File Buddy is the Swiss Army knife of utilities Mac files. Launched first in 1993, File Buddy has a lot of features and powerful features that allow you to access the functionality quickly and easily. In addition to the normal functionality of File Buddy adds several commands to Finder’s Services and contextual menus and allows the creation of applications droplet to automate tasks that would otherwise require you to open a window and configure each time changes before applying them. File Buddy is not only a powerful tool, it is a powerful tool designed to put that power to your fingertips as much as possible.
File Buddy is best thought of as a collection of tools to manage large numbers of files and folders that are on your hard drive. A complete list of what File Buddy can do is too extensive to list it in full, but below lists many of the things you can do with it quickly and easily.
View and edit a wide range of information from files and folders in the information window. Create droplets to automate common changes.
See how many files and folders are in a folder or entire volumes.
Use file viewers to view the contents of large quantities of files quickly and easily.
Easily modify the file and folder attributes of one item or a thousand.
Find duplicate files and duplicate folders.
Free hundreds of megabytes of disk space by eliminating language resources for languages that do not use.
Find empty files and folders, orphaned files, duplicate files, broken aliases , and unused preference files.
Delete files, entire folders , and unused disk space to avoid unauthorized recovery of deleted files.
Delete data and files sources. Delete the custom icons and custom icon files folders.
.DS_Store folders clean files and other items by name.
Recreate the database service launch Mac OS X.
General File Management
Rename files based on patterns, sequences and dates. Create droplets to automate any renaming process.
Find files and folders using an extensive set of search criteria including owner, group , and names matching regular expressions. Conveniently perform a variety of actions in the search results.
Use File Manager Buddy to work with files and folders that normally would not have access mode.
Create custom icons using images to the clipboard, the contents of graphics files and PDF files, .icns files , and existing Finder icons. See entire families icons with the icon family viewer. Export icons to .icns files.
Create aliases and symbolic links. Find and repair broken aliases.
Find, copy, move and delete invisible files.
Quickly view listings of common folders.
Move, delete and copy files. Copy invisible files. Copy with options not available in the Finder.
Create snapshots to track changes in a folder or disk as files installed by an installer. Use the results of snapshot comparisons to uninstall applications.
Easy to use
Create droplets to automate many common tasks.
Use File Buddy contextual menus to perform many tasks in one step.
Use the add – configurable File Buddy contextual menu to simplify performing actions on selections in the Finder.
Save the settings window to eliminate the need to manually configure windows for operations carried out on a regular basis.