When comparing Clover vs Multi Commander, the Slant community recommends Multi Commander for most people. In the question“What are the best free file managers for Microsoft Windows?” Multi Commander is ranked 4th while Clover is ranked 7th.
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Pro Adds Chrome-esque tabs to Windows Explorer
Pro Lots of themes from Chrome
Pro Separate tree for each panel
Pro File coloring based on filters
Including optional background coloring.
Limitation of this pro: text and background color cannot be taken from 2 different filters and thus combined but on the positive side: it provides coloring profiles, which can be switched (supposedly easily).
Pro Both 32 bit and 64 bit versions available
Pro Full of features
A hundred different options: multi-rename, convert line break of files (CR, LF, CRLF), double panel, folder tree, tabbed interface, colourized tabs, etc.
Pro Portable version available
Pro Heavily customizable
Besides many customizable on-board options and features, one can also write his/her own scripts and even full plug-ins.
Pro Written in C++
The program launches fast.
Pro Support for FTP, Registry, and OneDrive
Pro Powerful scripting system
You can easily write powerful scripts even without knowledge of programming.
Con Screen scaling issues with 4K displays
It's not recommended to be used on computers with a 4K display as it will cause many scaling problems even in other applications.
Con Bugs and no support
While it's overall performance is good, the tool overrides Windows Explorer by force which can result in bugs, crashes and screen freezes that can only be solved by stopping the task. Sometimes it crashes the explorer all together which can leave you without access to the windows toolbar.
Con VirusTotal finds adware and possible viruses
More than 40 online antivirus/anti malware scanners reports issues. Do try it your self if you think this is a competitor trying to give Clover a bad rep. I used it before, but now I've abandoned it. Especially because the installation etc. are in Chinese so you don-t stand a chance to know what you're doing.
Con Installing and uninstalling is in Chinese
Con Win 10 Quick access bar break
It breaks the win 10 quick access bar, options stop working.