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EF Commander is described as 'file manager for the Windows 95/98/Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Window XP and Windows Vista desktop. If youve ever used and liked Norton Commander, youll like this dual-windowed program, which comes complete with bubble and online help' and is a File Manager in the file management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to EF Commander for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, PortableApps.com and BSD. The best alternative is Double Commander, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like EF Commander are WinSCP , Total Commander, QTTabBar and Midnight Commander.

EF Commander alternatives are mainly File Managers but may also be FTP Clients or File Search Utilities. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of EF Commander.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Windows

EF Commander is a file manager for the Windows 95/98/Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Window XP and Windows Vista desktop....

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  1. 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableDouble Commander can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDouble Commander can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeDouble Commander supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Double Commander 0.7.0 running on Windows 10
  2. WinSCP, a popular free SFTP and FTP client for Windows, copies files between a local and remote computer. It supports also FTPS, SCP and WebDAV. It offers easy to use GUI for all common file operations and a powerfull automation with .NET assembly.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeWinSCP doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ PortableWinSCP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionWinSCP can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingWinSCP supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceWinSCP either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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  3. Total Commander is a Shareware file manager for Windows.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableTotal Commander is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableTotal Commander can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    QTTabBar

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer

    QTTabBar is an extension for Windows Explorer that brings tabbed browsing to Microsoft's file browser.

    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionQTTabBar can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    Tabbed Explorer
  5. GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software.

    ⚫︎ LightweightMidnight Commander consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  6. FreeCommander is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager. The program helps you with daily work in Windows. Here you can find all the necessary functions to manage your data stock.

    ⚫︎ PortableFreeCommander can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  7. Directory Opus provides a complete replacement for Explorer with far more power and functionality than any other file manager available today.

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    Dual display (vertical layout) without trees (this is the Commander style). Both file displays are in list mode, showing popup tooltip for an image file.
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    Files

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Files is a file manager which leverages the latest features of the Windows platform including Fluent Design, seamless updates, and APIs which enable the performance and lifecycle behavior that users expect.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeFiles supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  9. XYplorer is a file manager for Windows. It features tabbed browsing, a powerful file search, a versatile preview, a highly customizable interface, optional dual pane, scripting engine, and a large array of unique ways to efficiently automate frequently recurring tasks.

    ⚫︎ PortableXYplorer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableXYplorer is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingXYplorer supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ File TaggingXYplorer can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
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    Q-Dir

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    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!

    ⚫︎ CustomizableQ-Dir is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableQ-Dir can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Q-Dir default view on Windows 10
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