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!)
Major new tools, significant upgrades to current components and faster folder listings.
See the V4 preview here.
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.
In the above example FileBoss will find all htm and html files in the Hamlet and Macbeth folders on drive S for for sooth.
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. You can also, in the Patterns field, specify only certain files to search file such as *.doc ; *.jpg ; *.jpeg ; *.html ; *.htm.
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.
finds files with the exact text (except for white space) you specify, with optional case matching. All white space is treated the same and multiple white space characters are treated as one.
Normal Searching allows the use of the question mark (?) and asterisk (*) to match one and one or more characters respectively. All white space is treated the same and multiple white space characters are treated as one.
RegEx mode uses a basic set of Unix style regular expressions.
FileBoss will search for text correctly in DLLs, EXE and other binary file types as well as in text and document files.
Such as C:\ | \\Corp-backup\C\Accounting
C:\ | -Windows | -Program Files would exclude the folders Windows and Program Files and all their subfolders
*.doc | *.rtf would check only files with names ending in doc or rtf.
-*.bak | -*.tmp | -~* search for all files except those that have the extension bak, tmp or that start with the tilde character.
The results of the search are put into a File Set so that the found files can be manipulated individually, in groups or all together (copy, rename, delete, move and more).
So the search can be used over and over again.