Software Update: Total Commander 7.55 RC 2

Christian Ghisler has released the second release candidate 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 with 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 first release candidate, the following changes and improvements have been made:


  • Included 64 bit parallel port driver for Windows XP, Vista and 7 x64 (ported to 64 bit by APSoft, Germany)


  • Improved stability of 64 bit parallel port driver
  • Synchronize dirs: If the target ftp dir is wrong, show a warning and revert to current dir (or abort in case of copying)
  • Turn off directory cache for USB connection (which is very fast, so caching isn’t necessary)
  • Synchronize dirs by content with archive: Auto-rename unpacked file in case of name collisions in TEMP dir
  • Uninstaller didn’t remove parallel port driver if the first port wasn’t LPT1 (but LPT2 or LPT3)
  • Find files, feed in listbox -> Shift+Click didn’t select anything
  • RAR and packer plugins: Couldn’t unpack files where the name started with “.”, eg .name.ext
  • TC version number wasn’t shown in crash reports of standalone tools started via /S= parameter
  • Show breadcrumb dropdown list, Ctrl+Double click on path -> dropdown button was shown again, but didn’t work
  • Could not use “Verify checksums” function with files having extension .sha256 or .cfv
  • Keep cursor on archive if opening it with ENTER fails (eg because it’s an incomplete download)
  • Synchronize dirs: Deleting empty subdirs from zip no longer working in root after adding fix for dirs in subdirs
  • cm_FtpAddToList would show error “File %s not found!” if it cannot write to the specified list file (eg missing access rights)
  • Right click with shift, choose “Run as” fix reported below (26.04.10) not working on Windows 7 because the system uses a different verb “runasuser”

A list of additions and corrections, also for previous versions, can be found here.

Total Commander 7.55 beta 1 screenshot. Click on the image for a larger version.

Version number 7.55 RC 2
Release status beta
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
Website ghisler
file size 3.09MB
License type Shareware