Multi-Level Undo/Redo

XYplorer gives you multi-level undo/redo for file operations Move, Copy, Rename, Delete and New. Up to 256 user actions are logged and can be undone at any time. They are even remembered between sessions, so you can fix today what you broke yesterday. With a single click.

Undo is your friend when things go wrong. A typical use for Undo is when you have dragged some items into the wrong folder, perhaps by a slip of the finger, the famous accidental drop. You may not even know which folder it was. With Undo, one click puts everything back to normal. Even the next morning after you have closed and restarted XYplorer.

Or a batch rename of 250 files went wrong. No problem: Undo it with one click.

Optionally, you can perform a cumulative undo, which means you can undo a whole bunch of actions with a single click. Or you can perform a non-sequential undo, which means that you can undo any particular action in your action history without undoing the actions that came after it.

The Undo/Redo Interface

Undo, Redo, and Action Log at the top of the Edit menu.

The default keyboard shortcuts are Ctrl+Z for Undo and Ctrl+Shift+Z for Redo. However, the superior interface for these tasks is probably the Toolbar. This is because the Undo and Redo buttons let you know what is being undone or redone, either by a tooltip when you hover over the buttons, or by a drop-down list of recent actions when you click the buttons' arrows:

Hovering over the Undo toolbar button displays a tooltip about the last undoable action.

Clicking the arrow of the Undo toolbar button displays a drop-down list of the most recent undoable actions.

The Action Log

The Action Log is the database for Undo/Redo. It tells you in chronological order what you did, when you did it, whether it can be undone, or whether it has already been undone and can be redone. It's optionally remembered across sessions, so you can finally find out what you did yesterday.

Note that you can undo individual actions directly from the Action Log using the right-click menu:

This page was last updated on 2024-01-08. Screenshots do not necessarily reflect the current look and feel of the application. Some of the functionality may have been changed or enhanced in the current version.