File Management Organization Total Commander (Beta)

Total Commander (Beta) 9.12 RC4 for Windows

by Christian Ghisler

Avg. Rating 4.8 (118 votes)

File Details

File Size 7.2 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 10,695
Publisher Christian Ghisler
Homepage Total Commander
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

Total Commander is a file manager replacement that offers multiple language support, search, file comparison, directory synchronization, quick view panel with bitmap display, ZIP, ARJ, LZH, RAR, UC2, TAR, GZ, CAB, ACE archive handling plus plugins, built-in FTP client with FXP, HTTP proxy support, and more.

Latest Reviews

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v8.50 Beta 9 on Nov 14, 2013

@smaragdus... hahaha Actually Vista Service Pack 2 fixed a lot of remaining problems in Vista. With the right tweaked settings and disabling of some unnecessary services(quite a few services actually), Vista on my cheaper PC works fairly well. Now using it as an online media center for the living room TV and won't have to worry about security updates for a few more years.

The rating for Total Commander remains the same... 3 stars. For those that like all that extra stuff, I guess for them it WOULD be rated higher. Would just be nice if Total Commander had the option(s) to make it more simple(dumbed down if you will) like with Windows Explorer in XP and prior while keeping some of the extra options that I would like to have.

smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v8.50 Beta 8 on Nov 7, 2013

@Zootopia3001
You mean you downgraded to Vista from XP? Amazing!
Total Commander is great but the buying procedure is not. In fact it prevented me from purchasing it. No electronic license key delivery, only by post!?! It seem the developer of Total Commander is still living in the early 90s and does not want to earn money.

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v8.50 Beta 8 on Nov 6, 2013

Made way too complicated to adjust to your liking. I prefer simple functionality. Recently upgraded to Vista from XP on one PC and found Windows Explorer on Vista to be unacceptable. I've tried many alternatives and Total Commander sure wasn't it. Decided on Cubic Explorer. One drawback to Cubic Explorer is it doesn't auto-refresh properly. Still better than Vista's Windows Explorer where the main problem was trying to drag a file or folder into the right hand pane without it ending up in some other current folder. You had to move it oh so delicately to get it in without it ending up in another folder by mistake.

Barely 3 stars.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v8.50 Beta 6 on Oct 21, 2013

@oompoop - Total rubbish - That's like arguing MS Office/Windows or any beta/trial-ware which includes just about all commercial software are freeware because you can run a beta/trial for free (or until final release) - They are not freeware & neither is this.

So no I don't Comprendo ~

oompoop

oompoop reviewed v8.50 Beta 6 on Oct 19, 2013

@montessa and more ...
This special version is a B E T A , and you are not allowed to get the full price for a beta - so this is freeware.
Comprendo?!

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v8.50 Beta 4 on Sep 26, 2013

Still great, but the new default font absolutely blows.
Sorry, but I'm back to Microsoft Sans Serif, 8, Bold.

P.S. Referring to that sucky change: "25.09.13 Added: Windows Vista or newer: Use "Segoe UI Semibold" as new default main window and list font if available (32/64)"

alphard

alphard reviewed v8.50 Beta 4 on Sep 26, 2013

If you look at the official site, the developer (Christian Ghisler) says: "Total Commander, Version 8.01, is a Shareware file manager for Windows® 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8, and Windows® 3.1."
And see the Order point?...
"Total Commander is a Shareware program. This means that you can test it for a period of 30 days. After testing the program, you must either order the full version, or delete the program from your harddisk."

The Total Commander not freeware, is a sharware software!

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v8.50 Beta 3 on Sep 11, 2013

montessa:
It IS a freeware. If you don't buy a license, all you need to do at each start is to press either 1, 2, or 3. Other than this tiny annoyance there are NO limitations in the program. So it IS freeware.
But money-wise, it costs every single penny. Simply amazing.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v8.50 Beta 3 on Sep 11, 2013

This program certainly has a following but for 99.99% of users Free Commander is as good & arguably looks better if that's important to you & is freeware - Are users encouraged to post wonderful reviews? And yes I know about the TC plugins.

@Diam0nd - So it's actually 'nagware' unless you pay US $44.00 per use not freeware.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagware

montessa

montessa reviewed v8.50 Beta 2 on Sep 3, 2013

Why show it as Freeware when it is not?

Avg. Rating 4.8 (118 votes)
Your Rating
Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v8.50 Beta 9 on Nov 14, 2013

@smaragdus... hahaha Actually Vista Service Pack 2 fixed a lot of remaining problems in Vista. With the right tweaked settings and disabling of some unnecessary services(quite a few services actually), Vista on my cheaper PC works fairly well. Now using it as an online media center for the living room TV and won't have to worry about security updates for a few more years.

The rating for Total Commander remains the same... 3 stars. For those that like all that extra stuff, I guess for them it WOULD be rated higher. Would just be nice if Total Commander had the option(s) to make it more simple(dumbed down if you will) like with Windows Explorer in XP and prior while keeping some of the extra options that I would like to have.

smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v8.50 Beta 8 on Nov 7, 2013

@Zootopia3001
You mean you downgraded to Vista from XP? Amazing!
Total Commander is great but the buying procedure is not. In fact it prevented me from purchasing it. No electronic license key delivery, only by post!?! It seem the developer of Total Commander is still living in the early 90s and does not want to earn money.

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v8.50 Beta 8 on Nov 6, 2013

Made way too complicated to adjust to your liking. I prefer simple functionality. Recently upgraded to Vista from XP on one PC and found Windows Explorer on Vista to be unacceptable. I've tried many alternatives and Total Commander sure wasn't it. Decided on Cubic Explorer. One drawback to Cubic Explorer is it doesn't auto-refresh properly. Still better than Vista's Windows Explorer where the main problem was trying to drag a file or folder into the right hand pane without it ending up in some other current folder. You had to move it oh so delicately to get it in without it ending up in another folder by mistake.

Barely 3 stars.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v8.50 Beta 6 on Oct 21, 2013

@oompoop - Total rubbish - That's like arguing MS Office/Windows or any beta/trial-ware which includes just about all commercial software are freeware because you can run a beta/trial for free (or until final release) - They are not freeware & neither is this.

So no I don't Comprendo ~

oompoop

oompoop reviewed v8.50 Beta 6 on Oct 19, 2013

@montessa and more ...
This special version is a B E T A , and you are not allowed to get the full price for a beta - so this is freeware.
Comprendo?!

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v8.50 Beta 4 on Sep 26, 2013

Still great, but the new default font absolutely blows.
Sorry, but I'm back to Microsoft Sans Serif, 8, Bold.

P.S. Referring to that sucky change: "25.09.13 Added: Windows Vista or newer: Use "Segoe UI Semibold" as new default main window and list font if available (32/64)"

alphard

alphard reviewed v8.50 Beta 4 on Sep 26, 2013

If you look at the official site, the developer (Christian Ghisler) says: "Total Commander, Version 8.01, is a Shareware file manager for Windows® 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8, and Windows® 3.1."
And see the Order point?...
"Total Commander is a Shareware program. This means that you can test it for a period of 30 days. After testing the program, you must either order the full version, or delete the program from your harddisk."

The Total Commander not freeware, is a sharware software!

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v8.50 Beta 3 on Sep 11, 2013

montessa:
It IS a freeware. If you don't buy a license, all you need to do at each start is to press either 1, 2, or 3. Other than this tiny annoyance there are NO limitations in the program. So it IS freeware.
But money-wise, it costs every single penny. Simply amazing.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v8.50 Beta 3 on Sep 11, 2013

This program certainly has a following but for 99.99% of users Free Commander is as good & arguably looks better if that's important to you & is freeware - Are users encouraged to post wonderful reviews? And yes I know about the TC plugins.

@Diam0nd - So it's actually 'nagware' unless you pay US $44.00 per use not freeware.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagware

montessa

montessa reviewed v8.50 Beta 2 on Sep 3, 2013

Why show it as Freeware when it is not?

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v8.50 Beta 1 on Aug 28, 2013

After years and years and years, still the 3 words apply: perfect, must-have, timeless. Simply amazing.

beatmakershq

beatmakershq reviewed v8.01 RC5 on Sep 12, 2012

highly recommended indeed!

Andem

Andem reviewed v8.01 RC5 on Aug 27, 2012

A highly recommended file manager which looks and acts a lot like the original Norton Commander, for those that remember it!

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