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Maxence Bernard
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Jan 22, 2013
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muCommander Review

Sven Sorensen
A free file manager which supports multiple filesystems, archives with hotkey support
A review of muCommander by Sven Sørensen

muCommander is a freeware file manager (GPL) which, like many other file managers, takes its name from the formerly popular Norton Commander which was famous for its dual-panel layout.

This file manager is an excellent alternative to the boring and bland Windows Explorer which has historically featured a non-intuitive design due to its lack of multiple panels. This basically means that working within directories and copying files between directories is faster and saves time.

Along with its intuitive design, muCommander includes support for ZIP archives (both creating and extracting). Further file archive support includes 7z, RAR, Gzip and ISO images. It can connect to Samba servers and can send files directly from the interface to email addresses.

The graphical layout of muCommander is great. It also includes color-coding. From the interface, you can directly copy and edit files or open previous. Anything imaginable in Windows Explorer can also be achieved with this file manager.

Overall, muCommander is effective and saves time. The support for Samba network drives and external drives is definitely a plus.

muCommander can create 7Z archives and create ZIP files.

muCommander features and highlights:
  • Virtual filesystem with support for local volumes, FTP, SFTP, SMB, NFS, HTTP, Amazon S3, Hadoop HDFS and Bonjour
  • Quickly copy, move, rename files, create directories, email files...
  • Browse, create and uncompress ZIP, RAR, 7z, TAR, GZip, BZip2, ISO/NRG, AR/Deb and LST archives
  • ZIP files can be modified on-the-fly, without having to recompress the whole archive
  • Tabbed navigation
  • Universal bookmarks and credentials manager
  • Multiple windows support
  • Full keyboard access
  • Highly configurable

muCommander is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from file managers without restrictions. muCommander 0.9.0 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This file management software is filed under:
  • muCommander Download
  • Freeware File Managers
  • Software Reviews
  • Open source and GPL software

Compatibility with this file management software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of muCommander may be available from Maxence Bernard.

muCommander has been picked by our editors as very good.
muCommander has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested muCommander 0.9.0 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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