Free Explorer alternatives
I have been looking around for some free alternatives to Windows Explorer and that also work on Vista and I managed to get a few.
I quite liked free commander because of its features and also compared to unreal commander you can right click and refresh the files.
Another positive thing for free commander is that I can still use it with subversion which I cannot do without.
Whilst features like FTP client are good I wasn't particularly looking for that because I have applications that do that for me already.
I find it handy to use a file manager application that has a two panel interface. It helps make some tasks faster especially tasks like copying and moving files.