Accessible File Managers


Bhavya shah
 

Dear all,
In the wake of severe usability problems I am encountering with
Windows Explorer in the past several months with which I do not desire
to put up any longer, I seek recommendations of alternative file
managers for Windows which are free, accessible and advisable. A
simplistic interface would be preferable, since I perform tasks of
little complexity on the computer when it comes to file management.
I would appreciate any assistance.
Thanks.

--
Best Regards
Bhavya Shah

Avid Enthusiast and User of the Free NVDA Screen Reader (www.nvaccess.org)

Contacting Me
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Tyler Spivey
 

On 3/12/2017 10:23 PM, Bhavya shah wrote:
Dear all,
In the wake of severe usability problems I am encountering with
Windows Explorer in the past several months with which I do not desire
to put up any longer, I seek recommendations of alternative file
managers for Windows which are free, accessible and advisable. A
simplistic interface would be preferable, since I perform tasks of
little complexity on the computer when it comes to file management.
I would appreciate any assistance.
Thanks.


Gene
 

What difficulties?  What version of Windows?  At this point, we don't know if these difficulties are the result of changes in the Windows interface or if they are the result of something else that should be looked into such as malware. a hardware problem or something else I may not know enough to discuss. 
 
Gene
----- Orihginal Message -----

Sent: Monday, March 13, 2017 12:23 AM
Subject: [nvda] Accessible File Managers

Dear all,
In the wake of severe usability problems I am encountering with
Windows Explorer in the past several months with which I do not desire
to put up any longer, I seek recommendations of alternative file
managers for Windows which are free, accessible and advisable. A
simplistic interface would be preferable, since I perform tasks of
little complexity on the computer when it comes to file management.
I would appreciate any assistance.
Thanks.

--
Best Regards
Bhavya Shah

Avid Enthusiast and User of the Free NVDA Screen Reader (www.nvaccess.org)

Contacting Me
E-mail Address: bhavya.shah125@...
Follow me on Twitter @BhavyaShah125 or www.twitter.com/BhavyaShah125
Mobile Number: +91 7506221750



Pete <emac00@...>
 

you can try A43

On 3/13/2017 1:23 AM, Bhavya shah wrote:
Dear all,
In the wake of severe usability problems I am encountering with
Windows Explorer in the past several months with which I do not desire
to put up any longer, I seek recommendations of alternative file
managers for Windows which are free, accessible and advisable. A
simplistic interface would be preferable, since I perform tasks of
little complexity on the computer when it comes to file management.
I would appreciate any assistance.
Thanks.


 

Wow I will look at this then are the guys that make notepad plusplus the same that do this?

On 13/03/2017 6:25 p.m., Tyler Spivey wrote:
Try Explorer++.
https://explorerplusplus.com/

On 3/12/2017 10:23 PM, Bhavya shah wrote:
Dear all,
In the wake of severe usability problems I am encountering with
Windows Explorer in the past several months with which I do not desire
to put up any longer, I seek recommendations of alternative file
managers for Windows which are free, accessible and advisable. A
simplistic interface would be preferable, since I perform tasks of
little complexity on the computer when it comes to file management.
I would appreciate any assistance.
Thanks.


.


Bhavya shah
 

Hi Gene,
I apologize for not elaborating on the usability issues I am currently
facing, and in fact, do not intend to detail them as such either. I
reported them on the NVDA issue tracker, because they heavily pertain
to screen reading and accessibility, and hope NV Access may analyse
those issues as time permits.
Thanks Tyler and Pete for the file manager recommendations, will check
out Explorer++ in particular as well.
Thanks.

On 3/13/17, Shaun Everiss <sm.everiss@gmail.com> wrote:
Wow I will look at this then are the guys that make notepad plusplus the
same that do this?



On 13/03/2017 6:25 p.m., Tyler Spivey wrote:
Try Explorer++.
https://explorerplusplus.com/

On 3/12/2017 10:23 PM, Bhavya shah wrote:
Dear all,
In the wake of severe usability problems I am encountering with
Windows Explorer in the past several months with which I do not desire
to put up any longer, I seek recommendations of alternative file
managers for Windows which are free, accessible and advisable. A
simplistic interface would be preferable, since I perform tasks of
little complexity on the computer when it comes to file management.
I would appreciate any assistance.
Thanks.



.


--
Best Regards
Bhavya Shah

Avid Enthusiast and User of the Free NVDA Screen Reader (www.nvaccess.org)

Contacting Me
E-mail Address: bhavya.shah125@gmail.com
Follow me on Twitter @BhavyaShah125 or www.twitter.com/BhavyaShah125
Mobile Number: +91 7506221750


Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...>
 

To be honest, with some configuration the windows 10 explorer is no worse than the previous v3ersions. It still can fall over and restart just like 7, and get you into a fuddle just like xp, but it does seemingly keep files in order even straight after a copy.
The only issues I've seen are the different folder types needing to each be customised separately into your chosen format then making each type the same as the others of that type, and the slight sluggishness on scrolling.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Bhavya shah" <bhavya.shah125@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, March 13, 2017 7:16 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible File Managers


Hi Gene,
I apologize for not elaborating on the usability issues I am currently
facing, and in fact, do not intend to detail them as such either. I
reported them on the NVDA issue tracker, because they heavily pertain
to screen reading and accessibility, and hope NV Access may analyse
those issues as time permits.
Thanks Tyler and Pete for the file manager recommendations, will check
out Explorer++ in particular as well.
Thanks.

On 3/13/17, Shaun Everiss <sm.everiss@gmail.com> wrote:
Wow I will look at this then are the guys that make notepad plusplus the
same that do this?



On 13/03/2017 6:25 p.m., Tyler Spivey wrote:
Try Explorer++.
https://explorerplusplus.com/

On 3/12/2017 10:23 PM, Bhavya shah wrote:
Dear all,
In the wake of severe usability problems I am encountering with
Windows Explorer in the past several months with which I do not desire
to put up any longer, I seek recommendations of alternative file
managers for Windows which are free, accessible and advisable. A
simplistic interface would be preferable, since I perform tasks of
little complexity on the computer when it comes to file management.
I would appreciate any assistance.
Thanks.



.



--
Best Regards
Bhavya Shah

Avid Enthusiast and User of the Free NVDA Screen Reader (www.nvaccess.org)

Contacting Me
E-mail Address: bhavya.shah125@gmail.com
Follow me on Twitter @BhavyaShah125 or www.twitter.com/BhavyaShah125
Mobile Number: +91 7506221750


Travis Siegel <tsiegel@...>
 

I personally use winrar as my general file editor. It's nearly 100 percent accessible (despite claims to the contrary I've seen on this list), and it works like a charm, it even gives more information than the default windows explorer does, which is something I like a lot. It's not actually intended to be a general file viewer, but it fills that role very nicely.

It's limitations are minor, but it does have some, in that you can't right click, and say run as administrator, but simply pressing enter will launch the executable programs, and open other files with no issues.

I have the registered version (I registered rar many years ago, and bought two keys at the time, so I use it on my windows and my linux boxes, but registered or not, it still works very well. You'll want to learn a couple keystrokes (like alt-e for extracting archives), but the rest can be done quickly and easily from the menus.

On 3/13/2017 1:23 AM, Bhavya shah wrote:
Dear all,
In the wake of severe usability problems I am encountering with
Windows Explorer in the past several months with which I do not desire
to put up any longer, I seek recommendations of alternative file
managers for Windows which are free, accessible and advisable. A
simplistic interface would be preferable, since I perform tasks of
little complexity on the computer when it comes to file management.
I would appreciate any assistance.
Thanks.