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Free analogue of Total Commander

Total Commander is a popular two-panel file manager for the Windows operating system. Managing files in two panels, for example, moving or copying from one folder to another, is much more convenient than in a standard file manager with one panel.

Total Commander has many additional features and capabilities. But this program has one drawback – it is paid. Downloading pirated programs is fraught with infecting your computer with viruses and Trojans (backdoors). Therefore, the best option (if you don't want to pay for a license) is to find a free equivalent.

Double Commander is a free analogue of Total Commander

Double Commander is a free, open source, cross-platform file manager with two panels. The goal of this project is to create a file manager similar in functionality to Total Commander and compatible with its plugins.

If you are a Linux user and are trying to install Total Commander on Linux, then simply select Double Commander, which you will find in the standard repositories of your distribution.

Double Commander is officially free. You will find in it almost all the same functions as in Total Commander.

The program has a huge number of settings:

The appearance of the program can be personalized to suit your taste.

The program supports a variety of file operations:

  • changing file attributes
  • calculating checksums and checking files against checksums
  • batch rename of files
  • compare files by content
  • secure file deletion
  • merging and splitting files
  • archiving and unpacking without installing archivers

The program has a powerful tool for searching files by various characteristics:

And many more different functions and features – download and try it yourself!

Download Double Commander

Double Commander official website, download page: https://sourceforge.net/p/doublecmd/wiki/Download/

There are portable versions (you can try without installation) and regular installation files. There are packages for 32- and 64-bit systems.

The exe and msi installation files are no different in function – choose any of them.

Double Commander does not save settings (RESOLVED)

If you notice that Double Commander does not remember the last opened folders and settings made, then the reason for this is that any program needs administrator rights to write to the C:\Program Files\ folder.

There are two ways out of this situation:

First, you can use the portable version, which will save settings to your own folder without requiring elevated privileges.

Secondly, you can run Double Commander with administrator rights. To do this, right-click on the Double Commander shortcut, select Properties in the context menu that opens:

Go to the “Compatibility” tab and check the “Run this program as administrator” checkbox:


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