There are a lot of things that the folks at Microsoft could have done to make Windows better. One thing that usually sticks out like a sore thumb on the Fourth of July is the file manager. Sure it gets the job done, but where are the extras? Well, it is time to toss Microsoft’s junky file manager to the curb and get on board with freeCommander.

Here is what the developers of freeCommander have to say about the freeware download.

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 CD, USB-Stick or even a floppy disk – and you can even work with this program on a foreign computer.

Some of the features of freeCommander are: Dual-panel technology – horizontal and vertical; Optional tree view for each panel; Built in file viewer to view files in hex, binary, text or image format; File viewer inside archives too; Built in archive handling: ZIP (read, write), CAB (read, write), RAR (read); Nested archive handling; Easy access to system folders, control panel, desktop and start menu; Copy, move, delete, rename files and folders and more.

If you want to know more of what this program can do, be sure to check out some of the additional features and a few screenshots of it working as well.

This freeware program is a nice alternative to the basic way you browse through files in Windows. It has a lot more tools than your basic Windows does, and a lot more spunk. One more thing that I like is the price tag is right, because it is totally free.

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