Simply click "My Mac"" on the home screen, select your home folder on your Mac and click "Open".
You can relink this by clicking the context menu on the location on your home screen and clicking "Unlink".
To add other locations such as network drives, USB, other computers or your cloud storage, simply click "Add Location" from the home screen and follow the dialog steps.
For more specific help on getting connected see the following guides:
SMB 1, 2 & 3
FTP, FTPS & SFTP
OneDrive for Business
Having multiple Tabs open can speed up your productivity. Simply copy files from one tab to another.
Create a new Tab by clicking the "+" icon next to the first Tab and navigate to any of your storage locations.
You can even drag and drop files between your open Tabs.
Click the Recent icon which displays folders that you have recently interacted with.
Add your Favourite locations to the top of the Home Screen, speeding up your workflow. Drag Favourites to re-order them.
Open as many FileBrowser Pro windows as you like simply hold down "CMD" and press "n" for a new window.
Press and hold a file, then drag the file into either another windows or tab.
Click "Select" in the top right corner, now you are in multi-selection mode and can select many files and folders. Double click to select a range of files. Then drag one of the selected files into either a new window or tab. See the Multi-select section.
If you drag files to somewhere on the same location you will move the files.
If you drag files to another location the files will be copied.
Single column showing file details.
Grid of icons or image thumbnails.
Two or three columns showing file details.
Large preview, with menu off to the side.
In Grid and List view use pinch to zoom the thumbnails, this can also be done via the slider in the sort menu.
Sort by one of the options below in either ascending or descending order, you can also sort by folders first.
Simply right click a folder or file to access the file actions menu.
Preview the selected file and allow it to be launched by your editor application.
This displays a popup showing a summary of file & folder size and content categories.
This views files using an alternate viewer with annotation features. clicking the menu button in this mode allows you to print your document.
Open the file and treat it as containing only text.
Copy a file.
Move a file to selected folder.
Make a duplicate of the current file.
Rename the file or bulk rename multiple files.
Delete a file or folder.
Share your file to another app, including via social media such as Facebook, Twitter, or iMessage etc.
If you have shared a folder from GoogleDrive you can manage that list here.
Export a file to a folder of another app.
Export a Folder into Another App
Attach a file to an Email.
Create a Zip file of the selected folder.
Or in multi select mode, if you have several files selected, you can also create a zip file.
Convert an Image into a PDF file.
Add a music track to the now playing list.
Create a slideshow from the selected folder.
How to Create a Slideshow on Mac
Setup a Sync Task to copy files and folders to Filebrowser Pro.
Setup a Backup Task to copy files or folders from one destination to another.
Create a server path link for SMB or FTP servers.
Create file links that you can email or paste into a folder.
Add the current folder to the favourites section on the homepage.
Simply plug in your USB drive and follow the instructions below:
From FileBrowser Pro's Home screen click "Add Location"
Then click "USB Drive"
From here, click "Select Location" and select your USB device.
You can also rename it, at this point, click "Save" and thats it.
You can add multiple USB drives and FileBrowser Pro will remember them.
Easily export your files to your iCloud Drive or another apps shared folder using the steps below:
Click "Export" from the file menu icon and the macOS folder picker will appear.
Select a folder to export the file to that location.
Click and hold a file or a folder to enter multi select mode or click the "Select" button on the top toolbar.
Then select additional files and or folders by holding down "CMD" and left clicking each item.You can also select groups of files by clicking the first file then hold down "Shift" and left click the last file, all files in between become selected.
Then click "Copy" or click the toolbar to access more options such as Rename, Share, Create Zip and Email attachments.
Renaming hundreds of files at once on your Mac, Computer or in the Cloud has never been easier.
Let's show you how to rename multiple files on your Mac using Filebrowser Pro's Bulk rename tools.
You can add text to the beginning or the end of all the files you selected. For example "Presentation_Filename.pdf" or "Filename_Presentation.pdf".
Find and replace words within your file names. For example you could bulk rename all ".jpeg" files to ".jpg" files or replace "_DCS" as the prefix for all your files and change it to "IMG_".
This method would preserve existing image numbers in the filename.
Add an Index, a Counter or a Date before or after your existing filenames by leaving the Custom Format box empty. For example:
If you use the Custom Format box, existing file names will be replaced with the text. For example if you want to rename all your photos that were previously something like this:
You can rename them all to be "Holiday_(date).JPG", replacing any names they previously had.
Sync files and entire folders from your computers, servers or the cloud directly to FileBrowser Pro on your Mac.
To choose which files or folders you want to Sync follow these steps:
Backup content to your computer, network drive or cloud storage.
Backup any folder to any other folder in any location.
Follow these steps:
Navigate to the location or folder you want to search, then click the "Search" icon on the top toolbar.
Type in the box at the top of the screen.
Press "Enter" on the keyboard and you will be asked if you want to search this folder only or all sub folders.
Easily Import files from finder to remote locations such as GoogleDrive or a Windows PC.
In the folder you want to Import the file into, click "Import" from the toolbar menu icon and finder will appear.
Select the file you wish to Import and it will be copied to the current folder.
Bookmarks are a great feature of FileBrowser Pro. You can use them in two ways: Folder Bookmarks & Document Bookmarks.
If you have folders on your computer that you use all the time such as My Documents, Photo Library or Movies, create a bookmark to them. These will become your shortcuts and save you time navigating through folders to get to where you want.
Click the Bookmark icon and click the + icon.
You can give it a more memorable name then click add.
Click the Bookmark icon and your existing Bookmarks are listed.
Just select one and FileBrowser Pro will connect and browse to the Bookmarked folder.
If you are reading a long PDF, whether it's a book or a presentation or a legal document, add a bookmark. When you click that bookmark, FileBrowser Pro will remember the location in the file and open it where you left off.
From this page you can add a Bookmark:
Click the Bookmark icon in the toolbar
Then click '+', for rapid navigation to this file next time.
Annotate your PDFs to make comments, highlight text and use the drawing tools. Once you have finished annotating your document or image FileBrowser will save the new file and keep the original as a backup.
View your comics collection stored in CBR or CBZ files. View images within any ZIP or RAR file.
Simply click the comic file and FileBrowser Pro will open it in the comic viewer.
Just use the left and right arrow keys to turn the pages.
Tap "Done" to exit the comic viewer.
Create slideshows and save them for later use. Access them from FileBrowser Pro's home screen of the app, simply select "Slideshows".
To create a Slideshow do the following either:
This will create a slideshow of all the images inside that folder and its subfolders.
This will create a new Slideshow with only the images you have selected.
To change the delay, transitions and order in the Image Viewer click the Actions Menu and select "Slideshow Settings".
Display your image properties (EXIF data) such as dimensions, color mode, latitude, camera model etc.
Annotate your images with markers or text tools, then you can save it as a new file.
Change delays and transitions.
How to Change Slideshow Settings on Mac
Share your file via mail, AirDrop, or iMessage etc.
Attach document or image to an Email.
Refresh the current view.
You can access the photos in the Mac Photo app. Click the "Photo Library" location.
Select multiple images in the image view by clicking the Tick icon in the toolbar. Selecting them turns the tick green like the screenshot. When you have finished cick "Done" you will be returned to the folder view in select mode where you can choose to copy, move, delete, or share those images.
When in the image viewer, use pinch to Zoom. A double click will set the zoom level back to its original size.
Update or create new XMP sidecar files for images and rapidly update rejection and star rate your photos.
Select an image to enter full screen mode, then click the 'i' information icon in the top toolbar.
You can star rate or reject your photos using the icons in the top of the information panel.
You can also check all your EXIF data to your photographs such as Exposure time, shutter speed etc.
Simply click the Movie file you want to play and it will auto start, click in the center of the screen to pause the video. Once paused you can click anywhere on the screen to bring up the additional controls.
If your movies have embedded subtitles, simply select the ones you want to display.
If your movies have embedded audio languages, simply select one from the list.
FileBrowser can play all video formats supported by Apple, including the following:
FileBrowser can play most music file types including FLAC. Featuring several play modes including:
Play selected track and the remaining ones in the folder.
Selecting a track from a folder queues and plays it once.
Play selected track and all others in the folder continuously.
Play selected track and others in the folder randomly.
You can play queue tracks to play by pressing the context menu on a track and select "Queue Audio". This will place it in the now playing queue.
Re-order queued tracks, Simply click "Edit", then drag the tracks into the order you want and click "Done".
Learn more about our iTunes Alternative for macOS
If you already have one of our FileBrower apps on your iPad or iPhone, simply export your confuration file to setup FileBrowser Pro. This includes all your preferences and connection details. The passwords used to access remote locations are not included in the configuration file and will need to be reentered after importing into FileBrowser Pro.