This is a restricted version of the app "File Content Explorer", which only displays the content of folders with a maximum of five files and limits the display of Office files to 50 lines. The screenshots are from the unrestricted version, which is also available in the store. This app is a combination of a simple file manager and a file viewer with a practical preview function for all common file types. In addition to the overview, the file management functions also work in the detail view in order to ensure the most efficient file management possible. No installed programs are required to display the supported file types and all files can be viewed without risk, as no macros or scripts are executed. The use of separate programs for file operations and file viewing can be inefficient when managing a large number of files due to frequent program changes and the preview functions and thumbnails of Windows Explorer have several limitations in contrast to this app. Windows Explorer only shows the thumbnails and previews for harmless files and requires certain settings and installed programs for this. For example, Windows Explorer only shows Office files as a preview if they do not come from other computers, do not contain macros and a suitable Office program is installed, while thumbnails are only displayed for files that are already locally saved. This app, on the other hand, shows as much as possible of the content of all files of supported file types in the overview, so that not every single file has to be opened for a content display and the preview is displayed without delay. The overview consists of two halves in which all items of a selected folder are displayed and between which various file operations can be performed. Depending on the settings and the number of files, a flat view can be opened in one half via the context menu, in which all files of the subfolders are displayed instead of the folders. The files of unsupported file types are usually shown in the overview with their icon, while in the detail view, which can be opened with a double click or context menu, they are only displayed in hex format. In the detail view, supported file types can be switched between content display and hex format and each file can also be opened with the linked program, which is particularly useful for files of unsupported file types. The overview can also be filtered according to various criteria, and any number of filters can be created and saved. For file management, this app supports the file operations copy, mirror, delete and compare. When mirroring, only new and changed files are copied to the target folder, where unnecessary files can also be deleted. The integrated file viewer can display or play text files, image files, video files, audio files, Office files, PDF files, RTF files, ZIP files and folders. The filter criteria for each filter can be the content type, a search text or regular expression for the content of text files, four OR-related file patterns, a file size range, a date range and two OR-related folder patterns. The Office files of Word, PowerPoint and Excel are displayed and treated as plain text like text files. Text files can be compared line by line and filtered according to their content, with the occurrences being displayed in the detail view. Due to specific app restrictions, this app does not display files that have the System or Hidden file attribute set, and no folders that have the Hidden file attribute set. However, these file attributes are usually set only for various files or folders of Windows or some programs. In addition, these elements are not included in any file operations. The only exception is deleting a folder where corresponding items are deleted.
- Combination of a simple file manager and a file viewer
- Supported file operations: copy, mirror, delete, and compare
- Supported file formats: text files including text from Office files, image files, video files, audio files, PDF files, RTF files, ZIP files and folders
- Supported filter criteria: content type, text file search text, four file patterns, file size range, date range, and two folder patterns
- Possibility to display in HEX format in the detail view and in the comparison detail view
- Possibility to open with the linked program in the detail view and in the comparison detail view
Approximate size23.43 MB
InstallationGet this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.
Language supportedEnglish (United States)
Español (España, Alfabetización Internacional)