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I'm looking for a tool to replace windows explorer

I'm looking for a tool to replace windows explorer to manage and hide network shares (DFS) ?

I've been asked to concentrate all DFS shared into one.  It's not possible of course because not all folders and files are stored on the same server.  

So I'm trying to find a replacement for Windows explorer.  A tool that could display one DFS share only (or a shortcut that will point to a DFS)  All other DFS and folders and files would be displayed below this DFS or shortcut.  I guess I'd have to create special shortcuts (I'm not even sure it's possible)  That's why I wonder if a tool exists to arrange or sort everything as I've been asked to.  

I was reading about Directory Opus and HTTP commander.  But I'm not sure those tools can hide the real DFS shared in order to display some kind of shortcuts instead.

If you have any suggestions please let me know.

Thank you
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kt3z
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Two possibilities you could look at. I use both:

xPlorer2 (zabkat) is an excellent general purpose replacement for Windows Explorer. The multiple windows (you can save the arrangement) may work for you.

Total Commander (ghisler).  It has window setups you can save.
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Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
Hi,

I've been a Directory Opus user for at least 15 years and there is yet to be a situation that it can't handle. I'm not sure how to configure what you want to do, however, if you lodge a support ticket here; https://www.gpsoft.com.au/support/support.html - I'm almost certain they'll be able to guide you in how to configure Opus to do exactly what you want. I've always found them to be extremely helpful in guiding me how to achieve anything I wanted to do. It's an extremely powerful tool, but the price of that means having to learn how to configure it properly.

In my case, I once wanted to disable Drag and Drop on network drives across a domain and it was the only tool that allowed me to do it, without imposing further restrictions on end users. DirOpus was the only tool I could find that allowed me to do it at the time. I now have it as a Windows Explorer replacement on ALL of my machines and only use Windows File Explorer when trying to explain to others how to achieve something.

I hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew
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