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Version 4
Spring 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.

Virtual Folders
from a List of Files

How to Load a Virtual Folder from a File

This function allows loading a list of files and / or folders into a Virtual Folder where they can be managed just as if they were the results of a search, i.e. rename, delete and copy.

And you can specify options whether or not you want FileBoss to validate the existence of the files whether FileBoss should create a navigation structure (add folders) to the list.

Create the text file

Create a plain ASCII text file with one file to a line with its full path, e.g.

     \\corpnet\backup\user files\london\expense.doc
     \\corpnet\backup\user files\london\notes.doc
     \\corpnet\backup\user files\london\ideas.doc
     ...

The entries can be in any order and folders need not be entered unless they are expressly needed.

Open the Import from Text File Dialog

New Dynamic Folder From Text FilePress Alt+F, D, I

Or select File > New Dynamic File Set > Import from Text File... from the main menu

 

 

 

Supply the Input file and any options

Dialog for loading Virtual Folders from text files

Enter or Browse for the input file

Browse for the file you want to input using the 'Browse' button and then press the OK button. FileBoss will then read the text file and load each file into a Dynamic File Set.

Don't Validate Files

If the Don't Validate Files box is checked FileBoss will check each entry for existence and if an entry in the text file can't be found FileBoss will display it in red. If there are many network entries that can't be found FileBoss will take quite sometime as checking for missing files on a network is very time consuming.

Create Navigation Structure

When the Create Navigation Structure box is checked FileBoss will attempt to create a file structure for the files. But if the imported files are pretty much at random, file structure wise, the structure FileBoss creates may be quite ugly..

Once the entries are loaded successfully you can manage them with all of FileBoss's tools just the same as in any other view.