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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.

Exploring Specific or System Folders

The Command Bar

Use the command bar to have FileBoss display a specific folder entered either manually or by pasting from the clipboard. Press F8 and the following dialog will appear.

Typing or Pasting a Path to Go to

The command bar is used for much more than just going to specific folders. For all the details see The Command Bar.

 

Enter the full path of the folder. If you are pasting the path to a file from the clipboard there is no need to remove the filename as FileBoss will automatically display the folder that contains it.

But if the path you past is enclosed in quotation marks, remove the after pasting the text into the box.


You can also use Meta Folders in this dialog just as in any of the Find dialogs, e.g. the following three entries would produce the same result:

<my documents>\Fileboss Data

<md>\FileBoss Data

C:\Documents and Settings\FileBoss\FileBoss Data 

Type a Path to a Folder

Type in the path to a folder, drive or network storage area

Paste a path from the clipboard

Paste  the path to a folder, drive or network storage area from the clipboard, e.g. "C:\Documents and Settings\FileBoss\My Documents\Letters & Labels"
This is handy when navigating to a folder with a path supplied by another application.

Enter a Meta Folder

Meta Folders are short names for special folders used by Windows, e.g. the My Documents  meta folder represents the actual path to the folder Windows uses to store you documents, typically something like:
"C:\Documents and Settings\FileBoss\My Documents".

Meta folders are enclosed in angle brackets and can be used like a normal path, e.g. <My Documents>\Letters.

Enter a bookmark

Enter any bookmark to go directly to that folder. Bookmarks must be enclosed in angle brackets, e.g. <Pictures of Mom>.

 

Bookmarks are also treated as Meta Folders by FileBoss so you can insert a bookmark name in the angle brackets to specify the full path of the bookmark.

 

Meta Folder Names

The following is a sample list of Meta Folders that FileBoss recognizes along with their short abbreviations.

To use a meta folder simply enclose its name or abbreviation between angle brackets, e.g. <Windows> or <W>.

You can also add on to Meta Folders such as <Windows>\system32 will display the system32 folder under your Windows folder.

 

Common meta-folders

Meta Folder

Abbreviation

Windows

W

Desktop

D

History

H

My Documents

MD

Favorites

F

My Music

MM

My Pictures

MP

My Video

MV

Program Files

PF

System

S

 

Complete list meta-folders available in FileBoss

 

Meta Folder

Abbrev

Windows

W

CD Burn Area

CDBA

Cookies

C

Desktop

D

Fonts

Fonts

History

H

My Documents

MD

Favorites

F

My Music

MM

My Pictures

MP

My Video

MV

Program Files

PF

SendTo

ST

StartMenu

SM

StartUp

SU

System

S

SystemX86

S86

Templates

T

User Profile

UP

Admin Tools

AT

Admin Tools - Common

<NA>

App Data

AD

App Data - Common

<NA>

App Data - Local

<NA>

Desktop Dir

DD

Desktop Dir - Common

<NA>

My Documents - Common

<NA>

Favorites - Common

<NA>

Internet Temp Files

ITF