Navigate and organize your files and folders with this customizable, dual-panel file manager, that offers numerous useful functions
Unreal Commander is a powerful dual-pane file manager designed to replace the traditional Windows Explorer and provide a more effective way to control your files and folders. It comes loaded with numerous handy options, such as multi-rename tool, directory synchronization, and FTP connection.
Installer or portable application
The only notable aspect about its installation is that Unreal Commander can be set up as a portable product. Its interface is not uncommon. As previously mentioned, it includes two panels for exploring two locations on the disk at once as well as for easily performing file operations by dragging items from one place to the other.
Connect via FTP, sync folders, and open archives
Besides the usual types of tasks like viewing, editing, copying, moving, deleting or creating a new folder using keyboard shortcuts, the software utility boasts a built-in FTP client to rapidly upload files to a FTP server.
It also features a directory synchronization tool to make content identical in two folders, and it is capable of opening archives with popular formats, including ZIP, RAR, ACE, TAR and CAB.
Batch-rename files and calculate subfolder size
A multi-rename tool gives you the power to rename multiple files simultaneously after defining the naming pattern with rules, while another function helps you quickly calculate the size of subdirectories.
Other tools of Unreal Commander let you change file attributes, split and merge files, create and verify CRC hashes, create symbolic links, compare directories, and so on. These are just part of the options provided by this piece of software.
Evaluation and conclusion
Everything worked smoothly throughout our evaluation, as Unreal Commander did not trigger the operating system to hang, crash or pop up error messages. Its impact on computer performance is minimal, thanks to the fact that it uses low CPU and RAM.
Overall, this is an advanced file manager that comes with a freeware license and offers an impressive lineup of features to convince you to abandon the old-fashioned Windows Explorer.
- Two-panel interface
- Extended search of files
- Multi-rename tool
- Dirs synchronization
- Support of archives ZIP, RAR, ACE, CAB, JAR, TAR, LHA
- Built-in FTP client
- Directory tabs
- Support of LS-plug-ins and WCX-plug-ins
- Build-in viewer and quick view function
- Work with a network environment
- Support Drag and Drop at work with other applications
- History and Hotlist buttons
- Background file copying/moving/deleting
- Deleting files with WIPE
- Background pictures support
- Visual styles: color categories of files, fonts for all interface elements