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File Buddy 8.1.7

5 Star Pick
License:Shareware OS:Mac OS X 10.3+
Rating: Rated 5 Glowing Stars. Submitted:24 Aug 2005
File Size:1.53 MB

File Buddy is a powerful and popular high-level file utility available for working with files and folders on your Macintosh. First released more than 11 years ago, it has been continually enhanced, improved, and supported since that time.

What can you do with it?

  • View and edit a wide range of file and folder information in the info window.
  • See how many files and folders are in a folder or on entire volumes.
  • Create droplet applications which can automatically change file system attributes to items dropped on them, including the contents of folders.
  • Use file Viewers to quickly view the content of multiple files.
  • Rename files based on patterns, sequences and dates. Create droplets to automate any renaming process.
  • Create droplets to scan for duplicate files.
  • Find files and folders using an extensive set of search criteria. Conveniently perform a wide variety of actions on found items.
  • Use File Buddy 8's new Administrator mode to work with files and folders to which you would not normally have access.
  • Use contextual menus to accomplish many tasks in a single step.
  • Create custom icons: from PICTs on the clipboard; from the contents of graphics files and, PDF files; from other icons; for folders using a variety of templates; with blank icons; using only small icons. View complete icon families with the icon family viewer.
  • Create aliases. Find and repair broken aliases.
  • Find empty files and folders, orphaned files, duplicate files, broken aliases, and unused preference files.
  • Move, delete, and copy files. Even copy invisible files and use options to skip copying files or copy them with modified names when an item already exists with that name.
  • Delete data and resource forks from files.
  • Erase files, entire folders, and unused disk space to avoid unauthorized recovery of deleted files.
  • Create snapshots to track the changes on a disk, such as files installed by an installer. Use snapshots to uninstall applications.

This download is the free trial version of File Buddy. The full version can be purchased directly from the author. See program documentation for details.