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Version 4: the future

Major new tools, significant upgrades to current components and faster 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.

Versions V3.101 and later, fix the problem. You can read more about this at the page
Windows Creators Conflict.


Configuring Explore Tabs

This View > Exclude > menu hides or displays groups of folders defined by special attributes or other conditions as explained below.

Note that these are global settings and changes will affect all Explorer tabs both current and future. These settings are not present and do not affect Virtual Folders.

Menu for excluding files from Contents ViewHidden, System, Hidden and System

Hide all files and folders that have the Hidden, System, or Hidden and System attributes set. The Hidden and System setting requires both attributes to be set for the file or folder to be excluded.


Hide all folders when the name starts with a dollar sign. Folders with a name starting with a dollar sign are frequently special folders used by the Windows operating system.


Hide all files when the name starts with a dollar sign. Files with a name starting with a dollar sign are frequently special files used by the Windows operating system.

Exclude None, Exclude All

Turns all of the above settings off or on. However the Folders setting is not affected.


Excludes or includes folders in the contents (right-hand) window. This toggles their display on and off.
Options for the display of folders can also be changed using the Explorer > Display Folders at > command from the main menu. These commands allow you to hide the folders or to display them at the top or bottom of the list.

Seeing the results of the changes

The changes you make in this menu will be displayed in the contents window (on the right) immediately. Changes to the Navigation window (on the left) will only be displayed when a folder is collapsed and reopened. This allows you to compare the before and after (left- and right-hand windows) to see how the changes affected what is displayed.