UUID Generator v0.1.5.150

webfork on 7 May 2015

UUID Generator is a small program for generating UUIDs. A Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) is an identifier standard used in software construction, standardized by the Open Software Foundation (OSF) as part of the Distributed Computing Environment (DCE).

Note: Official website is offline -- linking to Softpedia download.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch UUIDGen.exe.
What's new?
  • Update: Now remembers braces option
  • Update: Some minor bug fixes and cosmetic improvements
  • New: Keyboard shortcuts
  • New: Copy to clipboard after generating option

10 comments on UUID Generator  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Midas 2018-02-16 07:13

Thanks. Much appreciated info. :)


JohnTHaller 2018-02-15 11:40


Midas 2018-02-15 09:06

@JohnTHaller: is that feature documented anywhere? Besides here, of course... :)


JohnTHaller 2018-02-14 14:46

Mixture: Windows' CoCreateGuid API, which all of these use, always uses a 4 in the 3 number group. This denotes the version of the GUID generation algorithm. Everything that uses the current Windows API for it will purposely receive a GUID with a 4 there by design. There are 5,316,911,983,139,663,491,615,228,241,121,400,000 possible combinations under the current design, so there is no worry about this being a 4.


Mixture 2018-02-14 11:22

I have noticed a problem with both GUIDGenerator and UUID Generator. The first character of the third group is always 4 in GUIDGenerator 1.01 and the first character in the third group is always 4 in UUID Generator This definitely reduces the bit strength of the UUID generated by both apps. Therefore, I programmed a LibreOffice Calc template to correctly generate full strength UUIDs.


webfork 2018-02-13 22:57

RickC: thanks for the suggestion


RickC 2018-02-13 17:30

I know... really old topic. However, if you want new GUIDs then, using AutoHotkey, you can create a new GUID in just 2 lines (with a 3rd line to display it):

TypeLib := ComObjCreate("Scriptlet.TypeLib")
NewGUID := TypeLib.Guid
MsgBox %NewGUID%

Hope this helps...


webfork 2012-07-08 17:14

Emka: thanks, updated


Emka 2012-07-07 19:13

links must be adjusted


other human 2010-12-23 06:15

I have been using GUIDGenerator 1.01 for several years. This portable app is smaller than UUID Generator

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