File Commander Alternatives

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

    This page was last updated Jun 13, 2020

    1. GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software.
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    2. 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.
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    3. 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.
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    4. 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.
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    5. 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...).
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    6. 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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      • 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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    7. 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      "My Files" manages all the files on your smartphone, just like a file explorer on your computer. You can also manage files stored on SD cards, USB drives and files in the cloud storage connected with your smartphone at the same time. New features in My Files
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