The most popular two-pane file manager for Windows, this (shareware) child of Norton Commander takes all Explorer functions to a new level, has plugins, PC-to-PC links, QuickView, handles almost any archive format, and even makes the command line fun again.

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Always open a certain file with a specified program

I learned from Mac OS that for example, html file is opened by Chrome, but I can specify ~/me.html to be opened by VIM by default. Is it possible to do that in Windows (by installing some plugins)? ...
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Changing Separator in “Copy Names with Path to Clipboard” in Total Commander

In Total Commander under the Mark menu there are 2 menu entries: Copy Selected Names to Clipboard Copy Names with Path to Clipboard When used, the file names are copied to the clipboard with a ...
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Use Explorer for deleting files/folders in Total Commander

Putting ExplorerForCopy=1 in the .ini file instructs Total Commander to use Explorer for copying of files, but is there a similar option to make it use Explorer for deleting files and folders? I need ...
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Custom command in Total Commander

I have productivity issue with short-cut-buttons on my toolbar in Total Commander: I do know how to add short-cut, which open directory in active tab (cd c:\MyDirectory), I do know how to add ...
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Right click folder in Windows Explorer and Search with Total Commander?

I often use Total Commander to search files and folder in windows. Is there a way to set a right click option to open Total Commander and have it automatically set to search the folder i'm in? For ...
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Total Commander FTP can't connect after network adapter reset

Every time I install Oracle VirtualBox (that reinstalls its network adapter so the Internet connection gets disabled for a split second), my Total Commander looses the ability to connect via FTP. I ...
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Changed background color for network drives

Is it possible to change background color (or font color) when viewing network drives? My computer would be white (regular) and the network drivers would be different color? Edit: Using total ...
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Select files which end with certain characters

Is there any way to select files which end with certain characters in Windows? I have a folder which contains a large number of pictures which have been created but with a resized size, and I'd like ...
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Hard link with Total Commander

Is there a setting or plugin, to create a Hard Link with just the Copy dialog box? I need the easiest solution for non-technical family members.
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TotalCommander: a button to run a batch script?

could anyone give me a hint how to configure a TotalCommader UI panel button to run a batch file residing at some location, say C:\scripts\batch.bat? I literally need contents of button config ...
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Sorting files by name in Total Commander

How can I enable sorting files by name in Total Commander by default? Is it possible? Maybe some option / plugin? I'm using Total Commander v8.0.
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How can i access a folder in Total Commander using command line?

I'm standing at E:\Desktop\ and i want to open a folder has name is New folders inside Desktop folder. In command line, i type New folders (very simple).Then i received a message box "File not found". ...
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Total commander - how to open directory in other file browser and how to sync to the same folder

I started using Total commander because its old school and a lot of programmers I've seen work with it. I like it but I want to learn more tricks and shortcuts. Now I want to open a directory I ...
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Why is deleting files to recycle bin so much slower than when using Shift+Del with Total Commander?

When deleting a large directory with Shift+Del (no Recycle Bin), it happens an order of magnitude faster. Why is deleting to Recycle Bin so much slower on Windows? I'm on Windows 7. Edit: Just ...
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How to hide files by type in Total Commander?

I would like to hide .DS_Store files generated by Mac OS, cause I'm switching between Mac/Win very often and I don't like seeing these files in my Dropbox folder when i'm in Windows. Is it possible ...
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How can I make total commander show actual size instead “size on disk” in the “size” column, while keeping the dynamic view (x.x k/M/G)?

TC shows "size on disk" in "size" column. I can use ShellDetails for instance, but I also want the dynamic size display (x.x k/M/G) that is not provided by the shell
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Windows 8: File transfer freezing from USB HDD to internal HDD

I bought a new Toshiba P850 laptop with Windows 8 OS and a 1 TB Toshiba USB HDD. I copied all my files from my old laptop to USB HDD successfully. Then I started to move from USB HDD to my new laptop. ...
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How can I show files only in Total Commander?

You know that feeling when you search for a specific file but don't remember its exact directory path (you have many subdirectories), and don't want to use standard SEARCH (AltF7 in Total Commander)? ...
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Run Total commander from bash on windows

I am trying to setup alias/function to call Total Commander from bash (MINGW) on windows. So far all my attempts failed, the closes function tc() { dir="$1" if [ "$dir" == "" ]; then dir="." ...
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How to turn on “smart file size” display in Total Commander?

In previous version it was possible to turn on some setting where files showed their size depending on size in a smart format: 2.5GB, 156 MB, 2.5 kB. Where is that setting in v 8? (x64)
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How to debug Total Commander buttons which open a command shell?

I have a custom button in Total Commander which runs some executable which runs in the command shell (wget.exe in my case, but that is not important). The command shell disappears as soon as the ...
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How can I make Total Commander show “size on disk”?

Is there a way to make Total Commander show file sizes in "size on disk" instead of actual bytes in file?
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Total Commander avoid typing “cd ” to open folder

I'm aware of why does Total Commander opens Windows Explorer when a folder name is typed and then enter is pressed. In fact, you can see my answer to this question. Also I've configured TC to open ...
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How can I get Total Commander to recognize Cygwin symlinks?

I love Total Commander. I love Cygwin. But they are not always friends. One thing that bugs me, is the way symlinks work in Cygwin. Suppose I do this: $ ln -s my/path/to/nirvana budhism And then ...
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Total Commander: Duplicate current path of the panel in the other panel

I want to duplicate current path of the panel in the other panel with one shortcut. This is like swapping panels but instead of swapping I want to duplicate. In xplorer2 this is done with Ctrl-I. ...
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Disable Total Commander Open Folder Window In Explorer

Sometimes, Total Commander opens some folders in Explorer. I don't know the reason, it might be due to some bug in my own autohotkey definitions. Anyway, how can I disable Total Commander to open ...
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Quick search directly without AltGr in Total Commander

Total Commander requires pressing AltGr with some letter to enter quick search mode. This is a bit difficult. Is it possible if by pressing any letter to make Total Commander enter into quick search ...
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Copy current path to clipboard or select address bar in Total Commander

Is there any shortcut to copy the path of the current directory in Total Commander? Also, is it possible to select or highlight the address bar with a keyboard shortcut?
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How to override wincmd.ini location?

How to override wincmd.ini location after Total Commander was installed? I can't seem to find a menu item for this setting. Where is this setting stored? Operating system is Windows XP or Windows 7 ...
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Create a new file in Total Commander

I want to create a new, empty file using Total Commander. I have not been able to find out how to do this simple task, so I am asking here.
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Total Commander and DropBox

I already have Total Commander in my DropBox directory, and I have set it to have its .INI field in the program directory. That should be enough, right? I am remote desktopping, and both the PCs ...
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How to make Total Commander move to folder beginning with “X” when pressing Alt+“X”?

Is it possible to make Total Commander move to folder beginning with X when pressing Alt+X (where X could be any letter)? Imho this behaviour is common for all console gui file commanders like nc, vc, ...
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Export content of columns in Total Commander

How I can export full table of files with all viewable columns (like a information plug-ins) to a text file/csv file? Is it possible? I know only way for obtaining selected file list without any ...
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How do I configure Total Commander to automatically change sort order for some folders?

How do I configure Total Commander to automatically change sort order for some folders? Is this possible by creating a "magic" file in this folder?
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Is there an alternative to the total commander Change Directory Menu editor?

I'm using the Change Directory Menu (Ctrl+D)in Total Commander a lot. But my problem is that the editor is terrible and hard to work with - is there an alternative editor (e.g. a plugin someone wrote) ...
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How to make total commander show file name with extensions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to configure TC to show files with their extensions? Are there any settings that can make total commander show file name with extensions after it (instead of just ...
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How do I create separate zip files for each selected file/directory in 7zip?

This is the internal zip packer from Total Commander: However I want to use my 7zip packer. When I select 5 files, I get 5 separate .zip archives for each selected file. How do I do that in 7zip?
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Total Commander profile migration

How do I migrate totalcmd profile from one machine to another? Settings are stored in registry (unfortunately). I don't need exact copy, but the more settings survive, the better.
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Total Commander on Windows 7 with Administrative Privileges

I'm running Total Commander on Windows 7 and I have a problem with the Run as Administrator issue. If I run TC normally, it can't make changes to anything under C:\Program Files\ without asking for ...
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How to recover deleled files on server using Total Commander?

I used Total Commander and connected FTP to write website. Today I accidently deleted some files. How to recover them? Recover using Total Commander or log in Putty? If using Putty, what commands ...
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any freeware program for adding/editing PATH from context menu

So many times, I would like to add a directory to the PATH in windows. And I think the GUI for it must be the must stupid GUI ever developed in windows, yet it's there since ages, in an unmodified ...
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How to make Total Commander see only zip files?

I do know is possible, I remember I have done it by mistake once. I want to see only zip files and folders. nothing more. how to do it?
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How to configure Total Commander to show files with their extensions?

Please advise how to configure Total Commander that way to not show file names and their extensions in separate column but in the same one?
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Can I use an replace internal diff in Total Commander with an external diff program?

Since I don't really like Total Commander's internal diff 'Compare Contents' used in Compare by content and Synchronize Dirs -> Compare left & right I want to use something else like Winmerge or ...
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TotalCommander - add start button to launch Visual Studio as an admin

My buddy is using TotalCommander as his file manager and program launcher, and I was wondering if there's any way to create a program launch button that will start up Visual Studio as an admin? When ...
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Have Total Commander notice file changes when using FTP

I'm using Total Commander to copy compiled files to a server with FTP, but Total Commander often misses changed files during comparing if the file sizes haven't changed. Since I'm using FTP I can't ...
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OS X: what Norton Commander clone you can suggest [closed]

On Windows I'm addicted to Altap Salamander. I've tried a couple of OS X alternatives, e.g. Midnight Commander. Yes, they are better than plain command line or Finder, but can't compare with Altap ...
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Total Commander slow copying to USB external drives

Total Commander 7.55a is a lot slower than Windows Explorer when copying files (most visible with big files) to an external USB drive (18MB/s versus 28MB/s). I've already tried: disabling ...
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How to open Total Commander with specific group of tabs open?

In TotalCommander I have saved the open tabs on the left and on the right windows in a *.tab file. But I want to put the *.tab file on my desktop and doubleklick it and TC (which is not already ...
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Hidden files in Windows Explorer

I have a hidden file, but I couldn't see it in "Explore" (My computer). Then, I downloaded Total Commander, and I was able to see the hidden file. In Tools->Folder Options, I have: Show hidden files ...