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File Commander Alternatives

File Commander is described as 'for OS/2, Win32 and Linux. Norton Commander(tm) style file manager' and is a File Manager in the file management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to File Commander for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and Cygwin. The best alternative is Dolphin File Manager, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like File Commander are FreeCommander, Midnight Commander, Far Manager and ranger.

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

File Commander for OS/2, Win32 and Linux. Norton Commander(tm) style file manager

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  1. 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 Finder (it is not available in current version due to problems with maintaibility). Supports FTP, SCP and other protocols. Highly configurable.

    ⚫︎ LightweightDolphin File Manager consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Far Manager is a program for managing files and archives in Windows operating systems. Far Manager works in text mode and provides a simple and intuitive interface for performing most of the necessary actions:

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsFar Manager can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceFar Manager either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    ranger

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Cygwin

    ranger is a file manager with VI key bindings. It provides a minimalistic and nice curses interface with a view on the directory hierarchy. The secondary task of ranger is to psychically guess which program you want to use for opening particular files.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceranger either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    muCommander

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Java

    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...).

    ⚫︎ PortablemuCommander can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  7. Worker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Worker is a file manager for the X Window System on UN*X with low requirements (basically only the X11 libraries). The directories and files are shown in two independent panels (similar to Midnight Commander).

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    Vifm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Vifm is a file manager with curses interface, which provides Vi[m]-like environment for managing objects within file systems, extended with some useful ideas from mutt.

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    Vifm with light theme in iTerm2 with Inconsolata font on OS X
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    Sunflower

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

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    GNOME Commander

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    GNOME Commander is a "two-pane" graphical file manager for the GNOME desktop environment. GNOME Commander aims to fulfill the demands of more advanced users who like to focus on file management, their work through special applications and running smart commands.

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