?
     
  3. mobo

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    Linux :D
     
  4. Alex Ethridge

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    The PowerDesk toolbar on the second copy take up too much of the screen.
     
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    ope my computer 4 times....
     
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    Total Commander will be soon available with a new interface which includes tabs. You will able to open as many tabs as you want, synchronized.
    Here is the thread on the TC forum, initiated by the author itself : http://www.ghisler.ch/board/viewtopic.php?t=1166

    TC is the BEST file manager, used by MS at Redmond and mentionned on alt.comp.freeware as the best choice for file management, even if it's a shareware but there is no difference between the trial version and the official version. TC available here : http://www.ghisler.com

    I NEVER use Explorer as this file manager LIES about the real folder content, for "security reasons". No one will prevent me from accessing my disks and see what's really going on and not the way MS wants me to view my disk (TIF folder, Recycle Bin, desktop.ini and index.dat files, and so on).
     
  8. Alex Ethridge

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    There are some good suggestions here and I have learned about some new programs that may be useful in the future; however, I do need a file manager that can open four windows, all the same size and all at once.

    Opening four copies of Windows Explorer works; but, it is unwieldy, time consuming and difficult to get them all exactly the same size and positioned on the screen so that all parts of all windows are fully visible

    PowerDesk is perfect but, has only two windows max. The programs with tabs give me many windows but, not all at once.

    In the days of DOS, there was a file manager called Tempest, developed by a company named Abacus. It gave me a choice of running it in two-window, three-window or four-window mode. But, they never made the transition to Windows at all.

    I sure miss it.

    For now, it looks like the best solution is to run two copies of PowerDesk and just size and arrange them to meet my needs each time. At least that way, I am working with sizing and arranging only two objects instead of three or four.
     
  9. RandyG

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    Alex - Did you take a look at Folderbox?? I think this might suit you.
     
  10. Alex Ethridge

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    Yes, I did; but, unless I'm mistaken, it does not do four windows all at once.
     
  11. RandyG

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    Sorry bout that, Alex.

    It has options for 5 tabs as well, but only the one extra window:(


    still, not bad for a freebie!;):D(y)
     
  12. JohnWill

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    How about 2xExplorer, it opens two windows, you can use two copies of it. :)
     
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    If you need four explorer windows open at the same time you are a prime candidate for dual monitors. It might seem like overkill, but dual monitors have many benefits.
     
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