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.
Many find the fastest way to set filename filters is with the command bar as shown below.
Press F8 to show the command bar (or set the cursor in the command bar if it is already displayed), type the show followed by the filter(s) and hitting the Enter key.
For instance typing
show *.jpg ; *.bmp ; *.tif
will display all files with jpg, bmp or tif extensions. Note that multiple file patterns can be entered separated with a semi-colon, comma, or the bar character ( ; , | ).
show My Trip*.jpeg
will show all files begining with My Trip and ending with .jpeg.
You can also exclude files matching patterns, just precede the pattern with a minus sign.
show -*.bak ; -*.tmp ; -~*
will hide all backup and temp files and files beginning with the tilde (~) character.
show all Shows everything, i.e. restores default display mode
show folders on Displays any available folders
show folders off Hides all folders
Hint: Hitting F8 twice will set the focus to the command bar and place the cursor at the end of the current entry.
When a filename filter is active the first line in the Explore View will show you what filter is active.
Clicking the Hide Folders Button button: (note that hiding folders is a toggled state, i.e. issuing the command doesn't just hide the current folders it will keep all folders hidden, even as you move around the file system, until the command is issued again)
to files you explicitly tell FileBoss to display or excludes files you don't want to see
specify which files should be included and/or excluded. For instance you could create a filter that just displayed the graphic files your are interested in (e.g. *.bmp | *.jpeg | *.gif will only display files with the extensions bmp, jpeg or gif) or exclude files you don't care about (e.g. -~* | -*.tmp | -*.bak will not display any files beginning with a tilde or having a tmp or bak extension, the minus sign before the filespec tells FileBoss to exclude matching files) or even both together (e.g. *.bmp | *.jpeg | *.gif |-~* will only display bmp, jpeg and gif files, but only if the filename does not start with the tilde character).
they are stored by FileBoss from one session to another
making them easy to turn on and off as needed
making them easy to adjust and reuse
Advanced filters allow you to view or exclude files based on names, sizes, attributes, file times, name and path lengths and even whether or not the files contain text that you specify.