A shame this app is no longer developed. I still use it with its rare bugs that I am used to.
PROS: very customizable, inc. all toolbars (except MenuBar). GUI can be customized to any layout, very versatile (default is 4 panes). I am using Navigation pane + tabbed files pane, on a small monitor-laptop w. Chrome skin. Portable: automatically remembers last session, particularly handy if I forget to connect USB-storage. Bookmarks: provide instant access to any folderfiledrives (incl. USB-storage) + custom-folders in bookmarks + bookmarks can be renamed + rearranged by dragging. Settings: table style, very well designed and easily accessible. Simplifies comparing multiple-folder contents and copying-moving between folders or drives. Customizable (local) hot keys (brilliant). Add new folder or file hotkeys. Very simple drive navigation. Suit users of all ages.
CONS:- Deleted folders and related files-tab remain visible (a bug) CE does not refresh itself up the folder tree. Renamed or new folders show false-positive alert (bug). "Version Manager" is no longer relevant, developer web-site is gone (not a deal stopper). Renaming drives results in a false-positive alertwarning (bug). "Show all foldersfiles" feature does not show system-files. Still requires WinExp. Forum is gone.
Don't give up on CE, once settings are mastered this is a v. smooth experience.
I use it on all my desktops, old versions were a little buggy, but not now. Just one regret : I'd like to have more than one line for the tabs !
... it's a little buggy still. Intermittent (recoverable) freeze-ups for me on both XP-pro and Win7 machines. Hope they can get the bugs worked out because I simply love the layout of this manager!
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