File Management made easy with FreeCommander

FreeCommander is a freeware file management application. This includes features of the classic Norton Commander program into the Windows age. Main function of the software lies in the potential of the powerful utility.FreeCommander is one of the best alternatives to the windows file manager.

FreeCommander mainly helps to manage with daily work in Windows. This provides all the required functions to manage the data stock.

Main features

Dual-panel technology - horizontal and vertical
File properties and context menu
Calculation of folder size
Modification of file date and attributes
Folder / program favorites
Built in archive handling: ZIP (read, write), CAB (read, write), RAR (read)
Nested archive handling
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
File splitting
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
Multiple language support
Create and verify MD5 checksums
User defined columns for detailed view
DOS command line
Folder comparison / synchronization
File searching (inside archive too)
File filters for display

Settings and Installation

* Download the FreeCommander and install

* Once the program is started a screen pop ups

* Customize the appearance. To do this select the Extras Menu and proceed with the settings

* After the settings, various catrgories can be looked around the left side of the screen

* For Keyboard savvy users , they have to move down to the Toolbar menu and deactivate toolbars completely

* Other modifications are the Drives entry where changes are made with drives appearance

Useful Utilities

Universal Viewer (ATViewer) is an advanced file viewer with wide range of formats supported.
You can define ATViewer as external viewer in FreeCommander:
If you have defined the viewer, simply push Shift+F3 for opening the ATViewer.

Editor PSPad is an universal freeware editor. You can define PSPad as external editor in FreeCommander:
If you have defined the editor, simply push F4 for opening the PSPad program for the selected file.

Compare files WinMerge is a open source tool for visual difference display and merging, for both files and directories.
You can define WinMerge in FreeCommander as a program to compare text files.
If you have defined the program in FreeCommander, you can select two text files and then start the compare files with Ctrl+Alt+V. The two text files can be selected in one window or separated in two windows.

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