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FAT32 Format 1.01

Midas on 16 Jun 2014

FAT32 Format lets you get around the 32GB limit that Windows XP imposes when trying to format a FAT32 volume (though it can read FAT32 volumes larger than 32GB just fine). It is able to format a FAT32 volume up to the maximum limit of 2TB.

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Runs on: Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download guiformat.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
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Midas on 2012-12-01 10:26

It should be noted that this refers to the GUI version of fat32format (i.e., guiformat.exe); the CLI tool fat32format is up to version 1.05 -- I mistook one for the other...

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NoDrives Manager v1.2.0

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

NoDrives Manager is a free, simple tool for hiding Windows logical
drives by modifying the registry. The hidden drives are still accessible but they are not visible in the Windows Explorer.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch nodrvman.exe.
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mencall on 2010-07-16 01:47

additional QtCore4.dll,QtGui4.dll,mingwm10.dll(4.79MB).

nodriveman on 2011-03-22 20:27

Please be carefull: this programs honours it's name: Yes, its hides the the drives letter, but it won't allow you to get it back! (Win 7 pro, 64bit).

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USB Flash Tools v2.10

Andrew Lee on 12 Dec 2014

USB Flash Tools is a toolkit that provides several functions for flash memory, including SD or Compact Flash cards and USB thumb drives. The program helps verify reported capacity, backup and restore of a drive (with optional compression), and securely erase the contents. A variety of secure erase methods are available including free space or whole-drive wipe using either basic (zero out / pseudorandom) or high-security standards (like DoD).

Note: While more secure, more passes are progressively slower and can reduce the life of the flash memory drive.

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Runs on: Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source (source code included in download)
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch USBFlashTools.exe
Optionally, delete src and Build notes.txt
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webfork on 2013-12-29 02:16

Emka - updated, thanks

draeke on 2014-12-11 13:50

can anyone reupload this? the link doesn't work and the official website is down too. I'd love to try this one

Andrew Lee on 2014-12-12 01:46

I have uploaded my copy. Click on the "Download" link above.

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NTFS Permissions Tools V1.3.0

webfork on 21 Apr 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 May 2015
  • Suggested by Midas

NTFS Permissions Tools is an easy-to-use way to modify, backup, and restore the security settings of files and folders in the NTFS filesystem. The program is faster and more intuitive than the default Windows management interface.

NOTE: Main site offline, linking to softpedia and archive.org (thanks emoreau).

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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 NPT86.exe (32-bit) or NPT64.exe (64-bit).
Similar/alternative apps: TakeOwnershipPro
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emoreau on 2018-04-21 09:08

link is dead!

webfork on 2018-04-21 19:43

@emoreua: thanks, updated entry

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Disk Thruput Tester v2.10 R16

webfork on 4 Mar 2016
  • 302KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Disk Thruput Tester (DiskTT) is a benchmarking tool analyzing the throughput of any disk. This is important because your actual disk performance is determined, not only by the speed of your hard drive as measured by most disk benchmarks, but also by the main board chipset, AHCI/UDMA/PIO mode, RAID configuration, CPU speed, RAM size, and the quality of drivers.

The program measures sequential read/write and random access speeds in megabytes/sec. You can set the size of the test file, the folder on the target disk to which test data will be written, cache settings, etc. Existing data on the target disk is not affected.

Category:
Runs on: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download DiskTT.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new? Changes up to v2.10 release 16
- Changed: get true free RAM on x64 systems.
- New: added the read/write mode to the random access test. The random read/write test alternates between read and write after each seek, so 5% of the file is randomly read and another 5% is randomly altered.
- Changed: increased the possible block size up to 100MB (99999KB); expect a write error on XP and older when using a >64MB blocksize.
Changes up to v2.02 release 15
- Reduced the number of random reads to 10%.
- Fixed freeze of progress bar updates and resulting 'program not responding' messages under Vista/7.Changes up to v2.02 release 15
- Reduced the number of random reads to 10%.
- Fixed freeze of progress bar updates and resulting 'program not responding' messages under Vista/7.
- Set programs priority to 'high' as an effort to minimize reported differences between measurements (if effective at all).