OutFiler file browser

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Now it's free.

The OutFiler is a simple but powerful file browser inside 3dsmax that completely replaces standard save/load/save selected/merge/import/export dialogs. I believe folder tree much more comfortable and transparent.

The OutFilers provides the ability to quickly find the necessary folders, save the history of movements along them with back/next buttons and recent list and the favorite paths for quick access to working scenes.

It can save and load scenes and objects and many other features. You can even merge objects by layers. And script works with other supported formats such as FBH, OBJ and others.
You can also assign hotkeys for quick copy and paste objects to another 3dsmax scene or another 3dsmax window.


  • save and load scenes
  • save and load objects
  • merge objects by layer
  • copy and paste paths
  • favorite paths
  • recent paths and files
  • assign operations to hotkeys

OutFiler performs operations in the background. You don't need to wait for the interface update.

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Versions History:
version 2.2.1
-Fixed drives list update
version 2.2
-Added drag&drop to/from windows explorer and other apps
-Added Open in new 3dsmax window
version 2.1
-Added sorting by name and date (context menu)
-Added formats support (3ds, abc, ai, dwg, dxf, obj, skp)
-Added scripts support (ms, mse, mcr)
-Added find opened scene (context menu)
-Added recent paths
-Added forward/backward navigation buttons
-Added search files and objects by name (just type characters)
-Smart folder preview
version 2.0
-Renamed from DropBox to OutFiler
-Added folder tree
-Added folders preview
-Added window floating and dockable mode
-Added scene save and incremental save
-Improved interface customization
-Improved speed
-Implemented background updating for file list and folder tree
version 1.6.2
-Added option Collapse geometry when save
version 1.6.1
-Added small preview icons
version 1.6
-Added isolation while saving
-Added saving objects to separated files
version 1.5.5
-Adapted for 3dsmax 2020
version 1.5.4
-Added drag&drop
-Added merge options
version 1.5.3
-Fixed illegal characters when file saving
version 1.5.2
-Added merge by layer
-Added merge as XRef
-Added uninstall
-Added files changing monitoring
-Added settings
version 1.5.1
-Added hotkeys
-Added choosing max version while saving
version 1.5
-New UI
-Added UI properties saving
-Added folder list
-Added preview
version 1.0
-First release


Assign Hotkeys


Save scene

Save objects

Merge files

Objects and layers in files

Thumbnails display problem fix:


Download URLs:
gumroad: https://gumroad.com/l/rMayt


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andrfil's picture

Thank you very much for your

Thank you very much for your feedback!
I'm sorry, I don’t quite understand what links you talking about and how they should be created. Can you give me an example?

tahir1983's picture

Thaks for answer! this addon

Thaks for answer! this addon very remarkable for daily work with huce amount of scenes ! May we ask for adding feature to create catalogues (links) as it performed in Project manager to access for favourite assets not depent of location folder please! Thanks in advanse!

andrfil's picture

Just type Ctrl+V when the

For paste a path just type Ctrl+V when the folder tree or list of files in focus.

tahir1983's picture

Thanks very much! Will you

Thanks very much! Will you add addres bar for smart navigation via copy paste dirrectory addres please! Thanks in advance!!!

dmitrybelonosov's picture

Good script!

Good script! You can do a merge operation on layers! A handy feature! Recommend!

andrfil's picture

Okay, now you can download

Okay, now you can download and test fixed version. It's more stable and faster.

andrfil's picture

Yes, there is such a problem.

Yes, there is such a problem. This is beta, so far I'm fixing bugs related to background list populating. In final version errors will be fixed.

tahir1983's picture

File explorer list scrolling hangs

Hello! Thanks for update! It seems we need make some tratments in file explorer code ! in 3ds max 2018 list of files hangs sometimes so i need restart script! I think it is due to long dirrectory name! Maybe there is another reason!

wezzard's picture


Hi Andrfil,
I inserted an image of what I do in order to workaround this small issue. So I need to delete the Xref controller in order for me to copy the newly inserted xref from where it is now and not from it's origin point. And I need to delete the Xref material in order to modify the material for this specific scene.
thanks you for listening!

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andrfil's picture


Hi wezzard! Thanks for your feedback!
But I didn't quite understand your idea. What do you mean by 'merge the controller (and maybe material) by default'?

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