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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.


Saving and Reusing
Virtual Folders

Both Virtual Folder Definitions (the information in the Find dialog) and Virtual Folders themselves (the entries in a Virtual Folder) can be saved and used again.
In addition to the methods below, FileBoss will reload any Virtual Folders that was open when FileBoss last closed. (Just as it will reload and Explore Views that were open.) But you can modify this behavior using the Options > Program Options... command from the main menu and selecting the Startup Options panel. From there you can tell what type of Windows to reopen and how they should be reopened.

Save the definition as a Template

Templates save definitions by name can be saved in the Collect Virtual Folder dialog. Once saved they can be used from that same dialog; selected from the File > Open Virtual Folder list at the main menu or from the drop down list associated with the down arrow next to the command button for creating new Virtual Folders.

Save the Virtual Folder as a definition file

Save the Virtual Folder and all its entries

Any Virtual Folder can be saved as either a definitions file (a template that is save to disk) or as a complete Virtual Folder including all the entries. Whenever you first save a Virtual Folder FileBoss will ask you which way you want it saved can explicitly save in one form or the other using direct commands from the File menu.

These files can then be opened using the File > Open command, as command line arguments when starting FileBoss or dropped on the program once it is open.

Save all open windows as a group

Virtual Folders can also be saved when you use the File > Save Current Window List command which will save all open Views, both Explore and Virtual Folder, to one file. This file can be opened later and all the Views will be recreated.