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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.

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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".
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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).

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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 22 Feb 2015
  • 22KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Jul 2004
  • 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.

IconsExtract v1.47

Checker on 21 Mar 2014
  • 50KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by JohnW

The IconsExtract utility scans the files and folders on your computer, and extract the icons and cursors stored in EXE, DLL, OCX, CPL, and in other file types. You can save the extracted icons to ICO files (or CUR files for cursors), or copy the image of a single icon into the clipboard.

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 iconsext.exe.
What's new?
  • Added -scanpath command-line option, which allows you to start IconsExtract with another base folder or wildcard. (For exmaple: iconsext.exe -scanpath "c:\windows")
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shodan816 on 2011-08-08 10:23

This is a great icon extractor. Been using it since it was published nearly one year ago.

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Open++ v1.5.1

Checker on 9 Nov 2014

Open++ is a context-menu shell extension that allows you to quickly open selected files or folders with customizable commands.

Note: Main site offline -- linking to archive.org.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Ability to write to the registry to register the shell extension.
Stealth: ? Yes. Use the "Uninstall" option to deregister the shell extension when finished using Open++.
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch OpenXX.exe
  3. Select the "Install / Uninstall" tab and click on "Install" to register the shell extension
Optionally, for path portability: use the "%OpenXXDir%" argument in the "Program" field. For example, if Open++ is located in x:\apps\open ++ and you want to add a program from the Opera folder, enter %OpenXXDir%\..\opera\opera.exe in the "Program" field.
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freakazoid on 2013-11-28 22:46

@the_watcher - I'm on Win 8.1 and don't use Windows Explorer that often so I can't really verify. I use CubicExplorer.

billon on 2014-10-22 10:06

"this site is frozen", DL from Archive - http://web.archive.org/web/20140325065911/http://dengdun.webs.com/en/openxx.htm

webfork on 2014-11-09 02:15

billon: updated, thanks

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