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Free Download Multi Commander With New Features To Replace Windows Explorer


Windows has its own file manager Called Windows Explorer. It has a very simple graphical user interface thorough which we can interact with various parts of Windows. In fact, it is an important part of Windows. We want to access file system, want to run some files located in folder or just want to explore Windows, we use it. Simply, Windows Explorer is Windows file manger. Though it is possible to all tasks without it but we are too lazy to remember the commands to use on command prompt. One other big drawback is it has very limited features.

To overcome the inability of Windows Explorer to do many tasks, there are a few alternatives available. Some are free and some demands money. Multi Commander, which was used to be shareware, with lots of handy extra features seems to be a good alternative to Windows Explorer. With this latest release 1.1.0 b780, it has been free. Future versions may need subscription but it is not confirmed, yet.

Multi Commander has all the features available in default Windows Explorer with lots of extra features like packing to and from archives, tabbed view, computer browsing, different file viewer like Ascii, UTF8, Unicode, Binary , Hex, Convert text file to/from Unix/Windows/Mac format, get movie info from IMDB, and a lot more features.

Though Multi Commander is free now but there are still a few things which may force you to think it as still shareware like in main menu in Help, you will find Register. If you press button Register without entering the license info, it will show Failed! License data is incorrect. Just ignore it. On the download page, they have clearly mentioned it as free for the current release. There is pricing schedule for the future releases. My installed copy shows the expiration on 2011-11-30. I am also ignoring it.

Multi Commander Main Window

It uses the very popular and efficient dual-panel layout. Multi Commander has a everything you need in your daily works with files to make your work fast and efficient. It has all the standard features like a file manager has like copy, move, rename, view. But Multi Commanders big strength is the special features that allow you to do advanced task with ease. Like Auto-unpacking , Auto-sorting , Browse inside archives, Workspace support, Scripting, Searching and a lot more. And it allows you to do everything from the keyboard.


  • Tabs allowing you to have multiple folders open.
  • Caching that enable fast file browsing.
  • Background work for all tasks that takes time to finish, allowing you to continue working without interruptions.
  • Customize the layout and colors to fit your styling needs.
  • Extensions and plugins that will increase the functionality of Multi Commander.
  • FTP, Registry , Zip, 7-Zip, Rar , Tar , GZ , Bz2 , Jar  Support
  • View and Change file permissions, Take ownership of files.
  • Picture tools like Convert / Rotate Pictures, View/Remove EXIF tags, Adjust EXIF Date of pictures.
  • Show Movie information from IMDB/Rotten tomato as extra columns on you movie files.
  • Audio tools like View Audio file properties, View/Edit MP3 Tags.
  • Open API for developers to create extensions and plugins.
  • Remember selections when you get back from another location when browsing the filesystem.
  • Use mouse and drag and drop or use quick keyboard command for all the task.
  • FileOperations plugins that can automatically sort / unpack files when they are moved or copied.
  • File viewer that lets you view files of any size, as ASCII/Unicode/UTF8/Binary and Hex.
  • Both 32bit and 64bit versions available.
  • Handle folders with many thousands of files with easy, And use power full filters to limit what you want to view.
  • Compare folders and select the files and folders that are different, that are the same and many other options.
  • Power full script engine allowing you to create script that automate tasks.
  • Portable. Can be installed and run from portable (USB) device. Will not write any settings/session info on host computer.
  • And a lot more….

System Requirements.

Available for all 32b and 64b of Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 2008

I did not install it on Windows XP, so, do not know what is on Windows XP.

You can read more and download from the following web page.


Complete features list can be accessed here:

Reminder: Winners from the contest Wondershare Photo Recover 3 will get their licenses not later than July 24, 2011.


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Thanks. I have already wrote about it.


this one is a 230 days license…


Thank you. This is not working anymore.


Thank you. This is not working anymore.


Thanks for this.  Definitely checking it out to see how it compares with other freeware Explorer alternatives.


Thanks for this.  Definitely checking it out to see how it compares with other freeware Explorer alternatives.

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