How Install Plugins in Total Commander

By Joshua Benjamin

Developed by Christian Ghisler, Total Commander is a shareware file manager app for Windows computers, including Windows 8. Total Commander is a file manager replacement system for the Microsoft Windows operating systems. Total Commander replaces the Windows Explorer file management system and can be customized to suit your taste and needs with a variety of downloadable extensions and plugins available from the developer's website. Total Commander plugins come in three different categories; packer, lister and file system plugins.

File System Plugins

Step 1

Download and install Total Commander (see Resources) if you don't already have it. Open a Total Commander window, and click the "Configuration" menu.

Step 2

Select "Options" followed by "Operation," "FS" and then "Plugins."

Step 3

Click the "Add" button.

Step 4

Browse to where your plugin file is located, then select the plugin ending with ".WFX" and click "OK." Total Commander will automatically install the plugin.

Packer Plugins

Step 1

Open the "Configuration" menu, and select "Options."

Step 2

Click the "Packer" option to open the Packer page.

Step 3

Click the "Configure packer extension WCXs" button, and then type an extension to be used with the new plugin file.

Step 4

Click the "New Type" button, then browse to where the Packer plugin .WCX file is located. Select the file and click "OK."

Lister Plugin

Step 1

Select a file and press the "F3" key to view it in a new window.

Step 2

Open the "Options" menu, select "Configure," then "LS-Plugins."

Step 3

Click the "Add" button and navigate to where the lister plugin is located on your hard drive.

Step 4

Select the ".WLX" plugin file, then click "OK." Total Commander automatically installs and configures the plugin.