What is FreeCommander?

FreeCommander is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager. The program helps you with daily work in Windows. Here you can find all the necessary functions to manage your data stock. You can take FreeCommander anywhere – just copy the installation directory on a USB-Stick – and you can even work with this program on a foreign computer.

Is the FreeCommander free also for commercial use?

Yes it is, you can use it free of charge for private and professional purposes. You may not however sell it for profit and you may not bundle FreeCommander in other software packages without affirmation of the author.

How to translate FreeCommander?

All available language files are in the installation file and have the extension LNG. If you want to produce a new language file, you should first copy an existing file and rename it, e.g. copy english.lng as french.lng. After the texts in the new file have been translated, the new language can be published for FreeCommander. Simply copy the LNG file into the LNG subfolder. Afterwards you can select the new language in Extras -> Settings. If you want to share your work with other people, then send us the file.

Which operating systems are supported?

All versions of Windows from XP – 32 and 64 bit. Please read these notes for the 64 bit systems.

I have installed FreeCommander but I can not find the help file

The help and language files you can find here

How can I install the help file, I have found on your site?

You should copy the CHM file in the FreeCommander install folder or in application data folder. Your application data folder you can see in the info box of FreeCommander.

When I try to open the help file, I get the message ‘navigation to webpage was canceled’. How can I solve this problem?

On Windows XP you can simply right-click on the CHM file, selectProperties, and click on the “Unblock” button. Click “Apply” and the content should be visible. If it not work – try the HHReg utility or read this technical note from the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

I can not see all files in FreeCommander. Can I change this?

You should activate the option “Show Hidden Files” under Settings->View.
You can toggle the visibility of hidden and system files anytime by a keyboard shortcut – you must define for it a shortcut first (Extras->Define Shortcuts: “View – show/hide hidden and system files”).

I want type my path in address bar. How can I make this?

With Alt+G shortcut or with middle mouse button click on address bar you can enter edit mode for address bar.  You can type your path in the DOS Prompt line too. First you should make DOS Promptvisible under Settings->DOS Prompt: Show Command Line.

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