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Files Tab

This tab contains a list of files that have been downloaded with NewsBin. You can double-click on a file to launch whatever application has a windows association for the particular file type. For example double clicking on an image file would launch whatever viewer you use for image files. The CTRL-M shortcut works as well.

Beginning with version 5.05, launching files from the Files tab are passed through a White List filter. Any file extension not in the White List will not launch and a warning box will pop up saying NewsBin believes this is a dangerous file. This is to guard against launching virus infected data.

The Files tab is limited to displaying the last 4000 files downloaded. If you go over 4000, the older ones are removed from the list as newer files are downloaded. This limit is in place to conserve RAM on long downloading sessions.



There are 5 columns of information for each file: Filename, Path, Size, Subject, and Group


Lists the actual filename of the downloaded file. Click on the column header to sort based on filename.


Lists the date that the files was posted to usenet.


Lists the folder where the file was stored. Click on the column header to sort based on path.


Lists the size of the downloaded file. Click on the column header to sort the list based on size.


Lists the subject that was associated to the downloaded file. Click on the column header to sort by subject.


Lists the newsgroup that the file was downloaded from. Click on the column header to sort on group.

Files Right-Click Menu


View File

Launches whatever application is associated with the file type. Same as double-click.

Delete File

Deletes the file from the list and from disk. NewsBin uses a "Safe" delete technique, it first overwrites the file with garbage then deletes the file. The file does not get moved to the recycle bin, it will be gone forever.

Rename File

Renames the file in the list and on disk.

Clear List

Removes all files from the Files list but does not delete the files from disk.

Open Folder

Launches Windows Explorer showing the folder containing the file downloaded.

Copy Images to

Use this to copy the selected image file to database or cbz file.

Copy to Image Database

Copies the selected image file into the Image Database.

Copy to CBZ file

Copies the selected image file into a CBZ file. CBZ files are essentially combinations of image files into a single ZIP file which can be read by "comic book reader" image viewers like "cdisplayex".

Quick UnRAR/Sample (MS/RAR)

Use this to extract and sample, if possible, from a Master Split file or RAR archive.

Lockout Poster

Creates a filter based on the "From" field so posts from this user will no longer display in the post list. CTRL-P shortcut can be used as well.

Lockout Poster Keyword

Creates a filter that matches on the "From" field. Any matches will be hidden from the Post list. CTRL-W shortcut can be used as well.

Unlock Poster

Removes a locked out poster from the poster lockout list. Ctrl-u shortcut does the same thing..

Select All

Selects all files in the Files tab. Ctrl-A also works.

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