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Universal Extractor v1.6.1

webfork on 8 Nov 2014

Universal Extractor allows you to extract files from a wide variety of archive files, including ZIP, ARJ, LZH, as well as MSI and EXE files created using various installer packages (such as Nullsoft, Wise, Inno Setup, etc). Useful for testing apps for portability because you can extract files directly from installer packages without having to go through the installation process. Note that the original developer no longer updates the program so some manual updates may be required.

Alternatively, an unofficial version with the latest-and-greatest internals is available (on Lupo's PenSuite site).

Commercial use note: license restrictions are present on included files UHARC02.EXE and UHARC04.EXE, but can be deleted without dramatic impact on the software. See website for more information.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Included libraries may write to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Main program: GPL, Included libraries: various, see note about commercial use
How to extract:
  1. Download the RAR "UniExtract Binary Archive" package and extract using 7-zip or a similar tool to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch UniExtract.exe
What's new? Added support for environmental variables (eg., specify %temp% for debug dir)
Added support for XZ compressed files and txz/tlz archives via 7-Zip
Added support for Windows Installer merge modules (.msm) via MsiX
Added support for NBH files via NBHextract
Added translations for Armenian, Czeck, Persian (Farsi), Serbian, Swedish
Changed 7-Zip unpacking behavior;
now attempts brute force extraction only after External PEiD scan;
change due to aggressive .exe resource extraction in new versions
Changed Windows installer support (.msi, .msp) to use MsiX instead of msi2xml
Changed LZMA support to use 7-Zip for extraction
Changed FEAD support to use PEiD rather than TrID for detection
Changed following formats to call 7z by name (also see 7-Zip debug comment):
bz2, chm, gz, tar, Z
this is mostly for code cleanup; functionality should be the same
Fixed InstallShield 5.x regression in 1.6 preventing successful extraction
Fixed bug in extraction of non-TAR LZW compressed files
Fixed bug that prevented picking files after toggling history option
Fixed bug in display of history combo boxes when no items listed
Fixed cosmetic bug in Visual C++ SFX status dialog
Fixed cosmetic bug in status dialogs due to extra padding by AutoIt
Removed lzma helper binary
Removed msi2xml helper binary and MSXML download link on MSI selection page
Removed Windows NT 4.0 support from installer
Removed debug output for 7-Zip, arj, hlp;
buffers output, preventing proper user feedback and input prompts
Updated success/fail detection to check output directory timestamp;
can detect cases where files are overwritten, which old method missed;
will still consider failed if user chooses not to overwrite files,
or if all files are written to a subdirectory of the output directory
Updated RPM and DEB support to extract interim CPIO and TAR files
Updated FEAD support to workaround read-only permission issue
Updated Zip support to log unzip output and permit minor reported unzip errors
Updated PEiD detection of Microsoft SFX cab files for more reliable extraction
Updated some UniExtract window sizes for better internationalization support
Updated translations for Italian, Korean, Russian
Updated 7-Zip to 9.13 beta
Updated AutoIt to and replaced deprecated _ArrayCreate UDF
Updated InfoZip unzip to 6.0.0
Updated Inno Setup to 5.3.9
Updated innounp to 0.31 (supports Inno Setup 5.3.9)
Updated InstallExplorer WCX to 0.9.2
Updated MSI WCX to 1.2.1
Updated PEiD to 0.95
Updated UnRAR to 3.93
Latest comments
Numanoid on 2014-08-29 11:57

It's a bit OTT calling this an universal extractor, as many EXE files I try to extract with it, leads to error messages that the so-scalled universal extractor can't extract them.

Numanoid on 2014-11-01 14:32

This programme is in fact pretty much useless, there hasn't been one exe I have tried to extract over the last couple of months, where the so-called Universal Extractor has failed me :-(

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MobaXterm v8.2 Updated

Checker on 12 Sep 2015
  • 27MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Sep 2015
  • Suggested by Mobatek

MobaXterm provides a basic set of Unix commands (GNU/Cygwin) in a single file. The program integrates an X server and some network clients such as SSH, telnet, rlogin, SFTP, etc. accessible through a tabbed terminal.

Key features:

  • X server fully configured (based on Xorg)
  • Tab-based terminal with anti-aliased fonts and macro support
  • Easy DISPLAY export from any remote host
  • X11-Forwarding capability in OpenSSH
  • Numerous plugins including the GNU C/C++ compiler, GIT, SVN, MPlayer, and more.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: None
Stealth: ? Yes. Passwords are saved to the "ini" file by default (this can be a security risk if someone else has access to your USB drive). If you already have passwords in the registry, passwords will still be saved there.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file and paste the following:


  3. Save the file to the application folder as MobaXterm.ini
  4. Launch MobaXterm_Personal_[version number].exe
What's new? New feature:
  • Added a new "inline search" feature which allows you to highlight search terms directly into the terminal itself.
  • Added an internal SSH agent "MobAgent" which allows you to automatically load SSH keys at MobaXterm startup and to forward them.
  • The keyboard shortcut for "Paste inside terminal" can now be modified (default: Shift+INSERT). Remember that there is no shortcut for "COPY" as copying is performed automatically when you select some text.
  • You can now scroll in Tmux using Shift+MouseWheel if you have the "set-window-option -g mode-mouse on" feature enabled in your ".tmux.conf" file.
  • Enhanced compatibility with Emacs in terminal mode (better scrolling, better selection using shift+arrows, better home/end/arrows keys handling, better Ctrl+Alt shortcuts handling).
  • Added "Pageant" support for SSH tunnels and SSH gateways.
  • If you use a laptop and sometimes connect it to an external monitor, MobaXterm will automatically store 2 independant graphical configuration profiles (window position/size, sidebar visibility) for each configuration.
  • You can now select terminals for writing in "MultiExec" mode.
  • You can now force terminal font antialiasing even if ClearType is disabled in your Windows configuration.
  • Better URL detection for Ctrl+click on the terminal.
  • Improved GSSAPI authentication for the SFTP browser.
  • Added a new global setting which allows to disable SSH banner.
  • The terminal popup menu can be displayed using Ctrl+right-click or Shift+right-click when using right-click to paste.
  • Enhanced compatibility with Byobu (Ctrl+function keys).
  • Telnet escape sequence was not handled correctly on German and French keyboards.
  • When using "-newtab" command with MobaXterm minimized, the application is properly restored.
  • You can now navigate in the SFTP browser using arrows, return and back keys.
  • Added some more debugging information in log for failed SFTP connection attempts.
  • HOME and END keys now work properly in "less" command.
  • Main window size/position were not automatically saved after MobaXterm was closed with some particular Windows configuration.
  • Sidebar visibility and "compact mode" were not automatically saved after MobaXterm was closed with some particular Windows configuration.
  • Corrected some issues when pasting to all terminals (in MultiExec mode): some terminals were not updated in some specific conditions.
  • Corrected a "freeze" issue when closing SSH tab with SFTP browser and "follow SSH path" checked, in some particular cases.
  • Corrected a "freeze" issue when resizing MobaXterm while a CMD or POWERSHELL session is running on Windows 10.
  • Corrected some issues with flashing taskbar or focus loss at terminal startup.
  • Disabled GSSAPI authentication attempt when it is unchecked in global settings.
  • Corrected the erroneous "closewhendone" mention in the documentation (the correct commandline parameter is "exitwhendone").
  • The "newtab" command was not starting a new tab properly for ssh commands.
  • Fixed "Decrease font size" menu entry which resized the terminal window instead of changing columns/rows number.
  • You can now extend selection using Shift+left-click.
  • HOME and END keys did not send correct key codes in some applications.
  • Shift+Arrow keys did not work properly in some applications.
Latest comments
Nat on 2013-05-30 20:38

I use this software daily in all my network admin duties. It's a wonderful piece of software and I will gladly recommend this to all my friends.

__philippe on 2013-07-25 12:58

MobaXterm alternative: For a much more compact suite of Native Win32 port of stand-alone GNU utilities, *provided an X-Server is not required*, consider also

package download (3.36Mb):

The classic, finely honed, single-purpose Unix tools "cat | grep | head | tail ..." are all in there,
(all 118 of them), including the perennial soul-searching 'whoami' operator...;-)

Tested and found to be running fine under winXP. Recommended.


hamasaki on 2015-02-15 12:01

Absolutely terrific software.

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PicPick v4.0.7 Updated

Checker on 27 Sep 2015
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Sep 2015
  • Suggested by Cornflower

PicPick is a versatile all-in-one tool for images on the desktop. Includes a powerful screen capture tool, editor, color picker and palette, pixel ruler, protractor, crosshair, whiteboard, and more. Can upload images automatically to FTP, Facebook, Twitter, default e-mail program, or send to installed Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint).

Alternatively, PicPick Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Languages: 27 languages, including Chinese, Spanish, and Portuguese.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves picpick in APPDATA, Cloud Explorer in LOCALAPPDATA, and picpick in ALLUSERSAPPDATA.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use. Note that without a blank picpick.ini file, the program will offer optional installation of the Bing toolbar.
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract using 7-zip to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete $PLUGINSDIR, $TEMP, and saveappdata.ini
  3. Create a blank file called picpick.ini in the same folder
  4. Launch picpick.exe
Optionally, remove all the language files that are not needed in the Language folder

Or download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch picpick.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX
What's new?
  • Enhanced support for Windows 10.
  • Fixed Whiteboard shape issues.
  • Fixed an issue of auto-saving to dropbox folder.
  • Language updates.
  • Small known bugs were fixed.
Latest comments
dmocha on 2015-01-24 08:58

For me it's different. I downloaded two days ago, as the version 4.0.3

AndTheWolf on 2015-09-23 19:10

PicPick now at 4.0.7

fullbug on 2015-09-24 01:32

Love this program, thanx!

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TagScanner v5.1.668

Checker on 15 Jun 2015
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jun 2015
  • Suggested by scamme

TagScanner is a multifunction program for organizing and managing your music collection. It can edit tags of most audio formats, rename files based on the tag information, generate tag information from filenames, and perform any transformations of the text from tags and filenames. Album info available via online databases like freedb or Amazon and includes a built-in player.

Supports ID3v1, ID3v2, Vorbis comments, APEv2, WindowsMedia and MP4 (iTunes) tags. Includes powerful TAG editor with batch functions and special features and a playlist maker with ability to export playlists to HTML or Excel.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Tagscan.exe.
What's new?
  • Improved: Reading of ID3v2.3 tags contained frames marked as version 2.2.
  • Fixed: Sometimes program can't delete empty folder after finishing of restructure function.
  • Support for Windows 10.
Latest comments
EL_DeLino on 2014-08-30 22:32

The Best Tag Editor!

EL_DeLino on 2014-09-01 19:36

v5.1.652 is Online!

Checker on 2014-09-01 21:32

@ EL_DeLino: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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NetSetMan v4.0.4 Updated

Checker on 17 Sep 2015
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Sep 2015
  • Suggested by paciuli

NetSetMan is a network settings manager that helps you switch between 6 different, visually structured profiles that includes IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, preferred/alternate DNS server, computer name, workgroup, DNS domain, WINS server, default printer and run scripts. Although mostly for mobile users who have multiple network settings at home, office, wireless, etc, this software can also be useful for advanced network configuration and diagnostics.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. Select "Extract files" during the installation process and extract application files to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch NetSetMan.exe
What's new?
  • Full Windows 10 compatibility.
  • Fix: Scripts were not executed on logon screen.
  • Fix: In WinXP the Import dialog had an old UI style.
  • Fix: Checkboxes of restricted settings could be activated accidently.
  • Fix: Rare problem with WiFi connection after changing IP settings.
  • Fix (Pro): License file was deleted if located outside of program folder.
  • All settings dialogs will now remain on top of main window.
  • Russian & Chinese translations up-to-date again.
  • Minor adjustments.
Latest comments
tpig on 2010-06-21 05:53

Oh, I forgot to mention that it come with installer, but it work on portable usb. Just extract IpSwitch.exe and run it. Program settings will be saved in data.ini in same location as IpSwitch.exe

ikke on 2010-08-03 00:02

Don't recommend outdated crap please.
Eusing's free IP Switcher refuses to work on anything better than Windows XP. So it's virtually useless.

AdrianK_IT on 2012-04-06 09:33

Please would someone edit the 'Synopsis' so it is less misleading. Apparently, this software is for ' ... mobile users ... at ... office ... ' yet is only 'free for personal use'!

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