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Total Commander: The Ultimate File Manager for Windows - How to Download, Install, Register, and Update



Total Commander Registration: How to Get the Best File Manager for Windows




If you are looking for a powerful, versatile, and user-friendly file manager for Windows, you should definitely consider Total Commander. Total Commander is a shareware file manager that offers a lot of features and benefits that can make your file management tasks easier and faster. In this article, we will show you how to download, install, register, update, and use Total Commander effectively and efficiently. We will also answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Total Commander registration. By the end of this article, you will be able to enjoy the full potential of this amazing tool.




Total Commander Registration



What is Total Commander and Why You Need It




Total Commander is a file manager for Windows that was created by Christian Ghisler in 1993. It was originally called Windows Commander, but it was renamed to Total Commander in 2002 due to trademark issues. Total Commander is inspired by the classic Norton Commander, but it has many more features and functions that make it superior to other file managers.


Total Commander Features and Benefits




Some of the features and benefits of Total Commander are:



  • It has two file windows side by side that allow you to view, copy, move, rename, delete, compare, synchronize, and search files and folders easily.



  • It supports multiple languages and Unicode characters.



  • It has an enhanced search function that can search for text, date, size, attributes, duplicates, content, regular expressions, etc.



  • It can compare files (now with editor) and synchronize directories.



  • It has a quick view panel that can display images and videos.



  • It can handle various archive formats such as ZIP, 7ZIP, ARJ, LZH, RAR, UC2, TAR, GZ, CAB, ACE, etc. It also supports plugins for other archive formats.



  • It has a built-in FTP client that can connect to FTP servers with FTPS (encrypted FTP) and HTTP proxy support.



  • It has a multi-rename tool that can rename multiple files and folders at once with various options.



  • It has a tabbed interface that can save your favorite folders and files for quick access.



  • It has thumbnails view and custom columns that can show additional information about files and folders.



  • It has a compare editor that can edit files directly in the comparison window.



  • It has a cursor in lister that can select text in the viewer.



  • It has separate trees that can show different directories for each panel.



  • It has a parallel port connection that can connect to other computers via parallel port.



  • It has a multi-user support that can switch between different users with different settings.



  • It has a password manager that can store passwords for FTP and plugins.



  • It has a custom toolbar that can add your own commands and buttons.



  • It has a background transfer manager that can handle file operations in the background.



  • It has a content plugin interface that can show different types of file information.



  • It has a command line that can execute commands and open programs.



  • It has a user-defined commands that can create your own commands and run them from the menu, toolbar, or hotkeys.



  • It has a hotkey support that can assign keyboard shortcuts to any function or command.



As you can see, Total Commander is a very powerful and useful tool that can help you manage your files and folders with ease and efficiency. It can save you time, space, and hassle by offering you many options and features that other file managers do not have. It is also very customizable and flexible, allowing you to adjust it to your preferences and needs.


Total Commander Versions and Platforms




Total Commander is available for various versions and platforms of Windows. The latest version of Total Commander for Windows is 10.0, which was released on June 7, 2021. It supports Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, NT, ME, 98, and 95. It also supports Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2003, and 2000. It is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.


Total Commander is also available for other platforms such as Android, Windows Phone, Windows CE/Mobile/Embedded Compact/Pocket PC/Smartphone/Handheld PC/Professional/Classic/Standard/Premium/Ultra Premium/Enterprise/Ultimate/Industrial Pro/Industrial Premium/Industrial Enterprise/Industrial Ultimate, Linux (using Wine), Mac OS X (using CrossOver Mac or WineBottler), DOS (using DOSBox), and AmigaOS (using Amiga Forever or UAE).


Total Commander is compatible with most file systems such as FAT12/FAT16/FAT32/exFAT/NTFS/ReFS/HFS/HFS+/APFS/UFS/UFS2/ZFS/Btrfs/XFS/Ext2/Ext3/Ext4/JFS/ReiserFS/Reiser4/VFAT/CDFS/UDF/NFS/SMB/CIFS/AFP/WebDAV/SFTP/S3/GDrive/Dropbox/Mega/Azure/B2/Yandex/Rclone etc.


How to Download and Install Total Commander




If you want to use Total Commander on your Windows computer, you need to download and install it first. Here are the steps to do so:


Downloading Total Commander from the Official Website





  • Go to the official website of Total Commander at https://www.ghisler.com/index.htm.



  • Click on the "Download" button at the top right corner of the page.



  • Select the version of Total Commander that matches your Windows version and platform (32-bit or 64-bit). For example, if you have Windows 10 64-bit, select "Total Commander 10.0 final for Windows released June 7, 2021 (32+64 bit)".



  • Click on the "Download now!" button next to the selected version.



  • Choose a download location from the list of mirrors or use the direct link at the bottom of the page. For example, if you are in the USA, you can choose "USA: ghisler.fileburst.com".



  • Save the file to your computer. The file name should be something like "tcmd100x64.exe" or "tcmd100x32.exe". The file size should be around 10 MB.



Installing Total Commander on Your Computer





  • Locate the downloaded file on your computer and double-click on it to run it.



  • A window will pop up asking you to confirm if you want to run this file. Click on "Yes".



  • A setup wizard will start. Click on "Next".



  • Read the license agreement and click on "I accept the agreement" if you agree with it. Then click on "Next".



  • Choose the destination folder where you want to install Total Commander. The default folder is "C:\totalcmd". You can change it by clicking on "Browse". Then click on "Next".



  • Choose the start menu folder where you want to create shortcuts for Total Commander. The default folder is "Total Commander". You can change it by clicking on "Browse" or uncheck the box "Create a start menu folder" if you do not want to create any shortcuts. Then click on "Next".



  • Choose the additional tasks you want to perform during the installation. You can check or uncheck the boxes according to your preferences. For example, you can choose to create a desktop icon, associate Total Commander with certain file types, enable automatic update check, etc. Then click on "Next".



  • Review the installation settings and click on "Install" to start the installation process.



  • Wait for the installation to finish. It should take a few minutes.



  • When the installation is complete, click on "Finish" to exit the setup wizard.



  • Total Commander should launch automatically. If not, you can find it in the start menu or on your desktop.



Congratulations! You have successfully downloaded and installed Total Commander on your computer. Now you can start using it to manage your files and folders.


How to Register Total Commander with a License Key




Total Commander is a shareware file manager, which means that you can use it for free for a trial period of 30 days. After that, you need to register it with a license key to continue using it without any limitations or interruptions. A license key is a unique code that proves that you have purchased Total Commander legally and that you are entitled to use it.


Types of License Keys and How to Get Them




There are two types of license keys for Total Commander: personal and business. A personal license key is for private use only and can be used on up to three computers that belong to the same person. A business license key is for commercial use and can be used on one computer per license key. The price of a personal license key is 37 EUR (about 44 USD) and the price of a business license key is 71 EUR (about 84 USD). You can pay by credit card, PayPal, bank transfer, or other methods.


To get a license key for Total Commander, you need to do the following:



  • Go to the official website of Total Commander at https://www.ghisler.com/index.htm.



  • Click on the "Order" button at the top right corner of the page.



  • Select the type of license key you want (personal or business) and click on the "Order now!" button next to it.



  • Fill in the order form with your personal and payment details. Make sure you enter your correct email address, as this is where your license key will be sent.



  • Review your order and click on the "Submit order" button at the bottom of the page.



  • Wait for an email confirmation from Total Commander with your license key and instructions on how to use it.



Steps to Register Total Commander with a License Key




Once you have received your license key by email, you need to register Total Commander with it. Here are the steps to do so:



  • Open Total Commander on your computer.



  • Click on the "Help" menu at the top of the window and select "Enter registration key".



  • A window will pop up asking you to enter your name and license key. Enter them exactly as they appear in your email confirmation. Make sure there are no spaces or extra characters.



  • Click on "OK".



  • A message will appear confirming that your registration was successful. Click on "OK" again.



  • Restart Total Commander for the changes to take effect.



Congratulations! You have successfully registered Total Commander with your license key. Now you can use it without any limitations or interruptions.


Troubleshooting Common Registration Problems




Sometimes, you may encounter some problems when registering Total Commander with your license key. Here are some of the common problems and how to solve them:



  • If you do not receive your license key by email within 24 hours after placing your order, check your spam or junk folder. If you still cannot find it, contact Total Commander support at support@ghisler.com.



  • If you enter your name and license key correctly but still get an error message saying that your registration failed, check the following: - Make sure you are using the latest version of Total Commander. You can check for updates by clicking on the "Help" menu and selecting "Check for updates now". - Make sure you are using the correct version of Total Commander for your Windows version and platform (32-bit or 64-bit). You can check this by clicking on the "Help" menu and selecting "About Total Commander". - Make sure you are not using a cracked or modified version of Total Commander. You can check this by clicking on the "Help" menu and selecting "About Total Commander". If you see any suspicious text or symbols, such as "cracked by", "patched by", or "hacked by", you are using a pirated version of Total Commander. You should uninstall it and download a clean version from the official website. - Make sure you are not using a fake or invalid license key. You can check this by comparing your license key with the one in your email confirmation. If they do not match, you may have been scammed by a third-party seller or a phishing website. You should contact Total Commander support at support@ghisler.com and report the incident.



  • If you lose your license key or need to transfer it to another computer, you can request a copy of your license key by contacting Total Commander support at support@ghisler.com. You will need to provide your name, email address, and order number. You can also use the online form at https://www.ghisler.com/keysend.htm.



If you have any other questions or problems regarding Total Commander registration, you can visit the official forum at https://www.ghisler.ch/board/index.php or the official FAQ page at https://www.ghisler.com/faq.htm. You can also contact Total Commander support at support@ghisler.com.


How to Update Total Commander to the Latest Version




Updating Total Commander to the latest version is important to ensure that you have access to the newest features, bug fixes, and security patches. There are two ways to update Total Commander: automatically or manually.


Checking for Updates Automatically or Manually




Total Commander can check for updates automatically or manually. By default, Total Commander checks for updates automatically once a week. You can change this frequency by clicking on the "Configuration" menu and selecting "Change settings". Then go to the "Auto update" tab and choose how often you want Total Commander to check for updates.


You can also check for updates manually by clicking on the "Help" menu and selecting "Check for updates now". This will open a window that will show you if there are any updates available for Total Commander.


Downloading and Installing Updates from the Official Website




If there are any updates available for Total Commander, you can download and install them from the official website. Here are the steps to do so:



  • Go to the official website of Total Commander at https://www.ghisler.com/index.htm.



  • Click on the "Download" button at the top right corner of the page.



  • Select the version of Total Commander that matches your Windows version and platform (32-bit or 64-bit). For example, if you have Windows 10 64-bit, select "Total Commander 10.0 final for Windows released June 7, 2021 (32+64 bit)".



  • Click on the "Download now!" button next to the selected version.



  • Choose a download location from the list of mirrors or use the direct link at the bottom of the page. For example, if you are in the USA, you can choose "USA: ghisler.fileburst.com".



  • Save the file to your computer. The file name should be something like "tcmd100x64.exe" or "tcmd100x32.exe". The file size should be around 10 MB.



  • Locate the downloaded file on your computer and double-click on it to run it.



  • A window will pop up asking you to confirm if you want to run this file. Click on "Yes".



  • A setup wizard will start. Click on "Next".



  • Read the license agreement and click on "I accept the agreement" if you agree with it. Then click on "Next".



  • Choose the destination folder where you want to install Total Commander. The default folder is "C:\totalcmd". You can change it by clicking on "Browse". Then click on "Next".



  • Choose the start menu folder where you want to create shortcuts for Total Commander. The default folder is "Total Commander". You can change it by clicking on "Browse" or uncheck the box "Create a start menu folder" if you do not want to create any shortcuts. Then click on "Next".



  • Choose the additional tasks you want to perform during the installation. You can check or uncheck the boxes according to your preferences. For example, you can choose to create a desktop icon, associate Total Commander with certain file types, enable automatic update check, etc. Then click on "Next".



  • Review the installation settings and click on "Install" to start the installation process.



  • Wait for the installation to finish. It should take a few minutes.



  • When the installation is complete, click on "Finish" to exit the setup wizard.



  • Total Commander should launch automatically. If not, you can find it in the start menu or on your desktop.



Congratulations! You have successfully updated Total Commander to the latest version. Now you can enjoy the new features and improvements of this amazing tool.


How to Use Total Commander Effectively and Efficiently




Now that you have downloaded, installed, registered, and updated Total Commander, you may wonder how to use it effectively and efficiently. Total Commander is a very powerful and versatile tool that can do many things, but it also has a learning curve that may seem daunting at first. However, once you get familiar with its interface and functions, you will find that it is very easy and convenient to use. Here are some tips and tricks on how to use Total Commander effectively and efficiently:


Customizing Total Commander Settings and Preferences




One of the first things you should do when using Total Commander is to customize its settings and preferences according to your needs and preferences. You can access the configuration menu by clicking on the "Configuration" menu and selecting "Change settings". There are many options and tabs that you can explore and adjust, such as:



  • The "General" tab allows you to change the language, font, color, cursor, sound, date format, etc.



  • The "Layout" tab allows you to change the layout of the file windows, tabs, toolbars, status bar, etc.



  • The "Operation" tab allows you to change the operation mode, copy/move/delete options, drag&drop behavior, confirmation dialogs, etc.



  • The "Display" tab allows you to change the display mode, icons, thumbnails, custom columns, etc.



  • The "Quick search/filter" tab allows you to change the quick search/filter options, such as case sensitivity, auto-complete, history, etc.



  • The "Auto update" tab allows you to change the auto update options, such as frequency, notification, download location, etc.



  • The "FTP" tab allows you to change the FTP settings, such as connection mode, proxy, firewall, encryption, etc.



  • The "Packer" tab allows you to change the packer settings, such as supported formats, compression level, password, etc.



  • The "Content plugins" tab allows you to manage the content plugins that can show different types of file information.



  • The "Misc." tab allows you to change miscellaneous settings, such as hotkeys, history, associations, etc.



After you have customized your settings and preferences, click on "OK" to save them. You can also export and import your settings and preferences by clicking on the "Export/Import" button at the bottom of the configuration window.


Using Total Commander Keyboard Shortcuts and Commands




Another way to use Total Commander effectively and efficiently is to use its keyboard shortcuts and commands. Total Commander has many keyboard shortcuts and commands that can help you perform various tasks quickly and easily. You can find a list of all the keyboard shortcuts and commands by clicking on the "Help" menu and selecting "Keyboard". You can also customize your own keyboard shortcuts and commands by clicking on the "Configuration" menu and selecting "Change settings". Then go to the "Misc." tab and click on the "Redefine hotkeys (Keyboard)" button.


Some of the most useful keyboard shortcuts and commands are:



Keyboard Shortcut


Command


Description


F1


Help


Opens the help file.


F2


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