Total Commander - Free Download Software File Manager

Total Commander (formerly Windows Commander) is an orthodox file manager for Windows, Windows Phone and Android, developed by Swiss Christian Ghisler with Delphi. It has a built-in FTP client, an interface with tabs, a file comparison, a file navigation and a multiple name change tool with support for regular expressions. It is mostly compatible with Linux using Wine. The utility supports extensibility through add-ons and can link external programs to view or edit files. Many add-ons are available for free, for example, different packer formats or file viewer for special file formats. Many functions that are not available by default are compatible and can be assigned to icons. From 1993 to 2002, Total Commander was called Windows Commander. The name was changed in 2002 after Microsoft pointed out that the word "Windows" was its registered trademark. Total Commander is a file manager replacement that offers support in multiple languages, search, file comparison, directory synchronization, quick view panel with bitmap display, ZIP, ARJ, LZH, RAR, UC2, TAR, GZ , CAB, ACE, file management plus add-ons, FTP client incorporated with FXP, HTTP proxy support and more.

Here are some features of Total Commander:

General features:

  • Both 32 bit and 64-bit versions available!
  • Direct access to Network Neighbourhood
  • Supports Drag & Drop with Explorer/the Desktop etc.
  • Command line for starting of programs with parameters, simply by typing the program name or by pressing CTRL+ENTER or CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.
  • Configurable button bar and Start menu (User-defined commands) to place your frequently used DOS or Windows programs into a drop-down menu. The actual directory and/or the file under the cursor can be delivered to the application.
  • Configurable main menu.
  • Built in file viewer (Lister) to view files of ANY SIZE in hex, binary or text format, using either the ASCII- (DOS) or the ANSI- (Windows) character set. The line width and font size can now be changed. You can even view files inside archives! New: Support for Unicode UTF-8 format.
  • Bitmap viewer in Lister, additional formats through Irfanview 
  • HTML- and Unicode-Viewer in Lister.
  • Parallel port transfer function (direct cable connection), works between Win95/98/NT/2000/3.1 and DOS!
  • Thumnbails view shows preview images in file lists.
  • Custom columns view allow to show additional file details.
  • Multi-rename tool to rename many files with specific rules, or by editing the names in a text editor
  • Total Commander comes in the following languages: English, German, French, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Spanish, Czech, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, and now also Hebrew, Greek, Afrikaans, Catalan, Turkish and Ukrainian!
  • The help is available in English, German and French (separately).

File handling:

  • Extended copying, moving, renaming and deleting of entire trees (Enables deleting "full" directories).
  • Compare files by content, now with a built-in text editor.
  • Synchronize directories (with subdirs), or a directory with a ZIP file.
  • Encode/Decode files in UUE, XXE and MIME format.
  • Split/Combine big files.
  • Search for duplicate files.
  • Show/select files with specific search pattern, size, date or contents.
  • Restore selection as it was before the last file operation (NUM /).
  • Enhanced search function with full-text search in any files across multiple drives, even inside archives.
  • Multi-rename tool: Allows to rename multiple files in one step (Hotkey: Ctrl+M)
  • Overwrite dialog allows showing preview images and custom fields
  • Work with Windows Vista user rights model (user account protection)

FTP client:

  • Built-in FTP client supports most public FTP servers and some mainframes
  • FTP and WWW proxies for FTP connections; new also SOCKS4+5.
  • FXP: Send files directly from one remote server to another.
  • Resume aborted downloads.
  • Add files to download list (through context menu) and download later.
  • Download in the background (separate thread).
  • Secure FTP over SSL/TLS, enter the URL as follows: ftps://
    Needs OpenSSL dlls from

Archive handling:

  • Archives are handled like subdirectories. You can easily copy files to and from archives. The appropriate archiving program is automatically called. pkzip, arj, lha, rar, ace, and uc2 are all supported.
  • Built-in ZIP-compatible packer supports long filenames! This packer is based on ZLIB by Info-Zip.
  • Internal unpackers for ZIP, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, CAB, RAR and ACE formats.
  • Additional packers can be added as plugins. See add-ons page.
  • Pack large archives in the background (separate thread).
  • Copy files directly from one archive to another.

What's new:
Lister: set the maximum line length for the text when word adjustment is not used (via wincmd.ini)
Configure through wcx_ftp.ini if the current directory should revert to a newly loaded file after editing/saving a remote file

User interface:
When multiple monitors are used, the position and size can be stored separately for each screen (change with Win + Shift + Cursor left / right)
Button bar: the size of the button and the size of the small icon can now be set separately for each screen scale (PPP)
The internal association icon has priority over the internal packaging icon (for example, for * .rar)
wincmd.ini [Configuration] IgnoreDirErrors = 1 allows changing to inaccessible or non-existent directories, instead, it is shown in the file list

File operations:
Shift + F7 creates a directory in the target panel
Button bar, command line: supports shell GUIDs, for example, to go to the recent Explorer addresses, use
cd :: {22877a6d-37a1-461a-91b0-dbda5aaebc99}
Files - change attributes: button to load attributes of the file below the cursor in the target panel

Support for client certificates for ftps (ftp over SSL / tls) from the Windows certificate store. It only works with the schannel library in Vista or newer, not openssl
Set the FTPS mode using the prefix: ftpes: // = explicit (MODE TLS), ftpis: // = impicit (encrypted from the beginning)

Compare by content:
Select everything with Ctrl + A

Multiple name change tool:
New placeholder [f] for "First of each word in uppercase (English in titles)". Certain words like ze = 2 face = "Arial"> "a", "an" and "the" are converted to lowercase

Additional Information:
Since 64-bit programs can not use 32-bit add-ons, they must first be converted. Therefore, there will not be many add-ons available initially for 64 bits. If you use add-ins extensively, you must still use the 32-bit version. You can install both in parallel to the same directory; Now there is a separate installer that will install both together.

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Download For 32-bit version only (Windows 95 up to Windows 10, runs on 32-bit AND 64-bit machines!)

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