The BEST File Manager for Windows

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.


Easy, Sticky, Selecting

Select Files Your Way

Many of FileBoss' features (e.g. copy, delete, touch, rename, drag and drop, etc.) operate on files and folders you have selected. And since FileBoss can manipulate thousands of files at a time, easy and varied methods of selection are extremely important.

FileBoss provides a number of different methods for selecting files and folders so that you can use the way that suits your needs best. It also expands on the common Windows conventions for selecting files (e.g. Sticky Selection Mode, Locked Selection and Persistent Selections) to make all of your file manipulation tasks faster and more accurate.

Selecting by Menu Commands


To deselect files or folder hold down the Shift key while clicking the appropriate menu item or toolbar icon.

Selecting by Mouse

Click on any item to select or deselect it. Hold down the left mouse button while dragging across multiple files to select contiguous files, hold down the Shift key while dragging the mouse to deselect contiguous files.

Two options affect how the mouse selects files:

Sticky Selections

Specifies that when an entry is clicked with the mouse other selected entries will not be automatically deselected. This allows you to quickly selected multiple entries and ranges of entries without worrying about loosing the selected status of previously selected items.

When Sticky Mode is not active, hold down the Ctrl key while clicking the mouse to make the selections additive just like in many other programs ..

When Sticky Mode is active, hold down the Ctrl key while clicking the mouse to temporarily cancel Sticky Mode.

Sticky Selections is on by default.

Lock Selections

Prevents any changes to the selection status of files by clicking or clicking and dragging the mouse. Note that this only applies to actions of the mouse. You can still change selections with toolbar buttons, menu commands and keyboard.

Selecting by Keyboard

You can select and deselect files and folders in the contents window using the Space Bar or the Arrow keys along with the Shift and Ctrl keys.

  • Space Bar to select or deselect
  • Shift + Arrow keys to select as highlight moves
  • Shift+Ctrl + Arrow keys to deselect.

How to Do It

  • Use the Up and Down arrow keys or the Page Up / Page Down keys to move to the file you want to select or deselect.
  • To select the highlighted file tap the space bar. If the file is already selected tapping the Space Bar will deselect it.
  • To select a range of files starting with the current file, hold down a Shift key while using the Up or Down Arrow keys to move the highlight bar. To deselect a range of files, hold down the Ctrl key along with the Shift Key.

(Note: Selecting and deselecting files with the keyboard can be done even with the selection status locked. Locking only prevents the selection state from being changed with the mouse.)

Selecting by Patterns, Date & Times, File Sizes and Attributes

Selecting by Description displays a dialog box where you can describe the files you want to either select or deselect.

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