If you already own a copy of Windows 8, you know that it’s pretty difficult to get used to the new interface. In fact, there’s a multitude of sources online teaching you how to make your copy of Windows 8 feel more like Windows 7. Some people just really don’t like change.
And that’s who this tutorial is for: The people that love their Windows 7, but want some of the great features of Windows 8.
After using the new Explorer in Windows 8, I found it nearly impossible to go back to Windows 7. The Explorer application in Windows 8 includes an entire row of options located at the top of the Explorer window, very similar to Microsoft Office applications.
Better Explorer adds all the features of the Windows 8 Explorer application and more! Upon downloading Better Explorer, your Explorer will go from looking like this:
To looking like this!
As you can see, a plethora of new features have been added to the Explorer window. For example, the “View” tab allows you to quickly and easily edit the way you are viewing files. If you look in the bottom right corner of the new window, you will also see a zooming feature, which is quite useful compared to the default options for zooming in Windows 7.
There is also a new “Conditional Select” feature.
Conditional Select allows you to select certain files based upon their name, file size, date created, date they were last modified, and date they were last created.
So, basically, THANK GOD FOR THE CONDITIONAL SELECT FEATURE.
There are also new drive options.
As you can see, with Better Explorer, you can now easily format, clean, and optimize your drives through an easy-to-use interface that will walk you through the process of all these things with step-by-step instructions.
Windows 8 added a new file transfer window, which includes a file transfer rate, an organized graph of the file transfer information, and the ability to actually pause and resume file transfers. It’s esentially what I’ve been asking Microsoft for FOR YEARS.
TeraCopy adds all of these features to Windows 7 (minus the organized graph, which isn’t really all that important). Your file transfer window should now look like this:
If you’re transferring multiple files, you can see what’s transferring, what has already transferred, how much data from a certain file has transferred, and when the transfer was started.
Esentially, all of my yes. TAKE ALL OF MY YES. ALL OF IT.