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!)

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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.


What's New

May 2017

Fix for Windows 10, May 2017, Patch

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.

The current download, V3.101, fixes the problem. You can read more about this at the page
Windows Creators Conflict.

30  December 2015

V3.1 Released

Affectionately known as the Flicker Free release this new version has quite a few other improvements. Check them all out at What's New in Version 3.1.

3.004 is a small release that will make a big difference for some, especially those running systems on which FileBoss

  • produced a great deal of flicker when switching between tabs
  • was slow to react to drag operations when first started
  • displayed a bouncing cursor when dragging a large number of objects
  • would not drop files properly on Microsoft Outlook and some other programs
  • would sometimes fail to perform recursive versions of Clean Folders, Change Attributes, and some Rename operations. They now work correctly from either window.
  • would not allow dropping files on some programs such as Microsoft Outlook.
  • did not always recursively process files in subfolders when Cleaning Folders, Change Attributes and some Rename routines depending on how the top level folder was selected.
  • would not export file lists with names in such languages as Chinese, Russian, Arabic or any language other than English and most European languages.

23  March 2013

V3.003 Released

This release contains two fixes.

  • Fixes bub where a file would sometimes be opened when clicking back and fourth between two or more visible tabs.

  • Fixes rare glitch in the File > Export File List.. routine where sometimes the File Open dialog would not appear or, even rarer, cause FileBoss to crash.


25 February 2013

Version 3.002 Released
  • Fixed oversight in last Version where some of the files weren't code signed causing Windows, especially Windows 8, to show warning signs on install and first run.
  • Fixed very rare problem where FileBoss would sometimes run slow and / or not show any drives on the drive bars.
  • Much less window flashing when starting up or changing between normal explorer tabs and virtual folders (search results).
  • A few cosmetic changes to the text for buttons on the main toolbar to make the toolbar more compact.
  • Fixed code that would sometimes prevent the Tab Toolbars from updating when new media was inserted or removed from removable media drives (CD, DVD, USB, Card Readers).

13 February 2013

Minor Update, V 3.001 Released
  • It contains a minor refinement the global and tab drive bars which on a few systems slowed FileBoss down or would refuse to show the drive icons.
  •  It also has a new option to display all drives on the bars even if they don't contain media. From the main menu use Edit > Program Options... select the General panel at the top of the list on the left and check the Show inactive drives on drive bars box.
  • Revised logic now shows extremely large folders (hundreds of thousands of files) and folders that contain mostly exe files much faster.

You can download this version at And it can be installed right over the current V3: you do not need uninstall the old version first.

4 February 2013

Version 3 Released

Complete details on what's new, what's changed and how to upgrade are at
    V3 Information Center

Free to all customers who have purchased since October 1st 2011!

1) Optional classic Dual Tab mode.

2) Complete compatibility with Unicode allowing the program to work seamlessly with any living language including Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and all other languages supported by Windows.

3) The fundamental search engine has been changed to accommodate complex searches from all aspects of the program.

4) Added many user requested routines. tools and upgrades to current tools.

5) The underlying code for version 3 has been reorganized allowing added functionality to be quickly rolled out and released.

July 23 2012

New Prices

Personal, single computer license (also good for a home office computer) will go up by one penny to $50. For just $15 more you can have a whole-home license that can be used on all personal computers (including laptops) in a single family residence (also including a home office).

Business licenses will go up to $69 with great discounts on license packs of 2, 5 and 10 licenses.


This page lists the changes to FileBoss V2. To see a history of changes to previous version click here.