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WinSCP v5.17.8 Updated

billon on 15 Oct 2020

WinSCP is a feature-rich tabbed file transfer client with a variety of views including single-window, dual-pane and tree view interfaces. The program supports standard FTP as well as secure connections using WebDav, S3, SSH, SSL/TLS and legacy SCP. The program can search, perform directory synchronization between local and remote, change properties, and edit text/binary files.

Includes support for scripting, task automation, various authentication tools, proxy, SSH tunnels and IPv6.

Alternatively, WinSCP Portable is multilingual and supports PuTTY Portable. X-WinSCP, packaged in winPenPack's format, is also available.

Category:
Runs on: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create winscp.ini with the following content:

    [Configuration\Interface]
    RandomSeedFile=.\winscp.rnd
    DDTemporaryDirectory=.\

  3. Launch WinSCP.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Bitvise SSH Client
What's new? See:
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/history
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-02-28 16:03

@ bamanzi: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2014-08-21 13:26

WinSCP 5.5.5 (5.5.5 Build 4605) has been just released.

webfork on 2017-10-12 21:03

I've been a huge FileZilla fan since it came out back in 2001, but got a chance to test it today and WinSCP is amazing. I was able to resolve an issue with WebDAV via that program that no other program seemed capable of.

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USBDeview v3.01 Updated

webfork on 10 Sep 2020

USBDeview lists all USB devices plugged into your computer, both current and past. Information on devices includes name/description, type, serial number (for mass storage), the date/time that device was added, Vendor ID, Product ID etc. The program also allows you to disconnect currently connected USB devices as well as uninstall previously used USB devices.

The program will also allows you to execute a command from EXE/CMD/BAT file in every time that insert a USB device to your system, and USBDeview includes a read/write speed test for your USB flash drives.

Functional on remote computers, as long as you have an admin login to the destination machine.

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 a folder of your choice. Launch USBDeview.exe.

Optionally, to show the vendor name and product name of your USB devices, download usb.ids to the same folder.
Similar/alternative apps: USB Oblivion
What's new?
  • Added 'Copy Clicked Cell' option to the right-click context menu, which copies to the clipboard the text of cell that you right-clicked with the mouse.
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-12-11 21:32

@MIKLO: USB Oblivion (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2287) does precisely what you mentioned...

MIKLO on 2017-05-25 14:30

@Midas thank you & I have used Oblivion before it is a very good App and works great, I do like better than USBDeview although it also is a very good App. Again that's @Midas for your help and info here and on many other Apps or Software on this site :)
MIKLO

Midas on 2017-05-26 10:25

Glad to be of help. :)

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FileTypesMan v1.95

billon on 5 Jun 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.
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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MZCacheView v2.00

billon on 22 May 2020
  • 318KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 May 2020
  • Suggested by ClausValca

MZCacheView reads the cache folder of Firefox/Mozilla/Netscape Web browsers and displays the list of all files currently stored in the cache. For each cache file, the following is displayed: URL, Content type, File size, Last modified time, Last fetched time, Expiration time, Fetch count, Server name and more. You can select one or more items from the cache list and then extract the files to another folder, or copy the URLs list to the clipboard.

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 MZCacheView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added:
    • 'Show Preview Pane' option (View -> Show Preview Pane). When It's turned on, a preview pane is added and allows you to quickly view the selected image ( GIF, PNG, JPG files) or text-based file (HTML, CSS, JSON, JavaScript);
    • 'Preview Copy' option (Ctrl+P), which allows you to copy to the clipboard the image or text displayed in the preview pane;
    • 'Web site' column, which displays which Web site loaded the specified cache file.
  • Fixed to display the correct URL on the latest versions of Firefox.

RegDllView v1.60

Checker on 9 Dec 2015
  • 72KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Dec 2015
  • Suggested by JohnW

RegDllView displays the list of all registered dll/ocx/exe files (COM registration). For each registered file, you can view the last date/time that it was registered, and the list of all registration entries (CLSID/ProgID).

The program also allows you to unregister dll/ocx files that you don't need on your system anymore. If you have dll/ocx files that don't exist on your system anymore but their registration entries still exist in the Registry, you can manually remove these entries by using 'Delete All Entries For Selected Files' option.

Category:
Runs on: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 RegDllView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'File Extension' column.
Latest comments
PortaFreeUser on 2011-05-08 02:46

The programmer that made this program makes really reliable programs. I have about 10 different programs from NirSoft and they are each very useful and stable.

I'm eager to try this program to see if it can be used to unregister some mysterious DirectX plugins that show up in my music programs and possibly crash Reaper.

outskirter on 2013-02-18 00:14

Another excellent tool by NirSoft. I just used this utility to search for and destroy lots of junk left in the registry by McAfee ever since I uninstalled their software a couple of years back. It had been preinstalled on my netbook, and I hadn't bothered to clean up after it. Doing that manually would have been very time consuming.

MIKLO on 2013-08-03 13:00

Yep NirSoft does it again,another example of useful and stable software thanks NirSoft.
MIKLO

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RegistryChangesView v1.26 Updated

billon on 15 Aug 2020
  • 161KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by billon

RegistryChangesView allows you to take a snapshot of Windows Registry and later compare it with the current Registry, Registry files stored in a shadow copy created by Windows, or other snapshots. When comparing two snapshots, exact changes are displayed, with optional export of the changes into a standard .reg file.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RegistryChangesView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Regshot, RegFromApp
What's new?
  • Fixed the /cfg command-line option to load the .cfg file from the current directory if full path is not specified.

RapidCRC Unicode v0.3.33

webfork on 31 May 2020
  • 867KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

RapidCRC Unicode is a hashing program capable of checking and verifying the integrity of files, folders, or whole drives. The program includes process priority, ability to pause/resume analysis, job queuing, easily copy hashes to the clipboard and multi-threaded checks. If using checksum files (e.g. .sfv or .md5) for future verification, options include the ability to generate for every analyzed file, directory, or a single checksum with all hash data.

Includes direct support for CRC hashing in the filename (common for anime releases) for example: "MyFile [45DEF3A0].avi") Other algorithms range from fast to secure, including SFV(CRC32), MD5, ED2K, SHA-1/256/512 and Blake2sp.

Based on the original RapidCRC but updated with extended Unicode support.

Category:
Runs on: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Archive" or "Archive (x64)" RAR package and extract using 7-Zip or similar program to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete rcrcshex.dll or rcrcshex64.dll
  3. Create an empty text file called options_unicode.bin in the same folder
  4. Launch RapidCRC.exe
Similar/alternative apps: FileVerifier++
What's new?
  • Copy to Clipboard was not working for Blake2sp.
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-08-02 02:05

This is currently my go-to program. I tend to add it to the "send to" menu on machines I'm currently using and it works beautifully to check one or more files. Also, the ability to insert the hash directly into the file name makes so much sense. Just drag-and-drop it into the window and instantly know if there's a problem. Great solution to the multi-step check.

shoover on 2016-02-21 09:17

I think there is something wrong with the "CRC into Filename" function. This occurs with files that lack a file extension.

webfork on 2016-02-22 21:20

shoover: The dev has been pretty responsive if you want to reach out: https://github.com/OV2/RapidCRC-Unicode/issues

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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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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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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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iNFekt v1.0.1

billon on 3 Dec 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

iNFekt is a text viewer application that has been carefully designed around its main task: viewing and presenting NFO files. It comes with three different view modes (Rendered, Classic and Text Only), basic ANSI Art support (16+ colors), export functionality and lots of options.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "portable release" RAR package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch infekt-win32.exe or infekt-win64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new?
  • New option to allow bold fonts.
  • Fixed:
    • Scrolling set to scroll by page instead of by x lines;
    • Malformed files from PNG export;
    • Version information.
  • Compiler upgrade to fix rendering in certain situations.
  • Library update to cairo 1.15.8, libpng v1.6.34 (includes important bugfixes).
Latest comments
Midas on 2012-06-09 22:14

NFO Pad (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2164) is my preferred option for this -- it can double as a capable Notepad replacement, too...

I am Baas on 2013-05-14 16:33

There's also iNFekt "Super Compact Version!"

Details at http://code.google.com/p/infekt/downloads/detail?name=iNFekt-v0.8.8-SuperCompact.rar

smaragdus on 2016-11-03 22:13

iNFekt version 0.9.6 is slightly lighter (uses less RAM) than previous version 0.9.5, good job.

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USB Disk Ejector v1.3.0.6

billon on 3 Dec 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by milentechie

USB Disk Ejector allows you to quickly and easily remove USB devices. It is useful when dealing with devices that refuse to eject, multiple devices, or if you don't want to see the "Now safe to remove this device" dialog. The program includes a variety of available advanced features including hotkeys, has available post-eject actions and more.

Functional from the command-line.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch USB_Disk_Eject.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ProEject
What's new?
  • Added /CFGDIR command line switch - this lets you specify a different location for the cfg file that stores all the settings. Normally this file is located in the same directory as the program, but some people wanted a way to change this.
Latest comments
GtAkReYz on 2008-09-19 09:43

aka Muttley, try to disconnect 5 USB devices using that method and then try to disconnect the same 5 USB devices with this program. Then you'll see the difference... It's just much easier, and requires less clicks in diferent places! ;)

JCATech on 2008-09-23 20:41

I'm using this program for over 8 months without any problem.
It works great, a run an autoit script that close Pstart and other custom programs from my USB drive and then executes the USB Disk Ejector.

shsa546 on 2011-11-18 08:04

Didn't work for me on win7 pro ent sp1!

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HotKeysList v1.05

billon on 7 Jun 2020
  • 94KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

HotKeysList displays the list of hot keys that are currently registered on your system. You can use this tool to easily determine which hot keys on your system are available to use.

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 HotKeysList.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Include Windows Key' option. When it's turned on - HotKeysList checks all hotkeys that include the Windows key.
  • Fixed bug: HotKeysList missed some keys, like comma, plus, minus.
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2015-04-01 06:21

I used Ethervane ActiveHotkeys (http://www.tranglos.com/activehotkeys/)
but this application does not work correctly on 64-bit versions of Windows.
Also see: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6018&hilit=ethervane

webfork on 2017-07-22 02:24

I only use this program once every 2 years but I'm SO glad I have it. I don't know of a similar program for other operating systems.

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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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WebSiteSniffer v1.51

billon on 7 Jun 2017
  • 300KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

WebSiteSniffer is a packet sniffer tool that captures all the components of a given Web site and stores them in a folder of your choice. A variety of file types can be captured including HTML, Text, XML, CSS, Video/Audio, Images, Scripts, and Flash (.swf) files.

While capturing the Web site files, the main window of WebSiteSniffer displays general statistics about the downloaded files for every Web site / host name, including the total size of all files (compressed and uncompressed) and total number of files for every file type (HTML, Text, Images, and so on).

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 WebSiteSniffer.exe.
What's new?
  • Added /cfg command-line option, which instructs WebSiteSniffer to use a config file in another location instead if the default config file, for example:
    WebSiteSniffer.exe /cfg "%AppData%\WebSiteSniffer.cfg".
Latest comments
mukhi on 2012-05-24 06:58

does this capture files played online through adobe flash player?

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WebCookiesSniffer v1.30

billon on 3 Sep 2018
  • 160KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Sep 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

WebCookiesSniffer captures all cookies sent to and from the Web server, displaying them in a simple table. The upper pane displays the cookie string and the Web site/host name that sent/received it. When selecting a cookie in the upper pane, the program parses the information in name-value format in the lower pane.

The program is browser-independent, using a packet sniffer to gather data.

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 WebCookiesSniffer.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Auto Size Columns+Headers' option.
  • Fixed bug: WebCookiesSniffer failed to remember the last size/position of the main window if it was not located in the primary monitor.
  • The information of the selected network adapter is now displayed in the window title.
Latest comments
webfork on 2011-10-15 21:00

juvera: Bleachbit (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1561) claims support for Flash and "evercookies".

lautrepay on 2011-10-16 11:17

@juvera: BetterPrivacy (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/?src=search) is compatible with Firefox 8.*

webfork on 2011-10-16 20:58

lautrepay: also a great suggestion -- been using that for over a year.

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Resource Hacker v5.1.7

billon on 3 Jan 2019

Resource Hacker is an utility to view, modify, rename, add, delete and extract resources in 32-bit and 64-bit Windows executables and resource files (*.res). The program can modify program icons as they appear in the taskbar, Start Menu and Desktop, among many other things.

It incorporates an internal resource script compiler and decompiler.

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 ResourceHacker.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed broken Accelerator compiling.
Latest comments
rbon on 2016-10-06 12:05

Resource Hacker version 4.4.26 released at October 6, 2016.
What's New in this ver. 4.4.26:
- Bugfix: The toolbar state wasn't being preserved between sessions
- Bugfix: Minor bug decompiling some version info resources
Downloads:
- Setup executable: http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/reshacker_setup.exe
- 'Portable' zip file: http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/resource_hacker.zip

MIKLO on 2016-10-09 14:10

Have been using for quite some time and really like this program. Thanks for a good program.
MIKLO

rbon on 2016-10-15 12:20

Resource Hacker new Beta in 'Portable' zip format.
Changes in 4.5.28
- Update: Numerous changes and improvements to command line support.
- Update: Filenames in resource scripts are no longer required to be enclosed within double quotes unless they contain
spaces.
- 'Portable' zip file: http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/resource_hacker_beta.zip

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WinContig v3.0.0.0 Updated

billon on 7 Sep 2020
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by MarcoNovaro

WinContig is an easy-to-use file defragmentation program that allows defrag of parts of the drive. This is useful for squeezing extra performance out of important or frequently used files or programs without wasting time and energy cleaning up the rest of the drive.

Note that this is recommended only on magnetic disks. Flash-based drives (SSDs and thumb drives) don't benefit from defragmentation and such maintenance tools can reduce the life of the drive.

The program engine is based on the standard Microsoft defragmentation API and allows you to group files into profiles, accepting a number of available command-line switches for additional control.

Category:
Runs on: 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 WinContig.exe or WinContig64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: UltraDefrag
What's new? See:
https://wincontig.mdtzone.it/en/history.htm
Latest comments
portafreeuser on 2012-02-09 05:28

OK, I ran a newer version on my XP SP3 system and it worked just fine. Thanks for a nice easy defrag program with some nice display information and command line features. I actually like how the pre-version 1 versions looked better (less cluttered), but at least this works and doesn't crash and is portable and simple.

__philippe on 2018-09-12 08:35

Sysinternals' lean Contig.exe v1.8 (248KB) CLI will defrag selected files just as well…;-)
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/contig

Bonus point: still behaves under WinXP...;-)

appsuser on 2019-11-27 20:17

Although a little difficult to figure out, have successfully used this to defragment fragmented .ISO files resulting from an AnyBurn .IMG file conversion.

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WebVideoCap v1.41

Checker on 22 Mar 2014

WebVideoCap allows you to capture Flash video format (.FLV) files and RTSP/MMS video streams downloaded in your web browser. After the entire video file is downloaded and played by the Web browser, the video file is saved in the folder that you selected, and save and to play offline. The program can capture the video files of most popular video-sharing sites, including YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo Video, iFilm, Metacafe, Putfile etc.

Note: You can use WebVideoCap under Windows Vista with SP1, but you must download and install the WinPcap driver, and select the WinPcap driver as the capture method, so it is functional but not portable.

Category:
Runs on: Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WebVideoCap.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed WebVideoCap to capture the .mp4 files of dailymotion.com and probably other Web sites.
Latest comments
larry on 2009-10-22 17:25

I thought software that facilitates the download of youtube videos was illegal?

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/02/13/youtube-kills-our-video-download-tool/

juvera on 2011-10-15 14:28

Use a web-based downloader such as: http://keepvid.com
I works great with youtube.

webfork on 2011-10-15 20:43

larry: I wish techcrunch would take that to a lawyer. Nobody accepts a user agreement / terms of use to use Youtube so you can't be in violation of one if you didn't agree to it. They got a cease-and-desist and panicked because, you know, its Google.

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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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XMPlay Portable v3.8.5 Updated

billon on 3 Sep 2020
  • 626KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Ed Brownstein

XMPlay is a skinnable audio player that plays all major audio formats and includes gapless playback, effects, equalizer, net streaming. More features are available using plugins, including visualizations, more format support, cover art and more. Note that the library and playlist will not work as you change PCs.

Can play MP3, WMA, M4A, OGG and more, as well as output to WAV, MP3 OGG etc. (via external encoders).

Alternatively, XMPlay is natively portable but does not automatically adjust library and playlist paths: download the ZIP package, extract to a folder of your choice and launch xmplay.exe.
Also, you can always download the "Latest stuff" version.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch XMPlayPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: foobar2000
What's new?
  • Improved support for filetype association on Windows 10.
  • Optional capitalisation of tag names in "Message" info.
  • Playback position is included in tray icon tooltip.
  • "Save track position upon closing" option now applies when paused/stopped too.
  • Relative paths in saved playlists now use ".." to traverse parent folders.
  • Saved playlists can be set to use back or forward slashes in paths.
  • Bringing XMPlay to foreground when opening files from Windows Explorer is now optional.
  • M3U8 extension added to filetype association options.
  • Detection of OPL instruments in OMPT files.
  • Optional checking for beta updates.
  • Fix to stop paused playback auto-resuming after system sleep.
  • Fix for soundcard detection in Windows 10 v2004 ("Microsoft Sound Mapper" renamed to "Default").
  • Fix/workaround for HE-AAC seeking bug in Windows 10 AAC decoder.
Latest comments
TP109 on 2015-01-03 03:45

@smaragdus Thanks. I downloaded it. BTW, XMPlay archives older versions here: https://support.xmplay.com/files.php?id=20

The problem seems to be related to plugins. It's working now. See post at un4seen forums here:
http://www.un4seen.com/forum/?topic=16287.0

Checker on 2016-02-26 18:34

There's a v3.8.2.3 available.
See: http://www.un4seen.com/

dbonnell1972 on 2016-12-08 17:11

I used to use WinAmp (over the years became bloated and tool forever to load), then tried Cool Player (good, but not enough features for me). XM Player is the perfect balance - super fast, reliable (so far), flexible, and customizable. J.U.S.T. Perfect!

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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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FolderChangesView v2.32 Updated

billon on 1 Aug 2020
  • 139KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by lautrepay

FolderChangesView monitors the folder, disk drive, or even remote network share to see every file that is being modified, created, or deleted. Requires read permissions to the selected drive/folder.

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 FolderChangesView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed the /cfg command-line option to load the .cfg file from the current directory if full path is not specified.
Latest comments
rodger123 on 2012-09-23 01:17

Crashes and locks up My PC in every version I have tried.

Sinchu on 2016-12-03 02:34

Just another great program from Nirsoft..very handy.

Specular on 2019-08-27 09:52

Particularly useful since it keeps a log in the main window of files that get deleted immediately following creation, which allows one to see more of what is occurring than merely looking at files that have remained searchable on the disk.

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GDIView v1.26

billon on 5 Dec 2016
  • 73KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Dec 2016
  • Suggested by JohnW

GDIView displays the list of Graphics Device Interface (GDI) handles including brushes, pens, fonts, bitmaps, and more opened by every process. It displays the total count for each type of GDI handle, as well as detailed information about each handle. This tool can be useful for developers that need to trace GDI resources leak in their 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 GDIView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Save All Items' menu item.

PngOptimizer v2.5.1

billon on 14 Feb 2017
  • 312KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by Replika

PngOptimizer is an easy-to-use program to compress common graphics formats to PNG format with no quality difference. Files can be added one at a time or in batch to the program icon or window. Images can also come from the clipboard by pressing CTRL+V while the application is in focus. Graphics formats supported include BMP, GIF, TGA, as well as further compressesing PNG files. Animated GIF and PNG files (APNG) are also supported. Size decrease for PNG files varies widely on the original editor, but GIF and BMP conversions can be as much as 40% and 95% respectively.

Cross-platform with clients available for Linux. A CLI version is available.

Alternatively, PngOptimizer Portable automatically switches between 32-bit and 64-bit and adjusts the screenshots path.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the same folder, create a text file called PngOptimizer.ini
  3. Launch PngOptimizer.exe

Optionally, to save images from the clipboard to the PngOptimizer application folder, right-click on the window and select Custom for the target directory and enter a period (.) in the box below.
Similar/alternative apps: FileOptimizer
What's new?
  • Fixed: window position would be always centered instead of being restored to the previous position.
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-05-31 23:08

Note about the 2.3 update: definitely takes full advantage of multi-processor systems. I tested it on Win7x64 with an i7 quad core and it got very close to 90% (few programs can do that). Definitely a big speed bonus over time there and good to see those kind of optimizations in freeware.

Checker on 2014-05-30 09:29

@ billon: Thanks ... and updated ;)

DarkShadow on 2014-06-10 16:35

There is a v2.4.2 for x64 !

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