The BEST File Manager for Windows
Works with and greatly enhances:
Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP
Servers 2003 and later
Starting at just $50 for home use and $69 for a business license (and a business two-pack for just $99!)
Major new tools, significant upgrades to current components and faster folder listings.
See the V4 preview here.
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.
Running FileBoss in administrator mode is particularly important in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and above. (By default earlier versions of Windows do not normally restrict access to files and folders.)
There are four ways to run FileBoss in administrator mode to satisfy different needs.
Note that some documentation refers to Administrator mode a being Elevated.
Running as Administrator one time only
To run FileBoss in administrator mode once right click on its icon on the desktop or elsewhere and select Run as administrator from the popup menu.
As with the other methods Windows will ask you to confirm the action.
Create a special link for running in Administrator mode
To create a special icon on the desktop for running FileBoss in Administrator mode:
As with the other methods Windows will ask you to confirm whenever you click on the Administrator icon.
Now you can click on the left icon to run FileBoss normally or on the right icon to run FileBoss in Administrator mode.
Run as Administrator from within FileBoss
(elevate can be used instead of run as admin)
FileBoss will then start a new instance in Administrator mode and Windows will ask you for confirmation to run the program.
After confirmation there will be two instances of FileBoss, the first in regular mode and the second in Administrator mode.
Have Windows always run FileBoss in Administrator mode
This method will tell windows to always run FileBoss in Administrator mode not how it is started, whether that be by clicking an icon, selected it from the Start or any other menu.