FreeCommander XE v2018 Build 770

billon on 24 Jan 2018

FreeCommander XE is a powerful dual-pane file manager with hundreds of features including folder size calculation, folder comparison/synchronization, file 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.

Category:
System Requirements: 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:
http://www.forum.freecommander.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=775&start=210

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

wagner reatto 2016-07-28 23:48

the best

v2016.1.0.715

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): http://forum.freecommander.com/viewtopic.php?p=22580#p22580

v2016.1.0.715

Ennovy 2016-02-01 06:16

About the ftp client: Marek promised to release a public beta with ftp:
http://forum.freecommander.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6112#p22198
but it is not build in the current public release.

v2016

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.

v2016

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.

v2016

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:
http://www.forum.freecommander.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=775

v2015.1.0.685

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.

v2009.02b

outskirter 2011-12-21 04:47

FreeCommander is EXACTLY what I was looking for, and that's saying a lot, 'cause I'm awfully fussy --hey, I even like the icon!

I've only been using this app for a day, so I haven't discovered all its features, but I was amazed at how well QuickView works, and the built-in zip and FTP capabilities are icing on the cake.

I used Total Commander CE as the default file manager on my PDA in the past, and to me, FreeCommander is like Total Commander on steroids. ;)

V2009.02b

jaden 2011-06-10 18:56

This is the best Windows Explorer replacement I've found (and I've tried over 15 others). It's fast, extensible, keyboard shortcuts friendly and has great portable support. By extensible, I mean you can use other programs to perform operations within FreeCommander seamlessly. I use programs like TeraCopy, IZArc, 7zip, VirusTotal, Console, BareGrep, Everything, SpaceSniffer, Unlocker as tools, but you can also use programs based on the filetype, which is perfect for portable installs. You can also use Windows environment variables in the paths) like: %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Dropbox\Utils\UniversalViewer\Viewer.exe, which works great for having everything in Dropbox.

There are a few quirks in the settings UIs, but you deal with it once, then benefit from it every day. This is one of my all-time favorite programs.

V2009.02b

Magibon 2011-04-01 08:21

this is probably the best alternative to Total Commander.
I have tried a bunch already, and this is the last one standing.

This is def. a keeper and a def. recommendation!

Great Addition.

V2009.02b

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