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FastCopy v3.52 Updated

billon on 21 Jul 2018
  • 602KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by pplknownothin

FastCopy is a file copy and synchronization tool with a variety of available extras. It uses different strategies (multi-threading, buffering) to help ensure maximum device throughput, as well as optional verification to make sure data is transferred correctly. It does not use the system cache, so other processes do not get bogged down during the copy process and a speed setting is also available, including pause. It supports Unix-style include/exclude wildcards filters.

Alternatively, PortableApps.com's FastCopy Portable is stealth.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Program itself is stealth, but installer creates empty key HKCU\Software\HSTools during extraction
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer inside the ZIP package, extract it and run
  2. Select 'Extract only' during process
  3. Copy FastCopy.exe and FastCopy.chm to a folder of your choice
  4. Open RegEdit and delete HKCU\Software\HSTools key
  5. Launch FastCopy.exe
What's new? See:
https://fastcopy.jp/help/fastcopy_eng.htm#history
Latest comments
ammandaaaaaloriiiii on 2018-03-28 14:41

I've was able to copy about 10 GB of files from an aging and extremely noisy and slow hard drive via a USB adapter -- Would have gotten a head ache had I copied from windows explorer, or tried to. PS. 0/42 flagged by virus total, it's clean. PSS. Development seems to have slowed down but there's a beta floating that adds some features / fixes some issues...some other tools are better than TC like gsrichcopy 360/fast copy/robocopy

JudyGarland on 2018-04-08 07:06

It's fast and solid, but it doesn't check file content. It compares files size and date but NOT the actual content.
For example, it happens that you have a file with same age and size but different/updated content (some applications are able to generate such containers, with constant dimension and untouched last modified date).
This way, I lost my data. After several years, I file like described upon suffered a sort of corruption. Not a big problem, I thought, and I overwritten it with the backupped copy. I discovered later it wasnt never updated, the file was just like I copied at first time, original state lets say. Also, since the file was overwritten there was no way to recover even the faulty one.
OK, my fault. The author specifies the rules correctly, size and date. But not everybody is aware about that. So, if you have such files, be carefull and use another app, like winmerge or similar.
Furthermore, FC is able to verify the backupped files hash, but it doesnt verify in any way the actual files in source/destination folder or partition.

zorro on 2018-06-15 14:36

The newly introduced installer writes to the registry when choosing "extract only" (key: HKCU\Software\HSTools)

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System Scheduler Free v5.13 Updated

billon on 20 Jul 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by Allen Smith

System Scheduler Free schedules unattended running of applications, batch files, scripts etc. Intended as a replacement for Windows' own scheduler, the program adds more flexibility and features including popup reminders for appointments, reminders, and events that can be set to run once or every minute, hour, day, week, month, or year.

The program also includes it's own scripting tools for mouse, keyboard and other operations.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Last window location is written to Windows registry, while the scheduler database is written to the local directory.
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: No
License: Liteware
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 Scheduler.exe
What's new? See:
https://www.splinterware.com/info/news.html
Latest comments
BGM on 2013-06-06 13:51

Wow, I'm a powerpro user, too. Funny how we are all checking out a system scheduler... I use pycron on my server, however.

Ganamyde on 2013-06-06 14:02

No unicode and RunWait support :/

MIKLO on 2018-03-26 15:52

Jeez now I guess I'm gonna have to try PowerPro lol
MIKLO

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calibre v3.28.0 Updated

billon on 20 Jul 2018
  • 140MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

calibre is an e-book library management application with a variety of useful functions including device-specific e-book conversion, news download and conversion, viewer and content server for online access to your collection.

The program syncs automatically with many different physical devices. It supports a variety of e-book formats, as well as e-books contained in RAR and ZIP archives.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Alternatively, X-calibre is stealth and automatically adjusts paths. A WinXP-compatible version is available.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Trolltech
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download the "portable installer" and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch calibre-portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TEBookConverter
What's new? See:
https://calibre-ebook.com/whats-new
Latest comments
filobus on 2015-05-28 07:38

@bzl333 weel, you have to bear criticism if you want to improve! (unkind criticism is another matter)
Calibre is "huge" (maybe it have to be like that, it's not a criticism, it's just a pity!), and I too don't like at all its way to make its own library (I have to put there only books I want to convert, and remove them, not a user friendly behaviour). It's a little too complicated, but it does its job well!
For me it's a must-have but also a could-be-better!! :-)

donald on 2015-07-24 19:38

Per CALIBRE Version: 2.33.0 beyond version 1.48x CALIBRE no longer supports XP.
Download XP Compatible from http://download.calibre-ebook.com/1.html

olliebean on 2018-02-24 08:29

Incidentally there's an official portable version available on the Calibre website (https://calibre-ebook.com/download_portable), which works fine and appears to be stealth. (No Trolltech keys.)

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Q-Dir v7.11 Updated

billon on 20 Jul 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Q-Dir is a quad-pane file explorer that supports favorites, file/color filtering, export to XLS/CSV/TXT/HTML, screen magnifier, quick preview etc.

Alternately, Q-Dir Portable at PortableApps.com automatically switches between 32/64-bit and is approved by the publisher.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Q-Dir.exe or Q-Dir_x64.exe (for64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer
What's new?
  • Bug-fix in the portable version, improvements in the 4 Explorer list views.
  • Some minor adjustments.
  • Update of the language files.
Latest comments
Mithril on 2016-03-27 20:53

Well, i found the solution myself. Don't know if this option is new or not but its the first time i noticed. So, when dragging files into another window or tab in Q-dir, at the bottom it says "Start drop in new process"! (and recycle bin and email aswell) ha! and just drop it on this button.. nothing will freez! magic :) Thanks anyway folks.
Q-dir is great.

penthe on 2016-12-30 15:28

The Q-Dir 64 installer 6.47 is not installing, last time there was also a problem with the 64 installer. They should be checking first before releasing the installer.

starshakur on 2018-05-05 15:17

Can't recommend Q-Dir to anyone, freezes while copying, Q-Dir windows turns black, crashes. Windows 10 64-Bit, tried Q-Dir 32-Bit & 64-Bit, tried the PortableApps version, all of them buggy as hell. That*s probably the reason why the developer frequently updates it. 2 years back Mithril wrote about something that's still happening.

Time to start looking for an alternative, till then i'll use Windows Explorer.

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TagScanner v6.0.30 Updated

billon on 19 Jul 2018
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by scamme

TagScanner is a multifunction program for organizing and managing your music collection. It can edit tags of most audio formats, rename files based on the tag information, generate tag information from filenames and perform any transformations of the text from tags and filenames. Album info available via online databases like freedb, Discogs or MusicBrainz and includes a built-in audio player.

Supports ID3v1, ID3v2, Vorbis comments, APEv2, WindowsMedia and MP4 (iTunes) tags. Includes powerful TAG editor with batch functions and special features and a playlist maker with ability to export playlists to HTML, Excel or any user-defined format.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Tagscan.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • Updated support for Discogs to reflect latest changes in API for multiple artists tracks and for MusicBrainz to work with updated search engine.
  • Additional protection logic for fragmented mpeg4 files.
  • Program no longer test on Windows XP/2003, but should work on these systems.
  • Translation: Portuguese (Brazil).
Latest comments
EL_DeLino on 2014-08-30 22:32

The Best Tag Editor!

EL_DeLino on 2014-09-01 19:36

v5.1.652 is Online!

http://xdlab.ru/en/download.htm

Checker on 2014-09-01 21:32

@ EL_DeLino: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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