Explorer++ Portable Explorer

Explorer++ is a Free Portable Explorer that can be installed to an run directly from a USB device. The Windows Explorer clone features many additional enhancements such as multi tabbed browsing, thumb preview of images as they are selected, drag and drop support, file merging or splitting and more. Settings can be saved to a local config.xml file instead of the registry, making the application entirely portable.

Explorer++ Portable Explorer Tool

Portable Explorer++
Here the portable version of explorer ++ is shown browsing image files.

What is Explorer++?

Explorer++ is a free and open source file manager for Windows. It is designed to be a lightweight alternative to the default Windows File Explorer, providing users with additional features and customization options. Some of its key features are:

  • Tabbed Browsing: Supports tabbed browsing, allowing users to open multiple folders in a single window with tabs, similar to web browsers.
  • Customizable Interface: Users can customize the interface by changing the color schemes, fonts, and icon sizes to suit their preferences.
  • File Operations: Supports common file operations such as copy, move, delete, and rename. It also includes a file search feature.
  • Dual Pane View: The dual pane view allows users to view and manage two folders side by side, making it easier to copy or move files between them.
  • File Size and Date Filters: Users can filter files based on size and date, making it easier to locate specific files.
  • Portable Version: Offers a portable version, which means you can run it from a USB drive without the need for installation.
  • File Properties and Attributes: Users can view and modify file properties and attributes directly from the interface.
  • Integration with Windows: Integrates with the Windows context menu, making it accessible from the right-click menu.

The tool is well received for its speed, simplicity, and additional features that some users find lacking in the default Windows File Explorer.

Explorer++ Specifications

  • Authors Website: Project Page
  • Developer: Originally created by David Erceg
  • Release Date: First released in 2008
  • Supported OS: Windows
  • License: Freeware

How to install and run Explorer ++ Portably

  1. Download Explorer++ 32 or 64 bit zip archive.
  2. Extract the contents of the zip file to your USB device.
  3. Create a new file called config.xml within the explorer++ folder.
  4. Click Explorer++.exe to Launch the program.