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Total Commander 9.10 beta 1 available!

There are many new functions and bugfixes, see the list below. Complete list of bugfixes.

Download Total Commander 9.10 beta 1 now (Free update/Demo version)

The update is still free for all registered users (also of Windows Commander) - please check our update instructions.

New functions in Total Commander 9.10:

User interface:

  • Support for multiple screens with different densities (DPI) per screen on Windows 10 (requires latest release version, "Creators Update", or newer).
  • Support for Windows 10 fall Creators Update, mainly OneDrive online only file support
  • Set font quality (e.g. force antialiasing on/off)
  • Support new pseudo environment variables from values described here - just leave out the FOLDERID_ prefix, e.g. %$AccountPictures%

File operations:

  • "New folder" (F7) can now use the same placeholders as the multi-rename tool (e.g. date+time), and create multiple directories in one step using a counter
  • "New text file" (Shift+F4) now supports the same placeholders as the multi-rename tool
  • "New text file" (Shift+F4) now also works in archives, on FTP servers, and with file system plugins
  • Option to use latest "Everything" tool in Alt+Shift+Enter/Spacebar free space calculations
  • Internal 7zip unpacker: Support background unpacking

Lister:

  • Support touch screen scrolling+text selection
  • Support Unicode names when loading images via Irfanview (needs new Unicode version of Irfanview)

Compare by content:

  • Set width in binary mode to 8, 16, 24 or 32 bytes

Multi-rename tool:

  • New placeholders for inserting current date+time

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Total Commander 9.0/9.0a is available now!

There are many new functions and bugfixes, see the list below.
Note: Many new features like folder/drive icons from Explorer, dimmed hidden files, vertical button bar etc. can be disabled via settings dialog.

Download Total Commander 9.0a final now (Free update/Demo version)

New functions in Total Commander 9:

User interface:

  • Use icons for folders and drives from Explorer, can be switched to old icons via main settings - icons
  • New button bar icons (optional, can be chosen during first start or via right click )
  • Vertical button bar (can be disabled via main settings - Layout)
  • Extra space between lines in file list (configurable via main settings - Icons)
  • Windows 10: Use Windows Photo Viewer instead of Photo app (disable with wincmd.ini [Configuration] ReplacePhotoApp=0)
  • View modes, can be switched manually via menu "Show", or automatically by rules
  • Show icons on folder tabs depending on the displayed folder
  • Rubber band selection mode when using left mouse button selection, disable via settings
  • Show up to 3 external devices without drive letter (e.g. Android or Windows Phone) in Alt+F1/F2 drive dropdown list
  • Background transfer manager (F5-F2): Show second progress bar with overall progress if available
  • Themed text cursor, enable/disable in Configuration - Options - Colors
  • Dimmed icons for hidden files/folders (configurable via main settings - Icons)
  • Show small green arrow as overlay icon when a folder is open, e.g. in tree or when opening very large folder
  • Click on tab header with "locked but directory changed allowed" returns to base directory of that tab
  • Better support for high resolution screens
  • Default font is now "Segoe UI regular" for new installations
  • Set scaling of dialog boxes (OverrideDPI) via main settings - fonts
  • Option to show sizes with 1k=1000bytes instead of 1k=1024bytes
  • Option to show numbers in TBytes, with 1 or 2 decimal digits

File operations:

  • Unicode support for descript.ion files
  • Inplace rename: Use up/down arrow to jump to previous/next file (configurable)
  • F5 Copy/F6 Move: Show combobox with all open tabs and all subdirectories in the target panel (Shift: Source panel)
  • F5 copy: Skip empty dirs by appending |**\ to line "only files of this type"
  • Create and verify additional checksum types: SHA224, SHA384, SHA3_224, SHA3_256, SHA3_384, SHA3_512
  • Create checksums separately in each directory
  • Speed up hash check of MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA384 and SHA512 by using Microsoft Crypto API functions
  • Delete files directly (not to recycle bin): In case of errors, ask at the end of the entire operation
  • Delete files directly: Also offer "Skip all" when a file is missing
  • Re-use threads for delete, loading hints and ID-lists
  • Disable overwrite confirmation in sync: wincmd.ini [Confirmation] SyncConfirmOverwrite=0

FTPS, HTTPS:

  • Support TLS 1.1 and 1.2 with new openssl dlls (optional) or Windows sChannel library
  • Use Windows certificate stores "ROOT" and "CA" to verify purchased server certificates
  • Always verify certificates now, even when wincmd.pem is missing, since we use the root certs from Internet Explorer now
  • Self-signed certs can be trusted with a checkbox in the certificate dialog

Packer:

  • ZIP unpacker: Support new compression method XZ (method 95) with updated tcmdlzma.dll and tclzma64.dll
  • Support invalid ZIP archives with no CRC in the local header and behind the zip file, e.g. created by owncloud
  • Support invalid ZIP archives with UTF-8-encoded names but missing UTF-8 flag (created by Dropbox)

Search function:

  • Use "Everything" tool for much faster search on NTFS drives, also on network shares if possible
  • Search with content plugins for text on main search page
  • Regular expressions supported in more types: Unicode UTF-8+UTF-16, Office XML
  • New option "Older than" working just like "Not older than"
  • Standalone search: Allow to search in search results (after feed to listbox) and selected files

Compare by content:

  • Show only differences, with additional lines above/below the differences, including editing
  • Edit mode: triple click now selects entire line

Multi-rename tool:

  • New buttons to insert other fields like parent [P]
  • Improved range selection dialog
  • If there are duplicate names, or names that already exist, offer to auto-rename to "name (2).ext", "name (3).ext" etc.
  • Undo now supports multiple undo steps (Undo multiple rename operations).

Lister:

  • Ctrl+Shift+Q: Opens Quick View in separate Lister window, updates contents when going to other file
  • View files of type RTF, BMP, JPG, PNG, GIF, ICO, HTML with internal viewers also in read-protected folders (via DuplicateHandle)
  • Use larger buffer sizes to handle longer blocks of text without line breaks

Other operations:

  • Double click/ENTER: Follow .url files pointing to directories within Total Commander. Disable via wincmd.ini
  • Manual update check via menu Help - Check for updates now, using DNS lookup (TXT record)
  • Automatic update check, can be enabled in manual update check function
  • Ctrl+B in search result = Go to directory of file under cursor
  • Read virtual folders like the Network Neighborhood asynchronously (faster initial response) and in a background thread
  • Directory history: Remember name under cursor and position in list when entering a subdir via double click/Enter
  • Content plugins: new content field chooser dialog instead of menu. Also show field preview for file/dir under cursor
  • Synchronize dirs: Compare with multi-part ZIP, supports compare by content and view
  • Buttonbar, Start menu: New Parameter %C1..%C9, %c1..%c9

Internal commands:

  • to focus specific panels, including tree: cm_FocusSrc, cm_FocusTrg, cm_FocusLeftTree etc.
  • to select/unselect one or more files: cm_Select, cm_Unselect, cm_Reverse
  • to open lister: cm_ListOnly, cm_ListMulti, cm_ListInternalMulti, cm_SeparateQuickView, cm_SeparateQuickInternalOnly
  • to save tabs to a specified file: SAVETABS, SAVETABSL, SAVETABSR, SAVETABS2, SAVETABS2L, SAVETABS2R
  • cm_wait, accepting wait time in milliseconds, e.g. cm_wait 1000. Can be combined, e.g. em_cmd1,cm_wait 1000,em_cmd2
  • cm_100percent accepts parameter 1..100 to set specific position of divider
  • Send WM_USER+50 to TC to get various numerical values like index of current file, first file, control window handles etc. (see history.txt)

Installer (of the demo version):

  • The Installer now accepts the following options: /AHLMGDUK
    A=Auto install,
    H=Run hidden,
    L=Language number,
    M=Multi-language,
    G=Create group,
    D=Create desktop icon,
    U=Update if target exists,
    K=installs wincmd.key file located in same directory as the installer.
    All options accept parameters 1 or 0, e.g. G0 or G1. L accepts language Nr. from install.inf, e.g. L18=Romanian
  • Note: All options MUST be passed as a single parameter after a single slash, not as separate parameters