Longhorn Explorer Beta 2


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(I am posting this here because it deals with the UI experience in Windows Vista.)

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After months of work and much anticipation I am pleased to announce the release of Longhorn Explorer beta 2! For the uninitiated Longhorn Explorer is a file browsing application designed to recreate the look feel and function of the explorer that was going to be part of Windows Longhorn.

Features:

* General file browsing capabilities

* Animated PPA

* Longhorn style "flying icons" on resize and filter.

* live image thumbnails

* drag and drop

* Document Library (with stacks!)

* Music Library

* Contact Library (Facebook only)

* much more!

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More info and download link at my blog

Enjoy!

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I am glad to hear you guys like it.

That's good :o I'm not a fan of Longhorn though :/

Even if you hate longhorn, the explorer is worth checking out for the cool WPF effects included, like

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Its crashing as soon as it starts o my pc also.

Here is the error details:

Description:

Stopped working

Problem signature:

Problem Event Name: CLR20r3

Problem Signature 01: longhornexplorer.exe

Problem Signature 02: 1.0.0.0

Problem Signature 03: 48d454a6

Problem Signature 04: PresentationFramework

Problem Signature 05: 3.0.0.0

Problem Signature 06: 470bc696

Problem Signature 07: 660b

Problem Signature 08: e1

Problem Signature 09: System.Windows.Markup.XamlParse

OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1

Locale ID: 1033

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Its crashing as soon as it starts o my pc also.

Here is the error details:

Description:

Stopped working

Problem signature:

Problem Event Name: CLR20r3

Problem Signature 01: longhornexplorer.exe

Problem Signature 02: 1.0.0.0

Problem Signature 03: 48d454a6

Problem Signature 04: PresentationFramework

Problem Signature 05: 3.0.0.0

Problem Signature 06: 470bc696

Problem Signature 07: 660b

Problem Signature 08: e1

Problem Signature 09: System.Windows.Markup.XamlParse

OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1

Locale ID: 1033

It requires .NET 3.5 SP1.

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It requires .NET 3.5 SP1.

It also crashed on my desktop. The installer seems to fetch the non-SP1 version.

I'll be trying this on my desktop in a second, after updating .NET.

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- Nice animations!

- Crashes when deleting something that requires admin privileges.

- Also crashes if I try any file functions on Facebook contacts. :p (BTW the contacts are all in random order.)

- I re-enter my Pictures folder, go back up one level, re-enter, and it crashes.

Still looks promising though. Keep working on it. :yes:

Question: Does it install itself to somewhere? I don't see any app icons in the Start menu.

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  • 11 years later...
8 hours ago, Audiowerfer said:

Hello? The link is broken. Is there any way to download this thing?

OP has not been active on the forums since 2012 so it's unlikely you'll find a working download link here. I apologize.

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Yikes - over a decade ago!

 

It's a long shot, but here's the Wayback Machine archive of that page.

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20080927054713/http://arkmage2.longhornfusion.net/blog/?p=49

 

If you follow the projects link, the author has an email address - maybe you could get ahold of them and they still have the files around?

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18 hours ago, Audiowerfer said:

Hello? The link is broken. Is there any way to download this thing?

... i am not sure why you would ever need this ... as Windows Vista itself had all of the necessary functionality ... surpassing that of which this is capable ...

 

... but it is available at DeviantArt ... and you will need to register for a free account if you do not already have one ... https://www.deviantart.com/sucxces/art/LongHorn-Explorer-405091307

 

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On 3/23/2020 at 3:27 PM, BudMan said:

From 2008, really?  WTF would you run this on?  Your running windows vista still?

Not really Vista but Server 2008

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