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FreeCommander Alternatives

FreeCommander is described as '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' and is a very popular File Manager in the file management category. There are more than 100 alternatives to FreeCommander for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and MacPorts. The best alternative is Double Commander, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like FreeCommander are Total Commander, Dolphin File Manager, Midnight Commander and Directory Opus.

FreeCommander 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 FreeCommander.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Windows

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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.

    Double Commander 0.7.0 running on Windows 10
    Most users think Double Commander is a great alternative to FreeCommander.
  2. Total Commander is a Shareware file manager for Windows.

    Most users think Total Commander is a great alternative to FreeCommander.

  3. 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.

  4. GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software.

    Some users think Midnight Commander is a great alternative to FreeCommander, some don't.
  5. Directory Opus provides a complete replacement for Explorer with far more power and functionality than any other file manager available today.

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Q-Dir icon


    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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 default view on Windows 10
  9. File Explorer (Windows 10), 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 is sometimes referred to as the Windows shell, explorer.

  10. Multi Commander is a multi-tabbed file manager and is an alternative to the standard Windows Explorer. It uses the very popular and efficient dual-panel layout.

    Multi Commander vs FreeCommander opinions
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    Multi Commander has great thumbnail views of my images and videos. I can configure it very nicely to suite my preferences. I like how it opens very fast too.

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