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FreeCommander

An alternative windows file manager with advanced features similar to total commander.

  • Windows
  • PortableApps.com
Avg rating of 3.7 (15)| 20 comments

What is FreeCommander?

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. You can take FreeCommander anywhere – just copy the installation directory on a CD or USB-Stick – and you can evenwork with this program on a foreign computer. FreeCommander XE 64-bit is currently available as bonus for the donors.

Main features in FreeCommander:

Dual-panel technology – horizontal and vertical (one panel possible too) Tabbed interface Full access to desktop Optional tree view for each panel Built-in file viewer to view files in hex, binary, text or image format File viewer and thumbnail view inside archives too Built-in archive handling: ZIP (read, write) Nested archive handling Plugins for other archive (RAR, 7z, …) Plain view – structureless view for files and folders Linked browsing Easy access to system folders, control panel, desktop and start menu Copy, move, delete, rename files and folders (alternatively as Windows or FreeCommander operation) Drag&drop File searching (inside archive too) Create and verify MD5 checksums Wipe files Multi rename tool File properties and context menu Calculation of folder size Folder comparison Folder synchronization Modification of file date and attributes Folder / program favorites File filters (regexp possible too) for display and file operations User defined columns for detailed views DOS command line Quick viewer Quick search Quick filter Quick starter Screenshots All shortcuts are definable A lot of settings – you can configure almost all

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FreeCommander Features

  1.  Batch Rename FilesFreeCommander supports renaming of different types of files or data in large batches.
  2.  Built-in viewerFreeCommander shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
  3.  PortableFreeCommander can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.

FreeCommander information

  • Developed byMarek Jasinski - Moosburg, Germany
  • LicensingProprietary and Freemium product.
  • PricingOne time purchase (perpetual license) ranging between $6 and $33.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.7 (15 ratings)
  • Alternatives106 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian

Our users have written 20 comments and reviews about FreeCommander, and it has gotten 379 likes

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IonChristopher
  
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It's main benefits are that it's reliable and free so you don't have to hesitate to try it out. It has very few limitations, and fewer QUIRKS than Total Commander. It takes 5-10 hours to master - well worth the investment. Start with one panel and the tree and set it to open in a new window so that it works conventionally and you won't have to start out thinking the up to 4 panes are a pain.

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Customize any way you like, works as advertised, free (donation for 64-bit version). Better than many paid alternatives in my view. I like it a lot!

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mot00rzysta
  
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It worked great in my Win XP days....nowadays it just loads for ages and doesn't work as fine as it did....I'm on win7 and as the previous previewer mentioned: I guess I might have to go through various options to make it cool for me again....but I don't have the time and I don't think that's the point - it's supposed to be a fast tool that facilitates things that Windows can't be smart enough to provide, right ? RIP, I'll miss you.

[Edited by mot00rzysta, October 08]

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User5
  
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I use FreeCommander several times a day. As you learn how to use FreeCommander it's the type of application where you start to wonder how people manage with it.

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What I like most about it is the folder size feature.

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kasoleo9
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FreeCommander is a very complete replacement for the Windows File Explorer. Unfortunately, in Windows 10 FreeCommander takes up to 6 seconds to load onscreen while the Windows File Explorer loads in 1 second flat. I really don't like the all-white-no-border File explorer, but on the other hand, once I click on a software I hate waiting for more than 2 seconds.

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denissua
  
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It works but... The UX will make you suffer. I'm moving from Total Commander which doesn't have a nice UX - I'm just used to it but this one is really made me suffer. I spent 2 hours to just set up my colors and columns and formats. And even after that, there are noticeable delays and poor UX aspects you can't configure. I ended up with Unreal Commander - delightful UX and very close to TC. I haven't tried Double Commander (who knows, maybe it's even better).

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  • File Manager
  • Screenshot Capture
  • search-tool
  • Disk Usage Analyzer
  • disk-space-finder
  • search-text-in-files

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FreeCommander platform details

Windows

FreeCommander XE 64-bit is currently available as bonus for the donors.

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