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File-Ex

Find out why File-Ex is one of Doc's "Favorites."
Published: Jan 14, 2006
Author: Michael E, Callahan
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A Dr. File Finder Favorite -- File-Ex

File-Ex, by Cottonwood Software, is one of my all-time personal favorite programs. And now, there's a new version! You might ask, "well what does it do?" Good question. The primary thing that File-Ex does is add a great deal of functionality to the Save-As and File Open dialog boxes in Windows. With the dialogs that come with Windows, you basically have to navigate around and find the file you want to open. You also have to do the same thing when you want to save a file. Most people have folders that they use over and over again -- for graphics, documents and the like. File-Ex keeps track of those places and makes them easy to access. The program provides you with a listing of recently used files and another with recent folders used. This makes it a snap to quickly access those places. In addition, you can have a list of favorite files as well as a list of favorite folders. Very slick!

File-Ex lets you add your personal favorites to the Favorite Folders and Favorite Files listings, and that makes you much more productive. Keep in mind, these are kept on a program by program basis. So, the lists for your text editor wouldn't be the same as the lists for your graphics editor. That gives you real power and flexibility. Another really excellent feature is that File-Ex gives you instant access to common file management tasks. Yep, that's right. When you click a file open dialog, for example, you get access to a host of features. Do things like make directories (folders), delete files, rename files and copy files. You also have access to a very nice file finding feature. So, File-Ex not only makes it quick and easy, but tosses in extra convenience. The program is also available in German as well as Portuguese.

File-Ex, by Cottonwood Software, is a really handy tool. It works with nearly every program and makes it easy to open or save files. With each and every program you use it gives you quick access to the files and folders you use most, and that's a really great convenience. It helps you to work faster and more efficiently. I've looked at a number of programs that do similar things and for my money, File-Ex is the best I've seen! So, give it a try. I think you'll like it as much as I do! It's one of my Dr. File Finder Favorites!


About Michael E, Callahan

Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.

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