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Longhorn Explorer Beta 2

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ark_mage2    0

(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!

Screenshot

More info and download link at my blog

Enjoy!

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Quillz    1,011

Looks great!

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Skulltrail-old    0

Very nice. Thank you.

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DigitalE    10

Cool. I'll give it a shot.

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ark_mage2    0
wow that does look really cool.

So does this run as a seperate application? Or replaces the existing windows explorer?

I runs as a standalone application.

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notuptome2004    175

yea ark it crashes for me and i got all the requirements when i go to launch it it just crashes before it opens

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BigGiantHead    4

Might give it a try.

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Dc'1    1

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

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ark_mage2    0

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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mr_han_solo    5

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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ark_mage2    0
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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Denis W.    732
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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mr_han_solo    5

did what you said updated to the Sp1 and it works fine.

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ark_mage2    0
did what you said updated to the Sp1 and it works fine.

Good to hear!

For future reference .NET 3.5 Sp1 can be gotten here

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Denis W.    732

- 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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Angel Blue01    9

Wait does this require Silverlight? :x

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ark_mage2    0
Wait does this require Silverlight? :x

The download page does require it, but I will add a direct link on the blog post for those without it.

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azz0r_wugg    1

Nice.

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backdrifter    13

Can't try it because of XP, but it looks fantastic, good job!

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Audiowerfer    1

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

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+BudMan    3,648

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

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Brandon H    3,511
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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waysidesc    355
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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