Tools - Settings - View - Column profiles


The menu item "Tools → Settings → View → Column profiles" defines different column profiles. A column profile consists of the configuration of its columns and (optionally) a condition for automatic activation. Column profiles are a view type (in addition to the types "list" and "details"). They can be applied via the menu item "View → Column profiles".



If no column profile exists (the list of profiles is empty), FreeCommander automatically creates one called "fc_default_view". This default column profile allows to list the items of all local and shared network drives. The settings of this profile can be altered and saved just as any other column profile.

The list of profiles can be processed by the following functions:

Add new column profile

Clicking the button creates a new row with an edit field in the column "Profile name". After entering the name of the new column profile, activate the "ENTER" key to accept it. Then use the and buttons to define the profile columns and conditions.

Rename profile

Clicking the button opens an edit field in the column "Profile name". After renaming the profile, activate the "ENTER" key to accept it.

Delete profile

Clicking the button deletes the highlighted profile.

Move profile up

Clicking the button moves the highlighted profile up one row.

Move profile down

Clicking the button moves the highlighted profile down one row.


Each time the displayed folder changes, the list of profile conditions is checked from the top down to see if any apply to the open folder. The first profile whose condition is met is activated. If no condition is met, the first profile assigned to the condition type "No condition" is activated. The user can select the condition type "No condition <fixed>" if the profile should not change, even when the folder is changed. This profile stays active until another profile is chosen manually.