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File Sheriff is a file utility with powers far beyond Finder's:
  • A new, easier-to-use interface making it easier to get things done
  • Files can be selected and edited by dragging and dropping items onto the application and dock icons
  • File Creator and Type codes can be modified more quickly than previous versions
  • New search function allows you to search and perform actions on multiple file metadata. They can be saved and quickly retrieved and are stored in an external format to share between users
  • The music renamer allows users to select files via drag-and-drop
  • The music more...

What's New

Version 2.0.8:
  • Bug Fix: Permission Actions now work
  • Enhancement: Added URLS to training videos in the help file
  • Enhancement: Added shortcut to the What's New Page in the Help menu


OS X 10.4 or later

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Zo219 Member IconComment+506

Still available for download on CNET download.com

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Version 2.0.8
Tachy0n Member IconComment+34

You can download the demo from https://www.bkeeney.com/products/downloads/macintoshdownloads/29-file-sheriff-for-mac-os-x/download

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Version 2.0.8
Runningbear Member IconComment+0

I too have watched in vain for something that might replace the venerable File Buddy. I've SETTLED on a "file searcher" that will "do" and I've found some date changers, dup finders, etc that are "ok." But I need something that provides a complete range of file and attribute tweeks, and File Sheriff and File Multi Tool 5 are the only options I'm seeing. Does anyone have a preference over these two?

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Version 2.0.8
Bigboysdad Member IconReview+492

Have now purchased File Sheriff after a limited trial. In summary, I was just a teeny bit disappointed as it is nowhere near being a File Buddy replacement (you need to use File Sheriff in conjunction with other apps such as Find Any File, Xslimmer, etc to even begin to get that overall File Buddy effectiveness) though to be fair the developers have never tried to claim parity and seem happy just to have this software focused on the changing of file attributes. In that regard, it works as advertised and is a stable program.

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Version 2.0.8
Bigboysdad Member IconReview+492

Er, can't download from Macupdate and the developer's site isn't operational. Am I missing something? I'm looking to try a number of apps to replace File Buddy (RIP) and this was one of them.

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Version 2.0.8
Monty Member IconComment+109

Yes you can change it in iPhoto bit only after the import--meaning all the dates are wrong initially and subsequent "filing" by iPhoto. It is much easier to do it before the import asnd results in a much cleaner import into iPhoto.

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Monty Member IconReview+109

My wife's digital camera died and when she shot new pictures it put the creation and modified dates as 2038. I tried several utilities to batch change the dates. Many did not work or did it only one at a time. I tried File Buddy 9 and since I was new to the program, I did not find the trick to batch change ALL the dates. I could do it to the folder or one item, but not all of them. So I tried File Sheriff 2 and in 15 minutes had it figured out and changed the date on over 100 pictures! So I like the ease--especially for a novice.

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Version 2.0

You can also batch change dates and other information from inside iPhoto.

FLASH1296 Member IconComment+297

Not a bad appl' as it does what it is supposed to do.
The price is reasonable.

However, if you need this capability, you should buy FILE BUDDY, as that amazing application does what File Sheriff does and SO MUCH MORE.

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Version 1.2.1
Mike Abdullah Member IconReview+1
Mike Abdullah

Reasonable enough idea for a program I guess, but lacking in polish:

* The "Comments" box keeps the arrow-style cursor when you hover over it.
* The date pickers do not use my local, British layout. Every other date on my system is displayed correctly - why not this one?
* You can't view a file by dragging it to File Sleuth's dock icon. You can drag a file onto the main window, but visual feedback is ever given that this is going to work.

Oh, and with the MP3 rename facility, it feels rather like this feature has been chucked in to add value to the program. It would be better in a separate app.

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 14,535
Version Downloads 1,717
License Shareware
Date 27 Oct 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $14.95
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