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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.

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Runs on: 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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HardDriveIndicator v1.3.0.0

webfork on 15 Feb 2015

HardDriveIndicator sits in the system tray and shows the input/output load of your local physical disks by displaying a five-bar indicator for both read and write operations. It supports auto-calibration to ensure that the output values are relative to the disk usage for that session.

Site no longer lists affiliation with this program, linking to Softpedia (thanks emka).

Category:
Runs on: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the EXE file to any folder of your choice. Launch the program by double-clicking on hdi.exe.
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Webfork on 2009-02-07 11:06

Efficient but not effecitve. Far more resource-friendly than the similarly-named "Hard Disk Indicator" (http://portablefreeware.com/?id=230) but not as usable. Red indicators and movement on the taskbar are distracting and thus make this only useful for diagnostics and not everyday use. Also, the scales provided are based on the previous minute of activity, not on actual hard drive speeds. Annoying.

Emka on 2013-12-19 13:37

links broken

webfork on 2015-02-15 22:04

Emka: updated, thanks

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DiskView v2.4

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

DiskView shows you a graphical map of your disk. It allows you to determine where a file is located or, by clicking on a cluster, see which file occupies it. You can double-click to get more information about a file to which a cluster is allocated.

Category:
Runs on: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DiskView.exe.
Latest comments
passingthu on 2007-12-05 12:45

broken website link?

PurpleTiger on 2009-01-04 17:03

The website link is still broken. 01-04-2009

PurpleTiger on 2009-01-04 18:15

Use this link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896650.aspx. This is the correct link.

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Roadkil┬┤s Sector Editor v1.4

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013
  • 92KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AlephX

Sector Editor is a little program which shows, edits, prints and searches disks sectors. The information is edited in ASCII or hexadecimal. Sectors can be copied and imported/exported from/to files.

Category:
Runs on: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies:
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch the application by double-clicking on sectedit.exe
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rs on 2009-11-09 12:05

This isn't "portable". There are no sources and if you think "portable" means it can be ported from Win
98 to Win XP, well...

At least share the sources so someone else CAN try to make it portable.

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CDRom-Lock v0.6.1

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

CDRom-Lock disables the eject button on almost every make of CD/DVD drives and gives the user the power to control the CD/DVD drive from the system tray.

Category:
Runs on: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MSCOMCTL.OCX MSINET.OCX
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CDRom-Lock.exe.
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Alfred on 2008-07-17 19:04

Saves my back. This could make the drives even password protected. It has just all the options that are needed. Great! In German and English languages.

Walter on 2010-02-07 22:00

And what about this: my little daughter of three years old is allowed to play a game (totally mouse controlled). Don't want her to try and exchange CD-roms in the fragile laptop drive....
For [BOT]Fluffy this falls into the 'annoying family members' category. :-)

Anonymous on 2010-03-16 21:27

WARNING: NOT PORTABLE
This program does not work as a portable application. It requires installation and system changes to function correctly.

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