In windows 7, I used to use windows explorer to click on a video, press the play button, and decide if it was worth keeping. If it was worth keeping, I'd move it to a "use" folder.

However, Windows 10 explorer doesn't seem to support this play feature. Without this function in Windows 10 explorer, I have to open many videos in a media player to view them, find the filename of the one I'm viewing, then go back to explorer to move to the "use" folder.

1) I've looked for a way of re enabling this feature in explorer, but don't seem to be able to do this. Is it possible?

2) Is there other software that's a file manager and viewer combined? I can not seem to find one.


what you are looking for is a DAM (Digital Asset Management) software. There are many many options available some free some paid.

Most NLE's have this built in, again there are free and paid versions

  • Thanks for your suggestion, however, I'm keen just to have a file manager type application with a built in play video option, so I don't have to open up a seperate video player to quickly sort the good and bad clips. – reggie Oct 18 '18 at 12:50
  • Directory Opus can preview videos inline, but it's paid. – Gyan Oct 19 '18 at 5:32
  • Don't be fooled into thinking that one piece of DAM software will solve all of your Digital Asset Management problems. That's equivalent to saying that one piece of IT software will answer all of your Information Technology problems. DAM is a profession that's large enough to support an entire industry. If you don't believe me, check out the size of their conferences. digitalassetmanagement.com/blog/… – Jason Conrad Nov 19 '18 at 22:22

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