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Zback v2.85.0.a Updated

billon on 2 Feb 2016
  • 584KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by grannyGeek

Zback is a backup and synchronization tool with a small footprint. Copy modes include update files, refresh existing files, or mirror source to target and can be run manually, from batch/script, or from the command line. Users can filter files based on extension, size, date, subdirectories and preview their backup/sync before running.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch zback.exe.
What's new?
  • Wildcards (* ?) allowed in IncludeMask, ExcludeMask for files and folders.
  • Track BatchMemo lines executing (highlight line executed).
  • Transfer settings from batch to manual panel (in batch menu).
  • Small fixes.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2013-10-26 07:07

I look no further than Syncovery for synchronisation. The feature set is hard to beat and it seems to work better than all the others I`ve tried.

logear on 2014-02-24 20:29

I just checked out Syncovery. It's not freeware.

coolayman on 2014-04-05 21:46

I love this application ... I use it for backing up all my files ... it is very quick and much quicker than manual copy-paste by windows. I always use manual mode to preview the synchronization then running it.

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Windows System Control Center v2.5.0.8 Updated

billon on 10 Feb 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Windows System Control Center (WSCC) allows you to install, update, execute and organize the utilities from various system utility suites. The program either works as an interface or as downloader. The program can work with both utilities suites downloaded or can dynamically grab and run the programs via a web connection. The included Update Manager can check for newer versions of the utilities already installed and can download and install the missing items.

Works with Windows Sysinternals and Nirsoft Utilities suites, but also highlights Windows' own utilities.

Note: The setup packages are downloaded from the author's website.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder and Windows registry
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch wscc.exe.
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-05-13 11:07

@sl23: you might want to have a look at SyMenu (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2394) auto-update system...

sl23 on 2015-05-13 19:10

Thanks Midas, I've been looking at that recently, but unsure how the update works. Does it check, d/l and install any updated apps?

Also the file-system seems a bit messy for my liking, maybe just me, but at least with PA.com apps you simply chuck your apps in the folder and the menu sees them. Need to do a bit more testing to find out how things work with SyMenu before switching.

Midas on 2015-05-14 10:37

Sorry, sl23, no insight on that, since I'm not a user of either SyMenu or PAF portables -- I prefer to roll my own... :)

Notwithstanding, if still interested, check the following forum topic: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21891 ...

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WakeMeOnLan v1.73 Updated

Checker on 24 Jan 2016
  • 339KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jan 2016
  • Suggested by Checker

WakeMeOnLan allows you to easily turn on one or more computers remotely by sending Wake-on-LAN (WOL) packet over the network. This will return machines from a standby or turned-off state, useful for administrators or to save electricity until resources are needed. WakeMeOnLan also allows you to scan your network and collect the MAC addresses of all online computers. This information can be exported to a file.

Additionally, an available command-line interface can turn on a computer using a computer name, IP address, or the MAC address of the remote network card.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 WakeMeOnLan.exe.
What's new?
  • Added the 'Start Scanning - Only Selected IPs' option to the right-click context menu.
  • Updated the internal MAC addresses database.

CrystalDiskMark v5.1.2 Updated

billon on 3 Feb 2016
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by malikorx69

CrystalDiskMark is benchmarks disk performance, measuring sequential and random 4KB/512KB reads/writes for any storage device. The target device does not need to be formatted.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Alternatively, CrystalDiskMark Portable is also available, which auto-switches between x86 and x64.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: MIT
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DiskMark32.exe (for 32-bit OS) or DiskMark64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: HD Tune, CrystalDiskInfo
What's new?
  • Added Dual Code Signing (SHA-1 & SHA-2).
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-07-28 17:27

I think the right forum thread is this:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5552

Midas on 2015-08-01 18:04

Thanks, smaragdus, nicely done -- but as the topic you found is a single post, I think we should ask webfork to merge it with the current official topic. What do you think?

Checker on 2015-08-01 18:52

@ smaragdus: First mentioned by malikorx69 [07 Feb 2008], so this is the forum topic.
guinness post is dated [09 Nov 2009].
I agree to merge the two, but malikorx69's should be first!

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LastActivityView v1.11 Updated

webfork on 15 Jan 2016
  • 135KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jan 2016
  • Suggested by Checker

LastActivityView collects information from various sources on a running system and displays a log of actions made by the user and events that occurred on the machine. Events include running .exe files, any open/save dialog-boxes, opening file/folder from Explorer or other software, software installation, system shutdown/start, application or system crash, network connection/disconnection and more.

You can easily export this information into csv/tab-delimited/xml/html file or copy it to the clipboard and then paste into Excel or other software.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 LastActivityView.exe.
What's new?
  • LastActivityView now uses the 8 date/time values stored in the Prefetch files of Windows 8 and Windows 10 ('Run .EXE file' action).
Latest comments
Ascend4nt on 2013-05-29 21:04

Neat application. Its worth noting that the 'Run .EXE file' items won't show up if you've disabled prefetch on your O/S, which is a common optimization for SSD drives.

Allen on 2015-03-04 14:24

I like this tool as it shows "All" activity that has taken place on ones computer. It will show every folder that has been opened, every .exe file that was used, every encryption tool that has been used. Kind of scary? I have yet to find a way to delete these items from a windows 7 system. Ccleaner and almost every other privacy tool have been tried. I have even read the topics from NirSoft about this.
Anyone here know of a solution to clearthe Activity view?

Allen on 2015-03-06 21:02

I found the way to remove these findings: First delete windows Prefetch entries "C:\Windows\Prefetch" this will delete all the .exe files in LastActivityView. Next Run RegSeeker2.5.7 and select privacy Key on the left side of the menu, and at the bottom select "Clean stream MRU/streams Keys". That's all there is to it.

You can download RegSeeker2.5.7 on the Portable Freeware website

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