The BEST File Manager for Windows
Works with and greatly enhances:
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.
FileBoss provides a rich environment for exploring your file system. And it can be easily configured to suit your needs. From its multi-paned, multi-tabbed capabilities (optional of course) to its innovative modes for displaying file times, FileBoss makes you more productive.
Create a Virtual Folder of all your files using the Find > Find by Name... command from the main menu. But instead of entering file patterns to find just enter an asterisk (*) to let FileBoss create a Virtual Folder of all you files that you can then sort any way you want. You can even view them within their folder structure using the View > Display Nav Structure toggle from the main menu.
FileBoss uses a tabbed interface. Up to fifty folders and virtual folders (typically the results of a search) can be open at a time.
To open a folder in a new tab simply click the Explore button. To open a new tab to a specific drive or bookmark click the down arrow on the button and select from the popup list.
Click the down arrow on the favorites button to display a drive or bookmarked folder in the current Explore tab (if there is no current Explore tab a new tab will be created to explore the folder).
Both of the above commands are also available on the file menu:
When more than one tab is available you can put one or more of them into a new tab group using the Tab Group button on the top toolbar. Which button is available is determined by what is appropriate for the current tab.
To close a Tab Group simply close all its tabs and that Tab Group will automatically close.
You can also manage Tab Groups (including creating horizontal Tab Groups) using the Window > Tab Groups > menu.
Starting with version 3 FileBoss no includes a traditional dual pane mode. For more about this special mode please Dual Tabs and Tab Groups.
One of the unique and certainly most useful features of FileBoss V2 is its innovative modes for displaying times. FileBoss has introduced two new modes in addition to the traditional date display. These modes are controlled by the changing icon on the main toolbar and the View > File Times > menu.
Use the configuration Wizard (Options > Configuration Wizard from the main menu or simple Ctrl+Alt+W) to quickly change many of the major settings including the main look of FileBoss, the toolbars, date and time modes, sticky select and others.