Solved Need replacement programs for windows 7

Toshiba / Satellite a100
February 27, 2016 at 09:39:25
Specs: Windows XP, x86 1995 MHz
What would be a good replacement program for windows explorer in Windows 7? especially one that has a ready access bar and icons like how it was the case in Win Explorer in XP.
Also what is a good way to resize pictures in the same OS? In XP there was an add on program as a part of power toys for windows but that resizer doesnt work with Win7.

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#1
February 27, 2016 at 10:02:23
Other regulars will post more helpfull tips, I suggest (both free)

- Firefox as internet browser
- Irfanview for pictures editing

I use them to replace IE8, no more supported, and MS Photo Editor, for HD photos, in XP and Win 7.


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#2
February 27, 2016 at 11:43:50
Yes but I asked about Windows explorer replacement not IE. Irfan is a photo editor which is not only resizer.

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#3
February 27, 2016 at 14:43:24
✔ Best Answer
I use this because it has an option to turn off automatic sorting:
http://zabkat.com/x2lite.htm
Not sure whether it will suit your other needs tho.

IrfanView is not an add-in but it does do a good job of picture resizing.

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#4
February 27, 2016 at 19:34:07
Here's an image resizer clone for Win7: https://imageresizer.codeplex.com/

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#5
February 28, 2016 at 06:56:26
Gentleman: one that has a ready access bar and icons like how it was the case in Win Explorer in XP.
Not sure what you're talking about here. Can you elaborate?

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#6
February 28, 2016 at 07:03:22
The bar on top of explorer just under the menues which has icons for Copy, Move, paste etc. The xplorer2 suggested by Derek above seems to be quite good. I am testing it now.

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#7
February 28, 2016 at 07:32:01
Did you try enabling the menu bar? Organize > Layout > Menu Bar. If that's not good enough, you can customize or use the script:

How to Customize Command Bar in Windows 7 Explorer

Ready-Made Registry Script


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#8
February 28, 2016 at 21:58:29
The menu bar just displays the menus not the commands.

That tutorial about customizing command bar in win 7 was good but ironically there was no way to add the two most important commands to me; "Copy to" and "Move to". It looks like Win 7 has abandoned those commands all together.

By the way, my internet access was interrupted after installing the image resizer suggested by riider. I am investigating the matter now. Are there any known issues here?


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#9
February 29, 2016 at 06:10:09
"The menu bar just displays the menus not the commands"
There is a rather convoluted registry fix to restore those commands but it seems they rely on the right click per file in the context menu instead.

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#10
February 29, 2016 at 11:44:28
The "Copy To" and "Move to" are under Edit.

As an alternative, you can use Ctrl-C and Ctrl-X


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#11
February 29, 2016 at 13:41:09
Yeah, I use those keys all the time - way faster once you get used to them. Also file selections using Ctrl, Shift, and Ctrl A.

Err... In the last part of #9 I was kinda assuming Win7 was like the Win10 I'm using - seems not.

I have sympathy with the poster though. It seems the only thing that matters on computers nowadays is to deliberately hide away any tools at all costs. It's as if they were going to jump out and grab you by the throat, or that making practical features visible is now deemed terribly old fashioned. "Feel the glitz" as I would put it! XP was the last of the truly practical operating systems IMO.

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