When comparing Multi Commander vs Directory Report, the Slant community recommends Multi Commander for most people. In the question“What are the best file managers for Windows?” Multi Commander is ranked 14th while Directory Report is ranked 32nd.
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Pro Separate tree for each panel
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 Full of features
A hundred different options: multi-rename, convert line break of files (CR, LF, CRLF), double panel, folder tree, tabbed interface, colourized tabs, etc.
Pro Portable version 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 Written in C++
The program launches fast.
Pro Support for FTP, Registry, and OneDrive
Pro Powerful scripting system
You can easily write powerful scripts even without knowledge of programming.
Pro Offers good options for quickly dealing with duplicates
Once duplicates are found you can choose to select certain files based on criteria like when was it created, when was it last modified, size, folders they're in or if the folders they're in contain a particular string.
Pro Reasonable rules for finding both duplicate files and folders
The program can find duplicate files based on any combination of size, name, CRC. It can also compare files byte by byte. Also, it can compare folders (with or without subfolders) based on any combination of size, name, CRC as well as file count.
Pro Gives a clear overview of found duplicates
It shows duplicate items grouped with every second group highlighted.