Windows Explorer has its limitations. That's why there are now several programs that can be used to do the same tasks (and more), but easier and better. Use for example Total Commander. It has several very useful functions such as:
- Two file windows side by side (very easy for copying and moving files)
- A very fast search function
- Compare files / synchronize directories
- Support for ZIP, ARJ, LZH, RAR, UC2, TAR, GZ, CAB, ACE archive handling
- Built-in FTP client
- Multi-rename tool
- Multiple language support
The function to compare and synchronize directories is great to make backups of your important files.Keep copies of your files on a separate hard disk and synchronize them regularly.
The multi-rename tool is great to rename a lot of files at the same time. For example a collection of photograps can be renamed to include keywords in the file name, which will make it easy to find your shots when you need them.
Total commander is a Shareware software that can be downloaded from the Total Commander Home Page. I love and recommend Total Commander, it’s probably the software I have used most on my computer in the last ten years. But there are of course other programs that have similar function.