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FreeCommander XE v2017 build 740 Updated

joby_toss on 20 Jan 2017

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 availble 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
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Ennovy on 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.

joby_toss on 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

wagner reatto on 2016-07-28 23:48

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muCommander v0.9.1 Updated

billon on 10 Jan 2017
  • 18MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by spillej

muCommander is a skinnable, tabbed file manager with a dual-pane interface. The tool connects to a many online services such as FTP, SFTP, SMB, HTTP, Amazon S3, Bonjour, HDFS (Hadoop), NFS, and more. File copying includes transfer verification, rate of speed controls, and transfer visualization. It can open and create a variety of archive types as well as view and modify ZIP files without recompression. The program can batch rename, change permissions/date, and hash files or folders with a variety of algorithms.

Cross-platform (Mac, Linux, *BSD) and available in 27 languages (including Chinese, Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese)

Alternatively, X-muCommander is also available (thanks Danix).

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Java Portable
Stealth: ? No. Saves some temporary information to User\LocalSettings\Temp
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the "portable" tar.gz package and see forum post for further instructions.
Similar/alternative apps: Multi Commander
What's new? See:
https://github.com/mucommander/mucommander/blob/release_0_9_1/package/readme.txt
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Danix on 2011-04-08 21:37

winPenPack has released X-muCommander Portable.
Note: the JRE setup will be downloaded and installed automatically in the "Lib" directory.
http://www.winpenpack.com/en/download.php?view.1101

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FileVoyager v17.01.01 Updated

billon on 2 Jan 2017
  • 29MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by Midas

FileVoyager is a customizable, feature-rich file manager that supports tabs, themes, color customization, and a ribbon or classic interface. The program uses an "orthodox" or two-panel commander-style view of disks, folders (real or virtual), shares, archives, and FTP/FTPS. It supports a long list of file operations, archive creation, media file playback, display modes, quick preview, application bar, favorites bar, file comparison, minimize-to-tray, and much more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download either the Full or NoVLC 7z package ("NoVLC" is smaller but excludes media preview tools)
  2. Extract using a program like PeaExtractor to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch FileVoyager.exe
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer, FreeCommander XE, Multi Commander, XYplorer Free
What's new? New:
  • Added Swedish language.
Changed:
  • Licensing of FileVoyager changed from Creative Commons to Freeware EULA.
  • When using custom colors for folder listing, the Selection background color is now used prior to the Odd background color.
Fixed:
  • When system context menu, for file or folder, is trigger through keyboard, the menu did not had the keyboard focus.
  • When showing, the operation confirmation window was topmost, even when FV was deactivated. Now it's topmost to FV only.
  • Comparison window's position and size are now restored.
  • Autoupdate doesn't download the installer when in Portable version.
  • When Ribbon was collapsed, any change in the preferences made the Ribbon expanded again.
  • Preferences dialog is now closable using ESC.
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smaragdus on 2016-10-16 16:16

The "No VLC" and "Full" versions differ significantly in size:
"No VLC"- 27.0 MB (28,334,764 bytes) uncompressed
"Full"- 109 MB (115,235,866 bytes) uncompressed

Midas on 2016-10-16 17:54

Unless they have very specific needs, most 'portablists' should go with the "No VLC" version -- and get portable VLC if they need it...

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Multi Commander v6.9.1 Updated

billon on 29 Dec 2016
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Dec 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Multi Commander is a customizable, feature-rich, and multi-tabbed file manager with a dual-pane layout. The program includes the standard file manager features with the ability to browse a variety of resources including local hard drives, network servers/shares, system registry, and FTP (with SSL/TLS Support). Available tools include quick search, file verifier, splitter, audio, picture, clipboard, permissions, and many more. The program can browse many archive formats like folders on your system (zip, tar, gz) as well as manage/open other formats (7z, RAR).

Includes intelligent functions that allow you to do advanced tasks with ease such as auto-unpacking, auto-sorting, internal file type associations, a powerful scripting engine for automation, and command-line field.

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 MultiCommander.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FreeCommander XE
What's new?
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cyrgh30 on 2014-08-24 06:02

This is my favorite file manager, very powerful but slow when a lot of small files are to copied/moved.
Also it creates its configuration files in user folders.

smaragdus on 2015-02-02 09:06

Multi Commander 5.0.0 (Build 1888) has been released.

apometron on 2016-12-26 05:28

MultiCommander has a bug in log into other directories. I could not log into directories reliably. =( Check the directories you enter with MC!

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RIOT (Radical Image Optimization Tool) v0.6.0

webfork on 3 Sep 2016
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Aug 2016
  • Suggested by ashghost

RIOT (Radical Image Optimization Tool) presents a before-and-after image compression view that allows you to reduce file size of an image into JPG, PNG, or GIF format. Includes optional metadata removal, batch operations, compression to a target file size, transparency options, and other common editing functions (flip, rotate, zoom, pan). Notable versus similar software in the ability to gradually reduce the available colors one-by-one (7, 8, 9, 10...), not just milestones of 16, 32, 64, etc.

The program is also available as a plugin for XnView, GIMP, or Irfanview (see website).

Functional in Linux using Wine. Many of the official entries here on PortableFreeware have used RIOT for compression. Note that the installer version of this program is considered adware.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware for personal and non-profit use; commercial users are asked to donate $10+
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create two empty text files: Riot.ini and Riot-external-tools.ini in that folder
  3. Launch Riot.exe
Similar/alternative apps: FileOptimizer
What's new? Added:
  • “Auto, Original Format” mode, renamed modes.
  • Batch:
    • Option to save in original folder in order to keep folder structure;
    • Option to backup originals on overwrite.
Fixed:
  • Behavior for using the original image if smaller only if we use an option from the batch mode.
  • Resize issues when keep aspect ratio is checked and both dimensions are provided.
Latest comments
Ruby on 2013-08-19 22:15

@Checker The zip download is for 0.5.0; it appears 0.4.6 is only available as installer

Checker on 2013-08-20 17:22

@ Ruby: I changed to v0.5.0 again, but added a note.

juvera on 2013-10-11 23:40

Fortiguard running on their web server blocks all downloads.

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