Replace standard windows file manager (Explorer) with Free Commander

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Today we will be talking about good replacement for your standard windows explorer. As everyone is aware of normal windows explorer provide quite a small set of functionality which are good enough for most of you. But for those of you who want more functions right inside their windows explorer, Free commander is for you. It provides you with lot of features in addition to normal windows explorer.

Main features

  • Dual-panel – horizontal and vertical
  • Tabbed interface
  • Optional tree view for each panel
  • Built in file viewer to view files in hex, binary, text or image format
  • File viewer inside archives too
  • Built in archive handling: ZIP (read, write), CAB (read, write), RAR (read)
  • Nested archive handling
  • Built in FTP client
  • Easy access to system folders, control panel, desktop and start menu
  • Copy, move, delete, rename files and folders
  • Multi rename tool
  • Wipe files
  • Create and verify MD5 checksums
  • File splitting
  • File properties and context menu
  • Calculation of folder size
  • Folder comparison / synchronization
  • Modification of file date and attributes
  • Folder / program favorites
  • File searching (inside archive too)
  • File filters for display
  • User defined columns for detailed view
  • DOS command line

As you can see through the features above, it has excellent set of tools for doing almost everything that a normal computer user does on his system everyday. The interface may look a bit clumsy initially as it got loads of buttons for different functions, but once you are used to it, you would love it.

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It gives you a simple interface to whatever you want right inside the window. It also provides you with a inbuilt FTP client which you can use for accessing any FTP.

2If you want to finetune anything, every bit of options can be changed or set inside the settings page.

3Give it a try if you want more powerful windows explorer. It is a standalone application which means you can carry it anywhere. Above all, its free.

Download it here.


A Mechanical Design Engineer by profession, but passionate about Computers, software and anything that helps to learn something new or different. Love to do things which i don't know and dive into unknown territories.

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