When comparing QTTabBar vs Winfile, the Slant community recommends QTTabBar for most people. In the question“What are the best file managers for Windows?” QTTabBar is ranked 9th while Winfile is ranked 26th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Allows you to simply add tabs to File Explorer which suit the design
Pro Middle click/Ctrl+click to open new tab
Pro Plugin support
The program can be enhanced further by plugins for a variety of purposes.
Pro Good drag and drop options
Pro Preview popup buttons
Pro Ctrl+arrow keys for navigation between different tabs
Pro Ctrl+tab to go from tab to tab
Pro Open source
Now open source and receives occasional updates and fixes.
Pro It's really simple
Winfile dates back to a time when you had to fit your software on a floppy disk. As such, it isn't weighed down by as much of things like scripting malarkey.
Con Possibly abandoned project
Not updated since 2019-3-24. No response from developer. Is the project dead?
Con Options menu almost unusable on some high resolution displays
Options menu almost unusable on some high resolution displays, for example Surface Pro 4 2736X1824 and 225% magnification (scaling issues). Interestingly, works ok on external display 3840X2160 with 150% magnification.
Con It has the fresh look of a 30 year old program
Because it is. But some might actually like it for that, unless you really can't deal with the small icons and lack of icons to define things.