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Defraggler v2.22.995 Updated

billon on 22 May 2018
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 May 2018
  • Suggested by atao.m

Defraggler improves drive performance by organizing data at a file system level. Since files over time spread out over a drive, occasional "defragmentation" can help reduce drive seek time. Uniquely, Defraggler can function at a file or folder-level to help clean up specific areas, or the whole disk. The program will also list fragmented files and their locations.

The package includes both 32-bit and a 64-bit versions, as well as a command line program. This tool is not recommended for SSD drives or other flash-based media.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrative rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Defraggler.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: WinContig
What's new? See:
https://www.ccleaner.com/news/release-announcements
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__philippe on 2013-07-22 13:58

For quick-and-dirty, single file specific defrag job, I tend to favor Sysinternals' Mark Russinovich CLI implementation (as in Clean-and-Lean-Interface...;-)

Blindlingy fast, small footprint (208k) Contig.exe V1.7

http://download.sysinternals.com/files/Contig.zip

__philippe

Checker on 2014-03-25 14:25

:D
Sorry, I really missed that.

webfork on 2014-03-29 16:12

Thanks checker

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Speccy v1.32.740 Updated

billon on 22 May 2018
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 May 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

Speccy is an advanced System Information tool for your PC including processor brand and model, hard drive size and speed, amount of memory (RAM), graphics card, operating system details and even system temperatures.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_CPUZ140
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Speccy.exe or Speccy64.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: HWiNFO
What's new? See:
https://www.ccleaner.com/news/release-announcements
Latest comments
snibsnib on 2015-01-24 02:49

The current filesize is noted as 15KB, it should be closer to 14.3MB uncompressed

webfork on 2015-01-24 19:48

snibsnib: thanks, verified and updated entry

Checker on 2015-01-24 20:19

@ snibsnib: Sorry for my typo ... and corrected ;)

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Core Temp v1.12.1 Updated

billon on 20 May 2018
  • 903KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 May 2018
  • Suggested by JohnW

Core Temp is a small footprint yet powerful program to monitor processor temperature and other vital system information. The program can track temperatures on individual processor cores, useful for advanced diagnostics or checking that cooling tools are functioning properly.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "standalone version" ZIP package (32 or 64-bit) and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Core Temp.exe.
What's new?
  • Support for AMD Pinnacle Ridge (Ryzen 2) and AMD Raven Ridge (APU).
  • Fixed:
    • Recognition of some Sandy Bridge Xeon models;
    • Frequency is always at maximum for early Core iX and Core 2 models.
Latest comments
I am Baas on 2013-06-04 03:39

@webfork
There's a "More downloads..." link on the developer's Website. "How to extract" mentions that, but nunz failed to RTFT.

webfork on 2013-06-04 20:23

Baas: no prob, thanks for direct-linking the 32 and 64-bit versions. Adding a notice about the adware version.

TP109 on 2014-09-05 05:39

In spite of the adware issues, I think this is the easiest-to-use and to setup CPU temperature application. It's on all my PCs and I've never had a problem with it. Just set it and forget it. The digital temperature display in the system tray is very visible and useful when resource-heavy apps are running. I'm surprised this isn't rated higher.

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SwiftSearch v7.0 Updated

billon on 18 May 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 May 2018
  • Suggested by infimum

SwiftSearch is a lightweight program whose purpose is to help you quickly find the files you need on your Windows machine without ever requiring you to index your drives. It completely bypasses the file system (only NTFS supported) and reads the file table directly every time, which speeds up search significantly. Program also supports path-based search, regular expressions and full directory sizes.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: CC BY-NC 2.0
How to extract: Download SwiftSearch.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new? Breaking changes:
  • Wildcard "*" is no longer multi-level; i.e., it no longer matches a backslash. Use two asterisks ("**") to denote multi-level matching (aka "globstar"). As a special case, \**\ can collapse into a single \ level. For example, C:\**\*.txt will match both C:\1.txt and C:\1\2.txt.
  • NTFS metadata (such as $MFT, ::$REPARSE_POINT etc.) are now hidden unless the Ctrl key is held when searching (alternate data streams are still shown, however).
New features & improvements:
  • Faster pattern matching.
  • Extended globbing support. Use C:\a*\**\b*.txt to match C:\ax\y\z\bw.txt. Globbing & wildcards now use the regular expression engine underneath.
  • Ctrl+C copies files like in Explorer (no support for Ctrl+X though).
  • Shift+Ctrl+C copies file paths to the clipboard (beware memory usage!).
  • Right-click also allows copying table to clipboard (beware memory usage!).
  • Lower memory usage; NTFS limits are exploited more aggressively (e.g. NTFS allows no more than 1023 hardlinks, so this is exploited). Please watch out if you push the limits on NTFS and report any problems.
  • Content-aware column resizing. See the "View" menu or try holding Shift when resizing.
  • Column sorting now has a heuristic progress bar (may not be 100% accurate) and sorting can now be cancelled.
  • Column headers now display sorting direction (ascending/descending).
  • Column headers can now be moved around.
Bug fixes:
  • MUI file support seemed to be using language ID (e.g. 1033) rather than language name (en-US).
  • Invalid regular expressions used to crash the program.
  • And others...
Latest comments
xor on 2018-04-11 10:53

Pretty fast on my test, fits perfectly in my workflow, a keeper for me :)

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GIMP Portable v2.8.22 Updated

billon on 22 May 2018
  • 176MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a powerful photo and image editor for composition and authoring. It can be used as a simple paint program, a high quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter and much more.

GIMP Portable is a portable version of GIMP. Also available is an add-on which adjusts GIMP's layout to mimic Photoshop and switched on single-window mode.

Alternatively, another portable package is X-Gimp.

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: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch GIMPPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TwistedBrush Open Studio, PhotoFiltre, PhotoDemon
What's new? See:
https://www.gimp.org/release-notes/
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2013-07-08 12:39

Portable apps file appears to be missing.

webfork on 2013-07-10 00:22

hamasaki: works fine for me

JohnTHaller on 2013-07-10 13:27

There was a typo in the download URL on launch day that was fixed within an hour or so.

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