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. UltraExplorer is a Windows Explorer replacement that will change the way you think about file management. Other Explorer replacement applications duplicate the same old paradigm introduced by Microsoft in Windows 95.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.0.3.0, released in July 2009, can be still downloaded from SoftPedia.

    2. Index is a convergent file manager, it the user with a simple way to navigate and manage files. Index incorporates features such as miller columns, embedded terminal, split views, file previews, experimental WebDAV support, tags.
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      lf (list files) is a terminal file manager written in Go programming language.
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    3. WinBrowser features a multi-column interface as used on the Macintosh resulting in the most elegant file manager available for Windows today. Multi-Column advantage

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.2, released in 2013 or before, can be still downloaded from the official website. The software is supposed to be a paid software but there's an “Available soon” message on the purchase page since April 2019, so it's currently free.

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    4. Just Manager is a feature packed, versatile, multi-tabbed multi-pane file manager for the Windows operating system. It is available in both x86 and x64 versions. Despite its many features it is relatively small and efficient.

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      Last release is from 2014. See here: http://justmanager.ru/forum/viewforum.php?id=3

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    5. electerm is a terminal/ssh/sftp client(linux, mac, win) based on electron/node-pty/xterm/antd and many other libs, it works like a combination of guake and xshell.
    6. NexusFile is a file manager for Windows. You can manage many files very fast and easily. NexusFile will increase your computing performance. If you still use Windows Explorer, you must try this one.
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    7. My Commander (MyCO) is "the smallest - smartest - fastest file manager in the world", for Windows. Small and smart, MyCO uses less of your computer's memory while it's running.
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    8. SpeedCommander is a comfortable file manager. It builds on the proven two window technology and offers a multitude of exclusive features. Sort, copy, move or delete your files either using the keyboard or the mouse.
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    9. Saladin is an open source dual-pane file manager for Windows which merges the capabilities of Windows Explorer with the well known and easy to use orthodox user interface.

      Discontinued

      Last version is from May 2017. See here: https://saladin.mimec.org/news

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