explorer.exe replacement?

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  1. Prime
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    Anyone know of any good explorer.exe replacements?
     
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    p1ngpong Unamused frog

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    Why would you want a replacement?
     
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    I guess because of

    "There was an error with explorer.exe and it must be closed
    Send us raport of what are you pirating and what are you doing right now"
     
  4. Prime
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    No. Just no
     
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    It keeps crashing then? Im not sure that there are any replacements for explorer.exe, none that I would trust anyway.

    One time when my explorer.exe corrupted because of a virus I just got another one from another laptop and replaced the corrupted one with it.

    It worked fine and I managed to get all my data off before reformatting.

    edit: lol thought the other guy was you replying, sorry
     
  6. Prime
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    *sighs*

    There are replacements. it has came to me that you lot don't customize your OS and stick with the shitty defult stuff which makes your os unbearable
     
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    Yeah just googled it, didnt realise there was so many, need to try them out now!

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    @skawo96: start, run, services.msc, right click "Error reporting service", properties, general tab, "startup type: Disabled". As normal from then on.

    Back on topic there are two categories. Shell replacements running on top of explorer often using explorer as a backend or file browser and actual replacements.
    They are also used for two main reasons: actual customisation and locking down a machine.

    Actual replacements are usually paid software while things that look fancy are free, I will mention that there are a lot of extensions to explorer and tweaking software/options that can replicate most if not all of the features.

    Then there are two types expansions on the explorer concept and actual changes.

    Starting
    xoblite:
    http://xoblite.net/
    Takes a bit of getting used to and customisation but worth it.
    Old post but worth a look:
    http://www.skrud.net/articles/2005/11/23/i...ve-its-windows/

    bblean
    Similar to xoblite in my opinion:
    http://bb4win.sourceforge.net/bblean/

    xyplorer:
    http://www.xyplorer.com/
    Not used it myself but friends have. Paid software.

    emerge
    http://emergedesktop.org/
    A few people have pointed me this way.

    litestep has about 20 differing versions/clones and none have proven to be worth my time yet, others quite like them so do what you will.
    http://www.lsdev.org/doku.php

    For the record most of these are fallback and for when I am doing risky stuff without a throwaway wine or virtual machine or want to fix stuff without rebooting. A heavily customised version with a few extras is what I usually use, consult this thread for more on that:
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=71377