Helge's Switchblade (portable USB toolkit)

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Helge's Switchblade (portable USB toolkit)

#1 Post by Midas » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:36 am

Helge's Switchblade (not to be mistaken with the USB windows cracking method reported elsewhere) is a portable toolkit that, although it isn't being developed anymore, might provide a quick way to arm your USB for portable system management.
  • [url]http://switchblade.helgesverre.com/[/url] author wrote:[Helge's Switchblade is a] Free USB toolkit. Introducing the swiss-army knife of computer software, you load it up on a USB stick and you're ready to handle almost every troubleshooting task. [...] Note: Helge's Switchblade is no longer being actively developed, [but] there might be a rewrite in the future though.
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Download the latest Helge's Switchblade release (v0.9) from http://switchblade.helgesverre.com/.

A Ghacks.net review is available at http://www.ghacks.net/2013/01/05/switch ... g-toolkit/.

FYI, the included apps are:
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Re: Helge's Switchblade (portable USB toolkit)

#2 Post by webfork » Sat May 16, 2015 9:00 pm

Old thread update: this program hasn't been updated in 2 years and appears to be dead:
Helge's Switchblade is not longer being actively developed, there might be a rewrite in the future though.
(From the website)

The sourceforge page is available if someone wants to take it over or fork it.

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Re: Helge's Switchblade (portable USB toolkit)

#3 Post by HelgeSverre » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:41 am

I am the original author of this tool.

The main reason I stopped developing it is actually due to the fact that after a couple of drinks I managed to delete all of the source code for the tool, now you have to realize this was before I knew of source control or dropbox, and recovering it proved hopeless.

Although, honestly, the original tool was a complete hack that was a bunch of third party tools thrown together with a fancy visual basic GUI that opened up separate .exe's, I'd like to revisit the original idea of the tool in the future, preferable using something other than VB.NET.

The tool is still getting a few hundred downloads a month and the site gets around 600~ monthly hits.
I am now a much better developer then I was back when this tool was released and I'm sure I can do a lot better.

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Re: Helge's Switchblade (portable USB toolkit)

#4 Post by webfork » Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:18 pm

HelgeSverre wrote:I am now a much better developer then I was back when this tool was released and I'm sure I can do a lot better.
Very cool. Well, if you come back to it, I'd be happy to test it out and make suggestions.

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Re: Helge's Switchblade (portable USB toolkit)

#5 Post by I am Baas » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:16 pm

HelgeSverre wrote:I am now a much better developer then I was back when this tool was released and I'm sure I can do a lot better.
How about your drinking?

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Re: Helge's Switchblade (portable USB toolkit)

#6 Post by Midas » Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:26 am

:D

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Re: Helge's Switchblade (portable USB toolkit)

#7 Post by webfork » Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:43 am

I am Baas wrote:How about your drinking?
I have lost a whole lot of data through means much less acceptable than alcohol.

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