Total Commander

Total Commander

Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.7
out of 59 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.50a
File Size:
3.29MB
Date Added:
September 26, 2009
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $38.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
184,996
Downloads Last Week:
541
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Total Commander is a file manager that functions similar to Windows Explorer, but with two fixed windows side by side like file managers for DOS. You can use Total Commander to search, copy, rename, zip, and organize your files. Total Commander has a built-in FTP client, so it can organize files on your home computer while also being able to transfer files to a remote server. Users who create Web pages will find this feature to be one of the program's great benefits.

We're accustomed to viewing and exploring data on our computer with Windows Explorer, so we had to go through a bit of a learning curve to understand what Total Commander does. The interface is basic and has a similar structure to an FTP client. Though we weren't familiar with the program, we've used FTP clients before, and that knowledge helped us get Total Commander up and running. You can use it to search for files and to rename multiple files at once. It features a command line prompt for users who prefer that type of workflow.

This is a 30-day trial version of the software. It installs with no problems, but when we uninstalled it, a 64.9KB folder was left on our C drive. Total Commander is a robust application, but it's more suited for the advanced user than the novice. Programmers and others who are familiar with DOS will be right at home with Total Commander, but everyday users will likely find this program too complicated to use.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.7

    out of 59 votes

    • 5 star: 49
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    4.8

    out of 23 votes

    • 5 star: 21
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5 stars

    "File manager for all occasions"

    October 09, 2013   |   By Ram250

    Version: Total Commander 8.01

    Pros

    It takes away all the fuss when working with files. Saves time and nerves, unlike the windows explorer.

    Cons

    If you work for someone else's computer without it, you feel very uncomfortable.

    Summary

    Recommend to anyone who has a computer - get yourself this friend.

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  • 5 stars

    "Absolutely the best file manager."

    March 30, 2013   |   By drreflex

    Version: Total Commander 8.01

    Pros

    This program is to Windows Explorer what Notepad is to Word. There are no better file managers for windows. Xtree was the first high end file manager. Symantec purchased the company and for a while Norton Commander was a very good file manager. Total Commnader follows with the same basic two pane default view but provides an order of magnitude more functionality including customizable functions. In addition to the functions noted in the article check out Directory Hotlist, Multi-Rename Tool, Split/Combine Files, Encode/Decode Files, Copy to Clipboard Options, Synchronize Directories, Test Archives, Verify Checksums, and Customizable View and Edit functions. Anyone who regularly manages files under Windows should own a copy. The time savings alone will pay for the product in short order.

    Cons

    There are none for me at the moment.

    With complex tasks it may take a minute or two to find the function you are looking for. If you don't find the function, don't forget to check out the website for a custom add on to perform the task you are looking for.

    Summary

    In the line of Xtree - XtreePro - Norton Commander, Total Commander takes file management to a new height. IT IS SIMPLY THE BEST FILE MANAGER FOR WINDOWS.

    Updated on Mar 30, 2013

    Should read ... Word is to Notepad

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  • 5 stars

    "Bom bisurdo..."

    March 06, 2013   |   By scmp

    Version: Total Commander 8.01

    Pros

    Gerenciamento de arquivos, pesquisa e controles de paineis eficientes.

    Cons

    Precisa ser atualizado.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very easy use"

    March 06, 2013   |   By mardi67

    Version: Total Commander 8.01

    Pros

    Very easy use, It reminds me of NC

    Cons

    ftp could be better

    Summary

    Very usefull

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  • 5 stars

    "What a file manager should be"

    August 31, 2012   |   By TtfnJohn

    Version: Total Commander 8.01

    Pros

    This program as capabilities that Windows Explorer can only dream of. Including the simplest and most needed of all a two pane directory display so files can be moved, copied or archived without opening another program or two instances of the same one.
    There's nothing too complex about the basic file management side of the program. That does come with the more advanced features of it.
    For file management you'll wonder how you ever coped with Windows Explorer.

    That it almost stumped CNET editors floors me!

    Cons

    None, really. Some learning curve after getting by basic file management is about it. Rock solid and fast.

    Summary

    This really is a program for those who do a lot of file management on servers, websites and other complex AND SIMPLE file management operations but lots of it. Not just the people CNET points to above but anyone who has to handle a "ton" of documents in large and small businesses, PR firms and others.

    It runs faster than Windows Explorer for file management and makes file organization simpler.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very good indeed"

    August 22, 2012   |   By christopherl

    Version: Total Commander 8.01

    Pros

    Very good indeed

    Cons

    None that I can see

    Summary

    Very useful

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