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Bandizip 6.10 Updated

billon on 18 Sep 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Bandizip is an archive tool that supports a customizable interface, the searching of archives by file name, file splitting, password protection, self-extracting archives and varying levels of compression. It supports the creation and extraction of most common compression formats, as well as modern formats ZIPX and 7Z.

The program's "High Speed Archiving" function will allow you to compress or bypass the files its own algorithm on multimedia files (AVI, WMV, MP3...) or archive files (ZIP, RAR, 7Z...) that won't benefit from additional compression. This can increase archiving speed dramatically. Extract formats supported include 7Z, ZIPX, RAR, ALZ, EGG, TAR, BH, LZH, BZ2, ISO, CAB, WIM, XZ, ARJ, ZIP, Z and more.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP "Portable" package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Bandizip32.exe or Bandizip64.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: 7-zip, PeaZip
What's new? Fixed:
  • Can't extract particular type of encrypted RAR5 format.
  • Crashes when extracting certain type of LZH format.
  • Several minor bugs.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-03-28 13:07

Bandizip v6.0 Changelog :

- New Command-line command ;-)
- New Console program ;-)
- Does not support XP anymore...:-(

Jeez...another finely evolving, well-crafted tool going down the drain...:-(

Last XP-aware package (released 23-DEC-2016)
https://dl.bandisoft.com/bandizip.old/BANDIZIP-PORTABLE-EN-v5.17.ZIP

see further: https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=86028#p86028

smaragdus on 2017-03-29 04:55

To disable 'Start Screen' go to "Settings"-"Advanced" and uncheck "Show 'Start Screen' when Bandizip starts".
To revert to the old tool-bar go to "View"-"Toolbar" and select "Old".

__philippe on 2017-09-06 14:30

Ultimate XP-aware portable package:
BANDIZIP-PORTABLE-EN-v5.19.ZIP (Bandizip32.exe link date 25-JUN-2017)

Download: https://www.bandisoft.com/bandizip/dl.php?xp_portable

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AnyBurn v3.8 Updated

billon on 17 Sep 2017
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

AnyBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / Blu-ray disc burning software with most common features. Includes the ability to burn files/image to disc, create an image from disc, drive info, disc copy, image file conversion (e.g. ISO -> BIN/CUE) and erase rewritable. Can also burn audio files (MP3, FLAC, APE, M4A, WAV, WMA etc.) to audio CD.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Choose either AnyBurn(32-bit) or AnyBurn(64-bit) folder, depending on your OS
  3. Create a file named anyburn.ini with the following contents:

    [Settings]
    CheckUpgrade=-2147483648


  4. Launch AnyBurn.exe

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • Some minor bug fixes and enhancements.
Latest comments
DzejPy on 2016-03-04 14:49

Since version 3 is AnyBurn as well ISO editor and unarchiver :)

DzejPy on 2016-03-06 12:29

Sorry, the correct version number AnyBurn with the ISO editor is 3.1
Works well. And it's the only free ISO editor (that i know).

turionaltec on 2016-04-13 01:37

Thanks DzejPy. The interface seems clunky, but if it allows modifying bootable ISOs, it could be a winner! I've been looking for a suitable replacement for ImgBurn ever since they added OpenCandy bundleware. This might be it!

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Virtual CDRom Control Panel v2.0.1.1 Updated

billon on 25 Jul 2017
  • 32KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jan 2003
  • Suggested by XPect

Virtual CDRom Control Panel enables you to mount ISO disk images as virtual CD-ROM drives.

Note: This tool is not supported by Microsoft so you will not be able find it even through a search on Microsoft website.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch VCdControlTool.exe.

To enable the virtual CDROM drive:
  1. Click "Driver Control", followed by "Install Driver". You will be asked to specify the location of vcdrom.sys
  2. Click "Start" to start the driver
  3. Exit from the "Driver Control" dialog box. Then click "Add Drive" in the main window
  4. Click "Mount" to mount the desired CD image

Reverse the steps above to remove the virtual CDROM drive.
Similar/alternative apps: OSFMount, WinCDEmu
Latest comments
bitbuerster on 2010-07-22 08:12

Two caveats: The directory path where the tool is installed to may not contain spaces (or you'll end up with a "mount failed" when VCDControlTool tries to actually mount an ISO). And 2nd, using the tool with Vista will work as admin only and you'll see the freshly mounted drive only from within an admin CMD.EXE command line (or from within VCDControlTool.exe's built-in file browser), but not from Vista's Windows Explorer.
-Anyone else with a 1) portable, 2) free and 3) Vista/Win7 compatible ISO-mounting utility?

aeris on 2010-07-30 10:58

bitbuerster: Any external file system on Windows must be part of Installable File System chain in order to be visible as a drive, thus by design it must be installed -> cannot be portable.

Even this method here "installs", but uses a pre-loaded driver to fool the system. Functionality of any alternative program would be the same, as it would have to access the same driver in the same fashion.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Installable_File_System

sockittoome on 2010-12-20 02:14

@bitbuerster, this is the best you can get for windows xp, other wise i'd go looking into how to write portable launchers, and uninstall/install drivers etc

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UNetbootin v6.55 Updated

billon on 19 Jul 2017
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by donald

UNetbootin allows you to create a bootable operating system on a USB drive without burning a CD. Can use regular ISO files or download from any of the major Linux and FreeBSD distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, NetBSD, etc.) as well as bootable system utilities for repair, recovery, testing and more.

Also available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download unetbootin-windows-xxx.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal USB Installer, Rufus
What's new? See:
https://github.com/unetbootin/unetbootin/releases
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2013-07-27 00:36

up to version 5.85 now at sourceforge.

TP109 on 2014-11-26 02:56

This is ideal for installing Linux distros. Has worked flawlessly so far. Can't say the same for similar apps.

webfork on 2016-10-10 22:00

I used this program successfully to get Ubuntu set up on an old Mac.

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WinToFlash Lite v1.11.0000

billon on 21 Jun 2017
  • 44MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

WinToFlash easily transfers your Windows XP - 10 setup CD, DVD, or ISO image to a USB device. Although possible via other means, this solves the problem of annoying command-line arguments when reinstalling Windows on a device without an optical drive.

Additionally, as some flash devices have faster read times than optical drives, this can result in a faster Windows setup.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware (Ad Supported)
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete non-required language files (see comments for a list)
  3. Launch WinToFlash.exe
What's new?
  • Improved partitioning and formatting algorithms, error reporting.
  • Added GRUB4DOS bootloader support for fully functional copy of Windows on a USB drive aka Windows To Go.
Latest comments
bro on 2013-10-28 13:54

I used to use this long time ago, but now I've found better tool named Rufus:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?q=rufus&m=

Midas on 2015-07-05 18:54

Wintoflash has just reached v1.0 -- Pro version is payware, but Lite/Home is still free (changelog is at http://wintoflash.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=35696).

AndTheWolf on 2017-04-12 20:08

Now at version 1.6.0001

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