File Sheriff

2.0.8 27 Oct 2010

Generate icon previews, rename MP3s, edit hidden file options.


Developer website: BKeeney Software Inc.

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.

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


Current Version (2.x)


Version Downloads
Utilities / File Management
27 Oct 2010
OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32