Windows Software Releases: Total Commander 7.5
Article by George Norman
On 17 Sep 2009
I get a lot of grief for using Total Commander, the shareware Orthodox File Manager developed by Christian Ghisler and released to the masses back in ’93. Back then it was called Windows Commander, but this was changed when Redmond-based software giant Microsoft threatened to sue – the word “windows” is apparently a Microsoft trademark. Getting back to the grief, a few of my older friends complain that Total Commander looks too outdated, that it reminds them of Norton Commander and for that reason they refuse to use it.

I stand behind Total Commander. It is a properly good piece of software; the fact that it looks old school does not take away from its appeal (functionality wise). Version 7.5 of Total Commander, the version that was in RC (Release Candidate) since April, has now reached the end of its development process. Total Commander 7.5 final is finally available for download (the pun was intentional).

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Here are some of the new bits and pieces you can expect to get from Total Commander 7.5:
Full Unicode support in most functions where it is possible, including FTP, ZIP packer, and plugin interfaces
Help file now by default in HTML format (CHM). The old HLP file is still available online
Support for file names longer than 259 characters (up to 1022) in most file operations
The current directory above the file lists can act as a clickable bar ("breadcrumb bar")
Protect the stored ftp passwords with a master password using AES256 encryption
Start Lister, compare by content or synchronize dirs directly via command line parameters
Comments (Ctrl+Z) can now have a max. length of 4095 characters, and support line breaks
Synchronize dirs: Option to synchronize also empty directories, option to copy just specific file properties (like the time)
Allow to use the Windows key for user-defined hotkeys
On 64-bit Windows, allow to use 64-bit shell extensions in local menu (context menu)
Copy files/directories to multiple target directories (or lnk files pointing to directories) in one operation
Quick search with search dialog: Show button which allows to show only files/dirs matching the filter
Choose different character encodings in Lister, full support for right to left text
New internal association system, e.g. for using Total Commander from a USB stick


If you would like to get Total Commander 7.5, a download location is available here.
A full list of Total Commander features is available
here.

Please note that Total Commander is shareware – you can use the software free of charge over a period of 30 days. When this trial period expires you need to purchase a license, which is priced at $38.



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