A modern file manager that pushes the boundaries of the platform. (by files-community)

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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 2021-10-10.
  • Fluent Properties Panel within Windows 11
    This is the real answer. has already done more than windows explorer ever could.
  • Need software recommendation for tagging files (windows 10) | 2021-10-11
    You can consider Files or Tabbles.
  • I am looking for an alternative file explorer for Windows 10 | 2021-10-10
  • How to organize the computer files?
    A friend of mine knows more about this than I do, but I remember he uses a windows app called files which is basically a file explorer but with more features, I looked it up and it is easy to find in the windows store, here link:
  • I thought Windows 11 was all about making things easier smh, like why is this even a thing! | 2021-10-06
    Also, check out Files UWP, the app has a context menu that includes the legacy options while still being performant, fresh looking and easy to use. Just to prove that Microsoft likely could've done something similar ->
  • I still can't believe that it wasn't Microsoft that made this piece of art (Files v2 now available on Store) | 2021-10-06
    Go to and read the docs section | 2021-10-06
  • Announcing General Availability of Files v2 | 2021-10-05
    Yes, Files is open source. | 2021-10-04
    We love community feedback, please feel free to ask questions, report bugs, and make suggestions. Also make sure to check out our discord server, twitter, website, and GitHub repository.
  • Files - is a must-have file manager app for Windows 10/11 | 2021-10-04
  • Very new user who just merged a pdf, I'm in love | 2021-09-29
  • Windows 11 requires more clicks to do the same task that Windows 10 can do | 2021-09-25
    Might add Files to the list
  • what's your take on W11's consistency? disappointed or not? | 2021-09-21
    Files has over 125 contributors with more than a dozen of them having committed over 1000 lines of code.
  • This is everything we've wanted from File Explorer and it's finally here thanks to Files v2 | 2021-08-30
    Some more additional info:
  • Is Clover 3.5.4 safe? | 2021-08-25
    You can also download it from here:


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