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
Download and install Total Commander (see Resources) if you don't already have it. Open a Total Commander window, and click the "Configuration" menu.
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Select "Options" followed by "Operation," "FS" and then "Plugins."
Click the "Add" button.
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.
Open the "Configuration" menu, and select "Options."
Click the "Packer" option to open the Packer page.
Click the "Configure packer extension WCXs" button, and then type an extension to be used with the new plugin file.
Click the "New Type" button, then browse to where the Packer plugin .WCX file is located. Select the file and click "OK."
Select a file and press the "F3" key to view it in a new window.
Open the "Options" menu, select "Configure," then "LS-Plugins."
Click the "Add" button and navigate to where the lister plugin is located on your hard drive.
Select the ".WLX" plugin file, then click "OK." Total Commander automatically installs and configures the plugin.