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FileXaminer for Mac

Average User Rating:
out of 3 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Mar. 21, 2004
  • Price:
    Purchase; $10.00 to buy
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4 stars

"Does what it is supposed to do. No surprises."

October 29, 2010  |  By David Kerwood

 |  Version: FileXaminer 2.7.1


I needed a way to quickly access and identify invisible and system level files, and open the containing folders in the finder. FileExaminer does that readily.


Not for beginners - less intuitive if you don't understand how the Mac OS file structure is supposed to work. For the user with at least some knowledge, you can do some real damage if you don't know what you are doing.


For me it was well worth the $10 fee. It answered a need, quickly and without fuss.

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5 stars

"Great Product"

May 25, 2010  |  By Kevin212--2008

 |  Version: FileXaminer 2.7


This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
No need to go to the terminal to fix permissions problems on shared folders. This utility has saved the day numerous times. I'm a graphic designer with some Mac admin responsibilities. My IT guys are always impressed when I pull out this tool -- how well it works, and how easy it is to use.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0
  • Contains field now gives a hidden count for folders.
  • Added revert to permissions area
  • FileXaminer dynamically updates folder size information as items are added/removed in the finder.
  • Image buddy - FileXaminer tool used to easily convert and resize images.
  • Get Info panel now allows you to resize/convert image files.
  • Open text file as Root allows you to edit text files as the root user - useful for editing server configuration files.
  • FileXaminer User Interface has been streamlined.
  • Mac OS X Label Support
  • You can now drag files to the creator/type and creator or type and the respective field is set.
  • Simplified privilege area.
  • BUG FIX : If you change the user to something that requires you to authenticate yourself and you are unable to do so, Owner popup does not reflect the fact that the user has not changed.
  • BUG FIX : Set to original only works as long as the user has not moved the cursor focus outside of the text field. Once the focus has changed, FileXaminer no longer remembers the original time value.
  • BUG FIX : Preview view now shows a question mark if it can't render an image
  • BUG FIX : Selecting preset separators no longer causes permission grid to zero out
  • BUG FIX : Fixed bug with alias viewing area being clipped.
  • BUG FIX : Fixed Super Delete bug where files with the uappnd and sappnd flags would not delete.
  • BUG FIX : Preview area no longer shown for Alias/Links
  • BUG FIX : When renaming a file FileXaminer now asks for confirmation before overwriting an existing file.
Publisher Gideon Softworks
Publisher web site http://www.gideonsoftworks.com
Release Date March 21, 2004
Date Added March 21, 2004
Version 2.0
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Tweaks Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.2/10.3
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
Download Information
File Size 1.2MB
File Name fex-2.8.1.zip
Total Downloads 1,765
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $10

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