When comparing FreeCommander vs Multi Commander, the Slant community recommends Multi Commander for most people. In the question“What are the best file managers for Windows?” Multi Commander is ranked 10th while FreeCommander is ranked 12th.
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Pro 2 Pane Layout
Makes normal file operations (like move & copy) easy.
Pro Has a portable version
Because it's portable, you can easily move the folder with all your files to other devices.
Pro Powerful search feature
FreeCommander provides a search functionality that allows you to filter out results.
Pro Keyboard shortcuts
Has a good set of keyboard shortcuts enabled by default
Pro Very powerful set of file copying options
FreeCommander has a very powerful set of file copying options.
Pro Quick Navigation
Commonly used folders can be added and accessed using the favorites list -- in addition, physical and network drives can be switched to with a single click.
Pro Very usable and reliable Sync tool
Pro Very powerful Multirename tool
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 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 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 Both 32 bit and 64 bit versions available
Pro Support for FTP, Registry, and OneDrive
Pro Powerful scripting system
You can easily write powerful scripts even without knowledge of programming.
Pro Written in C++
The program launches fast.
Con Only the 32-bit version is free
You have to make a donation to be able to download the 64-bit version.
Good facilities overall, but there's a bug that makes menus freeze and get stuck on the page.
Con Cluttered and dated UI
The user interface has an outdated look, with a lot of button and menu options that can be overwhelming.
Con It's easy to delete important stuff by accident
When you want to delete something, it will often highlight both a file and its folder. The whole folder is then removed if you don't de-select the folder manually.