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Version 4: the future

Major new tools, significant upgrades to current components and lightening fast folder listings.

  • Find and rename problem files: bad paths, illegal characters, Linux & iOS (Mac) characters.
  • Check files and folders for compliance with different file systems e.g., NTFS, Fat-16, Fat-32, eFat, CDs, iOS, Linux and custom.
    Know if the files are right before you copy.
  • Delete files no matter their length or how they are named.
  • Powerful renaming with RegEx e.g. change 'Romeo Smith' into 'Smith, Romeo' and much more.
  • Lightening fast directory listing no matter how large the folder.
  • Detailed reports for copy errors.
  • Variable text size for views and dialogs.
  • and many more improvements and fixes..


See the V4 preview here.

Update May 2017

A May 2017 Microsft security update for Windows 10 conflicted with a major routine in FileBoss resulting in FileBoss not starting on some Windows 10 systems.

The current download, V3.101, fixes the problem. You can read more about this at the page
Windows Creators Conflict.


3.01CA is Available 

Last updated 2 May 2013

3.01CA Charlie is now available

A Charlie version is one that is still undergoing development in the sense that it is not a feature complete beta of the next version.

What is included

(In the following discussion Mac Characters are those characters in filenames that are legal on a  Mac (iOS) operating systems but which are illegal under Windows.)

Three views of Apple Characters

The current Charlie release, 3.01CA, includes new features and code for working with filenames, created on a Mac (iOS) system which contain characters that are illegal under Windows.

These new features include:

  • Viewing Mac filenames normally in both Explore and Virtual Folder tabs
  • Viewing Mac filenames using meta-characters for the illegal characters
  • Searching based on Filenames can now include searching for special Mac characters such as the backslash, slash and double quote marks (just to name a few).
  • A quick way to search for all filenames containing Mac characters that would be otherwise illegal under Windows Explorer and other file managers.
  • The ability to convert Mac characters into other characters or strings for Windows Compatibility either through FileBoss's traditional search and replace renaming routine or a new renaming routine that can search and replace all Mac characters at once.
  • Mac characters can be replaced (and yes, even added to filenames) during inline editing (F2) of filenames.

Documentation for Working with Apple (iOS) Filenames

For a complete discussion of Mac Characters please see Working with Mac style filename and converting them for Widows compatibility

Downloading the Beta

Beta versions (yes, and Charlie versions too) are available to all registered users of the current version of FileBoss. They are also available to other interested parties by special request.

If you would like a link to the download for this beta please send an email to . Please include how you will be using this beta.

What's Next

  • More Health Checks
  • Real-time Health Checks
  • Better Filename Export Routine for Unicode Filenames
  • Expanded Rename on Collision routine when copying
  • and more... (maybe)


Thanks Everyone!
Your friend at The Utility Factory,