FreeCommander XE 2015 is a useful alternative to the standard Windows file manager. The application helps you with undertaking all of your daily activities in Windows. The application comes with all of the necessary functions to successfully manage your data stock.
Key features include:
- Dual-panel technology – horizontal and vertical.
- Tabbed interface.
- Full access to desktop.
- Optional tree view for each panel.
- Built-in file viewer to view files in hex, binary, text or image format.
- File viewer and thumbnail view inside archives too.
- Built-in archive handling: ZIP (read, write).
- Nested archive handling.
- Plugins for other archive (RAR, 7z).
- Plain view – structure-less view for files and folders.
- Linked browsing.
- Easy access to system folders, control panel, desktop and start menu.
- Copy, move, delete, rename files and folders.
- File searching (inside archive too).
- Create and verify MD5 checksums.
- Wipe files.
- Multi rename tool.
- File properties and context menu.
- Calculation of folder size.
- Folder comparison.
- Folder synchronization.
- Modification of file date and attributes.
- Folder / program favorites.
- File filters (regexp possible too) for display and file operations.
- User defined columns for detailed views.
- DOS command line.
- Quick viewer.
- Quick search.
- Quick filter.
- Quick starter.
- All shortcuts are definable.
- Multiple language support.
Overall, FreeCommander XE 2015 has lots of useful features and tweaks and is a fresh alternative to the standard file manager that is offered by Windows. It has a easy to use interface and an extensive help file to assist you.
Changes and bug fixes:
Bug fix: Some russian chars does not work in quick search.
Bug fix: '\&' operator in quick filter does not work.
Bug fix: Using ENTER while editing the options in "Settings -> Programs" closes the entire dialog.
Bug fix: View->Swap function may cause exception.
Bug fix: Favorite tool icon is not visible if favorite tool is integrated in splitter toolbar.
Bug fix: "Windows preview" icon is not created in the default viewer toolbar.
Bug fix: Using ENTER while editing the options in "Column Profiles" or "Status Bar" closes the entire dialog.
Bug fix: Selection problem if extension not showed in the Name column.
Bug fix: Wrong file highlighting when NC-style selection is enabled.
Bug fix: Selection duplicated in other tabs.
Bug fix: Favorites command "Open all in tabs" may fail.
Bug fix: Plain view - Opening multiple selected files does not always work.
Bug fix: Program may crash if base folder tree is set to drive and a DVD drive without disk will be selected.
Bug fix: Column profiles "File container <cart>" issue.
Bug fix: Open default program broken.
Bug fix: Copy files from nested archive broken.
Bug fix: Loading the toolbar icons at the program start can lead to the endless loop.
Bug fix: Searching for Zero Byte Files does not work.
Bug fix: After deleting the last element in the list, the cursor jumps to the first element.
Bug fix: Current folder is not used if perform default action.
Bug fix: Prefered sort direction (column definition in the detail view) is not used if sorting started with toolbar button or shortcut.
Bug fix: Quick viewer - wrong panel focused.
Bug fix: Quick viewer zoom state lost.
Bug fix: Quick viewer does not show file if already open on program start.
Bug fix: Font color for quick starter is not used.
Bug fix: Maximized start is not possible if the option "Handle closing as minimization" is active.
Bug fix: File container favorite does not open at container contents.
Bug fix: Locked path of MTP device is lost when device is not connected.
Bug fix: Second favorites sets' items cannot be opened from pulldown.
Bug fix: It is possible to define duplicate keyboard shortcut.
Bug fix: Tree option "Show Windows archive files" broken.
Bug fix: Search history is not always saved.
Bug fix: Exception in Folder Synchronize dialog if 'Empty folders' option is active.
Bug fix: FTP is not case sensitive.
Bug fix: "Use Vista+ delete method" option broken on Windows 10.
Bug fix: Using of the large icons in the favorite toolbar broken.
Bug fix: "Go To Folder" history always empty.
Bug fix: The width of the tree pane is not correctly restored on start.
Bug fix: Folder size can be not correctly if contains files > 4 GB.
Bug fix: Multirename not working when making consecutive rename operations.
Bug fix: Synchronize folder dialog - filter fields does not accept space character.
Bug fix: Renaming operation may fail for some languages.
Bug fix: Exception on program start if last used view was "Thumbnails".
Bug fix: Favorite tool shortcut for changing location fail in some cases.
Bug fix: Switching from layout with one pane to layout with two panes fail.
Bug fix: Copy file from the disk folder to the smartphone card with Shift+F5 fail - copied file ends up in desktop folder.
Bug fix: Possible exception in the search dialog when quick view is switched off.
Bug fix: Quick filter option (only in freecommander.ini) "QuickFilterFolderNamesToo" broken if set to "0".
Bug fix: Possible exception in the search dialog when quick view is switched off.
Bug fix: "Folder - > Synchronize..." same files can be marked as unresolved.
Bug fix: Filter in the plain view can fail.
Changed: Multirename - negative value for counter "Start at" allowed again.
Changed: Select item options: "By click on extension..." and "By click on item icon" now separated for Windows-mode and NC-mode.
Changed: Color by attributes - now any set of attributes is possible.
Changed: Copy/Paste operation is now performed asynchronously (set CopyPasteInThread=0 for old behavior).
Changed: Font color is not changed now if "Only border" for focused item is active in NC-Mode.
Changed: "Define filter" dialog - option for "Older than" added.
Changed: Temporary filter in "Set filter" dialog extended by condition for date modified.
Changed: Due to a bug in Windows 10 1607 the operations on portable devices was broken. The internal treatment of these devices has been revised. Now the basic functions works with the portable devices (from Windows 7).
Changed: Better performace for copy operation in network (FreeCommander method).
Changed: Menu "Tools -> View style" moved to "View -> View style".
Implemented: Report missing files for "Verify MD5-checksums".
Implemented: New system tree option for excluding some nodes from the tree.
Implemented: Status bar - File Container filter.
Implemented: Split file command.
Implemented: Combine files command.
Implemented: Action toolbar for the left and right border of the main window.
Implemented: New thumbnail option "No thumbnails for the files:".
Implemented: Option "Color by attributes" extended to "Color by attributes and timestamp".
Implemented: New property "Font color" added for favorite folder.
Implemented: In viewer: Multiframe images (tiff, ico, avi), EXIF info can be showed, Saving images in many formats (popup menu), Print preview for images (popup menu).
Implemented: Search dialog - time interval filter accept multiplier now; e.g. |day*4, |hour*2, |month*3, -|week*5, -|year*2.
Implemented: The width of the input dialog (e.g. for new folder F7) is changeable now.
Implemented: VLC media player (videolan.org) integrated in viewer and quick viewer.
Implemented: Checksum dialog - new sum methods added (SHA1, SHA2).
Implemented: Completion of renaming operation with TAB key opens the next item ready for renaming.
Implemented: Color schema can be saved and restored View->Color schemas.
Implemented: Color schema can be saved with layout too.
Implemented: Loading drive icons in background - program start may be faster.
Implemented: Custom style dialog - definition for menu added.
Implemented: "Settings -> Folder Tabs" more colors for tabs added.
Implemented: Font color for quick filter.
Implemented: "Only border" option added for "Focused item inactive list".
Implemented: Restore last used color schema.
Implemented: Color schemas saved in settings backup.
Implemented: "Exposure time" added to EXIF info (multirename and status row).
Implemented: New options for the tree added: "Full rows select", "Theme off".
Implemented: Option to define in the [Form] section of the freecommander.ini: LayoutsIgnoreMainWindowSize; 1 - in layout saved window size is ignored; 0 - in layout saved window size is used.
Implemented: "Check for update" option defined under Tools->Settings->General.