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FreeCommander - Freeware

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:59 pm
by Dreamer
FreeCommander - Freeware


freeCommander is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager. The program helps you with daily work in Windows. Here you can find all the necessary functions to manage your data stock. You can take freeCommander anywhere - just copy the installation directory on a CD, USB-Stick or even a floppy disk - and you can even work with this program on a foreign computer.


- Dual-panel technology - horizontal and vertical
- Optional tree view for each panel
- Built in file viewer to view files in hex, binary, text or image format
- File viewer inside archives too
- Built in archive handling: ZIP (read, write), CAB (read, write), RAR (read)
- Nested archive handling
- Easy access to system folders, control panel, desktop and start menu
- Copy, move, delete, rename files and folders
- Wipe files
- Create and verify MD5 checksums
- File splitting
- File properties and context menu
- Calculation of folder size
- Folder comparison / synchronization
- Modification of file date and attributes
- Folder / program favorites
- File searching (inside archive too)
- File filters for display
- DOS command line
- Custom keyboard shortcuts
- Multiple language support

More Details

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:16 am
by Dreamer
freeCommander 2006.06 (with many new features) has been released.

* Network neighborhood available as drive
* Shortcuts for copy and move are now free definable
* Shortcuts for view and edit are now free definable
* Concurrent ZIP operations possible
* Unpack JAR, WAR, EAR archive files
* Multiple editors (for F4) definable
* New shortcuts and toolbar icons for history (back: Alt+Left, next: Alt+Right)
* New shortcuts in search dialog
Display in active panel: Space
Display in inactive panel: Ctrl+Space
Copy: Ctrl+C
Delete: Del
* Accept "file://///server/share/folder" as command line parameter
* New Option in Synchronize folder:
- Up to 2 sec. ignore
- with hidden
* Custom columns
* New shortcut Shift+F1 shows popup menu for views
* Autosize for drives combo box (for dropdown)
* Settings: new program icons to choose
* Better performance for image browser
* Overlay images for extracted icons (TortoiseCVS icons too)
* Settings for "Search files" window: show in taskbar, auto add * to file name
* Configuration Changes/Enhancements:
This lines you can define in the freeCommander.ini file.
- DosCommandBoxSpec=
You can define your own command line interpreter for Ctrl+D
- AlignDrivesLeft=1
Shows combo box drives align to left
- ShowUserInCaption=1
Shows current user in window caption
* Popup menus added to the buttons of the toolbar:
- DELETE: basket context menu
- DETAILS, LIST: same as Shift+F1
- FILTER: filter popup menu
* Many small bugs fixed

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:24 pm
by JohnFredC
FreeCommander is a nice tool, and since it offers so much functionality for free (!) complaining about it seems rather petty....

Nevertheless, the thumbnail mode (even in the new version) is still slow and extremely difficult to interrupt.

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:06 am
by Dreamer
JohnFredC wrote:Nevertheless, the thumbnail mode (even in the new version) is still slow and extremely difficult to interrupt.
I don't use "thumbnail view' there, but you can send email to author, I did it and very important features have been added, also many bugs fixed...

Maybe some xnview plugin would help. :)

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 1:50 am
by Dreamer
New versions - changelog:


- Bug (critical): NC-Modus only - after rename operation the item was selected, but the selection was not visible
- Bug: on some pcs the tree pane was not visible
- Hotkey for sort by extension Shift+Ctrl+F4
- Default value for 'SelectCurrentHistoryDir4SelectDrive' changed to 1
- Some small bugs fixed


- Bug: MD5 sum for big files is not computed
- Bug: Splitter horizontal, network drive activate/deactivate -> lower drive bar is not displayed properly
- Bug: If 'Minimize to system tray' feature is active, the memory usage of the program is the same as when the program is opened
- Bug: Size settings in the search window work not correctly for some languages
- Bug: Sorting files by size, in the search window for some languages
- Bug: A problem with unpacking RAR files from subfolder: the file is extracted together with the folder
- Bug: The program crashes if you want to view images very quickly: F3,ESC,F3,ESC,F3,ESC,.....
- Bug: Rename item from context menu - after rename the item is selected (only NC-modus)
- Config item for drive select: always try to open folder from current history

- New setting for external viewer: Assign to menu item 'File->View'
- Bug: I can't change driver letter with shortcut Shift + 'drive letter' if drives are shown as combo box
- Config items for freeCommander.ini
- Unpack files with national characters from RAR archive
- New commands for "Define shortcuts...": find computer, delete without recycle bin (Shift+F8), open with...
- Bug: some problems with select of files in NC-Modus
- Bug: sort on "Type" column
- Rename - only file name (without extension) will be selected for in-place editing
- Bug: only system partition visible under Windows Vista
- Variables %FcSrcDrive% and %FcSrcPath% available for defining of favorites, external viewer and editors


Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:31 am
by DOS386
New versions - changelog:
NOT really new ;-)
- Bug (critical): NC-Modus only - after rename operation the item was selected, but the selection was not visible
Right, a bad bug :bug:

Nice, but far behind TotalCommander ... very limited archive
support ... and no support forum.


Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:38 pm
by Dreamer
NTOSKRNL_VXE wrote:NOT really new ;-)
Yes, you're right. :-)
- Bug (critical): NC-Modus only - after rename operation the item was selected, but the selection was not visible
Right, a bad bug :bug:
I found that bug. :wink: Should be fixed now.
NTOSKRNL_VXE wrote:Nice, but far behind TotalCommander ... very limited archive
support ... and no support forum.
But it's free, it's enough for me - and I don't like TC (no flame please). I like Servant Salamander, but it's not free, from v2.0 and v2.5 will be probably beta forever.

And - it looks bad, I know, but new icons are planned and full theme support in the future.

I miss the forum too, but you could try a mail, I have posted several mails to author and several bugs have been fixed, also lot of new features have been added.

freeCommander is the best free file manager and it's enough for normal users IMHO.

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:28 am
by Guest

Posted: Mon May 14, 2007 11:42 pm
by Dreamer
freeCommander 2007.05 has been released.

1. New symbols for the splitter: Favorite tools, Edit, View
2. Settings dialog
General: Process close as minimize (active if 'Minimize to system tray' checked)
Auto save settings
Confirmations: Show popup menu for left button drop
3. Menu item: Save settings
4. Loading/Storing of ini file improved
5. Splitter position stored as percent of window size now^
6. "Make Folder List..." window: settings are saved.
7. Support for "ClearType" fonts (you can disable this with UseDesktopFont=0)
8. Quick view Ctrl+Q
9. View images - improved
10. Better performance for connect via VPN or NetDrive
11. The internal viewer - renewed:
- no limit for file size for Views: text, binary, hex
- new views: rtf, unicode, media, internet
- interface for WLX plugins
12. Settings dialog - new option 'Show two bars' for drives
13. Command line parameters are passed to the first instance (if 'Only one instance' is active)
14. Ctrl+I now is functioning as a switch
15. New Options for image browser (spacing, optimization)
16. Copy current dir to clipboard - new address bar button
17. Folder tabs
18. Right mouse click on hot folder in address bar shows popup menu with subfolders
19. Quick filter (Ctrl+Y, Alt+Y)

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 8:43 am
by uwee
There is a support forum but unfortunately only in german: ... eimanager/


Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:13 pm
by Dreamer
FreeCommander 2007.10 has been released!

• Address bar editable with auto completition and auto suggest (Alt+G or middle mouse button click)
• Function key bar
• DoubleClick on locked tab - go to locked folder, if not in tab
• New settings:
- Shell menu: add 'FreeCommander' item to context menu
- Start program: TEMP folder can be defined
- Programs: more options for define programs
- Select items: Hover time for select items with mouse pointer; open files with one click
- Folder Tabs: Folder history per Tab
- Function Key Bar: Show icons
- Drives: Show with drive select (3 options)
- Confirmations: Use dialog window for rename
- Color/Font: Color for striped lines in detail view
• New sorting options:
- Folders always at the end of the list
- Natural sorting (as Explorer)
- Folder like files (except for name)
• Shortcuts saved as text and not as number
• Favorite tools renewed (Categories, Toolbar, Drag&Drop)
• New toolbar button: Window splitting
• Desktop and Thumbnail button with drop down list
• View button with drop down list - you can use this button for toggle views between list and details. You can define more views for toggle in the freecommander.ini in the [Form] section, e.g. ToggleViews=1,2,5 if you want toggle between list, details and thumbnails.
• Localized Vista folders (reparse point folder) can be opened now
• New command line parameters /NewIni=, /Ini=, /NoPlugins, /Lng=, /N, /C, /Z
- /NewIni= Starts FC with a different INI file instead of freecommander.ini. A new file will always be created. If defined file exists, it will be deleted first.
- /Ini= Starts FC with a different INI file instead of freecommander.ini. A new file will be created if the defined file does not exist.
- /NoPlugins Starts FC with disabled plugins
- /Lng= Starts FC with a different language file instead of that defined in config file
- /N Starts FC in any case as new instance
- /C Starts FC and passes the command line parameters to the already running instance
- /Z For usage with /C parameter - interprets the passed paths as source/target instead of left/right.
• Many small bugs fixed

The latest version is available on the FreeCommander Downloads page.

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:36 pm
by Guest
hej, napište to česky nebo slovensky! :D

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:35 pm
by Dreamer
This is the English forum, so please use only English language.

I'll reply in Slovak now...

Toto je anglicke forum, pouziva sa tu len anglicky jazyk, ked chces pomoc v cestine, najdi si nejake ceske pocitacove forum.

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:30 pm
by Dreamer
FreeCommander 2007.10 has been released!

* Bug fixed: some folders or drives can not be opened
* Bug fixed: adding separators to categories list
* Bug fixed: folder synchronize function break with the message '00:00:02: is not a valid time'
* Bug fixed: thumbnail of Open Office files crash the program
* Bug fixed: wrong display of zip content for some zip files
* Bug fixed: synchronize folders - compare files process very slow
* Bug fixed: context menu in address bar not available, wenn path in the address bar is longer than the address bar width
* Bug fixed: wrong folder size display if sorting by size
* Bug fixed: change of the font visible only after program restart
* Bug fixed: viewer plugin dialog doesn't let you specify %FcSrcDrive% as the drive
* Bug fixed: Favorite Tool - %FcSrcDrive% parameter does not work for "Start folder"

* In file search dialog: display file icons
* New setting options (now only in freecomander.ini, later in program)
o SplitterSmallWidth= allowed Values 3-12; default is 6
o SplitterSmallHideSwapButton= allowed 0 or 1; default is 0
o AddrBarButtonWidth= allowed Values 12-25; default is 17
o GoUpStripWidth= allowed Values 0-10; default is 0
o ShellOperationInclConnectedElements= allowed values 0 or 1; default is 1: copy/move/delete operation on folder and connected html file

* New items added to address bar context menu
o Edit
o Paste from clipboard

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:29 pm
by ikutluay
It is good prpgram but it is not a good solution for me. Far is better. but i like console file managers..