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PassMark OSFMount v1.5.1018 Updated

billon on 19 Jan 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Stone Tablet

OSFMount is a collection of virtual drive tools that allows mounting local disk image files as a drive letter, RAM disks and mounting CD or DVD images (for simplicity or speed). Supported image types include IMG, DD, ISO, BIN, NRG, SDI, AFF, AFM, AFD, VMDK (used by VMware), VHD (Virtual PC) and more.

The program is ideal for machines without a CD/DVD drive and, as most images are bit-for-bit copies of disk partitions, many programs will treat them as the real thing, enabling programs that require a program disc. For disk images, the program can give access to these files without booting or other required visualization software. RAM disks have a variety of uses including high speed caches, programs with frequent/intense disk reads/writes and some database applications.

Command line tools are also included.

Note: The developer warns: "it is recommended that 64-bit Windows is used when large disk image files are to be mounted."

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_OSFMOUNT

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\OSFMount
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the files in {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch OSFMount.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Portable WinCDEmu, DiskInternals Linux Reader
What's new?
  • Added:
    • "Format as FAT32" as a mount option to newly created Empty RAM drives. For Command Line, specify "format" under the options (-o). Example Syntax:
      osfmount -a -t vm -m "F:" -o format -s 1G;
    • Option to specify Volume Label when formatting. For Command Line, specify format:"Vol Label" under the options (-o). Example Syntax:
      osfmount -a -t vm -m "F:" -o format:"RamDisk" -s 1G.
  • OSFMount GUI will new auto refresh drive list when images are mounted/unmounted using Command Line Interface.
  • When mounting a new image using the command line and the mount point specified already exists, OSFMount will fail.
  • Fixed issue with not recognizing partitions from large E01 images after mounting.
  • Warning shown when formatting small drives. OSFMount cannot format empty ram drives that are smaller than 260 MB. They may be possible to be formatted using Windows.
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-05-12 16:06

@freakazoid: CDmage is ancient, I'm surprised someone even uses it anymore... :)

skall on 2015-02-23 10:21

whenever i try to mount an image (different formats), the message 'wrong parameter' appears and the new drive is not selectable? i am using the 64bit version and have admin rights.

any hints what might cause this?

i might be wrong, but it seems like this is the only up to date portable virtual cdrom software for win8.1?

Portable Reviewer on 2015-09-15 12:36

@Midas CDmage works like a charm unlike PassMark OSFMount despite "being ancient". Nothing ancient about it. PassMark OSFMount couldn't detect my image file properly as @freakazoid experienced. In fact very few free portable mount tools could handle my image file properly. I'm surprised you don't use CDmage to mount......

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IrfanView v4.50

billon on 11 Oct 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

IrfanView is a viewer for a wide variety of image, audio and video formats. The program includes batch processing, creation of panoramic images, edition of multi-page TIFF files, lossless JPEG rotate/crop and effects such as sharpen and blur. Other tools such as screen capture, scanner, slideshow, plugin support and ability to capture icons from EXE or DLL.

Alternatively, IrfanView Portable is also available and updates drive letters and handles registry keys.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCR\IrfanView
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for non-commerical use
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete iv_uninstall.exe
  3. Optionally, download the plugins ZIP package and extract the contents to the Plugins sub folder
  4. Launch i_view32.exe or i_view64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Note: Plugins adds more than 20 megs to the size and support for more graphics, audio, video and more. Plugins for OCR and PDF tools are available separate download -- see the thread in forums on how to enable them with portable installations.
Similar/alternative apps: XnView, Imagine, FastStone Image Viewer
What's new?
  • IrfanView and many PlugIns ported to Unicode! The INI file will be converted to Unicode if you call the "Properties" dialog.
  • IrfanView will NOT run on Win9x anymore.
  • Support for iPhone PNG files (Formats PlugIn).
  • Move selection with: CTRL or SHIFT + right mouse button (Y or X axis only).
  • New option in Extract Pages/Frames dialog: Set page/frame range.
  • Some fixes in the Print dialog.
  • New text pattern: $m = show number of megapixels.
  • New Thumbnails sort menu: Sort by Megapixels.
  • Adjust print preview image to color/bw printer settings.
  • Wallpaper save format changed to PNG (Win8 and later).
  • New zooming method: Mouse wheel alone, if "Browsing->View other files" disabled.
  • New command line option: /hotfolder="folder" => start Hotfolder option with a specific folder.
  • ANI format moved to FORMATS PlugIn.
  • JP2 PlugIn loading bug fixed.
  • FPX/RLE/DJVU/ANI/SVG PlugIn loading bugs fixed.
  • Tools PlugIn EXE-loading problem fixed.
  • Several PlugIns fixed or ported to unicode, please download the newest versions.
Latest comments
TP109 on 2016-05-21 15:25

Irfanview is one of the oldest, but still one of the best programs of its type. Does just about everything, its fast and very lightweight, and even works from the command-line.

zorro on 2017-10-14 20:18

Attention! Version 4.50 changes the ini-file to unicode (UTF16 LE) - as a side-effect the dropdown-zoombox in the menu (if activated) doesn't show up the percentage-steps any more, only %%. You can still type in the desired percentage and press enter, but the predefined steps don't work. This sure will be corrected, but if someone can't live with that: stay with V4.44 until next version.

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SpaceMonger v1.4.0

bzl333 on 21 Feb 2015
  • 219KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Oct 2000
  • Suggested by Ram C. Dutta

SpaceMonger is a tool for keeping track of the free space on your computer. Each file or folder on a given drive is displayed in a box in the main window whose size is a relative comparison to all the other files in your system.

Note: v1.4.0 is the last freeware version.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Windows registry. But given the nature of the application, I think it can be accepted as portable.
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SpaceMonger.exe.
Latest comments
DG on 2011-11-10 21:04

I agree with TP109. This scans drives, directories & files easily 4x as fast as the other programs I've tried. The size of files & folders in the visual interface is quite accurate as well, so you get a spot-on idea of what's taking up the most space on your drive. And did I mention it's only 1 exe file? Highly reccomended!

Emka on 2011-12-28 07:28

there are betas and an old v2.x release available, dont know if trial and portable

I am Baas on 2011-12-28 08:10

V1.4.0 is the last freeware version.

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Mouse Recorder Premium v1.0.46

webfork on 7 Oct 2015
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jul 2015
  • Suggested by bartelsmedia

Mouse Recorder Premium is an automation program for repetitive tasks. The program functions like a "macro," or tool that records mouse movements, clicks, keyboard input and then plays back the actions infinitely at customizable speed.

The program includes an editor allows users to enhance their recordings with powerful features. The advanced recording algorithm senses changes between record and playback conditions, such as moved or resized program windows, providing accurate, reliable and trouble-free Windows macros.

The program can work in concert with PhraseExpress for additional features.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: None if launched from USB thumb drive or with the command-line parameter "-portable"
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mouserecorder.exe -portable.
Similar/alternative apps: TinyTask

ImgBurn v2.5.8.0

billon on 25 Jul 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jun 2013
  • Suggested by Ben Laufer

ImgBurn writes most types of image files for CD, DVD, HD DVD, and Blu-ray burning. It supports the latest writers (including booktype/bitsetting on many of the major ones such as BenQ, LiteOn, NEC, Plextor, Sony etc.) You can also ImgBurn to erase/format your rewritable media.

Includes disc testing, verification (that files are exactly the same as those on the disc), and supports 39 world languages.

Reportedly functional on Linux under WINE.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Copy or move the contents of $INSTDIR to a folder of your choice
  3. Create an empty text file in this folder and paste the following:

    [Settings]
    PortableMode=1
    FILELOCATIONS_GraphDataFiles=.\Graph Data Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_ImageFiles=.\Image Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_LogFiles=.\Log Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_ProjectFiles=.\Project Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_QueueFiles=.\Queue Files\

  4. Rename this text file ImgBurn.ini
  5. Finally, launch ImgBurn.exe
Similar/alternative apps: InfraRecorder
What's new? Added:
  • Holding the ALT key when clicking on DLE window's Disc pane column header will now remove the sort order (so they're then essentially sorted by addition order).
  • Ability to incrementally search the Explorer pane in the 'Disc Layout Editor' window.
  • The effective USB connection speed (1.1, 2.0, 3.0) for USB devices to the initial device scan log entries.
  • Log entry when burning showing the effective layer break position.
  • Log entry when burning that shows the number of discs a Lite-On drive thinks it has burnt.
  • Pioneer drives now list their 'Kernel Version' next to the firmware version.
  • The Windows 7+ taskbar button/progress display now turns red if an I/O error box pops up during a read/write (etc.) operation.
  • The ability to set the 'Platform ID' when building a bootable disc - thus enabling the creation of UEFI bootable discs.
  • Internal version of the 'BurnerMax Payload' code (well, what I could figure out) to allow for overburning DVD+R DL on many MediaTek chipset based drives. In practice, this only seems to work on Lite-On (and clone) drives that have 'Force HyperTuning' enabled.
  • MSF info to the 'Sector Viewer' tool.
  • Allow for larger I/O buffer (1GB).
  • Option to pick the transfer size (32KB -> 512 KB) used when reading / writing files.
  • Option to enable/disable the OS's buffering when writing image files.
  • Ability to make the Explorer pane in the DLE window 'Read Only'.
  • Support for Opus audio compression format.
  • Support for TAK lossless audio compression format (including embedded CUE sheets).
  • Ability to use a '*' wildcard for 'backup list' directory entries in an IBB project file (applies to Advanced input mode).
  • A few keyboard shortcuts to the DLE window. (Ctrl+Shift+C = New Disc (Clear), Ctrl+Shift+D = Add Folder (Directory), Ctrl+Shift+F = Add Files, Ctrl+Shift+N = New Folder).
Changed:
  • Buffered I/O is now enabled by default for reading/writing files.
  • Update the splashscreen logo.
  • The 'Delete' option/button in the Disc Layout Editor has been renamed to 'Remove' so it matches the one in Standard input mode (and so people aren't put off by the term 'Delete' - thinking it'll actually delete the file on their hard drive).
Changed/Fixed:
  • Detect oversized UDF File Entry descriptors and don't attempt to parse them.
  • Restore 'Disc Layout Editor' window's focus when the application becomes active.
  • Workaround for the new 16x LG Blu-ray writers that report the wrong (a truncated) current write speed value in the 'GET PERFORMANCE' response when burning at 16x.
  • Workaround for newer LG drives with the 'Silent Play' feature that seem to ignore attempts to set the read speed via the 'SET STREAMING' command. They get fixed on 1x and won't read any faster!
  • Attempt to block users from trying to write discs their 'combo' drive doesn't support (i.e. a DVD+RW/BD-ROM combo drive trying to burn BD-R).
  • Potential errors were being ignored/lost when setting a 'changeable' layer break position to its current/maximum value. The program now reports them.
  • Tweaked the 'browse for folder/file' dialog code to hopefully stop the OS from throwing up a 'There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive X:.' error when the MRU location is a drive that no longer has a disc in it.
  • Reworked some commands that could optionally not use 'Immediate I/O'. Old code could fall back to 'Non-Immediate I/O' and loose the initial error message from the 'Immediate I/O' version of the command.
  • Made an adjustment (potential bug fix) to my drag+drop component's code. It may cut down on crashes / weird things happening as a result of the user having performed a d+d operation.
  • 'Shutdown Computer' checkboxes should have read 'Shut Down Computer'.
  • Recently added 'MID' info to was missing from the disc info text in Read / Verify modes.
Fixed:
  • Cosmetic issue displaying numbers when the user's 'thousands separator' is set to nothing.
  • Displaying wrong firmware subversion on newer LG Blu-ray drives (BH14+).
  • Memory leak when burning Audio CDs that use DirectShow for decoding.
  • Memory leak when burning an Audio CDs where the files are already in the correct format for burning (no decode required).
  • Potential access violation when reading a field in a UDF 'File Set Descriptor'.
  • Old (orphaned) AWS related ini file entries were being left behind - this was perfectly fine, it's just nice to keep the place tidy!
  • DLE Window's Disc Toolbar wasn't being resized for higher DPI systems - meaning the buttons weren't fully visible.
  • When outputting Mode2/Form1/2352 from Build mode, the program didn't take into account any additional data type conversion required for the drive - this could produce a corrupt disc.
Latest comments
fang-face on 2015-04-15 00:52

"Copy or move the contents of $INSTDIR to a folder of your choice":
I just extracted using uniextract (2. try: 7zip, same result). There is no $INSTDIR, only $PLUGINSDIR, SOUNDS and files imgburn.exe, imgburnpreview.exe, readme.txt.
I suppose this altogether is equivalent to $INSTDIR ? At least it seems to work and afterwards the ini is 18KiB and it created dir "Log Files".

smaragdus on 2015-04-15 04:09

I confirm that *fang-face* is right- the extraction of the latest version of ImgBurn (2.5.8.0) with Universal Extractor version 1.6.1 or with 7-Zip version 9.20 doesn't create any '$INSTDIR' directory.

alanc on 2016-09-25 11:58

"Includes disc testing, verification (that files are exactly the same as those on the disc)"

Re verification: I'm not sure, but I think the program only verifies that the burned content is readable. I don't see the source drive active during this process.

I always verify with WinMerge after burning:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1259

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