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Windows File Explorer Portable Launcher [Test 1]

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Patrick Patience
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Windows File Explorer Portable Launcher [Test 1]

Windows File Explorer Portable-Read the FULL POST to make sure you get everything you need.

Windows File Explorer is a regular file explorer, like Windows Explorer, but with many more options such as two panels, file previews, and more. The application is also free, but not open-source. I decided to make a launcher for it anyways because it my personal opinion, it's a fairly decent file browser.

Since freeware apps are not allowed here currently, I have only made a launcher for Windows File Explorer. You will have to download and install the actual application yourself with a mirror I will provide.

Download Windows File Explorer Portable Launcher

And then...

Download Windows File Explorer

Install it to WindowsFileExplorerPortable\App.

Now run the executable (WindowsFileExplorerPortable.exe) and it should work.

Note: I have been informed that on first run, this will erase your current settings for local install of this program, but from then on, your settings will stay separate for both, I am looking into it.

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I think xplorer2lite is a

I think xplorer2lite is a more mature and stable product. Also free.
You can find it here xplorer2lite
And packaged with a launcher here xplorer2 lite portable
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I know that.

I know you've packaged that one with a launcher, and if you check out Windows File Explorer, it's got almost all the same features as xplorer2 lite, as well, I don't like File Explorers like xplorer2 and ExplorerXP that mimic the Windows Explorer icons, I do know Windows File Explorer uses a couple of the Windows icons too, but the forward and back icons are more tango like.

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2 things.

The first is a small problem. The launcher looks for WindowsFileExplorerPortable\App\WindowsFileExplorer. Windows File Explorer installs to a file called Windows File Explorer. You need to have the spaces in there.

The second isn't too important, but should be addressed. The first time I used the launcher, it erased my existing settings on my local Windows File Explorer. Once both the portable and installed versions had settings set, this wasn't a problem, but it was annoying that first time.

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Oh really.

Hmm, I'll check into number two right now, as for number one, I realized that today, and I've made a seperate package so you don't have create a start menu folder either.

Edit: I think it erases the settings because it's told to backup the original, and put in the portable settings, but since there's no portable settings on first run, it decides to just erase the settings and start fresh, for now, I will re-upload it a little later with default settings included, and then try to figure out a fix.

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