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Zero Zipper v1.0.6

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

ZeroZipper takes a selected folder and subsequence sub-folders/files and creates the same structure but with a file size of 0 bytes.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
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 ZeroZipper.exe.
What's new?
  • Added custom temp folder settings.
  • Added Unicode support.
  • Paths are now saved.
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Nicolas CJ on 2010-01-05 10:31

You can have a somewhat complicated folder structure you built for a project and want to use it in a new one

Vixay on 2010-03-23 05:33

I was the one that gave the idea to SKWIRE for this program. What I needed it for was to replicate the file structure of the target system (production) on my developer machine so I could test out my scripts on file naming and manipulation. The advantage was I didn't have to copy the entire 50GB but only one zip file to recreate the structure :)

MCBastos on 2011-10-22 00:44

Another possible situation is when you are going to copy a LOT of files from one disk to another. By first creating the empty files, you end up with all the directories together and defragged, instead of fragmented all over the disk. Then, when you overwrite the empty files with the real files, the directories stay defragmented.
That's why Microsoft's Robocopy utility has the /CREATE switch, by the way. It does exactly what this utility does, and is already installed in every Windows since XP.

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Belvedere v0.7.1

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

Belvedere is an automated file management tool that works between two or more directories. It allows you to create advanced, multi-level rules to move, copy, delete, rename, or open files based on their name, extension, size, creation date, and more. Also allows for compression, recursive (all files and subfolders) copy, as well as recycle bin management.

Note: The program processes files based on a variable number of milliseconds. By default, this is set to 3,000,000 milliseconds, or 50 minutes. Modify the Sleeptime under Preferences for more or less frequent changes. For example, for every 24 hours, enter 86,400,000, for every minute, enter 60,000, or for instant change, enter 100.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Belvedere.exe.
Latest comments
Checker on 2011-10-07 10:29

Uups, I missed that.
Thanks to tuiruru for notifying and thanks to I am Baas for the DL-update.

Napiophelios on 2012-01-26 01:16

Updated the DL link to v0.7

Checker on 2012-01-26 01:40

Uups, I missed that again ... shame on me.
Thanks for updating the link.

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FileFiller v1.01

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

FileFiller lets you create dummy files at (almost) any size. The file's contents can be pseudo-random, filled with zeros or with characters, whose ordinal value you can specify.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download Filler.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
Updated FileFiller to version 1.01: the "ASCII ordinal value" option was replaced by "ASCII character".
Latest comments
dot on 2010-09-26 11:41

The first thing that comes to my mind is that one of its main (and malicious) uses will be to upload and distribute fake files (for instance on binary newsgroups, file hosting sites, or via P2P), so users get tricked into downloading huge amounts of useless data while they keep thinking they are downloading some movie or software.

Apart from this malicious use, the program might perhaps be useful for tests, like testing the throughput and speed of a specific amount of data on a connection (e.g of an external hard-drive or a network connection, etc.).

Doug on 2010-09-26 15:08

This works well for creating a pad file to be used with dsmask (part of dsfok). dsfok is available from http://members.ozemail.com.au/~nulifetv/freezip/freeware
These 2 programs allow for truly unbreakable encryption.

Danny on 2010-10-03 18:59

I use this kind of file generators to block unneeded disk space (120 GB at my internet laptop). I leave only 3-4 GB available. this way when I shred the unused disk space once in a while (for making unwanted undeletes of sensible data impossible) the process is much faster.

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Remove Empty Folders v.N/A

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013
  • 168KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by webfork

Remove Empty Folders is a simple tool to delete empty folders below a given directory. The program previews deletes before actually removing any empty folders (you must uncheck Test Only).

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RemoveEmptyFolders.exe.
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TP109 on 2011-10-16 20:16

Although it looks somewhat dated it works well. Unlike many tools of this type, file paths can be passed through the command line and through other apps. I have this setup as a tool in FreeCommander to empty directories quickly and easily. Be careful with the computer icon. It's meant for deleting an edited folder list. If it's clicked after scanning, even with the test only boxed checked, it will immediately delete every folder listed!

gregoryg72 on 2014-04-14 17:02

I actually have got an incredible amount of use out of this program. One would think you would run it once and never need it again, but when you are trying to organize huge amounts of data this utility becomes very useful.

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ExeInfo v1.01 New

Checker on 3 Aug 2014
  • 22KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Checker

ExeInfo shows general information about executable files (*.exe), dynamic-link libraries (*.dll), ocx files, and drivers files. It can recognize all major types of executables, including MS-DOS files, New Executable files (16-bit) and Portable Executable files (32-bit).

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch exeinfo.exe.