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Windows 10

Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP

Servers 2003 and later


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What's New / What's Up

Urgent Update Notice (May 2017)

A recent (May 2017) Microsft security update for Windows conflicted with a major routine in FileBoss resulting in FileBoss not starting on some systems.

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

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Version 4
Summer 2017

Major new tools, significant upgrades to current components and lightening fast 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.

Running FileBoss in
Administrator Mode

Running FileBoss in administrator mode is particularly important in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and above. (By default earlier versions of Windows do not normally restrict access to files and folders.)

There are four ways to run FileBoss in administrator mode to satisfy different needs.

  • Run as Administrator for one time only
  • Create a special link for running in Administrator mode
  • Run as Administrator from within FileBoss
  • Have Windows always run FileBoss in Administrator mode

Note that some documentation refers to Administrator mode a being Elevated.

Running as Administrator one time only

To run FileBoss in administrator mode once right click on its icon on the desktop or elsewhere and select Run as administrator from the popup menu.

As with the other methods Windows will ask you to confirm the action.

 

 

Create a special link for running in Administrator mode

FileBoss shortcuts for normal and administrator modes 

 

To create a special icon on the desktop for running FileBoss in Administrator mode:

  1. Click on the original icon

  2. Press Ctrl-C to copy the shortcut

  3. Press Ctrl-V to paste a duplicate icon on the desktop

  4. Rename the new icon to something like FileBoss Admin

  5. Right-click on the new icon and select the Shortcut tab

  6. In the Target field add  /elevate to the end of the line as shown below

  7. Click OK

 

As with the other methods Windows will ask you to confirm whenever you click on the Administrator icon.

 

Now you can click on the left icon to run FileBoss normally or on the right icon to run FileBoss in Administrator mode.

Run as Administrator from within FileBoss

  1. To start a session of FileBoss in Administrator mode:

  2. Press F8 to put the cursor in the Command bar

  3. Type Run as Admin

  4. Press Enter or click the green arrow to the right of the field.

Command Bar Run As Admin

(elevate can be used instead of run as admin)

FileBoss will then start a new instance in Administrator mode and Windows will ask you for confirmation to run the program.

After confirmation there will be two instances of FileBoss, the first in regular mode and the second in Administrator mode.

Have Windows always run FileBoss in Administrator mode

This method will tell windows to always run FileBoss in Administrator mode not how it is started, whether that be by clicking an icon, selected it from the Start or any other menu.

  1. Right-click on the FileBoss icon or entry on the Start menu and select the Compatibility tab

  2. In the Target field add  /elevate to the end of the line as shown below

  3. Check the Run this program as an administrator check box as highlighted below.

  4. Click OK

 

Run as Admin Security Settings