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George 10. Jan 2010 11:58 PM

File Explorers for Mac
Like some of you I am a two-pane file commander fan.

For Mac I just found muCommander ( It is free. Supports all regular file operations and also FTP connection. It also interpretes *.app entries as folders (like it should be) and not as "executables" like other Mac file commander do.

Sea Mac 07. Oct 2013 10:29 AM

Try Double Commander!

Double Commander is a cross platform open source file manager with 2 panes ....
Double Commander is a cross platform open source file manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and features some new ideas.
Here are some key features of Double Commander:
  • Unicode support
  • All operations working in background
  • Multi-rename tool
  • Tabbed interface
  • Custom columns
  • Internal text editor (F4) with syntax hightlighting
  • Built in file viewer (F3) to view files of in hex, binary or text format
  • Archives are handled like subdirectories. You can easily copy files to and from archives. Supported archive types: ZIP, TAR GZ, TGZ, LZMA and also BZ2, RPM, CPIO, DEB, RAR.
  • Extended search function with full text search in any files
  • Configurable button bar to start external programs or internal menu commands
  • Total Commander WCX, WDX and WLX plug-ins support
  • File operations logging
  • And more...
Web Page:

I hope this helps someone else!

Sea Mac 07. Oct 2013 10:41 AM

File Explorer is a single pane Java 6 file explorer
File Explorer is a single pane, Java 6 based, file explorer with EXTRA Features

Java based file explorer. Tested with Mac OS X 10.5 and Windows XP.

Added features missing from Finder:
Editable Location bar (Mac OS X finder does not have this)
Cut and Paste files (Mac OS X Finder does not CUT)
Paste Merges folders of the same name (Mac OS X Finder Replaces)
Que File Transfers
Right click create .DMG (Mac OS X only feature)
Open folders in New Window or New Tab

Taking the best features from Windows Explorer, Mac Finder, Firefox and adding some more. FileExplorer allows cursor based file browsing similar to Mac Finder, left cursor is up, with one folder selected right cursor will take you down in to that folder. Switching between showing/hiding hidden files is fast, a hassle on most other file browsers.

File sorting can be fully alphabetical (files and folders merged) Like Mac Finder, Files always on top or Folders always on top. Windows Explorer on the other hand will switch between file/folders on top depending on sort ascending or descending!

It allows you to cut and paste files on the Mac! The Cut/Copy & Paste is merged like windows explorer, not overwritten like Mac finder (Finder on OS X Lion has changed to this type of behavior).

Web site:

I hope this helps the folks who do not like Double Pane Explorers!

Cthulhux 05. Dec 2014 01:20 PM

People who don't like Double Pane explorers should really try one. :)

BTW. there's a fork of muCommander called trolCommander which works rather well on OSX and surely has my recommendation:

(Changed link because of the old link's WOT rating.)

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