ShellExView displays the details of shell extensions installed on your machine and allows you to easily enable/disable each shell extension. ShellExView comes in handy for solving problems caused by third party shell extensions.
|System Requirements:||Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7|
|Writes settings to:||Application folder|
|How to extract:||Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch shexview.exe.|
roger on 2010-05-04 08:05
@Tad: link to website
portaFreeUser on 2011-02-14 19:53
I really like this simple program. I used it first to hide/disable a corrupted Magic ISO contextual menu in mere seconds. Then later on I learned about some features of Explorer that could be turned off using this program, so I did that. It worked both times without any problems. I like that you can undo the changes too if you like. Good program. Thanks for updating this.
rogerthedodger on 2013-06-01 00:37See all 7›
Love this program, recently had the dreaded explorer crash and this program allowed me to easily identify the culprit, and a uninstall/reinstall of the offending (acronis) software fixed my issue. Would have spent an eternity without this software. Should be part of Windoze.
Rapid Environment Editor (RapidEE) is an environment variables editor. It includes an easy to use GUI and replaces the small and inconvenient Windows edit box, located in the System Information section.
"Environment variables are specially named string aliases for basic system properties. They contain information such as drive, path, or file name. They control the behavior of various programs. For example, the TEMP environment variable specifies the location in which programs place temporary files." (source)
|System Requirements:||WinXP / Vista / Win7|
|Writes settings to:||Application folder|
|How to extract:||
Midas on 2012-04-05 00:47
Previous question hasn't been addressed, so I'm foregoing RapidEE for now. I would really like to know if it addresses issues like the one reported here: http://sites.google.com/site/redmondlab/path
Craunch on 2012-07-03 13:45
Midas, I've just been playing with this and ran into the problem you described. On investigation I realised that there are two type of environment variables: Text String and Expandable String. Text String variables (orange tag) will not expand contained references to other environment variables when they are used. Expandable String variables (blue tag) will expand their references when used. You can change their type by F6 or via the right-click menu. These two types seem to be a feature of how Windows now stores environment variables internally.
Midas on 2012-07-04 20:27See all 8›
Thanks for that, Craunch. Vital info, IMHO. I'll look into it ASAP. :)
Autoruns shows you which programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. You can configure Autoruns to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services, and much more. Autoruns goes way beyond the MSConfig utility.
Alternatively, Autoruns Portable is stealth and will only show the EULA once.
|System Requirements:||WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8|
|Writes settings to:||Windows registry|
|How to extract:||Download the ZIP package and extract all files except autorunsc.exe to a folder of your choice. Launch autoruns.exe.|
shodan816 on 2012-03-25 10:42
None of the 'wrappers' mentioned here are still available. Would someone please post a working link to a wrapper that will make this app truly portable? Why this app is even posted on a 'portablefreeware' site, while writing to the registry, remains a mystery to me.
shodan816 on 2012-03-25 14:50See all 21›
Thank you, mrpink! Works like a charm.
xpy attempts to secure your Windows system and protect your privacy. In addition to anti-spyware features, it disables common security threats (RPC/DCOM, LMHash), increases your Windows performance, and tweaks Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player.
|System Requirements:||Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7|
|Writes settings to:||User profile folder. A single setting is written to indicate whether you have accepted the license agreement.|
|How to extract:||Download the ZIP file and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch xpy.exe.|
dany on 2011-11-24 21:20
@Spook Murphy and anyone else: false positive.
silium on 2013-01-23 22:24
Mark's comment made me curious, so I ran this tool in a virtual machine. My only guess is that he selected all settings, ignored both warning messages and proceeded. I agree, use with care, and that includes not ignoring warnings.
Gemini Apollo Gomez on 2013-04-03 07:00See all 14›
The Website link to xpy.whyeye.org has the most current stable version as being up to xpy v1.3.4 but the download link at xpy.whyeye.org is bad.
WSCC allows you to install, update, execute and organize the utilities from various system utility suites. The program is only an interface: you need to download and install the utilities separately. Alternatively, WSCC can download 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.
Note: The setup packages are downloaded from the author's website.
|System Requirements:||Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8|
|Writes settings to:||Application folder and Windows registry|
|How to extract:||Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch wscc.exe.|
Ruby on 2012-10-18 20:15
WSCC will accept an absolute 'driveless' path, e.g. \portable\nirsoft but a relative path outside it's own directory, e.g. ..\portable\nirsoft does not work
ashghost on 2012-10-24 00:21
@Ruby: Relative paths to subdirectories (e.g. ".\nirsoft") work for me, but not parallel directories, as in your example.
david.lynch on 2013-03-01 03:39See all 11›
Would be nice if developer had a changelog of it...