Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - General questions

Q: What is Total Commander?
Total Commander is a file manager for Windows, a program like Windows Explorer to copy, move or delete files. However, Total Commander can do much more than Explorer, e.g. pack and unpack files, access ftp servers, compare files by content, etc! You can find an overview on our 'features' page.

Q: What happened to Windows Commander?
In 2002 there was a name change - the new name is "Total Commander".

Q: What's new in the current version?
You can find an overview on our 'What's new' page.

Q: Which operating systems are supported?
There are 3 versions of Total Commander: 32 bit, 64 bit, and 16 bit.
1. The 32 bit version runs on Windows 95, 98, ME, Windows NT 3.51/4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and 11 - on both the 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. It also runs on the server versions based on these Windows versions.
2. The 64 bit version runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and 11 64bit, and on the corresponding server versions.
3. The 16 bit version runs on Windows 3.1.

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Q: Is there a Linux version? Or a version for Windows CE?
Unfortunately not. Because of problems with porting of Total Commander to Linux, the Linux version had to be delayed indefinitely. A minimal version for Windows CE and the Pocket PC is now available (and free)! A recommended file manager for Linux is Krusader. Total Commander runs on Linux with Wine.

Q: Can I send suggestions for new functions?
Yes, please! If possible, send your suggestions clearly separated and numbered, and as short as possible. Unfortunately our wish list is already very long, so we cannot guarantee if or when your wish will be implemented.

Q: Can we create a link to
We would be very pleased - as long as your pages do not contain illegal content or offensive material. However, in most cases we cannot offer a link back to your site. Our links are limited to useful addons to Total Commander, and general Shareware links.

Q: What is Total Commander Ultima Prime or Total Commander Power Pack? Why can't we order it?
A: These are program packages created by third parties, which contain various plugins and helper tools in addition to Total Commander. They are mainly suited for non-advanced users, who don't want to put toghether the needed plugins themselves. Since it's a package of various tools, you cannot buy it as a whole. However, you can buy Total Commander normally, and use the licence key with such a package. Please note that the package may contain other shareware programs like e.g. WinRAR which need to be purchased separately from their makers.

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