Andrew Lee's favorites (1414)

PowerMenu v1.5.1

billon on 5 Apr 2017
  • 142KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Power Menu adds "Always On Top", "Minimize To Tray", "Priority" and "Transparency" submenus to all top level system menus. It works really well, and replaces a bunch of different utilities that offer these functions separately. You should, however, be aware that when Windows Explorer crashes, Power Menu does not rebuild the system tray icons.

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Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PowerMenu.exe.
Latest comments
ChemZ on 2010-08-28 19:54

Very handy indeed! Recommended!

PAFuser on 2017-04-04 19:08

Site and download do not work.

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Advanced LAN Pump v2.32

Checker on 3 Aug 2014
  • 1002KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Advanced LAN Pump lets you send files over the network with pause/restart options, automatic error recovery, even a queue for sending a list of files. Great for copying lots of data, particularly over WiFi networks, where the standard Windows copy function is just not robust enough to deal with intermittent network interference and failures.

Note: This program has gone payware. Last available freeware version available via the download link.

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Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Windows registry. But given the nature of the application, I think it can be accepted as portable.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch alp.exe.
Latest comments
tomasSC on 2008-01-14 04:48

serginh0, I agree with you- KillCopy is a great app! I wouldn't want it to be completely portable though. It attaches itself to the right click context menu which is its greatest asset. That allows it to NOT run in memory like the others on this site.

donald on 2010-06-11 13:18

I have found it available in version 2.31 at http://www.ldmstudio.com/go/free.php?id=74

Onesimus Prime on 2010-07-06 04:58

The homepage is now http://www.softsolo.com/, but at almost $40 for the current version (3.1), it's DEFINITELY not freeware anymore!

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Drive Speed Checker

webfork on 24 Feb 2017
  • 40KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jan 2005
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Drive Speed Checker benchmarks the read, write and seek speed of your disk drives.

NOTE: website offline; linking to archive.org.

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Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder C:\Program Files\eXibition Software\Drive Speed Checker
  2. Copy all files into a folder of your choice
  3. Finally, uninstall the program
  4. Launch drivetest.exe
Latest comments
Jon on 2006-12-15 11:25

I dont think this is real freeware. On their website it says "free trial".

Jon on 2006-12-15 11:26

HD Speed, which you can get at http://www.steelbytes.com IS actual freeware.

Andrew Lee on 2006-12-18 04:51

They must have changed the license recently. I just added a direct download link for the last free version that I have.

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eXpress CheckSum Calculator v1.0.0

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013
  • 450KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

eXpress CheckSum Calculator is great for verifying the integrity of files downloaded from the Internet. Similar utilities install new shell menus and/or tabs, which I dislike, because experience have shown that badly written shell utilities will make Windows Explorer less stable. Why sacrifice system stability when you can use small, simple utilities like these instead?

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Windows registry, but application does not seem to use them! Given the nature of the application, I think it can be accepted as portable.
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch xcsc.exe.

ZIP Password Finder vn/a Private

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013
  • 347KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

ZIP password finder is a tool for recovering ZIP archive passwords. It uses brute force search to compute the password that will unlock the given ZIP file. Since this is a CPU intensive task, the tool allows you to specify the maximum password length as well as the search space (alpha only, alphanumeric, lower or uppercase only etc.) in order to reduce the total computation time.

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Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder C:\Program Files\ZIP PASSWORD FINDER
  2. Copy all files (except INSTALL.LOG) into a folder of your choice
  3. Uninstall the program
  4. Launch recover.exe
Latest comments
Webfork on 2008-01-20 13:30

Because it cannot use dictionaries, PicoZip is likely a better alternative. http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=522

kerozo on 2009-11-13 05:54

I tried this Zip Password Recovery 5.0, It worked great!
http://www.recoverlostpassword.com/products/zippasswordrecovery.html

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