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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.


Managing External Tools

To Add, Change, Edit or Remove External Tools

Open the External Tools Setup Panel by:

  • Select Options > Program Options... from the main menu
    or click the Options button:
  • In the Options dialog select the Tools Panel.
    select Tools > External > Setup from the main menu to display the options page directly

If the program field is empty and the Arguments field contains "<PathAndFilename>" FileBoss will attempt to open the file using the default program for that type of files. This can be useful for standard file types such as MP3 and TXT files.


Note that you can set whether or not the command for the each tool will appear on the Main Menu and / or the popup menu that appears when an item in the contents window is right-clicked.

In addition you can specify filename patterns for the files for which the tool will be available. This is really hand to keep the menus from displaying useless tools


The tools will be then be displayed on the main menu and right-click menus when a file they apply to is highlighted.


Main Menu


Right-Click Menu