If you use the standard Windows Explorer to navigate around your PC, you may find that you eventually become bored with its standard look and feel. Perhaps you'd like some additional features, or simply a different way of looking at the files on your PC.
Because Windows Explorer is just a program like any other, you can use a different one if you prefer. One such program is XYPlorer, which is currently in its 10th year of production. In addition to the paid-for version, which costs around $30, a free edition is also available which still has loads of features. Not least, it has dual panes, so you can easily move and copy files between locations without having to open 2 copies of the program. And it also has a neat way of highlighting the file tree on the left hand side of the screen so that you can easily see precisely where you are (note the lime green lines and boxes in the screen shot below).
XYPlorer Free is a download of around 4 MB, and is malware-free according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust. It should work on all recent versions of Windows (I tried it on 8.1). It's available both in portable and installable versions at http://www.xyplorer.com/free.php.
In my own tests I used the portable version (choose the No-Install Package (ZIP) option from the download page).
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