FAR Manager

FAR Manager

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.8
out of 250 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0 build 3525
  • Total Downloads:
    118,194
  • Date Added:
    July 27, 2013
  • File Size:
    7.99MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    19
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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If you are tired of drag-and-drop file manipulation in the Windows' GUI, then FAR Manager, with its command line and DOS-like interface for file creation and editing is for you. The program downloads easily and is free to use.

As a text-based application, FAR Manager allows the user to manipulate files by renaming them, moving them from directory to directory, and opening them in another window. You can also delete files, create new files, or edit certain files by clicking on them. Most users won't find the interface intuitive, but that is to be expected. If you are used to working in command line, then the interface is quite straightforward and intuitive. Otherwise you are left wondering how to reach the documentation for this program. A FAQ exists, but it is only written in Russian. Otherwise the Web site points you to the forums so that other users can answer your questions. FAR Manager does not make use of Windows Explorer so that you can use the GUI in any way. The best use for this program, in an age of easy GUI file manipulation, is at that moment when Windows is not responsive and you must work from the command line. In this case, this application will give you easy access to your files when you may not be able to reach them in any other way. For this reason, it may be a good idea to have this program on hand for Windows emergencies.

FAR Manager is not for the beginner. It is geared toward those familiar with the old command line way of working with a computer--a nostalgic trip back to the early 90s. With that said, the advanced user can figure out the ins and outs of this program with a little guidance, and it could save the day if files are otherwise inaccessible.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"old nc"

January 15, 2008  |  By baby9

 |  Version: FAR Manager 1.65

Pros

good old time work in dos in nc

Cons

not like work program in windows, all time crash window blue view

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5 stars

"Highly recommended"

December 01, 2006  |  By bobin_h

 |  Version: FAR Manager 1.65

Pros

For me Far is the most comprehensive file manager because I've using it for 5 years. I can claim that FAR is the fastest and most stable file manager. Of course one can regret that FAR doesn't possess with explorer interface but for me its present interface is very convenient.

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4 stars

"very good file manager"

October 19, 2006  |  By Jimmy_Cl

 |  Version: FAR Manager 1.65

Pros

Far manager is very convenient file manager that doesn't possess with such big bunch of features as for example Total Commander but its simplicity and speed really impressed me.

Cons

I hope Far manager will extend its feature pack.

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5 stars

"Most convinient file manager"

October 19, 2006  |  By Jack_N

 |  Version: FAR Manager 1.65

Pros

I've been using Far for 2 years. Two years ago I wasn't familiar with any file mangers. But for the last time I had tried to use Total Commander and I didn't like it at all. Of course commander has more features than Far but Far is easier in use than Total Commander. Also Far is fast and light. So as for me I chose far and can recommend it to anybody

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3 stars

"Not as good as ZTreeWin"

October 17, 2006  |  By MobyKain

 |  Version: FAR Manager 1.65

Pros

Being able to run this program when windows has "issues" is a big plus, better then typing cmd line instructions or writting scripts.

Cons

Filtering and file management is not as good as Commander let alond ZTreeWin which is basically the replacement for X-Tree Gold for those out there that remember it. I wonder even if this is not in copywright breach of ZTreeWin or Commander?

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5 stars

"Great File Manager"

July 08, 2005  |  By Jeff2000

 |  Version: FAR Manager 1.65

Pros

I've been using this product for 10 years already and it's still the best file manager out there. It's fast, has lot's of features, stable and inexpensive. Give it a try, you will not regret.

Cons

Not compatible with Windows Explorer user interface.

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5 stars

"good"

December 12, 2004

 |  Version: FAR Manager 1.65

Summary

very good

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5 stars

"Simply great"

August 02, 2004

 |  Version: FAR Manager 1.65

Summary

It may not have even a fraction of the Total Commander features, but then remember that this gem is just a 32-bit shell enhancement, and as such it can be used and save your arse in all that cases you cannot use your windows properly (eg from a console environment). I use both that one and Total Commander, and I couldn't be happier.

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5 stars

"Just a best one out there"

June 23, 2004

 |  Version: FAR Manager 1.65

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5 stars

"Simply the best file and system manager for Windows"

October 27, 2003

 |  Version: FAR Manager 1.65

Summary

Very effective for high-speed and professional work on PC with any kinds of files, archives and system things. Much extensible by several hundreds of plug-ins. Able to do things that Explorer can't do (e.g. NTFS links). Don't let character mode confuse you, this one beats all other file managers of its kind!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher ROG
Publisher web site http://www.winrar.de/
Release Date July 17, 2013
Date Added July 27, 2013
Version 3.0 build 3525
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.99MB
File Name Far30b3525.x86.20130717.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 118,194
Downloads Last Week 19
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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