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File managers and their impact on program use  

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I didn't like standard windows explorer and tried Multicommander.
I was actually enjoying its use until recently.
(probably a Windows 10 (Pro) update tipped the scales against it)

When using MsCad recently I noticed it acting contrary.
It would lock up for no reason and with no prescribed pattern of use.
Modelling was disastrous.

I run 2 screens, and I notice Multicommander (my file explorer) was acting a bit odd on the left screen. It too was locking.

I force closed MsCad closed Multicommander, restarted MsCad and all was well.
I closed, restarted Multicommander then MsCad and the problems started again.

I've never encountered anything like it and have now uninstalled Multicommander and am using Xyplorer. So far no problems.

MsCad creates a directory that remains active and open whilst the job (dwg) is open. Close the dwg and the msj directory disappears.
I can only assume it was monitoring the msj directory and interfering with MsCad.
I wrote to them but didn't hear back.

Posted : August 12, 2017 2:41 pm
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I have used only Windows File Explorer for a long time. I don't particular love it, but I'm only using it five minutes a day on average so I live with it. I used to love PowerDesk. I haven't used it this century, but your post inspired me to look it up and lo and behold it is still a product. They had many features I loved, but none I miss more than their dual pane explorer. To the best of my knowledge, only Windows NT had this same option.

Get busy living or get busy dying.

Andy Dufresne

Posted : August 12, 2017 5:03 pm
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It was the dual panes that sent me searching.
I trialled Directory Opus, bought it and whilst it was really useful it was bit buggy, and it wouldn't recognise the Allegro as a drive.
Updated my PC, went Win 10 Pro and looked for alternatives.
Powerquest never came up in any searches.
It's survival probably speaks for itself.

Posted : August 12, 2017 5:37 pm

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