Latest entries (500)

Autoruns v13.82 Updated

billon on 14 Feb 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Autoruns shows programs that run during system bootup or login, as well as 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.

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

Alternatively, Autoruns Portable is stealth and will only show the EULA once.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract all files except autorunsc.exe, autorunsc64.exe and Eula.txt to a folder of your choice. Launch Autoruns.exe or Autoruns64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Startup Control Panel
What's new?
  • Show OneNote addins.
  • Fixed several bugs.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2016-07-31 13:49

A very useful tool that I have used for a long time, thanks for the hard work to bring this software to us.
MIKLO

__philippe on 2017-09-12 10:36

Autoruns v13.80 released 11SEP2017

SysInternals' changelogs, scrimpy as they used to be, have disappeared altogether.

See gripes about SysInternals' site recent overhaul...:-(
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=87869#p87869

__philippe on 2017-09-13 14:07

I'll be damned ! Sysinternals' utilities changelogs ersatz have not quite vanished, after all,
but are definitely (deliberately?) well hidden from sight:

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sysinternals/2017/09/

PS
Looks like one of TPFC's eminent updates contributor was in the know all along ...;-)

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FastStone Capture v5.3

billon on 12 Nov 2016
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Feb 2007
  • Suggested by Fluffy

FastStone Capture is a powerful, flexible and intuitive screen-capture utility. It allows you to capture anything on the screen including windows, objects, full screen, rectangle regions, freehand-selected regions and scrolling windows/web pages. It has innovative features such as a floating Capture Panel, hotkeys, resizing, cropping, text annotation, printing, e-mailing, screen magnifier and many more.

Reported to function in Windows 7 and in Linux under WINE.

Note: FastStone Capture went payware starting from v5.4 so I have made the last freeware version available (v5.3) for direct download as the license agreement does not prohibit redistribution.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of drive-less absolute path (eg. \docs\personal\work.doc without the drive letter)
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FSCapture.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Greenshot, PicPick, ShareX
What's new?
  • Compatible with Windows Vista.
  • Improved quality of 256 color PNG/GIF output.
  • Added:
    • To Email to the Output list;
    • Reset to Primary Screen (only available in Multi-monitor system) to the tray icon's popup menu.
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-06-02 02:58

@jimdorey: I'm a little confused why we had a listing that this works with Win10 -- it really doesn't. When this version of the program stopped being developed, Win7 wasn't even out yet. Anyway, I recommend trying another software package for that OS. I've updated the entry.

joby_toss on 2016-06-02 11:49

@jimdorey: v5.3 works fine on my win 10 x64 using a 1080p screen resolution. Maybe you're using a high DPI screen/4k monitor, and only the last version (8.4, payware, but worth every penny) works fine in that case.

__philippe on 2016-10-14 15:57

Don't care for FSC freeware near inaudible screenshot audio cue ?

Never fear: Everything you always wanted to know about...
Grafting a neater camera-like snapshot sound to FastStone Capture v5.3...;-)

http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=83541#p83541

Cheers,

__philippe

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Imagine v1.1.0

billon on 7 Aug 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by infimum

Imagine is a lightweight, fast and easy to use image viewer with basic graphics and animation edit features. Other features include viewing internals of archives (ZIP, RAR, 7z etc.), screen capture, batch conversion, thumbnail browser, slideshow and metadata disclosure. Additional formats support available through plugins.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package 32-bit ANSI (Win95-ME), Unicode (WinNT-XP), or 64-bit and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a file named Imagine.ini with the following content:

    [BrowserOption]
    ThumbnailDirectory=2

  3. Optionally, delete unnecessary language files and Total Commander plugins
  4. Launch Imagine.exe or Imagine64.exe
What's new? Added:
  • Command line parameter 'crop'.
  • Transparency for XPM.
Fixed:
  • Support for High-DPI awareness.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-08-07 09:13

Allelluia !
Imagine has Risen from Limbo, after a mere five years in hibernation...;-)

Complete Changelog history: (2003-2017)

http://www.nyam.pe.kr/dev/imagine/doc/Whatsnew.txt

Word to the wise:
Backup your current "imagine.ini" before merrily installing the new version...

Midas on 2017-08-09 11:15

While reaching for the changelog just now: "This site is now out of traffic. Please visit later." :(

__philippe on 2017-08-09 14:11

Imagine falling prey to its born-again success, I suspect ?
Its Byus.Net host is enforcing traffic choking, temporarily, one would hope...:-(

PS
To the lucky dames/fellows who grabbed the new distro before this recent server hiccup :
a full changelog is also included as a "whatsnew.txt" in Imagine_1.1.0_Unicode.zip.

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Wireless Network Watcher v2.16 Updated

billon on 23 Jan 2018
  • 865KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

Wireless Network Watcher scans your wireless or small wired network and displays the list of all computers and devices that are currently connected to your network. For every computer or device that is connected to your network, IP & MAC addresses, the company that manufactured the network card and optionally the computer name are all listed.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WNetWatcher.exe.

Optionally, download the latest MAC addresses file to the same folder.
What's new?
  • Added option to choose disconnect audio file for every device (in 'Device Options' window).
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-09-01 10:09

Wireless Network Watcher 1.72 released.

Checker on 2014-09-01 14:57

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

MIKLO on 2017-08-25 14:16

Nirsoft is the best, this software gives a great view of what's happening on wireless networks. The number of apps from Nirsoft I use on a daily basis makes my computing a whole lot faster and much easier. Keep up the great work Nirsoft.
MIKLO

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Mp3tag v2.86 Updated

billon on 24 Jan 2018
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by tedpoe

Mp3tag views, edits and filters metadata for common audio formats. Information can be manually added, removed, imported and exported to a variety of formats. The program supports online freedb database lookups for selected files, allowing you to automatically gather proper tag information for select files or CDs. It can also rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words from tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists and more.

The program can even generate playlists from provided audio files. Supports ID3, Vorbis Comments, APE, MP4 and TAK Lossless.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. When prompted, select "Portable Installation" and "install" to a folder of your choice
  3. Delete Mp3tagSetup.ini, unnecessary language files and flag icons
  4. Launch Mp3tag.exe
Similar/alternative apps: TagScanner
What's new? See:
https://www.mp3tag.de/en/changelog.html
Latest comments
PacMan13x on 2016-11-13 19:22

Wow it works! I tried the latest at the time of writing this comment Mp3tag v2.79 and 7-zip v16.04 on Windows 7. Thank you tedpoe!!

denzi on 2016-12-01 01:36

Extract with 7-zip 16.04 (.paf.exe), but run Mp3tag without add folder and file named "mp3tag.cfg" is okay, added folder and file named "mp3tag.cfg", Mp3tag show "Access denied"

gbrao on 2017-02-17 12:15

[2017-02-17] REL: VERSION 2.81

[2016-12-11] NEW: added portable installation mode that stores settings in application directory and doesn't write information to the registry.

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Angry IP Scanner v2.21

billon on 8 Jun 2017
  • 108KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Apr 2004
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Angry IP scanner is a fast IP scanner that can ping a range of IP addresses to check if they are alive, then optionally resolve hostnames, scan ports, etc. The program is useful for network administrators to monitor and manage their networks.

Note: Current versions of this program require Java. Until this is tested as portable, we are linking to the previous non-Java version.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Windows registry. But given the nature of the application, I think it can be accepted as portable. An option is provided to delete registry entries upon user's request.
License: GPL v2
How to extract: Download IPscan221.EXE to a folder of your choice and launch.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2014-03-14 15:18

@Craunch

One more reason to use the older legacy version instead, which, afaik, does not need Java.

__philippe

webfork on 2014-03-14 21:30

Craunch: just added a note to the entry.

__philippe on 2016-01-30 17:10

As illustrated in the forum http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=78597
AdvancedIPscanner is NOT portable.

Besides, the package contains no less than 45 distinct files, including umpteen dll's, for a bloated total of 8.8MB, versus AngryIPscanner single 108KB *.exe.

Take you pick...;-)

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VLC v3.0.0 Updated

billon on 11 Feb 2018
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

VLC is a skinnable, feature-rich media player that supports a wide variety of multimedia file and streaming formats. It can play files while they download, from inside RAR files, online radio stations, convert video formats and much more. The software can also behave as a streaming server for delivering video in unicast or multicast mode.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates dvdcss folder in %APPDATA% when playing DVD.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create portable subfolder. Launch vlc.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary locales.
Similar/alternative apps: MPC-HC, SMPlayer, PotPlayer
What's new? See:
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/
Latest comments
lastaltoid on 2017-12-07 05:06

BTW, these (zip and 7zip) have been described elsewhere as 'portable', they do not require installation (unpack and run), they apparently still some files (including an INI) in user AppData folder. I have not verified that.

gbrao on 2018-02-12 07:06

The file vlcrc in the 'portable' folder has this entry :

[skins2] # Skinnable Interface
# Skin to use (string)
skins2-last=vlc_deepdark.vlt

VLC seems to accept relative paths (here at least). I have vlc_deepdark.vlt in the same directory as vlc.exe and it works OK.

Also with 3.0.0, no files/dirs left anywhere else. But creates a QT reg key :
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\QtProject\OrganizationDefaults\FileDialog

I run vlc from a NSIS exe which deletes that key after VLC exits.

zorro on 2018-02-12 13:18

..at least with "native skin" there's no QT-Key left behind - I just checked it. When activating alternative skins, the Key appears but can be handled with a batch or portable starter like gbrao mentioned.

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Everything v1.4.1.895 Updated

billon on 9 Feb 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Drutt

Everything is a powerful search tool that locates files and folders by file name instantly, and includes an FTP and Web server interface. It also can search files by their contents. Unlike Windows search, Everything initially displays all files and folders on your computer. You simply type in part of the desired file name to limit what files and folders are displayed instantly. The more you type, the more specific the list becomes.

Note that the instant-search capability only works on NTFS/ReFS-formatted drives and only uses file and folder names in a file index. The program can separately catalog non-NTFS/ReFS and network servers for searching on a schedule.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package depending on your OS and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Everything.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: HDDB, Ultra File Search Lite, UltraSearch
What's new? Added:
  • .jpeg extension to the image information search functions.
  • Support for cluster sizes larger than 64k.
  • preview_context ini setting.
Fixed:
  • A crash when clearing search history.
  • A security issue when running a FTP server.
  • An issue preventing Everything from closing when pressing ESC.
  • An issue where Everything would lose the current sort after reindexing.
  • An issue when using invalid characters to rename a file.
  • A crash when rendering tall or wide images.
  • An issue when shutting down Everything would cause it to miss changes.
  • A memory alignment issue.
  • Database corruption when renaming a folder when folder size indexing is enabled or when there is a folder exclude.
  • An issue with circular NTFS/ReFS folder parents.

See more about new features and changes here
Latest comments
DeLe on 2016-10-23 17:04

Everything has been released:
http://www.voidtools.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5727

A lot of improvments: preview, content search and much more

__philippe on 2017-03-03 18:29

Beta alright...;-)

but practically stable after being fine-tuned over a period spanning
SEP-2015 to NOV-2016, including release of 11 distinct builds.

EveryThing 1.4.1.809b Portable BETA, which was released on 21-NOV-2016,
includes significant new functions over current Stable version dated 6-AUG-2014
https://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/whats_new/

Version 1.4 ongoing development and builds changelogs are chronicled here:
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=76406#p76406

Nh on 2017-04-29 18:41

In case it does not remembers sort order, you have to edit 2 lines in Everything.ini:

sort=Type
always_keep_sort=1

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7-Zip Portable v18.01 Updated

billon on 30 Jan 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

7-Zip is an archive manager that can view and create a wide variety of formats. The program includes folder favorites, optional two-pane view, checksum calculator, file split/combine capability and more. Individual archives can be created with high speed or high compression settings, update options (including update, add/replace, synchronize), split volumes and more. Archives can be secured with standard zip or more secure AES encryption.

Although the official archiver for the open, high-compression "7z" format, the program also supports the creation of multiple formats including ZIP, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR and WIM. It will extract a long list of other formats, among them RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, RPM, VHD, VMDK etc.

7-Zip Portable is a wrapper from PortableApps.com, auto-detecting 32 or 64-bit automatically. Alternatively, X-7zip is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 7-ZipPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Peazip, BandiZip
What's new? See:
http://www.7-zip.org/history.txt
Latest comments
Special on 2017-01-24 02:20

Normally you would need to know the password to access a passworded 7z archive or to even look inside one, but by using the 7z file manager you can still add stuff into a passworded archive by just dragging & dropping stuff onto it, for example a blank .txt file, that is the first part, then with the use of a simple Hex editor (HxD) you can break the password "lock" if you know what to look for. What I'm saying is, use 7-Zip for your compression needs, but for encrypting sensitive stuff you plan on uploading onto the web, look elsewhere.

demon.devin on 2017-09-14 12:17

Here's my 7-Zip Portable made with my modified version of the PA.c Launcher:
https://github.com/demondevin/7-ZipPortable

I've added support for shell integration as well as the context menu features. I even added support for file type associations to where you may specify which formats you'd like associated with 7-Zip during runtime. Plus I've added a SendTo shortcut which is available for any file types that aren't associated but are supported for use with 7-Zip.

And yes ..it's still very much portable! Read the ReadMe file on the GitHub project page on how to add associations or how to set the shell extension/context menu features...

=)

PAFuser on 2018-01-26 14:56

SECURITY PROBLEM: 18 Beta appears to work under PortableApps. Download 18 Beta from http://www.7-zip.org/. Use 7-Zip or Universal Extractor to extract files to a new folder, replace PortableApps files in App folder with 18 Beta files.

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FastCopy v3.41 Updated

billon on 27 Jan 2018
  • 564KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Jan 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' FastCopy Portable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Installer" ZIP package based on your OS (32bit or 64bit) and extract FastCopy.exe and FastCopy.chm to a folder of your choice. Launch FastCopy.exe.
What's new? See:
https://ipmsg.org/tools/fastcopy.html.en#history
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-01-31 00:56

@ripu: I misunderstood your question - I'd recommend Dsynchronize http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=719 with "Ask before replacing files" checked, though it won't help with the rename element.

vubogia82 on 2016-10-19 07:20

Version 3.25 released

TP109 on 2017-12-31 05:34

Good program and stable operation. Recently tested this again on XP. Really fast scanning and updating of big folders with thousands of files. A 16GB folder with over 100k files took about 95 seconds to update (only a few kBs needed updating). A complete copy of 14GB took about 10mins, but still significantly faster than many other apps or Windows built-in copy.

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Large Text File Viewer v5.2u

billon on 12 Sep 2017
  • 690KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Jun 2009
  • Suggested by dasfx

Large Text File Viewer is designed for viewing large text files. It uses little memory and is able to open very large files (> 1GB) instantly. Background file indexing makes browsing even faster. It also allows the user to perform high-speed complex text search by means of plain text or regular expression.

Note: main site offline - linking to Archive.org.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. The program supports UTF-16 Little-endian (UCS-2 LE) but not Unicode Big-endian and UTF-8.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch LTFViewr5u.exe.

Optionally, delete the included JPG files, which form a tiled window background.
What's new? Fixed:
  • The program hangs while reading files with large average line length.
  • Other bugs.
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-12-07 06:13

emka: updated, thanks

shuunen on 2015-02-10 13:18

worked great on a 10 millions lines file, 185 Mb :) instantly

smaragdus on 2016-11-03 22:44

It's a pity it doesn't support "Full Screen View".

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AutoHotkey v1.1.28.00 Updated

lintalist on 11 Feb 2018
  • 895KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Jon Pajela

AutoHotkey is a powerful automation and scripting tool with an option to export to a self-contained executable. Possible uses include assigning the hotkey "Ctrl-Alt-F" to launch Firefox, making abbreviations expand to their full definition as you type them, or saving time by setting the computer to auto-click a confirmation screen.

The program can create entire applications and has been used to create many hosted here on PortableFreeware including 7plus, WallPaper Randomizer, Gridy and many more.

Note: Pulover's Macro Creator can be used as a macro recorder and includes an "Export to AHK" function.

Category:
System Requirements: WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Places an ahk script file in user documents by default
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoHotkey.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AutoIt
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Lexikos/AutoHotkey_L/releases
Latest comments
lintalist on 2015-03-08 08:24

Update v1.1.20.00 - new features & bug fixes: http://ahkscript.org/docs/AHKL_ChangeLog.htm

Checker on 2015-03-08 11:32

@ lintalist: Thanks ... and updated ;)

shnbwmn on 2016-03-13 17:01

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but if you download the installer and extract, you get all the exes (32/64 unicode and ansi), Window Spy, the help chm, a template and the ahk2exe compiler.

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Pazera Free Audio Extractor v2.7 Updated

billon on 30 Jan 2018
  • 34MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by jack

Pazera Free Audio Extractor takes the audio from most major video files without loss of sound quality or converts them to a variety of common audio formats. The program can also behave as a simple conversion tool from one audio format to another (e.g. AAC to MP3).

Some supported formats include (audio) MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA, M4A, FLAC, OGG, WAV, ALAC, WavPack, AIFF; (video) AVI, FLV, MP4, MPG, MOV, RM, 3GP, WMV, VOB, MKV, WebM and OGV.

Note: By default, the program will extract/convert to MP3. Select "Try extract original audio stream" to avoid re-encoding. This is faster, but may result in a format some devices can't read. Additionally, the program has a number of predefined settings (profiles) specially designed for novice users. More advanced users can easily customize audio encoding parameters with output parameters.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
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 AudioExtractor.exe or AudioExtractor64.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary languages and styles.
Similar/alternative apps: Free Audio Extractor
What's new?
  • Updated conversion engine (FFmpeg) and multimedia information library (MediaInfo).
  • Fixed:
    • An error causing incorrect mapping of audio streams when setting FFmpeg conversion parameters in files containing multiple audio streams and at least one video stream;
    • Restoring the main window position after program restart when visual styles are enabled.
  • Added the ability to select visible columns from the context menu of the file list and from the main menu.
  • Automatic scrolling of text in the window with the conversion progress.
Latest comments
rogerthedodger on 2014-06-25 06:26

Love this program, but V2 doesnt save settings, gone back to V1.4 which does.

rogerthedodger on 2014-08-02 05:25

Version 2.1 now out

Checker on 2014-08-02 09:36

@ rogerthedodger: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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WakeMeOnLan v1.83 Updated

billon on 17 Feb 2018
  • 377KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Feb 2018
  • 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?
  • Updated the internal MAC addresses database.

FileTypesMan v1.83 Updated

billon on 22 Jan 2018
  • 152KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by eprimetime

FileTypesMan is an alternative to the 'File Types' tab in the 'Folder Options' of Windows. It displays the list of all file extensions and types registered on your computer. For each file type, the following information is displayed: Type Name, Description, MIME Type, Perceived Type, Flags, Browser Flags and more. FileTypesMan also allows you to easily edit the properties and flags of each file type, as well as it allows you to add, edit and remove actions in a file type.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileTypesMan.exe.
What's new?
  • When you run FileTypesMan, it now automatically selects the last selected extension.
  • Added /SelectedExt command-line option for selecting the desired extension in the upper pane, for example:
    FileTypesMan.exe /SelectedExt ".txt".
Latest comments
Simon on 2009-03-04 21:33

I'm really surprised - it works even for replacing txt notepad by another application! Well done, it seems to be really useful!

Midas on 2009-04-22 07:25

Although it is extra useful, be extra careful with it or you might screw your system -- check, check, check, & recheck whatever you do.

Magibon on 2011-12-07 21:21

I stumbled upon this app. accidentally when trying to replace my system icon for .reg files. I used to use IconPhile, but it's process is hidden. Sometimes it's hard to undo.

With this.. im able to manually replace system icons. :)
And it's portable/stealth!

http://i44.tinypic.com/9uupt0.png

This nirsoft guy is a wiz.

Here's a nice review:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12383/change-a-file-types-icon-in-windows-7/

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QTranslate v6.5.0 Updated

billon on 22 Jan 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

QTranslate is a front-end for various translation websites. Open the main window to enter or paste text or simply select text and press a hotkey for a popup translation window. The program also has the ability to search in offline XDXF dictionaries, speech recognition, text to speech synthesis, image text recognition, spell checking, virtual keyboard, search the web and more.

Supported translation services are Google Translate, Bing Translator, Promt, Babylon, SDL FreeTranslation.com, Yandex.Translate, youdao, Baidu, Naver and DeepL; dictionaries: ABBYY Lingvo Live, Babylon Dictionary, Definr, Google, ImTranslator, Multitran, Oxford Learner Dictionary, Reverso, Urban Dictionary, Wikipedia and WordReference.

Although the hotkeys can be modified, the following are available by default:

  • Show the translation window: CTRL+Q (press CTRL twice for the main window)
  • Speak text: Ctrl+E
  • Perform a web search: Ctrl+W

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Internet Connection
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QTranslate.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary locales.
What's new? New:
  • DeepL translation service.
  • Mongolian language.
  • Keyboard window is resizable.
Fixed:
  • Baidu, Promt and youdao translation services.
  • Any QTranslate window activation brings to the top all the visible QTranslate windows.
  • Replace selected text with Microsoft service adds redundant new line.
  • Translate button click cancels instant translation result.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-03-13 10:50

And yet, QTranslate v6.3.1.zip portable downloads without a hitch.

That'll teach you even thinking about using an installer...;-)

smaragdus on 2017-03-13 12:53

@__philippe
I never ever thought of using the installer, I was just testing the download link- the problem with the installer download doesn't appear for the first time. However both primary download links (installer & archive) work fine now.
Thanks to the developer for maintaining and improving the program and for not ruining the interface (so far) like many other freeware developers did recently.

__philippe on 2017-03-13 13:34

@smaragdus

Just teasing, of course...;-)

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Core Temp v1.11 Updated

billon on 5 Dec 2017
  • 904KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Nov 2017
  • 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? New:
  • Support for AMD EPYC (Naples) processors, Stoney Ridge APUs.
  • Multiple processor group support. Fixes detection of CPUs on multi-socket systems with more than a total of 64 threads.
  • Support for Intel Coffee Lake, Denverton, Gemini Lake.
  • Support for Intel Xeon Phi (untested).
Fixed:
  • AMD processor or core recognition issues on multiple generations.
  • Some AMD processors reported incorrect Max temperatures when other hardware monitoring utilities are used.
  • Power detection on multiprocessor Intel machines.
  • Correct topology information on high-end, high-core systems.
  • Check for updates on older operating systems.
  • Settings window Tab control background when themes are disabled in Windows.
  • L1 Instruction cache was reported as L1 Unified cache on most processors.
  • L2 cache was incorrectly reported on newer VIA processors.
  • Multiple other VIA related improvements and fixes.
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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mp3DirectCut v2.23

billon on 7 Mar 2017
  • 496KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

mp3DirectCut is a small tool for editing MPEG audio directly. You can remove parts, change the volume, split files or copy regions to new files, all without the need to decompress your MP3 into PCM/WAV. This saves work, encoding time and disk space. In addition, there is no quality loss to edited files.

Functional in Linux via WINE.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes. Enable under Settings/Misc
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch mp3DirectCut.exe
  3. Optionally, delete language files that you don't plan to use to save ~200 KB
What's new?
  • MP4 demuxing by calling external ffmpeg.
  • Bug on Xing VBR header reading fixed.
  • Saving "Cut whole pause" setting.
  • Big timer with total track time option.
  • Minor improvements.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-10-01 00:47

There is a new version of mp3DirectCut- 2.21, but I do not like the new icon and will stick to mp3DirectCut 2.20. I do not get it why all developers embrace the ugly and unbearable M$ flat design.

Specular on 2016-02-20 12:47

In v2.22 there's a 'Configuration Storage' setting under Prefs>Folders. By default it's unchecked. Does it need to be enabled for portable use?

j7n on 2017-04-06 22:59

The new "flat" design with similar monochrome icons is a step back in usability. Normal appearance, apart from grouping of toolbar buttons, can be restored under Configuration -> Layout.

The program is a good tool for trimming old MP3 encodes without incurring further quality loss. Glitches are avoided if the MP3 is upconverted to 320 kbit beforehand with MP3Packer.

I wish it also supported common simple video soundtrack formats.

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AnyBurn v4.0 Updated

billon on 23 Jan 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by joby_toss

AnyBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / Blu-ray disc burning software with most common features. Includes the ability to burn files/image to disc, create an image from disc, drive info, disc copy, image file conversion (e.g. ISO -> BIN/CUE) and erase rewritable. Can also burn audio files (MP3, FLAC, APE, M4A, WAV, WMA etc.) to audio CD.

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

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Choose either AnyBurn(32-bit) or AnyBurn(64-bit) folder, depending on your OS
  3. Delete unnecessary language files
  4. Create a file named anyburn.ini with the following contents:

    [Settings]
    CheckUpgrade=-2147483648


  5. Launch AnyBurn.exe
What's new?
  • Some minor bug fixes and enhancements.
Latest comments
DzejPy on 2016-03-04 14:49

Since version 3 is AnyBurn as well ISO editor and unarchiver :)

DzejPy on 2016-03-06 12:29

Sorry, the correct version number AnyBurn with the ISO editor is 3.1
Works well. And it's the only free ISO editor (that i know).

turionaltec on 2016-04-13 01:37

Thanks DzejPy. The interface seems clunky, but if it allows modifying bootable ISOs, it could be a winner! I've been looking for a suitable replacement for ImgBurn ever since they added OpenCandy bundleware. This might be it!

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Don't Sleep v4.25 Updated

billon on 29 Jan 2018
  • 128KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Don't Sleep helps prevent system Shutdown, Standby, Hibernate, Turn Off and Restart operations. This is useful to temporarily disable automatic power-saving tools without modifying any system settings. Works great for running a presentation, defragmenting a disk, or encoding a large file.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DontSleep.exe or DontSleep_x64.exe.
What's new?
Latest comments
Beau on 2012-02-05 17:25

I've been using Don't Sleep for some time now and it works great for me. It updates frequently but I never had a problem with the many previous versions. I use it when doing routine unattended maintenance, when making large backups and downloads.

allclownsareevil on 2012-02-05 19:20

I think "Don't Sleep" should win an award for the most updated program on TPFW. :-) Works well though, thanks.

MIKLO on 2017-07-02 14:24

WOW no comments for such a long time, this is a program I have used for many years and it still works great for me even now while using Windoze 10 does just what it says and does it perfectly.
MIKLO

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PassMark OSFMount v1.5.1018 Updated

billon on 19 Jan 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Stone Tablet

OSFMount is a collection of virtual drive tools that allows mounting local disk image files as a drive letter, RAM disks and mounting CD or DVD images (for simplicity or speed). Supported image types include IMG, DD, ISO, BIN, NRG, SDI, AFF, AFM, AFD, VMDK (used by VMware), VHD (Virtual PC) and more.

The program is ideal for machines without a CD/DVD drive and, as most images are bit-for-bit copies of disk partitions, many programs will treat them as the real thing, enabling programs that require a program disc. For disk images, the program can give access to these files without booting or other required visualization software. RAM disks have a variety of uses including high speed caches, programs with frequent/intense disk reads/writes and some database applications.

Command line tools are also included.

Note: The developer warns: "it is recommended that 64-bit Windows is used when large disk image files are to be mounted."

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_OSFMOUNT

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\OSFMount
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the files in {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch OSFMount.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Portable WinCDEmu, DiskInternals Linux Reader
What's new?
  • Added:
    • "Format as FAT32" as a mount option to newly created Empty RAM drives. For Command Line, specify "format" under the options (-o). Example Syntax:
      osfmount -a -t vm -m "F:" -o format -s 1G;
    • Option to specify Volume Label when formatting. For Command Line, specify format:"Vol Label" under the options (-o). Example Syntax:
      osfmount -a -t vm -m "F:" -o format:"RamDisk" -s 1G.
  • OSFMount GUI will new auto refresh drive list when images are mounted/unmounted using Command Line Interface.
  • When mounting a new image using the command line and the mount point specified already exists, OSFMount will fail.
  • Fixed issue with not recognizing partitions from large E01 images after mounting.
  • Warning shown when formatting small drives. OSFMount cannot format empty ram drives that are smaller than 260 MB. They may be possible to be formatted using Windows.
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-05-12 16:06

@freakazoid: CDmage is ancient, I'm surprised someone even uses it anymore... :)

skall on 2015-02-23 10:21

whenever i try to mount an image (different formats), the message 'wrong parameter' appears and the new drive is not selectable? i am using the 64bit version and have admin rights.

any hints what might cause this?

i might be wrong, but it seems like this is the only up to date portable virtual cdrom software for win8.1?

Portable Reviewer on 2015-09-15 12:36

@Midas CDmage works like a charm unlike PassMark OSFMount despite "being ancient". Nothing ancient about it. PassMark OSFMount couldn't detect my image file properly as @freakazoid experienced. In fact very few free portable mount tools could handle my image file properly. I'm surprised you don't use CDmage to mount......

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IrfanView v4.50

billon on 11 Oct 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

IrfanView is a viewer for a wide variety of image, audio and video formats. The program includes batch processing, creation of panoramic images, edition of multi-page TIFF files, lossless JPEG rotate/crop and effects such as sharpen and blur. Other tools such as screen capture, scanner, slideshow, plugin support and ability to capture icons from EXE or DLL.

Alternatively, IrfanView Portable is also available and updates drive letters and handles registry keys.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCR\IrfanView
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for non-commerical use
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete iv_uninstall.exe
  3. Optionally, download the plugins ZIP package and extract the contents to the Plugins sub folder
  4. Launch i_view32.exe or i_view64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Note: Plugins adds more than 20 megs to the size and support for more graphics, audio, video and more. Plugins for OCR and PDF tools are available separate download -- see the thread in forums on how to enable them with portable installations.
Similar/alternative apps: XnView, Imagine, FastStone Image Viewer
What's new?
  • IrfanView and many PlugIns ported to Unicode! The INI file will be converted to Unicode if you call the "Properties" dialog.
  • IrfanView will NOT run on Win9x anymore.
  • Support for iPhone PNG files (Formats PlugIn).
  • Move selection with: CTRL or SHIFT + right mouse button (Y or X axis only).
  • New option in Extract Pages/Frames dialog: Set page/frame range.
  • Some fixes in the Print dialog.
  • New text pattern: $m = show number of megapixels.
  • New Thumbnails sort menu: Sort by Megapixels.
  • Adjust print preview image to color/bw printer settings.
  • Wallpaper save format changed to PNG (Win8 and later).
  • New zooming method: Mouse wheel alone, if "Browsing->View other files" disabled.
  • New command line option: /hotfolder="folder" => start Hotfolder option with a specific folder.
  • ANI format moved to FORMATS PlugIn.
  • JP2 PlugIn loading bug fixed.
  • FPX/RLE/DJVU/ANI/SVG PlugIn loading bugs fixed.
  • Tools PlugIn EXE-loading problem fixed.
  • Several PlugIns fixed or ported to unicode, please download the newest versions.
Latest comments
TP109 on 2016-05-21 15:25

Irfanview is one of the oldest, but still one of the best programs of its type. Does just about everything, its fast and very lightweight, and even works from the command-line.

zorro on 2017-10-14 20:18

Attention! Version 4.50 changes the ini-file to unicode (UTF16 LE) - as a side-effect the dropdown-zoombox in the menu (if activated) doesn't show up the percentage-steps any more, only %%. You can still type in the desired percentage and press enter, but the predefined steps don't work. This sure will be corrected, but if someone can't live with that: stay with V4.44 until next version.

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SpaceMonger v1.4.0

bzl333 on 21 Feb 2015
  • 219KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Oct 2000
  • Suggested by Ram C. Dutta

SpaceMonger is a tool for keeping track of the free space on your computer. Each file or folder on a given drive is displayed in a box in the main window whose size is a relative comparison to all the other files in your system.

Note: v1.4.0 is the last freeware version.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Windows registry. But given the nature of the application, I think it can be accepted as portable.
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SpaceMonger.exe.
Latest comments
DG on 2011-11-10 21:04

I agree with TP109. This scans drives, directories & files easily 4x as fast as the other programs I've tried. The size of files & folders in the visual interface is quite accurate as well, so you get a spot-on idea of what's taking up the most space on your drive. And did I mention it's only 1 exe file? Highly reccomended!

Emka on 2011-12-28 07:28

there are betas and an old v2.x release available, dont know if trial and portable

I am Baas on 2011-12-28 08:10

V1.4.0 is the last freeware version.

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Mouse Recorder Premium v1.0.46

webfork on 7 Oct 2015
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jul 2015
  • Suggested by bartelsmedia

Mouse Recorder Premium is an automation program for repetitive tasks. The program functions like a "macro," or tool that records mouse movements, clicks, keyboard input and then plays back the actions infinitely at customizable speed.

The program includes an editor allows users to enhance their recordings with powerful features. The advanced recording algorithm senses changes between record and playback conditions, such as moved or resized program windows, providing accurate, reliable and trouble-free Windows macros.

The program can work in concert with PhraseExpress for additional features.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: None if launched from USB thumb drive or with the command-line parameter "-portable"
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mouserecorder.exe -portable.
Similar/alternative apps: TinyTask

ImgBurn v2.5.8.0

billon on 25 Jul 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jun 2013
  • Suggested by Ben Laufer

ImgBurn writes most types of image files for CD, DVD, HD DVD, and Blu-ray burning. It supports the latest writers (including booktype/bitsetting on many of the major ones such as BenQ, LiteOn, NEC, Plextor, Sony etc.) You can also ImgBurn to erase/format your rewritable media.

Includes disc testing, verification (that files are exactly the same as those on the disc), and supports 39 world languages.

Reportedly functional on Linux under WINE.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Copy or move the contents of $INSTDIR to a folder of your choice
  3. Create an empty text file in this folder and paste the following:

    [Settings]
    PortableMode=1
    FILELOCATIONS_GraphDataFiles=.\Graph Data Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_ImageFiles=.\Image Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_LogFiles=.\Log Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_ProjectFiles=.\Project Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_QueueFiles=.\Queue Files\

  4. Rename this text file ImgBurn.ini
  5. Finally, launch ImgBurn.exe
Similar/alternative apps: InfraRecorder
What's new? Added:
  • Holding the ALT key when clicking on DLE window's Disc pane column header will now remove the sort order (so they're then essentially sorted by addition order).
  • Ability to incrementally search the Explorer pane in the 'Disc Layout Editor' window.
  • The effective USB connection speed (1.1, 2.0, 3.0) for USB devices to the initial device scan log entries.
  • Log entry when burning showing the effective layer break position.
  • Log entry when burning that shows the number of discs a Lite-On drive thinks it has burnt.
  • Pioneer drives now list their 'Kernel Version' next to the firmware version.
  • The Windows 7+ taskbar button/progress display now turns red if an I/O error box pops up during a read/write (etc.) operation.
  • The ability to set the 'Platform ID' when building a bootable disc - thus enabling the creation of UEFI bootable discs.
  • Internal version of the 'BurnerMax Payload' code (well, what I could figure out) to allow for overburning DVD+R DL on many MediaTek chipset based drives. In practice, this only seems to work on Lite-On (and clone) drives that have 'Force HyperTuning' enabled.
  • MSF info to the 'Sector Viewer' tool.
  • Allow for larger I/O buffer (1GB).
  • Option to pick the transfer size (32KB -> 512 KB) used when reading / writing files.
  • Option to enable/disable the OS's buffering when writing image files.
  • Ability to make the Explorer pane in the DLE window 'Read Only'.
  • Support for Opus audio compression format.
  • Support for TAK lossless audio compression format (including embedded CUE sheets).
  • Ability to use a '*' wildcard for 'backup list' directory entries in an IBB project file (applies to Advanced input mode).
  • A few keyboard shortcuts to the DLE window. (Ctrl+Shift+C = New Disc (Clear), Ctrl+Shift+D = Add Folder (Directory), Ctrl+Shift+F = Add Files, Ctrl+Shift+N = New Folder).
Changed:
  • Buffered I/O is now enabled by default for reading/writing files.
  • Update the splashscreen logo.
  • The 'Delete' option/button in the Disc Layout Editor has been renamed to 'Remove' so it matches the one in Standard input mode (and so people aren't put off by the term 'Delete' - thinking it'll actually delete the file on their hard drive).
Changed/Fixed:
  • Detect oversized UDF File Entry descriptors and don't attempt to parse them.
  • Restore 'Disc Layout Editor' window's focus when the application becomes active.
  • Workaround for the new 16x LG Blu-ray writers that report the wrong (a truncated) current write speed value in the 'GET PERFORMANCE' response when burning at 16x.
  • Workaround for newer LG drives with the 'Silent Play' feature that seem to ignore attempts to set the read speed via the 'SET STREAMING' command. They get fixed on 1x and won't read any faster!
  • Attempt to block users from trying to write discs their 'combo' drive doesn't support (i.e. a DVD+RW/BD-ROM combo drive trying to burn BD-R).
  • Potential errors were being ignored/lost when setting a 'changeable' layer break position to its current/maximum value. The program now reports them.
  • Tweaked the 'browse for folder/file' dialog code to hopefully stop the OS from throwing up a 'There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive X:.' error when the MRU location is a drive that no longer has a disc in it.
  • Reworked some commands that could optionally not use 'Immediate I/O'. Old code could fall back to 'Non-Immediate I/O' and loose the initial error message from the 'Immediate I/O' version of the command.
  • Made an adjustment (potential bug fix) to my drag+drop component's code. It may cut down on crashes / weird things happening as a result of the user having performed a d+d operation.
  • 'Shutdown Computer' checkboxes should have read 'Shut Down Computer'.
  • Recently added 'MID' info to was missing from the disc info text in Read / Verify modes.
Fixed:
  • Cosmetic issue displaying numbers when the user's 'thousands separator' is set to nothing.
  • Displaying wrong firmware subversion on newer LG Blu-ray drives (BH14+).
  • Memory leak when burning Audio CDs that use DirectShow for decoding.
  • Memory leak when burning an Audio CDs where the files are already in the correct format for burning (no decode required).
  • Potential access violation when reading a field in a UDF 'File Set Descriptor'.
  • Old (orphaned) AWS related ini file entries were being left behind - this was perfectly fine, it's just nice to keep the place tidy!
  • DLE Window's Disc Toolbar wasn't being resized for higher DPI systems - meaning the buttons weren't fully visible.
  • When outputting Mode2/Form1/2352 from Build mode, the program didn't take into account any additional data type conversion required for the drive - this could produce a corrupt disc.
Latest comments
fang-face on 2015-04-15 00:52

"Copy or move the contents of $INSTDIR to a folder of your choice":
I just extracted using uniextract (2. try: 7zip, same result). There is no $INSTDIR, only $PLUGINSDIR, SOUNDS and files imgburn.exe, imgburnpreview.exe, readme.txt.
I suppose this altogether is equivalent to $INSTDIR ? At least it seems to work and afterwards the ini is 18KiB and it created dir "Log Files".

smaragdus on 2015-04-15 04:09

I confirm that *fang-face* is right- the extraction of the latest version of ImgBurn (2.5.8.0) with Universal Extractor version 1.6.1 or with 7-Zip version 9.20 doesn't create any '$INSTDIR' directory.

alanc on 2016-09-25 11:58

"Includes disc testing, verification (that files are exactly the same as those on the disc)"

Re verification: I'm not sure, but I think the program only verifies that the burned content is readable. I don't see the source drive active during this process.

I always verify with WinMerge after burning:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1259

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Win32 Disk Imager v1.0.0

billon on 20 May 2017
  • 44MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

Win32 Disk Imager is a simple disk imaging utility to write IMG files to SD and USB cards and allow booting from these devices. Just point to the IMG file and then select the removable device to write to.

Note that this utility is intended for flash media and cannot burn CD-ROMs.

Note: We recommend reading information available on the author's website before use. Use care with imaging tools like this one.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Win32DiskImager.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary translations.
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/files/
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2013-05-03 06:35

Check the link Midas pointed above: https://answers.launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/+question/74814

Midas on 2013-05-03 09:50

Also, Bootice provides a quick way to cure pendrive woes:

http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=20478

(At least, it's what YUMI devs recommend...)

siegfried on 2017-05-20 15:40

It's not Stealth 'cause It writes to registry:

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-95864766-2325389660-2471813846-1001\Software\Win32DiskImager\

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PhotoDemon v7.0.1 Updated

billon on 15 Jan 2018
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

PhotoDemon is a feature-rich photo editor with rotate, resize, crop etc. and a variety of color, contrast, filters and other graphics tools. The program also allows adding text, a metadata viewer/editor, on-canvas paint tool, layers, screenshot too, and works with common graphics formats including BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF, JP2, JXR, PPM, TGA and WEBP.

The program also supports macro edition and batch processing.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: BSD
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PhotoDemon.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Paint.NET, GIMP Portable, PhotoFiltre
What's new? See:
http://photodemon.org/category/releases/
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-08-17 23:14

The graphics editor I use most often just to tweak and modify photos and images, especially for desktop backgrounds. Outside of that I've enhanced more than a few presentations by making color edits that PowerPoint's inexact image tools couldn't do. I love this program.

__philippe on 2017-11-11 15:12

@webork - Special Treat...;-)

PhotoDemon v7.0-ß1 07NOV17 Beta release (to supersede current v6.6 dated 08APR15)
http://photodemon.org/

https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=88355#p88355

webfork on 2017-11-19 18:15

@__philippe: It's so far really, really great. I'm tempted to bump up the current version to the beta just because it's such a leap in available features and (so far) quite stable.

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Advanced Renamer v3.81 Updated

billon on 13 Feb 2018

Advanced Renamer can rename multiple files or folders using several different methods for calculating the new name, including metadata tools for sound and picture files (e.g. GPS data or ID3 tags) or other sources. Supports unicode, regular expressions, custom javascript and more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ARen.exe.

Optionally, disable automatic updates in settings.
What's new? See:
https://www.advancedrenamer.com/whatsnew
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-03-02 17:59

@ joby_toss thanks for a great link that makes clear many useful things about portable installs :) Advanced Renamer is still my fav app for name changing one or many files,so user friendly.
MIKLO

Guido76 on 2017-08-21 09:32

What is unfortunate is that the new version includes a license proposal. Nothing is mandatory "a priori", but to see appearing in the interface the mention "Not registered" is unpleasant. Especially because the proposal of donation is not free, but fixed at 10 euros minimum.

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LICEcap v1.28 Updated

billon on 8 Dec 2017
  • 444KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

LICEcap can capture an area of your desktop and save it directly to animated GIF files. Features include: move the screen capture frame while recording, pause and restart recording, with optional inserted text messages, global hotkey (Shift+Space) to toggle pausing while recording, adjustable maximum recording framerate, basic title frame, with or without text, record mouse button presses, display elapsed time in the recording.

You can run multiple LICEcap window simultaneously, even of another LICEcap.

Cross-platform with a version available for Mac OS.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract licecap.exe to a folder of your choice
  2. In this folder, create an empty text file and rename it to licecap.ini
  3. Launch licecap.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GifCam
What's new?
  • LCF: fix crash when error opening output file.
  • GIF: use WDL_FileWrite to write to disk rather than fopen()/_wfopen(), lock files while writing.
  • New icon.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-08-27 11:47

LICEcap version 1.26 is out, changes:
v1.26 - August 26 2015
+ Windows 8.1+ high-DPI fix, thanks to Betsegaw Tadele

Checker on 2015-08-27 19:22

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

Cornflower on 2018-01-18 11:41

This is excellent! I'm already creating demos with it.
Of the 2017 utilities, I use this one and Calculor the most.

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NetworkTrafficView v2.13 Updated

billon on 15 Feb 2018
  • 220KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

NetworkTrafficView is a monitoring tool that captures information passing through your network adapter and displays general traffic statistics. Packet statistics are grouped by the Ethernet Type, IP Protocol, Source/Destination Addresses and Source/Destination ports.

A variety of information is displayed on each line including Ethernet Type (IPv4, IPv6, ARP), IP Protocol (TCP, UDP, ICMP), Source Address, Destination Address, Source Port, Destination Port, Service Name (http, ftp and so on), Packets Count, Total Packets Size, Total Data Size, Data Speed, Maximum Data Speed, Average Packet Size, First/Last Packet Time, Duration and process ID/Name (for TCP connections).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Capture driver (e.g. WinPcap Capture Driver or Microsoft Network Monitor)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch NetworkTrafficView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Select All' and 'Deselect All' to the 'Column Settings' window.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-04-26 13:25

NetworkTrafficView v2.06

Eyes open wide as can be, can't seem to spot the new "IPNetInfo - Source IP" option displayed anywhere...;-(

Anyone else with a better eyesight cares double-checking ?

__philippe on 2017-04-26 21:41

Eyes open wide, but looking the wrong direction...:-(

The new option is indeed present and working as it should, available NOT under the likely "Option" tab,
but rather from two alternate locations :

• under the "File" tab
• in the context menu

Apologies for this unwarranted agitation.

MIKLO on 2017-12-21 15:57

@__philippe no thank you cause I couldn't find either lol, but I was able after you pointed me in the right direction :)
MIKLO

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FileOptimizer v12.30 Updated

billon on 6 Feb 2018
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

FileOptimizer is a broad format file compression tool used to reduce file size without changing the quality, known as "lossless." This is done via wide variety of optimization and recompression tools and techniques. Original files are sent to the recycle bin for restoration in the event the uncompressed version is preferred. A long list of supported formats include audio/video (MP3, OGG, M4A), image (GIF, JPEG, PNG), office formats (DOCX, XLSX, ODT, PDF) and system files (DLL, EXE).

Supports drag-and-drop of files into the window or onto the program icon. Note that by default the program removes metadata for many file types. This information reduces overall file size and protects privacy but is important to some users (e.g. photographers) and file search tools.

A 64-bit version is available within the folder, the author reports the program is functional in WINE, and can be used on the command line.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU LGPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileOptimizer32.exe or FileOptimizer64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, to save space:
  • 32-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer64.exe and the \Plugins64 folder
  • 64-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer32.exe and the \Plugins32 folder
  • Delete unnecessary language files
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemALL!, PngOptimizer, RIOT
What's new?
  • Added:
    • Creation of file backups before optimization, enabled by default, to avoid issues with large files in Recycle Bin. Can be disabled in Options;
    • Ask to user if he wants to show ads on first execution to avoid flagging it as "Ad Supported".
  • Tested against Google File Stream and Microsoft OneDrive virtual file systems.
  • Updated:
    • SQLite to 3.22.0 x86 and x64 Visual C++ 2017 custom builds;
    • To ECT 0.8.2 (50e32cde31e6) x86 and x64 daily optimized builds;
    • Leanify to 0.4.3.209 daily binaries;
    • pingo to 0.95q x86 and x64 versions;
    • ImageMagick to 7.0.7.22 with HDRI support;
    • To cppcheck 1.82;
    • To NSIS 3.03.
  • Upgraded distributions to 7-Zip 18.01.
Latest comments
Special on 2017-11-21 15:55

Looks like version 11.40 phones home on every startup now, regardless of settings, probably trying to fetch some ads, well I'm not giving it a firewall rule so I'll be sticking with version 11.31 for the time being.

nikkho on 2017-11-26 09:27

@Special do you mean that even if ads are not shown they are loaded?

nikkho on 2017-11-26 11:15

@Special. Fixed!
https://sourceforge.net/p/nikkhokkho/code/1124/

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DiskInternals Linux Reader v2.6.0

billon on 19 Apr 2017
  • 21MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by AlephX

DiskInternals Linux Reader provides several disk management tools in an easy-to-use interface. Most notably it includes a tool for reading disks formatted to to a variety of file systems for Mac and Linux, as well as virtual disks from VMware, VirtualBox, VirtualPC, and Parallels (VMDK, VHD, VDI, HDS), as well as a disk image creator. The interface includes a disk usage window, basic file search, and a preview option for pictures and text.

Can create disk images (.img and .dsk), including boot sector. Filesystems supported include:

  • Ext2/3/4
  • ReiserFS, Reiser4
  • HFS, HFS+ (Mac OS)
  • FAT, exFAT
  • NTFS, ReFS (next-gen Windows filesystem)
  • UFS2

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SOFTWARE\DiskInternals, HKCU\Software\DiskInternals
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract the files with Universal Extractor to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of $INSTDIR to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch LinuxReader.exe (for 32-bit OS) or LinuxReader64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: Explore2fs Portable Edition
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-01-14 15:28

@checker: after my experience with the largely illiterate (*ducks*) masses of the Net, I believe a link is more eloquent and straightforward than a note. For one, it's part of the the database structure, while a note is easy to overlook. I motion for the link to be reinstated.

SYSTEM on 2016-01-14 16:11

@Midas: I agree. I was the one who added the 64-bit download link before Checker removed it.

webfork on 2017-03-01 19:13

Tested with Mac-formatted HFS+ drive today and this worked beautifully. Very easy and fast.

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BlueScreenView v1.55

Checker on 25 Sep 2015
  • 95KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

BlueScreenView scans all your minidump files created during 'blue screen of death' crashes, and displays the information about all crashes in one table. For each crash, BlueScreenView displays the minidump filename, the date/time of the crash, the basic crash information displayed in the blue screen (Bug Check Code and 4 parameters), and the details of the driver or module that possibly caused the crash (filename, product name, file description, and file version).

This program is useful for both developers and non-programmers to determine both the cause and possible workarounds for major crashes.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 BlueScreenView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WhatIsHang
What's new?
  • Added Drag & Drop support: You can now drag a single MiniDump file from Explorer into the main window of BlueScreenView.
  • Fixed bug: BlueScreenView failed to remember the last size/position of the main window if it was not located in the primary monitor.
Latest comments
Mark on 2010-08-17 14:24

Great tool, and a utility that Windows Admin Tools should have by default. Disabling automatic restart and writing down error codes is one thing, but this is so useful when helpful other users who often fail to record the correct information -- and saves them doing so when installed. Two thumbs up.

webfork on 2012-07-24 18:45

Saw this tool getting used recently by high-level tech support folks. Definitely an important tool for Windows diagnosis.

webfork on 2013-03-30 02:24

Finally had a real need for this -- helped me track down a program that was misbehaving and causing a whole-system crash. Saved a whole lot of time when dealing with support. Wonderful.

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MultiMonitorTool v1.91 Updated

billon on 10 Feb 2018
  • 279KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

MultiMonitorTool allows a variety of monitor setting tweaks including disable/enable monitors, set primary monitor, save/load all monitors configs and move windows from one monitor to another. The program also provides a preview window, which allows you to view a preview of all attached monitors.

Command-line features are available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MultiMonitorTool.exe.
What's new?
  • You can now use the serial number of the monitor ('Monitor Serial Number' column) in all command-line options.
Latest comments
fpelletier on 2012-07-18 15:32

As I use the rotate monitor multiple times a day, it would be great to control monitor rotation too.

fpelletier on 2012-07-18 15:37

Without playing with it, it seems to me that if I take the time to do the math, that the Left-Top and Right-Bottom field values will control rotation, however, it is currently a bit cumbersome. If there were a toolbar button for clockwise and another for counter-clockwise, that would be great. Oh, BTW, great tool!

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PDF-XChange Viewer v2.5.322.8 Updated

billon on 26 Jan 2018
  • 20MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Myles

PDF-XChange Viewer is a feature-rich program that displays multiple PDF documents within a tabbed interface. Edit features include the ability to rotate documents, add comments/annotations to any PDF file, apply custom stamps from any image/PDF file/Windows clipboard, mark-up pages with text and objects, and type directly on any PDF page in "Typewriter" mode. The program supports exporting to BMP/JPEG/TIFF/PNG etc., or extracting text from a PDF page/file. Additional features include capturing the document with the snapshot tool (copies an area to clipboard), measuring tools for distance, area and perimeter, and more. A recommended picture-to-text OCR plugin is available (thanks Bruce) as is a PDF help file.

Reported as functional on Mac/Linux under WINE. Alternatively, PDF-XChange Viewer Portable adjusts paths, with an OCR plugin and help file available from the website as separate downloads.

Note:

  • The free PDF-XChange Viewer lacks some features present in the registered version (payware) and, while some "Pro" features can still be used, they'll add a watermark to the document edited upon saving
  • For 64-bit, see forum post

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, delete unnecessary language files and install OCR plugin
  3. Launch PDFXCview.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SumatraPDF, PDF-XChange Editor, STDU Viewer
What's new? See:
https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer/history
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-03-27 20:32

FYI, additional languages OCR downloads are available from http://www.tracker-software.com/pdf-xchange-viewer-ocr ...

Mixture on 2017-02-07 16:30

@zorro:
I updated my default PDF viewer (PDF-XChange Viewer 2.5.320) today. Tracker Software still updates the Viewer.
Why don't I use the PDF-XChange Editor? Simple, I need a PDF viewer, not an editor.

PAFuser on 2017-06-30 15:11

Mixture is correct. Only need as viewer with able to add text comment (download utility bills and mark date paid, less paper stored).

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PotPlayer v1.7.8557 Updated

Specular on 16 Feb 2018
  • 57MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Ruby

PotPlayer is a feature-rich media player that plays hundreds of different video and audio formats without any dependency on installed codecs, as well as streaming media and DVD video. The program includes configurable subtitles, audio and subtitles delay adjustment, video equalizer, 3D capabilities, playlist support, bookmarks, audio visualizations etc.

The program can also capture video sequences and record audio, split video and add processing filters. It can sleep or shut down the computer after a timer finishes or at a set time.

Alternatively, PotPlayer Portable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file named PotPlayerMini.ini (PotPlayerMini64.ini for the 64-bit version) and paste the following contents:

    [Settings]

  3. Launch PotPlayerMini.exe

Optionally, remove the following folders: $COMMONFILES, $PLUGINSDIR, and $SYSDIR
Similar/alternative apps: Media Player Classic - Home Cinema, VLC Media Player
What's new? Fixed:
  • Issues with ads.
  • A problem that sometimes the video does not come out.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-02-22 19:48

x32 version- 1.7.461
x64 version- 1.7.456
fire version for both- 1.7.456.0

stisev on 2017-03-19 08:02

Not stealth? Can anyone confirm?

I am seeing following key created repeatedly:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\DAUM\PotPlayerMini
ServiceCount
0x00000000(0)

gbrao on 2017-04-13 14:22

Yes, confirmed with v1.7.1915.

creates HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DAUM\PotPlayerMini
and/or HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DAUM\PotPlayerMini64

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DSynchronize v2.35.22 Updated

billon on 13 Feb 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by milentechie

DSynchronize lets you copy, move, or synchronize folders on your computer or over a network. The program can sync in both directions, making both folders up-to-date with the latest data, do realtime sync where any changes copied to destination and even verify it's transfers. The program can schedule operations, add timestamps to the destination folder and keep multiple backups (iterations).

If in use, the program can even eject a USB device when an operation is complete.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MSVBVM60.DLL
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DSynchronize.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FolderSync, Zback
What's new? See:
http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/DSynchronize-Changelog-34408.html
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-03-30 10:21

@ahmedemad: you might try Recuva, for example (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1139)...

smaragdus on 2015-05-21 02:18

Latest version of DSynchronize (2.30.9) fails to run on my system (Windows 8.1 x64)- it opens and exits almost immediately. This never happened with any version prior to 2.30.9. I contacted the developer but haven't got any response so far. If he had responded I would have provided him with the dump files.

webfork on 2015-05-23 01:58

Thanks for trying. Dsyncronize has been a reliable program and the developer has been fairly active over the years. I hope he gets back to you.

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HWiNFO v5.72 Updated

billon on 31 Jan 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Baas

HWiNFO is a professional hardware information and diagnostic tool supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards. Includes system health monitoring (Thermal, Voltage, Fan, Power), basic benchmarks and multiple report formats (text, CSV, XML, HTML, MHTML).

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HWiNFO32.exe or HWiNFO64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SIV
What's new? See:
https://www.hwinfo.com/news.php
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-02-03 23:17

The latest version of HWiNFO32/HWiNFO64 is 4.50.

Checker on 2015-02-04 07:07

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

DarkShadow on 2016-02-09 12:39

v5.20 (2016-02-09) released !

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ProduKey v1.92 Updated

billon on 1 Feb 2018
  • 123KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

ProduKey recovers the Product IDs and CD keys of Microsoft Office, Windows, Exchange Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio and some of the Adobe and Autodesk products installed on your machine. You can also view this information for for another machine using command-line options.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
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 ProduKey.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Build Number' column (for Windows entries only).
Latest comments
Voidwhereprohibited on 2010-04-02 04:12

Antivirus programs have a tendency to quarantine or delete Produkey, HeapMemView, and a few of Nir's password recovery tools as well. 90% of Nirsoft utils will pass inspection just fine. Nirsoft is NOT malware by design, and so long as you keep your firewall, user accounts and security updates reasonably current, you'll do just fine. I suppose, in the wrong hands, some of the tools might be mildly threatening to low-security systems. Chances are, though, if a skilled cracker set out to compromise your system, they'd likely use something stronger than Nir's utilities to do it.

Faust on 2010-06-07 15:00

What carbonize and Void said.

Nirsoft's utils are not malware and will not damage your system. However, because they usually poke around in your system looking for info, they use methods that malware often uses, and which causes antivirus programs to identify them as malware.

MIKLO on 2014-04-29 20:30

WOW no comments for a long time but be advised that ProduKey as well as all Nirsoft's programs are safe and are not malware,spyware,viruses or any other bad stuff for your computer. Nirsoft is now and has always been a very good reputable place to get software and many kinds of Apps that help us to use and program out computers how we want without the end user having the abilty to write the code necessary to accomplish this. So thanks so much NIRSOFT for all the great APPS I have used for so many years that have helped me run my computers. PROFFS
MIKLO

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MicroSIP v3.17.5 Updated

billon on 17 Feb 2018
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Terrine

MicroSIP allows high quality VoIP calls via the open Session Initiation Protocol to other SIP-compatible phones or regular telephones. The program is easy to configure and light on system resources and supports video, instant messaging, secure connections (via client-to-client TLS encryption) and standards compatibility.

This SIP softphone is based on the Windows PJSIP stack. For regular phones, the program requires an account with a (non-free) SIP Provider.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MicroSIP.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.microsip.org/downloads
Latest comments
AdrianK_IT on 2012-10-16 18:07

I can't get this software to work at all. Have reverted to PhonerLite, which has a clumsy interface but works OK. I like the neat gui for MicroSIP, but can't make outgoing calls at all, getting a 'connection timeout' message; and after answering an incoming call, can neither hear or be heard by caller.
Bizarre; use the same settings as for PhonerLite, and when MicroSIP is running, it registers with my VOIP provider (Sipgate) OK, but ... zilch!

CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-04-13 21:25

Always wanted to get this client to work as a P2P-client with encrypted communication, but so far I havent had any success.

DarkShadow on 2016-02-10 18:59

v3.11.0 (2016-02-09) released !

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PortableApps.com AppCompactor v3.4.1 Updated

billon on 30 Jan 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

PortableApps.com AppCompactor allows you to compress whole directories including applications, file libraries and zip files. The program is a powerful compression tool that unites 7-zip and UPX inside a user-friendly wizard. For applications, this saves disk space and increases performance when running from a slow media (like flash drives). For archives, this will recompress DLL, EXE, ZIP, JAR, IRC, PYD and BIN files to their maximum compression settings, as well as an option to decompress an app's binary files that were previously compressed with UPX.

All files are tested using UPX's test feature after compressing. Files smaller than 4K are automatically skipped as compressing will not save space on the drive. The standard Microsoft Visual C runtimes are skipped to prevent antivirus false-positives. Advanced configuration can be done with apps in PortableApps.com Format.

Note: As UPX will alter the EXEs and DLLs (reversible using the Decompress option in the AppCompactor) and some apps may have issues with Zip or Jar files compressed further, users should backup software and test it after processing.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PortableApps.comAppCompactor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemAll
What's new?
  • Updated to the latest 7-Zip and UPX.
Latest comments
webfork on 2010-09-15 20:07

tommyD: Disadvantages are that it breaks some programs, and it may be slightly more CPU-intensive to decompress libraries and executables on the fly.

double0 on 2011-04-13 05:31

I agree with wf; where is operaportable?

I am Baas on 2012-02-17 00:34

Version 2.4 is up.

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CPU-Z v1.83 Updated

billon on 26 Jan 2018

CPU-Z gathers and displays information on some of the main components of the machine, including CPU, motherboard, memory, GPU and operating system.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cpuz_x32.exe or cpuz_x64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optional: To disable update check, edit cpuz.ini and change CheckUpdates=1 to CheckUpdates=0
What's new?
  • AMD desktop Raven Ridge APU (AM4).
  • Windows 10 Build 16299.
Latest comments
kc on 2011-03-17 18:15

useless. to most of us, PORTABLE requires us to be able to run as NON-ADMIN. can't use this. can't install it. not truly portable. don't get me wrong, I use it all the time on my cluster at home, just can't use this at work or on common machines at school.

dany on 2011-10-27 15:15

@Cattleya: Make sure you download the zip package, because the installer does the following:
"The kernel mode driver used by CPU-Z is installed on the system, that avoids to install / remove it at every run."
The portable version leaves no driver behind, just tested it.

@kc: I used to do sysadmin for a small non-profit org. 7 pc's and 2 printers, no big deal. I carried all my tools on a pendrive. Off course I had admin-rights, but this is a typical scenario a lot of us are in, so it's not entirely useless, portable is the way to go for sysadmins ;)

kleinkinstein on 2014-03-22 13:09

CPUZ is old, tired and practically useless. It's heyday was about six years ago. Speccy is a must for today.

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WinAudit v3.2.1

billon on 2 Oct 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by Billy Run

WinAudit performs a rapid and exhaustive audit of installed software, license information, security configuration, hardware inventory, network settings etc. The report can be save in various formats (text, PDF, HTML etc.), sent via email or exported to a database via ODBC.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: EUPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WinAudit.exe.
Latest comments
ripu on 2015-10-09 01:24

Is it stealth?

I am Baas on 2015-10-11 07:14

@ripu

Is it not?

ripu on 2015-10-13 10:15

When I posted that comment, the "Stealth:" information was missing. So I asked. Now it's been added.

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StackNotes v1.0.4.3 Updated

billon on 8 Feb 2018
  • 710KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by h3kt0r

StackNotes is a note-taking application to record notes and todo lists. The first line of each page is used as the Table of Contents entry and pages are automatically saved whenever you browse through your notes. Features drag-and-drop, priorities, TOC search, find and replace, built-in help, desktop locations and taskbar tray.

Each page can contain up to 32K of text (roughly 5,000 words).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
License: FreeBSD
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch StackNotes.exe.

Optionally, delete Sources.zip.
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/stacknotes/files/
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-05-26 00:37

@xor
Better report your problems at the forum, the developer usually responds to bug reports and other issues. Of course you are not dumb. Did you change the initial location of StackNotes folder- it remembers the location of the last used file.

hamasaki on 2017-06-26 08:50

"This file may contain malware and the automatic download has been disabled."

Message from SourceForge when trying to download.

h3kt0r on 2018-02-08 12:43

Software is certified by SoftPedia as beeing "Clean of virus, spywares, adwares". The reason why it was reported as beeing "potentially malicious" at SourceForge was due to the AES encryption command line tool included with the package. This tool is no more distributed with the package and can optionnaly be downloaded from the "AES Crypt" website if needed. You can post questions, requests or discuss anything on the forum here : https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=22131.
If you happen to find a bug, please send me a mail; thank you !

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LastActivityView v1.31 Updated

billon on 10 Jan 2018
  • 166KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Jan 2018
  • 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?
  • Added 'Task Run' action, which is displayed when a task was executed by the 'Task Scheduler' of Windows (works on Windows Vista or later).
Latest comments
Checker on 2016-05-26 20:38

@Allen: Link tested ... works fine.

__philippe on 2017-01-18 14:32

LastActivityView v1.26

The new "Sleep" activity indicators ("Sleep/Resumed from sleep") display correctly under Win7.

Sadly, the Sleep indicators do not show at all under WinXP...:-(

MIKLO on 2017-04-20 14:14

Very nice and way useful thanks to the maker for your work on this project :).
MIKLO

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USBLogView v1.25 Updated

billon on 18 Jan 2018
  • 554KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

USBLogView runs in the background and records the details of any USB device that is plugged or unplugged into your system. For every log line created by USBLogView, the following information is displayed: Event Type (Plug/Unplug), Event Time, Device Name, Description, Device Type, Drive Letter (for storage devices), Serial Number (Only for some types of devices), Vendor ID, Product ID, Vendor Name, Product Name and more.

You can easily select one or more log records and then export them into csv/tab-delimited/xml/html file.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch USBLogView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added option to add every plug/unplug event into a log file (in 'Advanced Options' window - F9).
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2016-06-22 16:30

NirSoft has so many great Apps that really work :)(what a concept) In fact when I need to try and fix a problem the first thing I do is see if NirSoft has an App to help or fix. ^5 NirSoft one of the best.
MIKLO

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Unlocker v1.9.0

webfork on 26 Apr 2016
  • 112KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Unknown

Unlocker Assistant helps unlock files locked by operating system permissions or other issues. The program automatically launches if you are trying to delete/rename/move a file that is locked. When not in use, it stays in your system tray bar. Additionally, individual locked files and folders may be drag-and-dropped onto unlocker.exe.

Alternatively, Unlocker Portable (beta) is a launcher-only version of Unlocker.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: Freeware (see website to donate)
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Select a folder based on your operating system (how to determine if you are x86 or x64)
  3. Launch UnlockerAssistant.exe or drag locked files onto unlocker.exe
Similar/alternative apps: FileASSASSIN
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bankr on 2013-09-25 16:58

Sorry. Last portable version is definitely 1.9.0 (according to author).
I'm using 1.9.2 and posted about it mistakenly as it works for me.

olliebean on 2015-08-23 18:21

Is this still available? I clicked on the portable download from the website, which redirected me to a download site, which redirected me to another download site... about half a dozen sites later with no download in sight, one of them finally tried to get me to download and install a dodgy "Download Software Manager" app. I gave up at that point.

webfork on 2015-08-23 19:22

olliebean: confirmed. Switching download link to point to softpedia.

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DSpeech v1.68.92 Updated

billon on 16 Feb 2018
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by AlephX

DSpeech is a text-to-speech program with the option of saving the output to a variety of formats, great for creating audio books from text sources. It also supports dynamically changing the features of the voices e.g. insert pauses, emphasize specific words, spell them out etc. using tags.

The program works out-of-the-box on WinXP and above, using the included Microsoft speech engine SAPI5. For WinNT/2K, you will need to install the speech engine separately. You will find links to plugins, speech engines and voice sets on the program website.

The program can import text from TXT, DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, XML and PDF and output to MP3, OGG, AAC, WMA, OPUS and AMR.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft speech engine SAPI5
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DSpeech.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Balabolka
What's new? See:
http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/DSpeech-Changelog-36935.html
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-04-01 21:46

I tried to test DSpeech but it failed to run on my system (Windows 8.1)- what are its requirements?

AndTheWolf on 2017-02-22 20:48

Now at v1.63.0

Happy.Camper2 on 2017-06-10 17:28

DSpeech is now version 1.63.3 Released 2017 Mar 27 at Authors site.
http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/index.html

Download Link=>
http://dimio.altervista.org/stats/download.php?id=5

DSpeech is now available in .paf format over at portableapps.com - version 1.63.3 Released 2017 Jun 09
https://portableapps.com/apps/accessibility/dspeech-portable

Download Link=>
http://download3.portableapps.com/portableapps/dspeechportable/DSpeechPortable_1.63.3.paf.exe

Enjoy!

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fre:ac v1.0.31a Updated

billon on 28 Nov 2017
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Healey

fre:ac (pronounced "freak") is a feature-rich audio tool set featuring audio encoding and conversion, CD ripper, playlist and metadata editor. The program supports most popular audio formats such as MP3, M4A, WMA, OGG and FLAC, as well as support for a long list of additional converters such as Quicktime and Shorten. For CDs, the program supports reliable conversion (CD Paranoia), online databases (CDDB/freedb) and CDText, automatically writing song information metadata. The program is optimized for multi-core systems, making conversions as fast as possible.

Functional in 64-bit Windows and cross-platform (Mac, Linux, FreeBSD). Available in many world languages. Alternatively, fre:ac Portable automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete translator.exe, unnecessary language and manual files. Launch freac.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CUETools, LameXP, TAudioConverter
What's new?
  • Changed default output pattern to <artist> - <album>\<artist> - <album> - <track> - <title>.
  • Default to using WMA 9.2 instead of WMA 10 Pro.
  • Added support for reading WAV files with unknown length.
  • Fixed:
    • Rare crash when decoding certain Ogg Vorbis files;
    • Some freedb connection issues.
  • Upgraded:
    • CDRip to version 1.27 to fix detection of USB drives;
    • LAME to version 3.100;
    • FAAC to version 1.29.9.2;
    • FAAD2 to version 2.8.6;
    • mpg123 to version 1.25.7;
    • Ogg library to version 1.3.3.
  • Updated:
    • Italian and Bulgarian translations;
    • FAAC encoder to fix Joint Stereo bug.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-07-28 15:22

fre:ac 1.0.22 is out- http://sourceforge.net/projects/bonkenc/files/

Checker on 2014-07-28 16:10

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2016-12-05 14:51

I prefer freac snapshots to freac stable because the snapshots support more encoders (including the best one- OptimFROG, Monkey's Audio, WavPack, etc).

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PCI-Z v2.0

billon on 31 Aug 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by bbanelli

PCI-Z is designed for detecting unknown hardware on your Windows based PC. It will help you determine vendor, device and certain details about device even if you don't have drivers installed. Software uses The PCI ID Repository, a public repository of all known ID's used in PCI devices: ID's of vendors, devices, subsystems and device classes. It is used in various programs (e.g. The PCI Utilities) to display full human-readable names instead of cryptic numeric codes.

You can find drivers for your operating system without a problem! Find drivers for your WiFi cards, audio cards, network cards or any other PCI peripheral.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package according to your system and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PCI-Z.exe.

Optionally, update PCI ID database to the latest snapshot.
Similar/alternative apps: Unknown Devices
What's new?
  • Significant code changes and speedups, improved pci.ids database handling.
  • Support for online verification!
  • Verbose PCI device status.
  • Various other code improvements.