Explorer Buddy extends the capabilities of the Windows Explorer by adding a context menu to the detail view. The user can select and manipulate files by using wildcard expressions, even recursively into sub- folders. Problems that may arise during lengthy file operations are anticipated and taken care of before operations start. Batch operations run without interruptions by message boxes that the operating system might otherwise pop up. Operations include Select for Drag & Drop, Rename, Move, Copy, Delete and Change File Attributes. Explorer Buddy generates reports with detailed information as to which operations succeeded and which failed. Furthermore, Explorer Buddy adds to additional columns to Windows Explorer's detail view, giving the user the possibility to sort by file extension (like *.exe or *.bak) and to view the short (8.3) names of files.