Multi Commander

Discuss anything related to portable freeware here.
Message
Author
User avatar
I am Baas
Posts: 4144
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:51 am

Multi Commander

#1 Post by I am Baas » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:08 am

http://multicommander.com/
Can be installed and run from portable (USB) device.
Image

(Via http://www.freewaregenius.com/2011/07/3 ... july-2011/)
Bəəs 2.0

lautrepay
Posts: 700
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:31 am

Re: Multi Commander

#2 Post by lautrepay » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:49 am

v1.2.0 ( Build 851 ) available. Changelog here.

User avatar
webfork
Posts: 7874
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:06 pm
Location: US, Texas
Contact:

Re: Multi Commander

#3 Post by webfork » Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:14 pm

Talk about feature-rich.
Supporting Net Neutrality - BattleForTheNet | Why this matters | More from EFF.org

User avatar
webfork
Posts: 7874
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:06 pm
Location: US, Texas
Contact:

Re: Multi Commander

#4 Post by webfork » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:09 am

I tested this out for a few days. Its intimidating in terms of file managers and really not suitable for casual file management. Power users will be right at home.

Also, what's the portable install process? I ran Universal Extractor and that didn't seem to work.
Supporting Net Neutrality - BattleForTheNet | Why this matters | More from EFF.org

GeddichNixan
Posts: 159
Joined: Fri May 09, 2008 6:03 am

Re: Multi Commander

#5 Post by GeddichNixan » Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:15 pm

You won't ever believe it.

First install it. You can do it even without admin rights.

Then open the "Help" menu.

The last entry of the penultimate section is "Install Multi-Commander on USB-device."

A potential USB-location is preset (anyhow it was the case on my computer). When you change it to a non USB-location, the installer will release a warning about it, but you will have the option to install it anyhow.

Tricky, huh?

BTW, in the forum of MC I have found a thread with a user's proposal asking for a plain portable package. MC's author wanted to look into that problem but his message was dated sometimes end of July. So it is still an open question whether there will be a portable package or not.

User avatar
tproli
Posts: 1167
Joined: Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:14 am
Location: Hungary
Contact:

Re: Multi Commander

#6 Post by tproli » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:08 pm

Lacks of internal file associations and that's a show-breaker to me. Otherwise great app.

User avatar
Ennovy
Posts: 424
Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:21 am
Location: The Netherlands

Re: Multi Commander

#7 Post by Ennovy » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:41 pm

Version 2 has been released, with some new features: http://multicommander.com/release/multi ... /changelog
Tough times never last but tough people do
-- Robert H. Schuller --

User avatar
tproli
Posts: 1167
Joined: Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:14 am
Location: Hungary
Contact:

Re: Multi Commander

#8 Post by tproli » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:51 am

ADDED - NEW ! FileType Management. Configure what Viewer/Editor/Launcher to use for filetype based on extension and/or path
This is great. I figured out that multiple filetypes are not separated by ";" but with a space: "*.jpg *.png". The online help is very laconic:
http://multicommander.com/docs/filetypesetup
:)

User avatar
Ennovy
Posts: 424
Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:21 am
Location: The Netherlands

Re: Multi Commander

#9 Post by Ennovy » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:36 pm

Version 2.1.0 is released: http://multicommander.com/
Portable Version

The Portable version is a preconfigured version of Multi Commander that is configured to store all configuration and settings in the same folder that it is run from. Just unpack the portable version and run it MultiCommander.exe.
If you already have MultiCommander installed you can create a portable version by selecting "Install Multi Commaner to USB Device" in the help menu.
Download a portable version here: http://multicommander.com/files/updates ... .1030).zip or http://multicommander.com/files/updates ... .1030).zip

Release notes:
MultiCommander 2.1.0 ( Build 1030 )(Released 9 Apr 2012)


Multi Commander 2.1 is now released.

The focus for this release has been bug fixes. But a couple of new features has been added.
Since last version (2.0) over 210+ change has gone into this release.

Some of the new features and fixes are...

Two new languages are supported. Dutch (Created by Hans Niesten) and Czech (Created by PetRip)
Large icon support is now added.
Multi Commander ca now be minimize to the tray and can also be configured to only allow a single instance.
Shared folder overlay icon is now shown even if running on another OS then Windows XP
View filters can now be configured to automatic remember and reset filters.
Quick search can now be configured to allow substring matching.

And a lot of bug fixes and the most common crashes reported by the crash report system has been fixed.

EDIT: I tested the portable version, but files are stored in the user profile folder and in the Windows folder.
Did not test this from a USB device but started the software on my computer's hard drive
Tough times never last but tough people do
-- Robert H. Schuller --

User avatar
I am Baas
Posts: 4144
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:51 am

Re: Multi Commander

#10 Post by I am Baas » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:15 am

I ran MultiCommander x64 Portable V2.1.0 (Build 1030) from a non bootable hard drive and it is perfectly portable. The only thing I noticed outside the application folder was a _mc_ folder in AppData\Local\Temp\
Bəəs 2.0

User avatar
I am Baas
Posts: 4144
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:51 am

Re: Multi Commander

#11 Post by I am Baas » Tue May 01, 2012 4:38 pm

MultiCommander is at V2.1.1 ( Build 1038 )

Bug fixes release, see http://multicommander.com/release/multi ... /changelog
Bəəs 2.0

lautrepay
Posts: 700
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:31 am

Re: Multi Commander

#12 Post by lautrepay » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:05 pm

MultiCommander is at v2.1.2 (Build 1045).
14 Minor changes. Only some important fixes for some stability issues.

FIXED - Drag and Drop issue if a single file was moved.
FIXED - Fixed problem when pressing "..." button multiple times.
FIXED - Issue when opening search with custom command.
FIXED - Stack overflow problem if copying the paths of many thousands of file to the clipboard.
FIXED - 2 very rare crash problems
Download 32-bit @ http://multicommander.com/files/updates ... .1045).zip and 64-bit @ http://multicommander.com/files/updates ... .1045).zip.

I second Baas here, it's stealth for me, too. Can someone else confirm it? I want to add it to the database but I want to be sure about this point.

Ruby
Posts: 324
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:35 pm

Re: Multi Commander

#13 Post by Ruby » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:57 pm

I ran Multi Commander v2.1.2 (Build 1045) 32bit on my Win7 x64 machine

Nothing in Regshot, only the empty _mc_ folder in %tmp%

I say add it, there's some robust code going on here!

~Ruby

User avatar
joby_toss
Posts: 2902
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:57 am
Location: Romania
Contact:

Re: Multi Commander

#14 Post by joby_toss » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:17 pm

Same here.

User avatar
tproli
Posts: 1167
Joined: Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:14 am
Location: Hungary
Contact:

Re: Multi Commander

#15 Post by tproli » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:29 am

Internal filetype associations are a bit tricky, especially when coming from Total Commander. Finally I found that this is the right syntax:

Code: Select all

"${mcpath}\..\IrfanView\i_view32.exe"
Image

The ">" button enables you to insert the "${mcpath}" variable, but in fact it pastes "${mcinstallpath}", so you have to manually modify it.

Another shortcoming is that it doesn't supports custom "Open with" actions (at least I haven't found a way).

Anyway, it is a very good file manager though I haven't used it for a longer time.

Post Reply