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GameBox v1.2

webfork on 12 Dec 2016
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jun 2012
  • Suggested by pablorrr

GameBox is a tool to play and organize flash games without a web browser. Putting .SWF files into the "games" folder will make the program recognize them. Comes with 5 games.

Main site is offline. Linking to archive.org mirror.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Adobe Flash Player
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the RAR package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch gamebox.exe.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-02-14 00:59

The official web-site has a new address:
http://digitalblast.net76.net/

webfork on 2015-02-14 15:58

Thanks for the note, smaragdus

webfork on 2015-02-15 19:11

lol ... like a day later and I'm getting 404 messages. Sigh.

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MycView v1.5.16

webfork on 5 Apr 2016
  • 50KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jul 2012
  • Suggested by I am Baas

MycView automatically displays a slide show of all the pictures of a given directory in full screen mode. Reads a variety of file formats including JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, DIB, RLE, PNM, EMF, WMF, ICO, CUR file formats, as well as list LST files, SLD (XnView).

Other features:
- Automatic closing at the end of the slideshow with the parameter "/c"
- Display in a window or full screen with the key "f"
- Opening a new file with the keystrokes "Ctrl-O"
- Opening a new directory with the keystrokes "Ctrl-D".
- Number of loops defined with the parameter "/l"
- Number of seconds per image defined with the parameter "/s".
- Open the context menu with the Middle-click or "Ctrl-M"
- Change the background color with the option "/b"
- Automatic rotation with the exif information.
- Browse images with thumbnails

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
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 mycview.exe.
What's new?
  • Added: The parameter "SearchPath=0" (INI file) disables the research in folders if the program does not find images at startup.
  • Added: New Search Folders for Windows XP :
    DE = "\Dokumente und Einstellungen\All Users\Eigene Dateien\Eigene Bilder\"
    IT = "\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documenti\Immagini\Immagini campione\"
    SV = "\Användare\All Users\Dokument\Mina bilder\Exempelbilder\"
  • Changed: If the program can not find any image, it opens the window for selecting a new file.
  • Changed: Optimization of dynamic resizing of the window.
  • Fix: Wrong width of the thumbnails, when the original folder is empty.
  • Fix: If the INI file does not exist, the window opens with coordinates to zero.
  • Fix: Incorrect offset in the dynamic construction of the menu.
Latest comments
Midas on 2012-07-11 10:13

@MnX: nice find. :)

AdrianK_IT on 2012-07-20 19:25

Almost perfect! All it lacks is the ability to run a slideshow in random order.

AdrianK_IT on 2015-03-17 15:30

Been experimenting with this app again; was looking for a simple slideshow viewer that responded well to voice commands, for use with a Windows 8.1 tablet. Very good for that; still would like to see a random order option.

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TrueCrypt v7.1a

Midas on 26 Apr 2016

TrueCrypt creates and opens secure volumes that function like an attached drive, making it possible to move files to and from a secure place, as well as open and run. Additional security features include support for key files and hidden volumes inside regular ones (for plausible deniability) for higher security, as well as hardware acceleration and benchmark tools for speed.

Supports a range of encryption algorithms including AES, Serpent, and Twofish, as well as combinations (e.g. Serpent + Twofish) in the event that one of them is eventually cracked.

Note: This program may have unfixed security vulnerabilities.  As version 7.2 only allows the opening of TrueCrypt volumes, not their creation, we are linking to a mirrror of Version 7.1a.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. Writes "LEGACY_TRUECRYPT" driver settings to the registry.
License: Open Source: TrueCrypt License Version 3.0 (donate)
How to extract:
  1. Download and launch the installer
  2. Select the Extract option to extract files to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch TrueCrypt.exe
For more information on the available options of running TrueCrypt in portable mode, read the section on Traveler Mode.
Similar/alternative apps: VeraCrypt, FreeOTFE
What's new?
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes
Latest comments
Mixture on 2014-05-29 15:32

There are two TrueCrypt clones, VeraCrypt 1.0c and HaDES 1.1.

VeraCrypt seems to be still active.
http://veracrypt.codeplex.com/

HaDES seems to be a dead link.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Encrypting/HaDES.shtml
http://hadeshdencrypt.sourceforge.net/

Mixture on 2014-05-29 15:47

Even the Wayback Machine (web.archive.org) has excluded the TrueCrypt/sourceforge and Truecrypt.org webpages.

SlowLearner on 2014-05-29 16:44

TrueCrypt has gone - v7.2 instructs you to stop using it

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Easy Duplicate File Finder v2.4

webfork on 13 Jan 2019
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Dec 2009
  • Suggested by boloyoung

Easy Duplicate File Finder helps you find and remove duplicate files on your PC. It finds true duplicates by content (instead of file name and size alone). You can scan multiple folders/drives at the same time, and the search can be restricted by using a scan mask and/or specifying a size condition. Lists of duplicates can be exported to HTML.

Note: linking to what appears to be the last free version (2.4).

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch EasyDuplicate.exe.
What's new?
  • Added: Option to exclude unwanted folders from the search
  • Added: Option to avoid scan of Recycle Bin
Also see additions in version 2.3 (released Dec 15, 2009):
  • Added: Option to scan network drives
  • Added: Option to exclude file types from the search
  • Added: Option to enable/disable subdirectory scanning
  • Fixed: Work in Vista and Windows 7 under a normal user (non Administrator)
  • Fixed: a bug with scanning of resembling folders ("Directory name bug")
  • Fixed: a few minor bugs
  • Fixed: Ignore multiple errors, for example, when application is unable to delete a bunch of files
Latest comments
alan7654 on 2012-07-06 19:57

I confirm that this link gives good portable version 2.4
http://www.lupopensuite.com/db/easyduplicatefinder.htm

I totally detest as thoroughly non-portable
www.winaddons.com/easy-duplicate-finder-241/
This insists upon adding its own Start Menu folder with 4 links from the system to itself,
and adds itself to "Programs and Features" as an item that can be uninstalled.
It may well use the registry - I just have not inspected that because what I have seen so far is horrendous.

lindadorsey on 2013-07-29 23:50

This tool is no longer free.
A better free alternative can be found here: http://www.mindgems.com

__philippe on 2013-07-30 10:10

Alternative: also consider Nirsoft tiny (130k) file search classic :
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1485

__philippe

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Duplicate Music Files Finder v1.6

webfork on 14 Feb 2015

Duplicate Music Files Finder helps you find duplicate music files duplicates and delete them. It offers various options and filters for searching embedded tag information, so it is able to detect duplicates even if the filenames or sizes are not the same. It also comes with a module that can be used to quickly rename corrupted music files.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista
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 DMFF.exe.
Latest comments
Bonfiglio111 on 2010-04-28 13:58

Take a look at this duplicate finder tool to remove duplicates, from ashisoft.

Find Here : http://www.ashisoft.com

a on 2010-12-20 03:00

I never tried AudioComparer (the website screams spam/trojan)

Similarity is now portable according to its change log from 2010-01-19: Portable mode, all data stored in same folder with exe file, use "similarity.exe /portable"

I've gotten decent results with both Duplicate Music Files Finder and Similarity, but I prefer the latter.

antony09 on 2011-11-04 10:04

Duplicate Finder software will be useful for you. It will help you find duplicate mp3, tracks, music files. Search by mp3 title – you can use this method when you want to get more disk space removing duplicate mp3 files. Free download and try.
http://www.duplicate-finder-download.com

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