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Magellan Explorer

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Enriva Development
Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Mar 5, 2012
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Magellan Explorer Review

Felix Cheng
A file manager inspired by the original Norton Commander
A review of Magellan Explorer by Felix Cheng

Megellan Explorer is a fully-featured file management application with a powerful built-in FTP client with support for commonly used file archive formats like WinZIP, WinRAR and WinACE files. It takes a nod from the original Norton Commander and features a dual-pane interface with optional layout customization.

Apart from the support for the common archives, which can be browsed like as if they were folders, Megellan Explorer can also view archives usually used on UNIX-type machines like Linux: Tar, GunZip, etc.

Magellan Explorer features and highlights:
  • Complete drag & drop support as well as context menu (right click in Windows Explorer)
  • Supports Windows Explorer views such as thumbnails and tiles in addition to details view
  • Time consuming tasks such as file copying performed in the background
  • Support for dual "explorer mode", possibly the ultimate Windows Explorer replacement
  • Extensive keyboard support
  • Web browser like folder favorites and history
  • Supports ZIP, ACE, RAR, LHA, ARJ, CAB, TAR, GZip and BZip2 archive file formats
  • Can register as default handler or all supported archive formats
  • Fully featured picture viewer with support for GIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP, etc. and ability to rotate and zoom images as well as a slide show feature
  • Spring loaded folders (drag and hold over a folder and it automatically expands/loads)
  • Full FTP (file transfer protocol) support supporting multiple simultaneous connections
  • FTP site manager for organizing your FTP sites
  • Clipboard URL monitor to automatically connect to FTP sites whose URL is on the clipboard
  • Automatic repacking/uploading when editing files inside an archive/on an FTP server
  • Supports 4dos/4nt style file description files

Magellan Explorer is licensed as Shareware for the Windows operating system / platform from file managers and can be used as a free trial until the trial period ends (after 30 days). The Magellan Explorer 3.32 demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions and is not necessarily the download of the full version.

This file management software is filed under:
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  • Free Software Download

Compatibility with this file management software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of Magellan Explorer may be available from Enriva.

Magellan Explorer has been picked by our editors as excellent.
Magellan Explorer has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Magellan Explorer 3.32 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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