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Ultimate File Manager (UFM) is an advanced File Manager (package that extends the functionality of File Manager) distributed with carefully selected and configured freeware applications. The project was born out of the need to create a tool that will make working on the computer easier. The tool, that will allow you to perform any task in a simple and thoughtful way. The tool, that will be consistent and modern. The tool, that will look how I want and do what I want. I hope it suits You as well. It is thanks to You that I have continued to develop this project, despite many obstacles. I learned a lot, spent thousands of hours to make it better.

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Ultimate File Manager 11.6 is a main release. It brings Multi Commander File Manager update. File manager is the heart and most important UFM application - it connects all the others and allows you to manage your files in a convenient and quick way. Multi Commander v14.1 (build 3017) is a version that fixes bugs and adds several functionalities.

The most important change is the addition of new UFM internal application - UFM Clipboard Manager. UFM Clipboard Manager (ClipboardManager.exe) allows you to manage Windows Clipboard data. The Clipboard is a temporary storage area for data (text, images, etc) that is being transferred from one location to another.

UFM Clipboard Manager

This program is still in development. It is planned to add further functionalities (primarily the image cropping function and multi-clipboard support) and translate the program into other languages. However, it still requires a lot of work and time.

UFM 11.6 also brings improvements to the installer and internal applications of UFM project (for example, changing the default file manager in the UFM Settings application). Added the function of unpinning the UFM icon (which is not officially supported by Microsoft) from the Windows Quick Access bar (using a PowerShell script). External applications and Total Commander file manager plug-ins have been updated to the latest versions.

There is also a new program for downloading files via the Bittorent network - qBittorrent (an advanced and multi-platform BitTorrent client with a nice Qt user interface as well as a Web UI for remote control and an integrated search engine. qBittorrent aims to meet the needs of most users while using as little CPU and memory as possible.). A plug-in for the Total Commander file manager - TCTorrent has also been added (TCTorrent allows you to retrieve and view Torrent files info).

Basic usage statistics for the Ultimate File Manager project are also available. Ultimate File Manager project statistics are based on anonymous data reported by the UFM installer during installation on user's disk. These are basic data about the installation, on the basis of which the direction of further development of the project is determined.

Ultimate File Manager (Total Commander)


ULTIMATE FILE MANAGER 11.6 [01.07.2024]
  • New UFM internal application - UFM Clipboard Manager
  • Enhanced UFM Installer Code (fixes and improvements)
  • Enhanced UFM Settings Application (change default File Manager)
  • Unpinning UFM Icon from Windows Quick Access Bar (using Powershell)
  • Replaced Process Hacker with System Informer application

  • Updated: Multi Commander File Manager [Freeware]

  • Updated: AIMP
  • Updated: Notepad++
  • Added: qBittorrent (MEGAPack)
  • Added: System Informer 3.0.12187.7660 (MEGAPack)
  • Updated: AutoHotKey (MEGAPack)
  • Updated: HandBrake (MEGAPack, 64-Bit, .NET Desktop Runtime 8.0)
  • Updated: HWiNFO 8.4.5470.0 (MEGAPack)
  • Updated: KeePass (MEGAPack)
  • Updated: Krita (MEGAPack, 64-Bit)
  • Updated: Rufus 4.5.2180.0 (MEGAPack, 64-Bit)
  • Updated: TeamViewer (MEGAPack)
  • Updated: VLC (MEGAPack)
  • Updated: XnViewMP (MEGAPack)
  • Removed: Process Hacker (MEGAPack)
  • Removed: AutoIT (MEGAPack)

  • Added: TCTorrent (WLX Plugin)
  • Updated: TCSumatraPDF (WLX Plugin)
  • Updated: PEViewer (WLX Plugin)
  • Updated: Total7zip (7zip 24.6) (WCX Plugin)
  • Updated: UFM External Compressor 7zip 24.6

  • Misc: Applications updates and bug fixes
  • Misc: Updated Internal Build Tools
  • Misc: Updated Language Files
  • Misc: Updated Online Help System
  • Misc: General Tweaks, Improvements and Optimizations

Ultimate File Manager (11.x line) brings many fundamental changes. The most important change is the destination of the installed files (normal installation only). Until now, all project files were installed to one directory, which by default was: C:\Program Files (x86)\UFM. The 'Program Files' directory is a system and protected directory (you cannot create or modify files in it without special permissions). Therefore, the UFM installer was modifying the access permissions to the installation target directory (necessary, but not optimal).

The current version brings changes. Normal mode installation is performed in the context of the current user. The project files have been separated into two directories, depending on their purpose.

  • Executable files directory (%ProgramFiles%\UFM)
    • BIN Directory - UFM project binary (exe) files
    • LIB Directory - UFM project library (dll) files
    • Executable files - UFM project internal applications files
    • Text files - license file, log file and directory settings file
  • User files directory (%LocalAppData%\UFM)
    • APPS Directory - UFM project external applications files
    • CACHE Directory - cache image files
    • LOG Directory - installatioin log files
    • MC Directory - Multi Commander file manager files
    • TC Directory - Total Commander file manager files
    • TEMPLATES Directory - UFM New Dir templates files
    • LANG Directory - UFM project language files
    • Configuration files - UFM installer and internal applications configuration files

By default, project execution files are installed in the C:\Program Files\UFM directory, and all other files that require data saving are installed in the user's local directory C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Local\UFM.

Ultimate File Manager portable installation has not changed. All files are installed in one directory (the directory must have permission to write files). The default installation directory is C:\Users\User_Name\Desktop\UFM. Portable installation does not interfere with the operating system (does not create shortcuts, links, etc.).

Another very important change is the addition of support for the dark mode of UFM internal applications in Windows 11. The new style is consistent with the appearance of windows in the latest version of the system, which is slowly and steadily increasing its market share. The style is based on VCL Styles technology (different for UFM, MEGAPack version and uninstaller). The style for Windows 10 has also changed - it was created practically from scratch and unified with that for Windows 11.

Another significant change is the addition of information about running a program or file manager in Administrator mode. This information appears in window titlebar. In the case of the UFM package starter, the entire interface has been changed accordingly. The UFM package installer, which is always launched with administrator privileges, has been given a function thanks to which programs launched at the end of the installation (based on the selection on the final page of the installer) are launched in the context of a normal user (without administrator privileges).

Another very important change is the update of the UFM App Manager (most of the changes are not visible at first glance). This is an internal project application that allows you to run files in selected applications (so you do not need to use Windows file associations). Now you can easily add a new application (even from outside the UFM package) and manage the file types supported or associated with the application. The program works with the Windows shell library (so that the user can right-click in the Windows file explorer and open any file/directory in the file manager, via UFM App Manager). UFM App Manager now also supports running multiple files at once (user selects files in the file manager list and presses F3 (open mode) or F4 (edit mode)). It is now also possible to edit a file in FTP (Total Commander) mode.

An interesting feature of Ultimate File Manager is the ability to display an extended menu in the style of Norton Commander (ancestor of TC). This optional menu is characterized by the fact that the user has a special View menu divided into a Left menu and a Right menu, appropriate for each panel (this arrangement increases productivity and speed). A special (optional) old-school Norton Commander-style color scheme (blue) has also been added. These options are available in the UFM Settings application.

Total Commander file manager has been enriched with new LAV (FFmpeg based DirectShow Splitter and Decoders) filters allowing you to enjoy video playback in Quick View mode (Ctrl+Q) with possibility to display subtitles for videos (Win10+). CudaLister plugin allows you to view and edit many types of source files from popular programming languages. The QuickSearch eXtended plug-in enhances file searches.

It is possible to pin UFM icon on Quick Access Bar and This PC view. It allows you to quickly open UFM directory from Windows File Explorer (this functionality is only available in the fresh normal installation, which allows integration with Windows Shell). These options are not selected by default.

In addition to the above-mentioned, many bugs have been fixed, and many minor changes have been made. The installation process has been simplified and redesigned. For the needs of the project, the system for building and managing the UFM project was expanded and redesigned (among other things, a new program was created to manage the project translation system).