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Thursday, April 02, 2009

FreeCommander and File Explorer

I was suffering too much from Windows File Explorer. I always open many views to handle file. Spend much time in going to folders to do repetitive tasks. I was sure that there is a better solution. After some research and trail to some tools, I found a great tool called, FreeCommander.
I actually tried it and enjoyed it a lot. I hoped I use open source tool, but did not find anything usable. FreeCommander is free ware and much better than File Explorer.

Here is a list of features from their website:

Main features in FreeCommander:

* Dual-panel technology - 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
* Multiple language support

I like the dual pane idea, and the ability to store many folder combination to switch between them easily.

Read full details and download from