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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.


Create Dynamic Virtual Folder
From Selections

Creating Virtual Folders From Selected Files and Folders

A new Dynamic Virtual Folder (DVF) can be created from the current selections in either an Explorer Tab or another virtual folder. And once it has been created you can continue to add more items to the DVF by drag and drop.

After the initial DVF has been created you can make dragging and dropping easier by moving the new Virtual Folder to its own Tab group and then drag from an Explorer tab to the Virtual Folder as shown below.

To Create the Dynamic Virtual Folder

New Dynamic Folder From Text FileFirst

Select the files or folder you want to add to the new Dynamic Virtual Folder. They can be files, folders or any combination of both. It does not matter if they are from an Explore Tab or another Virtual Folder.


Press Alt+F, D, C

Or select File > New Dynamic File Set > From Current Selections...

Adding More Files and Folders

After the DVF has been created you can drag and drop files and folders on to it and even sort the entries by dragging them up and down.

When you drop new objects on a Virtual Folder be sure to drop them on empty space or over a file. If you drop objects over a folder they will be copied to that folder rather than added to the virtual folder.

The easiest way to do this is to put the Virtual Folder tab into a tab group by itself and then use an explore view to drag files and folders to it. (Note that in the pictures below the Tab Group for Dynamic virtual folder has been moved to the left to make everything easier at this small size. To adjust the positions of the tab groups just put the cursor over the wide bar between them, click and hold the left mouse button and drag right or left to the new position.)

Dragging to a Virtual Folder Dragging to a Virtual Folder