When comparing Multi Commander vs Explorer++, the Slant community recommends Explorer++ for most people. In the question“What are the best file managers for Windows?” Explorer++ is ranked 14th while Multi Commander is ranked 16th.
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Pro Separate tree for each panel
Pro Portable version available
Pro File coloring based on filters
Including optional background coloring.
Limitation of this pro: text and background color cannot be taken from 2 different filters and thus combined but on the positive side: it provides coloring profiles, which can be switched (supposedly easily).
Pro Both 32 bit and 64 bit versions available
Pro Heavily customizable
Besides many customizable on-board options and features, one can also write his/her own scripts and even full plug-ins.
Pro Full of features
Multi-rename, convert line break of files (CR, LF, CRLF), double panel, folder tree, tabbed interface, colourized tabs, .... a hundred different options
Pro Powerful scripting system
You can easily write powerful scripts even without knowledge of programming.
Pro Support for FTP, Registry, and OneDrive
Pro Written in C++
The program launches fast.
Pro Free and open source
Con Settings are a bit complicated
Con Tree cannot be displayed on the right side
Seemingly abandoned. Hasn't been updated in a few years.
Con Useless for searching
Often completely misses loads of files that you know are there.
Con Crashes semi frequently
Crashes quite a bit. Sometimes random sometimes during network folder access. Loses current state and reverts to the state of the last graceful exit.