The BEST File Manager for Windows
Works with and greatly enhances:
Windows 11, 10
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.
™, has a rich set of options controlling not only the look and feel of it interface but also the warnings it presents, how files are copied and much, much more.
Below is a list of the main group of options. Note that many of the options
and settings that appear on these screens can also be set contextually, i.e. closer to where they are used in the program: from dialog, from the main menu and even some of the drop down lists on command buttons.
Common options that are frequently changed. Many of these are also accessible from menu items.
Defines what type of views are reopened when FileBoss start, how Drop Targets are handled, and what features should be started as soon as FileBoss starts.
Sets up time resolutions and Time Zone offsets for comparing files and folders.
Specifies where folder entries will be displayed in the contents window (top, bottom or not at all), where bookmarks should be displayed, the format of window titles and allows setting file filters.
Various options for copying files including what to record in the results log, warning levels an default options for the Copy Dialog itself.
Defines what will be placed before and after filenames that are copied to the clipboard. A number of formatting options are available to format the data on the clipboard.
Windows - General
Options that apply to all the different views of your file system that FileBoss provides including Sticky Selection modes and how bubble tips are displayed as the cursor is passed across entries in the List Window.
Windows - Specific
Set object colors for windows used by the various views (Explore, File Set, Compare and Drop Target).
Offers complete control over how dates and times are displayed. No matter where you are from in the world you should be able to set a format that is familiar to you.
Controls the default type for new Drop Targets, the default folder and whether dropped files are copied using the Windows copy routines or FileBoss' advanced copy engine.
Warnings & Hints
Turns various warnings, hints and help balloons on and off in groups
Configures the result logs, how they are displayed on screen and how they are written to disk if a permanent record is desired.
Setup screen for installable tools.
Setup screen for installable file viewers.
Advanced and Advanced 2
A number of really advanced options only needed in highly unusual environments, by technical support, or for those who really want to fine tune the appearance of FileBoss