Filerr
Filerr 1.0.1
Your rating: Now say why...

0

Watches your Mac for file names not compatible with Windows.   Shareware ($6.95)
Add to my Watch List
Email me when discounted
Filerr watches for file names that are not compatible with Windows computers, Windows formatted USB drives or online cloud services like Dropbox and Jungle Disk.

Mac OSX allows file names with characters that are not supported by Windows computers, Windows formatted USB drives or cloud services such as Dropbox and Jungle Disk. These file names include:
  • File names containing the characters / : * ? " < > |
  • File names beginning with space " "


Creating files with incompatible file names is unfortunately very common on the Mac, for
What's New
Version 1.0.1: First public release
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



MacUpdate - Filerr



Filerr User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:

sort: smiles | time
burypromote

+26
Tachy0n commented on 05 Sep 2012
Looks like the sun has set on this one, which is a pity. I don't know why it wasn't successful.
The developer link is broken- the domain "www.filerr.com" is parked.
[Version 1.0.1]


burypromote

+2
Encguano commented on 01 Sep 2010
Correct me if I´m wrong, but Filerr doesn´t seem to work with any other volume than the boot volume... at least all external volumes and containing folders are greyed out in Filerr. Since I only use my external volumes with other OS I´ll wait till Filerr works with all volumes you throw at it.
[Version 1.0.1]

3 Replies

burypromote
Johansan replied on 02 Sep 2010
This is correct, Filerr will only work on your boot volume. The reason for this is that Mac OSX does not report file system events on drives other than the boot drive. Hopefully this will change in a future Mac OSX update.
burypromote

+2
Encguano replied on 02 Sep 2010
Maybe you could add a feature that makes a manual scan possible... so you could scan an external volume on demand. I don´t need "real-time renaming" anyway, I´d prefer a thorough "manual scan" before I connect my external drive to a PC.
burypromote
Johansan replied on 02 Sep 2010
Thanks for the feedback. I'll definitely look into adding this to Filerr 1.1.
There are currently no troubleshooting comments. If you are experiencing a problem with this app, please post a comment.

There are currently no ratings. Write a comment or review now.

Downloads:554
Version Downloads:553
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Shareware
Date:27 Aug 2010
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $6.95
Overall (Version 1.x):
Features:
Ease of Use:
Value:
Stability:
Displaying 1-2 of 2
-
-
-
Please login or create a new
MacUpdate Member account
to use this feature
Watch Lists are available to
MacUpdate Desktop Members
Upgrade Now
Install with MacUpdate Desktop.
Save time moving files & cleaning
up space wasting archives.
Filerr watches for file names that are not compatible with Windows computers, Windows formatted USB drives or online cloud services like Dropbox and Jungle Disk.

Mac OSX allows file names with characters that are not supported by Windows computers, Windows formatted USB drives or cloud services such as Dropbox and Jungle Disk. These file names include:
  • File names containing the characters / : * ? " < > |
  • File names beginning with space " "


Creating files with incompatible file names is unfortunately very common on the Mac, for example:
  • Dragging a Web page from Chrome, Firefox or Safari to the Finder (e.g. most WordPress blogs have the invalid character "|" in their title).
  • Copying files from a DMG archive you have downloaded from the Internet.
  • If you share folders with other Mac users.
  • If you run a Mac OSX file server.
  • If you label a file incorrectly yourself.


Filerr runs as a menu bar icon under Mac OSX that detects files names not compatible with Windows computers, Windows formatted USB drives or online cloud services like Dropbox and Jungle Disk.

You can choose what folders Filerr should watch, and if Filerr should ignore any folders. You can also choose if Filerr should automatically color tag incompatible file names so they are easier to find in the Finder.


- -