When comparing Q-Dir (the Quad Explorer) vs FileVoyager, 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 FileVoyager is ranked 15th.
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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 A lot of out-of-the-box features
FileVoyager offers a (nearly) universal file viewer, a (nearly) universal archive format support (integrated 7-zip), a (nearly) universal image and video support, a hash tool, a file and folder comparison.
Pro Actively maintained
Pro Highly customizable
Pro Quick preview
Render multimedia files (including M3U, PLS, ASX, WPL, MPCPL and XSPF playlist formats)
View ebooks and comicbooks including PDF, EPUB, MOBI, FB2, DJVU, CBR, CBZ, XPS, … (Powered by SumatraPDF)
Syntax highlighting for virtually any source code language/format (Powered by Scintilla)
Render final view for formats supported by Preview Handlers (like Office files, PDF, pictures, …)
Support many character encodings (SBCS including various ANSI implementations, UTF-8, UTF-16, EBCDIC)
Display in flat or hexadecimal for any format
Pro Synchronize folders
Compare files or folders.
Pro Play virtually any Audio or Video formats
FileVoyager relies at once on installed codecs, on WMP and on VLC
Pro 7-zip integrations
Pack and unpack ZIP, 7Zip, GZip, BZip2, XZ, Tar and WIM formats
ARJ, CAB, XAR, Z, RAR, LZH, LZMA, ISO, WIM and many others
Pro file operations containers
Usual file operations (rename, copy, move, link, delete, recycle) in the containers listed above and even between them
Pro various display modes
Browsing in various display modes (like report or thumbnail modes)
Pro Easy browsing
Browse disks, folders (real or virtual), shares, archives and FTP/FTPS in one unified way