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Works with and greatly enhances:

Windows 11, 10

Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP

Servers 2003 and later

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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.


Configuring FileBoss

FileBoss™, has a rich set of options controlling not only the look and feel of it interface but also the warnings it presents, how files are copied and much, much more.

Below is a list of the main group of options. Note that many of the options

and settings that appear on these screens can also be set contextually, i.e. closer to where they are used in the program: from dialog, from the main menu and even some of the drop down lists on command buttons.


Common options that are frequently changed. Many of these are also accessible from menu items.

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Startup Options

Defines what type of views are reopened when FileBoss start, how Drop Targets are handled, and what features should be started as soon as FileBoss starts.

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Comparing Folders

Sets up time resolutions and Time Zone offsets for comparing files and folders.

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Explore View

Specifies where folder entries will be displayed in the contents window (top, bottom or not at all), where bookmarks should be displayed, the format of window titles and allows setting file filters.

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Copy Files

Various options for copying files including what to record in the results log, warning levels an default options for the Copy Dialog itself.

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Copy Filenames

Defines what will be placed before and after filenames that are copied to the clipboard. A number of formatting options are available to format the data on the clipboard.

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Windows - General

Options that apply to all the different views of your file system that FileBoss provides including Sticky Selection modes and how bubble tips are displayed as the cursor is passed across entries in the List Window.

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Windows - Specific

Set object colors for windows used by the various views (Explore, File Set, Compare and Drop Target).
In addition you can specify what type of file icons should be displayed along side each entry.

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Date Formats

Offers complete control over how dates and times are displayed. No matter where you are from in the world you should be able to set a format that is familiar to you.

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Drop Targets

Controls the default type for new Drop Targets, the default folder and whether dropped files are copied using the Windows copy routines or FileBoss' advanced copy engine.

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Warnings & Hints

Turns various warnings, hints and help balloons on and off in groups

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Result Logs

Configures the result logs, how they are displayed on screen and how they are written to disk if a permanent record is desired.

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Installing Tools

Setup screen for installable tools.

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Installing Viewers

Setup screen for installable file viewers.

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Advanced and Advanced 2

A number of really advanced options only needed in highly unusual environments, by technical support, or for those who really want to fine tune the appearance of FileBoss

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