BExplorer (Better Explorer): Windows 8 Look-Like Explorer with Ribbon UI for Windows 7

We all know that Windows 8 features Microsoft Office 2010 style Ribbon UI in Windows Explorer:

[Windows 8 Review] What's New in Windows 8?

Ribbon interface helps in accessing frequently used commands and menus quickly and easily. At the same time it also occupies a little bit more space on your computer screen. Although to get the space back, you can minimize the ribbon.

Some people like the ribbon and some don't. If you are a ribbon lover, here is something interesting for you.

"BExplorer" aka "Better Explorer" is a free software for Windows 7 which can be considered as an alternative to default Windows Explorer. It comes with Windows 8 style Ribbon UI.

It also comes with a great feature which is Tab support. You can open several tabs in single Explorer window just like your favorite web browser.

It allows you to minimize ribbon, add commands to Quick Access Toolbar, etc just like Windows 8 Explorer. Currently its under development so you might get bugs while using it.


Following are some highlighted features:

  • Tab functionality
  • Ribbon UI
  • Additional toolbars
  • Extended search
  • Glassy view

Interested users can download it using following link:

Download Link

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  • In the new version, you can set it as default explorer. Just navigate to "File" and then see the Option (i forgot what's the name of the Settings).

  • Antimalwarebytes didn't like this program. I have no idea why. Do you?

  • VG

    ^^ BExplorer comes with an option to use it as default Windows Shell. May be thats the reason which caused this false alarm from Antimalwarebytes?

  • this is ridiculous,
    windows 8 and its interface is total crap (and so is everything what microsoft is doing at the moment)

    microsoft should make a modern version of windows xp, not try to make a "user friendly" os which appears to be total crap. windows xp had a good interface (but its a little old now...) and it was a great os.

    microsoft and apple and so much other big computer companies can't make anything good anymore (for someone who knows how his computer works). this is sad.

    so obviously, i am not waiting for crap interfaces such as this one...

  • They have a new version. Looks different from the screenshots :)

  • would be great to have the exactly windows 8 skin(not the glassy one )

  • What a buggy stuff......

  • VG, I noticed while I access Better Explorer website it needs to complete the security check. Screenshot :

  • VG

    ^^ Dont worry. Its a security check which is used by many websites to protect spam.

  • ^^ I already download Better Explorer, but when I try to install Better Explorer it shows the following error:
    Cannot access URL:
    I tried to access the mentioned URL, it needs security check that prevents the URL to be accessed and got the error message above.

  • VG

    ^^ Try to use some different Internet connection. The security mechanism on Better Explorer website is finding your IP address as spam. Thats why you are getting that security check problem.

    You can also try to clear your browser cache and cookies.

  • hey guys why do my better explorer wont start up they say i need the reg file but i cant see the download link

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