Turbo Browser is designed to browse folders with large number of files and images such as those on network file servers that contain tens of thousands of files or even hundreds of thousands of files. Most file browsers and file managers would choke or even die when navigating across these folders.
I decided to develop Turbo Browser after evaluating many different file browsers but found none of them could be capable of displaying files in one of my network folders that had more than 120,000 files in a reasonable amount of time, including the Windows Explorer. What else? Upon navigating across these large folders, all of the file browsers I tested would not display a status gauge or any kind of feedback indicating of whether it was still reading files or choked up. I would rather know if it’s still working and the reading status so I can decide to wait or kill the process.
I kind of miss the File Manager’s MDI feature of the Windows 3.x where it had both the source and destination folders in a single window for easy files copying & moving. With Windows Explorer, I normally have to open 2 instances of File Explorer to copy or move files or I will have to do a lot of scrolling with just one instance. This is where the convenience of a dual-pane file manager comes in. The source and destination folders are right there upon launching Turbo Browser.
There a times when you only want to see certain files in a folder with large number of files, it’s not possible to have the Windows File Explorer to display only files with a specific extension, but you can do this easily with Turbo Browser with a simple click of the drop down box that contains all the file extensions for a specific folder. Turbo Browser is also very a handy tool to extract embedded icons from resource files such as DLL or EXE files. This is a great tool for programmers who need various icons for their projects.