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.
Many of FileBoss' features (e.g. copy, delete, touch, rename, drag and drop, etc.) operate on files and folders you have selected. And since FileBoss can manipulate thousands of files at a time, easy and varied methods of selection are extremely important.
FileBoss provides a number of different methods for selecting files and folders so that you can use the way that suits your needs best. It also expands on the common Windows conventions for selecting files (e.g. Sticky Selection Mode, Locked Selection and Persistent Selections) to make all of your file manipulation tasks faster and more accurate.
To deselect files or folder hold down the Shift key while clicking the appropriate menu item or toolbar icon.
Click on any item to select or deselect it. Hold down the left mouse button while dragging across multiple files to select contiguous files, hold down the Shift key while dragging the mouse to deselect contiguous files.
Two options affect how the mouse selects files:
Specifies that when an entry is clicked with the mouse other selected entries will not be automatically deselected. This allows you to quickly selected multiple entries and ranges of entries without worrying about loosing the selected status of previously selected items.
When Sticky Mode is not active, hold down the Ctrl key while clicking the mouse to make the selections additive just like in many other programs ..
When Sticky Mode is active, hold down the Ctrl key while clicking the mouse to temporarily cancel Sticky Mode.
Sticky Selections is on by default.
Prevents any changes to the selection status of files by clicking or clicking and dragging the mouse. Note that this only applies to actions of the mouse. You can still change selections with toolbar buttons, menu commands and keyboard.
You can select and deselect files and folders in the contents window using the Space Bar or the Arrow keys along with the Shift and Ctrl keys.
(Note: Selecting and deselecting files with the keyboard can be done even with the selection status locked. Locking only prevents the selection state from being changed with the mouse.)
Selecting by Description displays a dialog box where you can describe the files you want to either select or deselect.