Q-Dir is a free option to make managing your files and folders easy by allowing you to quickly regulate your hard disks, network folders, USB-drives, floppy disks, and other storage devices. There is no need for it to be installed and can be executed efficiently from the desktop and can be carried on a small USB-stick or other memory devices.
If your Chromebook supports the installation of Android apps, then I encourage you take a look at (download and install) the Android app “Cx File Explorer”. The built-in file explorer (or file manager) in the Chrome OS has a lot to be desired; especially, when connecting to drives you have in the cloud (such as Google Drive, One Drive, Box and Dropbox) or when trying to connect to your network shares on your home network. I featured “Cx File Explorer” in another blog post (click here) and one of the things I wanted to experiment was to see how it performed on a Chromebook. Well, long story short… It is awesome. There is one thing you will need to do if you have an SD card installed in your Chromebook. In order for Cx File Explorer to see the SD card, go into the setting and toggle on, “Show system storage”. Once you do that, you can access the files on your SD card through the system files. In my case, once I toggled “on” the “Show system storage” setting, rebooted the Chromebook, the SD card showed up in Cx File Explorer’s home screen.
What I found with Cx File Explorer is that it works just as well as on my Chromebook as my Android smartphone. Definitely is a nicer file manager than what is built into the Chrome OS to the point that moving files around, etc… is much more easier and makes more sense.Tech News for you
Being a tech guy, having a good file manager (or file explorer) is a must. On our Android phones, the baked-in file managers they ship with the phones are rudimentary and in my opinion horrible. Then there are the third-party file managers that are a great step above, but what I have found is that many of these file managers (some good and some not so good) have become bloated to the point that they can leave a pretty big footprint on your device (and are not easy to navigate). So, I went on the hunt again in the Google Play Store and came across a file manager called “Cx File Explorer”. I almost overlooked it and I am glad I did not.Continue reading “A “killer app” file manager for your Android phone…”
The older version of MultiCommander can be downloaded from the developer’s home page; but, if you want the more updated version for Windows 10, go to the “Windows Store” on your computer and search for “MultiCommander SE (Store Edition)”. In my testing here at “Tech News for You”, this file manager is a keeper and will serve you well as a replacement to the built-in file manager that ships with Windows 10…
Source: Go to the Windows Store on your computer and search for MultiCommander SE (Store Edition)
Developer’s Web Site (for older versions): Multicommander.com
Here at “Tech News for You” I am always moving files around and the Windows 10 file manager just doesn’t cut it… To serve my file management purposes I have been using “Altap Salamander” (which is now FREE).
Altap Salamander is a fast and reliable two-panel file manager for Windows. It has an intuitive interface, offers viewers for all popular file formats as well as support for common archives, and has built-in FTP and SFTP clients.
Thanks to the merge Altap with Fine company now free of charge.
Source: Altap Salamander
Source: Portable Apps – Q-Dir Portable
Unlike the regular Windows Explorer, it displays the total size of each folder and allows you to browse multiple folders from a tabbed interface.