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Works with and greatly enhances:

Windows 11, 10

Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP

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.


Creating Shortcuts

Dropping files on FileBoss is comfortably similar to dropping files on other programs such as Windows Explorer with the following great improvements:

Select Create Shortcuts

as the default operation when files are dropped on FileBoss. The default operation is easily switched between Copy, Move and Create Shortcuts by simply clicking on the Command button ( ) or selecting the Edit > Default Drop Mode > command from the main menu.
(Naturally you can still force the drop mode when dragging files by holding down the Alt, Ctrl or Shift key as appropriate.)

Drag & Drop with the right button

produces a popup menu from which you can select how to Drop, Copy, Move or Create Shortcut(s).  

Before dropping files

(i.e. releasing the mouse button) press and hold down the Ctrl and Shift keys. This will force FileBoss (and most other programs) to create shortcuts to the source files rather than copy or move them. 


Also Consider Using Drop Targets

If you will be creating shortcuts to more than just a couple of files consider using one or more Drop Targets set to create shortcuts in their associated folders.

Click here for all the great details on Drop Targets.