Is there any app that modifies Windows 7 Windows explorer and make it similar to Windows 8 ribbon style or is there any app that provide Windows 8 explorer function and style to windows 7?


Here is a way to do this:


There is a tool called Styler. Install it in XP compatibility mode, enable the Styler Toolbar and apply this skin.

There is also a 3rd party tool called BetterExplorer. Try both solution and use the one you like more.

  • Better Explorer is so slow – Magnetic_dud Dec 12 '12 at 23:39
  • @Magnetic_dud Thanks, which one are more stable? Do you used any one before? – PHPst Dec 13 '12 at 3:09
  • Better Explorer is slow because it is a WPF application. – magicandre1981 Dec 13 '12 at 5:43
  • I only used Better Explorer, but I could not bear waiting 3-4 seconds to its startup. I think the Styler solution is great - now I am using Windows 8, so I don't need it anymore – Magnetic_dud Dec 13 '12 at 12:29
  • @Thanks for the answer. Unfortunately non of them run on my 64B win7. – PHPst Dec 25 '12 at 5:37

there is an application that fully replaces your Explorer - With the Windows 8 look! link: http://better-explorer.com


Classic Shell lets you get what you want! http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/ ;)

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    I think you read the question wrong. – billc.cn Dec 12 '12 at 20:40

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