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by thepiney
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: Do not use Microsoft Store
Replies: 15
Views: 6582

Re: Do not use Microsoft Store

One sad part of this is that many of the users never even know they are paying for something they could get for free or using a product that has been copycatted (sp?). I often try different software just to check them out "play" and see what features are present, preferably open source and/or portab...
by thepiney
Thu May 23, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Microsoft Attack Surface Analyzer
Replies: 3
Views: 3797

Re: Microsoft Attack Surface Analyzer

I got a TechNet email announcing version 2.0. https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2019/05/15/announcing-new-attack-surface-analyzer-2-0/?MC=Windows&MC=SecSys&MC=OfficeO365&MC=WinServer&MC=Open Open source and available at GitHub ---> https://github.com/Microsoft/AttackSurfaceAnalyzer From the Gi...
by thepiney
Thu May 23, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: 7-Zip plugins
Replies: 4
Views: 4364

Re: 7-Zip plugins

Yep and cool beans...
by thepiney
Thu May 23, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Bootable Free Space Wiper App?
Replies: 3
Views: 3860

Re: Bootable Free Space Wiper App?

You could also boot to a Windows based boot media such as winbuilder/PE/XPE - https://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/117664-win10xpe-build-your-own-rescue-media.html and use the included or portable app/program from that. Use caution when using DBaN and similar utilities as you could easily wipe al...
by thepiney
Thu May 23, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: 7-Zip plugins
Replies: 4
Views: 4364

Re: 7-Zip plugins

Have you tried any of these and if so, do any affect portability? I have a lot of old Outlook/Outlook Express backup files that this may be very useful for as I wouldn't have to keep the older systems around. I could still keep using some of the older systems for DOS/Win3.1-9x gaming instead of usin...
by thepiney
Fri May 17, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Windows 9 is... Windows 10
Replies: 295
Views: 860859

Re: Windows 9 is... Windows 10

From How-To Geek website: As Microsoft’s Security Response Center explains, this patch fixes a “wormable” vulnerability in Remote Desktop Service in Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008: Quoted frrom the MS site in the How-To Geek article: The Remote Desktop Protocol (...
by thepiney
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: Search overloaded?
Replies: 8
Views: 3095

Re: Search overloaded?

I'm pleased to report that you can now use our search from within duckduckgo.com via the !pfw keyword. In other words, it's a shortcut to quickly access our site's search entry from DuckDuckGo. So if you have their service as your default search engine, all you need to do is type: !pfw <search term...
by thepiney
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: VideoCacheView
Replies: 43
Views: 22072

Re: VideoCacheViewer can't find Chrome files

As the attachment shows an error/message from "Windows Media Player" I would say you don't have the correct codecs installed as it says. Is WMP your default media player? Are you getting a list of files in "VideoCacheViewer" at all that you are clicking on or is WMP opening the files automatically? ...
by thepiney
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Windows System Control Center
Replies: 17
Views: 39267

Re: Windows System Control Center

The newest version (4.0.0.3) adds utilities from MiTeC ---> https://www.mitec.cz/

Some already listed in the DB.
by thepiney
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Minetest: Free minecraft alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 23721

Re: Minetest: Free minecraft alternative

I unplugged my network cable and started the game. It does ask for access to the network but the game started before I even clicked on anything. I am running in single player mode.

Since you can join a networked game or host a server, I'd expect this behavior.

Wouldn't I?
by thepiney
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Minetest: Free minecraft alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 23721

Re: Minetest: Free minecraft alternative

5.0.1 was released March 31, 2019.

I downloaded 5.0.0 a couple weeks ago and it hasn't crashed yet so stability looks a lot better. I'm gonna try copying the saved world/game to the newer update to see if there is any issue.
by thepiney
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: The benefits and drawbacks to using a live distro
Replies: 2
Views: 2550

The benefits and drawbacks to using a live distro

An interesting poll (Questions and Answers) topic came up on Distrwatch about Live Linux distros being used for secure web browsing and as that is a common theme here as well...

https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20190401#poll
by thepiney
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: LPF (Long Path Finder)
Replies: 14
Views: 12593

Re: LPF (Long Path Finder)

This may have some of the VBS scripts/info you need/want.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=15501&p=47352&hilit=vbs#p47352
by thepiney
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: LPF (Long Path Finder)
Replies: 14
Views: 12593

Re: LPF (Long Path Finder)

LICEcap was an application I was looking for, so as a small contribution to TPFC I created this VBScript to do the following. Run licecap.exe, wait for it to close and then move the INI file from the %APPDATA% folder back to the location of where licecap.exe is located. Just save this file as LiceC...
by thepiney
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Portable Hardware Discussion
Topic: USB Flash drive lifespan + portable apps
Replies: 12
Views: 8606

Re: USB Flash drive lifespan + portable apps

Well as the OP is about lifespan... A little more 1 month and the Crucial 64GB Refurb SSD went belly up. It only had maybe 10-12 hours on it in the "reset" SMART info when I installed it. The great thing about it since I had just copied the "portable" programs/apps over from the the spinning rust an...