Multi Commander 13.1
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Multi Commander 13.1

Free Copy and move files using a multi-tabbed, dual-panel file manager
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Mathias Svensson
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Despite the evident progress of Windows as an operating system across its various versions and releases, some components seem to be frozen in time. This is the case of the Windows Explorer, which hasn’t evolved much in, at least, the last decade. Multi Commander tries to make up for this lack of evolution by offering you a free, full-featured, and multi-tabbed file manager that makes its Microsoft counterpart pale in comparison.

Multi Commander combines its two-panel interface with the use of tabs to provide you with a versatile way of navigating through your files and folders without having to open an insane number of windows. The program will let you see a set of folders in the left-hand panel and the files included in one of them in the right-hand panel. Or you can view the files and folders of one of your drives in one panel and those from a different drive in the other. Or you can open multiple tabs in each panel and combine them in whichever way you need. The possibilities are endless, and viewing files and folders is just the beginning.

To be fair with Windows Explorer, I have to admit that it also allows you to open an extra panel to see the details of the selected file and a different one to preview images. I find the latter option really useful, and it’s probably the only thing I missed while moving around Multi Commander’s functionality. To make up for that, this free tool comes with an image viewer, but that one opens on a different window. more

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Pros

  • Support tabs to open various folders
  • Shows files in a folder in a dual-panel interface
  • Includes mutli-rename capabilities
  • Offers intuitive color-based file selections
  • Includes an image file viewer

Cons

  • Cannot override Windows settings to become the default file manager
  • Its image previewer opens on a different window

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