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Watch 4 Folder v2.5.1

webfork on 2 Sep 2016

Watch 4 Folder is a simple, lightweight tool for monitoring folder and file activities. The program can monitor 12 different types of events, execute a program or batch file, or show a pop-up message in case of an event. The program can also write to a text log file and allow the user to watch it's changes live.

The free version is limited to monitoring a single folder.

System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: \AppData\Local\Temp\W4F25
Stealth: ? No. Settings in \AppData\Local\Temp\W4F25
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch W4F25.exe.
What's new?
  • A major bug fix, when trying to execute a command using arguments on monitored folder with long names - fixed.
Latest comments
Checker on 2013-09-05 16:58

@ zvikai: Thanks ... and updated.

Midas on 2013-09-06 13:18

FYI, Watch 4 Folder freeware version now limited to monitoring just one folder -- for accuracy, it should be renamed to Watch 1 Folder...

I am Baas on 2013-09-06 14:27



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BinText v3.00

billon on 3 Apr 2019
  • 37KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 2000
  • Suggested by __philippe

BinText is a file text scanner / extractor that helps find character strings buried in binary files. The program can extract text from any kind of file and display plain ASCII text, Unicode (double byte ANSI) text, as well as Resource strings. Additional useful information for each item is included in the "Advanced" mode. Uniquely, the program will show both the file offset and the memory offset of each string found.

Although primarily targeted for programmers, it can be used by anyone interested in ferreting out character strings buried within binary files.

Note: Although updated versions of the program exist, the 3.00 version is listed for reasons described in forums.

System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bintext.exe.
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__philippe on 2013-07-15 08:17

Here is an old (2006) but interesting narrative about using Bintext for viewing Unicode strings in executables.


__philippe on 2013-07-26 18:24

BinText at your finger_tip: (WinXP tested)

Place a shortcut to Bintext in your Windows SendTo folder so that you can quickly send files to BinText by right-clicking on their names and choosing Send To -> BinText from the drop-down menu.

You can set this up by right-clicking on bintext.exe, selecting Copy then open up your WindowsSendTo folder, right click the mouse and select Paste Shortcut

As an added bonus, files get automatically loaded in BinText "Advanced view" mode, no need even for clicking the GO button...;-)


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Zero Zipper v1.0.6

webfork on 24 May 2015
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Feb 2012
  • Suggested by guinness

Zero Zipper takes a selected folder and sub-folders and creates the same structure in a zip file, but without data. The program allows the replication of a complex folder structure for testing purposes.

System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
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 ZeroZipper.exe.
What's new?
  • Added custom temp folder settings.
  • Added Unicode support.
  • Paths are now saved.
Latest comments
Nicolas CJ on 2010-01-05 10:31

You can have a somewhat complicated folder structure you built for a project and want to use it in a new one

Vixay on 2010-03-23 05:33

I was the one that gave the idea to SKWIRE for this program. What I needed it for was to replicate the file structure of the target system (production) on my developer machine so I could test out my scripts on file naming and manipulation. The advantage was I didn't have to copy the entire 50GB but only one zip file to recreate the structure :)

MCBastos on 2011-10-22 00:44

Another possible situation is when you are going to copy a LOT of files from one disk to another. By first creating the empty files, you end up with all the directories together and defragged, instead of fragmented all over the disk. Then, when you overwrite the empty files with the real files, the directories stay defragmented.
That's why Microsoft's Robocopy utility has the /CREATE switch, by the way. It does exactly what this utility does, and is already installed in every Windows since XP.

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Belvedere v0.7.1

webfork on 29 Sep 2016
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Mar 2008
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Belvedere is an automated file management tool that works between two or more directories. It allows you to create advanced, multi-level rules to move, copy, delete, rename, or open files based on their name, extension, size, creation date, and more. Also allows for compression, recursive (all files and subfolders) copy, as well as recycle bin management.

Note: The program processes files based on a variable number of milliseconds. By default, this is set to 3,000,000 milliseconds, or 50 minutes. Modify the Sleeptime under Preferences for more or less frequent changes. For example, for every 24 hours, enter 86,400,000, for every minute, enter 60,000, or for instant change, enter 100.

System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Belvedere.exe.
Latest comments
Checker on 2011-10-07 10:29

Uups, I missed that.
Thanks to tuiruru for notifying and thanks to I am Baas for the DL-update.

Napiophelios on 2012-01-26 01:16

Updated the DL link to v0.7

Checker on 2012-01-26 01:40

Uups, I missed that again ... shame on me.
Thanks for updating the link.

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FileFiller v1.01

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

FileFiller lets you create dummy files at (almost) any size. The file's contents can be pseudo-random, filled with zeros or with characters, whose ordinal value you can specify.

System requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download Filler.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
Updated FileFiller to version 1.01: the "ASCII ordinal value" option was replaced by "ASCII character".
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dot on 2010-09-26 11:41

The first thing that comes to my mind is that one of its main (and malicious) uses will be to upload and distribute fake files (for instance on binary newsgroups, file hosting sites, or via P2P), so users get tricked into downloading huge amounts of useless data while they keep thinking they are downloading some movie or software.

Apart from this malicious use, the program might perhaps be useful for tests, like testing the throughput and speed of a specific amount of data on a connection (e.g of an external hard-drive or a network connection, etc.).

Doug on 2010-09-26 15:08

This works well for creating a pad file to be used with dsmask (part of dsfok). dsfok is available from
These 2 programs allow for truly unbreakable encryption.

Danny on 2010-10-03 18:59

I use this kind of file generators to block unneeded disk space (120 GB at my internet laptop). I leave only 3-4 GB available. this way when I shred the unused disk space once in a while (for making unwanted undeletes of sensible data impossible) the process is much faster.

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