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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.


Delete & Recycle


Not only can you delete one file or folder, or selected files and folders,s but combined with FileBoss's Find routines you can easily delete files and folders meeting specified criteria, such as:

  • Delete all files with TMP or BAK extensions
  • Delete all files older than six months
  • Delete all files older than six months and that have a TMP or BAK extension or begin with the tilde (~) character
  • Delete all empty files

To perform any action similar to the above simply do a Find for the desired files and then delete them (see the Related box to the left).


Cleaning Folders

FileBoss's Intelligent Delete deletes all files (or the files that match the optional file patterns) in a folder and all subfolders.

If it finds files that can't be deleted it still continues to delete all the rest (unlike Windows Explorer and other file managers that give up whenever there is a problem.)

For example it might be used to remove backup or intermediate files that aren't needed any more. 

You can easily specify multiple patterns by separating them with semi-colons or the bar character, e.g.

         *.bak; *.tmp; ~*.*.

In addition - and as an option - FileBoss can remove any folders that are empty after the cleaning process has completed.


Delete One File or Folder

  • Right-Click on the file or folder you want to delete
  • If the entry is in the folders list (the window to the left) select Delete or Recycle as appropriate
  • If the entry is in the contents window (the window to the right) select Current Entry > Delete or Current Entry > Recycle as appropriate.


Warning: Do not use the Del key or the buttons and to delete just one entry when other entries are selected. These buttons and keys act on all selected entries, not just on the current entry.


Delete Selected Files

First select the files you want to Touch.

(Click here to find out more about FileBoss's advanced selection methods.)

  • Press Del to Recycle or Shift+Del to Delete permanently
  • If asked to confirm press Yes or No


Using Drop Targets to Delete or Recycle

There are two really handy Drop Targets to help you Delete and Recycle files and folders. It is simply a matter of displaying the Drop Target List Box and then dragging the files and folders you want to delete over to the List Box and dropping them on the appropriate zone.


To Activate the Delete or Recycle Drop Target

  • Select Windows > Drop Targets > Show... from the main menu. Note that this command toggles the Drop Target List Box on and off.


Hint: The Drop Target List Box, if active, will be reactivated when FileBoss is started. To change this behavior use the Startup Options page.