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Version number:

- Renaming required by Microsoft. Renamed from "My Explorer" to "My Explorer - File Manager" - Updated about section to include developer's contact information


  • Browse your computer, network locations, removable devices, homegroup computers and media server devices
  • Manage favorites and recent groups
  • Manage your files and folders (cut, copy, paste, move to, copy to, rename, recycle and delete)
  • Snap the app to the side to use it as a fast file opener/switcher
  • Pin folders to Start for fast and direct access to selected folders
  • Use the share option to interact with other apps (i.e. e-mail attachment)
  • Customize the look and feel of the app

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5 stars out of 5
· 7/13/2016
The best and simple

Simply 5 star ! Thanks for helping me manage my book for my study :D

1 stars out of 5
· 7/13/2016
Only shows favorites

Only saw My Music, My Docs, etc. Couldn't get a view of desktop or C:\ and don't have the time to waste to try and find it or configure it. Sorry but no thanks.

1 stars out of 5
· 1/31/2016
Not for tablets

Absolutely no scaling on tablet. The app is limited to a single column in the middle third of the screen, with empty areas on left or right. Also no SD card support.

4 stars out of 5
· 1/7/2016
could be better

would be great if basic commands like delete or ctrl+c would work in it, but its pretty good as it is

5 stars out of 5
· 8/8/2015
Must have for windows 8!!!!

Seriously an amazing app for win 8!!!!! The file browsing experience in my win 8 tablet just got soo much better! I have one small suggestion, could you please add the option to disable the file explorer from switching the default yellow folder icons with icons of files inside the folder? it sometimes hogs the app when there are too many folders. Also, if you have the time, would it be possible to add the option of making the folder icons larger/smaller? Thank you so much for this app it is seriously the best app there is for win 8!

5 stars out of 5
· 8/6/2015

I love this app. To get the best experience, you have to tag the folders you most use as "favorite". Then, every time you open the app, it goes right there where you want. After using a couple of others in the store, this one is way faster and takes full advantage of the metro experience. Highly recommended

2 stars out of 5
· 5/28/2015
Great Interface, but crashes and has other issues

Well, I really like the Modern interface, and there is a lot to like about this program, but it has serious issues. About half the time when I open a pictures folder it crashes and exits the program. And it is not consistant on which folders cause a crash. Sometimes the same folder causes a crash and sometimes not. Very dissapointing. Also, it won't open some file extensions (e.g. "PRG"). These are extensions registered with Windows which open fine from the stock File Explorer. I get the message, "Error: Open, File Launch Failed." This program has promise, but it is not ready for use yet. Since there is no record of the dates of the updates in the changelog of this program, I don't know how often it is updated, so I am hesitant to continue using it. Also, there seems to be no way to contact the author for support or to report issues. I am running Win 8.1, 64bit, on a fairly new HP touchscreen laptop.

4 stars out of 5
· 3/1/2015
Good app

Nice app. Simple and easy to use. One improvement could be when a file is selected, like a video or picture, I would prefer to see it open in full screen and not see "My Explorer" still taking up part of the screen space. Continually having to swipe it out of the way is a nuisance.

4 stars out of 5
· 10/14/2014
Good for Organizing Files For Quick Presentation

One thing that makes Windows 8 "not as good" as the ipad as an instant-access tool for business users is the fact Windows 8 is constantly trying to satisfy dual roles - the role of a desktop OS (input via mouse & keyboard) and the role of a touch device (input via finger). Windows desperately needed something like My Explorer for people who use 2-in-1 laptops or Windows tablets needing instant access to folders and files while in touch mode. I am an outside sales person. Most of the time I sit at my desk using my Lenovo Yoga as a "normal" computer. But when thrust in front of a customer, or similar impromptu situation demanding instant access to sales brochures and similar documents, I always struggled changing to tablet-mode quickly and not reliant on the mouse. This is where the ipad shines, and a big reason it has taken off in the business world. This app - My Explorer - bridges that gap. I am now every bit as fast as on the ipad, with all the power of a real computer. Thanks!

1 stars out of 5
· 2/4/2014
Can't find anything

It only lets me see my Skydrive, music, pictures, and video folders. When I try to add a favorite and pick from this PC it says there are no files or folders in this view. Very limiting. I can't even find the Documents folder. This app is being uninstalled.