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Total Commander 8.50 beta test has started

August 27, 2013: The beta test for Total Commander 8.50 has started! Anyone who wants to can participate in this beta test.
Users of the full version: The update is free, just install the beta version to the same directory as the full version. Alternatively, install it to a separate directory, then copy the file wincmd.key from the directory of the full version to the directory of the beta.
Users of the demo version: Of course it's also possible to test the beta version in unregistered form without restrictions.

You can download Total Commander 8.50 beta 1 from this page.

Warning: This is a pre-release version! Please be careful, especially when using the new functions!
This beta version will expire on November 1st, 2013.

Please check the following page for bugs: TC 8.5 beta bug report forum.
You can also report bugs there, ONE BUG PER MESSAGE!

What's new?

There are a lot of new functions, the most important are:

  • Support unpacking of more archive formats: 7zip, new RAR5 format, as well as -lh6- and -lh7- (LHA)
  • RAR with encrypted file names: Show archive content after entering password
  • Pack/unpack files: Option to remember last entered password until TC is minimized, Windows goes to standby, or the screen saver starts
  • Support for touch screen devices: Tap on icons to select files, long tap to open context menu
  • Support for high resolution screens (high DPI)
  • Drive drop-down list (Alt+F1/Alt+F2): Show links to "My Computer" and "My Documents" Configurable via. ShowExtraDrives in wincmd.ini
  • Drive drop-down list (Alt+F1/Alt+F2): Open context menu directly in the list without choosing a drive first
  • Show exclamation mark to the left of some options as a warning, e.g. that files may not go where the user expects them to go, like during copying from branch view, or when packing and unpacking
  • Show file size and last modified time also in virtual folders like connected MTP devices like Android phones/tablets
  • Select and copy related files, e.g. *.jpg > crw*.cr2 selects/copies raw files only if there is a related .jpg file
  • F5 copy: First copy all files where the user doesn't need to be asked and skip all with errors, ask at the end
  • F5 copy: Option to verify files after copying them.
  • F5 copy: Option to keep paths relative to current folder while in branch view (Ctrl+B)
  • Alt+F5 pack: New option to leave out the names of the selected folders when packing each folder to a separate archive
  • F8 Delete: Only warn at the end if folders couldn't be deleted
  • F8 Delete: Always use new delete method when VistaDelete isn't set in wincmd.ini, but show our own delete confirmation dialog if the system dialog is disabled
  • Search function: Search for text supports any combination of ANSI, ASCII, UTF-16, UTF-8 Unicode and office XML/EPUB at the same time
  • Search function: Skip a folder by clicking on its name in the status line (with confirmation). Also allows to just pause the search
  • Search function: Open in separate process via Alt+Shift+F7, so TC can still be used during the search
  • Search function: "Feed to listbox" also when searching in archives, on FTP servers and file system plugins
  • Search for duplicate files: Search by plugin fields, e.g. name parts, file extension etc.
  • Search for duplicate files, Feed to listbox: New dialog box to select files inside the groups of duplicates, e.g. by newest, oldest etc.
  • Compare by content: "Resync comparison from here" now also works after editing the files
  • FTP/file system plugins: When editing a file with F4, the file will automatically be re-uploaded when saved in the edfitor. No need to close the editor any more. Change via Edit/View options.
  • Button bar: Support multiple internal and/or user-defined commands on a single button e.g. cm_SelectAll,cm_Copy
  • New wincmd.ini options CopyLinks and IgnoreLinks to handle file system links
  • Verify CRC checksums: Also support SHA512 format
  • Progress dialog: Show number of files/bytes in more functions. Switch to files/bytes remaining by clicking on the numbers Improved background copy dialog: Show number of copied and selected files and bytes, add button "Foreground"
  • Show hidden/system files now split into separate options for hidden and system
  • Option to get more items in various history lists, set via wincmd.ini: HistoryLen for directory history, OldCmdLineCount for command line. MaxItemsInComboBox for comboboxes in F7 New Folder, Alt+F7 Search, Num+ select files etc.
  • Lister, right click menu: Directly search for selected text via Google in default browser (configurable)

A list of additions and corrections, also for previous versions, can be found in the history file.