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Chapter 5. Windows Explorer Annoyances

Chapter 5. Windows Explorer Annoyances

If you've ever buried a file in the Tomb of the Unknown Folder and then gone on an hour-long treasure hunt to find it, you know what it's like to be annoyed with Windows Explorer. A huge 200 GB drive is terrific while you're happily saving files, but a nightmare when you have to find them again. It's like buying a 47-room castle: a dream come true, until you can't remember where you left your eyeglasses.

With over 100,000 files and folders on my system, I've developed lots of workarounds for many of Explorer's annoyances. I'll also tell you about a handful of free file management utilities and two terrific alternatives to using Windows Explorer at all.


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