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QuickWayToFolders v1.2.16 Updated

Checker on 28 Jul 2014

QuickWayToFolders provides quick and easy access to a folder on your computer via a taskbar icon. The program window disappears when you click outside the window. Display modes include:

  • Desktop: Act like a mini-desktop, with small icons
  • Small Browser: very similar to Windows explorer in "details" view
  • Menu: Display folder content in a menu
  • Multiple Folders Menu: Display multiple folders content in a single menu (note that you must manually add them or nothing will appear when you click the icon)
In the "Menu" and "Multiple Folders Menu" settings, the program can act like a Program Launcher. Multiple instances of the program can be run with customizable icons and each entry is added to the taskbar.

To use the program as a root folder of a portable folder choose Options - Local path, then use a forward slash: "\". To set an image as a background place it in the application folder and set path as "image name.jpg" etc.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder. FoldersOptions.ini, & QuickWayToFolders.ini
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch QuickWayToFolders.exe
  3. Right-click the taskbar icon, select Options and uncheck "Launch at Windows Startup"
What's new?
  • Multiple monitors support for desktop representation.
Latest comments
kevin on 2011-05-13 14:47

I extracted the zip to a folder on my thumbdrive and attempted to launch QuickWayToFolders.exe (thumbdrive attached to my netbook - WinXP SP3). I got "The procedure entry point ShutdownBlockReasonDestroy could not be located in the dynamic link library USER32.dll."
This looks like it might be a great addition to my portables -- any help would be appreciated!

webfork on 2011-05-13 15:40

kevin: having same issue -- emailing the dev

Midas on 2013-02-26 20:30

A great yet simple way to achieve native multi-desktops in Windows 7 x64 (I mean desktops as physical locations, bearing in mind the default one is usually located at %USERPROFILE%\Desktop):

1) Define any number of folders in QuickWayToFolders (QW2F) with "Shortcut Type" as "Local Path" (e.g.: Desk2, Desk3, ...);

2) Customize them through QW2F's "Options | Browsing options", taking care to check "Hide toolbar For Home Folder" and "Save Icons Positions For Home Folder", setting "View Type" to "Medium", as well as a different "Show / Hide Hotkey" (Win+F2, Win+F3, ... are viable choices);

3) For easier visual identification, set different background pictures for each folder in "Customization";

4) Open "FoldersOptions.ini" in QW2F folder with any text editor and change all "IsMaximized=0" to "1".

Launch and you're good to go -- to get back to the default desktop, press Win+D. There are a few quirks to iron, but not a bad solution in the end. :)

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ITN Converter v1.85 Updated

Checker on 1 Jun 2014

ITN Converter (a.k.a. ITNConv) is both a route converter supporting many formats as well as a simple and efficient route planner.

The converter supports route file formats (roadbook) from many GPS or mapping software such as TomTom, Navigon, Garmin, MapPoint or MapSource. This converter can easily transfer a route created by a GPS or mapping software to another so you can download routes from many web sites and convert it to the file format supported by your hardware.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ITNConv.exe.
Latest comments
John on 2010-10-01 18:44

Norton removed this as a security risk

Hi on 2010-10-01 21:45

@John It says it right there where you write your comment, above the textbox: "If your *** scanner has detected a virus in the application, please email the author directly or post to the forum. ....."

(can't even mention the word v1rus without getting a notice from Portablefreeware)

You should report the false positive to Norton.

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ResourcesExtract v1.18

Checker on 16 Apr 2014
  • 47KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Ennovy

ResourcesExtract is a small utility that scans dll/ocx/exe files and extract all resources (bitmaps, icons, cursors, AVI movies, HTML files, and more...) stored in them into the folder that you specify.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
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 ResourcesExtract.exe.
What's new?
  • Added x64 build.
Latest comments
Joe Gent on 2009-12-15 18:38

It worked very fast for me. It extracted it into organized folders. Good app to have.

ChemZ on 2011-01-10 00:29

A simple but very useful extraction program.
A "must have" in every portable collection!

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Earl v1.0.0 New

Midas on 6 Jul 2014
  • 934KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Checker

Earl allows you to convert .URL files into standard Window shortcut files (.LNK). This can be helpful if you use an application that doesn't understand .URL files but does understand standard Windows shortcuts. For instance, some icon docks won't handle a .URL file dropped on them, but can work with regular Windows shortcuts.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Earl.exe.

File Joiner v2.3.6

Checker on 23 Jan 2014
  • 340KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Igor

File Joiner easily combines multiple files into one. Often files are separated into parts using a program like HJSplit (ending with .001, .002, .003, etc.) so they can be sent over email, newsgroup or other hosting service that limits file size.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the RAR package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch fjoiner.exe.
What's new?
  • Updated Chinese Traditional translation.
Latest comments
dis4 on 2010-01-08 07:37

Very easy handy fast useful program. I need it. Thank you.

webfork on 2010-01-15 02:05

Although it probably won't help with files split using HJSplit, for cutting up and reassemble files, I recommend the outstanding FreeCommander (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=291.

steve on 2010-12-01 08:19

though it looks like a nice little tool (52 kB is very slick. good!) you guys are aware thatr 7zip can join .001 .002 .003 ... files together without any hussle?

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