I need a free (preferabally open source) lightweight file manager for Windows that can run in a stripped down Windows Preinstallation Environment. It doesn't matter if it is text-based or GUI but must run in Windows PE.

As a side note, someone should create the tag: file-manager

  • Given what this site is for, file-manager would be a better tag on SuperUser, if it's not there already. – mfinni Jan 5 '12 at 13:36
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    Why the close votes? This deals with Windows Preinstallation environment, I think it's relevant to this site. – unixman83 Jan 5 '12 at 14:23
  • I agree that this question is appropriate for this site, I was just commenting that the tag would be much more common on SU. – mfinni Jan 5 '12 at 15:37
  • Product recommendation questions are off-topic per the FAQ. – sysadmin1138 Oct 18 '12 at 17:08
  • This is really a shopping question -- the best we can give you is a list of things, and Google will always be a more up-to-date list than anything we post... – voretaq7 Oct 18 '12 at 17:09

Freecommander is what you are looking for. Its free and lighter than TC. http://www.freecommander.com


You could try Total Commander, which is Shareware. Supporting every major version of Windows, plus Android, it presents a side-by-side view of files and folders. There doesn't seem to be any pictures on the main site, but you can find a range here.

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