A tool every Windows user uses every day without thinking twice is Windows Explorer. Windows Explorer allows you to do everything from browsing to organizing and searching for files. One thing you may not have considered when using this tool is that you can user other file manager applications as well. One such tool is xplorer2.

xplorer2 offers many features you may be interested in, but here are a few I noticed:

  • Tabbed dual-pane interface
  • Instant preview of files (this feature is included with Vista, but not in XP)
  • Compare and synchronize folders
  • Discover and cleanup duplicate files
  • Robust file transfers

There is free version available (lite) as well as a full version (pro) which offers lots more features.

If you are looking for an alternate to Window Explorer’s file management, this is a great tool to take a look at.