FileXaminer - aka FEX

Category: Utilities
Shared by: Alex
On: 2017-11-21 20:08:33
Updated by: that-ben
On: 2017-11-25 13:28:42
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What is FileXaminer - aka FEX?

Version 2.6.2 Release Notes

What is FileXaminer?

FileXaminer is an award winning "Get Info" application. FileXaminer allows you to modify file and folder attributes that the Finder cannot, such as type/creator info, UNIX permissions, and much more. FileXaminer is powerful and easy to use – making it the best "Get Info" application for Mac OS X.

FileXaminer eliminates the need to use Terminal, and makes changing attributes on files and folders a breeze.

Try FileXaminer, and let us know what you think. FileXaminer's feature list includes:

  • Works with Path Finder
    • FileXaminer Hot Keys can be used with Path Finder
    • FileXaminer can be used as a Get Info helper
  • Mac OS X Label Support
  • Image Buddy - Easily resize/convert graphic files.
  • Edit text file as root - Easily edit files as the root user - useful for configuration files.
  • Authenticate as an Administrator to perform all actions
  • Create and delete system Groups (without using NetInfo manager)
  • Change UNIX permissions
  • Delete files as administrator using FileXaminer Super Delete
  • Custom icon editing
  • External icon editor support
  • Change owner and group
  • Unique privilege presets make easy work of locking down your files and folders; no UNIX experience necessary
  • Change creation and modification dates
  • Change Macintosh type and creator codes
  • Lock and unlock files
  • Set user ID, set group ID bits on files
  • Set the sticky bit on folders
  • Work on multiple files at the same time using batch mode
    • Change type/creator
    • Permissions
    • User and group
    • Lock and unlock files
    • Modify custom icons
    • Change creation and modification dates
  • Type and creator favorites
  • Recursive owner, group, and permission settings
  • Services support
  • External hex editor support
  • Dock Menu support
    • Force empty trash
    • Copy paths of Finder selection to clipboard
    • Batch Get Info on Finder selection
    • Get Info on Finder selection
  • Finder Hot Key Support
    • Copy paths of selected files to clipboard (Command-Option-C)
    • Get Info on selection (Command-Option-I)
    • Batch Get Info on selection (Command-Option-B)
  • Unmatched Contextual Menu Support. FileXaminer adds the following commands to your Finder contextual menus :
    • Open in FileXaminer ( Perform Get Info on Finder Selection )
    • Open in Batch FileXaminer ( Perform Batch Get Info on Finder Selection )
    • Super Delete (delete any file or folder as Administrator)
    • Copy Path (copy path(s) of Finder selection to clipboard)


Download FileXaminer - aka FEX for Mac

fex262-dmg.sit (1.8 MiB / 1.89 MB)
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fex16-dmg.sit (2.45 MiB / 2.57 MB)
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fex10b1-dmg.sit (2.12 MiB / 2.22 MB)
0 / 2017-11-21 / ddfb5f33871885507507582e6fa80aa91511d101 /
fex-leopard-dmg.sit (1.74 MiB / 1.82 MB)
3 / 2017-11-21 / 5b3172b648863260ae1aff08cc36d4c3b5c2e65b /

Compatibility notes

Requires Mac OS X v10.2 or later.

Emulating this? It should run fine under: SheepShaver

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