When comparing Q-Dir (the Quad Explorer) vs Winfile, 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 Winfile is ranked 25th.
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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 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 Sometimes may have bugs
Con No search
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.