FAR manager 3.0
Free   7.8 MB

FAR manager 3.0

Free A Windows file and archive management tool with text conversion, file renaming, and more features
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This file and archive management solution provides a broad range of different features such as converting texts between different national code pages, renaming multiple files using complex compound masks with substitution symbols and templates, and much more.

First of all, NO, the screenshots aren't from the legendary "Norton Commander". YES, I'm sure! OK, I know, it's SO, SO identical! But believe me, this time we are talking about a "new" file manager...its name is FAR Manager.

Do you remember the PCs with DOS? Fingers spitting fire with cd/md/del commands? Well, DOS was like that...hard to use, but predictable and without complications. Luckily, Norton Commander came to our lives and made our tasks easier. An excellent file manager with the ability to exploit the capabilities of the text-based screen to their limits.
And years, even decades after the success of this software, we saw many "clones" of this great program, some ones text-based (like the excellent mc - Midnight Commander) or Windows-based (TotalCommander).
FAR File Manager is yet another Norton/Midnight Commander: text-based, same shortcuts, almost the same features.
The only thing I can rescue from this program are the 'plugins', pieces of software (DLL-based) that extend the program's features (see the 3rd screenshot).
IMHO, I prefer to stick to Norton/Midnight Commander. But after all, it's for free...we don't lose anything, do we?

MP Senior editor
Martín Palacio Pentucci
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  • It works in text mode, it uses little system resources


  • It's like Norton/Midnight Commander, but not the same. Sometimes I get lost

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If you know Norton command this one works the same and I loved it because were windows don`t allow you to make modifications or delete unwanted software Norton and FAR do, the only remember this is for advanced users you must know what you do. Thanks to this software.

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The best orthodox file manager for Windows.

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This is possibly the best and the most versatile file manager for Windows. If you grew up with the old Norton Commander as I did, this orthodox old-school file manager is exactly for you.

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