Total Commander offers a navigation through multiple ways. These are listed in this article.
- File window
- Command line
- Directory hotlist
- Directory history
- Drive buttons
- Folder tabs
- Current directory
- CD-Tree Popup directory tree
Total Commander includes a set of internal commands to navigate to the most common virtual folders in Windows. The folder-specific context menu are also supported. For example "Empty recycle bin" or "Restore" are available.
The following virtual folders are fully supported:
Other virtual folders
Even if the desired virtual folder does not participate in this list, please proceed as follows:
- Guarantee that the setting: Save on exit: Directories is activated
- Navigate into your desired virtual folder manually
- Close Total Commander
- Start Total Commander
- The virtual folder should be opened as well
- Menu: Call Configuration: Change Settings Files Directly
- In the main settings file (usually Wincmd.ini) look for [ Left ] or [ right ] depending in which side the folder was opened.
- In this section there is the entry "Path".
- This value must be copied now straght behind the command "cd " into the desired navigation element.
Pseudo environment variables
In version 6.5 of Total Commander numerous differently pseudo environment variables were introduced. Environment variables are in the registration already existing assignments between names and locations. In the following list the actually supported pseudo environment variables are specified.
%COMMANDER_EXE% (TC 8) %COMMANDER_DRIVE% (TC 7) %COMMANDER_INI% (TC 7) %COMMANDER_PATH%
%$APPDATA% %$COMMON_APPDATA% %$COMMON_DESKTOPDIRECTORY% %$COMMON_DOCUMENTS% %$COMMON_PICTURES% %$COMMON_PROGRAMS% %$COMMON_STARTMENU% %$COMMON_STARTUP% %$DESKTOP% %$FONTS% %$LOCAL_APPDATA% %$MYMUSIC% (TC 7, XP only) %$MYPICTURES% %$MYVIDEO% (TC 7, XP only) %$PERSONAL% %$PROGRAMS% %$STARTMENU% %$STARTUP%
By using these commands one is able to navigate from each place fast and secure to their locations. Pseudo environment variables can be combined without problems with subordinated directories.
For environment variables with the same name lowercase letters are to be used.