Total Commander is a Shareware file manager for Windows® 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10, and Windows® 3.1.
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Supports plugins for compression, file system, and file types.
Pro Can replace a lot of utility tools
There are a lot of built-in utility tools and plug-ins. There's multi-file renamer, verify file checksum to ensure download content integrity, sync directory tool, etc.
Pro Layout increases productivity
The dual-pane layout makes normal file operations (like move & copy) easy.
Pro Life-time license
Once purchased you can use it as long as you like and never have to pay again.
Pro Works even when Windows is very unstable
Pro Useful multiple advanced options
Show hidden files, show differences between directories, FTP connections, coding and decoding (MIME, UUE).
Pro Very customizable
Total Commander is extremely flexible, with plenty of customizable options such as changing the color scheme, customizing menus, and editing shortcuts.
Pro Easy for language translation
Pro Forget about the mouse
The total commander is convenient to use both with the mouse and exclusively using the keyboard.
But using only the keyboard gives it a big increase in the speed of work because you do not aim at your mouse. You need some time to get used to it, but it's really worth it.
Con Not multi-platform
Not available for Linux or MacOS.
Con Need to spend a lot of time for custom configuration
Need to spend a lot of time for custom configuration, many features of the steps are very cumbersome to reduce operating speed.
Total Commander offers a free 30-day trial, after which the cost of the program is $44.
Con Cannot display background colors for file names
While it can display different colors (even based on filters) for the text color of those file names, but not for the background color.
Con It's "oldish"
Installs to c: not c:/program files/. Windows 10 cannot find "totalcmd" or "total commander" when searching for the app. The UI is old (windows 2000). The default bold font is heavy on the eye. Compared to Opus, it seems limited.