FreeCommander XE v2022 Build 861

Ennovy on 12 Feb 2022

FreeCommander XE is a powerful, dual-pane file manager with hundreds of features including folder size calculation, folder comparison/synchronization, file/duplicate search, filtering, MD5 calc / verfiy, folder compare, sync and a customizable interface. Includes a file viewer to view files in hex, binary, text or image format; an archive handling ability for standard compressed formats including ZIP (read, write), CAB (read, write) and RAR (read); built-in copy/move/delete handlers; and much more. Additional features are available via plugins.

A 64-bit version is available for donors, while a PortableApps version is also available from the author's website.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FreeCommander.exe.

Note: It is not recommended to overwrite the file fcStart.ini when the application is being updated.
Similar/alternative apps: Multi Commander, Q-Dir, CubicExplorer
What's new? See:

48 comments on FreeCommander XE  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

PAFuser 2022-01-11 13:04

FreeCommanderPortable_2022_Build_860.paf.exe available on author's website.

v2021 Build 840

qj3328 2019-10-31 00:35

I have been using FreeCommander for many years and it is, simply, outstanding. To not have a real file manager is a misfortune; to be without FreeCommander is to be handicapped. Over time I have introduced many new users to FreeCommander and the results are always the same after several weeks of use - fascination that they ever managed to function with that Windows File Explorer thing. I had moved to FreeCommander when the old Xtree/XtreeGold file manager was no longer functional in Windows, and other file managers were not handling the complex file management work regularly encountered. At first, the two default panes in FreeCommander seemed odd. Though one pane can be disabled or hidden, dual panes grow quickly on the user until one realizes - wait, how can anyone function with a file manager that has just one pane?

v2019 Build 790a

peter48 2019-07-12 04:25

I like this software but it has some bugs.

v2019 Build 790a

wagner reatto 2016-07-28 23:48

the best


joby_toss 2016-02-01 07:10

There is a public FC XE beta with FTP for quite some time (now at version 716, check the Downloads page):


Ennovy 2016-02-01 06:16

About the ftp client: Marek promised to release a public beta with ftp:
but it is not build in the current public release.


BGM 2016-02-01 04:54

Oh - and the description for this program at the top says the FTP function is not implemented - but that is old. If I am not mistaken it *IS* implemented very recently.


BGM 2016-02-01 04:52

I LOVE this program so much I became a beta-tester! I've used it for years and it just gets better and better and more polished as time goes on. The authour is very active on the project and handles every reported issue. So you can't go by issues reported in the comments here since they are most likely resolved by now.


Ennovy 2016-01-31 20:55

New version: FreeCommander XE 2016 Build 715 32-bit
Couldn't find a changelog but here you can read more:


hamasaki 2013-11-11 08:51

My current favourite File Manager. It does throw a wobbly now and again when upacking zip files and trying to cancel. It just locks up and continues and you have to kill the process in the task manager. Apart from that, very nice.


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