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.
For and introduction to what constitutes a long filename and why they should be avoided see: Long Filenames - How long is too long on our blog.
In the above example FileBoss will find all files C drive and on a network beginning with the folder \\CorpNet\c\Backup\Design except for any folder named Windows and all of its subfolders. The search will be for filenames with a total length of 255 characters or longer.
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.
Hint: If you are looking at folders that contain lots of files you can and you know the extension or possible extensions of the file(s) you are looking for you can use a File Filter to only display those files.
Or you can even used Advanced Filtering to only show files with Modified times in the range you want.
(If the filename lengths are not already displayed in the Contents Window)
Hint: You can change the order of the columns by clicking a header with the left mouse button and, while holding the mouse button down, dragging the column to its new location.
Click here for more about FileBoss's powerful renaming facilities.