Software update: XYplorer 21.10

Version 21.10 XYplorer has been released. XYplorer is a file manager for Windows. It has tabs, an extensive search function and a versatile preview. The program is small and does not need to be installed to do its job. The user interface can be set up entirely to your own taste and there are various options for automating tasks that often occur. A standard license costs forty dollars. For that, the program can be used forever, but you will only get updates for a year. For double you will also receive the updates forever. The changelog for this release looks like this:

64-bit Preview.

Some file types, eg WebP graphic files (WEBP), SolidWorks files (SLDASM, SLDDRW, SLDPRT) or OpenOffice files (ODP, ODS, ODT), implement their preview not via preview handlers but via thumbnail providers. This has always been supported for 32-bit thumbnail providers. However, in some cases those thumbnail providers are only provided in the 64-bit flavor (eg SolidWorks). Those are supported now as well, so there are SolidWorks and many other previews now.

To make it work open Configuration | Preview | Previewed Formats and ensure that the Preview as Thumbnail category is ticked, and within it all the file types you are interested in. If a file type is missing you can add it by clicking the Add… button.

To enable 64-bit support make sure that at least one of these options is ticked:

  • Configuration | Other | Shell Integration | 64-bit Windows | Use 64-bit preview handlers for preview
  • Configuration | Other | Shell Integration | 64-bit Windows | Fall back to preview handlers of the other bitness

Quick Find Files.

The Quick Search dialog now offers a Quick Find Files mode where you can remote control the Find Files tab in the Info Panel (F12). That way you can quickly do a Find Files search without first opening that tab and without having it in the way of the search results listing.

An obvious use case would be to do a Quick Search (F3) while honoring all the settings on the Name and Location tab (Ignore diacritics, Whole words, Include subfolders), and also the Excluded folders.

To check or modify the Find Files settings open Info Panel (F12) / Find Files or simply press Ctrl+F in the main window (while the Quick Search dialog is not opened).

Compilation Soundtrack.

Compiled to the music of The Surfrajettes.

Version number 21.10
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019
Website XYplorer
File size 4.39MB
License type Paid