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Wow, the Windows 3.x winfile.exe File Manager still lives on!

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/04/01

By sheer luck, Jen Gentleman pointed out that winfile.exe still lives on:

The source is at [Wayback/Archive.is] microsoft/winfile: Original Windows File Manager (winfile) with enhancements, and it looks exactly like the Windows 3.x through Windows NT 4.0 days.

You can install it for instance from Chocolatey, for I used this upgrade command: choco upgrade --yes winfile

Installing winfile from Chocolatey

Installing winfile from Chocolatey

[Wayback] Chocolatey Software | WinFile 10.1.4.0

–jeroen


Text log of the installation showing the dependencies:

C:\bin>choco upgrade --yes winfile
Chocolatey v0.10.15
Upgrading the following packages:
winfile
By upgrading you accept licenses for the packages.
winfile is not installed. Installing...
Progress: Downloading vcredist2017 14.16.27033... 100%
Progress: Downloading vcredist2017 14.16.27033... 100%
Progress: Downloading winfile 10.1.4.0... 100%
Progress: Downloading winfile 10.1.4.0... 100%

vcredist2017 v14.16.27033 [Approved]
vcredist2017 package files upgrade completed. Performing other installation steps.
 The upgrade of vcredist2017 was successful.
  Software install location not explicitly set, could be in package or
  default install location if installer.

winfile v10.1.4.0 [Approved]
winfile package files upgrade completed. Performing other installation steps.
 ShimGen has successfully created a shim for Winfile.exe
 The upgrade of winfile was successful.
  Software install location not explicitly set, could be in package or
  default install location if installer.

Chocolatey upgraded 2/2 packages.
 See the log for details (C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\logs\chocolatey.log).

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