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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.

Meta-Folders & Bookmarks

 

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 your 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.

Bookmarks as meta-folders

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.

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

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.

For those familiar with Windows conventions you can also enclose meta-folders within percent signs, e.g. %desktop%.

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

 

In addition these three special folder names can also be used.

%SystemRoot%, %WinDir%, and %SystemDirectory%