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FileXaminer for Mac

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Very good
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  • Date Added:
    Aug. 05, 2012
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    Free to try; $10.00 to buy
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Editors' Review


Inspired by OS X's Get Info option, FileXaminer for Mac comes with powerful features such as editing the permissions table, changing ownership, and converting images. It's a premium app that also offers batch operations like editing the attributes of several files at the same time. Another handy option is the ability to edit text documents as the root user, which is particularly useful for tweaking system files.

When launched, FileXaminer for Mac lets you enable keyboard shortcuts that trigger its functions. Unlike most apps, this product has no main window; file inspection is performed either through the app's Info menu or via the keyboard shortcuts. The information panel is broken down into several categories, the default of which can be chosen in the app's preferences. Some notable features include changing the name, tags, created and modified dates; adjusting file permissions, flagging a file as locked or invisible, and generating custom icons. Images can also be converted to other formats while text documents can be edited with root permissions.

Frustrated with the limited number of options available in OS X's Get Info panel? FileXaminer for Mac can offer you more. While still less capable than a command line, this premium product allows for deeper attribute customization, including some UNIX attributes. But if you've never opened a Get Info panel in your life, this app will be of little use to you.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of FileXaminer for Mac 2.8.1.

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4 stars

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

October 29, 2010  |  By David Kerwood

2010-10-29 21:13:41  |  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

2010-05-25 03:55:55  |  By Kevin212--2008

 |  Version: FileXaminer 2.7


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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

Publisher Gideon Softworks
Publisher web site
Release Date August 05, 2012
Date Added August 05, 2012
Version 2.8.1
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Tweaks Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.2MB
File Name
Total Downloads 1,845
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $10

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