Total Commander keyboard shortcuts

Total Commander shortcuts will help you to navigate between directories easily without reaching out for the mouse. Copying, archiving, viewing files and much more is possible with those awesome keyboard shortcuts.

Total Commander
Alt + F1

Change left drive

Alt + F2

Change right drive

Alt +

Open list of visited directories

Alt +

Jump to previous directory

Alt +

Jump to next directory

Ctrl + <

Jump to root directory

⬅ Backspace

Change to parent directory

⭾ Tab

Switch between left and right file list


Select current file/folder

or Space

Invert selection


Restore selection

Ctrl + A

Select all

Ctrl + L

Calculate occupied space of selecte files

Ctrl + -

Deselect all

Alt + +

Select all files with extension

Alt + -

Deselect all files with extension

Alt + F5

Pack files

Alt + ↑   Shift + F5

Move to archive

Alt + F6

Unpack from archive under cursor

Alt + ↑   Shift + F9

Test archives

Ctrl + F3

Sort by name

Ctrl + F4

Sort by extension

Ctrl + F5

Sort by date and time

Ctrl + F6

Sort by size

Ctrl + F7


Ctrl + S

Quick search

Alt + F7


Ctrl + U

Swap left and right view


Refresh current directort

Ctrl + R

Refresh current directory

Ctrl + B

Show contents of current directory and all subdirectories in one list

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + B

Selected directory branch: Show selected files, and all in selected subdirectories

Alt + ⤶ Enter

Show file properties window




List file contents

↑   Shift + F3

List only file under cursor, when multiple files selected


Edit files

↑   Shift + F4

Create new text file and load in editor


Copy file

or Ctrl + C
↑   Shift + F5

Copy files (with rename) in same directory


Rename or move files

↑   Shift + F6

Rename files in same directory


Create directory


Delete files

or Del
Ctrl + V

Paste file in current directory

Ctrl + X

Cut file

Ctrl + M

Multi-­rename tool

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Program information

Program name: Total Commander (File manager)

Total Commander is a powerful file manager for Windows. It allows to navigate directories in two panes side by side, provides enhanced search functions, file compare / sync features and much more.

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