Total Commander for Android - History of previous versions

What's new in Total Commander 3.0 final (April 16, 2020):

  • Unpack rar5, 7z, tar, gz, z, bz2, arj, lzh, iso, img, cab in addition to zip and rar
  • Multi-rename tool: To use it, select at least one file or folder
  • Compare by content (via context menu): Select exactly 2 files
  • Backup and install split APK files
  • "Open with" now allows to choose between file: and content: URL parameters on Android 10
  • Define internal associations for the context menu "Play (foreground)", e.g. to set a player for streaming from plugins
  • Hotkeys Ctrl+C, Ctrl+X, Ctrl+V (copy, cut, paste via clipboard) and Ctrl+R (re-read) for users with external keyboard
  • Button bar: New parameters action: and category: supported, to explicitly set the action and one or more categories
  • Media Player: Show current track and total tracks under icon in overhead notification
  • Master password: Let the user choose between the new (BiometricPrompt) and old (FingerprintManager) fingerprint functions
  • Support wildcards in ignore list, e.g. *~ or name*.*
  • Apply ignore list also to virtual folders like ///_SD-Card
  • Search function: Added "Older than" option
  • Support for Android 10

What's new in Total Commander 2.91 final (October 16, 2018):

  • Option to use fingerprint reader instead of master password
  • File lists: When making the lines higher or icon space wider, use that extra space for larger image and video thumbnails
  • Media player: Tap on elapsed time on the left to switch to remaining time (and back)
  • Show thumbnails for .heic files on Android 9 Pie
  • Android 7.1 or newer: Show launcher icon menu with entries "Home", "Editor" and "Media Player"
  • Two new internal commands: 156 to swap panels, 157 to equalize panels (show same directory in both)
  • When root folder "/" isn't accessible, just list known subdirectories, e.g. /etc, /mnt, /proc, /storage, /system, ...
  • 1x1 widget to open Media Player activity with last playlist
  • New language: Thai, Serbian split into "Serbian Cyrillic" and "Serbian Latin"

Button bar, shell command (sh or su):

  • Use full screen width for results when using dialog box for command results (* in front of the parameters)
  • Allow to insert single % sign by writing %%, for example %%%N -> %name.ext
  • New placeholder %S inserts all selected file names, without path, with double quotes if they contain spaces

What's new in Total Commander 2.90 final (March 7, 2018):

  • Editor: Simple Undo in long tap context menu
  • Unload plugins when closing via main menu - Exit
  • Let the user either hide or uninstall plugins directly in the home folder
  • Android 8 Oreo support
  • Better support for secondary storage like USB sticks
  • Fix permissions when copying to /data/data folder

Media Player:

  • Use headset button for next track
  • Don't show video window for files with audio extensions
  • Option to play videos in background

What's new in Total Commander 2.80 final (May 9, 2017):

  • Unpack ZIP/RAR files larger than 4 Gigabytes
  • Support for Android 7
  • New buttons for audio/video player
  • Choose m4a + wav files in ring tone picker
  • Better handling of external USB and SD-Cards
  • Move files from/to external SD-Cards/USB drives
  • Show compatibility warning about Purify, Greenify...
  • Bugfixes: Media scanner, remount drives on Android N

Media Player:

  • Remember last playlist
  • Sleep timer
  • Notifications for each new track
  • Load album images from cover.jpg/png/gif
  • Show current track number+total in the notification

What's new in 2.80 beta 10 (May 3, 2017):

  • File operation progress dialog: Show file names on up to 3 lines in portrait mode (2 in landscape)
  • Bugfixes (crashes)

What's new in 2.80 beta 9 (April 21, 2017):

  • File operation progress dialog: Show file names on up to 3 lines in portrait mode (2 in landscape)
  • Bugfixes (crashes)

What's new in 2.80 beta 8 (April 12, 2017):

  • Android N: Use new method to request access to secondary storage, where the user doesn't need to browse to the directory by himself
  • Android N: Use new function moveDocument to move files to other folder on secondary storage (SD-Cards, USB-Sticks etc.)
  • New internal commands to sort directly by name, extension ,size, time (ascencing or descending). Click button again to reverse order
  • Internal associations: Put * in front of the association program name to pass the opened file as content: url instead of file: url

What's new in 2.80 beta 7 (March 10, 2017):

  • Media Player: New internal commands for button bar to play selected with random and/or loop, and queue selected with random order (just the added files)
  • Support m4a and wav files in ringtone picker on Android 4.1 and newer
  • Support for Android TV/Google TV: Support menu button in media player, add media player icon to main buttonbar
  • Media player: Show floating notifications for new track (configurable)
  • Media Player: Function "Play (background)" doesn't clear the queue when the player is open. Instead, it adds the track/folder to the end and plays it
  • Bugfixes: Various problems with root mode; Search function: didn't find non-English text in UTF-8 encoded files without byte order marker (BOM)

What's new in 2.80 beta 6 (February 5, 2017):

  • Renamed internal "SD-Card" to name defined by system e.g. "Internal storage"
  • Rename secondary data partitions like external SD-Card or USB
  • Show permissions in the form -rwxrwxrwx when using "root functions everywhere"
  • Prefer root functions for copying on rooted devices when normal write functions fail
  • New language: Arabian
  • Bugixes: Unpacking certain ZIP files failed on Android 7, Android 5 or newer sometimes returns 12 hour time format although the language uses 24 hour format

What's new in 2.80 beta 5 (January 2, 2017):

  • New icon "delete forever" from for delete function
  • Show thumbnails for webp images
  • Media player: Remember last playlist (when player gets killed by system). 15 seconds notification when closed via 'X' button
  • Bugfixes: Send via Bluetooth not working, error unpacking large ZIP files with many small files

What's new in 2.80 beta 4 (September 5, 2016):

  • Unpack RAR files >4GB
  • Support moving files from/to secondary storage on Android 6 and newer
  • Bugfixes: Problems with secondary SD-Cards/flash drives, track numbers in media player

What's new in 2.80 beta 3 (May 20, 2016):

  • Show free and total space in ".." go up entry in directories
  • Bugfixes: Media player notification had invisible (black on black) text on certain Huawei phones; "Send to" from other apps to Total Commander not working properly

What's new in 2.80 beta 2 (April 8, 2016):

  • Bugfixes: Media Scanner, remount on Android N, MediaSession

What's new in 2.80 beta 1 (March 24, 2016):


  • Sleep timer to pause playing after x minutes (optional button in media player)
  • Read Metadata directly from mp3 (id3v2, id3v1, APEv2), m4a (iTunes format), mp4, aac (APEv2), ogg, flac
  • Context menu items to move clicked track/selected tracks to the start or end of the playlist
  • Do not resume playing after phone call ends if the music was paused by unplugging headset (and not by the phone call)
  • Disable gapless playback for videos since it doesn't seem to work
  • Load album art from cover.jpg/png/gif or folder.jpg from track directory if no album art present in the mp3 file itself
  • Show currently playing track and total number of tracks in the notification if there is more than one track

Android 6 external SD-Cards/USB:

  • Show properties for single and selected files/folders
  • Copy button: Show WiFi plugin if it's new enough to support "content:" URLs


  • Android TV, Amazon TV: Long OK press on ".." updir now shows "home" and "reload" menu items
  • Properties of more than 1 file: Show number of bytes, and on a second line, number of files and (if >1) folders
  • Unpack ZIP files >4GB
  • Show warning when plugins cannot start due to Purify, Greenify or other tools
  • Android 6: Unpack ZIP/RAR files to external SD-Card

What's new in 2.72 (January 8, 2016):

  • Better Android 6 external drive support ("Send to", "Open with", "Unpack+Edit/Open" etc.
  • Media Player: Fixed problems with equalizer and gapless playback

What's new in 2.72 beta 2 (December 31, 2015):

  • Faster file operations with external usb media/sd-cards on Android 6
  • Fixed problems with equalizer in TC Media player (due to gapless playback)

What's new in 2.72 beta 1 (December 24, 2015):

  • "Root functions everywhere" was no longer working
  • Bugfixes

What's new in 2.71 final (December 21, 2015):

  • Long tap on ".." - Create new UTF-8 text file
  • Remember last path in file picker
  • Stop creating automatic log file
  • Bugfixes

What's new in 2.70 final (December 7, 2015):

  • Bugfixes

What's new in 2.70 beta 2 (November 27, 2015):

  • Android 6: Remember path on external SD-Card when closing and re-opening TC
  • Android 6: Unpack ZIP/RAR files to external SD-Card
  • Android 6: Open and unpack ZIP files located on external SD-Card
  • Android 6: Create and change zip on external SD-Card
  • Android 6: Create new file on external SD-Cards (long tap on "..")
  • Android 5 and older: Let the user enable video thumbnails manually (with Stagefright warning)
  • Unpack RAR files to external SD-Card
  • Add files from external SD-Card to ZIP (on internal or external card)
  • Media player: Cyrillic ID3 tags encoded as ANSI could be shown as garbage
  • Restore access to subfolders within ZIP files

What's new in 2.70 beta 1 (November 6, 2015):

  • Android 6: External file system access using new "User-defined location" button
  • Android 5: Remember the write rights for multiple SD cards/USB drives
  • Help viewer: reload and exit buttons
  • Media player: Support pre-buffering about 15 seconds before a track ends, reduces gap between tracks
  • Media player: Pause when unplugging headset or disconnecting bluetooth headset, resume when reconnecting (configurable)
  • Media player: Optional buttons to jump x seconds forward/backward, e.g. for e-books
  • Use internal Web Browser and HttpUrlConnection for downloading and installing plugins (only if there is no play store installed)
  • Hide plugins (via context menu) from the home folder without uninstalling them
  • Bugfixes

What's new in 2.62 final (August 25, 2015):

  • Bugfixes
  • Warn when playing file from external URL in media player (Stagefright Android bug)
  • Support for devices without touch screen: cursor left=select, cursor right=swap panels

What's new in 2.61 final (June 15, 2015):

  • Bugfixes

What's new in 2.61 beta 2 (May 28, 2015):

  • RAR unpacker was no longer working
  • Sharper icons in higher resolutions
  • Bugfixes

What's new in 2.61 beta 1 (May 18, 2015):

  • Disable all root functions: Put file named totalcommandernoroot in base dir of internal sd-card
  • Bugfixes

What's new in 2.60 final (April 24, 2015):

  • Show error/warning when certain XPosed modules are installed or cause a crash in TC
  • Don't use PNG2 extension for icons, seems to cause problems with some custom ROMs.
  • Use white status bar icons on Android 4.4 or newer, otherwise no % done visible
  • Bugfixes

What's new in 2.60 beta 7 (April 16, 2015):

  • Option to hide status bar also on phones with Android 4 or newer
  • New language: Belarusian
  • Bugfixes

What's new in 2.60 beta 6 (April 9, 2015):

  • New icons in upper toolbar and on launcher (Android 5)
  • Show all user buttons in grayscale when using new button style
  • Bugfixes

What's new in 2.60 beta 5 (March 26, 2015):

  • New icons (drawn by Max Bazanov, who also did the Windows Phone icons) now default on Android 5, can be changed manually on all versions
  • Try to load JPG thumbnails from EXIF data, use rotation flag to rotate images as needed
  • Bugfixes, mainly for Android 5

What's new in 2.60 beta 4 (February 23, 2015):

  • Fixes crashes in several dialogs using the ListView control
  • Other bugfixes

What's new in 2.60 beta 3 (February 19, 2015):

  • Larger default space between icons and file names (configurable)
  • Media Player notification: Very small "x" button to directly close the player
  • Search only in selected folders (and files)
  • Bugfixes

What's new in 2.60 beta 2 (January 21, 2015):

  • Create new folder in "Save as" dialog (e.g. in editor, or called from other apps)
  • Editor: When a second file is opened while the editor is open, offer to save the previous file, then load that new file
  • Bugfixes

What's new in 2.60 beta 1 (January 6, 2015):

  • Use new Android 5 functions to write to external SD-card
  • Bugfixes

What's new in 2.50 final (December 18, 2014):

  • Refresh Android media database also when changing files on external media
  • Bugfixes

What's new in 2.05 beta 6 (December 12, 2014):

  • Support for pen window mode (Samsung galaxy note)
  • Bugfixes

What's new in 2.05 beta 5 (September 12, 2014):

  • Support bookmarks with both source and target path (for other panel)
  • Create links to plugins on Android Desktop (launcher) by using context menu on folders or ".."
  • Button bar, choose icon: Let the user choose icon for internal commands also for other command types
  • ZIP packer: Option "Skip all" when source cannot be opened, e.g. when file is locked

What's new in 2.05 beta 4 (August 26, 2014):

  • Now also works on Bluestacks
  • Widget to start TC Editor without a file
  • Use new plugin to plugin functions to download files to locked external SD-Card (private TC directory)
  • Shell commands on buttons can now take longer than 10 seconds to complete. After 2 seconds, a progress dialog with abort button will be shown

What's new in 2.05 beta 3 (August 8, 2014):

  • Copy dialog: button for the new "Wifi transfer" plugin
  • Bookmarks: they now can have icons other than the default folder icon
  • Bookmarks: they can be shown in the home folder
  • Home folder: Plugins now sorted by name (change via context menu)
  • Home folder: Hide items like bookmarks, installed apps etc.
  • MediaPlayer: Show album art (if available) on lock screen
  • Unpack, Unpack all selected: "Verify" button
  • Show progress dialog with 1 second delay when reading plugin directories (so it's often not shown at all)
  • Support for direct plugin to plugin file transfers (will require plugin updates)

New plugin Drive to access Google Drive (July 23, 2014):

  • Unfortunately Google has blocked the "Google Drive" plugin without warning for violation of their trademark "Google Drive"... In Total Commander for Android, please click on "Add plugins (Download)" in the home folder, then choose the new plugin "Drive".

What's new in 2.05 beta 2 (May 20, 2014):

  • Support the "Share" button in other apps: Allows to send single files, images and selected text to Total Commander, also to all plugins
  • Ignore list: Ignore by extension, e.g. *.bak, and work in root folders
  • Android 4.4: Show link to writable area on external SD card, warn user that Android will delete files there when uninstalling Total Commander
  • Context menu for multiple selected folders: Added menu items to play and queue files

What's new in 2.05 beta 1 (March 31, 2014):

  • Support for external SD-cards on Android 4.4: Create, delete, copy, move, rename files and folders (only works with Samsung devices except for the Galaxy S5 - please complain to your phone maker)
  • MediaPlayer: Loop through all tracks (can be set via context menu)
  • MediaPlayer: New audio effects: left/right balance, bass boost+virtualizer (Android >= 2.3), loudness enhancer (Android >= 4.4)
  • Unpack all selected archives via context menu
  • UnRAR support for x86-based devices and emulators (like BlueStacks)
  • Create icons on dersktop (launcher) with user-defined text, icon and even the target app

What's new in 2.04 final (January 22, 2014):

  • Streaming ShoutCast radio stations failed when AdBlock Plus was enabled
  • New languages: Serbian (latin characters) and Indonesian (from

What's new in 2.04 public beta 5 (January 17, 2014):

  • New languages: Serbian (latin characters) and Indonesian (from
  • Always ignore vold.fstab on Android 4.3 or newer even if it's accessible, because the path differs from the mounts file -> better chance to find external SD card
  • Various bugfixes in MediaPlayer

What's new in 2.04 public beta 4 (January 10, 2014):

  • Improved stability of streaming some radio stations (shoutcast)
  • Removed "Save as" dialog in mail programs, "Downloads" app etc. because it was causing problems on some devices ("always open" greyed out). Will be available as separate app.

What's new in 2.04 public beta 3 (January 3, 2014):

  • Stream more file types like .ts to external players (e.g. VLC)

What's new in 2.04 public beta 2 (December 22, 2013):

  • MediaPlayer: Show controls on Android lockscreen (Android 4 or newer)
  • Download, Unzip, Unrar: Set timestamp as root when it fails with normal user rights
  • Download+Open/Edit operations now also work in the background (switching to other app).

What's new in 2.04 public beta 1 (December 12, 2013):

  • Own "Send to" and "Open with" dialogs with more options, like a list of all apps
  • Improvements and fixes to root functions, e.g. edit files even with permissions 000

What's new in 2.03 final (December 5, 2013):

  • Various bugfixes (mainly for crashes)

What's new in 2.03 public beta 4 (November 11, 2013):

  • Better holo theme integration: Flat buttons, user can select dark or bright theme
  • Editor: Faster opening of large text files
  • "Default" button in font/color configuration dialog
  • Copy timestamp as root when it fails with normal user rights (bug on newer Android versions)
  • Support newer Samsung devices which deny write access to /dev/urandom

What's new in 2.03 public beta 3 (October 3, 2013):

  • MediaPlayer: Permanently delete selected files via context menu (with confirmation dialog)
  • Home folder, USB/SD-card: Support mount point "/dev/fuse" used in some newer Android versions
  • Bluetooth headset buttons: Support for fast forward and rewind events
  • Get CPU wakelock while playing music in media player, also get WiFi lock while streaming media

What's new in 2.03 public beta 2 (August 26, 2013):

  • New internal command Refresh (MTP->PC) to refresh media database to view files from PC
  • Detect external SD-Cards+USB drives also on Android 4.3 (where vold.fstab file no longer exists)

What's new in 2.03 public beta 1 (August 16, 2013):

  • Support for root functions on Android 4.3 (mounting /system needs SuperSU, doesn't currently work with Superuser)
  • MediaPlayer: Also stream via https, e.g. from official Dropbox app
  • MediaPlayer: Swipe up or down on the left side of the video now adjusts the brightness
  • MediaPlayer: Tap on video while controls are shown now pauses/continues the video
  • Do not react to Back button in the file operation progress dialog
  • Set minimum button size to 48dp, otherwise they are too small on some full HD devices like the Galaxy S4

What's new in 2.02 final (June 20, 2013):

  • Show error message when setting timestamp via properties fails
  • Show right to left file names left aligned to the icon, not right-aligned
  • Message boxes: Focus first button when invoking the function via a keyboard (not via touch)
  • Pack files up to 4 GB-2 to ZIP, as long as the resulting archive is smaller than 4 GB
  • Unpack files >2GB from ZIP archives (as long as the archive itself is smaller than 2GB)
  • Verify ZIP file by giving /dev/null as the target for unpacking
  • New language: Hebrew

What's new in 2.02 beta 3 (May 30, 2013):

  • Do not refresh complete media database only when copying single files
  • Ask user to re-mount file system as read+write when renaming, changing permissions, or owner/group
  • MediaPlayer: Context menu item "Add to queue" also for video files
  • MediaPlayer: Play mp4 and 3gp files from Firefox
  • MediaPlayer: Play m3u and m3u8 files directly from the net (download playlist files)
  • Initial support for OUYA game console (U=Select, Y=Jump to button bar, O=Enter, A=Go up)

What's new in 2.02 beta 2 (April 23, 2013):

  • Overwrite dialog: Allow to rename file if target exists
  • MediaPlayer: Save last position in files longer than 10 minutes
  • Port to Blackberry 10 and Blackberry Playbook

What's new in 2.02 beta 1 (March 21, 2013):

  • Security fix: Disallow access to ContentProvider, except for the files requested via "get content" dialog. Found by Boris Ryutin (TZOR).
  • Plugins: Support callbacks to change or refresh current directory (needed for new USB stick plugin)
  • Handle associations of files without MIME type (pathPattern)
  • MediaPlayer: Show play/pause and next buttons directly in notification (Android 3.0 or newer)
  • MediaPlayer: Handle headset buttons play/pause, next, previous

What's new in 2.01 final (November 30, 2012):

  • Context menu now allows to add FLAC files to internal media player

What's new in 2.0 final (November 23, 2012):

  • Drag&Drop files to other panel and to sub-folders
  • Built-in media player with equalizer, play queue, background playing, full screen video in landscape mode, stream from LAN and WebDAV plugins (they need to be updated too)
  • Improved stability of background operations
  • Select a range of files/folders with a long tap on an icon
  • Copy to external SD-Card on Android 3.0 or later even without root rights
  • Multi-Window support for Samsung Galaxy N7000, N7100 and N8000
  • Set permissions and owner/group for selected files
  • Custom scroll thumb also in the editor to scroll long files more quickly
  • Custom date and time format

What's new in 1.03 final (June 22, 2012):

  • Fixes more crashes and missing images on Samsung Galaxy S III (only this model!)
  • Android 1.5 and 1.6 were no longer supported in 1.02
  • Sort file lists using current locale settings (for file names containing accents)
  • Button bar icons not working on some Android versions (because the SDK recompressed them)

What's new in 1.02 final (June 8, 2012):

  • Fixes crashes on Samsung Galaxy S III (only this model!). Some images in the list may not show up.
  • Problems with newer GMail versions, which try to open new mail notifications with TC
  • Sort file lists using current locale settings (for file names containing accents)
  • RAR unpacker crashing on Android 4
  • LAN plugin: Copy timestamps for both uploads and downloads (need to update the plugin too)

What's new in 1.01 final (May 20, 2012):

  • Bugfix release: Please note that newer plugins cannot access the connections of older plugin versions: The package name had to be changed because the Google Play Store does not accept names starting with "".

What's new in 1.0 final (May 18, 2012):

  • Show hint about selecting files each time the user chooses a function without selecting anything
  • New menu item "Totalcmd (file:)" which returns "file:" URL as in older TC versions, e.g. when attaching a file in GMail app

What's new in 1.0 rc7 (May 4, 2012):

  • Copying while TC is in background: Start service to avoid that TC is closed
  • Show USB host in home folder while a drive is connected
  • Full screen mode also on Android 3 and 4
  • Send via Bluetooth: big speedup

What's new in 1.0 rc6 (April 20, 2012):

  • Background operations: Show icon/progress bar in notification bar
  • Support for devices with MIPS processors
  • Improved root functions
  • Various bugfixes (mainly for crashes)
  • New language: Vietnamese

What's new in 1.0 rc5 (March 23, 2012):

  • Various bugfixes (mainly for crashes)
  • New language: Japanese

What's new in 1.0 rc4 (December 20, 2011):

  • Various bugfixes (mainly for crashes)
  • New language: Croatian

What's new in 1.0 rc3 (October 30, 2011):

  • Various bugfixes (mainly for crashes)
  • New language: Portuguese (partial translation was already included in rc2)

What's new in 1.0 rc2 (October 11, 2011):

  • Various bugfixes (update strongly recommended)
  • Button bar: Support parameters also in command type "Launch app (main function)
  • New language: Korean

What's new in 1.0 rc1 (August 19, 2011):

  • Initial release on (older beta versions are available via our forum)
  • Notify media library (e.g. for media player) about copied, moved, renamed, downloaded and unpacked files
  • Open files as zip files even if they don't have the .zip extension (e.g. .jar)
  • Parameter %M for first selected file in other panel
  • Internal "Installed Apps" plugin: Show version number and SD-card status in name, show install date+time