Alternatives to Total Commander for all platforms with any license

  • Double Commander icon

    Double Commander

    Double Commander is a cross platform open source file manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and features some new ideas. Features Unicode support Tabbed interface Multi-rename tool...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • It looks very similar and can do almost everything that Total Commander can - but it's cross-platform! retrojedi7Jul 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • Clover icon


    Wings for your Windows Explorer! Clover is an extension of the Windows Explorer, to add multi-tab functionality similar to Google Chrome browser. After Clover is installed, you will be able to open multiple folders within the same...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

  • ES File Explorer icon

    ES File Explorer

    ES File Explorer is a free, featured all-in-one file manager, application manager, task killer, webDAV client & FTP client for your Android phone. File Manager and Folder Manager – Powerful tools put desktop-grade features in...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet Kindle Fire Fire TV

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    • Warning The app was bought by another company and bundled with adwares.
  • Midnight Commander icon

    Midnight Commander

    GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software. Its a feature rich full-screen text mode application that allows you to copy, move and delete files...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • File Explorer icon

    File Explorer

    File Explorer, previously known as Windows Explorer, is a file manager application that is included with releases of the Microsoft Windows operating system from Windows 95 onwards. It provides a graphical user interface for accessing...

    Free Windows

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    • Explorer has no twin panel view, no document preview (F3), no directory sync, no built-in FTP client, no file comparator, no built-in hash generator/checker, mass file renamer tool, and lots of missing features more Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • muCommander icon


    muCommander is a lightweight, cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface. It runs on any operating system with Java support (Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, *BSD, Solaris...).

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud BSD

  • Q-Dir icon


    Q-Dir makes your files and folder easy to manage. Fast and easy access, with an amazing Quadro-View (4 panes) technique. You dont have to renounce the usual, Drag and Drop, all Views, and other functions of your system. No! Q-Dir...

    Free Windows

  • Thunar icon


    Thunar is a new modern file manager for the Xfce Desktop Environment. Thunar has been designed from the ground up to be fast and easy-to-use. Its user interface is clean and intuitive, and does not include any confusing or useless...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

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  • Multi Commander icon

    Multi Commander

    Multi Commander has a lot of file manager features. This list It is not even close to complete. There are so many features and tweaks in Multi Commander that not everything can be listed here. Layout • Dual Panel • Tabs •...

    Free Windows

  • Commander One icon

    Commander One

    Commander One is dual-pane file manager for OS X created in Swift, which enables you to manage your files in the best possible way. You will get the dual-pane interface for easy moving and copying files from one place to another;...

    Freemium Mac

  • Amaze File Manager icon

    Amaze File Manager

    Amaze File Manager is an intuitive, open-source file manager for Android that's both free and ad-free (no upgrade offers, no popups, no ads at all). It's based on Material Design guidelines so it sits very nicely alongside the...

    Open Source Android Android Tablet

  • Directory Opus icon

    Directory Opus

    Directory Opus provides a complete replacement for Explorer with far more power and functionality than any other file manager available today. Just some of the features include: Single or dual pane file display and trees Folder...

    Commercial Windows

  • Krusader icon


    Advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for KDE and other desktops in the *nix world, similar to Midnight or Total Commander. It provides all the file management features you could possibly want: extensive archive handling...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Unreal Commander icon

    Unreal Commander

    Very powerfull two-panel interface commander. Unreal Commander has UNICODE support, Extended search of files, Multi-rename tool, Synchronization of directories, Support of archives ZIP, RAR, ACE, CAB, JAR, TAR, LHA, GZ, TGZ , Built-in...

    Free Windows

  • Explorer++ icon


    Explorer++ is a free file manager for Windows. Available on Windows XP and above, it features the same familiar interface as Windows Explorer, while introducing several enhancements and improvements for a much richer file browsing...

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer updated. Last version, 1.3.5, released in February 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Forklift icon


    "Dual pane file manager and SFTP/FTP client for Mac OS X ForkLift is designed to be the fastest, most powerful file manager for the Mac. Connect to FTP or SFTP servers, manage your Amazon S3 account or your mobile devices over...

    Commercial Mac

  • CubicExplorer icon


    CubicExplorer is a file manager which is aimed to replace Windows Explorer. It’s goal is to be easy and pleasant to use but still have enough power for more advanced usage. Its key features are tabs and bookmarks. It also has...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued Last commit 2013, website no longer up. See
  • xplorer² icon


    xplorer² is a desktop file manager combining the simplicity of windows explorer with the speed and efficiency of traditional dual pane orthodox file managers, helping you be productive with your documents, pictures, music, source...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Ghost Commander icon

    Ghost Commander

    Ghost Commander is a file manager for the Android platform with two panels. Its development was inspired by famous (Norton|Midnight|Total) Commander desktop applications, so if you are familiar with those great software, you will find...

    Open Source Android

  • Altap Salamander icon

    Altap Salamander

    A small and two-pane file manager with open plugin architecture. Has the ability to view content of files (text, html, over 40 picture formats, mp3), support for archives (zip, rar, arj, cab, tar/gzip, etc.), and (S)FTP support.

    Commercial Windows

  • X-plore icon


    X-plore is a file manager for mobile phones, with a wide range of functions on the phone's file system. NOTE: the free version has a 3sec wait screen at start and closing the app. So it is technically not 100% free but...

    Freemium Windows Mobile Android S60

  • Finder icon


    The Finder is the default application program used on the Mac OS and Mac OS X operating systems that is responsible for the overall user-management of files, disks, network volumes and the launching of other applications. As such the...

    Free Mac

  • Sunflower icon


    Open source, small and highly customizable twin-panel file manager for Linux with support for plug-ins. Main goal is to create easy to use and powerful file manager seamlessly integrated into Gnome desktop environment.

    Open Source Linux

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  • Path Finder icon

    Path Finder

    Path Finder is a standalone Finder replacement that takes the Finder's familiar interface and adds numerous powerful features and interface innovations to help anyone be more productive on Mac OS X. It features: - Dual-pane...

    Commercial Mac

  • Nomad.NET icon


    Nomad.NET is a powerful dual-pane file manager complete with breadcrumbs, thumbnails, integration with explorer plugins, and even support for multiple tabs. Using Nomad.NET requires very little explanation. Just download, extract...

    Free Windows

  • NexusFile icon


    NexusFile is a file manager for Windows. You can manage many files very fast and easily. NexusFile will increase your computing performance. If you still use Windows Explorer, you must try this one. Batch Rename, Dual Panes...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued last version 5.3.3 (2012.12.08)
  • ASTRO File Manager icon

    ASTRO File Manager

    The ASTRO File Manager helps you get the most out of your Android smart phone. It allows you to manage files on your phone without the need for a computer. Operations you can perform: copy, paste, move, delete, open with other...

    Freemium Android

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Total Commander Comments

From childhood

Positive Comment by badboynil
about Total Commander Apr 2016

I remember my father showed me this program. And she did not like me much. But now I can't live without it.



Comment by mayasim
about Total Commander Dec 2015

One of the best Android file manager we have on our website


Windows files swiss knife

Positive Comment by GordonNelson
about Total Commander Oct 2015

This software make me an automatisation freak :D
Such a great product.


A classic

Positive Comment by jackie90
about Total Commander Jun 2015

Love it. Helps becoming a keyboard shortcut master :)


Been using it everyday for the last 15+ years

Positive Comment by calvincalvin
about Total Commander Jun 2015

Could not live without it


My experience 1 Helpful

Comment by xxavx
about Total Commander Mar 2015

Are you a grandmother that only uses her computer to open pictures and send e-mails? If so, forget about this program. But if you are an average internet user chances are you'll find this program useful in your everyday life. Needless to say, if you are an advanced PC user (e.g. an IT guy, or a researcher) this program will become a MUST. As others have mentioned, I simply cannot live without TotalCommander.

Listing all the features would be poitnless. Instead, think of anything you may need... and find out how TC has a function to accomplish it. A few examples:
- do you need to rename a large batch of files? Open TC, press Control+M
- do you need to copy an entire folder? Open TC, press Control+Plus, F5
- do you need to open a new explorer window? No need, just open a new tab with Control+T
- do you need to peek into a file but you don't wanna open an editor? Control+Q

The only two Cons I can think of are that it's not open source and that it's Shareware (not Freeware).


Directory Opus, anyone? 2 Helpful

Negative Comment by Maeldun
about Total Commander and Directory Opus Feb 2013

Well, I used to think this was the bee's knees, and looked down upon people who still use Win Explorer for their file management needs.

TC is miles away from using the windows default.

But truth is, Directory Opus is pretty much the same number of miles away from TC. Too bad I've gotten so used to using it, because the transition would now be easier.

Look up some tutorials on that to see what you can do with DOpus to see what I'm talking about.


Free commander vs. Double commander vs. Unreal Commander

Comment by User2546661
about Total Commander Sep 2011

Download them and compare. In my opinion, Double commander is the best. (Best TC alternavite :)


post your top Total commander used plugins (add-ons) !!!!!!!!!!

Comment by oliveer
about Total Commander Jul 2011

Hey every one post your top liked (add-ons) Plugins
That you can`t imagine Total commander without it


Post your top Total commander used plugins (add-ons)

Comment by oliveer
about Total Commander Jul 2011

Hi Every one post your best Plugins (add-ons)
you have used with Total commander and you can not imagine total commander without them


I've tried em all, and I always come back to TC! Worth ever ... 1 Helpful

Comment by matijaerceg
about Total Commander Jun 2011

I've tried em all, and I always come back to TC! Worth every penny!


I cant live too without Total Commander or W******* command ...

Comment by mocky
about Total Commander Jun 2011

I cant live too without Total Commander or W* commander
not is free but not limitations
I have purchased the program and never i try another similar

TrungTQ use and use the program, at the end, you will purchase it (sorry for my english)

Another great features:

The community plugins (specially the file plugins)
* I like view isos, msi, etc into the dual pane
(yes, the multi-rename tool and the compare and the synchronize directories are superb)


I can't live without Total Commander (on Win*). My favorite ...

Comment by vargaattila75
about Total Commander Jun 2011

I can't live without Total Commander (on Win*). My favorite features:
* no mouse needed
* superb Multi-rename tool (!)
* Compare files / synchronize directories
* archive handling
* Built-in FTP client
* Tabbed interface
* regular expressions (!)


Best file management ever. With very large selections of pl ...

Comment by Morgoth
about Total Commander Jun 2011

Best file management ever. With very large selections of plug-ins this software is remain incomparable. Don't fool yourself with TC ugly interface you can change it easily with your taste! Trust me, you won't disappoint with it.