If you preferred File Commander as a result of it was a Total Commander clone, you’ll in all probability like Unreal Commander as properly.
Though not open supply, it is a related free file manager for Windows and has a lot extra choices.
Note: Select the Portable Mode possibility through the set up course of, if you wish to use this system from a USB drive.
Unreal Commander has a twin pane interface, which makes it straightforward to navigate between two folders and handle recordsdata shortly. There is a drive bar on the prime of every pane that is helpful for leaping between drives. The panes and columns are resizable. The toolbar and menubar comprise many instruments, which we’ll speak about in a bit.
The program remembers the final opened places, so you do not have to go looking for these manually. There is a “History” button which helps in navigating to not too long ago visited directories. You can set folders as favorites utilizing the Hotlist function. Drag and drop recordsdata and folders from one pane to the opposite to repeat them. The Copy to dialog affords extra choices to interchange, skip, rename, overwrite or append all recordsdata. You can protect symbolic hyperlinks whereas shifting the recordsdata. The Show Report possibility shows a log of the operation when it has been accomplished.
Right click on on a column’s identify to change to Brief, Full, Comment, or Thumbnail View. To view extra attributes, click on on customise columns, identify the mode no matter you need, and choose the + button subsequent to Tag. Pick an merchandise from the unreal menu and the column will likely be added to your new mode.
There are a few shortcuts displayed on the backside (once more, just like Total Commander) that you should utilize to repeat, transfer or delete recordsdata and folders, or create a new folder. Select the edit choice to shortly open the file in Notepad. Refer to the assistance part to entry the whole checklist of shortcuts supported by this system.
Unreal Commander has an inside viewer that you should utilize to open textual content, Microsoft Office Documents, PDFs, Images, and Videos. This is technically a third-party software, which is the free model of Universal Viewer (made by UVviewsoft). You can handle the Viewer’s settings from the Configuration > Universal Viewer Options web page.
FTP Client, Downloader, Backup, Multi-Renamer
Hit the web menu on the prime, choose FTP > new connection and enter your credentials to set it up. SSL/TSL is supported, which implies FTPS works. Personally, I would reasonably use an SFTP server with OpenSSH, however that is me. The Net menu can be used to hook up with Network Drives.
Click on Tools > File Downloading to convey up the built-in File downloader. It solely acknowledges hyperlinks from the clipboard, so copy some and use the + button so as to add them to the queue. You can set the default obtain location by clicking on the gear icon.
The Backup utility, additionally below the Tools menu, helps you to arrange a folder the place this system ought to save the content material in. Next, you will want to decide on the content material that needs to be backed up, i.e. the listing or recordsdata. To do that, navigate to the situation of the folder/recordsdata in one of many panes, after which click on on Tools > Backup Utility > Add new backup activity. It’s not essentially the most handy however works. It additionally has choices to outline the backup interval by way of hours, minutes or days, and when older data needs to be eliminated.
You will discover the Multi-rename software within the Commands menu. Select some recordsdata or folders and you may rename them by including a prefix, suffix , incremental counter, date (12 months/month/day), time (hours/minutes/seconds), extension, and so on. Options for renaming embrace preserving the unique identify whereas including extra tags, or renaming from scratch, common expressions, uppercase/lowercase switcher, and discover & exchange.
The File menu has varied choices together with a Comparison software, a file archiver, splitter and merger. The Hash Creation and Verification choices are particularly useful to make sure the authenticity of recordsdata, e.g. after backups or when downloads full. You can create Symbolic Links to recordsdata which might be in different drives. The Context Menu could be accessed by urgent Shift + F10. A folder comparability software could be accessed from the Mark menu.
Drag a folder to the Tab bar above the pane, or right-click on the present listing’s tab and choose clone tab. Use it to navigate to a new folder, this Tab Folders function works fairly just like internet browser tabs.
The Commands menu has a search software and a folder synchronization utility. Modify the present look of Unreal Commander utilizing the choices within the Show menu. These embrace a thumbnail view, vertical mode, and a fast view (file preview) mode.
Unreal Commander comes with many themes for the interface and elective ones for the Toolbar. You can change to a totally different theme from Options > Graphic Themes. There are Visual Styles out there for obtain which additionally change the looks of this system.
Unreal Commander helps Total Commander plugins within the Lister .WLX, Packer .WCX and Content .WDX codecs. Download, extract the recordsdata and add them to the file manager from the Options > Plugins web page.
Free License System
Though Unreal Commander is freeware, it has a license administration system. You can entry it from the Help menu to get your SystemID that can be utilized to get a free license key from the official web site. The license key will expire in 25 days, however could be set to replace robotically. Sure it is odd, however it’s free.
You will see a display like this as soon as a day, asking for an elective donation. You can wait for a few seconds to shut it, and proceed utilizing this system for free. In comparability, the unregistered model of Total Commander has a related display on each run. So, it is a minor annoyance.
The quantity of instruments that Unreal Commander has is insane, and that is one thing energy customers will love. Normal customers can ignore the extras and use it as a fundamental file manager, which nonetheless blows Windows Explorer out of the water.