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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.


Find Files by Name

To Find Files by Name

Menu item for Find Files by Size Start the Find > Files routine

  • Select Find > Files by Name... or (Alt+I,F) from the main menu to open the dialog where you can specify exactly which files you want to find.
  • If one or more folders are selected in the contents (right-hand) window those folders will be automatically entered into the Paths field of the find dialog.
  • If no folders are selected in the contents window then the current folder will be entered into the Paths field.
  • Of course you can change the paths at any time.
  • FileBoss remembers what has been searched in the past even when it has been closed and then started again so you can always select a previous entry using the drop down list.

Specify what you want to find

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Find files by pattern matching

  • Select the drives or paths you want to check. Multiple paths are separated with the semi-colon (;), comma (,) or bar character (|). You can even specify folders to exclude by preceding the name with a minus sign. For complete details right-click over either the Paths  or the Patterns field.
  • Enter one or more file patterns (or full filenames) you want to find. Multiple names and pattersn are separated with the semi-colon (;), comma (,) or bar character (|) (Hint: to quickly enter a bar character with a space on either side use Ctrl+space).
  • Click OK to search and create a Virtual Folder of all matching files


In the above example FileBoss will find all files in and below the folder S:\Shakespeare\Plays that match the patterns full.* ; index.* ; *.jpg ; *.jpeg

Hint: You can limit your search (and thus speed it up and make its results more meaningful) by specifying one or more folders to search instead of just a whole drive and, in the above example, folders to be excluded.

  • Click OK to search and create a Virtual Folder of all matching files


More about entering multiple paths and patterns


Both the paths and file patterns fields can accept either simple entries, e.g.

C\Data\My Data and *.bmp or very complex strings that specify not only what to include but also what to exclude from a, most typically, search.

For instance both can specify multiple objects such as

C\Data\My Data ; D:\Backup\MyData


*.bmp ; *.gif ; *.png ; *.jpeg ; *.jpg 

For a complete description of these fields either right-click the mouse over the fields for context help from within FileBoss or see Advanced Paths & Patterns.