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!

Latest version is ULTIMATE FILE MANAGER 9.6 and was released on March 1, 2023.

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. 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 applications).

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.

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!).

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.


Creation of the Ultimate File Manager project would not be possible without the help and cooperation of many people. I would like to thank them for their help and support.

  • Thanks goes to Christian Ghisler for possibility to use Total Commander File Manager in UFM project
  • Thanks goes to Mathias Svensson for possibility to use Multi Commander File Manager in UFM project
  • Thanks goes to all other authors of applications and plugins (TC) that are distributed with Ultimate File Manager
  • Thanks goes to all Ultimate File Manager project translators
  • Thanks goes to all other people who contributed to the creation and development of the project
  • Special thanks goes to those who have decided to make a DONATION