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Making File Manager with Notepad | CMD Hacker Mode

Creating an alternate file manager for windows is not an easy task to do. The file manager that Microsoft Windows are providing with their product (i.e. Explorer.exe) is so much better and effective. And, users do not need to use any external file-manager which can be useful in any scenario. But, here that’s not the case.

My Computer

FILE MANAGER WITH Notepad Script – CMD Hacker MODE

The only BAD thing with Windows Explorer is that it uses a lot of resources. But, comparing to other applications, it is quite ‘ok’ to use it as a default. But, last year one of my RAM Chip failed. And, I only have to survive on 1 GB of RAM (700 MB usable) for almost a year, due to some money problems. And, the default explorer.exe costs a lot of resources to me.

Sometimes it results in hanging windows so I decided to give it a go and make an alternative program to overcome this problem, then I created this – File Manager by Kvc with batch scripting. Which not only is very handy and effective but also uses very little RAM , approx. 200 KBs max which is much lesser than the usual Windows Explorer program.

A look in my C drive

Batch File Manager 1.0 | CMD HACKER MODE

File Manager by kvc is an application created with the simple Notepad in batch. It shows all hidden or system files/folders and you can easily access them like in your mobile’s file manager.

Renaming a Folder

It is created for the sake of easiness of user usage and the better handling of resource usage. It uses some of the cmd plugins for fulfilling the purpose. I’ve created two versions of this application. As both versions use fn.dll for getting input – but 1st version uses the gotoxy batch plugin, while 2nd version uses colous plugin.

The reason why, I've used colous in 2nd version is the response time. As the response time of 'gotoxy' much longer than 'colous' Plugin.

You can determine this difference while using this awesome batch utility. You can simply download the zip package below to get both files.

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How to use File Manager 1.0? – Help Window

You can easily get the Help window, whenever you want by simply pressing ‘F1’ key. This File-Manager is CUI based. Which means, you can only interact with it via keyboard inputs, no mouse input can be possible with thisYou can give it a try, and make a suggestion for improvements and bugs in this first version of File Manager by kvc.

Help window 
Tip: When you run the File manager program - Press 'F1' key for getting help about how to use it.

From The Editor’s Desk

NOTE:  You can remove/add permissions of any file/folder through this file manager via pressing ‘F11’ and ‘F12’. If you locked it from file-manager, and if you then try to open that file/folder in your windows explorer even then it shows Access Denied !

So, Give it a try and share your reactions and experience even if they are bad we’re waiting for your reviews. 

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