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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • It looks very similar and can do almost everything that Total Commander can - but it's cross-platform!
      retrojedi7 7/12/2015
  • FreeCommander icon


    FreeCommander is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager, reminiscent of Norton Commander. Function to view...

    Free Windows

  • Clover icon


    Wings for your Windows Explorer! Clover is an extension of the Windows Explorer, to add multi-tab functionality similar to Google...

    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...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet Kindle Fire

  • 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....

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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...

    Free Windows

    • 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 6/23/2015
  • XYplorer icon


    XYplorer is a file manager for Windows. It features tabbed browsing, a powerful file search, a versatile preview, a highly...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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...

    Free Windows

  • QTTabBar icon


    QTTabBar is an extension for Windows Explorer that brings tabbed browsing to Microsoft's file browser. It comes with a number of...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

  • muCommander icon


    muCommander is a lightweight, cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface. It runs on any operating system with Java...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud BSD

  • Dolphin File Manager icon

    Dolphin File Manager

    Dolphin is a file manager for KDE focusing on usability. Has three view modes: Icon, Detail and it used to have Column View like in...

    Open Source Linux KDE

  • 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...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

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  • Far Manager icon

    Far Manager

    Far Manager is a program for managing files and archives in Windows operating systems. Far Manager works in text mode and provides a...

    Open Source 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. ...

    Freemium Mac

  • Directory Opus icon

    Directory Opus

    Directory Opus provides a complete replacement for Explorer with far more power and functionality than any other file manager...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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...

    Free Windows

  • Krusader icon


    Advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for KDE and other desktops in the *nix world, similar to Midnight or Total...

    Open Source Linux

  • One Commander icon

    One Commander

    Free dual-pane file manager for Windows featuring tabs, columns, themes, long filename support, image converter, regex renaming and...

    Free Windows

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  • TotalFinder icon


    TotalFinder brings tabs to your native Finder and more! Other features include dual-panel mode and showing folders before files.

    Commercial Mac Finder

  • Explorer++ icon

    Explorer++ Discontinued

    Explorer++ is a free file manager for Windows. Available on Windows XP and above, it features the same familiar interface as Windows...

    Open Source Windows

  • trolCommander icon


    trolCommander - fork of the free and opensource muCommander filemanager. trolCommander is a lightweight, cross-platform file...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Solid Explorer icon

    Solid Explorer

    Solid Explorer is the best looking file and cloud manager with two independent panels, which brings to you a new file browsing...

    Commercial Android

  • CubicExplorer icon

    CubicExplorer Discontinued

    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...

    Open Source Windows

  • 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...

    Commercial Mac

  • Ghost Commander icon

    Ghost Commander

    Ghost Commander is a file manager for the Android platform with two panels. Its development was inspired by famous...

    Open Source Android

  • xplorer² icon


    xplorer² is a desktop file manager combining the simplicity of windows explorer with the speed and efficiency of traditional dual...

    Freemium Windows

  • Unreal Commander icon

    Unreal Commander

    Very powerfull two-panel interface commander. Unreal Commander has UNICODE support, Extended search of files, Multi-rename tool...

    Free Windows

  • 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...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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...

    Open Source Linux

  • 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...

    Free Mac

  • 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...

    Freemium Windows Mobile Android S60

  • 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...

    Freemium Android

  • NexusFile icon

    NexusFile Discontinued

    NexusFile is a file manager for Windows. You can manage many files very fast and easily. NexusFile will increase your computing...

    Free Windows

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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

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.