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 Oct 23, 2021

    1. Brings features from Sublime Text to the file manager niche. Features: • A user interface similar to ST, • Ctrl/Cmd+P for jumping to any directory, • Plugins based on the Python programming language
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      Explorer++ is a free file manager for Windows. Available on Windows XP and above, it features the same familiar interface as Windows Explorer, while introducing several enhancements and improvements for a much richer file browsing experience.
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    2. xplorer² is a desktop file manager combining the simplicity of Windows explorer with the speed and efficiency of traditional dual pane file managers.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • BSD
      • Java
      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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    3. JumpFm is a minimalistic dual panel file manager (currently released only for Windows, Mac, and Linux) that lets you navigate your file system very efficiently. Mac releases can be found at .

      Discontinued

      The last release was in 2017, but you can still download it and use it.



      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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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    4. Broot offers a better way to navigate directories. Different from the typical 'tree' command, it summarizes directory contents so more fits on screen.
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    5. FenrirFS is a file management software where you can easily view everything in 3 different modes and manage any kind of file using labels.
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    6. trolCommander - fork of the free and opensource muCommander filemanager.

      Discontinued

      Last update is from December 29th, 2016.

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    7. Nomad.NET is a powerful dual-pane file manager complete with breadcrumbs, thumbnails, integration with explorer plugins, and even support for multiple tabs.

      Discontinued

      Last release is from 2016. See here: http://www.nomad-net.info/news

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