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File Matey is a user friendly file utility for the ordinary mac user. It's advanced but at the same time very simple. File Matey allows the user to fully control his files.

File Matey gives you change attributes like:

  • Locked
  • Hidden extension
  • Visibility
  • Name locked
  • Custom Icon
  • Bundle bit
  • Alias
  • Has been inited
  • Stationary
  • Creation/modified date
  • File/creator type
  • Name
  • Change iconsPermissions
  • Change owner permissions
  • Do it in Admin mode

What's New

Version 1.1.2:
  • Fix: Authorization improvement
  • Fix: Preferences Default bug


Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

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Ronl Member IconComment+926

Anyway to include this in Services so I can access it via the contextual menu?

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Version 1.1.2
F451 Member IconReview+393

There is simply no equal to File Buddy. Sad that its development has ceased. First, it was PrarieSoft's DiskTop, and now File Buddy.

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Version 1.1.2

DiskTop! Wow, what a blast from the past. You are showing your age. Remember Symantec Utilities for Macintosh (SUM) as well?



Not only do I remember SUM (and viruses for the Mac that actually took down my Mac at the time) but I have my original Apple Switcher diskette AND eWorld diskette (plus, many more)!

Laurence Harris

File Buddy is alive and well as evidenced by the recent release of version 10 for Mac OS X 10.6 and later.

Rubaiyat Member IconComment+567

Trying it now, but immediate observation:

Cryptic DL names are a bad idea. Spell out the full name and version for easy tracking.

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Version 1.1.2
FLASH1296 Member IconReview+297

Very nice. The polar opposite of "File Buddy 9."
GUI and feature set use simplicity as a model, as it should, since beginners need that.

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 7,180
Version Downloads 5,252
License Shareware
Date 01 Oct 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $5.00
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