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SearchMyFiles v2.85 Updated

billon on 8 Aug 2018

SearchMyFiles is a powerful alternative to the standard Windows search. It allows you to easily find files by wildcard, last modified/created/last accessed time, file attributes, content (text or binary search), and file size. The program is non-indexing, meaning it searches the drive directly, which is often slower but more accurate.

Can also be used to detect duplicate files via the "Search Mode" drop-down box.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SearchMyFiles.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Ultra File Search Lite
What's new?
  • Added 'Compare Mode' for the 'Duplicate Names Search' option. You can choose to compare full name (the default) or to compare the name without the extension.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-08-14 17:29

SearchMyFiles 2.50 is out.

Checker on 2014-08-14 18:34

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

MIKLO on 2018-04-06 14:57

I have tried and used several search apps before and was not very impressed but as soon as I saw that this product was from NirSoft I knew I had to try it. NirSoft makes so many great apps that I use a lot, its difficult to say something new about them due to the fact that just about everything they make works great and is pretty awesome overall. One thing is 4sure the native Micro$oft search engine is close to worthless, so just about anything will be an improvement.
MIKLO

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Autoruns v13.91 Updated

billon on 8 Aug 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Autoruns shows programs that run during system bootup or login, as well as entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce and other Registry keys. You can configure Autoruns to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services and much more. Autoruns goes way beyond the MSConfig utility.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Alternatively, Autoruns Portable is stealth and will only show the EULA once.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract all files except autorunsc.exe, autorunsc64.exe and Eula.txt to a folder of your choice. Launch Autoruns.exe or Autoruns64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Startup Control Panel
What's new? See:
https://docs.microsoft.com/sysinternals/
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2016-07-31 13:49

A very useful tool that I have used for a long time, thanks for the hard work to bring this software to us.
MIKLO

__philippe on 2017-09-12 10:36

Autoruns v13.80 released 11SEP2017

SysInternals' changelogs, scrimpy as they used to be, have disappeared altogether.

See gripes about SysInternals' site recent overhaul...:-(
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=87869#p87869

__philippe on 2017-09-13 14:07

I'll be damned ! Sysinternals' utilities changelogs ersatz have not quite vanished, after all,
but are definitely (deliberately?) well hidden from sight:

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sysinternals/2017/09/

PS
Looks like one of TPFC's eminent updates contributor was in the know all along ...;-)

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HashMyFiles v2.31 Updated

billon on 6 Aug 2018
  • 97KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Aug 2018
  • Suggested by infimum

HashMyFiles is a small utility that allows you to generate unique file identifiers (hashes) using a variety of popular checks. These can help determine if a file has been modified or corrupted, as well as help determine the file's reputation by submitting to the VirusTotal database for malware analysis.

Formats supported range form fast to secure with CRC32, MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA384 and SHA512. The various hashing information can be saved to a report (text/html/xml) that includes name, path, dates, file size, version and other info.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HashMyFiles.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Hash, HashGenerator
What's new?
  • You can now resize the properties window, and the last size/position of this window is saved in the .cfg file.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-02-24 07:22

One cannot copy "SHA-384" and "SHA-512" values from context menu or via a hot key- to get "SHA-384" and "SHA-512" values one have to save to file ("Save Selected Items Ctrl+S") which is awkward.

__philippe on 2017-02-24 15:39

How about dropping a gentle hint to nirsofer@yahoo.com ?

smaragdus on 2017-02-24 18:05

@__philippe
"How about dropping a gentle hint to nirsofer@yahoo.com ?"
If someone does this I will appreciate- I remember that long time ago I messaged NirSoft about something and since I got no response I will not try again. More- lately I am not in a very gentle mood. ;)

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OfflineRegistryFinder v1.02 Updated

billon on 3 Aug 2018
  • 137KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Aug 2018
  • Suggested by billon

OfflineRegistryFinder allows you to scan registry files from a separate source (not your local system registry) or registry snapshot to find keys/values/data. After it displays the search result, you can easily select one or more items and then export them into a .reg file. This can then be imported into the RegEdit tool of Windows.

Note that snapshot searches may be faster than a live system, especially for repeated searches or general research. As such, creating a snapshot of your current system and using this program may work better and faster than other registry search tools.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch OfflineRegistryFinder.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Regshot 2 Unicode
What's new?
  • Added option to choose another font (name and size) to display in the main window.

Directory Monitor v2.12.2.2 Updated

billon on 2 Aug 2018
  • 39MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Aug 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Directory Monitor enables real-time monitoring for new files/folders or changes. The program can monitor unlimited directories and network shares, as well as filter results and execute a program/script at a given event. The program can log all changes and allows notifications via balloon messages or taskbar animation.

Supports relative folder locations.

A pro version is available with additional features.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 4.0
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Liteware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DirectoryMonitor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FolderChangesView
What's new? See:
https://directorymonitor.com/download/ChangeLog.txt