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SurF - unique Explorer replacement

Notes from ClifNotes, Feb 2008, permalink File Management


SurF offers some unique features along with the standard features that Window Explorer offers. I really enjoyed playing with the tree tabs as shown below in the screenshot. The built in image view is an improvement over the thumbnails view in Explorer, but I think the best feature is the built in file search which is much faster than Windows Search.


SurF is offered with an installer or as a zipped archive. The only downfall I see is that it required the .NET Framework 2.0 or better to run. If the dependence on .NET wasn't there, this would make an excellent portable app.


Quote from the website

SurF is a free Windows file manager featuring:


• Tree organized tabs.

• QuickPath (typing csys32 locates c:\windows\system32 directory).

• Realtime highlighting for just created and modified files.

• NTFS compression, links and alternate data streams support.

• Comfortable keyboard navigation.