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    Microsoft File Manager open sourced, now on GitHub

    Arrived with Windows 3.0, and last seen in Windows ME, you can now compile for Win 10.
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    Re: Microsoft File Manager open sourced, now on GitHub

    Directory Opus was awesome... but see no real need to pay for something that is perfectly adequate
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Microsoft File Manager open sourced, now on GitHub

    It's got nothing on Xtree Gold.

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    Re: Microsoft File Manager open sourced, now on GitHub

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    It's got nothing on Xtree Gold.
    Xtree Gold didn't sale very well as it was Dos app and XTree for Windows was released product dropped many of the features and in end it die 3 years later when Windows 95 come out
    When are going to open source Windows 3.0 that what I like to know
    Last edited by SHSPVR; 09-04-2018 at 07:02 PM.

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    Re: Microsoft File Manager open sourced, now on GitHub

    Directory Opus still is awesome, and I personally guarantee (not really) that anyone who downloads the trial will end up buying it.

    The Light version (perfectly fine for most) was available for a couple of pounds in a Humble Bundle a year or so back.

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    Re: Microsoft File Manager open sourced, now on GitHub

    Genuine question: What's the actual point in this other than nostalgia?

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    Re: Microsoft File Manager open sourced, now on GitHub

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Genuine question: What's the actual point in this other than nostalgia?
    Absolutely, it's not like they open sourced something important like Solitaire or Minesweeper.

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    Re: Microsoft File Manager open sourced, now on GitHub

    Good to see a mention of Directory Opus. I can't say I use it, but I'm really pleased they're still going

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    Re: Microsoft File Manager open sourced, now on GitHub

    Just seeing that screen shot took me back a bit. lol. Only addition that I have and find very useful at times compared to the native explorer in my Win7 ( Sorry , don't want that Win10 garbage on any of my PC's ) is a free little program called " QDir ". This is a four pane viewer with great control and has been a blessing when shuffling files between different partitions , drives and external drives, love it.

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    Re: Microsoft File Manager open sourced, now on GitHub

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Genuine question: What's the actual point in this other than nostalgia?
    It's a great method of learning for developers! Nothing beats having actual decent source code to trawl through. Far better than attempting to follow any kind of tutorial.

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    Re: Microsoft File Manager open sourced, now on GitHub

    Another Directory Opus user here, since the original Amiga version no less.

    File Managers are great when you copy/move a lot of files regularly.
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    Re: Microsoft File Manager open sourced, now on GitHub

    I still call it File Manager, since so many people get confused between Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer...

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    Re: Microsoft File Manager open sourced, now on GitHub

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