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FileTypesMan v1.95 Updated

webfork on 17 Dec 2020
  • 159KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Jun 2020
  • 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:
Runs on: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.
Similar/alternative apps: Types
What's new?
  • Added 'Copy Selected Actions' and 'Paste Actions' options, which allows you to copy one or more actions into the clipboard and then paste them into another file type / extension.
  • Fixed bug: When a file extension had a 'User Choice' entry that cannot be accessed, FileTypesMan displayed and edited the actions of the file type, instead of displaying 'Access Denied' error message.
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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SecurityQuestionsView v1.00

webfork on 3 Jun 2020
  • 105KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by Special

SecurityQuestionsView allows you to view the security questions and their answers. It can decrypt the security questions stored on your currently running system (requires elevation), or those stored on external hard drive.

The program displays the security questions of all users on your system that chose to set their security questions (for every user there are usually 3 questions).

Category:
Runs on:Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SecurityQuestionsView.exe.

StorURL v3.0.27.1

billon on 29 May 2020
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 May 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

StorURL is a customizable bookmark manager that can import from most popular browsers or add manually. Bookmarks can be then organized in a unlimited number of categories. The program includes verification, the ability to launch in a custom browser, grab website icons, search, always remain on top, minimize to tray (with bookmarks launched from the tray), floating tool-bar, password-protection and more.

Supported browsers include Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Opera. Bookmarks can also be imported from StorURL Online if registered.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
MS Visual C++ 2005 SP 1 Redist Package MFC Security Update
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch StorURL.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FavoritesView, URL Monit@r
What's new?
  • Added support for detecting user-installed browsers that aren't registered with the whole system.
  • Fixed order of categories in floating toolbar.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-06-20 06:49

StorURL may work under Windows XP/Windows Vista, testing and confirmation would be welcome.

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NeatMouse v1.05.005

billon on 25 May 2020
  • 745KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 May 2020
  • Suggested by guinness

NeatMouse enables mouse control via the keyboard, useful when your physical mouse is unavailable or for high-precision in mouse movement. The program can be set to pointer movement of just one pixel per key-press.

Although the default settings rely on the number pad, settings are extremely customisable, including the ability to modify the program icon while the program is enabled. Multiple different mouse speeds and system configurations are available via profiles.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: MS-PL
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. Select "Portable installation"
  3. Launch NeatMouse.exe
What's new?
  • Chinese Simplified translation.
  • A bunch of UI fixes and internal improvements.
Latest comments
DarkShadow on 2013-12-31 19:50

Check links !

webfork on 2014-01-05 02:12

DarkShadow: retested twice at two different locations, looks okay on my side.

DarkShadow on 2014-01-05 03:05

Page was off
Now it's ok

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InstalledAppView v1.01

billon on 22 May 2020
  • 139KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 May 2020
  • Suggested by Special

InstalledAppView displays the details of apps installed on your system, remote computer on your network, or from external disk plugged to your computer. For every app, the program name, version, registry name/modified time, installation folder, install folder owner, and uninstall command are all visible.

The program allows viewing of the XML files (AppxManifest.xml and AppxBlockMap.xml) and can uninstall apps, run quiet uninstalls (no user intervention), open the install folder of the app, and more.

Category:
Runs on: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 InstalledAppView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: UninstallView
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: The 'App Version' column displayed the App Name instead of App Version.
Latest comments
juverax on 2020-10-18 13:20

InstalledAppView v.1.01 displays ONLY the details Microsoft Apps.

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Process Explorer v16.32

billon on 18 Sep 2020
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Process Explorer is an advanced task manager. It is an indispensable tool for both beginners and power users. I use it all the time to kill tasks that refuse to be killed, or find what which processes are still holding on to a particular file or DLL so it refuses to be deleted.

Alternatively, Process Explorer Portable is also available, which is stealth.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete Eula.txt and procexp64a.exe
  3. Launch procexp.exe or procexp64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Process Hacker
What's new? See:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/#whats-new-rss-icon
Latest comments
__philippe on 2018-12-11 07:39

Glad to report Process Explorer v16.22 still runs merrily under WinXP,
despite SysInternals warnings to the contrary...;-)

Peter202 on 2019-04-04 08:38

I don't think it is portable. I just reinstalled Windows 7 and after launching Process Explorer i found that all settings are lost.

Midas on 2019-04-05 07:21

@Peter202: as noted above, Process Explorer saves settings to the Windows registry so is in fact not conventionally portable. It has been allowed, though, due to its nature and the trivial settings kept. If you want complete portability, check the Portable Apps package, also linked in the entry.

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NetTraffic v1.66.1

billon on 26 Apr 2020
  • 852KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

NetTraffic is a network bandwidth speed monitor supporting real time data rate chart, network usage history and quota usage meter. The window can be resized, will auto-adjust to clearly display speeds, and has a variety of colors and data visualizations.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch NetTraffic.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: NetMeter, NetWorx
What's new?
  • Updated Farsi translation.
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2018-04-13 08:36

Looks like a proper replacement for the unfortunate NetWorx. Thanks!

__philippe on 2018-11-01 06:33

Fixed v1.52.0 broken download link

PAFuser on 2019-09-02 17:27

Prefer NetSpeedMonitor, available: https://download.cnet.com/s/netspeedmonitor-64-bit/ 32-bit on same page, but no longer available on developer's site. Provides numerical up/down info on toolbar. May not be portable, but is quite small 1.26 MB. Have used for years.

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WhoisThisDomain v2.42

billon on 2 Apr 2020
  • 90KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by Jainendra

WhoisThisDomain is a domain registration lookup utility that allows you to easily get information about a registered domain. It automatically connect to the right WHOIS server, according to the top-level domain name and retrieve the WHOIS record of the domain.

It support both generic domains and country code domains.

Category:
Runs on: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 whoistd.exe.

Optionally, download the latest whois-server-list.xml to the same folder.
What's new?
  • Updated the WHOIS server of .mx domains.
Latest comments
oldTV on 2011-01-27 09:39

Software not support cyrilic domain, example: президент.рф

__philippe on 2016-06-15 11:31

WhoisThisDomain v2.30 released as of 14-JUN-2016

MIKLO on 2016-06-16 16:00

NirSoft is way cool and allows me to see, change and repair things I otherwise would not be able to do. ^5

MIKLO

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SumatraPDF v3.2

billon on 16 Mar 2020
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Mar 2020
  • Suggested by Darkbee

SumatraPDF is a lightweight, tabbed document reader for a variety of formats. Includes a wide variety of views including table of contents, rotation, facing pages, book view (2 pages side-by-side), full screen and presentation mode. Includes support for bookmarks, command-line arguments, hotkeys, and more. Additionally, SumatraPDF can function as a portable browser plugin. Supported formats include PDF, eBooks (EPUB, MOBI, FB2/FB2Z, PDB, TCR), Comic Books (CBZ/CBR/CBT/CB7Z), DJVU, CHM, XPS, TXT, images (JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, J2K, WEBP, TGA) and PostScript documents (PS/EPS, AI, PRN - requires Ghostscript).

Alternatively, Sumatra Portable adjusts recently used and most used file paths.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SumatraPDF.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: STDU Viewer
What's new?
  • Upgraded core PDF parsing rendering to latest version of mupdf. Faster, less bugs.
  • Support for multiple windows.
  • Improved management of favorites.
  • Dropped support for Windows XP. Use 3.1.2 on XP.
Latest comments
ripu on 2015-12-24 06:46

Ignore my previous comment. I am an idiot. It actually uses an old version of Sumatra, which was faster and lighter.

Midas on 2015-12-24 15:59

@ripu: you shouldn't be so hard on yourself, mistakes happen. :)

KJO on 2020-03-15 20:45

Version 3.2 (2020) no longer supports XP (last XP version is 3.1.2)

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ProcessTCPSummary v1.11

billon on 2 Mar 2020
  • 116KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Mar 2020
  • Suggested by billon

ProcessTCPSummary is a network analysis tool, displaying a summary of all process that have TCP connections or listening UDP ports. For each process, this tool displays the total number of TCP connections, connections for each status (established, listening, syn-sent, syn-received...), number of IPv4/IPv6 TCP connections, common port numbers and more.

If run as Administrator, you can also watch the number of TCP/UDP bytes sent and received by every process, as well as the current send/receive speed.

Category:
Runs on: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 ProcessTCPSummary.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • /RunAsAdmin command-line option for running ProcessTCPSummary as administrator.
  • 'Select All' and 'Deselect All' to the 'Column Settings' window.

UltraDefrag v7.1.4

billon on 1 Mar 2020
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Mar 2020
  • Suggested by pagliaro

UltraDefrag manages file fragmentation on to improve file access time and overall system speed of magnetic (non-SSD) drives. The program includes quick and full defragmentation modes for frequent or occasional (usually monthly) optimization on NTFS, FAT and exFAT-formatted drives. The program is optimized for efficiency and speed versus other available tools and can be paused mid-defrag. See FAQ for usage suggestions.

Supports over 40 world languages and includes a command-line version.

Alternatively, UltraDefrag Portable switches automatically between the 32/64-bit versions and cleans up the fragmentation details left behind on drives.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes. If reporting is disabled
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" ZIP package according to your OS bitness and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete hibernate4win.exe, LICENSE.TXT, and unnecessary language files in locale and po folders
  3. Launch ultradefrag.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Defraggler, WinContig
What's new? See:
https://ultradefrag.net/HISTORY.TXT
Latest comments
misan on 2013-08-14 21:12

Because of the different strategies of most defrag apps you can do more false then right:
if you're using Vista/7/8 use the build-in defragmenter on a regular basis,
if you use XP my favourite is DiskDefrag on a regular basis,
if you defragment your hard disk, please use only one app for it.

I'm not a 'fanboy' of Auslogics DiskDefrag or any of their other products.

avi-aryan on 2013-09-24 11:05

Ultra Defrag looks good and works fast . I downloaded it just after reading a review at http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-disk-de-fragmenter.htm . Just can't wait to see how it works when compared to all other defragmenters I have tried in the past.

PS - Can anyone help me how to enable Boot Time Defragmentation provided I use the portable version.

webfork on 2015-06-28 23:20

Avi-aryan: on the Boot Time Defrag, it's unfortunately still only available for the installed version.

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HxD v2.4.0.0

billon on 28 Feb 2020
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Feb 2020
  • Suggested by nullx42

HxD is a carefully designed and fast hex editor including raw disk editing, modifying foreign RAM and handling files of any size. The program includes search/replace (ASCII | Unicode), export, checksum/digests, insertion of byte patterns, file shredder, concatenation or splitting of files, statistics and more.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" installer inside the ZIP package, extract it and execute. Launch HxD32.exe or HxD64.exe.
What's new? See:
https://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/changelog.php
Latest comments
Special on 2018-07-17 21:51

v2.0.0.0 is now out in stable, after almost 10 long years, and it's still the best Hex editor!

__philippe on 2018-07-18 09:54

Seconding Special's praise for HxD 2.0

HxD was remarkably useful yet in its former v1.1.7 incarnation.
Ten years on, the v2.0 release, resurrected from limbo, Phoenix-like,
offers an amazing list of new features and enhancements, such as:

• New Data Inspector
• New Unicode support
• Enhanced Search window
• …

https://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/changelog.php

Recommended.

pacofdez on 2019-01-17 17:14

The solution to [Scrolling on Windows 10 tablet problem] is appreciated.
https://forum.mh-nexus.de/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=929

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IPNetInfo v1.95

billon on 14 Feb 2020
  • 87KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Feb 2020
  • Suggested by risk

IPNetInfo is a small utility that allows you to easily find all available information about an IP address: the owner of the IP address, the country/state name, IP addresses range, contact information (address, phone, fax and email) and more. This utility can be very useful for finding the origin of unsolicited mail.

Optionally, add CurrPorts to the same directory to resolve information of the remote IP address via the right-click context menu.

Category:
Runs on: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 ipnetinfo.exe.
What's new?
  • You can now change all settings from command-line, by using the same variable like in the .cfg file, for example:
    IPNetInfo.exe /AutoFailedRetry 1 /AllowIPv6 0.
Latest comments
MarkB on 2011-01-06 12:19

It makes a useful integrated duo with Nirsofts CPorts.

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html

__philippe on 2020-01-02 04:17

IPNetinfo v1.90 notable new function:
Display the geographic location of WHOIS record IP address in Google Maps

Nifty...;-)

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WinPrefetchView v1.36

billon on 11 Feb 2020
  • 77KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Feb 2020
  • Suggested by guinness

WinPrefetchView is a small utility that reads the Prefetch files stored in your system and display the information stored in them. A Prefetch file contains information about the files loaded every time you launch an application. It is created by Windows and is used for optimizing the loading time of the application in the next time that you run it. By looking in these files, you can learn which files every application is using, and which files are loaded on Windows boot.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WinPrefetchView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed WinPrefetchView to display the correct 'Run Counter' values on the Prefetch files created by the latest builds of Windows 10.
Latest comments
Shodan on 2010-06-07 10:25

Like everything else that Nir Sofer writes, it's great. No fancy interface, no install/uninstall, no cluttering of the registry, etc., etc. It simply does what it says it will do. Period.

Allen on 2013-01-09 20:57

Why not just C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch

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Textify v1.8.2

billon on 7 Feb 2020
  • 763KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Feb 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Textify lets users copy text from such normally static dialog boxes, system messages, program tabs and more. Ideal for quickly taking down diagnostic/error messages in system testing, the program lets you grab part or all of the needed text. It also can launch web services such as Google Translate or external programs.

The program also grabs the "alt" text and URL of web images.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. From the Select type of the install drop-down menu, select Portable and click Next
  3. Select a folder and click Install
  4. Launch Textify.exe

OR

  1. Download the installer and extract everything except $PLUGINSDIR and uninstall.exe to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch Textify.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SysExporter
What's new?
  • Remove more Unicode control characters when the unicode_spaces_to_ascii option is enabled.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2016-06-03 10:45

Textify works fine under good ole Win XP as well...;-)

see: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=81492#p81492

webfork on 2016-07-24 16:22

Outstanding program for pulling bits of text out of menu items that resist other tools. I use it at least once every few days for writing HOWTOs or bug reports.

MIKLO on 2016-08-23 14:22

Very nice and quite useful thanks for your work.
MIKLO

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Bulk Crap Uninstaller v4.16

billon on 26 Jan 2020
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jan 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Bulk Crap Uninstaller (BCUninstaller) allows users to uninstall programs and clean lingering data from the file system and Windows registry. The program can remove Windows Store apps, batch remove multiple programs and handle programs that don't provide uninstallers. The program can also detect damaged or missing uninstallers, quiet uninstall options, uninstall lists, startup managers, verification of uninstaller certificates and more.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Apache License
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BCUninstaller.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language resources
Similar/alternative apps: Revo Uninstaller, Wise Program Uninstaller
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Klocman/Bulk-Crap-Uninstaller/releases
Latest comments
ozziguy on 2017-02-04 05:30

Thanks Baas. I had forgotten about those alternate sources

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SearchMyFiles v3.10

billon on 16 Jan 2020

SearchMyFiles is a powerful alternative to the standard Windows search. It allows you to easily find files by wildcard, last modified/created/last accessed time, file attributes, content (text or binary search) and file size. File types available for search includes Microsoft Office and PDF files. The program also be detect duplicate files via the "Search Mode" drop-down box.

Note that the program is non-indexing, meaning it searches the drive directly, which is often slower but more accurate.

Category:
Runs on: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 SearchMyFiles.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SwiftSearch
What's new? Added:
  • 'Enter Key Action' option (under the Options menu), which allows you to choose what to do when you press the Enter key: No Action, Open Properties Window, Open Selected File, Open With..., Open Folder, Select File In Explorer.
  • 'Double-Click Action' option, which which allows you to choose what to do when you double-click a file - No Action, Open Properties Window, Open Selected File, Open With..., Open Folder, Select File In Explorer. This option replaces the previous 'Open File On Double-Click' option.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-08-14 17:29

SearchMyFiles 2.50 is out.

Checker on 2014-08-14 18:34

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

MIKLO on 2018-04-06 14:57

I have tried and used several search apps before and was not very impressed but as soon as I saw that this product was from NirSoft I knew I had to try it. NirSoft makes so many great apps that I use a lot, its difficult to say something new about them due to the fact that just about everything they make works great and is pretty awesome overall. One thing is 4sure the native Micro$oft search engine is close to worthless, so just about anything will be an improvement.
MIKLO

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HamMultiPlayer v0.117.38154.1909

billon on 11 Jan 2020
  • 33MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jan 2020
  • Suggested by webfork

HamMultiPlayer displays one or more media files for analysis in real time. It can be used to find, move, delete or preview any video/audio file. The program can scan drives and directories, and then sort a generated list. Intended primarily to help videographers look through lots of footage, the program can also make it easy to find and eliminate duplicated or similar files.

The program uses Mplayer and MediaInfo Library to decode and display files, playing everything Mplayer can play.

Functional in 64-bit and supports multiple monitors.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes. Can be configured to delete all program traces
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download HamMultiPlayer.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: SMPlayer
What's new? See:
https://hammultiplayer.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6
Latest comments
barnuble on 2016-12-01 17:06

Hi Kanu,

You wrote : "The author says the program doesn't write in other places that in his own folder."

Sorry, but I never said that : HamMultiPlayer needs to decompress files to be able to work and it does that inside "%temp%\HAM\". This directory is used to store HMP_mplayer.exe + MediaInffo.dll and 4 ini files. If you use HamCpu, HamMultiPlayerCPU.exe will be decompressed too. If you use thumbnails display, thumbnails will be created inside the same path and deleted when you stop using it...
The only exception is when you select "SaveBeside" in prefs. In this case, prefs file is saved beside HamMultiPlayer (in same directory for reasons of portability).
Portable means "no installation", not "without file writing".

If nevertheless you see others files spread everywhere, please let me know and check that your version is the one coming from my web site.

Barnuble.

kanu on 2016-12-08 07:22

Sorry if I sounded hostile but the web says 'This is a "portable" software, this means that everything is already included inside the ".exe" (no installation, no registry keys, ...)'.
Those three dots means etc.; so, portable + etc means no writing beyond its own folder because that's what portable means: I can move the folder to other drive and keep the settings.

But the problem, as you pointed, was that at first I didn't tick the "Save beside" checkbox. So, my suggestion after this would be to rename that box to a more common wording. But anyway, the blame is all mine. Sorry again.

The program is very useful, by the way.

webfork on 2016-12-10 04:46

@Kanu: Different sites have different definitions for portable but here "Stealth" is the term used when a program doesn't modify files outside of it's application folder (including the registry). HamMultiPlayer is not stealth but is portable. Please post in forums if you'd like to discuss further.

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Imagine v1.1.1 Updated

billon on 11 Dec 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Nov 2020
  • 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:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete Total Commander plugins and unnecessary language files
  3. Create a file named Imagine.ini with the following content:

    [BrowserOption]
    ThumbnailDirectory=2

  4. Launch Imagine.exe or Imagine64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: IrfanView
What's new?
  • Added: Toolbar preferences - 'Button dimensions'.
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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CLCL v2.1.1

billon on 18 Dec 2019
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Dec 2019
  • Suggested by Ezzetabi

CLCL is a clipboard caching utility that supports all clipboard formats, including bitmaps. It comes with a built-in viewer for examining clipboard contents and additional features via plugins, a number of which can be downloaded from the website.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package plus optionally additional plugins (formats and tools) and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Edit clcl_app.ini changing portable=0 to portable=1
  3. Launch CLCL.exe

When adding plugin DLLs, make sure you use relative paths (e.g. if you put tool_text.dll in a "Plugins" folder, use .\Plugins\tool_text.dll) to ensure maximum portability.
Similar/alternative apps: Ditto
What's new? See Japanese changelog here.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-09-26 23:24

After 10 years of inactivity, now the developer is releasing a version after version, nice ;)

lintalist on 2015-10-05 22:48

I like(d) CLCL a lot, but on Windows 8/64bit it has a bug for me. I'd set it up to show 19 items in the menu so that the letter 't' is the shortcut for templates menu, unfortunately it doesn't properly register the hotkey of the CLCL program I think because when I press alt-t in any program it always pops up an empty template menu (from CLCL) which shouldn't happen because it not a global hotkey.
Good alternative I found was ArsClip - http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=734 - and set it up as CLCL as close a possible. Still like CLCL though.

zorro on 2019-12-16 05:06

Unfortunately the new version 2.10 is not stealth any more - it creates a folder "CLCL" with settings and history in AppData. I tried entering the program path for "WorkDir" in the "general.ini", but the folder is still created. Reverting to version 1.12...

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linkMaker v1.1.1

billon on 4 Dec 2019
  • 340KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Nov 2019
  • Suggested by Special

linkMaker provides a better interface to create shortcuts, symbolic links and ntfs hardlinks/junction points. It makes all options available on one screen, and tries to auto-fill as much info as it can.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0+
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch linkMaker.exe.
What's new?
  • Changed: Symbolic link creation now uses Unicode safe call.

TinyTask v1.77

billon on 5 Nov 2019
  • 36KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Nov 2019
  • Suggested by donald

TinyTask is a small, simple mouse and keyboard macro recorder. Anything you do with the mouse or type on the keyboard while the program is running can be replayed as many times as you choose. Recordings can even be compiled into an executable file.

Notes:

  1. Recordings cannot be edited
  2. Mouse wheel movement recording not available with some mice

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch tinytask.exe.

Issue: If the program does not record mouse clicks, restart.
Similar/alternative apps: TyperTask
What's new? See:
https://www.tinytask.net/revision_history.php
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2019-11-03 06:15

BifDefender doesn't like it, says the download zip is dangerous. False positive.

Midas on 2019-11-03 16:23

@hamasaki: the issue has been bugging the developer for years...

See "Does TinyTask have malware?" (https://www.tinytask.net/faq.php)

hamasaki on 2019-11-04 01:19

@Midas. Thanks. It's ok, it's just the first time I've seen it and I've used BitDefender for quite awhile. Of course I took no notice of the warning. :)

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MZCookiesView v1.58

billon on 27 Oct 2019
  • 74KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Oct 2019
  • Suggested by ClausValca

MZCookiesView is an alternative to the standard cookie manager provided by Netscape and Mozilla browsers. It displays the details of all cookies stored inside the cookies file (cookies.txt or cookies.sqlite) in one table and allows you to save the cookies list into text, HTML or XML file, delete unwanted cookies and backup/restore the cookies file.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
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 mzcv.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: -profilesfolder command-line option failed to load the correct profile folder.
Latest comments
Shodan816 on 2011-03-01 06:34

Download working OK now.

fpb1386 on 2019-08-06 22:45

I want to downlaod this tool to check cookies

webfork on 2019-08-06 23:05

@fpb1386: if you're having download issues, please post in forums

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DriveLetterView v1.50

billon on 26 Oct 2019
  • 76KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Oct 2019
  • Suggested by guinness

DriveLetterView allows you to view the list of all drive letter assignments in your system, including local drives, remote network drives, CD/DVD drives, and USB drives - even if they are not currently plugged in. It also allows you to easily change a drive letter of USB devices and remote network shares, as well as to delete a drive letter of USB device that is not plugged in.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administration rights (for changing letters)
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DriveLetterView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Open Device Properties Window' option.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2016-07-31 14:18

Very nice works great thanks.
MIKLO

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USBLogView v1.26

billon on 20 Oct 2019
  • 550KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Oct 2019
  • 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:
Runs on: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?
  • Fixed USBLogView to sort properly the 'Event Time' column and the numeric columns.
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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CountryTraceRoute v1.31

__philippe on 28 Feb 2020
  • 733KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Oct 2019
  • Suggested by I am Baas

CountryTraceRoute helps to diagnose the path and delay of information across the internet. The program is similar to the command-line tracert but much faster. CountryTraceRoute also displays the country of the owner of every IP address found in the traceroute, and ASN Network Carrier information per hop.

After the traceroute is completed, you can select all items (Ctrl+A) and then save them into csv/tab-delimited/html/xml file with 'Save Selected Items' option (Ctrl+S) or copy them to the clipboard (Ctrl+C) and then paste the result into Excel or other spreadsheet application.

Category:
Runs on: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 CountryTraceRoute.exe.

Optionally, download and extract the latest: or to the same folder to keep an up to date database to the one contained in the exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'TTL' column.
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-03-05 02:53

philippe: Could you move that to forums? Seems like a better place for it.

__philippe on 2014-03-05 08:35

@webfork
Did, on Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:35 am, complete with tiny preamble (too inconspicuous, perhaps ?..;-)
"mostly cloned from CountryTraceRoute main entry comment section"

Cheers,

__philippe

__philippe on 2019-05-31 05:53

AHA ! CountryTraceroute v1.30 released 30MAY2019

CT finally provides pertinent ASN information, (useful to identify Network Carrier per IP hop),
as presaged by the recent introduction of ASN data in IPinfoOffline v1.50.

Happy conclusion to a looong quest for a coveted feature (began JUNE 2013)...;-)
https://tinyurl.com/y2re454h

Caveat:
Loading the optional Maxmind Geolite2 ASN*.CSV file alone takes about 10 sec(under XP)
or 5 sec(under Win7). Loading all the Geolite2 *.CSV files takes about 28 sec (XP)

Loading time might be considerably reduced in future versions by querying the equivalent Maxmind Geolite2 compiled binaries instead of *.CSV

...Fingers crossed...;-)

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DNSDataView v1.60

billon on 2 Oct 2019
  • 68KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Oct 2019
  • Suggested by guinness

DNSDataView is an interface for the NSLookup tool that comes with Windows. It allows you to easily retrieve the DNS records (MX, NS, A, SOA) of specified domains. You can use the default DNS server of your Internet connection, or use any other DNS server that you specify.

Category:
Runs on: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 DNSDataView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'TTL' column.

MultiMonitorTool v1.96

billon on 29 Sep 2019
  • 278KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Sep 2019
  • 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:
Runs on: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?
  • When trying to enable a monitor from command-line (/enable command) using the monitor number (e.g.: /enable 2 or /enable \\.\DISPLAY1), MultiMonitorTool now tries to enable the monitor even if it cannot be found in the monitors list.
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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SysExporter v1.77

billon on 18 Sep 2019
  • 73KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Sep 2019
  • Suggested by AlephX

SysExporter allows you to grab data from most static windows that appear on your computer. This is useful for getting error data, instructions and more from system messages that you would ordinarily have to type out or screen capture. This versatile tool can grab standard list-views, tree-views, list boxes, combo boxes, text-boxes, labels and Web Browser/HTML controls from almost any application running on your system.

The program can export its data to a text, HTML or XML file.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
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 sysexp.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: GetWindowText
What's new?
  • You can now send the data to stdout by specifying empty string as filename, for example:
    sysexp.exe /Title "Windows Task Manager" /class SysListView32 /Visible Yes /scomma "" | more.
Latest comments
ilikeyourprograms on 2009-01-31 16:12

is there a way for this program to read an Outlook (not outlook express) address book listbox of type OUTEXVLB? I do not get anything at the bottom of the screen. I have tried it with around 200,000 items and with about 800 items and nothing shows up. Is it because this program does not support this particular listbox/window???

Thanks for the great tool!

Cornflower on 2009-02-05 07:36

v1.50 now has a drag and drop button taht you drop on the window you want to see the text from. It makes this very valuable the tool so much easier and intuitive to use. An excellent upgrade, imo.

Unfortunately, it still does not seem to handle Outexvlb type listboxes.

Webfork on 2009-11-06 18:42

*Extremely* important tool for software testers. Getting lengthy error messages out of static windows is critical to helping developers understand what went wrong. If you want to help any of the makers of software on this or other sites, start with SysExporter.

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DataProtectionDecryptor v1.10

billon on 12 Sep 2019
  • 143KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Sep 2019
  • Suggested by billon

DataProtectionDecryptor allows you to decrypt passwords and other information encrypted by the DPAPI (Data Protection API) system of Windows operating system, such as passwords of Microsoft Outlook accounts, credentials files of Windows, wireless network keys, passwords in some versions of Internet Explorer, passwords and cookies of Chrome Web browser.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DataProtectionDecryptor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: EncryptedRegView
What's new?
  • Added option to scan subfolders. For example, you can specify 'C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Wlansvc\*.*' as a base folder, spricy 'Infinite' in the 'Subfolder Depth' field and then DataProtectionDecryptor will decrypt all wireless keys of all network interfaces on your system.

Pixelscope v5

webfork on 13 Sep 2019
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Sep 2018
  • Suggested by billon

Pixelscope modifies the screen around your cursor to show magnification, a color shift, or both. Customizations include various color effects (invert, grayscale, red/blue/green shift, etc), magnification size (2x, 3x, etc.) and color/shape of magnification border.

The program can be run in fullscreen mode.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None; writes no settings.
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch Pixelscope.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: OneLoupe, Magnifixer

SeaMonkey, Portable Edition v2.49.5

billon on 5 Sep 2019

SeaMonkey is a complete internet suite with web browser, email & newsgroup client with an included web feed reader, easy HTML editor, IRC chat and web development tools. The browser supports fine-grained controls over images, cookies and more on a per-site basis. Based on Netscape Communicator and then Mozilla Suite, this software bundle includes many technologies used in Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird and supports many of their add-ons.

SeaMonkey, Portable Edition is a version of the software from PortableApps.com and works automatically with web-based Java apps if their jPortable tool is present.

Category:
Runs on: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: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SeaMonkeyPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Mozilla Firefox, Pale Moon Portable, Opera
What's new? See:
https://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/seamonkey2.49.5/
Latest comments
freakazoid on 2017-01-08 08:44

I use SeaFox as well, but I just use the Default theme.

Classic Firefox theme for SeaMonkey doesn't really make much of a difference in my layout, except a few icon changes.

Speaking of icons, use the Classic Toolbar Buttons addon to change some of the default icons. It doesn't change the Bookmark, RSS or Tab Throbber icons though.

Midas on 2017-01-09 01:02

Indeed. Please check the forum topic to see if your results match mine...

Midas on 2020-10-21 14:38

For details on why Seamonkey Portable isn't being updated, please see https://portableapps.com/node/60496.

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TED Notepad v6.2.1

billon on 22 Aug 2019

TED Notepad is a small and fast text editor intended as a replacement for Windows notepad. The program offers a variety of interface tools including hotkeys for almost every function, ability to minimize to system tray, favorite files menu, and many more. Additionally, up to nine permanent clipboards, advanced searching, auto-completion, bi-directional editing and many text-processing functions.

Category:
Runs on: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 and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TedNPad.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad
What's new? See:
http://jsimlo.sk/notepad/changes.php
Latest comments
Midas on 2012-04-20 01:02

@outskirter: I had the same problem while testing the latest version (MS Sans Serif font isn't really ClearType friendly); solved with ResHack by finding all instances of 'MS Sans Serif' and replacing them with 'MS Shell Dlg'...

freakazoid on 2013-07-05 14:58

Was testing some Notepad alternatives the other night, and while TED Notepad is relatively small in size, it uses almost 4x the memory (hovering around 9MB). Just a FYI.

ripu on 2018-03-11 11:17

Is it stealth?

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LastActivityView v1.35

billon on 18 Jul 2019
  • 165KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jul 2019
  • 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:
Runs on: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:
  • 'Data Source' column, which displays the Registry key or filename where the activity information was found.
  • 'Add Header Line To CSV/Tab-Delimited File' option (turned on by default).
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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PhotoRec v7.1

billon on 9 Jul 2019
  • 28MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by Jack Ruffey

PhotoRec is designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CDROMs and removable storage. It recognizes the header formats of supported file types, so it will work even if the filesystem is severely damaged or formatted.

Download includes the also-portable TestDisk.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application files are located in the win subfolder
  3. Launch photorec_win.exe
What's new? See:
https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_7.1_Release
Latest comments
Bill G on 2008-10-22 15:02

This is by FAR the ABSOLUTE BEST recovery software I've ever used. I do wish that it had a window interface... but it just recovered files that would've taken me 2 hours to recreate. Fantastic. (By the way... I tried 3 other favorites including RECUVA before using this. None of them worked. This did. I think RECUVA probably would've worked with a deep scan, but I don't have the 2 hours to sit and wait for that hope!)

Doc on 2010-07-01 17:13

Need administrator rights.

Mick G on 2010-07-02 10:53

The functionality of this Photorec *free* program is great. The fact that it is free is even better. I've tried it, I like it, i will use it again and I WILL DONATE (honest guv). Fair is fair. Good Karma.

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TestDisk v7.1

billon on 9 Jul 2019
  • 28MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by AlephX

TestDisk is a powerful drive and data recovery software that is designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again. This can be caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses, or of course human error (such as accidentally deleting your partition table).

The program is cross-platform with recovery tools for a long list file systems and includes the also-portable recovery software PhotoRec.

Note: Use with caution; it's recommended that you read the documentation and take your time. The software can easily made dramatic and difficult-to-reverse system modifications.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch testdisk_win.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_7.1_Release
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-12-30 00:36

shnbwmn: The documentation on the website gives an effective breakdown: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step

webfork on 2019-06-29 22:21

@juverax: given the nature of the program, I think I'd prefer to list non-beta tools in the entry, as they are presumably the most reliable. Still, good to see they're still making progress. I love this program.

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IPInfoOffline v1.55

billon on 9 Jul 2019
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by guinness

IPInfoOffline allows you to view information about IP addresses. The program uses an internal database and does not use an external server for information.

For each IP address, a variety of information is available: IP block range, Organization (RIPE, ARIN, APNIC, LACNIC or AFRINIC), Assigned Date, Country Name and Country Code. After retrieving the information about the desired IP addresses, you can copy the information to the clipboard, or save it into text/html/xml/csv file.

Category:
Runs on: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 IPInfoOffline.exe.

Optionally, download and extract the latest: or to the same folder to keep an up to date database to the one contained in the exe.

In order to fill the 'ASN' and 'Company Name' columns, you have to download and extract into the same folder
GeoLite2-ASN-Blocks-IPv4.csv and GeoLite2-ASN-Blocks-IPv6.csv
What's new?
  • Added support for IPv6 addresses, when using the GeoLite2 City/Country/ASN database.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2015-05-04 10:13

IPinfoOffline v1.41 released as of 03-MAY-2015

Checker on 2015-05-04 19:18

@ __philippe: Thanks ... and updated ;)

__philippe on 2019-05-28 14:26

At long last !
First Nirsoft IP-related utility to provide pertinent ASN information !
Betting CountryTraceroute will follow suit shortly...;-)

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SwiftSearch v7.5.1

billon on 6 Jul 2019
  • 610KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by infimum

SwiftSearch is a lightweight program whose purpose is to help you quickly find the files you need on your Windows machine without ever requiring you to index your drives. It completely bypasses the file system (only NTFS supported) and reads the file table directly every time, which speeds up search significantly. Program also supports path-based search, regular expressions and full directory sizes.

Command-line version is also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: CC BY-NC 2.0
How to extract: Download SwiftSearch32.exe or SwiftSearch64.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
  • Add experimental search to limit search to directory subtree.
  • Fixed:
    • Crash on 32-bit;
    • XP bug;
    • Menu checkboxes not toggling;
    • (Mostly) icons not getting loaded;
    • "Dump to table" forgetting to include columns other than Path.
Latest comments
Nh on 2018-11-02 02:43

Not dynamic, no settings, no customization.

TP109 on 2019-12-31 21:50

Lightning quick launch and very fast searching. Useful for searching within multiple subdirectories for files or folders with partial or similar filenames.

Midas on 2020-01-02 06:23

Beware that SwiftSearch doesn't seem to be able to follow hard/symbolic filesystem links.

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AlternateStreamView v1.56

billon on 30 Jun 2019
  • 73KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jun 2019
  • Suggested by castman

AlternateStreamView lets you scan your NTFS drive and find all hidden alternate streams stored in the file system. After scanning and finding the alternate streams, you can extract these streams into the specified folder, delete unwanted streams, or save the streams list into text/html/csv/xml file.

Category:
Runs on: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 AlternateStreamView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added /RunAsAdmin command-line option for running AlternateStreamView as administrator.
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-01-11 00:40

@ vmars316: Alternate (Data) Streams are a data structure for holding additional structured data within a file in addition to the main data.
The Windows NTFS file system allows so-called Alternate Data Streams (ADS). With this function, data can be stored invisibly tied by the user to a file.

goodsignal on 2016-10-17 17:54

Dropbox had a bug a while back (https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Syncing-and-uploads/com-dropbox-attributes/m-p/63351) and polluted every file with an alternate data stream. Any copy action thereafter from our NTFS drive to a thumb drive (usually FAT32) was interrupted by a warning, "Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties?" Very annoying! AlternateStreamView quickly and easily fixes the problem, as discovered here (http://superuser.com/questions/814312/is-it-possible-to-remove-the-are-you-sure-you-want-to-copy-this-file-without-it)

MIKLO on 2017-08-25 14:21

I thought streams were small bodies of water that flow through the forest, sorry couldn't resist :) This really software really is helpful in finding and seeing data that was cleverly concealed until using this. Thanks for some helpful software another hit from Nirsoft, keep em coming please.
MIKLO

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TcpLogView v1.32

billon on 28 Jun 2019
  • 97KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Jun 2019
  • Suggested by Checker

TcpLogView monitors the opened TCP connections on your system and adds a new log line every time that a TCP connection is opened or closed. For every log line, the following information is displayed: Even Time, Event Type (Open, Close, Listen), Local Address, Remote Address, Remote Host Name, Local Port, Remote Port, Process ID, Process Name and the country information of the Remote IP.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TcpLogView.exe.

Optionally, in order to get country information of the remote IP address ('Remote IP Country' column), download and extract the latest: or to the same folder.
What's new?
  • Added support for GeoLite2 City and GeoLite2 Country database in CSV format.
    • In order to use it, extract all files into the folder of TcpLogView.exe.
    • Be aware that the loading process of the GeoLite2 City database is quite slow.
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__philippe on 2013-07-07 14:20

Both Nirsoft's TCPLogView and Sysinternals' TCPview offer about the same set of functionalities.

However, the alternative Sysinternals' TCPview might have a slight edge in its skilled use of color background for highlighting DYNAMIC TCP connections activities:

It feels nimbler at popping up a log line (on a green background) for each transient new active connections and at briefly flashing an existing log line (on red background) before its connection is torn down.

http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=86.

__philippe

__philippe on 2015-03-19 23:11

TCPLogView Version 1.15 released 19-MAR-2105:

Added 'Write To Log File' option. When it's turned on, all log lines are automatically written to TcpLogView.csv located in the same folder of TcpLogView.exe

Checker on 2015-03-20 00:09

@__philippe: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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DOSBox v0.74-3

billon on 27 Jun 2019
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jun 2019
  • Suggested by Rob Loach

DOSBox emulates an Intel x86 PC, complete with sound, graphics, mouse, modem etc. that are necessary for running many old DOS programs and games incompatible with any modern OS.

Alternatively, Portable DOSBox is also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: No
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract using 7-Zip to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete uninstall.exe
  3. Create an empty file called dosbox.conf
  4. Launch DOSBox.exe -conf dosbox.conf
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/p/dosbox/news/
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Smurflover on 2011-02-01 14:10

Frontend and easier config can be found here http://dfendreloaded.sourceforge.net/

a on 2011-02-01 19:54

Smurf, that looks sweet, if it is portable I suggest this be added to database. (possibly as a replacement?)

There's a note:
D-Fend Reloaded may be installed in a portable operation mode (for USB-Sticks etc.).

My eyes lit up when I read that.

SYSTEM on 2011-07-17 09:39

I have updated the extraction instructions. Chris Morgan had pointed out that DOSBox is not portable if launched without any command-line switches.

http://portableapps.chrismorgan.info/irc/logs/?t=2011-07-16#T16-58-39

Thanks Chris. :)

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ShellExView v2.01

billon on 10 Jun 2019
  • 105KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jun 2019
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

ShellExView displays the details of shell extensions installed on your machine and allows you to easily enable/disable each shell extension. ShellExView comes in handy for solving problems caused by third party shell extensions.

Category:
Runs on: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 shexview.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: ShellExView crashed on some systems.
Latest comments
roger on 2010-05-04 08:05

@Tad: link to website

portaFreeUser on 2011-02-14 19:53

I really like this simple program. I used it first to hide/disable a corrupted Magic ISO contextual menu in mere seconds. Then later on I learned about some features of Explorer that could be turned off using this program, so I did that. It worked both times without any problems. I like that you can undo the changes too if you like. Good program. Thanks for updating this.

rogerthedodger on 2013-06-01 00:37

Love this program, recently had the dreaded explorer crash and this program allowed me to easily identify the culprit, and a uninstall/reinstall of the offending (acronis) software fixed my issue. Would have spent an eternity without this software. Should be part of Windoze.

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NetworkTrafficView v2.30

billon on 25 May 2019
  • 232KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 May 2019
  • 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.

Category:
Runs on: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.
Similar/alternative apps: LiveTcpUdpWatch, CurrPorts
What's new? Added:
  • New columns: 'TCP Window Size', 'TCP Window Scale', 'Maximum Segment Size'. Available only for TCP items and only when the selected options are 'Display the 2 packet directions in 2 separated lines' and 'Group by combination of Ethernet Type, IP Protocol, Addresses, and TCP/UDP Ports'.
  • 'TTL' (Time To Live) column.
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__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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QuickSetDNS v1.30

billon on 24 May 2019
  • 124KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 May 2019
  • Suggested by Checker

QuickSetDNS allows you to easily change the DNS servers that are used for your Internet connection. You can set the desired DNS servers from the user interface, by choosing from a list of DNS servers that you defined, or from command-line, without displaying any user interface.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QickSetDNS.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Public DNS Server Tool
What's new?
  • Added support for IPv6. In order to set the IPv6 DNS servers, you have to use the 'Set Active DNS (IPv4+IPv6)' option. If you want to set only the IPv4 DNS servers, like the previous versions, you should use the 'Set Active DNS (IPv4)' option.
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2013-10-29 14:31

ghacks.net wrote an article about this software: http://www.ghacks.net/2013/10/29/use-quicksetdns-change-dns-configurations-heartbeat/

__philippe on 2018-05-12 06:51

Nirsoft's DNS setting tool V1.20 release is perfectly timed to match
Steve Gibson's new v1.3.6668.0 DNS_Benchmark sidekick
https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1568

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OfflineRegistryView v1.03

billon on 27 Apr 2019
  • 105KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Apr 2019
  • Suggested by billon

OfflineRegistryView allows you to read offline registry files from external drive and view the desired registry key in .reg file format.

Category:
Runs on: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 OfflineRegistryView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: OfflineRegistryView failed to handle properly large Registry values with more than 16344 bytes.

ShellMenuView v1.41

billon on 14 Apr 2019
  • 71KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Apr 2019
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

ShellMenuView is a small utility that display the list of static menu items that appeared in the context menu when you right-click a file/folder on Windows Explorer and allows you to easily disable unwanted menu items.

Category:
Runs on: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 shmnview.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Icon' column.
Latest comments
Shaun on 2011-05-17 04:53

ShellMenu View is great for eliminating unwanted menu items when right-clicking. Definitely worth the price ($0.00!)
Here's a post we did on ShellMenu View- http://www.softwarecrew.com/2011/05/keep-the-context-menu-in-order-with-shellmenuview/

MIKLO on 2017-08-26 14:09

@Shaun AMEN a very good and useful program which helped me clean up a leftover mess when right clicking. Thanks to the maker for a great easy to use app.
MIKLO

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AstroGrep v4.4.7

billon on 5 Apr 2019
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Apr 2019
  • Suggested by smaragdus

AstroGrep is a search utility for finding text within files quickly. Text found within each file is displayed with sidebar options for further filtering and preferences for text result styling. Searches using keywords and regular expressions are supported with options additionally for printing, storing recently used paths and opening files externally with a text editor (down to the exact line number and column, if supported by the editor).

The program is not an indexing search program, meaning it checks the contents of all files each time it searches. Based on the popular grep search used in *nix.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AstroGrep.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: HABExam
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/astrogrep/files/AstroGrep (Win32)/AstroGrep v4.4.7/

FirefoxDownloadsView v1.40

billon on 7 Jan 2020
  • 340KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by guinness

FirefoxDownloadsView displays the list of the latest files that you downloaded with Firefox. Useful for web developers to analyze web speeds, user behavior and help keep track of browser activity. For every download details on download URL, filename (with full path), referrer, MIME Type, file size, start/end time, duration and average download speed are all displayed.

Category:
Runs on: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 FirefoxDownloadsView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: BrowserDownloadsView
What's new?
  • When using the 'Open Selected File With' option, the 'Always use the selected program to open this kind of file' check-box is now turned off and disabled.
  • Fixed to work with the latest versions of Firefox.
Latest comments
juvera on 2014-11-26 17:46

Sorry if I missed the point .... but what is the point of this application?
In Firefox, use CTRL-J to display this information!

joby_toss on 2014-11-26 18:07

It's faster (and easier on resources) than starting FF and hitting Ctrl+J (for example when you're working with a different browser).

webfork on 2014-11-30 01:21

juvera: good question. I tried to come up with some possible uses.

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VideoCacheView v3.05

billon on 26 Mar 2019
  • 148KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by JohnW

VideoCacheView automatically scans the entire cache of Internet Explorer/Microsoft Edge, Mozilla-based Web browsers, Opera, Chrome-based Web browsers and finds all cached media files. It allows you to easily copy the cached audio and video files into another folder for playing/watching them in the future. For video, if you have a player that is configured to play FLV files, it also allows you to play the video directly from your browser's cache.

Category:
Runs on: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 VideoCacheView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Manually Merge Selected Files' option (Ctrl+M). If you have split video files that VideoCacheView cannot detect and merge automatically, you can select all items, press Ctrl+M and then VideoCacheView will merge all selected items into one.
  • After using the 'Manually Merge Selected Files' option, you can use the 'Copy Selected Files To...' option to generate the merged file. Be aware that the order of the merged files is determined according to the created time of every file.
Latest comments
webfork on 2012-08-24 01:16

juvera: there's a version with install/uninstall support but the other one should be portable... should we retest?

Ascend4nt on 2014-04-15 10:25

Its worth noting that this also finds and allows extraction of Audio files (since version 1.40). Very nice

webfork on 2014-04-30 01:48

Thanks Ascend4nt, updated description.

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RunAsDate v1.37

billon on 24 Mar 2019
  • 58KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by risk

RunAsDate is a small utility that allows you to run a program in the date and time that you specify. This utility doesn't change the current system date and time of your computer, but it only injects the date/time that you specify into the desired application.

You can run multiple applications simultaneously, each application works with different date and time, while the real date/time of your system continues to run normally.

Category:
Runs on: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 RunAsDate.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: RunAsDate failed to work properly when using the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions in the same time.
  • Also, the DLL file of RunAsDate is now deleted automatically when you close the main window of RunAsDate (if it's not locked).
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-10-09 20:35

This is __philippe's territory but I noticed that file version is 1.3.0.0 while "About" shows version 1.31.

MIKLO on 2016-10-10 16:18

I really find this program useful just like most all NIRSOFT products :)
MIKLO

smaragdus on 2016-10-14 00:20

A new version 1.31 of RunAsDate, which fixes the discrepancy between version number and file version number, has been released, for more information see this forum post:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=83544#p83544

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