You may have heard the news that windows 10 "supports long paths" (total length >=260 letters) but that doesn't include the shell or windows explorer. In the interest of people that prefer long descriptive folder names, and after lots of low level work, xplorer² now supports paths with lengths of up to 32768 letters. That should cover the most verbose file organization cabinet!
Most of the file operations work just like in normal folders, but since the shell is still agnostic, there are a few limitations:
Another useful addition is Edit > Export CSV menu command (if using the ribbon try the command finder for "CSV"). This creates a comma separated text file out of the contents of the current folder pane just as it appears to you. You can open CSV files with MS Excel for further processing. This simplifies the manual text export procedure that was the only way to print folder contents.
WCX packer plugin support
Another big feature added for the ultimate edition is WCX support. You may remember some time ago xplorer² learnt to integrate with Total Commander WLX and WDX (preview and property) plugins. WCX is the last class of plugins that was missing. With them you can browse into many kind of archives in the same way xplorer² enters into zipfolders. For example getting Total7zip will allow you to browse into all archives understood by 7-zip, e.g. 7z, RAR, GZ and more. Using the new Enter archive menu command you can also browse into pseudo-ZIP formats like JAR, APPX, DOCX and the like.
Why would you want xplorer² to enter compressed archives? Because with xplorer² you can do all sorts of things that a dedicated archive program will not, like search for files, preview thumbnails, compare with "real" folders etc.
The easy way to manage all total commander plugins is to download the updated plugin manager (100 KB). Note that for WCX plugins you must declare the list of supported archive extensions as a comma separated list, e.g. 7z,rar,gzip. Please consult the documentation of each plugin for the types supported (defaultextension).
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