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File Explorer replacements

2020-: Files

https://github.com/files-community/Files

Building the best file explorer app for Windows alongside the community

Started as Files UWP (Universal Windows Platform), afterwards simplified to the minimal Files name.

See Win10OverrideWinE for linking this app to the Win+E keyboard shortcut.

2014-2019: Immersive Explorer

site: https://www.immersive-explorer.com/

A modern file explorer for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7

Pros

tick touch experience
tick speed!
tick color coding: green for Excel files, blue for Word files, …
tick click file = open; select file + click open button = open with…

Cons

cross file selection in touch mode? (mouse: click = open, right-click = select)
cross clone file or directory: now you can copy and "paste in another location" - if you want to create a copy/clone in the same location, this is not possible
cross keyboard shortcuts from Explorer missing: F2 (rename), etc.
cross color coding: folders should be yellow (or custom color?)
cross can't open multiple files at the same time: if you select e.g. 7 Excel files, and press Enter, only one is opened :
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