When comparing Q-Dir (the Quad Explorer) vs Clover, the Slant community recommends Q-Dir (the Quad Explorer) for most people. In the question“What are the best file managers for Windows?” Q-Dir (the Quad Explorer) is ranked 2nd while Clover is ranked 20th.
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Pro You can view 4 windows simultaneously
Pro You can use tabs in every window
Pro Does not use a lot of RAM
Q-dir with 4 windows and with 4 tabs in every window uses only 39mb of RAM on Win10x64.
Pro Highly manageable multiple windows
Every window can be separately customized. You can choose between different views from 1 to 4 windows, and every window can have multiple tabs!
Pro Q-Dir allows you to save folder combinations as a favourite to open any time
Up to 64 folder combinations can be saved in a favorite, since each of the four windows is equipped with tabs (ie 4 x 16 tabs 4 x Tree View plus 4 x Address Bar).
Pro Very customizable
Pro Vanilla Explorer with added option of Tabs in single window and bookmarking
Pro It looks very good
Con Sometimes may have bugs
Con No search
Con Malware/Adware in new versions
Con Rare bug which loop open new tab,
need to force close the apps with task manager
Con All instructions are in Chinese
It's really difficult to follow the installation wizard if you don't understand Mandarin.
Con Unsuccessful installation can corrupt original file explorer
That force you too lool for additional file manager and repair original files.