Updated: 03/01/2018 by Computer Hope
File manager may refer to any of the following:
1. A file manager is a software program that helps a user manage all the files on their computer. For example, all file managers allow the user to view, edit, copy, and delete the files on their computer storage devices.
Tip: With recent versions of Microsoft Windows, Windows Explorer (Explorer) is considered the default file manager. With Apple computers, Finder is considered the default file manager.
Note: Although a file manager helps the user view and manager their files it is actually the operating system that is responsible for accessing and storing the files on a storage device.