WSL VS Files

Compare WSL vs Files and see what are their differences.


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WSL Files
24 171
1,622 26,548
1.4% 1.9%
7.4 9.1
9 days ago 7 days ago
PowerShell C#
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
The number of mentions indicates the total number of mentions that we've tracked plus the number of user suggested alternatives.
Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.


Posts with mentions or reviews of WSL. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-13.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Files. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-02-14.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing WSL and Files you can also consider the following projects:

NanaZip - The 7-Zip derivative intended for the modern Windows experience

Chocolatey - Chocolatey - the package manager for Windows

qttabbar - Qttabbar is a small tool that allows you to use tab multi label function in Windows Explorer.

PersistentWindows - fork of with windows 10 update

winfetch - 🛠 A command-line system information utility written in PowerShell. Like Neofetch, but for Windows.

ThisIsWin11 - The real PowerToys for Windows 11

vscode-vibrancy - Enable Acrylic/Glass effect for your VS Code.

MicaForEveryone - Mica For Everyone is a tool to enable backdrop effects on the title bars of Win32 apps on Windows 11.

oh-my-posh - A blazing fast cross platform/shell prompt renderer

ExplorerPatcher - This project aims to enhance the working environment on Windows

PCem-ROMs - This is a collection of requiered ROMs files for PCem emulator. RIP PCem 2021

SylphyHorn - Virtual Desktop Tools for Windows 10.