File Buddy
File Buddy
10.0.3

3.5

File Buddy free download for Mac

File Buddy

10.0.3
06 June 2014

File management utility.

Overview

File Buddy is the Swiss Army knife of Mac file utilities. First released in 1993, File Buddy features a wealth of functionality and powerful features that allow you to access that functionality quickly and easily. In addition to File Buddy's normal functionality it adds several commands to Finder's Services and contextual menus and allows the creation of droplet applications to automate tasks that would otherwise require you to open some window and configure the changes each time before applying them.File Buddy isn't just a powerful tool, it's a powerful tool designed to put that power at your fingertips as much as possible.

Copies of File Buddy 9 purchased on or after January 1, 2012 qualify for a free upgrade to File Buddy 10. Further information can be found on the upgrades page.

What's new in File Buddy

Version 10.0.3:
  • File Buddy would report a -1426 error (operation not supported) when attempting to some non-Mac volumes, such as thumb drives. This was the result of Mac OS X not implementing support for those volume formats for the function File Buddy uses to search volumes. File Buddy now uses a different mechanism to search those volumes.
  • The Group Info window was not expanding to the correct size in Mac OS X 10.9. Fixed.
  • File Buddy would treat Regexp searches as normal searches if the only special character in the search string was a backlash. Fixed.

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155 File Buddy Reviews

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Minimarc
31 January 2007

Most helpful

Final yes or not, this tool is a must-have! nice features to change file attributes, modify and organize files.
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Version 9.0b17
Eric•Woehler
04 April 2018
FileBuddy 11 alpha 1 available for those willing to test the software https://www.skytag.com/file_buddy/version11/ I have d/l and installed and about to try it out under High Sierra 13.3 - fingers crossed and terrific news that this wonderful app is heading for 2018 release
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Version 10.0.3
1 answer(s)
skytag-software
skytag-software
22 January 2019
FYI, alpha-3 is available on the website, if you want to try that out. Sorry I didn't make the 2018 release date.
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jehpo
24 January 2018
Yes ! The Skytag web site has a new interface, it is signed "David Harris • 2018" and File Buddy 11 is on the way !!!!
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Version 10.0.3
Jim-Leff
11 December 2017
Spoke to dev (Larry's son, who really believes in the app). He's absolutely determined to make it work. The problem is not APFS, it's doable. Problem is he's got to work in his spare time around a full time (non-Mac) programming job. Here's my workaround. Since it's working so slow, I don't do any more whole-disk searches. I restrain to a single folder (or a small group of folders). Easy to do; just toss the folder into the Find window, it'll auto-populate and self-select, and you can set up a bunch of oft-searched folders which will always appear at launch. This works. Keep the faith! (I've been using this app since the mid 90s).
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Version 10.0.3
Spudboy
04 December 2017
It's working again. Happy times.
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Version 10.0.3
1 answer(s)
Jim-Leff
Jim-Leff
11 December 2017
Do you mean you encountered the High Sierra problems, and they went away somehow? If so, can you please advise how you did it?
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Rajusto
14 November 2017
SkyTag's File Buddy along with Alsoft's DiskWarrior have been the most useful and important utilities I've ever used.
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Version 10.0.3
MableKimball
17 October 2017
I don't know what's the point but i'm getting the issue with high sierra all the time. How can I contact the support team?
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Version 10.0.3
3 answer(s)
Spudboy
Spudboy
21 October 2017
I do believe the problem is APFS. Me thinks this is the end of File Buddy.
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drebaboe
drebaboe
07 November 2017
I use FB 10.0.3 with HighSierra and SSD (APFS). It works fine without any problems. But I think it has slowed down a bit.
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Rajusto
Rajusto
14 November 2017
I don't have any problems other than it does seem to run a bit slower. I reached out to the developer and the response was that SkyTag is working on an updated version for High Sierra.
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SunWolf
20 February 2017
Although this utility has not been updated for almost 3 years, it works and works and works. It worked under every single OS release during these years and still works well with the most recent version of Sierra. Granted, the looks could be a bit better, the UI is not the most attractive or modern one, but apart from that I would not want to miss Fb. Great piece of software..
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Version 10.0.3
1 answer(s)
Spudboy
Spudboy
17 October 2017
I'm getting an error with High Sierra :(
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Jim-Leff
12 November 2016
Didn't imagine that this delightful, essential, reliable bit of software would need review help, but anything less than five stars is ridiculous. There are countless ways Apple has placated users not to look "under the hood", or to apply real power to working with and searching for files. If you want to get right to it, with none of the nonsense, and use your computer your way rather than the smooth, polished, out-of-the-box way (i.e. if you're any sort of Power User at all), you need this. Never been happier to have someone take two twenties out of my wallet.....
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Version 10.0.3
mikomeryl
27 March 2016
I had a problem with the serial number back in 2014 when I updated to version 10.0.3 but that is now fixed and works great on OS X 10.10.5. I heard back from the developer yesterday after he read my comment and he sent me a new serial number.
"There was a bug in the original serial number generation/validation algorithm. It caused certain serials to be generated that were invalid. Invalid serials are only rejected when a user upgrades to 10.0.3." Thank you, David!
So those of you who might have had the same problem, contact the developer for a replacement serial number. This app is terrific and I use it frequently.
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Version 10.0.3
MichaelHaeusler
29 September 2015
Used to work for a short time on Yosemite. Now in 10.10.5 it produces error message "CoreServicesUIAgent quit unexpectedly while using the File Buddy plug-in" during launch, then hangs during launch (or doesn't open the application window). Too bad. Was once a great software.
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Version 10.0.3
4 answer(s)
Flavum
Flavum
03 October 2015
I'm not experiencing this issue. It might be a bit hasty to give a one-star review for what could be an anomaly.
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mikomeryl
mikomeryl
26 March 2016
I agree with Michael that version 10.0.3 doesn't work, It has been a great app and version 10.0.2 still works on Yosemite (OS X 10.10.5) but when I installed the update from 10.0.2 to 10.0.3, it lost my registration and didn't recognize my serial number for version 10.

There is no information in the version history at http://www.skytag.com/filebuddy/en/10/history.html. None of the three possible reasons given on http://www.skytag.com/filebuddy/en/support/serials.html apply to this problem for the app thinking the serial number isn't valid since my serial number is valid for version 10.0.2 but it is lost for version 10.0.3. I tried writing to the developer and got no response. I had to reinstall version 10.0.2.
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mikomeryl
mikomeryl
27 March 2016
See my new review of this from May 27,2016. It works now!
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
31 August 2016
Uh, that's MARCH 27th, the day after your 1st review.
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3.5

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  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
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