FreeCommander (FC) is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager (windows explorer). If you want to see the virtual filing system of MO in action, for example to test if MO is working correctly, you should start FC from inside MO. Navigate to your
Note: For technical reasons you can not use the windows explorer or programs which use it as a base for this. You can use other alternative file managers like total commander (TC) for this. I have tested both FC and TC and it works flawless.
MO only supports 32 bits programs, so make sure you install the 32 bits version of FC.
To set up Free Commander to work with MO:
- Click the gears icon (fourth icon from top left with a subtext of "Configure the executables that can be started through Mod Organizer"). This opens the "Modify Executables" window.
- In the "Title" field, type in Free Commander (or whatever else you want to call it). This fills in the "Title" field.
- All the way to the right of the "Binary" field is a button with an ellipsis with a subtext of "Browse filesystem." Click it. This opens a window where we can browse to the program we want to run.
- Navigate to your Skyrim directory and select the "FreeCommander.exe" application. This fills in the "Binary" field.
- Check the "Close MO when started" option. This causes MO to close upon launch of FC.
- Click the "Add" button. This will add Free Commander to your executables list.
- Click OK.
For additional information about how to install other third party programs and which tools are automatically recognized by MO click here.
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