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Disk Investigator v1.61

webfork on 2 Jun 2016

Disk Investigator displays the true drive contents by bypassing the operating system and directly reading the raw drive sectors. You can view and search raw directories, files, clusters, and system sectors, verify the effectiveness of file and disk wiping programs, and undelete previously deleted files.

Functional on 64-bit systems.

System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Windows registry but given the nature of the application, I think it can be accepted as portable.
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\SolwaySoftware\DiskInvestigator
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder C:\Program Files\Disk Investigator
  2. Copy all files (except uninst.exe) to a folder of your choice
  3. Uninstall the program
  4. Launch di.exe

Alternatively, uniextract the installer.
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bzl333 on 2014-06-26 18:10

its up to v1.61

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Visual Subst v1.0.6

billon on 12 Jul 2019
  • 139KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Feb 2008
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Visual Subst allows you to associate the most accessed directories with virtual drives. It uses the same API like the console subst utility, but makes it easier to create and remove virtual drives with a friendly user interface. Visual Subst can also restore the virtual drives at startup.

NOTE: Program became shareware, linking to Softpedia for the last freeware version.

System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract a folder of your choice. Launch VSubst.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed an error message if drive letter is used by another program.
Latest comments
misan on 2016-05-14 21:00

Works on Win7 64bit.

billon on 2019-04-03 22:32

Updated to version 2.0 and turned shareware

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AutoStart v1.0.0.59

webfork on 13 Jun 2014

AutoStart creates an icon in the system tray for each external memory device connected to the system. Right-clicking on this icon opens a context menu that allows you to conveniently perform various related functions (explore, search, eject, properties).

Left-clicking opens the drive in Explorer by default but the default application can be specified in the "shell" parameter of AUTORUN.INF. AutoStart also comes with a rudimentary launcher that is functional if you have a small number of applications stored on your memory stick. It can also be made work with a portable launcher like PStart.

Note: Main download site is offline -- pointing to Softpedia mirror.

System requirements: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the single EXE file to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch AutoStart.exe

    Optionally, right-click on the icon in the system tray to bring up the content menu, and you will be given the option to copy AutoStart (and an autorun file) to your PC or USB memory stick.
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Ryan McCue on 2006-11-30 01:35

I wouldn't call the the launcher "rudimentary". It works great and I actually find it better than other menus.
It is only supposed to be the underlying code though, with the Launchpad extension coming soon.

Sugeng Wigiyantoro on 2008-02-15 20:57

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Midas on 2014-03-18 16:18

Still available from Softpedia. Tested, works as expected. Shame about the lack of Unicode support, but still extremely handy.

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Stream Explorer v1.0.4

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

Stream Explorer is a utility that reveals file streams within NTFS filesystems. It will show you the number, type, size and content of streams for each file or folder selected.

System requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. The application files are located in the {app} subfolder. Launch StreamExplorer.exe.

vSubst v1.8.0.2

webfork on 5 Apr 2019
  • 18KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 May 2017
  • Suggested by calm_observer

vSubst helps assign virtual drive letters to any folder on your hard disk. It is a graphical interface for the SUBST command. The limitations are:

  • SUBSTed-drives don't operate 100% in networks
  • Some copy-protected CD-ROMs check for the physical presence of a disk
  • Volume-Label is always identical to the host label

NOTE: Website offline, linking to / softpedia.

System requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch vSubst.exe.
Latest comments
Rodders_Dublin on 2009-08-02 13:51

vSubst is handy little gadget.

Ernesto on 2009-08-03 00:01

I am amazed that this programme has come hre this late, I have been HAPPILY using it for years!

Jack on 2009-08-12 13:36

You can also share a folder and permanently map a drive to that share. This way your driveletter survives reboots.

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