FreeCommander Reviews

Goodbye

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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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Top choice for professional KM

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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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My favourite file manager on Windows!

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FreeCommander XE is a very likable file manager for Windows. Its main problem is that all of its features are enabled by default so it's very cluttered at first. Once you plow through the various (unfortunately quite unintuitive) preferences dialogs and disable pretty much everything (tabs, all toolbars but the topmost, etc) and tone down the maybe-it-looked-modern-15-years-ago color scheme (you have to change this in more than 10 different places to make it look consistent unless you like the default), you get a very clean, yet powerful file manager, great for everyday use.

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At least it's free

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When copying files, I'm missing features. Apart for the Windows default options, it only let's you overwrite either older files or smaller files currently. No combination of the two (for example). You also only get an explicit filter ("only these file types"), but no exclusive ("all but these types") one (like don't copy "Thumbs.db" files and such).

Also neither a speed indicator (MB/s) or time estimation ("x minutes left", ...).

By default it's also using the default Windows dialog, so without going into the settings, you won't even see these advanced options. Makes you wonder - isn't the Explorer already easy enough to use? Does anyone really download file managers to make anything easier? I would think only power users download these programs, because they feel limited in their possibilities. So why hide the advanced features like that?

To top it off: during a long copy process my PC went into standby. That never happens with the default Windows Explorer.

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FreeCommander XE - Preview

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The new beta/preview version support unicode for file/folder name.

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FreeCommander can show foldersize and sort by foldersize

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Beside many other useful functions FreeCommander shows (also sorted) how much space the files and directories consume on your disk drives, similar to JDiskReport or TreeSizeFree, but as opposed to "Treesize Free" also on network disk drives.
To sort the folders using the size of folders you must select "Size of folders" in the menu "Folder":

Other useful features:

Compress and unzip, file editor, editable directory favorites, editable program favorites, comparing directories, easy access to system directories, computer administration, desktop, startmenue, editable toolbar: secure delete, multiple rename, ....

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