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Editors' Review

by   / June 04, 2013

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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Full Specifications

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 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 7.99MB
File Name Far30b3525.x86.20130717.msi

Popularity

Total Downloads 137,192
Downloads Last Week 4

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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