What is FreeCommander?
FreeCommander 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 anywhere - just copy the installation directory
on a USB-Stick - and you can even work with
this program on a foreign computer.
Is the FreeCommander free also for commercial use?
Yes it is, you can use it free of charge for private and professional purposes. You may not however sell it for profit and you
may not bundle FreeCommander in other software packages without
affirmation of the author.
How to translate FreeCommander?
All available language files are in the installation file and have the extension LNG. If you want to produce a new language file, you should
first copy an existing file and rename it, e.g. copy english.lng as
french.lng. After the texts in the new file have been translated, the
new language can be published for FreeCommander. Simply copy the LNG
file into the LNG subfolder. Afterwards you can select the new language
in Extras -> Settings. If you want to share your work with other
people, then send us the file.
Which operating systems are supported?
Windows 2000, XP and Vista are supported. Window 95 is not supported.Windows 98 is not officially supported, but Windows 98SE might work.
I have recently downloaded
FreeCommander and tried to use it. However, it does not support files
with Thai language characters.
FreeCommander is non-unicode program. You have to tell windows what language to use for non-unicode applications:
- In Windows XP select Start menu -> Settings -> Control Panel.
- In the Control Panel select Regional and Language Options.
- Select the Advanced tab.
- Set the Language for non-Unicode programs to the correct language.
I have installed FreeCommander but I can not find the help file
The help and language files you can find here
How can I install the help file, I have found on your site?
You should copy the CHM file in the FreeCommander install folder or in
application data folder. Your application data folder you can see in
the info box of FreeCommander.
When I try to open the help file, I get the message "navigation to webpage was canceled". How can I solve this problem?
On Windows XP you can simply right-click on the CHM file, selectProperties, and click on the "Unblock" button. Click "Apply" and the
content should be visible. If it not work - try the HHReg utility or read this technical note from the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
I can not see all files in FreeCommander. Can I change this?
You should activate the option "Show Hidden Files" under Settings->View.
You can toggle the visibility of hidden and system files anytime by a
keyboard shortcut - you must define for it a shortcut first
(Extras->Define Shortcuts: "View - show/hide hidden and system
I want type my path in address bar. How can I make this?
With Alt+G shortcut or with middle mouse button click on address bar you can enter edit mode for address bar. You can type your path in the DOS Prompt line too. First you should make DOS Promptvisible under Settings->DOS Prompt: Show Command Line.
I have defined new shortcuts, but when I save the settings and restart FreeCommander, the new shortcuts are not saved, why?
In the "Define shortcuts" dialog window you should press the Assign button and then also the Save button, if you want to save the shortcuts
Which command line parameters can I use with FreeCommander?
You can use the following parameters: /L=, /R=, /Z, /Ini=, /NewIni=, /Lng=, /N, /C
||Sets path in the left window
||Sets path in the right window
For usage with /C parameter - interprets the passed paths as source/target instead of left/right.
Starts FC with a different INI file instead of freecommander.ini. A new file will be created if the defined file does not exist.
Starts FC with a different INI file instead of freecommander.ini. A new file will always be created. If defined file exists, it will be deleted first.
||Starts FC with a different language file instead of that defined in config file
Starts FC in any case as new instance
Starts FC and passes the command line parameters to the already running instance