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[Batch App] ListC | A Fully-Working GUI File Explorer in Batch | By Misol101

If you've ever wanted an alternative file explorer - which is way much better than the traditional one. But still, has all the functionality you ever needed. Then, you're in the right place! Because today, I'm going to present you the most efficient File Explorer ever, that takes Batch to a whole new level, that pushes Batch Programming off its limits, the application that gives you ultimate control over your files, the application which is known as ListC File Explorer!

[Batch App] ListC | A Fully-Working GUI File Explorer in Batch | By Misol101
ListC Explorer By Misol101

ListC File Explorer | By Misol101

The ListC File Explorer is a modified version of the ListB File Explorer which was also created by Misol101. The problem in the ListB File Explorer was that it ran extremely sluggish on Windows 10 machines, but that problem is now solved, by the new, ListC File Explorer!
The impossible is often the untried
The ListC File Explorer is only of 27 KBs. But, don't let its small size fool you since it's functionality is unbeatable and it's GUI interface is way better than the traditional Windows Explorer. The ListC File Explorer uses 3 plugins to provide you with the astonishing GUI: CmdGfx, CmdWiz & GotoXY, all of which are created by Misol101.

Why should I use ListC?

You must be thinking, "Why should I use ListC? There are plenty other alternate file explorers on the internet, that I can use." There have been many File Explorers in Batch since it is easy to create them. Just use the DIR command and you're done! But ListC has one key feature that no other File Explorer in Batch does, and that feature is... File Opening! Yes! You read that right! This unique file explorer in Batch supports execution and editing of files and programs! Just like the traditional Windows file explorer does.

So, if you need a reason to install ListC File Explorer, there you have it! Read it again - Write it down - Smash it on your PC's screen - Do whatever you want with it! Anyways, aside from its key feature the ListC File Explorer also has some other great features like: 
  •  Multi-Tasker - Supports Mouse and Keyboard input simultaneously 
  • Keyboard Nerd Support - Has several keyboard shortcuts for convenience
  • Multi-Platform - Works on every Windows Platform 
  • Fast as a cheetah - Enables Fast and efficient file browsing
  • Light as a feather - Light-weight, unlike the traditional File Explorer


After reading about its amazing features, you must be waiting impatiently to read about how to use it, well that wait is over! Although ListC can be opened with something as simple as a double-click, there are some pretty advanced methods to open it too, for the programming nerds like me! 😎

listc [path] [width] [height] [-][columns] [extend_path\name] [mouse]
[path] - Specifies which folder to start in. If not specified, this is ".", the current folder
[width] - Number of columns
[rows] - Number of rows

[columns] - Number of file columns used (this can be changed while running by pressing 1-9). A negative value enables adaptive columns, and the number then represents the maximum number of columns.

[extend_path\name] - Path to optional script with extended functionality for Listc (this can be either an absolute path, or a PATH folder using the syntax for that). extendlistc.bat is included, and is pointed to by l.bat by assuming it is in a PATH folder.
[mouse] - If this argument is "Y", then mouse support is enabled (you can click on files to go there, double-click to view it, right double-click to run/invoke it)

About the Creator (Misol101)

The creator of ListC, Misol101 is greatly appreciated here at TheBATeam, along with some other great programmers. TheBATeam has posted many of their creations here on the website like Blockout, CmdWiz and much more to come in the future. Misol101 is one of those programmers, who not only constantly develop good and efficient programs for us, but also keep updating them and keep fixing the bugs in them.

As Misol101 did, he developed a File Explorer named ListB, but since it was so slow on Windows 10, he fixed it and developed ListC. Programmers like Misol101 will always be appreciated by TheBATeam. 
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So anyway, that's it for the article. If you enjoyed it then be sure to leave your feedback down in the comments below. Thanks for reading! 

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  1. This app won't work for me. Just spams "cmdwiz.exe is not recognized as an internal external blah blah blah" if I move outside of its root folder. I also don't understand: how can I tell it to use mouse without defining the width and height and path and stuff too?

    1. Set "Path="%CD%";%Path%"

      Just add this line of code in the Beginning of the Main Source code file. Then, you can roam in whatever folder you want. :)


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