Fearless file management

Organize your files with this simple tool.

We try to keep our computer organized, but every few months we've realized that it's gotten out of hand again and that it's time to tidy up. Fortunately for us, there are programs like FreeCommander Portable, a basic file management utility that lets users easily move files between different directories.

To be honest, FreeCommander Portable is quite similar to many other programs of this type, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The interface is plain, consisting of two panes that can be split either horizontally or vertically, with a toolbar and menus across the top. Users can navigate to different locations on their computer in each of the panes and then move files between them as needed. There are variety of different types of views--tree hierarchies, flat views, thumbnails, and so on--that allow users to view files however they like. The program has some pretty handy features, including a search function, the ability to compress, split, and filter files, and a DOS interface. The program's Help file must be downloaded separately from the publisher's Web site, which is annoying, but it was at least well-written and pretty thorough. Overall, there's nothing about FreeCommander Portable that really knocked our socks off--we've seen plenty of programs of this sort before, many with more-advanced features--but it's an easy-to-use file management tool that should work just fine for the average user.

FreeCommander Portable installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

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