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GetFoldersize v3.1.24 Updated

billon on 24 Dec 2017
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 May 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

GetFoldersize allows you to determine the size of folders and sub-folders on your hard drive. Determine which programs are taking up your hard disk space. For each folder, you can display the total file size and the number of files and subfolders in the folder.

Functional on 64-bit systems.

Note: program discontinued, linked to Archive.org.

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 "Portable Edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch GetFoldersizePortable.exe.
What's new?
  • Chinese translation of the user interface.
  • File List / Toolbar: Added the option "Automatically optimize the column width".
  • Various optimizations have been introduced in various sections of GetFoldersize. Various bugs have been fixed.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-08-02 05:26

The developer of GetFoldersize was kind enough to promise to restore the smaller icons in the next release.

smaragdus on 2015-08-04 00:12

The small icons are back! ;)

Specular on 2017-12-24 09:57

Both the site and download links redirect to the TreeSize site.

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Process Explorer v16.21

billon on 17 May 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 May 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Process Explorer is an advanced task manager. It is an indispensable tool for both beginners and power users. I use it all the time to kill tasks that refuse to be killed, or find what which processes are still holding on to a particular file or DLL so it refuses to be deleted.

Alternatively, Process Explorer Portable is also available, which is stealth.

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 to a folder of your choice. Delete Eula.txt. Launch procexp.exe or procexp64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Process Hacker
What's new?
  • This Process Explorer release includes a fix for an intermittent bug in the Virus Total scanning logic, and is signed with Win7 RTM-compatible certificate.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-02-05 21:57

@__philippe
Thanks for the useful article you provided. In fact I use both Process Hacker and System Explorer and I wonder which one I like more, both are exactly to my taste.

__philippe on 2016-11-18 14:44

ProcessExplorer v16.20 released 18-NOV-2016

Annoyingly, SysInternals's powers-that-be are lapsing again into releasing utilities updates without bothering to provide some kind, any kind of timely changelog...:-(

Mercifully, this new release is still running happily under good ole Win XP, official disclaimer to the contrary notwithstanding...;-)

__philippe on 2016-11-19 12:08

Process Explorer v16.20

Day late changelog...;-)

This release of Process Explorer
- adds reporting of process Control Flow Guard (CFG) status
- dynamically updates to reflect changes to process Data Execution Prevention (DEP) configuration.

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Deluge v1.3.15

billon on 13 May 2017
  • 52MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 May 2017
  • Suggested by WIkiQUsK

Deluge is a lightweight BitTorrent client designed to be unobtrusive, leaving much of its functionality to available plugins (such as RSS and scheduler). The program includes encryption, DHT, Local Peer Discovery, µTorrent Peer Exchange, UPnP and NAT-PMP, proxy support, web seed, private torrents, speed limits, bandwidth scheduler, and more. The interface can be password-protected.

Cross-platform with clients available for Linux, OS X, and Unix. The program allows multiple user-interfaces including GTK+, Web, and console, with available password protection. Utilizes a libtorrent backend.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Temporary files are saved to %APPDATA%. For more details, read here and here.
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. If present, move the files and folders inside $_OUTDIR to the main folder (where deluge.exe is located)
  3. Launch deluge.exe -c data

Optionally, delete the $PLUGINSDIR folder.
Similar/alternative apps: qBitTorrent
What's new? See:
http://dev.deluge-torrent.org/wiki/ReleaseNotes

Free UPX v2.4

billon on 13 May 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 May 2017
  • Suggested by jack

Free UPX allows you to compress or decompress EXE, DLL, OCX, BPL, CPL and other files. It offers easy access to all documented and undocumented UPX parameters without the need for accessing the command-line.

The program is an advanced interface for the UPX (Ultimate Packer for eXecutables). It uses the Microsoft Portable Executable and COFF Specification.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch fupx.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PortableApps AppCompactor
What's new?
  • Added support for the latest version of the UPX: 3.94.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-02-21 04:56

@jack
First- I do not know you and I have nothing against you. I suppose you may be a very nice guy. Nothing personal here. My sister uses Facebook and I have no respect for her because of that. The same applies to my niece and to anyone who uses Facebook, I make no difference between family, friends, acquaintances. If Jesus Christ was using Facebook I would not have any respect for him either. I make no exceptions. I believe that Facebook is evil and that anyone who uses it is an accomplice in spreading of evil. I have the same attitude towards those who use Windows 10 because I believe that it is evil as well. There are two users at the forum who I know that they use Windows 10- they are nice, they have helped me a lot, I like them, I am thankful to them for their help but I do not respect them either just because by using Windows 10 they accept evil and help evil propagate. I also had Facebook but I deleted my account because if I had kept using it would have lost respect for myself. Anyway, I appreciate your work as developer of free programs. In case some day you decide to delete your Facebook account I will provide the link I once used below:
"How do I permanently delete my account?"
https://www.facebook.com/help/224562897555674/

webfork on 2017-02-21 22:51

@smaragdus & @jack: Recommend pushing this discussion to forums.

__philippe on 2017-02-22 13:39

For the Facebook-allergic crowd, might as well use directly the original Command-Line UPX engine:

Terse CLI simplicity:

upx  -l sample1.exe  (Checking whether PE is packed with UPX)
upx -d sample1.exe  (Decompressing an UPX-packed PE)
upx     sample2.exe  (Compressing a plain PE)


UPX engine additional pointers:
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=85420#p85420

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Marble Portable v2.2.0

billon on 11 May 2017
  • 39MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 May 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

Marble is an interactive Virtual Globe and World Atlas that you can use to learn more about the Earth. You can pan and zoom, look up places and roads, and a mouse click on a place label will provide the respective Wikipedia article. It's also possible to measure distances between locations or watch the current cloud cover. In its default configuration, Marble offers 11 different views (Atlas, OpenStreetMap, Satellite View, Earth at Night, Historical Map 1689, Moon, Plain Map, Precipitations and Temperature) and multiple projections (Flat Map, Mercator or the Globe).

Cross-platform (Linux/Unix, OS X) and promotes the use of free maps.

Marble Portable is the portable version of Marble designed to run from a USB flash drive or any other portable device.

There are also versions 1.9.0 for XP and 1.14.1 for Vista.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: LGPLv2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch MarblePortable.exe.
What's new? See:
https://marble.kde.org/history.php
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Foot on 2014-08-04 01:38

The download link (at 4 Aug 2014) leads to v1.3.4 rather than v1.8.3. On my system (Win7 Pro 32 bit), v1.8.3 seems unable to create new maps when needed.

Checker on 2014-08-04 03:44

@ Foot: Download link fixed.

Happy.Camper2 on 2017-05-11 03:48

As of v2.2.0 Vista is no longer supported:
https://portableapps.com/news/2017-05-10--marble-portable-2.2.0-released

v1.14.1 is the version before 2.2.0 listed at PortableApps
https://sourceforge.net/projects/portableapps/files/Marble%20Portable/

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MSD Organizer Freeware v13.3

billon on 10 May 2017
  • 31MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 May 2017
  • Suggested by Ennovy

MSD Organizer Freeware is an personal information organizer that includes a wide variety of modules. These include a phone book, todo list, calendar with reminder function, password manager, foreign currency support, word processor, calculator, import/export capabilities, etc.

Note: The free version does not include password protection, password encryption, Google sync, history manager, advanced filter, network messenger, and news.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch MSDOrganizer.exe
  3. For the free version, uncheck the "Enable the additional features of the professional version of the program"" box at the bottom of the window that appears
Optionally, leave this checked to test out the professional version (not freeware).

Note: Settings will only be written to the application folder if the application files are located on a removable drive. Otherwise, settings will be written to the user profile folder.
Similar/alternative apps: Essential PIM Free
What's new? See:
https://www.msdsoft.com/eng/products/agenda/help/introhistoria.htm
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2015-04-10 06:46

Installed on my harddrive and tested the portable version again, under Windows 7 64 bit.
Settings and data are now written in the application folder.
The user profile folder contains an empty folder C:\Users\my_name\AppData\Roaming\MSD_Soft

Ennovy on 2015-04-10 09:31

MSD Organizer uses the folder I mentioned (C:\Users\my_name\AppData\Roaming\MSD_Soft)for temp files.
The files in that folder are deleted on exit.

dot on 2015-11-26 14:44

It doesn't even run and hangs if you don't allow it to connect to the Internet (at least the first time). Tried three times and dumped it for good after about one minute.

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Screenshot Captor v4.21.1

billon on 8 May 2017
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 May 2017
  • Suggested by Ehtyar

Screenshot Captor (SC) is a tool for grabbing, manipulating, annotating, and sharing screenshots. The program is optimized for taking lots of screenshots with minimal intervention and makes it easy to add and edit callout arrows and text boxes. Allows automatic or on-demand uploading to image hosting services or sending by email. Can grab images from multiple sources including webcams and scanners, including lots of scanner acquisition tools and image correction. Supports multiple monitors, is able to capture Windows 7/8 partial transparency effects, and has a powerful scrolling capture tool.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder.
Note: ColorCop's version included with SC is no longer natively portable -- you'll have to revert to v5.3 if you use the color picker.
Stealth: ? No. Creates HKCU\RtColorPicker registry key, if you use the color picker included.
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Registerware for personal use; a license key must be obtained from DonationCoder (either by donating or by registering in their forums for free) to remove the nag message.
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename the file ConfigDir_Default.ini to ConfigDir.ini
  3. Launch ScreenshotCaptor.exe
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX, PicPick, FastStone Capture
What's new?
  • Fixed GDI leak that could cause SC to hang after thousands of captures.
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-08-20 13:25

Has anyone tested recently if SC portability shortcomings are still extant?

ripu on 2015-02-18 09:00

@Midas I only tried the screenshot feature, and it did not create HKEY_CURRENT_USER\RtColorPicker or any other registry entry.

Midas on 2015-02-18 16:22

@ripu: thanks for reporting.

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InsideClipboard v1.15

billon on 7 May 2017
  • 65KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 May 2017
  • Suggested by JohnW

InsideClipboard displays the binary content of all formats that are currently stored in the clipboard, allowing you to save the content of specific format into a binary file. This is helpful because although something copied or cut from an application can be in many different formats, Windows' main clipboard application only displays text or bitmaps. InsideClipboard can display many more stored formats.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 InsideClipboard.exe.
What's new?
  • Added support for displaying UTF-16 strings in the lower pane.

SFV Ninja v1.3.6

billon on 7 May 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 May 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

SFV Ninja allows you to check the integrity of any number of files. After running on a file list, the program can then check all files on that list, with the option to only verify/update only newly added files. The program can recursively scan/generate a folder for files and load them all at once, using relative paths whenever possible.

Useful to quickly checking system files or archives for modification/corruption. Supports many commonly-used hashing algorithms listed here from fast/simple to slow/secure: SFV (CRC32), MD5, SHA-1, and SHA-256.

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 SFVNinja.exe.
What's new?
  • List clear mode toolbar option is now saved.
  • Added "Save list to HTML file" option under the File menu.
  • Eliminated dependencies on resources.dll for icon glyphs and on temp directory.

SearchMyFiles v2.82

billon on 5 May 2017

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?
  • You can now specify in the 'Excluded Folders' field a folder name without path.
Latest comments
XilE on 2013-11-26 03:47

Works perfect thanks and no issues so far it shames the windows search and is better than the Explorer++ built in search. :P

Anything from NirSoft is going to be awesome.

smaragdus on 2014-08-14 17:29

SearchMyFiles 2.50 is out.

Checker on 2014-08-14 18:34

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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