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Alternatives to windows file explorer

Total Commander (or any similar, like Double Commander) offer an entirely different paradigm, with a lot more functionality. Best for more advanced users.
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Is there a free desktop PDF editor?

PDFSam Basic seems to meet your requirements Free and open-source Can rotate, cut, merge, save It is available for Windows and Mac OS X. PDFSam also have an enhanced paid version with more features....
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Program to read shortcut (.lnk) files and modify its properties

Instead of looking for perfection, I decided to develop by myself what I consider perfect for my needs. Then finally I finished the initial release of Easy Link File Viewer, a simple, friendly, open-...
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Software to replace multiple text strings in multiple files

You can do this with Notepad++ without opening your files: Open Notepad++ Press Ctrl + H Switch to the tab titled "Find in Files" Specify your search text, and the replacement Set the folder in ...
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Software to rename files based on their timestamps

I recommend Bulk Rename Utility. It is a freeware program, for Windows. It can rename files based on a variety of different criteria. For renaming based on the date, look at the section for "Auto ...
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App to find empty Windows folders

I found the simplest answer here - built in to Windows. If you do want to delete all the empty folders only, go to Computer and at the top right click on search. Click on kind and Select folder, ...
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Alternative to Windows Explorer that allows easy navigation in identical folder structures

There are a couple of very nice "twin-commander" style file managers that will allow you to do just this -- and much more besides: Double Commander The main interface (pic from website) looks like ...
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Access OS X filesystem from Android over WiFI

There are several good file explorers available which offer network access. To have them accessing your Mac, you just need to setup shares. Here is a little howto which explains the Mac part1 for the ...
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Desktop organizer program

You could use Hygeia [Tip: Means health in Greek] and create some custom rules that will run on interval or whenever you want. I did the same for my Downloads folder, were every night at 00:00, it ...
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Gratis Windows File Rename utility

Take a look at Bulk Rename Utility which seems to be able to do the job. Free download (also portable version available): https://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/ In Renaming Options > Advenced Options ...
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Command line file explorer/manager that displays the folder size

What about nnn? The screenshot on the Github page already shows folder sizes, and the description tells: nnn is also a du analyzer.
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Windows tool to split/join large files into 4gb chunks to get around FAT32 limitations

You can use 7-zip, WinRAR or WinZIP to create a non-compressed file. This is very fast and universal solution, you can open a zip file on any platform later.
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Free File Explorer alternative with dark theme for Windows 7?

There are many explorer replacements for Windows. My personal favourite is Q-Dir. It does everything standard explorer does, and a few more features. Q-Dir is my favourite because it supports many ...
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App to find empty Windows folders

Install Python selecting the option to add it to your path Open a command prompt cd to your starting point type: python type in the following, (indenting is important): import os for (root, dirs, ...
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Software to rename files based on their timestamps

I would suggest using Microsoft PowerShell. Odds are that it is already installed on your system, so free if not just let the windows update it. Simple syntax for renaming bunch of text files with the ...
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More reliable alternative to Samba on Linux, speed is most important

There is another SMB3 server on Linux available which is high performance called MoSMB. Link http://www.mosmb.com. This SMB3 server stack mainly addresses the performance and scalability. Its core ...
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Software to access Windows hardrive from Android phone via USB

All you need is a DLNA server on your Windows computer. (In Linux, you can install uShare.) Then you can use any DLNA application in Android to browse the DLNA share exposed on your Windows computer....
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Is there a free desktop PDF editor?

You definitely must try out PDFill Free PDF Tools functions to merge, split, reorder, delete, encrypt, decrypt, rotate, crop and reformat PDF pages, to add information, header, footer and watermark, ...
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Windows tool to split/join large files into 4gb chunks to get around FAT32 limitations

It is a very old tool, but it was designed to solve exactly this problem. Splitter-Light is a portable app (only 55KB), what means that you can run it without installation from the sd card.
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Software to replace multiple text strings in multiple files

You can use the Microsoft windows ports of GNU awk or sed, which are both CLI and open source. One commonly used port: http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages.html
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Desktop app to browse and copy images with minimal amount of clicks

Since I could not find anything that would sufficiently optimize this task, I made my own tool to do it: ImgBrowseCopy Allows you to browse through folder A with large amount of images and copy ...
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Windows software to compare thousands of files byte-by-byte

If the similarly structured tree is identical you can use Beyond Compare. This software can easily compare folders and its content
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Desktop organizer program

DropIt Similar to Hygeia in Sonamor's answer, DropIt is a tool that helps manage your files. It comes with a few template profiles, but you can create your own. Profiles contain rules for different ...
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Software to rename files based on their timestamps

Some very good options have already been mentioned, but I'd like to add den4b's ReNamer which is very flexible and powerful. Utilizing tags (such as EXIF Date) will allow you to bulk rename files in ...
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Software to merge/organize multiple iterations of a music library

Assuming all the files have their metadata, you can use ReNamer for this task. You could also use a different program like Mp3Tag, but the ReNamer method deals with the duplicates by renaming them ...
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Is there software that can search my photo collection by content?

I can't think of any offline software that would serve all of your specific needs. There are multiple programs(picasa, adobe elements, etc.) that can tag faces in photos, but no more than that. It ...
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Automated full system backup solution that deletes old backup files as needed

If you are using Acronis Backup and Recovery 11 or 11.5 (and apparently v10 as well), there are advisories in the support section of the web site you've linked. Automatically deleting backups ...
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Automatic photo classification for desktop

Not a desktop Application as such but the Keras python Deep Learning library with OpenCV is now available pre-trained for image recognition there is a very good walk-through with all of the necessary ...
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List all files in a folder/drive as well as all sub-folders, recursively, hierarchically, and with folder/file size in Windows

In python the first example in os.walk would be simple to modify to give you what you need. The example: import os from os.path import join, getsize for root, dirs, files in os.walk('python/Lib/...
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Rsync like program for Windows 7

Aside from the Cygwin package mentioned by Kodiologist (and by extension one for MobaXterm), there's also cwRsync, and Grsync )which also works as a GUI for rsync on UNIX systems too). You could also ...
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