Total Commander - file manager APK

Version 3.0b12 -
Last updated: 2019-11-15 11:52:39
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Android version of the desktop file manager Total Commander (

APP Information

App Download Version3.0b12 (404)
Updated2019-11-15 11:52:39
Apk Size2.33 MB
App DeveloperC. Ghisler
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android2.2.x and up

Download Total Commander - file manager 3.0b12 APK

App Description

Total Commander - file manager is ghisler,android,totalcommander,tools,total,commander, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.78 by 79 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit C. Ghisler website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 2.2.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 3.0b12 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than Total Commander - file manager APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 572778+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Android version of the desktop file manager Total Commander (

Important note: This app does NOT contain any ads. However, it contains a link "Add plugins (download)" in the home folder. This is treated as an ad by the Play Store because it links to our other apps (plugins).

Main features:
- Copy, Move whole subdirs
- Drag & Drop (long press on file icon, move icon)
- Inplace rename, create directories
- Delete (no recycle bin)
- Zip and unzip, unrar
- Properties dialog, change permissions
- Built-in text editor
- Search function (also for text)
- Select/unselect groups of files
- Select by tapping on file icons
- Select range: Long tap+release on icon
- List of installed Apps (built-in plugin)
- FTP and SFTP client (plugin)
- WebDAV (Web folders) (plugin)
- LAN access (plugin)
- Plugins for cloud services: Google Drive, Microsoft Live, Dropbox
- Root support for the main functions (optional)
- Send files via Bluetooth (OBEX)
- Thumbnails for pictures
- Two panels side by side, or virtual two panel mode
- Bookmarks
- Directory history
- Media player which can stream directly from LAN, WebDAV and cloud plugins
- Configurable button bar for changing directories, internal commands, launching apps, and sending shell commands
- Simple help function in English, German, Russian, Ukrainian and Czech
- Optimizations for visually impaired, like text for icons
- Supported languages of the main program: English, German, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.
- Public translation via

About the new permission "SuperUser":
This permission is now requested to make Total Commander work better on rooted devices. It tells the SuperUser app that Total Commander suports root functions. It has no effect if your device is not rooted. Root functions allow Total Commander to write to system folders like /system or /data. You will be warned before anything is written if the partition is write protected.
You can find some more information here:

App ChangeLog

  • - option to use fingerprint reader to store master password
  • - bugfixes

App Screens

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Reviews From google play store

This file manager is in my opinion not always the most comfortable one to do file operations with. Yet it comes with a lightweight but fully blown media player under the hood that can play virtually everything. And think of the many plugins! There is no Android device in my stock without TC :)

One of my favorite apps ever, on Android as well as on my PCs for many years. Why only 4 stars? There are frequent issues with restricted write access to my ext. SD card (Xiaomi Max2-Android 7). Usually I have full write access to the ext. SD card via TC, but more often than not it doesn't work anymore after a reboot and I have to reboot my device a number of times until it works again. To the dev: please solve this and I'll give you 5 stars gladly.

Excellent app! File manager has capabilities you would expect on a PC. Easily navigate your device's file system. I installed this app specifically to allow mobile phone connections to PCs on my LAN. This app, together with its free addon called "LAN plugin for Total Commander" enable easy LAN connections. The app uses SMB2 protocol which is secure. And file transfers take place at full WiFi speeds. For the first time, I have easy and fast access to LAN shares. Excellent!

Very cool app since Win95. But now there is a problem on some devices with folder renaming. After renaming a directory, it's seen by the app as a file. Others file managers see the folder without problem, as folder with a new name. I have 3 Android devices. Such problem is only for Xiaomi Redmi 4X, Android 7.1.2

Great file management app. Only thing i could use some help with is how to copy the file path to the clipboard. Other than that most feature compete of any that i have tried.

Uninstalled almost immediately after first run due to a confusing message while navigating to an external sd card, something along the lines of "Android will delete all files in this folder when Total Commander is uninstalled. Make sure you have root permissions". Sorry, I may be clueless, but I don't want a software that potentially wipes out an entire drive (unintentionally or not). I uninstalled by removing the sd card first.

Cracking app. Best file manager i have found for android. Only issue i noticed was when copying from lan it sometimes does not copy the file. Simply delete the empty file and copy again and it works. It is rare that this issue occurs and could be the lan and not the app to be fair

Awesome! As apps should be, without ads, app at first is confusing to use since the UI is not the usual thing to everyone, but becomes easy to get used to.

absolutely amazing for pc. but for android, whenever i want to rename a file the options to cut and paste etc. appears right on top of the file name so i can't move the select text handles. indescribaly annoying. have to give 1 star for that, it's f***ing retarded.

The main attraction for me was search inside files for a text. You could have added "search whole words" option as present search gives result with text which is a part of a whole word

It's a great app, easy, powerful, everything works right, lots of features, never crashes, a great time saver for those who work directly with files and directories on Android systems. The app has some features that work only on a rooted device. If you try to change file permissions using TC, it will silently fail. So, a notification might be nice for unrooted devices.

The best of the best File Manager. The UI was a little bit confusing, at start. But in daily usage this is my absolute favorite in exploring the storage and moving files. Thanks a lot.

Right now I've got two external drives connected to my retired S4 using a USB 3 hub and an OTG cable. That's pretty cool. The downside is the app moves a file from one folder to another at a very slow pace. Shouldn't moving be instant?

I used for years, but on Android 9 Pie don't read properly files, multiple errors in reading files. Another issue it's that can't sea photos on zip archive, only the file names. So I upgraded my phone to "X-plore" app, much versatile and also free.

Best application to manage content. Using it since eons on my pc. But the android experience goes one step beyond: integrated media player. No need for anything else anymore! Great!

Best, but I think I've found a bug. Every time I try to rename a folder it will be transformed to a single file. It can not be undone, so the files inside of the folder are lost. :o(

i always have to trudge thru the best file explorer on a reinstall or a new phone ever since Astro and Es Explorer sucked. i seem to keep ending up on this one which is good. or Root Browser (either classix or the remake). i think this one is what does all what i want. Only downside is the plugins havent been updated in a while. and looking at the changelog this app itself. though still the best. unless i go load an old copy of the other two. which'd be the same situation

Best file manager for Android. Works a lot like the Windows version which is a good thing. It doesn't have a flashy UI but instead focuses on features which I wish more apps would do. With plugins it has also replaced dedicated apps for cloud storage and LAN/SMB access makes it so I don't have to plug in my phone to transfer files from my home PC.

This is one of my favorite apps! Takes a little while to learn the interface, but doesn't have ads and works better than any other app for SMB.

i am using galaxy s9 pie..i think this file manager is more slow than samsung file manager when i want to transfer big file from phone to pendrive. i hope in future update,dev team can make this apps more faster when transfer big file.

Don't use this app if you don't want to lose all your data. All 400GB worth of data in my External HDD got corrupted and I had to spend 200$ on professional services to get it all back. If only there was zero stars for this piece of garbage app.

Only suggestion would be to have a slightly bigger "x" in the TC Media Player's dropdown notification bar. Takes me multiple attempts before i am able to exit out.

Nice App but i found a problem which is very annoying, this problem is happening in my phone. whenever i rename a folder in my sd card that folder bcomes unaccessible 0kb file of no extension. bcos of this problem i lost most of my data. so I uninstalled it. this happening on my mi note 4 moblile. Kindly correct the problem.

Ick. Cannot be removed from the library. Clicking the 'x' takes you back to reinstall. This alone makes it garbage.

I would rate it 5 stars if you make video player any better. I cant even see the buttons in vertical mode of playing video.

I've always liked using total commander as my file manager. However, now that I've been on the Android Q beta for a while it seems Total commander can't get the right permissions so I can't access any of my files with it. I hope this gets fixed soon because it's currently unusable.

Very powerful and useful, but it takes a Ph.D. to understand the user interface. It is so painful, with no quick and easy actions to copy and paste or cut and paste files and folders from one place to another. It is as if it was deliberately designed to be as obtuse as possible.

This is the only app which helped me in extracting images out of zip while preserving the timestamps. Other apps i used change the date to today causing my gallery to fill up with old images. Thanks... btw, why don't you guys change add plugins to more plugins or something else if that's a problem?

It works as expected. You can add libraries to the music player, no over designed UI as in other music players!!!

I've been using Total Commander for at least 4 years now. No bloat, no ads, just pure file browsing joy.

Great file manager, support for SMB, Google drive, Dropbox etc with separate plugins. Also love the built-in music player.

Very good for what I want. The audio player remembers where you were, and use it to connect over wifi to a share on my laptop.

The best file manager for Android and windows... I have been using total commander for over 20 years on my windows desktop and also android for recent years For people who need more advance file management needs and knowhow, this app from Christian is probably the best.... some reasonable file mgt knowledge to not accidentally create a mess..... One wish is to display files with favorite tabs and view in thumbnails (hint : a replacement for onenote/ Evernote) by accessing cloud files direct

unreplaceable app 👍 and use it everywhere.. here and in my pc. tho i have problem in my latest devices vivo mobiles ( v9 and v11) which have touchOS android the play background or notification bar is not responding and can't stop/play music i have to open the full player to do that please fix

I have lost so much files to this app, whenever I try to move files from one folder to another in my external hdd via otg through "Microsoft exFat/NTFS for usb by Paragon" app, I will get an error message saying that the file already exists while it's not and if I tap cancel or skip, the file will automatically disappear to no where. I have lost many files to this incident caused by this app and I am totally dissatisfied and so angry with the developer of this app...

The best. Simple interface and the developer hasn't screwed it up by messing with it.

having used file managers all the way from DOS up to current, this is one of the best ever. the depth of control is great, the interface makes good use of a limited interface (touch, no mouse, etc) and has awesome file. selection and management tools.

good file manager. found only one thing missing that while deleting a set of files or a set of folders, it doesn't show their total size. need to add it manually for every file. please add this feature soon.

Excellent!! The only app I've found that can actually read, browse and edit the 2nd partition of my SD card!! A major life saver recently when several links went bad! Thanks for building an awesome app!!

Been my go-to file manager since Win 3.1 days. Best Norton Commander clone out there. Better than the original IMO.

bought total commander on windows because i needed an efficient way of accessing and moving files around, it goes above and beyond; then i install it for android and it meets every need i had there as well. five stars forever

This is file manager. Normal, functional one. File manager is most important program on a computer. TM allows you work with files the way you want. So you control your files, control your offline part of life.

Capable, but crippled by HORRIBLE human interface. Something as simple as copy/paste is indecipherable. I'm sure the author thinks it's easy, in his mind, but the interface is terrible.

thank you C.Ghisler for developing the best file manager. love ur work. im using this on every android phones and my tablet too.. i might pay for this for sure someday if u implemented premium and pro features which doesnt have in free version..

There is a bug when I try to rename a folder on my SD card.

Must install. Best file manager on the Play Store. Great application, THE file manager with everything included, works with and without root access. Great compatibility, used this on Android 5.0.2 ad 4.0.0, will also use on Android 5.1 (.0/.1).

The best explorer in Android! Ideal to manage your files and reorganize your downloaded files. A great tool and I great support by Christian!

On Android 10 it shows error when I try to install apk. Cannot open file/folder!

Lightweight app with powerful features, although the interface has a steep learning curve due to heavy use of icons. Very impressed with the media/music player and especially the ability to create playlists, which is a rarity in other file managers I have tried. The only thing I long for is the ability to manually rearrange the songs in the playlist.

best there is. Fully featured. 2 panes and plenty of options to manage your files.

Excellent manager, the fastest when comes to copy huge amointd of data to or from sd card.

Excellent app. Could have a better support for creating and opening different compressed files formats (7z, gzip, tar, etc...) but works well, as intended.

This is my favorite multi-file rename tool in windows. Great that it's bringing the same features to Android.

It's hard to work out whether this is any good, as it's too detailed / complicated, and not very user friendly. I only wanted to be able to connect my Android phone to a media server attached to my router. I ended up using File Explorer + which did what I wanted very slickly and far easily. I don't even know if TC can do this, as it appears to require a plug in if it can.

Needs some interface improvement. How about removing the navigation bar on the right so that I can instead use swipe to change panels? I can't remove it right now. Also need to be able to customise thumbnail dimensions for min, max, etc. and be constrained by its column. At the moment it misaligns the filenames. Also need to be able to adjust columns shown and their size and position. Also, needs to share selected files with other apps e.g. whatsapp. Other than that, I really like the the functionality and options for plugins. One of the best file managers for Android.

Awesome, powerful file manager that was good for Windows Mobile and is good for Android. The UI doesn't quite follow "modern" Android guidelines, but that's my only quibble about it. All the features are fast, stable, and fairly easy to figure out. Its SMB plugin is a lifesaver for me. Wonderful tool, highly recommended to the power user.

Very bad. I have connected my usb hdd to my phone and all my videos in that got affected. Playing disturbdly.

essential for handling navigation & selecting files other managers won't do (eg "hidden" folders)

I don't know if I am missing something, but I can't make this app see network storage which is a big disappointment. It does allow me to access an OTG connected external hard drive however - but only after having to pay for the privilege! The operations are far from intuitive - it took me forever to work out how to move files, and I discovered that when you select a folder to move a file to, it moves the file to its parent folder, rather than into the folder itself!

Something's wrong. Whenever I copy files from internal storage to SD card, their attributes are changed. For example, on moving mp3 files their metadata (artist name, album name etc) disappeares while on moving them back to original location returns the metadata. On moving PDF files, they can't be opened with drive PDF viewer( it throws corrupt file error ) but can be opened using other doc viewers. Despite this problem app is very good and had all the features in such a small package size.

A great app that I have used for years. Just noticed however that it seems to lack the ability to do file selection in a panel based on file comparison with the other panel. For example tag files in the left panel that are missing, newer or a different size etc. to the files in the right panel. If it does support this then how do I do it?

having 2 folders open at once is probably the most useful feature here, but there are plenty of other incredibly useful tools and even plugin support.

Doesn't detect swipes properly. If you swipe clearly but not far enough then jt just goes back to current "tab". I found it unusable due to that since I repeatedly had to retry every time i wanted to switch.

Full featured, the one and only. Works with * notation search like no other

Nice! Using this w/Paragon USB to read my Mavic Pro 2 microSD on my Pixel 3XL. Perfect!!! Tx!

Very useful manager with useful add-ons. My trusted manager for several years, moving whole folders to Google drive. The last update however when I changed the settings to show only one bar for both screens and no top bar, I cannot find the settings button...anywhere! Is there anything that I'm overlooking or the settings are not accessible anymore? I even removed & reinstalled it, thinking that it will bring back the interface settings to no avail. Thanks for making a great manager!

Fully satisfied until quite recently when it stopped being able to write on my SD card (though storage permissions are given). Other apps can. A file manager should definitely be able to. I'm puzzled. What has changed?? (I am using Oreo.) Edit: reinstallation seems to be resolving this problem :-)

Works flawlessly. Very comfortable, much more usable than the native file manager.

Overly complex too many changes required for basic functions. No straight forward hdd mounting.

Very solid app. TC can play music files (mp3, flac, ...) from network shares with the built-in player, which works very well. Only issue I have is it doesn't automatically reconnect dropped connections. Could use some more buttons or long-press actions, especially for 'rename', as well as multi-line edit boxes.

Love it and dumped ES PRO for this. Seems quicker to me. You need this its free and Mr Ghisler has been doing this for a long time. Well three months on and not a foot wrong. Downloaded some of the addons. Got me reminising about file and memory managers on DOS. Wow were have the years gone... I would happily pay for total commander but its free.

finally, it seems, that data between internal phone-memory and micro-sd card can beeing copied/moved/deleted/make folders without rooting/modifing or some other workarounds. this is really great news! (used nokia 8 ds smartphone and android 9.0.0) also many good features are now present in ths release and it's very useful now. networking works fine, too. so, I deleted all competitor apps, do not reqire anymore.

Extremely good. No bloat or fancy ui. Just straightforward file management, extremely good for power users on any platform.

I love this app! I cut my teeth in the MS-DOS day and this app shows me my directory structure. and what REALY qoing on. Very useful on a lotta leqels. highly recomended.

Best file manager used so far (been using android apps for 5+ years). Lots of features. It looks like the developers have crafted this app with a clear focused concept of function, rather than gimmicks. It has everything you want on the screen, without any unnecessary clutter.

It is OK. But could use improvements, such as larger thumbnail view, not deselect files if copy operation fails,

Does the job, no cloud support. Confusing (grammer) instructions to copy files to SD card on my Samsung Galaxy internal storage. It looks like a folder I created with T.C. has ties to the root, even though it's a level below it. Awkward to use ... Several display types are available, but not all equally accessible. Uses BT for interacted transfers, requiring special permissions to write to the other target. I think my device requires that step.

I think most of these reviews are fake. More then half the function don't work without your phone being rooted. The things that do work, can be done with the stock file manger. It has a help but opens in a web browser pointless.

Non-Fat. Quite Lean. Old School (if you ditch the new icons in app settings). Which is how 'Folder players' like it. The in-app player is quite impressive, great sound and LOUD if need be. Editing your collection/files is a breeze ! But more importantly TC is most at home in tandem with popular players like MX Player, Gplayer (TRUE Popup, Resizable, Multiplayer) at the Market. If you play from your folder (and most users do ! ), then you should be playing from Total Commander.

This is one of those times I feel like a complete fool! I stayed away from TC for Android because I thought it had ads. I only had to read the details to realize it does not! I have cheated myself out of years of access to a good file manager.

How to create a text file in folder A: long press folder B inside folder A and choose 'New text file'. So I can't create a text file inside a folder that has no subfolder in it? A more reasonable place for 'New text file' button would be in the upper-right menu, where the 'New Folder' button resides.

it's just perfectly designed , you have access to everything and transfering files between the phone and the external storages are seamless

The best than es explorer now. Before 1 years I used es explorer 3-4 years, then es explorer month by month was big different with ad. and other reason

working properly, like the desktop version. No annoying ads.

after deleting this app lots of is irritating pop up advertising and " safety " features continued. please let me know how to stop this.

I use TC from around 2003 or 2005 on desktop. Nuff said. Please, make navigation bar black instead of white in Android 9 with dark theme enabled and TC set to dark theme. Thank you.

that was very good app until it not started deleting my wav files I am suspecting the media player module is responsible for the data has been lost twice. luckily backup has been made. but I unistaled it - too risky to use even if it has many useful functions and UI is very good. but loosing data not acceptable sorry.

excellent android version of my fav window file manager - wish they include descript.ion file comments and zip explorer with thumbnail support for graphics inside the archive

This program is 25 years old and it is great to have it on Android. I use it since windows 95 times. Everything is at your fingertips, clear and simple. Rar, zip ftp client....etc..all in one super!

Great program! Copy & Paste is a bit obscure (tap & hold on the top directory bar to bring up Paste), and SFTP plugin defaults to a non-standard setting which prevent proper communication with many devices (check your settings!), but otherwise this program works, without spying or unnecessary garbage bloat.

Unable to install latest beta 3.03 on firestick. Why? Update-Thanks for clarifying. Best file manager for firestick. 5/5

Apps like this have pretty much ruined the Internet for me. For over a month I have dealt with constant theft and caching if my files. Got some control back when I discovered what they were using. APK programs that get into all the root programs and record and send everything. You unistall...they send it a new way.

Great file manager with no ads (play store lies). Does almost everything, not just the user level files. Only gripe is that the default toolbars contain only the least useful commands and any option to change that is buried very deep.

This app WAS great in Android 7, but now in Android 9 often gives an ioexception (not seen in any other media app) after fully playing a song(s), stopping me from playing said song(s) again unless I remove and re-add to queue. This drastically slows down app usage and adds frustration (for me) to a once great app.

The best file manager I've ever used. Got all features I need, easy to use and low mb app. Amazing

Wow! Connected my Samsung SSD T5 with provided cable, ran Samsung Android SSD and unlocked my Win10 NTFS formatted drive I cloned with Samsung Migration. Total Commander had me open permission to it using my microSD card. Reads all my encrypted files on the Samsung T5 drive connected with direct 3.1 cable. Uses very little power. Easy version control between my PC and Samsung Galaxy S8 Very Satisfied with Total Commander.

No picture size on thumbnails, i hv to click properties,, selecting multiple files is confusing,, no updates :(

Legendary file manager. Fast, never crashes. Has plugins for cloud drives. Very pleased indeed...

perfect to move files WITHOUT CHANGING ORIGINAL CREATION DATE! (so hard to find this feature which otherwise loses your date of creation of photo or recording etc!) replaced the now horrible es file manager with this. fantastic and simple interface.

While it looked like it was on target I had issues with the search option and other functions. It either didn't find the files or it did, have me the count, but took me back to the screen I started at.


requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

pair with Bluetooth devices
Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

access Bluetooth settings
Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

install shortcuts
Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

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