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FreeCommander XE 2022 Build 861

FreeCommander XE 2022 Build 861
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FreeCommander XE 2022 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 XE 2022 anywhere and you can even work with this program on a foreign computer. Just copy the installation directory on a CD or USB-Stick – and you can evenwork with this program on a foreign computer.

FreeCommander XE 2022 is a dual-panel file explorer with many features. In addition to the standard file management features, it can be used to compare directories, display folder sizes, synchronize folders and more.

The program can also open/create ZIP and CAB files, and open RAR files as well as search inside those archives. You can set view filters, create folder list (for printing), change file attributes, launch a command prompt, take a desktop screenshot and more.

Main features in FreeCommander XE 2022:

  • The interface of FreeCommander is user-friendly and adaptable
  • Two panels that are arranged next to each other or among each other
  • For each panel you can fade in a tree-view
  • Drives selection as combo box or bar
  • FreeCommander has an integrated DOS command prompt
  • Most of the functions can be started easily by Shortcuts
  • File names and paths can be copied into the Clipboard
  • Drag and Drop support for the file operations
  • Windows or Norton Commander selection mode
  • The program can be adjusted to its user by various options


  • Different views for file lists: list, details, small symbols, big symbols, picture preview
  • Display of file symbols (fixed, registered, extracted) is definable
  • File and directory information are shown in the status line
  • File information can be shown as information tip
  • The displayed files can be sorted by name, size, type, file time and attributes
  • Several layouts can be saved
  • Tabbed interface can be used
  • Access to the most important system directories
  • Quick access to the Start menu as well as to elements of the desktop and control panel
  • A quick change into a directory or archive is possible because of directory favorites
  • Additional programs can be included as favorites
  • Type and colours can be changed
  • The intern file viewer enables a quick view of the files in the formats such as text, hexadecimal, binary and as picture

File Management

  • File and directory  operations are supported: copy, move, delete, rename
  • Wipe file operation is supported
  • Create and verify MD5 checksums
  • Multi rename function
  • Large files can be divided into smaller parts
  • Context menu and properties of files and directories are displayed
  • Size of directories can be determined
  • Directories can be compared and synchronised
  • File time and file attributes can be changed
  • Time shift of several files is possible
  • Directory list can be made
  • Supported archive formats: ZIP and other with plugins
  • Files can be compressed
  • Archives can be unpacked
  • Creation of self-extracting files is possible (ZIP)
  • The intern file viewer also works in archive files
  • Files can be also searched in  directories and drives
  • Search for file contents (text) is possible
  • Search in archives is possible
  • Display  search  matches
  • Quick view of the files out of the matches list is possible

Changes in FreeCommander XE 2022 Build 861:

  • Bug fix: Settings – definition of the new items for column profiles, automatic views and status bar is broken
  • Bug fix: Exception is possible when switching from dual panel to one panel and quick viewer is open
  • Bug fix: Starting with parameters (e.g. /N /L=D:) does not update the tree and tab caption
  • Bug fix: Unpacking bigger (> 4GB) files from zip archive is not possible
  • Bug fix: Folder size value directly after program start maybe wrong (e.g. folder c:windows)

Changes in FreeCommander XE 2022 Build 860:

  • Bug fix: Exception on swap panels if option “Quick filter bar always visible” is not active
  • Bug fix: Navigation through the history is broken if the file path contains the ‘=’ character
  • Bug fix: Internal PDF quick viewer – using Backspace or Delete key in the search field perform actions in main window
  • Bug fix: Internal PDF quick viewer – previous/next buttons issue
  • Bug fix: Selected item color issue
  • Bug fix: Restored layout does not set the main window in the proper position on the screen
  • Bug fix: The TAB context menu that is called up with a key combination does not contain all elements
  • Implemented: New action added – Edit -> Select same files in both panels
  • Implemented: New action added – View -> Only selected in both panels
  • Implemented: New color scheme “FreeCommander_Dark_Blue”, all dialogs have the colors too (64 bit only)
  • Implemented: New color scheme “FreeCommander_Solarized”, all dialogs have the colors too (64 bit only)
  • Changed: Special file list background colors are ignored for inactive panel
  • Changed: Viewer – VLC Player improved

Changes in FreeCommander XE 2021 Build 858 Beta:

  • Bug fix: When double clicking the bottom row in detailed view, the item below may be opened
  • Bug fix: Pressing ESC while multi rename dialog is opened can throw an exception
  • Bug fix: Swap panel with the same path issues
  • Implemented: Jump list on taskbar icon
  • Implemented: New option added Settings->General: Clear Jump List on close
  • Implemented: Multirename – new option added: “Resolve duplicates with auto counter”
  • Implemented: Multiirename – new action added: “Rename using text editor”
  • Implemented: Synchronize – unequal files can now be selected for copying in the Synchronize dialog
  • Implemented: New color scheme “FreeCommander_Dark”, all dialogs have the colors too (64 bit only)

Changes in FreeCommander XE 2021 Build 857 Beta:

  • Bug fix: An exception is thrown when double-clicking in the free space of the file list.

Changes in FreeCommander XE 2021 Build 856 Beta:

  • Bug fix: Verify checksums does not work if source file is on the Desktop
  • Bug fix: Search form: “copy” from context menu in the result list and then paste in some folder may not work
  • Bug fix: If the Name column is not the first, columns to the left of the Name column are empty (only if “Use Windows colors” is false)
  • Bug fix: Occupied space progress bar maybe wrong after some file operations
  • Bug fix: Right click on the free area in the file list – submenu “New” has sometimes wrong icons
  • Bug fix: Favorite tool – %ActivSelName% is not resolved if “Separate for each selected item” is used
  • Bug fix: Exception on switch to FTP if the pane width is small
  • Bug fix: QuickStarter – “:” allowed now for quick filter
  • Bug fix: Delete from container (FC) – request Admin rights
  • Bug fix: Item focus lost after error dialog
  • Bug fix: Status bar tooltip for size don’t show units “kB” and “MB”
  • Bug fix: Set filter (Alt+Y) dialog – “Not older than” and “Older then” options can’t be clicked
  • Bug fix: Quick starter settings – editing the name of a ‘color by’ item erroneously creates a new item
  • Bug fix: Multi rename – Stay on top issue with Viewer/Search
  • Bug fix: Add plugin dialog issue, if using Stay on top option in viewer
  • Bug fix: CopyFullPath_AddLastDelimiter=1 ini option issue
  • Bug fix: New item in the dark favorite toolbar has unreadable font color
  • Bug fix: Compute checksums shows “0 Error(s)” even if error is found
  • Bug fix: Search window focus issue, if stay on top option is used
  • Bug fix: Delete confirmation dialog from file container – Esc doesn’t work
  • Bug fix: Rename of the favorite tools category may generate exception
  • Bug fix: Viewer settings color/text issue
  • Bug fix: Command line -size= parameter does not work if using without -NewIni= parameter
  • Bug fix: “Folder->Open focused/selected” does not work if only file is selected
  • Bug fix: “Left -> Right” / “Right -> Left” hidden buttons right click issue
  • Bug fix: Packing multiple files with “Create one archive per file” wrong path issue
  • Bug fix: Invalid character issue when creating new folder
  • Bug fix: Selection problem if options for “hot track” and “open with single click” are active
  • Bug fix: Activating of the quick filter with Ctrl+Enter may not work
  • Bug fix: Thumbs for PSD files broken in the 64 bit version
  • Bug fix: Viewer settings opened from Tools-Settings dialog are not saved when quick viewer is open
  • Bug fix: Quick search – up arrow does not work with special characters
  • Bug fix: Lines overlap when scrolling quickly with the mouse wheel
  • Bug fix: Defined color for inactive file container tab is not used
  • Bug fix: Exception when opening favorites tree if “Use big icons” option is active
  • Bug fix: Thumbnails for pdf files (if Adobe Reader as default pdf program is installed) maybe not showed in the 64 bit version
  • Bug fix: Some thumbnails have wrong background color
  • Bug fix: Customize favorite toolbars > New item > File > Seek icon file: the file select dialog is hidden behind other windows
  • Bug fix: Selection of the last item with Shift+Right in thumbnail view maybe wrong
  • Bug fix: Option “Keep filter on tab changed” is not saved in the freecommander.ini (you can change the option manually QuickFilterKeepOnTabChange)
  • Bug fix: Draw caption without clipping wrong after refresh
  • Bug fix: Total progress bar in copy dialog broken
  • Bug fix: Multi rename dialog – multiple fields are highlighted on start
  • Bug fix: Start folder from command line is not set for folders defined as e.g. -L=::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
  • Bug fix: File container – selection is lost on tab change
  • Bug fix: Progress bar for SFTP download and upload is broken
  • Bug fix: Option “Tab Sequence: Reverse” is broken
  • Bug fix: The option “Show confirmation dialog on exit” is ignored if the program is closed via the context menu from the symbol in system tray
  • Bug fix: Wrong numbering of the favorite tools
  • Bug fix: Tree visibility is broken if first tab is created
  • Bug fix: “Linked browsing” does not work in detail view mode if extension is not showed
  • Bug fix: Exception in internal viewer if quickly F3 and ESC pressed
  • Bug fix: Automatic views doesn’t work with favorites
  • Bug fix: Tree setting “Make selected node automatically visible” maybe broken
  • Bug fix: Path-link in address bar may open wrong folder
  • Bug fix: When opening the ZIP files, an exception can occur if additional columns have been defined in the display
  • Bug fix: When double clicking the bottom row in detailed view, the item below may be opened
  • Bug fix: Pressing ESC while multi rename dialog is opened can throw an exception
  • Changed: Creating of the default names for the favorite tools categories
  • Changed: Overlay icons in the tree are loaded now in background
  • Changed: Default value for the option “Keep filter on tab changed” changed to TRUE
  • Changed: Quick filter option “Deactivate filter on folder change” changed to “Keep filter on folder change”; default value FALSE
  • Changed: File and folder timestamp: daylight saving time is taken into account (as in Windows Explorer)
  • Changed: The old, not flat icons are no more available
  • Changed: Viewer – quality for JPEG file is now preserved when saving a file
  • Changed: Viewer – when saving image as JPEG the extension jpg is now used
  • Implemented: Search form – column widths of the result list are saved now
  • Implemented: New checksum type added CRC32
  • Implemented: New option “Copy folder structure only” added in the copy dialog; only for “Use FreeCommander method”
  • Implemented: Viewer settings – possibility to using of exiftool.exe for showing file metadata
  • Implemented: Multirename – metadata from exiftool can be used
  • Implemented: New option for quick filter – “Show in the right panel on the left”
  • Implemented: For “Queue status bar visible” option “Only if any operation exists” is defined delay time for closing: OperationQueuePanelClosingTimeSec=8
  • Implemented: Multi rename dialog – Ctrl+P hotkey for opening of the profiles selection list
  • Implemented: Multi rename dialog – the auto preview timer slows down when the progress dialog box appears
  • Implemented: New icons set is available “Flat Pro”
  • Implemented: Tools->Settings->View – new tab “Icons sets” is available. Here can be selected the used icon set.
  • Implemented: Using of the old icons is possible after adding in the [Icons] section of the freecommander.ini: UseOutdatedBmps=1
  • Implemented: Renaming file in viewer is possible now
  • Implemented: Layouts dialog – quick filter field added
  • Implemented: Internal viewer for PDF files (64 bit only). No more extra software needed for showing pdf files.
  • Implemented: Searching for content in PDF files is now without converter possible (64 bit only)
  • Implemented: Thumbnails view for ai (Adobe Illustrator) files
  • Implemented: Favorite tools – up to 3 prompt parameters are possible
  • Implemented: New command line parameter added “-ColorScheme=”
  • Implemented: Settings dialog is no more modal
  • Implemented: File container file (*.fcc) can be opened from favorite tools toolbar and from favorites tree
  • Implemented: SFTP – new login type: Interactiv
  • Implemented: New color scheme “FreeCommander_Light”, all dialogs have the colors too (64 bit only)

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Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10. 11  – 32 or 64 Bit
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 100 MB hard disk memory
  • 1024×768 display resolution

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