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FastCopy v3.51 Updated

JohnTHaller on 15 Jun 2018
  • 599KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by pplknownothin

FastCopy is a file copy and synchronization tool with a variety of available extras. It uses different strategies (multi-threading, buffering) to help ensure maximum device throughput, as well as optional verification to make sure data is transferred correctly. It does not use the system cache, so other processes do not get bogged down during the copy process and a speed setting is also available, including pause. It supports Unix-style include/exclude wildcards filters.

Alternatively, PortableApps.com's FastCopy Portable is stealth.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes a registry key when running the installer and selecting 'Extract' to create a portable copy.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Installer" inside the ZIP package based on your OS ("32bit" or "64bit"), extract it and run
  2. Select "Extract only" during process
  3. Copy FastCopy.exe and FastCopy.chm to a folder of your choice
  4. Launch FastCopy.exe
What's new? See:
https://fastcopy.jp/help/fastcopy_eng.htm#history
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ammandaaaaaloriiiii on 2018-03-28 14:41

I've was able to copy about 10 GB of files from an aging and extremely noisy and slow hard drive via a USB adapter -- Would have gotten a head ache had I copied from windows explorer, or tried to. PS. 0/42 flagged by virus total, it's clean. PSS. Development seems to have slowed down but there's a beta floating that adds some features / fixes some issues...some other tools are better than TC like gsrichcopy 360/fast copy/robocopy

JudyGarland on 2018-04-08 07:06

It's fast and solid, but it doesn't check file content. It compares files size and date but NOT the actual content.
For example, it happens that you have a file with same age and size but different/updated content (some applications are able to generate such containers, with constant dimension and untouched last modified date).
This way, I lost my data. After several years, I file like described upon suffered a sort of corruption. Not a big problem, I thought, and I overwritten it with the backupped copy. I discovered later it wasnt never updated, the file was just like I copied at first time, original state lets say. Also, since the file was overwritten there was no way to recover even the faulty one.
OK, my fault. The author specifies the rules correctly, size and date. But not everybody is aware about that. So, if you have such files, be carefull and use another app, like winmerge or similar.
Furthermore, FC is able to verify the backupped files hash, but it doesnt verify in any way the actual files in source/destination folder or partition.

zorro on 2018-06-15 14:36

The newly introduced installer writes to the registry when choosing "extract only" (key: HKCU\Software\HSTools)

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R-Undelete Home v6.5.170757 Updated

billon on 19 Apr 2018
  • 57MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by pplknownothin

R-Undelete recovers files from external USB disks, digital photo and video camera memory cards and other devices with the FAT (FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and exFAT) file system. In addition, it also uses the scan for known file types, which makes R-Undelete an ideal solution for the recovery of lost digital photos, movies and music.

Note: the majority of Windows storage solutions use NTFS and ReFS, which can only be recovered with the pro version.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the installer and select "portable USB option" while installing. Launch r-undelete.exe.
What's new? See:
https://forum.r-tt.com/viewtopic.php?t=8140
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Happy.Camper2 on 2017-08-25 20:17

Now at==>
Version:6.2 build 169533
Date Released:Aug 24 2017
File Name:RUndelete6.exe
Download Size:62.92 MB
http://www.r-undelete.com/downloads/RUndelete6.exe

Referral Link:http://www.r-undelete.com/Download.shtml

AyrA on 2017-11-17 06:55

From their website: R-Undelete run in the free Home mode has no limitations for recovery from FAT partitions and also allows you to evaluate how the software recovers lost files from the NTFS file system, for which it has a limitation to recover files larger than 64KB. [filelist] can be previewed to estimate recovery chances before you upgrade the Home version for recovery from NTFS partitions

Seems that recovery from NTFS costs money and thus makes this application almost useless today.

Happy.Camper2 on 2018-04-21 01:47

I finally said to myself "Duuuuuuuuuuuuuh" ;)
Why am I wasting my time with downloading this app realising that this app is useless from a freeware point of view.
My above comment on 2017-08-25 20:17--that version never got
downloaded & I have ceased wasting my time.
I don't know for a fact that this app has always been so restrictive because I came in late on finding this app.
Perhaps if there's an earlier version for Vista that someone knows about, thats less restrictive, maybe you could share that with us.
Have a nice weekend everyone.

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MyPaint Portable 1.2.1

billon on 8 Jun 2017
  • 236MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by pplknownothin

MyPaint is a fast and easy graphics application for digital painters, utilizing a brush system that's versatile and configurable. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it. Supports graphics tablets made by Wacom and similar devices.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac/Linux.

MyPaint Portable is a wrapper program for MyPaint. Alternatively, X-MyPaint is also available and can be updated to the latest version via this process (thanks shnbwmn).

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Various open licenses (main program is GPLv2)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MyPaintPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Artweaver Free
What's new? See:
https://github.com/mypaint/mypaint/releases
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shnbwmn on 2016-04-03 10:34

It's a real pity that the newer versions (aka 1.2.0 onwards) aren't portable, because the whole interface has been wonderfully overhauled and a whole slew of new features have been implemented. According to https://github.com/mypaint/mypaint/issues/91, the developers basically have no interest in making this portable.

shnbwmn on 2016-08-11 14:24

Update: please see the forum topic for details on getting the latest MyPaint (1.2.0) portabilised via the X-MyPaint launcher.

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Foreground Reference Utility v1.0.0 Private

Checker on 7 Aug 2013

Foreground Reference Utility allows the user to select an image and have it pinned to the foreground to be used as reference material.
How to use:
Load image, select desired opacity and press F1. To unload press F1 again

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the RAR package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ForeGroundReference.exe.
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smaragdus on 2016-10-27 20:29

Website down and cannot be reached via the Internet Archive because of robots.txt.

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ImageMagick v6.8.6-7 Private

Checker on 4 Aug 2013

ImageMagick convert, edit, or compose bitmap images in a variety of formats. In addition, resize, rotate, shear, distort or transform images automagically.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch command prompt and run desired application.