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Total Commander

By Ghisler Software Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Aug 21, 2013

Total Commander isn't much to look at, but offers plenty of neat ways to organize files and the easiest and quickest way to navigate through directories both locally and online. As easy as it is to use, its feature set makes it more suitable for advanced rather than novice users.

The program's installation and setup process take a few seconds longer due to some additional options users can choose such as multilanguage support, INI file location, etc. The program's layout might look dated to users new to this file manager, but to its faithful fans, Total Commander will look exactly how it should -- sleek and powerful. However, there are also many options for customization so users can change colors, font and icon sizes, menus, and more to get the look they want. The program features a traditional dual-pane interface, supports drag and drop, and lets users access its main features through easy-to-remember keyboard shortcuts. It's full of advanced options and tools like the built-in FTP client, built-in file viewer, multirename tool, nifty grouping, and many more. Additionally, advanced users will love the option to display hidden/system files. The program also has a built-in support for creating and extracting ZIP archives. It neatly packs files and does it better than anything that's already in Windows.

It's clear a lot of work went into this program and it's definitely worth the price. Due to its many advanced features Total Commander will be mostly useful to Web designers, developers, programmers, and all other users who need to upload and download files to/from remote servers.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Total Commander 8.01.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 9.20

User interface:

  • When using multiple monitors, the position and size can be stored separately for each screen (switch with Win+Shift+Cursor left/right)
  • Button bar: Button size and small icon size can now be set separately for each screen scale (dpi)
  • Icon from internal association takes precedence over internal packer icon (e.g. for *.rar)
  • wincmd.ini [Configuration] IgnoreDirErrors=1 allows to switch to inaccessible or non-existent directories, shows in file list instead

File operations:

  • Shift+F7 creates directory in target panel
  • Button bar, command line: support shell GUIDs, e.g. to go to Explorer's recent dirs, use
    cd ::{22877a6d-37a1-461a-91b0-dbda5aaebc99}
  • Files - change attributes: Button to load attributes from file under cursor in target panel

FTP:

  • Support for client certificates for ftps (ftp over ssl/tls) from Windows certificate store. Only works with schannel library on Vista or newer, not openssl
  • Set the FTPS mode via prefix: ftpes:// = explicit (MODE TLS), ftpis:// = impicit (encrypted from the start)

Compare by content:

  • Select all with Ctrl+A

Multi-rename tool:

  • New placeholder [f] for "First of each word uppercase (English in Titles)". Certain words like ze=2 face="arial">"a", "an" and "the" are converted to lowercase

General

Release July 13, 2018
Date Added July 13, 2018
Version 9.20

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 305,859
Downloads Last Week 59
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Developer's Description

Total Commander is a file manager for Windows, a program like Windows Explorer to copy, move, or delete files. However, Total Commander can do pack and unpack files, access ftp servers, and compare files by content.