Command line parameters

Parameters

You can use the following parameters:

  • /L=        

Sets the path of the left window

  • /R=        

Sets the path of the right window

  • /Ini=

Starts FC with a different INI file instead of freecommander.ini.

A new file will be created only if the defined file does not exist.

  • /NewIni=

Starts FC with a different INI file instead of freecommander.ini.

A new file will always be created. If the defined file exists, it will be deleted first.

  • /Lng=

Starts FC with another language file (.lng) as defined in the file "FreeCommander.ini".

  • /N        

Starts FC in any case as a new instance.

  • /C

Starts FC and passes the command line parameters to the already running instance

  • /Z

For use only with the parameter "/C"- interprets the passed paths as source/target instead of left/right.

  • /T

Opens the transfered paths in a new tab.

  • /NoPlugins

Starts FC, but does not use plugins.

  • /Layout=

Starts FC with the specified layout (e.g. /Layout=Top-Bottom-Tree)

  • /ASLayout=

Starts FC with the specified layout in the "Auto save" mode (e.g. /ASLayout=Top-Bottom-Tree)

  • /Panel=

Activate left/top (L) or right/bottom (R) panel (e.g. /Panel=L). Saved option for last used panel is not used.


If FreeCommander was started with the command line parameter "/Layout" or "/ASLayout", the settings relating to the start folder are ignored.

Examples

Starts FreeCommander with the path "c:\tools" in the active panel.

Starts FreeCommander with the path "c:\temp" left/above and the path "c:\tools" right/below. The paths are opened in new tabs.

Starts FreeCommander with the path "c:\documents and settings" left/above.

Starts FreeCommander with the path "e:\Archiv" right/below. If there is an instance already running, the path is opened in this instance.

Starts a new instance of FreeCommander using the configuration file "fctest.ini"; sets the language to English.

Activate right/bottom panel in the current instance of the program.