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Servers 2003 and later

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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.


Handling Copy Errors

An editor for a trade magazine routinely copied and moved a number for documents around as they were being readied for publication each month.

Frequently though, Windows Explorer would abort the whole copy process because one file was in use or had been left locked by another program.

The editor now uses FileBoss for all his copying as FileBoss' Advanced Copy Engine does not cancel a copy process just because one file is in use and FileBoss even gives the Editor a chance to retry copying a file after he has corrected problem.

Select the Files to be Copied

   Use any of FileBoss' advanced selection methods to pick the files you want to copy. From simply selecting 'All' to selecting by almost any criteria you can think of FileBoss will make this step really easy.

   The File to be copied can be in an Explore View or in a File Set

   Click here find out more about selecting files and folders.

Using the Copy Command to Copy the Files

   Use the Actions > Copy  To... command from the main menu

   or press F7


   Set the destination

   Click OK to copy the files

Using the Drag & Drop to Copy the Files

When dropping files on FileBoss you can either use the Windows copy engine or use the same advanced copy routines FileBoss uses in its Copy Command.

To use the advanced FileBoss copy engine for drag and drop operations:

   Use the Options > Program Options... command from the main menu

   In the Options dialog select the Advanced 2 panel from the left side.

   Select either Windows or FileBoss as the copy engine to use when files are dropped on FileBoss.

   If using FileBoss click the Setup FileBoss Copy button to choose how FileBoss should copy your files


Click here for complete details on copying files and folders and how to use the Copy To dialog