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Watch 4 Folder v2.5.1

webfork on 2 Sep 2016

Watch 4 Folder is a simple, lightweight tool for monitoring folder and file activities. The program can monitor 12 different types of events, execute a program or batch file, or show a pop-up message in case of an event. The program can also write to a text log file and allow the user to watch it's changes live.

The free version is limited to monitoring a single folder.

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Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: \AppData\Local\Temp\W4F25
Stealth: ? No. Settings in \AppData\Local\Temp\W4F25
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch W4F25.exe.
What's new?
  • A major bug fix, when trying to execute a command using arguments on monitored folder with long names - fixed.
Latest comments
Checker on 2013-09-05 16:58

@ zvikai: Thanks ... and updated.

Midas on 2013-09-06 13:18

FYI, Watch 4 Folder freeware version now limited to monitoring just one folder -- for accuracy, it should be renamed to Watch 1 Folder...

I am Baas on 2013-09-06 14:27

@Midas

W1F LoL

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BinText v3.00

billon on 3 Apr 2019
  • 37KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 2000
  • Suggested by __philippe

BinText is a file text scanner / extractor that helps find character strings buried in binary files. The program can extract text from any kind of file and display plain ASCII text, Unicode (double byte ANSI) text, as well as Resource strings. Additional useful information for each item is included in the "Advanced" mode. Uniquely, the program will show both the file offset and the memory offset of each string found.

Although primarily targeted for programmers, it can be used by anyone interested in ferreting out character strings buried within binary files.

Note: Although updated versions of the program exist, the 3.00 version is listed for reasons described in forums.

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Runs on: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bintext.exe.
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__philippe on 2013-07-15 08:17

Here is an old (2006) but interesting narrative about using Bintext for viewing Unicode strings in executables.

http://blog.didierstevens.com/2006/07/07/viewing-strings-in-executables/

__philippe

__philippe on 2013-07-26 18:24

BinText at your finger_tip: (WinXP tested)

Place a shortcut to Bintext in your Windows SendTo folder so that you can quickly send files to BinText by right-clicking on their names and choosing Send To -> BinText from the drop-down menu.

You can set this up by right-clicking on bintext.exe, selecting Copy then open up your WindowsSendTo folder, right click the mouse and select Paste Shortcut

As an added bonus, files get automatically loaded in BinText "Advanced view" mode, no need even for clicking the GO button...;-)

__philippe

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Zero Zipper v1.0.6

webfork on 24 May 2015
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Feb 2012
  • Suggested by guinness

Zero Zipper takes a selected folder and sub-folders and creates the same structure in a zip file, but without data. The program allows the replication of a complex folder structure for testing purposes.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7
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 ZeroZipper.exe.
What's new?
  • Added custom temp folder settings.
  • Added Unicode support.
  • Paths are now saved.
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Nicolas CJ on 2010-01-05 10:31

You can have a somewhat complicated folder structure you built for a project and want to use it in a new one

Vixay on 2010-03-23 05:33

I was the one that gave the idea to SKWIRE for this program. What I needed it for was to replicate the file structure of the target system (production) on my developer machine so I could test out my scripts on file naming and manipulation. The advantage was I didn't have to copy the entire 50GB but only one zip file to recreate the structure :)

MCBastos on 2011-10-22 00:44

Another possible situation is when you are going to copy a LOT of files from one disk to another. By first creating the empty files, you end up with all the directories together and defragged, instead of fragmented all over the disk. Then, when you overwrite the empty files with the real files, the directories stay defragmented.
That's why Microsoft's Robocopy utility has the /CREATE switch, by the way. It does exactly what this utility does, and is already installed in every Windows since XP.

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Belvedere v0.7.1

webfork on 29 Sep 2016
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Mar 2008
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Belvedere is an automated file management tool that works between two or more directories. It allows you to create advanced, multi-level rules to move, copy, delete, rename, or open files based on their name, extension, size, creation date, and more. Also allows for compression, recursive (all files and subfolders) copy, as well as recycle bin management.

Note: The program processes files based on a variable number of milliseconds. By default, this is set to 3,000,000 milliseconds, or 50 minutes. Modify the Sleeptime under Preferences for more or less frequent changes. For example, for every 24 hours, enter 86,400,000, for every minute, enter 60,000, or for instant change, enter 100.

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Runs on: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Belvedere.exe.
Latest comments
Checker on 2011-10-07 10:29

Uups, I missed that.
Thanks to tuiruru for notifying and thanks to I am Baas for the DL-update.

Napiophelios on 2012-01-26 01:16

Updated the DL link to v0.7

Checker on 2012-01-26 01:40

Uups, I missed that again ... shame on me.
Thanks for updating the link.

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FileFiller v1.01

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

FileFiller lets you create dummy files at (almost) any size. The file's contents can be pseudo-random, filled with zeros or with characters, whose ordinal value you can specify.

Category:
Runs on: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download Filler.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
Updated FileFiller to version 1.01: the "ASCII ordinal value" option was replaced by "ASCII character".
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dot on 2010-09-26 11:41

The first thing that comes to my mind is that one of its main (and malicious) uses will be to upload and distribute fake files (for instance on binary newsgroups, file hosting sites, or via P2P), so users get tricked into downloading huge amounts of useless data while they keep thinking they are downloading some movie or software.

Apart from this malicious use, the program might perhaps be useful for tests, like testing the throughput and speed of a specific amount of data on a connection (e.g of an external hard-drive or a network connection, etc.).

Doug on 2010-09-26 15:08

This works well for creating a pad file to be used with dsmask (part of dsfok). dsfok is available from http://members.ozemail.com.au/~nulifetv/freezip/freeware
These 2 programs allow for truly unbreakable encryption.

Danny on 2010-10-03 18:59

I use this kind of file generators to block unneeded disk space (120 GB at my internet laptop). I leave only 3-4 GB available. this way when I shred the unused disk space once in a while (for making unwanted undeletes of sensible data impossible) the process is much faster.

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Remove Empty Folders v.N/A

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013
  • 168KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by webfork

Remove Empty Folders is a simple tool to delete empty folders below a given directory. The program previews deletes before actually removing any empty folders (you must uncheck Test Only).

Category:
Runs on: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RemoveEmptyFolders.exe.
Latest comments
TP109 on 2011-10-16 20:16

Although it looks somewhat dated it works well. Unlike many tools of this type, file paths can be passed through the command line and through other apps. I have this setup as a tool in FreeCommander to empty directories quickly and easily. Be careful with the computer icon. It's meant for deleting an edited folder list. If it's clicked after scanning, even with the test only boxed checked, it will immediately delete every folder listed!

gregoryg72 on 2014-04-14 17:02

I actually have got an incredible amount of use out of this program. One would think you would run it once and never need it again, but when you are trying to organize huge amounts of data this utility becomes very useful.

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ExeInfo v1.01

Checker on 17 May 2015
  • 22KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Jul 2004
  • Suggested by Checker

ExeInfo shows general information about executable files (*.exe), dynamic-link libraries (*.dll), ocx files, and drivers files. It can recognize all major types of executables, including MS-DOS files, New Executable files (16-bit) and Portable Executable files (32-bit).

Category:
Runs on: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch exeinfo.exe.

IconsExtract v1.47

Checker on 17 Jan 2016
  • 50KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Sep 2010
  • Suggested by JohnW

IconsExtract scans the files and folders on your computer, and extract the icons and cursors stored in EXE, DLL, OCX, CPL, and in other file types. You can save the extracted icons to ICO files (or CUR files for cursors), or copy the image of a single icon into the clipboard.

Category:
Runs on: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
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 iconsext.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Iconus
What's new?
  • Added -scanpath command-line option, which allows you to start IconsExtract with another base folder or wildcard. (For exmaple: iconsext.exe -scanpath "c:\windows")
Latest comments
shodan816 on 2011-08-08 10:23

This is a great icon extractor. Been using it since it was published nearly one year ago.

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Open++ v1.5.1

Checker on 9 Nov 2014

Open++ is a context-menu shell extension that allows you to quickly open selected files or folders with customizable commands.

Note: Main site offline -- linking to archive.org.

Category:
Runs on: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Ability to write to the registry to register the shell extension.
Stealth: ? Yes. Use the "Uninstall" option to deregister the shell extension when finished using Open++.
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch OpenXX.exe
  3. Select the "Install / Uninstall" tab and click on "Install" to register the shell extension
Optionally, for path portability: use the "%OpenXXDir%" argument in the "Program" field. For example, if Open++ is located in x:\apps\open ++ and you want to add a program from the Opera folder, enter %OpenXXDir%\..\opera\opera.exe in the "Program" field.
Latest comments
freakazoid on 2013-11-28 22:46

@the_watcher - I'm on Win 8.1 and don't use Windows Explorer that often so I can't really verify. I use CubicExplorer.

webfork on 2014-11-09 02:15

billon: updated, thanks

stisev on 2017-04-20 16:04

Does anyone know of a way I could use this as a replacement "Sendto" menu. There's no software I've found that can do it. I would love to make my Sendto menu more portable when reinstalling Windows.

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Version Info v1.5

I am Baas on 6 Dec 2014

Version Info will view, export and import version info of executable files. It completely supports multilingual version info structures (Windows file properties dialog does not show multiple languages). Files can be open by using Open file dialog box, history list, or using mouse drag and drop. Support The following file types:

Application (*.exe)
MS-DOS application (*.com)
Application extension (*.dll)
Screen saver (*.scr)
Device driver (*.drv)
System driver (*.sys)
Audio compression manager driver (*.acm)
Audio/Video codec (*.ax)
Service provider (*.tsp)
Type library (*.tlb)
ActiveX control (*.ocx)
Object library (*.olb)
Control panel library (*.cpl)
Font (*.fon)
Borland package (*.bpl)
Delphi package (*.dpl)

Limitations: Import option and "Memory on Demand" options available only if using NT, 2000 or XP.

Category:
Runs on: Win95 / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
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 VerInfo.exe.
Latest comments
Hydaral on 2010-07-29 01:14

FYI, if anyone wants a command line tool for this type of thing, Microsoft has provided an app called filever.exe in their support tools since W2k.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913111

Emka on 2014-12-06 14:16

Geocities links obsolete

I am Baas on 2014-12-06 15:35

Fixed.

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Deletist v1.0.3

Checker on 24 May 2015
  • 599KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Oct 2009
  • Suggested by dmg

Deletist allows you to delete files and folders sourced from a text file containing their full paths.

Written in AutoHotkey.

Note: Both Deletist.exe and the Deletist process appear as a threat in Ad-Aware. This is believed to be a false positive.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Deletist.exe.
Latest comments
Henrikmc on 2010-09-08 09:03

Contains virus - trojan...

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MoveOut v1.3

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013
  • 432KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Neotec

MoveOut uses rules to move files from the desktop to a subfolder, based on file type, part of a file name, or whatever. Have it ask to replace existing files, or rename them. It can also ignore files.

Written in AutoHotkey.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download MoveOut.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.

Size Matters v1.0.0

Checker on 24 May 2015
  • 873KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Jun 2010
  • Suggested by guinness

Size Matters allows you to easily track lists of files and their sizes.

Written in AutoHotkey.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7
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 SizeMatters.exe.

iBin v2.9 alpha

Checker on 22 Jan 2016
  • 783KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Feb 2010
  • Suggested by augustocroppo

iBin provides a Recycle Bin-type functionality for removable devices, giving the user an opportunity to restore deleted files. Can only be run from a removable device.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Creative Commons
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch iBin.exe.
What's new?
  • Added a option in the menu to clean the Recycle Bin of the operate system.
Latest comments
Des on 2011-02-18 11:41

@Baas Thats odd, the softpedia download has the same hashes as the top of page download

Emka on 2013-12-16 19:57

links broken

kellysims on 2016-01-21 12:36

Fix for Error: Can't load icon. The current thread will exit.

Just rename the ibinwhateveryouhave.exe to iBin.exe

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FileSieve v2.03

Midas on 17 Apr 2015
  • 72KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Dec 2005
  • Suggested by tproli

File Sieve is a small tool that can take the files from a directory and copy or move them into a new folder, while creating subfolders from A-Z and sorting the files into them based on their name (first letter). The program can come in handy if you want to organize files for archiving, or to put them on a CD.

Category:
Runs on: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MSVBVM60.DLL
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileSieve2.exe.
What's new?
  • It is now possible to have the Destination directory listed as a source directory. The implications of this, if utilised, is unknown.

Full v2.x changelog is at http://software.bootblock.co.uk/?id=filesieve2&view=changelog.
Latest comments
NickR on 2010-08-30 16:04

@mc web page says .NET required for fileseive3

smaragdus on 2015-04-16 21:58

The new version (FileSieve 3.00) is not portable.

Midas on 2015-04-17 15:40

Previous FileSieve v0.97 (no DotNET dependency) is available from http://software.bootblock.co.uk/?id=filesieve ...

Would those who tested the newer version be so kind as to report their findings in the official forum topic?

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