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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.


Inline Editing
Mac / iOS/nix Filenames


Screen shot of inline editing with Mac CharactersPlease note that this docmentation applies to FileBoss V4 which will be released in September/October 2021

iOS/nix filenames can even be edited inline (press F2 when the name is highlighted) just as any other name can be edited.

When FileBoss presents the name for editing it will replace the Mac specific characters with their meta-codes e.g. the backslash will be displayed as <\>. You can replace, enter, delete or move these meta-codes just like any other character. When you are finished editing FileBoss will translate the meta-codes into the appropriate characters.

Meta Codes for iOS/nix Specific Characters

Valid Meta-Chars for Apple Filenames are:




Description (used by Windows for)




Used by Windows to separate path elements




Reserved, can be used in some places as a backslash




Wild-card to match any string in searches

Question Mark



Wild-card to match any single character in searches

L. Chevron



Used internally and by DOS subsystem

R. Chevron



Used internally and by DOS subsystem

Dbl. Quote



Used to enclose parameters that contain spaces




Used internally and by DOS subsystem

Trailing period



In Windows, filenames can not end with a period

Illegal spaces



In Windows, filenames can not begin or end with a space