Immersive Explorer is an alternative to the default file explorer included in Windows (known as Windows Explorer).
It is designed to provide an "immersive" experience to the user by focusing on the content rather than hiding it behind icons and large window chrome and borders. It allows the user to avoid opening different applications and switching between multiple windows when doing tasks as simple as viewing a picture, thanks to the built-in viewer.
Although it is not a Windows 8 "Metro application", Immersive Explorer is designed around the "Metro" user interface guidelines. It is optimized for tablets and computers with touch-screens, but it also offers a great experience for mouse/keyboard users (with features like scroll-to-zoom, keyboard navigation).Download
Immersive Explorer is based on Win32/.NET/WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation). It uses graphical hardware acceleration to display fluid animations and transitions, making it look more modern than the default Windows File Explorer. Note that it's not a complete replacement for the Windows Shell (it's just an alternative to the Windows Explorer) and it doesn't even need administrator rights to be installed.
As Immersive Explorer is not based on WinRT, it means that it can't run on Windows RT devices such as Surface RT (but it works great on Windows 8/8.1 tablets like Surface Pro).
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|novagator - 2014/03/08 20:19|
|Very Nice Job,Man !|
many people like it, and are waiting to buy a complete stable version, you deserve it.
therefore, I give to a friend of mine who use W7 64bits ultimate, and the app is not working, the open one time and stop, he gets the french message : "emersive explorer.exe n'est pas une application Win32 valide".
do you know something about that ?
anyway, thank a lot.
|Julien MANICI - 2014/03/08 21:00|
I can confirm that my application works on a clean installation of Win7 64bit.
The error about not being a valid win32 application looks like a problem with your friend's Windows installation (corrupted system files or settings, or malware) or maybe just a problem related to the .NET Framework 4 installation.
I think this error must happen with any other .NET4 application.
you can try to start "immersive explorer optimizer.exe" to confirm my assumption (if I'm right, the same error should be displayed)
maybe you should try to make him install the .net framework 4.5 (if he has not already installed it) with the hope that it will fix issues he may have with the .net framework 4.0.
|novagator - 2014/03/09 20:31|
|thank for the answer, julien,|
yes, framework 4 is installed on my friend's computer, I'll try 4.5 and make some check like you told me...
personnaly, I use your soft on the same system (W7 64bits) and it's working perfect, I enjoy a lot!
I'll let you know on next week-end.
have a good week.
|airbender - 2014/03/06 14:15|
|Love this app. This is a killer app for windows. can't wait for the v.1|
However would it be friendly for remotes or keyboard or can i browse with arrow keys. wish app icons would appear instead of a blue block.Also is the built in player wmp?
|Julien MANICI - 2014/03/06 22:18|
|Yes, the built-in media player is just an embedded Windows Media Player component (which means it uses the same codecs).|
I'm working on improving the keyboard support for the version 0.9.1.
|Pursuit - 2014/03/05 14:34|
|Very good program/app. Would be even better if incorporated with the following features :)|
-ability to add/remove shortcuts in the Start page
-running always in bottom as a replacement for traditional desktop
but anyway i would highly recommend the App to my friends. now installing on 7 PCs of my home, lol :P
|Julien MANICI - 2014/03/05 16:40|
|Good to learn you like it that much :)|
I will implement favourite folders support some time after version 1.0.
however, replacing the traditional desktop is not planned at this point.
|Pursuit - 2014/03/05 18:27|
|Thanks for your reply! By the way is there an option to play all audio files in a specific folder??|
|Julien MANICI - 2014/03/05 20:44|
|Not yet, but this will be implemented in version 0.9.1|
|kamui - 2014/03/03 20:35|
|Very great app. However it were keyboard/remote friendly. i have to navigate with a mouse but still works great. also i wish to set folders in the main screen for easy access to games, video etc... or even short cuts. i just love this app. waiting for the real thing and will even pay for it.|
|ruudboek - 2014/02/24 23:05|
|What makes me keep coming back to firefox is the fact you can customize so much of the gui.|
What i would love to see happening is for Immersive Explorer to become the firefox among metro style file managers.
It would be great if it would be possible for people to be able to remove or autohide gui elements like the Computer, the folder up, the path field, the settings, the minimize, the maximize, the X, the browse, the view and the edit buttons.
That way you can make a very beautiful, minimalist/simplified GUI that only contains the buttons that you actually need or that you want other people to use only.
|Julien MANICI - 2014/02/25 00:02|
|Right now I'm focused on delivering a stable 1.0 version, and adding new features.|
allowing UI customization now would slow me down and would potentially add new bugs. So maybe later, for a 2.0 release! But I'm not there yet ;)
|ruudboek - 2014/02/25 22:10|
|I agree, a stable version 1.0 is te most important right now ;-) |
Thanks Julien, you've done an amazing job by the way!