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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:
System requirements: 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:
System requirements: 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:
System requirements: 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:
System requirements: 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:
System requirements: 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:
System requirements: 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.
Latest comments
__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:
System requirements: 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/
Latest comments
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:
System requirements: 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:
System requirements: 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.
Latest comments
__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:
System requirements: 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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i.Scribe v2.3.14

billon on 3 May 2019
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 May 2019
  • Suggested by Pixador

i.Scribe is an email client with an integrated contact database and calendar, supporting SMTP, POP3 and IMAP4. Security features include Bayesian spam filter, HTML controls and attachment protection.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Note that the program is limited to one email account and 5 user-defined filters, which are available in it's commercial version.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the installer and "install" to a folder of your choice. Launch Scribe.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Mozilla Thunderbird, Sylpheed, Pegasus Mail
What's new? See:
http://www.memecode.com/site/ver.php?id=625
Latest comments
CornHolio the Gringo on 2017-07-14 19:46

Important to know:
i.Scribe Free only support one (1) mail account.

Falaffel on 2017-07-26 21:38

Hy,

I tried zo use I.Scribe vie Imap with my Mailbox. Unfortunately the Imap functionality of I-Scribethis seems to be completely not in a good sape. The performance when synchronizing folder or moving/deleting Emails is very, very slow.
Could it be I am making anything wrong or the actual build has some bugs?

webfork on 2017-07-27 04:07

@Falaffel: I'm not an i.Scribe user so you probably want to try contacting support about that. Failing that, you might try listing something in our troubleshooting forums to see if someone has run into a similar issue.

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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:
System requirements: 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:
System requirements: 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:
System requirements: 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:
System requirements: 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:
System requirements: 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:
System requirements: 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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SQLiteSpy v1.9.13

billon on 1 Mar 2019
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by MarcoNovaro

SQLiteSpy is a fast and compact database manager for SQLite. It reads SQLite 3 files and executes SQL against them with a graphical user interface that makes it very easy to explore, analyze and manipulate those databases.

Category:
System requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SQLiteSpy.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.yunqa.de/delphi/products/sqlitespy/history
Latest comments
bro on 2012-01-26 19:32

@ReDeX I've tried SQLite Administrator for a few minutes... It comes in a zip file with needed sqlite dlls and it has no settings except language so it could be used from a USB drive. But it's not stealth, it registers itself to open .sdb files and a few others. It also has no unicode support as I can see. I couldn't find out where he stores language option setting... In trying to find that out, I have only found out that it doesn't work at all on my second computer... Don't know why though, I have genuine xp sp3 on that computer...

bro on 2012-02-08 13:49

Sorry about the off topic again...
I found out where SQLite Administrator saves settings (in %APPDATA% by default), but it checks for sqliteadmin.ini in application directory first.

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7-Zip Portable v19.00 Updated

billon on 20 Jun 2020
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Feb 2019
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

7-Zip is an archive manager that can view and create a wide variety of formats. The program includes folder favorites, optional two-pane view, checksum calculator, file split/combine capability and more. Individual archives can be created with high speed or high compression settings, update options (including update, add/replace, synchronize), split volumes and more. Archives can be secured with standard zip or more secure AES encryption.

Although the official archiver for the open, high-compression "7z" format, the program also supports the creation of multiple formats including ZIP, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR and WIM. It will extract a long list of other formats, among them RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, RPM, VHD, VMDK etc. Even more formats are supported through third-party plugins. Supports many world languages.

Additionally, to use alternative toolbar and file icons, 7-Zip Theme Manager is available.

7-Zip Portable is a wrapper from PortableApps.com, auto-detecting 32 or 64-bit automatically. Alternatively, X-7zip is also available.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 7-ZipPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PeaZip, IZArc, BandiZip
What's new? See:
https://7-zip.org/history.txt
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smaragdus on 2018-04-15 17:54

@Provy
See this screen - https://vgy.me/ukbcPz.png

DzejPy on 2018-04-18 03:15

@Provy
BandiZip has more SFX archive parameters - https://vgy.me/bgqCJ4.jpg
https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2397

AndTheWolf on 2019-02-01 14:58

PortableApps.com came out with v18.06 yesterday.

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InstalledPackagesView v1.05

billon on 29 Jan 2019
  • 121KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jan 2019
  • Suggested by billon

InstalledPackagesView displays the list of all software packages installed on your system (or from another system on external hard-drive) with Windows Installer (MSI). The program lists the files, Registry keys and associated .NET Assemblies. For every installed program, you can view name, version, install date, registry time, estimated size, install location, install source, MSI filename (in C:\Windows\Installer) and more.

Category:
System requirements: 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 InstalledPackagesView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: UninstallView
What's new? Added:
  • /cfg command-line option to start InstalledPackagesView with the specified config file.
  • 'Save File Encoding' option.

BOOTICE v1.3.4

billon on 25 Jan 2019
  • 937KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jun 2016
  • Suggested by Midas

BOOTICE is a boot-related maintenance gadget that is used to install, repair, backup and restore disk (mirrored) MBR or partition PBR; edit Windows boot configuration file BCD; manage UEFI startup items; VHD / VHDX file management. In addition, it has disk sector editing, disk filling, partition management, disk partitioning and formatting, GRUB4DOS menu editing and other functions.

NOTE: Homepage is down, linking to Softpedia.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BOOTICEx86_XXXX.XX.XX_vX.X.X.X.exe or BOOTICEx64_XXXX.XX.XX_vX.X.X.X.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: HDHacker
What's new? See Chinese changelog here.
Latest comments
zorro on 2019-01-25 04:27

The site appears to be down/gone?
Alternative download locations for the last version:
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/bootice.html
https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Boot-Manager-Disk/Bootice.shtml

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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:
System requirements: 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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Otter Browser v1.0.01

billon on 2 Jan 2019
  • 111MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jan 2019
  • Suggested by de3v0ol

Otter is a tabbed web-browser with a customisable interface, speed dial, password manager, bookmark manager, mouse gestures, URL completion, spell checking, content blocking, user style sheets and more. The program attempts to re-create the best features of the old Opera browser (Presto engine).

The program is cross-platform with a client available for Linux and uses the WebKit browser engine.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the same folder create an empty text file file named arguments.txt and paste the following:

    --portable

  3. Launch otter-browser.exe

Alternatively, Otter can be started in portable mode by launching otter-browser.exe --portable
Similar/alternative apps: Opera (Presto), QupZilla, Slimjet, SRWare Iron, Vivaldi
What's new? See:
https://github.com/OtterBrowser/otter-browser/blob/master/CHANGELOG
Latest comments
Emka on 2018-01-13 14:34

RC4 is out, seems like v1.0 is not far away

bitcoin on 2018-01-14 14:14

seems to be a good project but they dont get too many downloads

webfork on 2018-01-15 19:15

@bitcoin: think it'll see a bigger splash once it gets out of beta.

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PDF-XChange Viewer v2.5.322.10

webfork on 6 Apr 2019
  • 20MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Dec 2018
  • Suggested by Myles

PDF-XChange Viewer is a feature-rich program that displays multiple PDF documents within a tabbed interface. Edit features include the ability to rotate documents, add comments/annotations to any PDF file, apply custom stamps from any image/PDF file/Windows clipboard, mark-up pages with text and objects, and type directly on any PDF page in "Typewriter" mode.

The program supports exporting to BMP/JPEG/TIFF/PNG etc., or extracting text from a PDF page/file. Additional features include capturing the document with the snapshot tool (copies an area to clipboard), measuring tools for distance, area and perimeter, and more. A recommended picture-to-text OCR plugin is available (thanks Bruce) as is a PDF help file.

Reported as functional on Mac/Linux under WINE. Alternatively, PDF-XChange Viewer Portable adjusts paths, with an OCR plugin and help file available from the website as separate downloads.

Note:

  • This program has mostly been replaced by PDF-XChange Editor (also portable), which has some additional features.
  • For 64-bit, see forum post

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, delete unnecessary language files and install OCR plugin
  3. Launch PDFXCview.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SumatraPDF, PDF-XChange Editor, STDU Viewer
What's new? See:
https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer/history
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-03-27 20:32

FYI, additional languages OCR downloads are available from http://www.tracker-software.com/pdf-xchange-viewer-ocr ...

Mixture on 2017-02-07 16:30

@zorro:
I updated my default PDF viewer (PDF-XChange Viewer 2.5.320) today. Tracker Software still updates the Viewer.
Why don't I use the PDF-XChange Editor? Simple, I need a PDF viewer, not an editor.

PAFuser on 2017-06-30 15:11

Mixture is correct. Only need as viewer with able to add text comment (download utility bills and mark date paid, less paper stored).

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Free Shooter v2.0.7

billon on 22 Oct 2018
  • 578KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Free Shooter is lightweight, easy-to-use tool for taking screenshots. This simple program supports 3 capture modes: full screen, active window and selected region along with 5 output file formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG and TIFF. Other features include copying image to clipboard, capture sound, mouse cursor inclusion, clear window transparency, disable aero effect, customizable shortcut keys, always on top, tray control, multi-monitor support and more.

A 64-bit version is available (included in archive).

Category:
System requirements: 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: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch freeshooter.exe from 32 or 64 folder (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: Lightscreen, WinSnap
What's new? Updated:
  • Project SDK.
  • Windows SDK.
Fixed:
  • Region selection mask device context.
  • Calculating overlapped windows rectangle.
  • Calculating shadow size.
  • Bugs.
Latest comments
webfork on 2018-03-22 20:57

Nice to have an actively developed screenshot tool that doesn't rely on dotNET libraries.

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