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8 Best Extensions for Windows 10 File Explorer

If you use Windows as your primary OS, you might be knowing that File Explorer is the default option for managing files. This is one of the most used apps on Windows 10 as you open this to handle all types of files. When Windows 10 was announced, Microsoft had showcased improved file manager with better features and tools. But there are still areas for improvement in file manager. These improvements can be got using extensions for Windows 10 file explorer. So here is the list of extensions you can try on File Explorer to get best experience.

Extensions for Windows 10 File Explorer

Best Extensions for Windows 10 File Explorer:

1. QTTabBar:

When Microsoft announced Windows 10, it came with lots of new features and also improved File Explorer. But one of the feature which was still missing is the tabbed interface. You needed to open multiple File Explorer windows to manage files. But with QTTabBar, you get the tabbed interface in Windows 10 File Explorer. This is one of the must have extensions for File Explorer on Windows 10.

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Extensions for Windows 10 File Explorer

2. Tera Copy:

Copying large files from one drive to another or to another external drive is a pain since Windows will check the space required and this process will take a lot of time. Tera Copy is freeware utility to copy and move files easily. TeraCopy can completely replace the Explorer copy and move functions, enabling you to work with files as usual. During the process, TeraCopy shows detected errors, and allows you to fix the problem by recopying only the problematic files. This is another must have extension for File Explorer.

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3. FileMenu Tools:

The context menu or the right click menu is one of the most important aspects of File Explorer. Windows does not offer any additional options to customize it. FileMenu Tools is an application which lets you customize the context menu of Windows File Explorer. It brings in some built-in utilities that perform operations on files and folders. Using this tool, you can add additional options in the file menu or context menu of File explorer.

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4. File Converter:

As the name indicates, you can convert files from one format to another from the context menu of the file explorer. The interface is designed to be as light as possible to keep the application pleasant to use. It supports a variety of formats including audio, video, image, document etc.

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5. Icaros:

Icaros is a useful extension for thumbnails in file explorer. Icaros can provide Windows Explorer thumbnails, for essentially any video media format supported by FFmpeg, this includes popular filetypes such as: Mkv, Flv, Avi, Mp4, Mov, Rmvb, M2ts, Ogm etc. If you handle a lot of images and videos in your PC, then this is a must have extension for File explorer.

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Extensions for Windows 10 File Explorer

6. DropIt:

DropIt is very useful extension for organizing files. You can drop a group of different files and folders on the floating DropIt image and it sorts them to defined destination folders, compresses or extracts them, opens them with associated programs or performs other defined actions. You can define how to filter your files like name, file type, size, properties etc. This is good extension to organize files.

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Extensions for Windows 10 File Explorer

7. Listary:

If you want to make better search in File explorer, then Listary the extension to have. Listary is a search utility which lets you quickly find files on your Windows and then perform actions based on that. The app makes finding your files and launching applications blazing fast, for casual and power users alike. With a lightweight interface that doesn’t bog your system down and strain system resources, Listary puts Windows Explorer on steroids.

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8. File Meta:

Each file in Windows will have its own data called Meta data. This data includes when the file was created, date modified, size and other properties. Using the File Meta tools, you can modify and view the meta data for any file. You can also add meta data from the interface.

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These are the best and must have extensions for Windows 10 File Explorer.

Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. Blogging has been his passion for more than a decade now, he started with this blog in 2007. He can be contacted at nirmal@nirmaltv.com. You can find Nirmal on , and .

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