Ultimate File Manager (UFM) is an advanced File Manager distributed with carefully selected and configured freeware applications. The purpose of UFM project is making the best environment to run your favourite applications within one place. Main application of the project is well-known and appreciated Total Commander File Manager (shareware) or its freeware equivalent Multi Commander. UFM lets you manage all of your files and applications in best and simplest way. This properly configured, easy to use and very powerfull environment gives you the best experience, whatever you want to do!


Ultimate File Manager is designed for Microsoft Windows platform and is distributed to the end user as an installer, which is written in NSIS and Delphi CE. Latest version is ULTIMATE FILE MANAGER 9.6 and was released on March 1, 2023. The installer is simple and intuitive. Installer copies all required files and configures the system properly (you can use both normal and portable installation). Ultimate File Manager can be run on both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. Installer is distributed in two versions - Lite and Full (Lite version contains basic external applications and Full version contains all applicatins).

The power of Ultimate File Manager is appropriately configured file manager that is enriched with the best plug-ins to extend its functionality and carefully selected external programs. Ultimate File Manager allows you to select the appropriate file manager, applications and plugins at the installation stage. It is easy thanks to detailed description of each component and intuitive interface.

Pakiet Ultimate File Manager consists of the following components (depending on the selected file manager):

  • Applications - the best and most useful free applications integrated with Ultimate File Manager
  • Plugins - the most popular and most useful plug-ins integrated with Ultimate File Manager
  • Extended main menu - additional options and additional features
  • Extended button bars - additional button bars for system settings and applications
  • Quick directory menu - access to the most needed folders, the ability to run file system plugins
  • Predefined custom columns - allows you to display custom information based on categories
  • Predefined file names colors - allows you to colorize file names depending on its type (extension)
  • Predefined search patterns - allows you to search for specific files (files, directories, by extension)
  • Predefined selection patterns - allows you to select files of a specific type (files, directories, by extension)
  • Predefined list of ignored files - allows you to hide unwanted files in the list (disabled by default)
  • Additional keyboard shortcuts - makes work easier and faster
  • Ultimate File Manager supports multi-language interface - there are currently few supported languages
  • UFM installer (in normal installation mode) allows full integration with Windows Explorer - you can create shortcuts on your desktop, in the start menu, in the quick launch bar, you can pin the UFM icon in the start menu as well as in the taskbar. You can add a shortcut to the context menu of folders, files, and drives. You will create the appropriate entries in the Windows registry
  • UFM installer (in normal installation mode) allows you to use the AutoPlay feature - you can open portable media, CDs (DVDs), music, movies, photos and more in Ultimate File Manager
  • UFM installer (in normal installation mode) allows you to use autostart with Windows - you can run Ultimate File Manager with the startup of the Windows operating system

Ultimate File Manager is completely free (but it depends on chosen File Manager and installed components). UFM installer allows you to install one of two file managers - Total Commander (shareware) or Multi Commander (freeware). By choosing Total Commander you have to bear in mind that you have to buy a license to use it. However, you can use Multi Commander, which is completely free (you can only do this in Ultimate File Manager!).


Total Commander
Author: Christian Ghisler
License: Shareware
Homepage: Total Commander
Copyright: Copyright © 1993 - 2023 Christian Ghisler

Total Commander® is the best File Manager for Windows (formerly known as Windows Commander). It has two fixed windows side by side like a well-known file manager for DOS. The aim of the program is to put you in total control of your files. Total Commander comes in different versions for multiple platforms (it is also available for mobile devices - primarily Android and Windows Phone).

Total Commander is shareware. If you use the program for longer than one month, you are expected to register it. The unregistered program is fully functional. Unregistered users only have to click one of three buttons to dismiss a nag screen at start-up. Registration includes all future updates (until further notice), provided that you get the latest version yourself by downloading it. Total Commander for Windows comes in three different versions (32-bit, 64-bit and 16-bit).

Here are the key features of Total Commander:

  • Two file windows side by side
  • Extended copying, moving, renaming and deleting of files and entire trees
  • Compare files (now with editor) / synchronize directories
  • Quick View panel with bitmap display
  • Parallel port link, multi-rename tool
  • Tabbed interface, regular expressions, history+favorites buttons
  • Thumbnails view, custom columns, enhanced search
  • Compare editor, cursor in lister, separate trees, logging, enhanced overwrite dialog etc.
  • Easy management of archives. Archives are handled like subfolders. You can easily copy files to and from archives (ZIP, 7ZIP, ARJ, LZH, RAR, UC2, TAR, GZ, CAB, ACE archive handling + plugins)
  • Built-in FTP client with FXP (server to server) and HTTP proxy support. Remote files and remote subfolders can be managed the same way as local files. Including the possibility to download a list of files
  • Quick access to your favorite programs and documents by means of a user menu, button bar, pop-up menu, or by user-defined aliases typed in the command line of Total Commander
  • Built-in file viewer. The integrated viewer allows to view text, unicode, html, bitmap graphics, multimedia and RTF files. It allows to view files of almost any size (up to 2^63 bytes)
  • Enhanced search function with full text search in any files across multiple drives
  • Powerful rename tool for renaming multiple files
  • Command line to execute commands typed by the user
  • Multiple language and Unicode support
  • Unicode names almost everywhere, long names (>259 characters), password manager for ftp and plugins, synchronize empty dirs, 64 bit context menu, quick file filter (Ctrl+S)
  • Support for drag and drop
  • Very highly configurable. So Total Commander can be adjusted to meet your personal needs
  • Extendable functionality through plug-ins and add-ons. Many extensions are available for a wide variety of purposes
  • USB port connection via special direct transfer cable, partial branch view (Ctrl+Shift+B), and many improvements to ftp, synchronizing and other functions
  • And many more!


Multi Commander
Author: Mathias Svensson
License Freeware
Homepage: Multi Commander
Copyright: Copyright © 2010 - 2023 Mathias Svensson

Multi Commander is a great alternative to Total Commander. This is a File Manager for the Windows platform that uses the popular and powerful two-panel interface. Multi Commander has everything you need in your daily work with files to increase speed and performance. Most importantly, the program is completely free!

Multi Commander is a multi-tabbed file manager and is an alternative to the standard Windows Explorer. It uses the very popular and efficient dual-panel layout. Multi Commander has everything you need in your daily work with files to increase your speed and efficiency.

Multi Commander has all the standard features that any file manager has, like copy, move, rename, view. But Multi Commander's big strengths are the special features that allow you to accomplish advanced tasks with ease. Tasks such as Auto-unpacking; Auto-sorting; Browsing inside archives; Editing the Windows Registry and accessing FTP; Searching for and Viewing files and pictures. There is also powerful, built-in Scripting support that allows you automate many tasks and expand its functionality. It allows you to do everything from the keyboard using shortcuts so that you can work quickly and efficiently. Multi Commander for Windows comes in two different versions (32-bit, 64-bit).

Here are the key features of Multi Commander:

Fast & Efficient File Management

  • Dual pane tabbed interface. Work with multiple folders open
  • Caching that enable fast file browsing. Easily handle folders with many thousands of files
  • Browse with ease. Show files in Detailed, List, or Thumbnail modes. Use powerful filters to limit what you want to view
  • Background work for all tasks that take time to finish, allowing you to continue working without interruption
  • Fast Operation. Use the mouse and drag&drop or use quick keyboard commands for all tasks
  • Remember all your selections when you return from browsing another location in the filesystem
  • Browse archives (Zip, 7-Zip, Rar, Tar, gz, bz2)
  • Powerful and flexible file search
  • View and change file permissions. Take ownership of files

Customizable & Extensible

  • Customize layout and colors to suit your styling needs
  • Powerful script engine allowing you to create scripts to automate tasks
  • Extensions and plug-ins that expand the functionality of Multi Commander
  • Open API for developers (SDK) to create extensions and plug-ins


  • Picture tools to convert/rotate images, view/remove EXIF tags, adjust EXIF Date
  • Internal picture viewer for Jpg, Gif, Png, Bmp, Tiff and many RAW formats
  • Show movie information from IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes as extra columns on your movie files
  • Audio tools to view audio file properties, view and/or edit MP3 Tags

Advanced Features

  • File Operation plug-ins that can automatically sort or unpack files when they are moved or copied
  • MultiRename tool for the fast and safe renaming of multiple files/Folders: rule-based and supports Undo
  • File viewer that lets you view files of any size with minimal memory usage. View as ASCII/Unicode/UTF8/Binary and Hex

Network Features

  • FTP viewed as a virtual filesystem (with SSL/TLS support)
  • Browse network servers and shares

Many more!


File Managers from Ultimate File Manager project support keyboard shortcuts.

A keyboard shortcut is a combination of two or more keys, most commonly Ctrl, Alt, Shift, and a number or letter key that allow you to execute some option in the program you are using. Using keyboard shortcuts makes many tasks faster or easier. A description of all keyboard shortcuts supported by Ultimate File Manager project File Managers can be found in a dedicated document that describes them in detail.


File Managers from Ultimate File Manager project support command line.

The command-line interface (CLI) is the interface of a computer program in the system shell that allows you to interactively access operating system functions or services. Program control through the command line comes down to issuing commands from a strictly defined set and syntax. The commands are most often typed from the keyboard or saved in scripts. A description of all command line commands supported by Ultimate File Manager project File Managers can be found in a dedicated document that describes them in detail.


Ultimate File Manager supports multi-language interface. If you want, you can HELP TRANSLATE UFM PROJECT into your own language. Remember that it takes some time and patience. However, if you are determined just let me know. Please, write where you live and what language you are using. I will send you all the required files and give you all the necessary information. Thanks for any help.

If you choose to install Ultimate File Manager using partially supported language, please note that the program interface will be partially displayed in English (menu and UFM applications). You can change it by helping with the translation! Remember that you need some experience, time and patience.

I would like to thank all the translators for their contribution to the development of the project!

Ultimate File Manager Project fully supports the following languages:

  • English (English) - United States - Paweł Porwisz
  • Polish (Polski) - Poland - Paweł Porwisz

  • Chinese - Simplified (简体中文) - China - Dreamy Mung aka efree
  • Spanish - Traditional (Español) - Spain - Delmis Wilfredo Carbonell Laborde
  • French (Français) - France - Hervé Jolly
  • Czech (Čeština) - Czech Republic - habada.l
  • Korean (한국어) - Korea - pCsOrI

Other languages supported by Total Commander and Multi Commander File Managers are supported only partially (program interface will be partially displayed in default English language). Please, help with translation!

- Languages supported both by Total Commander and Multi Commander

  • German (Deutsch) - Germany
  • Hungarian (Magyar) - Hungary
  • Italian (Italiano) - Italy
  • Dutch (Nederlands) - Netherlands
  • Norwegian - Norsk (Bokmål) - Norway
  • Romanian (Română) - Romania
  • Russian (Pусский) - Russian Federation
  • Swedish (Svenska) - Sweden
  • Slovenian (Slovenski jezik) - Republic of Slovenia

- Languages supported only by Total Commander

  • Danish (Dansk) - Denmark
  • Slovak (Slovak) - Slovak Republic

- Languages supported only by Multi Commander

  • Bulgarian (Български) - Bulgaria
  • Chinese Traditional (繁體中文) - China (Taiwan)
  • Japanese (日本語) - Japan
  • Portuguese Brazil (Português (Brasil)) - Brasil
  • Turkish (Türkçe) - Turkey
  • Ukrainian (Українська) - Ukraine
  • Lithuanian (Lietuvių) - Lithuania
  • Portuguese (Portugal) - Portugal



Copyright © 2016 - 2023 Paweł Porwisz. All rights reserved.


The software Ultimate File Manager is freeware and can be used freely, copied and given to third parties under the following terms:

1. You can use the software free of charge for private and professional purposes (however, it includes other software, which is subject to their own licenses, which may prohibit its commercial use).

2. This software includes external applications. These applications are included in Ultimate File Manager with the written consent of the authors.

3. The license only covers the right to use the program. It is forbidden to arbitrarily modify the program, disassemble it, charge money for it, nor alter the license terms without the written agreement of the respective rights holder(s).


5. This software includes Total Commander File Manager, which is its main component. Total Commander is distributed under a Shareware license.


This product includes external plugins for Total Commander. Because it is difficult or sometimes impossible to contact plugin authors directly, they have been added to the project in the belief that they agree and do not mind. However, if you are the author of a plugin that is used in the Ultimate File Manager project and you do not agree, please let me know.


This help of the Ultimate File Manager project was created on the basis of own materials and the resources of the official website of Total Commander File Manager and the resources of the official website of Multi Commander File Manager.


Questions or Problems

If you need help, assistance or want to ask a quesion please contact me by email (or Discord Server). Be nice and kind. Always give plenty of information about your problem. There is no technical support by telephone or social media. Everything you need to know is described on this website or documentation.

Suggestions and Feature Requests

If you would like to report any suggestions or Feature Requests please send it via email. Only Polish and English languages are supported. Please tell your experiences of the Ultimate File Manager software, documentation or website. I particularly welcome the following:

  • Reports of possible Ultimate File Manager bugs
  • Requests for new or enhanced features
  • Suggestions for new programs or file manager plugins
  • Offers to contribute to the Ultimate File Manager project

Bug Reports

Please include the following information in your bug report. This is important.

  • The exact version number of Ultimate File Manager
  • Your operating system full name
  • Your operating system architecture
  • If possible, please include UFM Installer log file (\\UFM\LOG\*.log) generated during installation
  • If possible, please include bug screenshots (png format preffered)
  • Details of what you were trying to do, including what steps led to the problem occurring, and the text of any error messages