Windows Utilities for Power-Users
File-Ex Pictorial Tour
So, what is this File-Ex thing, anyway?
Ok, so what does that mean?...
Here is the standard Windows Open dialog:
(Some programs use a grey version.)
With File-Ex, it will look like this:
Besides showing more files and looking more modern with the grey background and narrow font (optional), you'll notice some extra stuff at the bottom:
First of all, there's a row of file management buttons, which are really simple to
use. Just click on the file you want to do something with, and then click the 'action'
button. File-Ex will guide you through the rest with simple prompts.
(The "File-Ex" button takes you to Configuration and Help for File-Ex.)
Next, there's the file information line. This gives you the file details at a glance.
Finally, there's the Recent and Favorite Files and Directories lists.
Just click on the 'Recent Files' list arrow button and a list of the last 25 files will drop down, in order with the most recent at the top.
These are just the files used for the current application!
Below that, though, will be the last 25 files used by ANY
application -- very handy if you process files with multiple applications (for example,
save a spreadsheet in Excel and then import it into Word).
Just click on the file you want from the list, and it will automatically be selected
and ready to open (or save), and even the directory is automatically changed for you.
The Recent Directories list works the same way, so you can easily get back to any of your most-used directories for the current application or all applications.
Likewise, you can click on a 'Favorites' list arrow button to get to files/directories you select as you favorite for each application -- up to 100 each!
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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