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XYplorer Pro Edition
Screenshot of XYplorer with Mini Tree, Tree Path Tracing, Diamond style Expansion Icons, Wide Tabs, Breadcrumb Bar, captionless thumbnails with size overlay, and visible sort headers.
Screenshot of XYplorer Pro v14.50
Developer(s) Donald Lessau
Initial release December 5, 1999; 17 years ago (1999-12-05)[1]
Stable release
17.50.0200[2] / January 31, 2017; 19 days ago (2017-01-31)
Development status Active
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Size 3.6 MB[2]
Available in 23 languages[3]
Type File Manager
License Trialware (30-day trial, Retail)
Website www.xyplorer.com
As of June 09, 2016
Developer(s) Donald Lessau
Initial release January 2, 2014; 3 years ago (2014-01-02)[4]
Stable release
17.40.0100[5] / November 26, 2016; 2 months ago (2016-11-26)
Development status Active
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Size 3.4 MB[5]
Available in 23 languages[3]
Type File Manager
License Freeware
Website www.xyplorer.com/free.php
As of June 09, 2016

XYplorer (pronounced X-Y-plorer or Zai-plorer,[6] formerly known as TrackerV3) is a file manager for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10. XYplorer is a hybrid file manager that combines features found in navigational and orthodox file managers. In addition to dual folder panes (since version 8), it features a file tree and a tabbed interface for folders that supports drag-and-drop between tabs and panes. The program is available in a fully featured trialware version as well as a feature limited freeware version.

A central feature is the hideable information panel at the bottom that can be used to view file properties and contents, generate reports, preview files (PNG, TIF, GIF, JPG, TGA, PSD, ICO; WAV, MP3, MPEG, AVI; TTF, PFB; HTML, EML, MSG, DOC, XLS, PDF, and many other formats) and find files. The search facility supports Boolean logic, regular expressions, whole word and fuzzy matching, binary string search, and multiple location search.

Some unique features are the Catalog, (which is a user created panel of links to files, folders, URLs, shortcuts, and similar entries), Scripting (which allows user to create stored sets of commands, similar to a macro), Mini Tree (a custom subset of the tree) and UDC (User Defined Commands, to create a limited set of customized commands). Other features includes advanced batch renaming capabilities, custom file copiers (supports file verifications, pause and resume, and course of action on file collisions), highly customizable color-coding for files (aka Color Filters. Allows color-coding of files based on one or more combinations of file types, dates, age, and size), and highly customizable visual filters allowing only certain files and folders to be displayed depending on the filter criteria. Also available is flat file viewing that allows parent folders to be seen in the same window.

XYplorer is constantly developed with regular beta releases. Most recently added features include Breadcrumb navigation, support for external copy handlers such as teracopy and fastcopy etc.

XYplorer is a portable (stand-alone) file manager. It does not require any installation, stores all data in the program's folder or a user defined folder, and running it does not change the system or registry unless by user request to set XYplorer as the default file manager or add to Windows context menu.

Historically, the application was first a search engine, and later grew into a more complete file manager.

XYplorer has been actively developed by Donald Lessau since 1997, originally dual-licensed as either freeware for non-commercial use or a professional license. It was later offered under a "Lifetime Professional License" that gives access to unlimited updates for life and a cheaper "Standard Professional License" that allows updates up to a certain version. A feature limited Home Edition has also been available for a lower price.[7]

The "XYplorer Lifetime License" was unavailable for 6 months starting January 28, 2013, but on popular demand it was made available again on July 23, 2013. Additionally, "XYplorer Standard Licence Pro" users can upgrade to lifetime licenses at a discount price.[8]

A feature-limited freeware version of XYplorer, XYplorerFree, was made available starting January 2nd, 2014.[4]

An older freeware version which was available from Nov 2007 to May 2008 is now obsolete for current operating systems.

Starting with version 12.00 (released January 2013), XYplorer became multilingual. In June 2016 it was available in 23 languages.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "TrackerV3 History Page". 1999. Archived from the original on March 6, 2001. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "XYplorer Download Page". 
  3. ^ a b c "XYplorer Language Files". May 18, 2016. Retrieved May 18, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "XYplorer v16.80 Release Notes". May 18, 2016. Retrieved May 18, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "XYplorerFree Download Page". 
  6. ^ "XYplorer Product Information". 
  7. ^ "Release notes for XYplorer v11.90". Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Upgrading from Standard to Lifetime". Retrieved 16 December 2014. 

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