The BEST File Manager for Windows
Works with and greatly enhances:
Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP
Servers 2003 and later
Starting at just $50 for home use and $69 for a business license (and a business two-pack for just $99!)
Major new tools, significant upgrades to current components and faster folder listings.
See the V4 preview here.
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.
Not only can you delete one file or folder, or selected files and folders,s but combined with FileBoss's Find routines you can easily delete files and folders meeting specified criteria, such as:
To perform any action similar to the above simply do a Find for the desired files and then delete them (see the Related box to the left).
FileBoss's Intelligent Delete deletes all files (or the files that match the optional file patterns) in a folder and all subfolders.
If it finds files that can't be deleted it still continues to delete all the rest (unlike Windows Explorer and other file managers that give up whenever there is a problem.)
For example it might be used to remove backup or intermediate files that aren't needed any more.
You can easily specify multiple patterns by separating them with semi-colons or the bar character, e.g.
*.bak; *.tmp; ~*.*.
In addition - and as an option - FileBoss can remove any folders that are empty after the cleaning process has completed.
Warning: Do not use the Del key or the buttons and to delete just one entry when other entries are selected. These buttons and keys act on all selected entries, not just on the current entry.
(Click here to find out more about FileBoss's advanced selection methods.)
There are two really handy Drop Targets to help you Delete and Recycle files and folders. It is simply a matter of displaying the Drop Target List Box and then dragging the files and folders you want to delete over to the List Box and dropping them on the appropriate zone.
Hint: The Drop Target List Box, if active, will be reactivated when FileBoss is started. To change this behavior use the Startup Options page.