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DiskInternals Linux Reader v4.6.6.11 Updated

billon on 27 Nov 2020
  • 79MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by AlephX

DiskInternals Linux Reader provides several disk management tools in an easy-to-use interface. Most notably it includes a tool for reading disks formatted to to a variety of file systems for Mac and Linux, as well as virtual disks from VMware, VirtualBox, VirtualPC and Parallels (VMDK, VHD, VDI, HDS). The program can also create disk images. The interface includes a disk usage window, basic file search, and a preview option for pictures and text.

Can create disk images (.img and .dsk), including boot sector. Filesystems supported include: Ext2/3/4; ReiserFS, Reiser4; HFS, HFS+ (Mac OS); FAT, exFAT; NTFS, ReFS (next-gen Windows filesystem); UFS2; and in preview-only mode: ZFS, XFS, Hikvision NAS and DVR.

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

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SOFTWARE\DiskInternals, HKCU\Software\DiskInternals
License: Liteware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract the files with Universal Extractor to a temporary folder
  2. Launch LinuxReader.exe or LinuxReader64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: Explore2fs Portable Edition
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-03-01 19:13

Tested with Mac-formatted HFS+ drive today and this worked beautifully. Very easy and fast.

pfw70 on 2019-04-22 23:50

Tip: aside of Universal Extractor the .exe (Linux_Reader-v3.4.exe) can also be extracted with 7Zip, a portable version being availabe on this site, 7-ZipPortable.exe.
Also note that Linux_Reader v3.4 does not have a sub folder $INSTDIR anymore: LinuxReader.exe/LinuxReader64.exe can be found the base folder.

SYSTEM on 2019-05-10 00:43

@pfw70: Thanks, I removed the $INTDIR step from extraction instructions.

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DSpeech v1.73.318 Updated

billon on 21 Nov 2020
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by AlephX

DSpeech is a text-to-speech program with the option of saving the output to a variety of formats, great for reviewing text or creating audio books. The program uses Microsoft's included speech engine SAPI5 but also supports dynamically changing the features of the voices using tags e.g. insert pauses, emphasize specific words, spell them out etc.

The program can do simple audio/voice recordings to save to WAV, and include some basic dictation / voice control tools ("ASR" for Automatic Speech Recognition). Text can be imported from a variety of formats TXT, DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, XML and PDF and outputs to MP3, OGG, AAC, WMA, OPUS and AMR.

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft speech engine SAPI5
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DSpeech.exe.

WinNT/2K users: need to install the speech engine separately. You will find links to plugins, speech engines and voice sets on the program website.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and manual files.
Similar/alternative apps: Balabolka
What's new? See:
https://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/DSpeech-Changelog-36935.html
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-04-01 21:46

I tried to test DSpeech but it failed to run on my system (Windows 8.1)- what are its requirements?

AndTheWolf on 2017-02-22 20:48

Now at v1.63.0

Happy.Camper2 on 2017-06-10 17:28

DSpeech is now version 1.63.3 Released 2017 Mar 27 at Authors site.
http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/index.html

Download Link=>
http://dimio.altervista.org/stats/download.php?id=5

DSpeech is now available in .paf format over at portableapps.com - version 1.63.3 Released 2017 Jun 09
https://portableapps.com/apps/accessibility/dspeech-portable

Download Link=>
http://download3.portableapps.com/portableapps/dspeechportable/DSpeechPortable_1.63.3.paf.exe

Enjoy!

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Windows Registry Recovery v3.0.0 Updated

billon on 13 Nov 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by AlephX

Windows Registry Recovery allows to directly read files containing Windows registry hives and extract many useful information about the configuration and windows installation settings of the host machine.

Note that the program is not simply a registry editor: it works with other tools, including exported keys. It’s useful for seeing registry issues, sandboxing tools, and diagnostics. To your own computer's registry files, open a NTUSER.DAT system file but keep in mind that these are usually hidden by Windows to avoid accidental deletion.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\MiTeC\WRR
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WRR.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: RegistryViewer, RawReg
What's new?
  • Added:
    • Registry Backup tool;
    • Number of keys / number of values information for selected key in Raw Data registry viewer;
    • Recent files management.
  • Hardware viewer redesigned to support multiple monitors, video, sound and network cards.
  • User Data merged with Windows Installation.
  • Installed software detection enhanced.
  • Raw data searching rewritten and improved.
  • GUI improvements.
Latest comments
Libor Šimánek on 2009-12-01 21:29

You do nothing wrong. It's a peace of SHIT !!! Waste of time !!! At least a single line of help how to use it would be decency!

Raj Sharma on 2009-12-26 02:11

I find it a good Program. Only one of its kind. You should know where your registry hives are.

joeyjuviyani on 2010-02-02 00:17

Get the awesome guide on "Monitor, clean and optimize the Windows registry" at:
http://forums.techarena.in/guides-tutorials/1298105.htm

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WipeFile v3.6

billon on 1 May 2020
  • 449KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 May 2020
  • Suggested by AlephX

WipeFile is a secure file and folder deletion utility, overwriting data to prevent later recovery. Although most users will only require a standard 1-pass wipe, the program supports 14 different wipe methods, including high-security military standards. Higher security settings involve overwriting the data multiple times, which is dramatically slower.

For full drive wiping, the developer makes available an also portable WipeDisk program.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch WipeFile.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Blank and Secure, WipeDisk
What's new? See German changelog here.
Latest comments
mik.y on 2014-02-17 09:30

Yeah, unicode support must be one of the first features in such a app:/

PAFuser on 2020-06-28 11:43

Shows up as 64bit in TaskMgr and Task Manager Deluxe on Windows10 64bit

Midas on 2020-06-30 07:42

@PAFuser: DotNET apps tend to reflect the underlying OS bitness, unless instructed otherwise.

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SysExporter v1.77

billon on 18 Sep 2019
  • 73KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Sep 2019
  • Suggested by AlephX

SysExporter allows you to grab data from most static windows that appear on your computer. This is useful for getting error data, instructions and more from system messages that you would ordinarily have to type out or screen capture. This versatile tool can grab standard list-views, tree-views, list boxes, combo boxes, text-boxes, labels and Web Browser/HTML controls from almost any application running on your system.

The program can export its data to a text, HTML or XML file.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch sysexp.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: GetWindowText
What's new?
  • You can now send the data to stdout by specifying empty string as filename, for example:
    sysexp.exe /Title "Windows Task Manager" /class SysListView32 /Visible Yes /scomma "" | more.
Latest comments
ilikeyourprograms on 2009-01-31 16:12

is there a way for this program to read an Outlook (not outlook express) address book listbox of type OUTEXVLB? I do not get anything at the bottom of the screen. I have tried it with around 200,000 items and with about 800 items and nothing shows up. Is it because this program does not support this particular listbox/window???

Thanks for the great tool!

Cornflower on 2009-02-05 07:36

v1.50 now has a drag and drop button taht you drop on the window you want to see the text from. It makes this very valuable the tool so much easier and intuitive to use. An excellent upgrade, imo.

Unfortunately, it still does not seem to handle Outexvlb type listboxes.

Webfork on 2009-11-06 18:42

*Extremely* important tool for software testers. Getting lengthy error messages out of static windows is critical to helping developers understand what went wrong. If you want to help any of the makers of software on this or other sites, start with SysExporter.

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