Far Manager 3.0.5097 Beta for Windows

by Far Group

Avg. Rating 4.8 (156 votes)

File Details

File Size 9.9 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 12,805
Publisher Far Group
Homepage Far Manager

Publisher's Description

Far Manager is a program for managing files and archives in Windows operating systems. It works in text mode and provides a simple and intuitive interface for performing most of the necessary actions: viewing files and directories, editing, copying and renaming files and many other operations.

Latest Reviews

ThunderBoyDavid

ThunderBoyDavid reviewed v3.0.5061 Beta on Oct 6, 2017

Sort of.. kind of.. reminds me a little bit like XTGold. Who of You can remember that far back?? i still have XTGold on my system... in a DOSBox. i will Never give it up.

zagsur

zagsur reviewed v3.0.4323 Beta on Mar 23, 2015

Old school win32 console app.
Must have tool.
I can't do nothing without Far manager.

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v2.0.1420 on Mar 12, 2010

Version 2.0 introduced native UTF-8/UTF-16 support, alas, many other parts of the application have been rewritten and become buggy, e.g. search in a file "misses" existing information.

Reverb

Reverb reviewed v2.0.1263 on Jan 9, 2010

Truly the best Norton Commander clone for the Windows console. Lots of plugs-in available (FTP, Archiving, file splitting/combining, process list, etc.). It is console only which may turn off some users but the benefit is the low resource and memory usage compared to other file managers (tops out about 6 MB with several plug-ins running vs.Total Commander (30MB) or Speed Commander (28 MB)). Far Commander can't view graphics files either, it relies on whatever viewer is installed on your system

If you were a heavy user of Norton Commander in the DOS era (as I was) you will find FAR easy to use and configure. Unfortunately there are other alternatives that mimic NC such as Total Commander, Speed Commander in addition to good freeware such as Free Commander and Double Commander.

It is portable however and therefore has a place on a flash drive and since it is console it would work when booting into safe mode command prompt for deleting stubborn malware.

Highly recommended as an addition (but not replacement) to your primary file manager.

guti

guti reviewed v1.80 Alpha 1 Build 300 on Oct 29, 2007

Well, it is not a DOS application, but a Windows console one.
There is also a Windows x64 executable available.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v1.80 Alpha 1 Build 300 on Oct 29, 2007

Best DOS clone out there. But who needs that if there is Total Commander? I don't.

grimpr

grimpr reviewed v1.70 on Jun 27, 2007

The Best Norton Commander Clone file manager on the windows platform, in the world of file managers many paradigms have emerged but the classic orthodox dual panel display still reigns king for speed and ease, FAR is above and beyond in the orthodox category with its configurability,speed and vast array of plugins that extend the program to beyond like an internal ftp client,email client,process explorer,audio player,remote control etc etc... If you're a keyboard user and missed the good old days of Norton Commander, FAR is simply a godsend. In my opinion nothing beats file management through the use of a keyboard and a classic dual panel file manager like FAR and Total Commander.

Very highly recommended.

lzvk25

lzvk25 reviewed v1.70 on Mar 30, 2006

It's a classic !!
No virus found here, using VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i with virus definitions 4729 from 03/29/06

iwashere

iwashere reviewed v1.70 on Mar 30, 2006

OK. The program looks promising, BUT!
When downloading the Setup EXE from the Homepage, Avira Antivir interrupts and notifies me that the file contains a virus. it's name is DR/GrayBird.52
The URL of the infected (?) file is farmanager.com/files/FarManager170.exe
ATTENTION, it's the same file linked here, when you click on download, you'll get it!

up-to-date scanner: Avira Antivir v7.00.00.03 with definitions v6.34.00.121, from 2006/03/30 (Today!)

however: the rar-archive distributed on the homepage is clean. so this might be a false report for the installer. i don't know.

SuzzyWoozy

SuzzyWoozy reviewed v1.70 on Mar 30, 2006

Fine piece of a rare geme! I still find Connec navigator (aka IBM Handshaker) more complex in options and functionality.

Scodan: notice that you're the only one that gave 1 fot this, just look to the other ratings - "friends know why"

For the friends: http://ftp.sac.sk/pc/utilfile/

5/5

Avg. Rating 4.8 (156 votes)
Your Rating
ThunderBoyDavid

ThunderBoyDavid reviewed v3.0.5061 Beta on Oct 6, 2017

Pros: Love the layout. Does what it's suppose to do.. and does it well. Can't live without it.

Cons: Wish i could edit some of the menu options. Setup my own keyboard commands and macros. If it's possible, i can't seem to find it.

Bottom Line: Sort of.. kind of.. reminds me a little bit like XTGold. Who of You can remember that far back?? i still have XTGold on my system... in a DOSBox. i will Never give it up.

zagsur

zagsur reviewed v3.0.4323 Beta on Mar 23, 2015

Old school win32 console app.
Must have tool.
I can't do nothing without Far manager.

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v2.0.1420 on Mar 12, 2010

Version 2.0 introduced native UTF-8/UTF-16 support, alas, many other parts of the application have been rewritten and become buggy, e.g. search in a file "misses" existing information.

Reverb

Reverb reviewed v2.0.1263 on Jan 9, 2010

Truly the best Norton Commander clone for the Windows console. Lots of plugs-in available (FTP, Archiving, file splitting/combining, process list, etc.). It is console only which may turn off some users but the benefit is the low resource and memory usage compared to other file managers (tops out about 6 MB with several plug-ins running vs.Total Commander (30MB) or Speed Commander (28 MB)). Far Commander can't view graphics files either, it relies on whatever viewer is installed on your system

If you were a heavy user of Norton Commander in the DOS era (as I was) you will find FAR easy to use and configure. Unfortunately there are other alternatives that mimic NC such as Total Commander, Speed Commander in addition to good freeware such as Free Commander and Double Commander.

It is portable however and therefore has a place on a flash drive and since it is console it would work when booting into safe mode command prompt for deleting stubborn malware.

Highly recommended as an addition (but not replacement) to your primary file manager.

guti

guti reviewed v1.80 Alpha 1 Build 300 on Oct 29, 2007

Well, it is not a DOS application, but a Windows console one.
There is also a Windows x64 executable available.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v1.80 Alpha 1 Build 300 on Oct 29, 2007

Best DOS clone out there. But who needs that if there is Total Commander? I don't.

grimpr

grimpr reviewed v1.70 on Jun 27, 2007

The Best Norton Commander Clone file manager on the windows platform, in the world of file managers many paradigms have emerged but the classic orthodox dual panel display still reigns king for speed and ease, FAR is above and beyond in the orthodox category with its configurability,speed and vast array of plugins that extend the program to beyond like an internal ftp client,email client,process explorer,audio player,remote control etc etc... If you're a keyboard user and missed the good old days of Norton Commander, FAR is simply a godsend. In my opinion nothing beats file management through the use of a keyboard and a classic dual panel file manager like FAR and Total Commander.

Very highly recommended.

lzvk25

lzvk25 reviewed v1.70 on Mar 30, 2006

It's a classic !!
No virus found here, using VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i with virus definitions 4729 from 03/29/06

iwashere

iwashere reviewed v1.70 on Mar 30, 2006

OK. The program looks promising, BUT!
When downloading the Setup EXE from the Homepage, Avira Antivir interrupts and notifies me that the file contains a virus. it's name is DR/GrayBird.52
The URL of the infected (?) file is farmanager.com/files/FarManager170.exe
ATTENTION, it's the same file linked here, when you click on download, you'll get it!

up-to-date scanner: Avira Antivir v7.00.00.03 with definitions v6.34.00.121, from 2006/03/30 (Today!)

however: the rar-archive distributed on the homepage is clean. so this might be a false report for the installer. i don't know.

SuzzyWoozy

SuzzyWoozy reviewed v1.70 on Mar 30, 2006

Fine piece of a rare geme! I still find Connec navigator (aka IBM Handshaker) more complex in options and functionality.

Scodan: notice that you're the only one that gave 1 fot this, just look to the other ratings - "friends know why"

For the friends: http://ftp.sac.sk/pc/utilfile/

5/5

scodan

scodan reviewed v1.70 Beta 5 on Feb 25, 2004

What kind of masochist would use a file manager with THAT interface on Windows?

t-rex

t-rex reviewed v1.70 Beta 5 on May 9, 2003

The best file manager in the world! And you should't forget it has plugins, hundreds of them, starting from stupid tetris games through editor syntax highlighting and up to a featurefull mail client. And you can write your own plugins too using the very powerfull API.

woodengod

woodengod reviewed v1.70 Beta 5 on Apr 10, 2003

The BEST console commander ever. Thanks RARSoft for all the time this program has saved me!

kochetov

kochetov reviewed v1.70 Beta 5 on Apr 10, 2003

I cannot imagine that I'd not have it. I use FAR for 99% of file operations (lanch programs, copy/delete/edit/compare files, ftp client,).

CommanderPowerUser

CommanderPowerUser reviewed v1.70 Beta 3 on Feb 6, 2002

Excellent program. Back to the old (and good days) of Norton Commander. Forget about the "turtle look like" (My apologies to the turtles that are true to themselves!) Windows Exploder...

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