The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 11.7
XYplorer is a tabbed file manager. It has an intuitive interface, yet a large amount of features that have been packed into it make this tool much more difficult to use than Windows Explorer, but at the same time, they make this application worth an extra effort.
Therefore, if you want to take advantage of all the useful features provided, you can study the excellent accompanying help file.
One adjective can describe its interface best: customizable. Most of the visual elements in it can be hidden, shown or minimized to adapt the working space to your likes and needs. There is a usual folder tree at one of the sides, whose nodes you can expand or fold to ease navigation. Perhaps you would like the Mini Tree, a way to have your tree show only those paths you have actually visited. It will help you manage your disk contents when the folder structure has become too large. The Dual Pane mode will let you open two folders side by side. Therefore, it will be much easier to compare or move contents from one folder to another. In addition, each of these panes can have tabs, which allows you to browse several locations at a time, the same way you open various web pages in a tabbed web browser.
This software also features a powerful search engine providing much more parameters than the standard Windows search. You can use three modes: Standard, Boolean and RegExp. In addition, it can find search strings using many conditions, such as Match Case, Whole Words, Fuzzy and Path. Moreover, you can find the desired elements according to size, date, attributes, tags and contents. It also lets you find duplicate files and decide what to do with them.
I especially liked the Report feature, which allows you to list the contents of a given path. It includes several options to show only the directory structure or all contents or to include subfolders as well. These reports can be easily exported to several data formats or sent to a pop-up window, the Clipboard, a file or just straight to a printer.
Perhaps one of the most powerful features built into this application is that it allows you to customize commands. This way, you can automate frequent tasks, which, in the long run, will pay back the additional effort.
In general, XYplorer is simply excellent, that's why it is difficult to find something its developer has forgotten to include. Moreover, the application is light and portable. Fortunately, a trial version is available to see if it really works for you.