Geek Squeak (#109): Q-Dir File Manager

Q-Dir File Manager is worthy of Geek Squeak #109 for its’ continued development cycle that is making this multi-panel file manager one of the best out there. If you are looking for a Windows Explorer replacement that requires no installation, then Q-Dir is the one to go with.


The ability to understand and manage your files and folders on your computer is something that everyone should learn to do. It not only makes you more computer literate; it gives you the confidence in knowing just what files you are saving and where. Microsoft, in its’ infinite wisdom, actually takes into account that most people do not have a clue about file management and have tried to make it easy by making default folders (such as My Document, Pictures, Videos, etc…) that will prompt the user to save their files to.

Once you have learned to manage files and folders you will find yourself using the Windows Explorer interface on a more frequent basis; then you then start wondering is there a better way.  There are numerous file management utilities available that I have personally tested, but I keep going back to Q-Dir .


Favorites: – Quick access to most often used folders.

Drag&Drop: – Move files by dragging in Q-views, and other programs such as MS Explorer.

Clipboard: – Copy/ Paste between the Q-Dir directory views, and other programs such as MS Explorer.

Folder-Type: – ZIP-, FTP-,cabinet-,network-, system – folders, shortcuts …

Views: – Large icons, tiles, list, detail, thumbnail (Vista: extra large symbols) .

Export: – to XLS, CSV, TXT, HTML.

Popup Menus: – Desktop, My Computer.

Screen magnifier: – anything on the screen can be enlarged.

Color Filter: – Different colors for different item types (e.g. *.log;*.txt).

Highlight-Filter: – Effective way for fast items highlighting.

File-Filter: – Allows for quick and easy filtering of the items.

Columns: – All columns support, and save function .

Quick-Link´s: – For fast folder access.

Folder-Select: – Fast & flexible folder selection address-bar/ desktop menu/ my-computer menu/…

Multi-INI: – Several INI files for Q-Dir.

Tree-View: – Simple and quadruple.

Preview: – Allows a quick preview.Portable: – from 2.77 is Q-Dir portable.


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