File Sheriff
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Generate icon previews, rename MP3s, edit hidden file options.   Shareware ($14.95)
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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
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
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4 or later



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Zo219 commented on 22 Apr 2012
Still available for download on CNET download.com
[Version 2.0.8]


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Runningbear commented on 01 Jul 2011
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?
[Version 2.0.8]


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Bigboysdad reviewed on 18 Apr 2011
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.
[Version 2.0.8]


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Bigboysdad reviewed on 26 Mar 2011
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.
[Version 2.0.8]


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Monty commented on 01 Nov 2009
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.
[Version 2.0.2.50]


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Monty reviewed on 27 Oct 2009
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.
[Version 2.0]

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Jglsalts replied on 01 Nov 2009
You can also batch change dates and other information from inside iPhoto.
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FLASH1296 commented on 26 Sep 2008
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.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Mike Abdullah reviewed on 22 Oct 2006
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.
[Version 1.0]


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Tachy0n had trouble on 03 Nov 2011
You can download the demo from https://www.bkeeney.com/products/downloads/macintoshdownloads/29-file-sheriff-for-mac-os-x/download
[Version 2.0.8]


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Version Downloads:1,678
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Shareware
Date:27 Oct 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $14.95
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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 renamer allows users to configure their own file name based on the music file metadata. Choose from dozens of preconfigured templates or create your own
  • The custom icon creator allows you to select files via drag-and-drop
  • License codes can be purchased within the application


Managing files with the Finder in OS X can only take you so far. File Sheriff allows you to easily generate icon previews, rename your MP3 files based on their ID3 tags, batch-apply file attributes, edit hidden file options, and more!

Long past are the days of having to fiddle with type and creators in Mac OS 9 to get files to launch in the correct application. Today, we're dealing with a mixture of file extensions and the Finder has that handled pretty well! However, it's still lacking the ability to give you full control over some of the advanced features files offer. With File Sheriff, set the bundle bit, custom icon setting, visibility, and more of any file or folder!

So many of us have thousands of MP3s cluttering our hard drives, and rely on iTunes to save us when we need to find one in a flash. However, sometimes filenames for MP3s are either garbled or simply incorrect! File Sheriff can automatically rename your MP3s based on their ID3 tags (what shows in iTunes), so you won't make any mistake which song is which.

One of the most powerful features File Sheriff offers is its Batch module. Batch operations allow you to choose a folder and apply a set of attributes to all files and/or folders within it. For example, you may wish to hide the entire contents of a folder, or change all of the creation dates. However, it also includes a Find and Replace feature which finds files or folders with specific attributes and allows you to change them. For example, find all files with a Red label and change it to Green while leaving all others intact.

Lastly, File Sheriff also offers an Icon Creator. This allows you to specify a folder of pictures, movies, text files, or other compatible media and have icons automatically created for them. The Finder in OS X offers an Icon Previews option, but it's slow and recreates the previews each time you open the folder. With our Icon Creator, run it once and never worry about it again.


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