The BEST File Manager for Windows

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.


Locating System Folders

Need to know the actual location of the My Document folder? Or of the System directory? Or where your cookies are stored?


Simple, select Tools > Special Folders... from the main menu to display the Special Folders dialog.


Special Folders List
Tools > Special Folders...
Sample list of special folders


Displays Windows' special folders

along with their current path, if any.

Open a folder in a New Explore Tab

either by highlighting it and clicking Display Folder button or double-clicking the entry itself.

My Documents & Program Files are among the common

folders that have special paths

Which special folders are availability on any system depends on

the version of Windows, how it has been installed and user's preferences.

FileBoss' Help File contains more Information for each folder

including intended use, typical paths, and their CSIDL_xxxx constants for programmers. Simply press the Help button on the dialog