FreeCommander – A convenient feature-rich two-panel file explorer for Windows

If you could change one thing about your Windows experience, what would it be? Personally, I would prefer something that is related to file exploring and file management. We copy, transfer, and edit files all the time. Such moving and copying actions are completing between various folders and for this purpose we have both of those folders open. But minimizing windows, restoring them, moving them around to make them both visible, etc. are all inconvenient actions. What I would prefer is having a file management interface that lets me conveniently view and modify the destination and original folder locations for files.

While Microsoft might not be planning any such modification in their Windows OS anytime soon, I and people like me are fortunate enough to have an app called “FreeCommander” at our disposal.


FreeCommander provides its users with a feature-rich two-panel interface that can be effectively used to manage files, edit them, and move them around in a very competent way. To start using the application, you must download and install its setup files that are sized at nearly 2.5 MB. When you open the application, you can load up different folder locations in each of the application panels displayed; local folders as well as network folder locations can be opened. From then onwards, you can easily copy or move files from one of the panels to the other. You can also open files and edit their content. In case there are a lot of files appearing in your folders, you can create file filters that display only your desired files.

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You can also select a bunch of files and immediately pack them up in a compressed ZIP archive, all thanks to the app’s built-in compression options. These options also let you specify a file format and set a password to the resultant archives you create.


The preferences window of this nifty app reveals even more features that can be useful to a Windows user. These features include support for FTP, folder comparison options, detailed file views, file wiping, archive handling, and context menu integration. You can set the application’s options to be integrated into the context menu when you right click on files, folders, links, and more.


In conclusion, if you are looking for a more convenient way to manage files on your Windows computer or on your network, you should definitely give FreeCommander a try and see the ease it can deliver.

You can get FreeCommander from here.



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