Midnight Commander Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Midnight Commander for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Double Commander, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Midnight Commander and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Midnight Commander are FileZilla (Freemium, Open Source), Total Commander (Freemium), QTTabBar (Free) and FreeCommander (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Sep 15, 2021

    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.
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      Most users think Double Commander is a great alternative to Midnight Commander.
    2. FileZilla is a powerful FTP-client. It has been designed for ease of use and with support for as many features as possible, while still being fast and reliable.

      Bundleware

      Be aware that installing FileZilla on your computer might install some bundleware/malware on your machine. See this thread on the FileZilla forum: https://forum.filezilla-project.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=48441

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      FileZilla vs Midnight Commander opinions
      This alternative is disputed. FileZilla is still a legitimate alternative to Midnight Commander, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Main priority is managing files on ftp server instead of local. Not File Manager like MC!
      Top negative comment  over 3 years ago

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      glalejos2 FileZilla is a FTP/SFTP client, without bound to a command line.
      Negative comment 4 months ago

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      FileZilla is a dedicated ftp-client, and Midnight Commander is a local filesystem manager with FTP being an additional capability.
      Negative comment 8 months ago

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      While Midnight Commander is a file manager, FileZilla is mainly a FTP client
      Negative comment 8 months ago

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      Midnight Commander is a much more powerful File Manager
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      it's main purpose is a ftp-client not a local filemanager
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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    3. Total Commander is a shareware Orthodox File Manager (OFM) for Windows. Some features include a built-in FTP client, file compare, archive file navigation, and a multi-rename tool with regular expression support.
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      Most users think Total Commander is a great alternative to Midnight Commander.
    4. QTTabBar is an extension for Windows Explorer that brings tabbed browsing to Microsoft's file browser.
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    5. 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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    6. 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.
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    7. Directory Opus provides a complete replacement for Explorer with far more power and functionality than any other file manager available today.
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    8. 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!
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      Q-Dir vs Midnight Commander opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      MC is a text based file manager, Q-Dir is mostly graphical and is based on Windows Explorer whereas MC is self-contained.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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    9. 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.
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    10. Far Manager is a program for managing files and archives in Windows operating systems.
      Far Manager vs Midnight Commander opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Far Manager is a great alternative to Midnight Commander.
      At first glance the interface looks identical.
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

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