Software Update: Total Commander 7.55 Beta 3

Christian Ghisler has released the third public beta release of version 7.55 of Total Commander. This program can be used as a replacement for Windows Explorer. Splitting the image in half makes it easy to copy files, but the program can do much more. There are various ways to modify files, there is a built-in ftp client and a multi-rename tool and there is support for a large number of compression formats. Furthermore, the functionality can be plugins be expanded.

New in version 7.55 is, among other things, the possibility to specify options before the copying process starts. Furthermore, files can be exchanged between two computers via a special USB cable and various improvements have been made to the ftp part. Furthermore, many more processes can now run in the background. This leaves the main program available for other things and archive files can now also be opened in virtual directories. Since the second public beta, the following changes and improvements have been made:


  • Verify CRC checksums: Allow to resume CRC check when user clicks on Abort – if not resumed, keep window open with results obtained so far
  • Verify CRC checksums: Show background button which brings TC’s main window to the front (if not minimized), otherwise it minimizes the CRC check window
  • Uninstaller: Delete files from start menu manually instead of using DDE


  • Try to catch access violation when restarting Windows while CRC check dialog is open (unreproduced)
  • tcmdx64: When calling QueryContextMenu to get menu from shell extensions, set flag CMF_EXPLORE, not CMF_NORMAL (the Explorer seems to do that too)
  • Installer couldn’t install new version if TC standalone tool (sync, compare, Lister) was running
  • Standalone sync tool (started via /S=S parameter): TEMP files not deleted when viewing files from archive and closing sync tool instead of closing Lister first
  • OPENTABS or APPENDTABS command: Parameter %P%N not working if the path or file name contained spaces
  • Verify CRC checksums not working if user selects multiple CRC/MD5/SHA1 files, starts the check, and then switches to a different directory in TC itself before the last file is opened
  • Synchronize dirs, asymmetric mode, directory on one side, zip on other, compare two dirs with same name but different case -> dirs themselves shown twice (but not their content)
  • Port connection: Very long names (near 259 characters) not working properly when consisting of non-English characters (eg Chinese, Russian)
  • Quick search with Ctrl+Alt: If user pressed eg AltGr+e, both ‘e’ and ‘Euro’ were added to quick search. Now try to prefer ‘Euro’ if there is a match, otherwise ‘e’. Cursor position can still be wrong in Ctrl+S mode
  • Drag file over breadcrumb bar until subdir list opens, move cursor to empty space in the same bar -> cursor remained in “drop” form by mistake
  • Do not send command HELP SITE to ftp servers with IBM MVS = z/OS system, the connection is lost due to a bug in the server
  • CRC check of checksums in file name not working in branch view for files in subdirs
  • Port connection: Always offer USB on Windows XP or newer, but show error about missing driver if no cable was installed
  • Uninstaller didn’t remove desktop icon if it was created for all users
  • Restore selection from file or clipboard (eg cm_LoadSelectionFromClip) not working in tree view (names need to be copied with full path)
  • F5 copy to tree in other panel: Try to resolve virtual folders to real directories (eg drive root)
  • Could not open totalcmd main program when “only one instance” was set, and a standalone tool (Lister, Sync, Compare) was already running
  • FTP: Crash when starting transfer in background, only after connection via “FTP New Connection” (Ctrl+N)
  • Custom columns view: In search results view (after ‘feed to listbox’), TC did not pass the DOS 8.3 names to non-Unicode plugins even if the files had Unicode names where Windows converted the accented chars to unaccented instead of ?
  • Explorer would open if “Use Irfanview” was checked in Lister configuration, but no program name was given
  • Unpack single encrypted RAR archive with Alt+F9 – user was asked twice for the password (archives with encrypted names not unpacked at all)
  • Show nag dialog (1-2-3) on the same screen as the main window
  • Lister: Search, encodings and settings dialogs were not centered over Lister window if Lister shown on secondary screen
  • cm_LoadSelectionFromClip didn’t restore selection in root of an archive (eg when stored via cm_CopyNamesToClip)
  • Find files dialog, search by date/time (“Advanced” tab): Text box too short in “From” and “To” fields to edit time added via >> button

Version number 7.55 beta 3
Release status beta
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 9x, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
Website Ghisler
File size 3.07MB
License type Shareware