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HDDScan v4.0 Updated

billon on 17 Jan 2018
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by AlephX

HDDScan is a feature-rich disk diagnostics tool with a variety of low-level tools. It supports IDE/SATA/SCSI hard disk drives, RAID arrays, SSD drives, external USB/Firewire hard disks, flash cards and can scan the surface, view SMART attributes, adjust AAM, APM (Power Management), monitor temperature etc.

Note the program shouldn’t be run from a read-only device/media.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Avoid starting program from read-only device such as a CD or write-protected flash device.
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HDDScan.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PassMark DiskCheckup, CrystalDiskInfo
What's new?
  • New Look.
  • Windows 8-10 support.
  • Multiple bugfixes.
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Ruby on 2010-12-10 06:56

@hugh_h You can try GMER http://www.gmer.net/ Scroll to the downloads there's also and mbr and userland rootkit detector.

nunz on 2013-06-16 22:30

Latest official link:
http://hddscan.com/download/HDDScan-3.3.zip

Non malicious web site according to virus total (checked with 38 site checkers)
Non malicious files according to virus total. Clam claims it could be a PUA but only because it performs low level analysis of a hard drive (which of course is its role in life).
My company, virusbusters, has used this program for over four years now with no issues. It has passed every antivirus scan of our systems and we run hundreds of them
The file is a zip file and opens in 7-zip and using windows XP compressed file explorer.

webfork on 2016-01-12 22:43

This program worked beautifully in testing an old external hard drive that was behaving strangely. Instead of relegating it to a secondary backup drive, it now looks to have plenty of life left.

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DSpeech v1.68.11 Updated

billon on 10 Jan 2018
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by AlephX

DSpeech is a text-to-speech program with the option of saving the output to a variety of formats, great for creating audio books from text sources. It also supports dynamically changing the features of the voices e.g. insert pauses, emphasize specific words, spell them out etc. using tags.

The program works out-of-the-box on WinXP and above, using the included Microsoft speech engine SAPI5. For WinNT/2K, you will need to install the speech engine separately. You will find links to plugins, speech engines and voice sets on the program website.

The program can import text from TXT, DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, XML and PDF and output to MP3, OGG, AAC, WMA, OPUS and AMR.

Category:
System Requirements: 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.
Similar/alternative apps: Balabolka
What's new? See:
http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/DSpeech-Changelog-36935.html
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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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SysExporter v1.76

billon on 26 Sep 2017
  • 76KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Sep 2017
  • 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:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Stealth: ? 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?
  • When the 'Add Column Headers To Tab-Delimited File' option is turned on, the header is now also added to comma-delimited files.
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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PhotoWipe v1.21

billon on 27 Aug 2017
  • 833KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jul 2012
  • Suggested by AlephX

PhotoWipe is an basic image processing tool that can remove unwanted objects from photos. Paint over the area you want to remove (or unnecessary subjects) in black and press the preview button. Experiment with larger and smaller blocks of coverage for a different effect.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the Installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch PhotoWipe.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GIMP
What's new? See:
http://www.hanovsolutions.com/?prod=PhotoWipe#version
Latest comments
Webfork on 2007-10-06 15:29

A very basic photo edit tool that definitely comes in handy. Although light-years away from skilled hands using photoshop, this tool is primarily to fix minor mistakes and picture problems (stains, tears, splotches). Larger wipe areas will show a smudge created by the cleanup tool but sometimes its worth it for what it covers up. Only 1.5 megs makes for a terrifically small and easy tool.

Regis on 2008-05-17 12:07

attention, this linke for download goes to a no portable version

Emka on 2013-12-18 17:14

@Regis: ...which would probably be v1.20?

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DiskInternals ZIP Repair v1.1

billon on 15 Aug 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Nov 2007
  • Suggested by AlephX

DiskInternals ZIP Repair rebuilds the Zip structure and then extracts the recovered contents of the archive. The application has a wizard-like interface.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\DiskInternals\ZipRepair
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the installer and extract ZipRepair.exe and fsm.ini to a folder of your choice. Launch ZipRepair.exe.
Latest comments
Onesimus Prime on 2008-11-09 19:24

Stealth: no
Creates HKCU\Software\DiskInternals\ZipRepair
(contains no values, though)

pplknownothin on 2013-05-11 17:30

Great piece of software. Tried fixing an archive in WinRAR but it failed. Tried this and it was able to rebuild the Zip file. Thanks for the post!

webfork on 2013-09-01 18:39

You only need this program when something goes wrong and I got a chance to test it when an archived ZIP file went bad. The program worked great and did exactly what I needed. The program extracts the files from the archive that it can, then re-zipps them out to a new one (that isn't broken). Since I then extracted said archive, part of me wishes there was an option to just extract the good files and folders.

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