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FreeCommander XE 2021 Build 840

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FreeCommander XE 2021 Build 840

FreeCommander XE 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021:

  • 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

View

  • 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 2021 Build 840:

  • Bug fix: Viewer – mouse wheel zoom function is inverted
  • Bug fix: New status bar item can not be created if program started with default settings parameter
  • Bug fix: Minor Toolbars dialog filter vs icons issue
  • Bug fix: Viewer – “fit to window” sometimes is broken
  • Bug fix: The position of the scroll bar may be wrong after switching from detailed view to thumbnail view.
  • Bug fix: Temporary and not locked file container TAB not always removed on program closing
  • Bug fix: Aborting the drag&drop operation with ESC can lead to an unwanted selection of files/folders (NC selection mode)
  • Bug fix: Viewer form (F3) option “Stay on top” does not work correctly
  • Bug fix: Exception on main window activating if only one pane visible and refresh option “Refresh when FreeCommander is activated” is checked
  • Bug fix: Program start is faulty and program can not be closed – this behavior only appears when the program is started from a shortcut that has “Properties/Shortcut/Run: Maximized”
  • Bug fix: Manipulate files with emojis in their name is not possible
  • Bug fix: Default action issue with multiple files
  • Bug fix: Function “Same folder Ctrl+E” sometime does not switch the folder properly
  • Bug fix: Window size and position lost when exit from fullscreen
  • Bug fix: Tabs drag&drop – always active tab is dropped if the option “With click on the active tab – change to the last active” is active
  • Bug fix: Wrong data populating (right-shifted columns) after F10 (top/bottom split)
  • Bug fix: Column width not remembered across close/re-open
  • Bug fix: Recycle Bin panel switch issue
  • Bug fix: The definition of the font size for dialogs (Tools->Settings->View) does not work for Settings dialog
  • Bug fix: “Layouts edit” dialog – after deleting of the last layout the OK button is not active (it is not possible to delete all layouts)
  • Bug fix: Mounted volume size is not properly shown in progress bar of the drive bar
  • Bug fix: Search dialog doesn’t find content of folder with semicolon in its name
  • Bug fix: Focus is lost if deleting a file in the thumb view mode
  • Bug fix: Next/previous tab shortcuts broken when using some context menu options
  • Bug fix: Tab name maybe not updated
  • Bug fix: Tooltip for button in the action toolbar maybe wrong if custom icon is used
  • Bug fix: Renaming a file that is open in Quick View can break the display in Quick View
  • Bug fix: Status info for ‘..’ item was never used
  • Bug fix: Keyboard shortcuts maybe lost when using “Desktop Snapshot”
  • Bug fix: Sorting Windows columns of date type does not work properly for many timestamp formats (e.g. in recycle bin)
  • Bug fix: Opening program links from the FreeCommander Desktop is broken
  • Bug fix: Keyboard shortcuts do not work in Quick View pane
  • Bug fix: Exception possible if copy/move files from library
  • Bug fix: Internal viewer issues after clicking buttons to change view
  • Bug fix: Deleting/copying a file from the desktop can throw an exception
  • Bug fix: Opening ftp/sftp path from favorite folders tree broken
  • Bug fix: Context menu function “Rename” partially broken
  • Bug fix: Empty favorite toolbar will be shown if all toolbar items are defined as visible only in menu
  • Bug fix: Opened tree pane may slow down some operations
  • Bug fix: Multirename form – tooltip always on top
  • Bug fix: Color issue in the setting dialog
  • Bug fix: Tree pane – rename with F2 key is partially broken if the option “Allow rename on slow double click” is disabled
  • Bug fix: Thumbnail of the text file is blurry if dark background is used
  • Bug fix: Text thumbnails with unicode format broken
  • Bug fix: Deleting the item ‘..’ from context menu may cause freezing
  • Bug fix: Plain view is not preserved after FC restart on left panel
  • Bug fix: Problem with text color of the active tab
  • Bug fix: Customize favorite toolbars – Changing the order of the buttons has no effect if you add a separator
  • Bug fix: Rar archives cannot be opened if encryption for file names has been activated. Workaround – first open an archive without encryption.
  • Bug fix: Define action toolbars – option “Show drop down arrow only” is broken
  • Bug fix: Search files/folders – The same file can exist several times in the result list if the search location is not correctly defined
  • Bug fix: Search files/folders – cancellation of the deletion dialog is not handled correctly
  • Bug fix: Search files/folders – file selection in the result list maybe wrong after deleting of some files from the list
  • Bug fix: Position of active item is not updated when using quick viewer
  • Bug fix: If we press backspace in a subfolder, FC goes to parent folder, but sometimes fails to focus on the subfolder (when folders are sorted at the end of the list and extension ist not showed in the name column)
  • Bug fix: Exception in search dialog
  • Bug fix: Bug in saving settings (FavoritesTreeColorSelectedNodeInactive)
  • Bug fix: Selection maybe broken if hover time is used
  • Bug fix: Position issue when switching modes in plain view
  • Bug fix: Language defined as command line parameter is not correctly set
  • Bug fix: Multi rename problem
  • Bug fix: Dialog display issue after FC restart with ‘Defined font’ for dialogs
  • Bug fix: File list display issues after renaming
  • Bug fix: Quick filter delete/backspace bug
  • Bug fix: File container drag&drop and cut refresh issue
  • Bug fix: Automatic view may not work if the “View type” option is set to <No change>
  • Bug fix: Some tabs are not created when the layout is restored
  • Bug fix: Quick search does not work properly if some other options are active
  • Bug fix: Program freezes on startup if the drive last used is no longer connected and plain view mode was used on program close. https://freecommander.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&p=34572#p34572
  • Bug fix: Focus is lost on refresh if option “Switch view mode automatically …” is active
  • Bug fix: Tree maybe not shown if switching from single-panel to dual-panel mode
  • Bug fix: Sorting is wrong if auto selectable view is active and all options are set to “No change”
  • Implemented: New action – focus newest file/item in the list (by last access timestamp)
  • Implemented: New action – focus next/previous item in the list
  • Implemented: Attributes/Timestamp dialog – set file timestamp from EXIF
  • Implemented: Settings->Tree – new color can be defined “Selection – Inactive”
  • Implemented: Settings->Tree – new color can be defined “Background – Inactive”
  • Implemented: Viewer form (F3) – set window to foreground if already open and use last saved size/position if multiple window allowed.
  • Implemented: Make folder/file list – timestamp format added on Settings tab
  • Implemented: Drive panel – width of the volume name button is definable in the setting
  • Implemented: Support for 4K monitors
  • Implemented: Quick Viewer – Copy selected text to the clipboard with the shortcut Ctrl+C.
  • Implemented: SFTP (64 bit only) – public key login is possible now
  • Implemented: When started “As Admin”: Warning symbol is added to the program icon – new option in Settings->View
  • Implemented: New variable added %ActivSelOrDir% – same as %ActivSel% but return current path if nothing is selected in the file list (for example when selecting “..” in file list)
  • Implemented: New action added – Close all tabs in both panels; Closes all not locked folder tabs in both panels
  • Implemented: New action added – Close all tabs with confirmation; Closes all folder tabs with confirmation dialog
  • Implemented: New action added – Select the first file / folder; Select first file (if currently focused item is a folder) or folder (if currently focused item is a file) in the list
  • Implemented: When started “As Admin”: Warning symbol is added to the program icon and the word “(Admin)” appears in the title bar.
  • Implemented: Thumbnails for SVG files
  • Implemented: SFTP – Symbolic links are properly handled now
  • Implemented: “Attributes/Timestamp…” dialog – new attribute “Recall on data access” added (e.g. for not local OneDrive files)
  • Implemented: “Settings->File/folder list – Items color” – definig color for attribute “Recall on data access” is possible now
  • Implemented: Search dialog – the quick view pane is restored when the form is opened
  • Implemented: “Define action toolbars” dialog – defined custom symbols are now visible in the list
  • Implemented: Thumbnail view for .wmf and .emf files
  • Implemented: The visibility of the favorite toolbars is now per Layout definable
  • Implemented: New item added to the tab context menu: Close all not locked folder tabs; If clicked with CTRL key – close not locked tabs in both panels
  • Implemented: “About” dialog resizeable; More paths info added
  • Implemented: Overwrite dialog for copy/move FreeCommander operation – rename in place is now possible
  • Implemented: Toolbar separator – details definable
  • Implemented: “Tools -> Define keyboard shortcuts” – it is possible to define the second shortcut for each action
  • Implemented: New column is posible “Relative path”
  • Implemented: New columns category for pictures added: EXIF
  • Implemented: Option available in the freecommander.ini file: TreeSortNodesType=X (0->like so far; 1->sort by path name; 2->sort by display name)
  • Implemented: Quick filter accept ‘*.’ for selecting items without dot
  • Implemented: Compare folders – new option added “Ignore extension”
  • Implemented: Search files/folders – menu item added “Edit -> Copy name without extension”
  • Implemented: “Tools -> Dos box” selecting the item with pressed SHIFT key opens the dos box as admin
  • Implemented: Address bar toolbar – big icons allowed
  • Implemented: New option for viewer – Use mouse wheel for: zooming/switching files
  • Implemented: New option to define in the [Form] section of the freecommander.ini – ThumbOpenAndSelectMode=1 ;
  • When this line is defined, a click on the symbol opens the file / folder and a click on the label selects the file / folder.
  • Implemented: Context menu in viewer (images) – new item added “Save – overwrite without confirmation”
  • Implemented: Favorite tool button – new item added for context menu: Run – With “Run as” dialog
  • Implemented: Define favorite tool – new placeholder parameter %ActivItemNoExt% added
  • Implemented: Attributes/Timestamp dialog – “Save/Load timestamp” function added
  • Implemented: Multirename – new EXIF property added: Focal length of lens in mm, Lens model name, Orientation of the camera
  • Implemented: Tab context menu – new menu item added “Switch locked path to current”
  • Implemented: Thumbnail size 1024 added (for high resolution monitors)
  • Implemented: Volume buttons added for VLC player
  • Implemented: New action added – Show layouts popup menu
  • Implemented: New action added – Change to last active tab (Ctrl+PgUp)
  • Implemented: New timestamp formats added for the definition of the screenshot file name
  • Implemented: New option for quick filter – Keep filter on tab change
  • Implemented: New placeholder for using in the status bar: [fc_columnProfile] – name of the used column profile
  • Changed: Viewer settings – “Ignore list” changed to “Ignore files – filter list”
  • Changed: Folder->Open focused->In the other pane (new Tab)/In the same pane (new Tab) – these functions are implemented now for several selected elements
  • Changed: Long path support improved
  • Changed: Address bar editing – spaces at the end of the path are removed now
  • Changed: Folder synchronize – comparison with only two options “Name” and “Size” is now possible. Until now comparison with only these two options always provided “?” as a result.
  • Changed: The unit “kB” will be no more shown in the column “Size kB”

Changes in FreeCommander XE 2020 Build 810:

  • Bug fix: No auto refresh after deleting file from smartphone
  • Bug fix: Exception in internal viewer
  • Bug fix: If the options “One tree per panel” and “Keep expanded nodes per tab” are active: by switching between left and right pane – the expanded folders in the inactive tree are closed
  • Bug fix: Layout switching may cause the exception
  • Bug fix: Program start fail on Windows 2003
  • Bug fix: Path change through DOS prompt writes the path to the address bar with trailing delimiter.
  • Bug fix: After opening the zip file with the internal plugin fc_internal_zip, different unspecific exceptions can occur later.
  • Bug fix: Exception on program start if small icons used in the splitter toolbar
  • Bug fix: Opening multiple files causes a crash
  • Bug fix: If the option “Quick filter bar always visible” is not active then exception appears on click in main menu
  • Bug fix: Tree is not updated correctly after restart;
  • Bug fix: Multirename on smartphone works again
  • Bug fix: Synchronize folders – the Quick Viewer does not follow the changes made to the selection in the file list.
  • Bug fix: When using “Copy name without extension as text” to copy name of the folder with dot (e.g. aaa.bbbcccddd), only the first part is copied (e.g. aaa)
  • Bug fix: Filenames that start with periods (e.g.: .config) are not displayed correctly if the “Right align extension …” option is active.
  • Bug fix: Toolbar buttons for List, Details, Thumbnails stay in down state if “Small icons” or “Large icons” is in menu selected
  • Bug fix: Rename of the volume drive does not work if rename operation with dialog is defined
  • Bug fix: Search files – Find duplicate files may provide false result
  • Bug fix: Search for files/folders does not work with “;” in path. Use ” to enclose path with “;”
  • Bug fix: Quick viewer close button does not work in multi rename dialog
  • Bug fix: New added column profile is not visible on “Auto selectable views” tab
  • Bug fix: Multi rename dialog – “Activate profiles combo box first” broken with quick view
  • Bug fix: When using a toolbar button “Show main menu as popup menu” some submenus may not work (e.g. Color schemes, Favorite tools)
  • Bug fix: Search files dialog – selecting files in the result list does not count selected (if Shift key is used)
  • Bug fix: Favorite folder tree – drop on node with folder is broken
  • Bug fix: Favorite folder dialog – active item color is unreadable
  • Bug fix: Chosen custom column profile “A” changes to custom profile “B” when a file is moved
  • Bug fix: Scrolling in the details view is slower as in the previous version
  • Bug fix: Sorting by any column in the search dialog changes the width of the columns
  • Bug fix: Viewer – zoom with mouse wheel is broken
  • Bug fix: Main menu minor issue
  • Bug fix: Minor issue when using multi rename button/hotkey
  • Bug fix: Create new folder tab from file container tab
  • Bug fix: Selecting files via commandline may not work for network paths
  • Bug fix: Deleting a file in the rename dialog from the context menu doesn’t remove it from the list
  • Bug fix: Deleting a file in the search dialog from the context menu doesn’t remove it from the list
  • Bug fix: Search dialog list – multiple items delete issue
  • Bug fix: Sorting broken on delete
  • Bug fix: Layout definition – the option ‘Ignore main window size and position’ will be unchecked if “Auto save current layout” is used.
  • Bug fix: Multirename dialog – deleting a file in quick viewer doesn’t remove it from the list
  • Bug fix: Search dialog – deleting a file in quick viewer doesn’t remove it from the list
  • Bug fix: Thumbnails view doesn’t work with “Auto selectable views” + Plain view
  • Bug fix: Plain view mode – deleteing a file from context menu doesn’t remove it from the list
  • Bug fix: A slow double click on a folder in the tree view allows the renaming of the folder even though the option “Allow rename on slow double click” is not set
  • Bug fix: “Keep expanded nodes per Tab”: does not work when closing a tab
  • Bug fix: Multi rename dialog, “Search for” field – the help after klick on “?” picture is wrong
  • Bug fix: Adding a profile to a search filter doesn’t immediately show paths
  • Bug fix: Sorting by “Bit rate” may be wrong
  • Bug fix: Lock view issue
  • Bug fix: Auto selectable views – minor sorting issue
  • Bug fix: Plain view is lost if used with quick filter on tab switch
  • Bug fix: Recycle Bin panel switch issue
  • Bug fix: Recycle Bin refresh issue
  • Bug fix: Quick viewer focus issue
  • Bug fix: Rename in the tree: DEL key want delete the renamed folder
  • Bug fix: Option “Show drives as button bar – Use large icons” does not work if the option “Show drive bar per panel” is not active
  • Implemented: New action “Set Quick Filter from clipboard”
  • Implemented: New menu item “Edit -> Filter files with same ext.” (Set quick filter to the extension of the focused item in the current panel )
  • Implemented: Confirm overwrite dialog – file version info is showed now
  • Implemented: Exif info in viewer – Context menu “Copy to clipboard” (selected lines)
  • Implemented: Folder view in viewer – Context menu “Copy to clipboard” (selected text)
  • Implemented: New option “Always open in new tab” for shell menu settings added
  • Implemented: “Redirect Win+E to FreeCommander” function opens the program in the foreground
  • Implemented: Create checksum – space characters are ignored in the field “Compare with the pattern sum”
  • Implemented: “Make folder/file list…” now possible for archive files and SFTP folders
  • Implemented: Thumbnails for epub files
  • Implemented: New action for main splitter added “Split 0/100 %” and “Split 100/0%” (Compatibility with old version)
  • Implemented: JPG as screenshot format added
  • Implemented: Position of the settings dialog is saved
  • Implemented: Unpacking the archive file from the desktop to another desktop folder is now possible.
  • Implemented: New quick filter option added: Clear edit field when quick filter is deactivated
  • Implemented: Color scheme menu icons can now be used
  • Implemented: Now color scheme is used in Viewer and quick viewer
  • Implemented: Two options in “Attributes/Timestamp” dialog added: ‘Copy date “modified” to “created” for each file’, ‘Copy date “created” to “modified” for each file’
  • Implemented: Option to define in the freecommander.ini for deactivating of the color scheme in viewer – “ViewerUseColorScheme=0”
  • Implemented: Search dialog – file editing from archive file is possible now
  • Implemented: Background color of the file list in the search dialog changes if searching is active; line “BusyColor=” in freecommander.find.ini
  • Implemented: Multirename dialog – using substring (enclosed with ) for the option “Upper first letter following any of defined characters” is now possible
  • Implemented: New command in multirename dialog added – “Copy old name”
  • Implemented: New option for “File/folder list” added “Ignore size of link folder (reparse point)”; default value is false;
  • Implemented: Quick viewer – close button in the title bar added
  • Implemented: Additional options for “Close all folder tabs”: Close locked tabs too, Apply for both panels
  • Implemented: Tab property dialog – icon definition is possible now
  • Implemented: Settings – new tab option “Use large images”
  • Implemented: Setting for menu font size (Settings->View)
  • Implemented: Search dialog – new options for searched text: As entered, Any term, All terms
  • Implemented: Search in file container
  • Implemented: Quick filter field – with Ctrl+Enter apply quick filter for both panels
  • Implemented: Protection against “right to left override” characters in the file name.
  • Implemented: Drop operation (while holding down the SHIFT key) on a Folder button in the Favorite toolbar works as “Move”.
  • Implemented: New condition for “Automatic views”: ; if defined is always active
  • Implemented: Settings->Programs – define %AcceptOnlyFiles% as Parameter if you want to ignore the program start for folders
  • Implemented: “Alt+Left Click” on folder or archive file opens new tab in other pane
  • Implemented: Option “Ignore diacritical marks” added (quick filter, quick search, filter, multirename)
  • Implemented: New command line parameters: -LQF (left quick filter, e.g. -LQF=*.png ), -RQF (right quick filter)
  • Implemented: Multirename dialog – new command “Copy old name without extension” added
  • Implemented: Multirename dialog – new option “Use big icons” added
  • Implemented: Viewer, VLC Player – “Play loop” option added
  • Implemented: New action added – “Select all folders”
  • Implemented: New action added – “Lock view ; Locks view and disable automatic views”
  • Implemented: Search dialog – new option added: “Use big icons”
  • Implemented: Multirename dialog – “Options->Select columns” added
  • Implemented: “Tools->Settings->Programs->Default action” – %InternalViewer% can be used as program for default acion (double click; Enter key)
  • Changed: Multirename dialog – auto-completion disabled for date field
  • Changed: Dos-Prompt field – auto-completion disabled
  • Changed: “Attributes/Timestamp…” dialog – “Copy Created -> Modified” changed as suggested
  • Changed: Computing of folder Size – the size of the symbolic link folder is now always 0;
  • Changed: Buttons alignmet for left and right toolbar if buttons caption visible
  • Changed: Active option “Open folder with one click” opens the link to folder too
  • Changed: Tab properties dialog – now the field ‘Tab name’ is always empty unless you define your own tab name.
  • Changed: Address bar alow input of the file URI as suggested
  • Changed: Loading of the favorite tools faster when many favorite tools (more than 100) are defined.
  • Changed: Item colors are no longer set in the background but directly while loading of the file list.
  • Changed: Drag&drop key modifier for move (favortite folders tree) changed from CTRL to SHIFT
  • Changed: Define columns dialog – default button changed from Cancel to OK

Homepage – https://freecommander.com

Supported Operating Systems:

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

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    Chosen1

    Thanks! This is a lot better than I thought. I like it!