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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.


Compare Folders

A systems developer was having problems installing software on one computer that appeared to be the same as another computer on which the software was already successfully installed. In researching the problem they needed to compare the files in the System folder of both machines.

Using FileBoss's compare mode seeing the differences and similarities between the two folders was a quick, easy and thorough.

Tell FileBoss which Folders to Compare

While there are a number of ways to start comparing folders, paths or drives one of the most common is to:

   In the Navigation window find and highlight the first folder to be compared. Right-click that folder (or drive) and from the popup menu select Folder Toolsalt="" Compare this Folder to Another...

   In the Folder Selection dialog that appears select the second folder or drive to be compared.


Optional Settings

In the Compare Folder dialog that is displayed you can simply click OK or add further refinements to what is to be compared:

   Specify multiple file patterns that should be included or excluded from the comparison, e.g. *.bmp | *.gif | *.jpeg | *.jpg | -~*.* would compare all bmp, gif, jpeg and jpg files except those whose name begin with the tilde (~) character.

   Whether or not subfolders are to be included in the comparison

   Add a time zone differences between the two folders

   Specify close the file times for files have to be for them to be considered equal.


Compare the Files

Click the OK button and FileBoss will collect all the specified files into a special File Set, sort and compare them.

FileBoss will then display the files along with the results of the comparison. From this File Set there are special tools to let you compare, merge or purge files from both of the folders.


Click here to learn more about Comparing, Merging and Purging folders, paths and drives along with screen shots.