I was never satisfied with the Windows Explorer for my file manipulation needs. Especially copying or moving files can be cumbersome with the tree view in Explorer. A couple of years ago I discovered Total Commander. And now I cannot do without it. The two-pane view of directories makes it so easy to copy or move files. The tabbed directory views makes it easy to swich back and forth between directories. And there is so much more to make it a really useful piece of software.