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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.


Copy Directory Structures

FileBoss™ makes simple work of making a copy of a directory structure without including any of the files from the original folders. And there are two different ways to do it to better fit you needs.

The first way is to copy a directory structure just like you would a normal folder or file by specifying a target folder to copy it to.

The second way is to duplicate a directory structure in the same folder as the original is located. This will create a copy but with a different name.

Both of these quick and easy methods are shown below.

If you would like to duplicate the directory structure in the same folder as the original consider using the Duplicate Files and Folders tool. Using the Duplicate tool will also allow you to make as many copies as you like.

Quick Start: Copying a Folder Structure

Copying a directory structure is even easier than copying full folders or files. Simply select what to copy and tell FileBoss where to copy it to. 

Select the folder (or folders) at the start of the structure to copy

Select the folder in the Contents window. Below the S:\Shakespeare\Plays folder has been selected.

Select Actions > Copy Folders Trees... from the main menu

Select the destination folder for the new directory structure

In this example we have chosen S:\Work.

When the OK button is clicked the folder Plays and all of its subfolders will be duplicated under the folder S:\Shakespeare\Plays - new but none of the files it contains, if any, will be copied, i.e. the new folders will be empty.