The BEST File Manager for Windows

Works with and greatly enhances:

Windows 11, 10

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!)

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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.


Install / Uninstall

Installing FileBoss

By design FileBoss has a minimally intrusive install which doesn't copy anything into system folders and only installs one executable file, fileboss.exe, into an installation folder of your choice. The help files and several other, small support files are also put into that folder.

Non-intrusive install leaves your system clean

FileBoss does not install DLLs nor any other files to any system folder.
The only folders the setup program writes to is the folder you designate (the usual default is Program Files\FileBoss), the Windows designated application data folder, and to a data folder (the usual default is My Documents\FileBoss Data).
And even then the number of files is minimal and the only executable is FileBoss.exe and a small uninstall stub in the same folder.
No DLLs, ActiveX controls or any other executing code is put on your computer except for small uninstall routines.

Few registry entries

All registry entries created by the Setup Program are stored under one key and will be deleted if you run FileBoss' uninstall program and if FileBoss hasn't created any other files in the folders later.

Signed files

FileBoss's executable and setup files are digitally signed insuring that you get the original files and that you know who wrote them.

Uninstalling FileBoss

To uninstall FileBoss:

  1. Open the Windows Control Panel
  2. Choose Uninstall a Program
  3. From the file list find FileBoss and double-click it with the left mouse button (or scroll down to the FileBoss entry and hit the 'Enter' key).
  4. Click 'Yes' when prompted to confirm the uninstallation:

    Click 'Yes' when prompted
  5. That is it: you are done.

Email Support

Sales for questions regarding payment, volume licenses or how to buy FileBoss.


General (all other questions):


Traditional Mail

The Utility Factory

1916 Pike Place

Suite 12888

Seattle, WA 98101



Phone: +1 425 296-6838

Fax:    +1 815 572-9753

Question? Comments? Problems?

If you have any problems or questions please let the boss know .