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Total Commander

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Screenshot of Total Commander 8.50, a file management app for the Windows operating system.
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Ghisler Software
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Mar 1, 2014
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Fernando Ortega

Windows Explorer Replacement

A review of Total Commander by Fernando Ortega

Total Commander is a Windows file manager and possible Windows Explorer replacement produced by Swiss company Ghisler Software. It comes bundled with many extra features which go above and beyond what a file manager normally does, namely also serving as an FTP manager/client, a great idea for those whose job requires them to keep up with file versions on remote servers. Total Commander also includes file comparison tool, handy for quickly knowing which version of a file is current in whatever project you may be working on.

Commander features tabbed-browsing, extensive sorting and comparison tools and a strong hand at moving and organizing files and folders.

What file manager would be complete without support for archives? Total Commander takes care of that with support for ZIP, RAR, TAR, GZ, ACE files and more. It even features a full-text search engine and supports 40 languages.

Version 7.56 introduces a feature that is standard in Windows XP and above and that is running executable files as an administrator, handy if you're normally logged in as a non-admin user.

This is a shareware version which runs for 30-days, after which you should register to obtain a registration code. Finally, users can access a ton of various plugins at [url=][/url].

Features and highlights

  • Two file windows side by side
  • Multiple language and Unicode support
  • Enhanced search function
  • Compare files (now with editor) / synchronize directories
  • Quick View panel with bitmap display
  • ZIP, ARJ, LZH, RAR, UC2, TAR, GZ, CAB, ACE archive handling plugins
  • Built-in FTP client with FXP (server to server) and HTTP proxy support
  • Parallel port link, multi-rename tool
  • Tabbed interface, regular expressions, history favorites buttons
  • Thumbnails view, custom columns, enhanced search
  • Compare editor, cursor in lister, separate trees, logging, enhanced overwrite dialog etc.
Compability and license

This download is licensed as shareware for the Windows operating system from file managers and can be used as a free trial until the trial period ends (after an unspecified number of days). The Total Commander 8.50 demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions and is not necessarily the full version of this software.

Compatibility with this file management software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of Total Commander may be available from Ghisler Software GmbH.

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Total Commander has been picked by our editors as excellent.
Total Commander has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Total Commander 8.50 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

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4.8 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.

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System Architecture:
Windows 10 32-bit, Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 7 64-bit
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