FreeCommander

FreeCommander

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 67 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2009.02b
  • Total Downloads:
    49,248
  • Date Added:
    September 12, 2010
  • File Size:
    2.54MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    73
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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FreeCommander includes way more functions than Windows Explorer, but it doesn't look nearly as good. It's cluttered with confusing buttons and lots of menus that you have to wade through. Once you get the hang of things, though, you'll find it to be a useful tool.

This program turns the traditional file menu into a split-screen file manager. That makes it so much easier to look at multiple folders at once. In addition to that, it's easy to drag files from one folder to another without accidentally making copies or messing things up. Initially, it's not easy to perform even the basic operations. There are more than 30 buttons on the menu bar and many of them link to features you'll only use once or twice if you use them at all. Luckily, you can customize several parts of the menu to make it fit your style. You can change what file folder the program starts with and the size and style of your file icons. FreeCommander even lets you set your own keyboard shortcuts and menu buttons for easier navigation.

Having too many icons and too much information isn't necessarily a bad thing for this program. FreeCommander is one of the most detailed file management tools you'll find for free. That makes it a great download for users who want more information and options that Windows or other freeware won't give them.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Excellent free program"

August 28, 2013  |  By rj-work

 |  Version: FreeCommander 2009.02b

Pros

As a long-time daily user of Total Commander (my favourite piece of software - 5 stars & faultless), I really like the natural concept of double-pane file processing. FreeCommander also has this, and is almost a direct copy of Total Commander so in this sense I would give FreeCommander a very high score.

Cons

I gave FreeCommander a fairly good try-out and if Total Commander didn't exist I would give FreeCommander 4.5 stars. However in several minor ways I found differences, and a few things missing; also I didn't notice anything making FC better than TC so I cannot give FC the maximum rating. I thus rate FC 3.5 (to 4) stars.

Summary

An excellent piece of software on the test I gave it, but I like the "look & feel" of Total Commander slightly better. Also I think TC has 1 or 2 extra features which I use, which seem to be missing in FC.

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3 stars

"Ways better than Windows Explorer for File Exploring"

August 20, 2013  |  By joanmarsters

 |  Version: FreeCommander 2009.02b

Pros

Enjoy the quick nav bar and much friendly than Windows Explorer.

Cons

Cannot find one so far.

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5 stars

"Simply the best!"

October 14, 2012  |  By robBob57

 |  Version: FreeCommander 2009.02b

Pros

Great for copy and move ops. Double paned window really helps. Lots of options!

Cons

No update since 2010. But who needs it?

Summary

A must utility for any PC!

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4 stars

"My favorite file manager by far!"

October 09, 2012  |  By JoelLeitner510

 |  Version: FreeCommander 2009.02b

Pros

Dual panes, customizable views, quick previews, lots of powerful extras

Cons

- In the advanced FreeCommande XE version (beta), column sizes aren't "sticky" - if you resize a column and then change your view, it goes back to the default. A small issue, but annoying. Shouldn't stop you from getting it, though!
- It doesn't completely understand WIndows 7's concept of "libraries". There are simple workarounds, though.
- These two little bitty issues are the only thing keeping me from rating it 5 starts. I'd like to be able to give it a 4.75...

Summary

Get it! There's nothing else I've seen as good as FreeCommander XE

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5 stars

"Great File Manager!"

December 31, 2011  |  By Bergerian

 |  Version: FreeCommander 2009.02b

Pros

Dual panes, flat view of files from multiple folders, copies file locations, remembers where you are when you restart

Cons

No 64-bit version, yet

Summary

This does all the things I wish the horrible M$ Windows Explorer would do! How is it possible the M$ cannot get this right, whereas a free program nails it in one?

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4 stars

"A very comprehensive file management app!"

November 16, 2011  |  By GCG1000

 |  Version: FreeCommander 2009.02b

Pros

Has the most comprehensive set of file management tools of any product I've used. Best file search/finder capability around.

Cons

None at this time.

Summary

Though CommanderFree is freeware, the developer has put an extraordinary amount of time and effort in creating this utility program. He deserves a donation, if you like it. I donated, because it's a five piece of software!

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5 stars

"Once downloaded, soon adopted."

November 13, 2011  |  By gerdami2

 |  Version: FreeCommander 2009.02b

Pros

- Tabbed folders that memorised on program exit
- Quick view of file contents (text files, pics and vids...)
- Nice sync / diff folders

Cons

- Version 2009... Is product development abandoned ?

Summary

A MUST have utility

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5 stars

"A solid and versatile file management utility"

November 13, 2011  |  By Jockster_CNET

 |  Version: FreeCommander 2009.02b

Pros

I have used Freecommander for a number of years. Frustration with Windows XP shall we say lacklustre or non-existent file management features drove me towards looking for alternatives. Freecommander ticked all the boxes, and is free to boot! Features I love:

* The tabbed, two-pane interface,
* Locking tabs with folders I use all the time so they are always just a click away,
* Compare and sync directories,
* Create MD5 sums with a keyboard shortcut,
* favorite tools toolbar providing quick access to applications I use all the time,
* etc etc

It has proven very stable over the years. The latest developmental FX version looks promising, too.

Cons

The interface is perhaps a bit dated. There are no major cons with this application in my experience, and cannot think of anything that I would have found annoying of falling short of what it was supposed to do.

Summary

Solid file management utility that is easily customizable.

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5 stars

"Try One Times__Easy and clean uninstall"

November 10, 2011  |  By mermereng

 |  Version: FreeCommander 2009.02b

Pros

FreeCommander isnt one software, lot+lot functions
3-5 mb
if u want portable posible
hard talk about Freecommander because have lot properties
sample: use for find, rename+multirename with lot custom, split,compress, lot shortcut pc function, multitab, .....

Cons

possible atomic fault but first software for me

Summary

10 stars for me with this functions, install and try because light,3-5mb but have lot functions

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4 stars

"Easy tool for file exploration"

November 06, 2011  |  By rick0716

 |  Version: FreeCommander 2009.02b

Pros

Full functioned.

Cons

Many, many functions.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2009.02b
Version 2009.02b is a bug fix release.
General
Publisher Marek Jasinski
Publisher web site http://www.freecommander.com
Release Date September 12, 2010
Date Added September 12, 2010
Version 2009.02b
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.54MB
File Name fc_setup_.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 49,248
Downloads Last Week 73
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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