Tools - Settings - Start program -
Tab Start/TEMP folder


Under "Tools → Settings → Start program" in the tab "Start/TEMP folder", the user may change the FreeCommander start folder and TEMP folder.



Start folder

Under this setting the user may define which folders will be opened in the right and left panels when FreeCommander is started.

The following options are offered:

  • Start with last used folders
    When FreeCommander starts, the folder last open in the left panel will be reopened in the left panel, and the folder last open in the right panel will be reopened in the right panel.
  • Start with following folders
    This option defines (separately for the left and right panels) which folders will be opened when FreeCommander starts.
    These folders may either be edited or selected after clicking the button. Choices are:
    • Seek folder...
      Opens the "Browse for folder" dialog.
    • Start drive (%FcSrcDrive%)
      The drive from which FreeCommander was started.
    • Start folder (%FcSrcPath%)
      The folder from which FreeCommander was started.

The actual values for the wild cards %FcSrcDrive% and %FcSrcPath% may be found under the menu item "Help About..."

TEMP folder

Under this setting the user may define which folder FreeCommander uses for storing temporary files. The following options are offered:

  • Use Windows TEMP folder
    The standard Windows TEMP folder is used by FreeCommander to store temporary files.
  • Use the following folder
    This option defines which folder FreeCommander uses to store temporary files. The TEMP folder may either be edited or selected after clicking the button. Choices are:
    • Seek folder...
      Opens the "Browse for folder" dialog.
    • Start drive (%FcSrcDrive%)
      The drive from which FreeCommander was started.
    • Start folder (%FcSrcPath%)
      The folder from which FreeCommander was started.

The actual values for the wild cards %FcSrcDrive% and %FcSrcPath% may be found under the menu item "Help About...".

A user-defined TEMP folder is beneficial if FreeCommander is installed on a USB stick for portable operation on an external PC. In this case the temporary files should be stored on the USB stick (as defined in this option) in order to leave no traces on the external PC. This option should be used only if really necessary, because it may slow the process down.