Windows Utilities for Power-Users
File-Ex Pictorial Tour
What does File-Ex do?
Ok, so what does that mean?...
Here is the standard File Open dialog:
With File-Ex, it will look like this:
Actually, it can be as large as you want (we used a small setting here just to fit most browsers).Did you notice some extra stuff at the bottom?
What does the extra stuff do?
First of all, there's a row of file management buttons, which are really simple to
(Note: These buttons are optional, in case you prefer the right-mouse-click method of file
Next, there's the file information line. This gives you the file details at a glance.
If no file is selected, it shows the complete path of the current folder and the free disk space.
Finally, there's the Recent Files and Recent Folders lists, and the Favorite Files and Folders lists.
Just click on the 'Recent Files' list arrow button and a list with up to
These are just the files used for the current application!
Below that, though, will be the last 100 files used by ANY application.
Just click on the file you want from the list, and it will automatically be
The Recent Folders list works the same way, so you can easily get back to any
Likewise, you can click on a 'Favorites' list arrow button to get to files/folders
File-Ex also adds long file name support to old applications!
Do you have some old 16-bit applications that you haven't upgraded yet?
You can tell File-Ex to use long file names for any 16-bit application, and the application won't even know the difference. That means you can see the long names in its Open and Save dialogs, and can even create files with long file names, and the application works fine because File-Ex gives it the short-name equivalent.
What if the application doesn't use the standard dialog to begin with?
No problem! File-Ex can learn to recognize nearly any application's dialog, and either replace it with the new File-Ex dialog, or simply add a File-Ex button to it so the File-Ex functions are easily accessible.
Still not sure why you would need File-Ex?
Here are some more examples of its usefulness:
A few more tidbits:
OK, are you ready to try it?
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"...And another time: [File-Ex] is really a great tool!"
-- M. Erdner, Germany
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