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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xien132's picture

Thank you

Thank you for your reply andrfil

This script is very simple to understand and I think it's better than the project manager. It's the best plugin for me.

Request if possible.
I wish I had a function to reset coordinates when pasting.
I'm glad I can import OBJ. Thumbnails need not be displayed.

andrfil's picture

Ideologically, the OutFiler

Ideologically, the OutFiler is not a simplified copy of the Project Manager. The meaning of the script is to provide quick access to scenes on disk without dialog boxes.
In a sense, OutFiler is a combination of Copitor and Copy/Paste Objects with a folder tree and a partial functionality of the Windows Explorer.

In any case, I did not focus on the Project Manager during the development process and the structure and functionality of the OutFiler are very different.

andrfil's picture

Hi! The texture transfer

Hi! The texture transfer feature will be added later.

fajar's picture


I wonder if it'll become cheap version of "Project Manager" soon? hmmm.

xien132's picture

I have a question.

Very good script! Should have bought earlier!

I have a question.
I want to embed a texture when saving with FBX.
I tried but couldn't.
Please tell me if there is an easy way to manage the texture of each file using this script.

andrfil's picture

Hello! First time I see such

Hello! First time I see such a problem. Perhaps you need to update the Microsoft .NET Framework.

runmax's picture

Sorry but..

Sorry but.. Max crashed at outfiler launch....
win7 48G ram 24 core cpu max2018 EN...
please help

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tahir1983's picture

Hi ! i meant about this

Hi ! i meant about this feature one ....virtual catalogue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nREKljzsv9Y

andrfil's picture

Yes, I plan to add support

Yes, I plan to add support for other formats.

chanborey99's picture

thank you

you can make script about link file Sketchup

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