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Everything v1.4.1.988 Updated

billon on 5 Aug 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by Drutt

Everything is a powerful search tool that locates files and folders by file name instantly, and includes an FTP and Web server interface. It also can search files by their contents. Unlike Windows search, Everything initially displays all files and folders on your computer. You simply type in part of the desired file name to limit what files and folders are displayed instantly. The more you type, the more specific the list becomes.

Note that the instant-search capability only works on NTFS/ReFS-formatted drives and only uses file and folder names in a file index. The program can separately catalog non-NTFS/ReFS and network servers for searching on a schedule.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package depending on your OS and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Everything.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: HDDB, Ultra File Search Lite, UltraSearch
What's new? See:
https://www.voidtools.com/Changes.txt
https://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/whats_new/.
Latest comments
Nh on 2017-04-29 18:41

In case it does not remembers sort order, you have to edit 2 lines in Everything.ini:

sort=Type
always_keep_sort=1

__philippe on 2019-01-26 04:54

Everything v1.4.1.932

Cumulative detailed changelog: https://www.voidtools.com/Changes.txt

Bruce on 2020-07-30 21:07

This is a great program. I've found very helpful tracking down misplaced or seemingly lost files.

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FastStone Capture v5.3

billon on 12 Nov 2016
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Feb 2007
  • Suggested by Fluffy

FastStone Capture is a powerful, flexible and intuitive screen-capture utility. It allows you to capture anything on the screen including windows, objects, full screen, rectangle regions, freehand-selected regions and scrolling windows/web pages. It has innovative features such as a floating Capture Panel, hotkeys, resizing, cropping, text annotation, printing, e-mailing, screen magnifier and many more.

Reported to function in Windows 7 and in Linux under WINE.

Note: FastStone Capture went payware starting from v5.4 so I have made the last freeware version available (v5.3) for direct download as the license agreement does not prohibit redistribution.

Category:
System requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of drive-less absolute path (eg. \docs\personal\work.doc without the drive letter)
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FSCapture.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Greenshot, PicPick, ShareX
What's new?
  • Compatible with Windows Vista.
  • Improved quality of 256 color PNG/GIF output.
  • Added:
    • To Email to the Output list;
    • Reset to Primary Screen (only available in Multi-monitor system) to the tray icon's popup menu.
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-06-02 02:58

@jimdorey: I'm a little confused why we had a listing that this works with Win10 -- it really doesn't. When this version of the program stopped being developed, Win7 wasn't even out yet. Anyway, I recommend trying another software package for that OS. I've updated the entry.

joby_toss on 2016-06-02 11:49

@jimdorey: v5.3 works fine on my win 10 x64 using a 1080p screen resolution. Maybe you're using a high DPI screen/4k monitor, and only the last version (8.4, payware, but worth every penny) works fine in that case.

__philippe on 2016-10-14 15:57

Don't care for FSC freeware near inaudible screenshot audio cue ?

Never fear: Everything you always wanted to know about...
Grafting a neater camera-like snapshot sound to FastStone Capture v5.3...;-)

http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=83541#p83541

Cheers,

__philippe

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Imagine v1.1.1 Updated

billon on 3 Aug 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by infimum

Imagine is a lightweight, fast and easy to use image viewer with basic graphics and animation edit features. Other features include viewing internals of archives (ZIP, RAR, 7z etc.), screen capture, batch conversion, thumbnail browser, slideshow and metadata disclosure. Additional formats support available through plugins.

Category:
System requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete Total Commander plugins and unnecessary language files
  3. Create a file named Imagine.ini with the following content:

    [BrowserOption]
    ThumbnailDirectory=2

  4. Launch Imagine.exe or Imagine64.exe
What's new?
  • Added: Toolbar preferences - 'Button dimensions'.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-08-07 09:13

Allelluia !
Imagine has Risen from Limbo, after a mere five years in hibernation...;-)

Complete Changelog history: (2003-2017)

http://www.nyam.pe.kr/dev/imagine/doc/Whatsnew.txt

Word to the wise:
Backup your current "imagine.ini" before merrily installing the new version...

Midas on 2017-08-09 11:15

While reaching for the changelog just now: "This site is now out of traffic. Please visit later." :(

__philippe on 2017-08-09 14:11

Imagine falling prey to its born-again success, I suspect ?
Its Byus.Net host is enforcing traffic choking, temporarily, one would hope...:-(

PS
To the lucky dames/fellows who grabbed the new distro before this recent server hiccup :
a full changelog is also included as a "whatsnew.txt" in Imagine_1.1.0_Unicode.zip.

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Core Temp v1.15.1

billon on 30 Aug 2019
  • 916KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Aug 2019
  • Suggested by JohnW

Core Temp is a small footprint yet powerful program to monitor processor temperature and other vital system information. The program can track temperatures on individual processor cores, useful for advanced diagnostics or checking that cooling tools are functioning properly.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "standalone version" ZIP package (32 or 64-bit) and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Core Temp.exe.
What's new? New:
  • AMD Ryzen 3000 series support.
  • Full multi-monitor DPI awareness support.
Fixed:
  • Core Temp randomly freezes during startup.
  • Improve AMD Zacate APU support.
  • 32-bit Core Temp fails to start.
Latest comments
I am Baas on 2013-06-04 03:39

@webfork
There's a "More downloads..." link on the developer's Website. "How to extract" mentions that, but nunz failed to RTFT.

webfork on 2013-06-04 20:23

Baas: no prob, thanks for direct-linking the 32 and 64-bit versions. Adding a notice about the adware version.

TP109 on 2014-09-05 05:39

In spite of the adware issues, I think this is the easiest-to-use and to setup CPU temperature application. It's on all my PCs and I've never had a problem with it. Just set it and forget it. The digital temperature display in the system tray is very visible and useful when resource-heavy apps are running. I'm surprised this isn't rated higher.

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CurrPorts v2.62 Updated

billon on 28 Jul 2020
  • 129KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

CurrPorts displays the list of all currently opened networking ports on your local computer. For each TCP/IP and UDP port in the list, information about the process that opened the port is displayed, including the process name, full path of the process, version information of the process (product name, file description and so on), the time that the process was created and the user that created it.

In addition, CurrPorts allows you to close unwanted TCP connections, kill the process that opened the ports and save the TCP/UDP ports information to HTML file, XML file, or to tab-delimited text file. The program will automatically mark with pink suspicious ports owned by unidentified applications (applications without version information and icons).

Category:
System requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 cports.exe.

Optionally:
Similar/alternative apps: LiveTcpUdpWatch, NetworkTrafficView
What's new?
  • Added 'Copy Remote Address' option.
Latest comments
ranga on 2010-05-25 09:37

i was looking for port number list that brought me here.

nothing bad, i will try this out

ranga of http://www.bangla-choti-online.blogspot.com

PortaFreeUser on 2011-05-26 13:54

I like this program. I recently used it to notice some suspicious looking port activities. I was able to close the ports down and then turn them to stealth using my firewall program. Then I used this program again and everything has looked normal ever since then. So I think this program may have helped me to stop some hackers or malware. All of my own internet activities and programs work normally so I really do think this program helped me stop something bad from happening.

__philippe on 2018-03-13 09:09

CurrPorts v2.50 rel 12-MAR-2018
Noteworthy new function for the paranoïd among us :... ;-)

Port egress|ingress data size capture
("Sent Bytes" "Sent packets" "Received Bytes" "Received Packets")

Remember to activate two crucial options:
• select an "Auto Refresh" frequency
• tick "Collect send/receive Bytes"

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BinText v3.00

billon on 3 Apr 2019
  • 37KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 2000
  • Suggested by __philippe

BinText is a file text scanner / extractor that helps find character strings buried in binary files. The program can extract text from any kind of file and display plain ASCII text, Unicode (double byte ANSI) text, as well as Resource strings. Additional useful information for each item is included in the "Advanced" mode. Uniquely, the program will show both the file offset and the memory offset of each string found.

Although primarily targeted for programmers, it can be used by anyone interested in ferreting out character strings buried within binary files.

Note: Although updated versions of the program exist, the 3.00 version is listed for reasons described in forums.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bintext.exe.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-07-15 08:17

Here is an old (2006) but interesting narrative about using Bintext for viewing Unicode strings in executables.

http://blog.didierstevens.com/2006/07/07/viewing-strings-in-executables/

__philippe

__philippe on 2013-07-26 18:24

BinText at your finger_tip: (WinXP tested)

Place a shortcut to Bintext in your Windows SendTo folder so that you can quickly send files to BinText by right-clicking on their names and choosing Send To -> BinText from the drop-down menu.

You can set this up by right-clicking on bintext.exe, selecting Copy then open up your WindowsSendTo folder, right click the mouse and select Paste Shortcut

As an added bonus, files get automatically loaded in BinText "Advanced view" mode, no need even for clicking the GO button...;-)

__philippe

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IrfanView v4.54

webfork on 9 Mar 2020
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 2019
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

IrfanView is a viewer for a wide variety of image, audio and video formats. The program includes batch processing, creation of panoramic images, edition of multi-page TIFF files, lossless JPEG rotate/crop and effects such as sharpen and blur. Other tools such as screen capture, scanner, slideshow, plugin support and ability to capture icons from EXE or DLL.

Alternatively, IrfanView Portable is also available and updates drive letters and handles registry keys.

Category:
System requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCR\IrfanView
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use (the installer is adware)
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete iv_uninstall.exe
  3. Optionally, download the plugins ZIP package and extract the contents to the Plugins sub folder
  4. Launch i_view32.exe or i_view64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Note: Plugins adds more than 20 megs to the size and support for more graphics, audio, video and more. Plugins for OCR and PDF tools are available separate download -- see the thread in forums on how to enable them with portable installations.
Similar/alternative apps: XnView, Imagine, FastStone Image Viewer
What's new? See:
https://www.irfanview.com/main_history.htm
Latest comments
zorro on 2018-02-28 06:26

As mentioned above the problems with unicode were solved. Zip now contains a text file with following advise:

>> Please start IrfanView and call (once) any of the dialogs:
- Properties (P), or
- File->Open (O), or
- File->Save As (S), or
- Batch (B)
to convert/set IrfanView INI file to UNICODE mode !

If the INI file is not converted to Unicode, some of the options (like filenames, paths or text options)
may NOT be saved properly and the feature may not be working as expected.

__philippe on 2019-12-26 11:53

Some recent plugins for IrfanView 4.54-32bit no longer work under XP,
specifically WebP.dll 4.54-32bit...:-(

Pertinent external comments:
https://irfanview-forum.de/showthread.php?t=12273

__philippe on 2020-03-06 14:54

IrfanView's developer Irfan Skiljan kindly suggested a workaround for the broken webP.dll Plugin under Win XP :

https://www.irfanview.info/files/iview453_plugins.zip

IrfanView 4.54
+ webP.dll 4.51 Plugin (Link date 20/02/2018; Size 204,288 bytes)
+ Win XP
= eternal bliss...;-)

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7-Zip Portable v19.00 Updated

billon on 20 Jun 2020
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Feb 2019
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

7-Zip is an archive manager that can view and create a wide variety of formats. The program includes folder favorites, optional two-pane view, checksum calculator, file split/combine capability and more. Individual archives can be created with high speed or high compression settings, update options (including update, add/replace, synchronize), split volumes and more. Archives can be secured with standard zip or more secure AES encryption.

Although the official archiver for the open, high-compression "7z" format, the program also supports the creation of multiple formats including ZIP, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR and WIM. It will extract a long list of other formats, among them RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, RPM, VHD, VMDK etc. Even more formats are supported through third-party plugins. Supports many world languages.

Additionally, to use alternative toolbar and file icons, 7-Zip Theme Manager is available.

7-Zip Portable is a wrapper from PortableApps.com, auto-detecting 32 or 64-bit automatically. Alternatively, X-7zip is also available.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 7-ZipPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PeaZip, IZArc, BandiZip
What's new? See:
https://7-zip.org/history.txt
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2018-04-15 17:54

@Provy
See this screen - https://vgy.me/ukbcPz.png

DzejPy on 2018-04-18 03:15

@Provy
BandiZip has more SFX archive parameters - https://vgy.me/bgqCJ4.jpg
https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2397

AndTheWolf on 2019-02-01 14:58

PortableApps.com came out with v18.06 yesterday.

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Process Explorer v16.32

billon on 28 Apr 2020
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Process Explorer is an advanced task manager. It is an indispensable tool for both beginners and power users. I use it all the time to kill tasks that refuse to be killed, or find what which processes are still holding on to a particular file or DLL so it refuses to be deleted.

Alternatively, Process Explorer Portable is also available, which is stealth.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete Eula.txt. Launch procexp.exe or procexp64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Process Hacker
What's new? See:
https://docs.microsoft.com/sysinternals/#whats-new-rss
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sysinternals/
Latest comments
__philippe on 2018-12-11 07:39

Glad to report Process Explorer v16.22 still runs merrily under WinXP,
despite SysInternals warnings to the contrary...;-)

Peter202 on 2019-04-04 08:38

I don't think it is portable. I just reinstalled Windows 7 and after launching Process Explorer i found that all settings are lost.

Midas on 2019-04-05 07:21

@Peter202: as noted above, Process Explorer saves settings to the Windows registry so is in fact not conventionally portable. It has been allowed, though, due to its nature and the trivial settings kept. If you want complete portability, check the Portable Apps package, also linked in the entry.

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Autoruns v13.98 Updated

billon on 24 Jun 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Autoruns shows programs that run during system bootup or login, as well as entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce and other Registry keys. You can configure Autoruns to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services and much more. Autoruns goes way beyond the MSConfig utility.

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

Alternatively, Autoruns Portable is stealth and will only show the EULA once.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete Autoruns64.dll, Autoruns64a.dll, Autoruns64a.exe, autorunsc.exe, autorunsc64.exe, autorunsc64a.exe and Eula.txt
  3. Launch Autoruns.exe or Autoruns64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Startup Control Panel
What's new? See:
https://docs.microsoft.com/sysinternals/#whats-new-rss
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-09-12 10:36

Autoruns v13.80 released 11SEP2017

SysInternals' changelogs, scrimpy as they used to be, have disappeared altogether.

See gripes about SysInternals' site recent overhaul...:-(
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=87869#p87869

__philippe on 2017-09-13 14:07

I'll be damned ! Sysinternals' utilities changelogs ersatz have not quite vanished, after all,
but are definitely (deliberately?) well hidden from sight:

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sysinternals/2017/09/

PS
Looks like one of TPFC's eminent updates contributor was in the know all along ...;-)

MoisheP on 2018-12-10 21:35

Though v. 13.93 is available here, at Portable Freeware, the MS site only has v. 13.91 . Is this version again being recalled by MS?

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FolderChangesView v2.32 Updated

billon on 1 Aug 2020
  • 139KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by lautrepay

FolderChangesView monitors the folder, disk drive, or even remote network share to see every file that is being modified, created, or deleted. Requires read permissions to the selected drive/folder.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 FolderChangesView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed the /cfg command-line option to load the .cfg file from the current directory if full path is not specified.
Latest comments
rodger123 on 2012-09-23 01:17

Crashes and locks up My PC in every version I have tried.

Sinchu on 2016-12-03 02:34

Just another great program from Nirsoft..very handy.

Specular on 2019-08-27 09:52

Particularly useful since it keeps a log in the main window of files that get deleted immediately following creation, which allows one to see more of what is occurring than merely looking at files that have remained searchable on the disk.

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LICEcap v1.28

billon on 8 Dec 2017
  • 444KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

LICEcap can capture an area of your desktop and save it directly to animated GIF files. Features include: move the screen capture frame while recording, pause and restart recording, with optional inserted text messages, global hotkey (Shift+Space) to toggle pausing while recording, adjustable maximum recording framerate, basic title frame, with or without text, record mouse button presses, display elapsed time in the recording.

You can run multiple LICEcap window simultaneously, even of another LICEcap.

Cross-platform with a version available for Mac OS.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract licecap.exe to a folder of your choice
  2. In this folder, create an empty text file and rename it to licecap.ini
  3. Launch licecap.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GifCam
What's new?
  • LCF: fix crash when error opening output file.
  • GIF: use WDL_FileWrite to write to disk rather than fopen()/_wfopen(), lock files while writing.
  • New icon.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-08-27 11:47

LICEcap version 1.26 is out, changes:
v1.26 - August 26 2015
+ Windows 8.1+ high-DPI fix, thanks to Betsegaw Tadele

Checker on 2015-08-27 19:22

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

Cornflower on 2018-01-18 11:41

This is excellent! I'm already creating demos with it.
Of the 2017 utilities, I use this one and Calculor the most.

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Open++ v1.5.1

Checker on 9 Nov 2014

Open++ is a context-menu shell extension that allows you to quickly open selected files or folders with customizable commands.

Note: Main site offline -- linking to archive.org.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Ability to write to the registry to register the shell extension.
Stealth: ? Yes. Use the "Uninstall" option to deregister the shell extension when finished using Open++.
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch OpenXX.exe
  3. Select the "Install / Uninstall" tab and click on "Install" to register the shell extension
Optionally, for path portability: use the "%OpenXXDir%" argument in the "Program" field. For example, if Open++ is located in x:\apps\open ++ and you want to add a program from the Opera folder, enter %OpenXXDir%\..\opera\opera.exe in the "Program" field.
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freakazoid on 2013-11-28 22:46

@the_watcher - I'm on Win 8.1 and don't use Windows Explorer that often so I can't really verify. I use CubicExplorer.

webfork on 2014-11-09 02:15

billon: updated, thanks

stisev on 2017-04-20 16:04

Does anyone know of a way I could use this as a replacement "Sendto" menu. There's no software I've found that can do it. I would love to make my Sendto menu more portable when reinstalling Windows.

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ImgBurn v2.5.8.0

billon on 25 Feb 2018
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by Ben Laufer

ImgBurn writes most types of image files for CD, DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray burning. It supports the latest writers (including booktype/bitsetting on many of the major ones such as BenQ, LiteOn, NEC, Plextor, Sony etc.). You can also ImgBurn to erase/format your rewritable media.

Includes disc testing, verification (that files are exactly the same as those on the disc) and supports many world languages.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Copy or move the contents of $INSTDIR to a folder of your choice
  3. Create an empty text file in this folder and paste the following:

    [Settings]
    PortableMode=1
    FILELOCATIONS_GraphDataFiles=.\Graph Data Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_ImageFiles=.\Image Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_LogFiles=.\Log Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_ProjectFiles=.\Project Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_QueueFiles=.\Queue Files\

  4. Rename this text file ImgBurn.ini
  5. Finally, launch ImgBurn.exe
Similar/alternative apps: InfraRecorder
What's new? See:
http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=changelog
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fang-face on 2015-04-15 00:52

"Copy or move the contents of $INSTDIR to a folder of your choice":
I just extracted using uniextract (2. try: 7zip, same result). There is no $INSTDIR, only $PLUGINSDIR, SOUNDS and files imgburn.exe, imgburnpreview.exe, readme.txt.
I suppose this altogether is equivalent to $INSTDIR ? At least it seems to work and afterwards the ini is 18KiB and it created dir "Log Files".

smaragdus on 2015-04-15 04:09

I confirm that *fang-face* is right- the extraction of the latest version of ImgBurn (2.5.8.0) with Universal Extractor version 1.6.1 or with 7-Zip version 9.20 doesn't create any '$INSTDIR' directory.

alanc on 2016-09-25 11:58

"Includes disc testing, verification (that files are exactly the same as those on the disc)"

Re verification: I'm not sure, but I think the program only verifies that the burned content is readable. I don't see the source drive active during this process.

I always verify with WinMerge after burning:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1259

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PhotoDemon v7.0.1

webfork on 30 Jun 2019
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

PhotoDemon is a fast, feature-rich photo editor with rotate, resize, crop, etc. and a variety of color, contrast, filters and other graphics tools. The program also allows adding text, a metadata viewer/editor, on-canvas paint tool, layers, screenshot too, and works with common graphics formats including BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF, JP2, JXR, PPM, TGA and WEBP.

The program also supports macro edition and batch processing.

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

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Paint.NET, GIMP Portable, PhotoFiltre
What's new? See:
https://photodemon.org/news/
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-11-11 15:12

@webork - Special Treat...;-)

PhotoDemon v7.0-ß1 07NOV17 Beta release (to supersede current v6.6 dated 08APR15)
http://photodemon.org/

https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=88355#p88355

webfork on 2017-11-19 18:15

@__philippe: It's so far really, really great. I'm tempted to bump up the current version to the beta just because it's such a leap in available features and (so far) quite stable.

TalkOrBell on 2019-07-21 08:07

Hey...ALERT-ALERT! PhotoDemon has improved...If you wander to the nightly builds & DL (7.2.2 AlphaXXX) You getta version with layered PSD support. Tested last night.

So GET IT! Go...Get outa here!!

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Blender v2.83.4 Updated

billon on 5 Aug 2020
  • 230MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by Danilo

Blender is a powerful, integrated 3D creation software suite with character/solids modeling, animation, rendering, rigging, shading, motion tracking and post-processing tools. It lets users create high quality 3D graphics, movies and replay real-time, interactive 3D content. Its features can be extended with a variety of plug-ins, scripts, templates and more.

Cross platform (Mac, Linux). The program has been used for a wide variety of functions, including VFX, video edition, modeling etc.

Alternatively:


Note: Last version for 32-bit systems is 2.80.

Category:
System requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the 2.8x sub-directory, create a new folder and name it config
  3. In this config folder, create an empty text file and name it startup.blend
  4. Launch blender.exe

See this thread for more information.
What's new? See:
https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/Reference/Release_Notes
https://www.blender.org/features/2-83/
Latest comments
webfork on 2012-04-28 23:06

Added a note about films because I watched that Sintel short film created with Blender, which was in some areas even better than the work Pixar and Dreamworks are putting out commercially.

Checker on 2012-10-03 18:17

Watch Blender's fourth Open Movie "Tears of Steel" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6MlUcmOul8

Checker on 2015-09-18 18:21

If you want to try: v2.76 rc-1 ( http://www.blender.org/ )

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fre:ac v1.1.2b Updated

billon on 9 Jul 2020
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Healey

fre:ac (pronounced "freak") is a feature-rich audio tool set featuring audio encoding and conversion, CD ripper, playlist and metadata editor. The program supports most popular audio formats such as MP3, M4A, WMA, OGG and FLAC, as well as support for a long list of additional converters such as Quicktime and Shorten. For CDs, the program supports reliable conversion (CD Paranoia), online databases (CDDB/freedb) and CDText, automatically writing song information metadata. The program is optimized for multi-core systems, making conversions as fast as possible.

Cross-platform (Mac, Linux, FreeBSD). Available in many world languages. Alternatively, fre:ac Portable automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete translator.exe, unnecessary language and manual files. Launch freac.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CUETools, LameXP
What's new? See:
https://github.com/enzo1982/freac/releases
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-07-28 15:22

fre:ac 1.0.22 is out- http://sourceforge.net/projects/bonkenc/files/

Checker on 2014-07-28 16:10

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2016-12-05 14:51

I prefer freac snapshots to freac stable because the snapshots support more encoders (including the best one- OptimFROG, Monkey's Audio, WavPack, etc).

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WhoIsConnectedSniffer v1.25 Updated

billon on 30 Jul 2020
  • 341KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

WhoIsConnectedSniffer is a network discovery tool that listens to network packets on your network adapter using a capture driver (WinpCap or MS network monitor) and accumulates a list of computer and devices currently connected to your network. WhoIsConnectedSniffer uses various protocols to detect the computers connected to your network, including ARP, UDP, DHCP, mDNS and BROWSER.

For every detected computer or device, the following information is displayed: (Some of the fields might be empty if the information cannot be found inside the packets) IP Address, MAC Address, name of the device/computer, description, Operating System, Network Adapter Company, IPv6 Address.

After collecting the connected computers/devices information, you can easily export the list to tab-delimited/comma-delimited/xml/html file.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Capture driver (WinPcap capture driver or Network Monitor driver)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WhoIsConnectedSniffer.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Load From Capture File' option, which allows you to load the list of computers and devices on your network from a capture file (WinPcap capture file or Microsoft Network Monitor 3.x capture file).
Latest comments
vmars316 on 2018-09-16 20:20

Hmm..
Win 10 x64
Can't get past the 'Capture Options' screen . ie. No Go .

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QTranslate v6.7.5.1

billon on 19 Mar 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Mar 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

QTranslate is a front-end for various translation websites. Open the main window to enter or paste text or simply select text and press a hotkey for a popup translation window. The program also has the ability to search in offline XDXF dictionaries, speech recognition, text to speech synthesis, image text recognition, spell checking, virtual keyboard, search the web and more.

Supported translation services are Google Translate, Bing Translator, Promt, Babylon, Yandex.Translate, youdao, Baidu, Naver and DeepL; dictionaries: ABBYY Lingvo Live, Babylon Dictionary, Google, ImTranslator, Multitran, Oxford Learner Dictionary, Reverso, Urban Dictionary, Wikipedia and WordReference.

Although the hotkeys can be modified, the following are available by default:

  • Show the translation window: CTRL+Q (press CTRL twice for the main window)
  • Speak text: Ctrl+E
  • Perform a web search: Ctrl+W

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Internet Connection
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete License.rtf, and unnecessary locales and themes
  3. Launch QTranslate.exe
What's new?
  • Fixed: Microsoft service.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-03-13 12:53

@__philippe
I never ever thought of using the installer, I was just testing the download link- the problem with the installer download doesn't appear for the first time. However both primary download links (installer & archive) work fine now.
Thanks to the developer for maintaining and improving the program and for not ruining the interface (so far) like many other freeware developers did recently.

__philippe on 2017-03-13 13:34

@smaragdus

Just teasing, of course...;-)

hamasaki on 2018-07-15 22:43

Download error:

"This application is temporarily over its serving quota. Please try again later."

Seems to happen from time to time. Looks like this guy needs a better hosting package.

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Tor Browser v9.5.3 Updated

billon on 28 Jul 2020
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by M@tty

Tor Browser enables secure, anonymous web access to help bypass various forms of censorship, region-blocking, and tracking. The program uses a modified version of the Firefox ESR browser with additional privacy and security features, including always-on access to an anonymous network and no usage history.

Components include the Vidalia Tor client and the NoScript and HTTPS Everywhere add-ons to enhance privacy. The program is the official browser bundle from the makers of Tor.

Functional in 64-bit. Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer, launch, and extract a folder of your choice
  2. Launch Start Tor Browser
  3. When prompted, uncheck the option to add items to your Desktop or Start Menu and then answer a few quick questions about your connection
Similar/alternative apps: Advanced Onion Router
What's new? See:
https://blog.torproject.org/category/tags/tor-browser
Latest comments
ronbo on 2015-06-16 13:40

Version 4.5.2 available.

smaragdus on 2015-09-05 03:36

I needed to connect to an onion site and downloaded the latest version (5.0.2) but Australis makes Tor Browser absolutely terrible and unusable- I do not want to install heaps of add-ons just to restore features the Mozilla idiots removed. I had an earlier version of Tor Browser (3.6.0- before the advent of the abominable Australis) but the perpetual blinking of the Tor button urging for update is unbearable and cannot be disabled. It can be removed from the tool-bar but this way one cannot acquire new identities.

rbon on 2018-09-22 16:46

Starting from version 8.0 Tor project builds both version of TorBrowser: 32 bit and 64 bit.
- TorBrowser page: https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html
- TorBrowser repository: https://dist.torproject.org/torbrowser/8.0.1/
So You can add on description the link for download 64 bit version 'torbrowser-install-win64-8.0.1_en-US.exe'

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SQLiteSpy v1.9.13

billon on 1 Mar 2019
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by MarcoNovaro

SQLiteSpy is a fast and compact database manager for SQLite. It reads SQLite 3 files and executes SQL against them with a graphical user interface that makes it very easy to explore, analyze and manipulate those databases.

Category:
System requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SQLiteSpy.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.yunqa.de/delphi/products/sqlitespy/history
Latest comments
bro on 2012-01-26 19:32

@ReDeX I've tried SQLite Administrator for a few minutes... It comes in a zip file with needed sqlite dlls and it has no settings except language so it could be used from a USB drive. But it's not stealth, it registers itself to open .sdb files and a few others. It also has no unicode support as I can see. I couldn't find out where he stores language option setting... In trying to find that out, I have only found out that it doesn't work at all on my second computer... Don't know why though, I have genuine xp sp3 on that computer...

bro on 2012-02-08 13:49

Sorry about the off topic again...
I found out where SQLite Administrator saves settings (in %APPDATA% by default), but it checks for sqliteadmin.ini in application directory first.

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Media Player Classic - Home Cinema v1.7.13

SYSTEM on 21 Jan 2018
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by Rick

Media Player Classic - Home Cinema (MPC-HC) is a lightweight player with broad format support. It includes keyboard shortcuts, audio/video controls, a web interface for remote control and more. The program is derived from Media Player Classic (MPC), a media player that mimics the interface of Windows Media Player 6.4, and adds support for EVR rendering, H.264 and VC-1 video hardware acceleration, bugfixes, additional languages, decoders and more.

Alternatively, there is an unofficial updated build.

Versions from WinPenPack and PortableApps are also available: X-MediaPlayerClassic_HomeCinema and Media Player Classic - Home Cinema Portable.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP or 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary language files
  3. Create an empty text file and name it mpc-hc.ini or mpc-hc64.ini
  4. Launch mpc-hc.exe or mpc-hc64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SMPlayer
What's new? See:
https://mpc-hc.org/changelog/
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-04-05 15:45

@starshakur

.ini fixed, innit ? ...;-)

billon on 2017-07-16 19:12

"v1.7.13, the latest, and probably the last release of our project…"
:(

MIKLO on 2017-08-26 13:58

No matter what IMO Media Player Classic has always been, and will always be the best overall Media Player. I've been using for a very long time on many different OS's and it fulfilled my needs on all of them. I like the look and all the rest, maybe I'm being partial but so what it works 4me :) Great job by the makers so thanks for the hard work.
MIKLO

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mp3DirectCut v2.30 Updated

billon on 22 Jun 2020
  • 562KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

mp3DirectCut is a small tool for editing MPEG audio directly. You can remove parts, change the volume, split files or copy regions to new files, all without the need to decompress your MP3 into PCM/WAV. This saves work, encoding time and disk space. In addition, there is no quality loss to edited files.

Category:
System requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Optionally:
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete License.txt and unnecessary language files
  3. Launch mp3DirectCut.exe
What's new?
  • Cue sheet load problem fixed.
  • Longer delay time for tooltips.
  • Check for overdrive function (Normalize).
  • Fixed garbage bytes on VBR header creation.
  • Some corrections.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-10-01 00:47

There is a new version of mp3DirectCut- 2.21, but I do not like the new icon and will stick to mp3DirectCut 2.20. I do not get it why all developers embrace the ugly and unbearable M$ flat design.

Specular on 2016-02-20 12:47

In v2.22 there's a 'Configuration Storage' setting under Prefs>Folders. By default it's unchecked. Does it need to be enabled for portable use?

j7n on 2017-04-06 22:59

The new "flat" design with similar monochrome icons is a step back in usability. Normal appearance, apart from grouping of toolbar buttons, can be restored under Configuration -> Layout.

The program is a good tool for trimming old MP3 encodes without incurring further quality loss. Glitches are avoided if the MP3 is upconverted to 320 kbit beforehand with MP3Packer.

I wish it also supported common simple video soundtrack formats.

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Notepad++ v7.8.9 Updated

billon on 16 Jul 2020
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Notepad++ is a tabbed source code editor and Notepad replacement with a customizable interface. Includes source code "folding", allowing users to quickly reduce and expand sections of code to see the overall document. In addition, it features multi-language syntax highlighting, auto-completion, Perl-compatible regular expression search/replace, macro recording and playback, document map etc.

A host of additional functionality is available via the plugins admin view, including tools for file analysis, programming languages, viewers, calculations, user interface and many more.

Alternatively, X-Notepad++ and Notepad++ Portable clean the local folder.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP or 7z package according to your OS and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary localization files
  3. Launch notepad++.exe
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, PSPad, EditPad Lite
What's new? See:
https://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/
Latest comments
xor on 2020-01-30 12:44

Still missing Emmet 64-bit since long ago and forever

rbon on 2020-04-21 15:32

Notepad++ 7.8.6 has been released.
- web site for download (32/64 bit installer/portable/minimalist) and changelog: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/downloads/v7.8.6/

Special on 2020-04-21 16:28

Relax, it's been only a few hours.

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BlueScreenView v1.55

billon on 16 May 2018
  • 95KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

BlueScreenView scans all your minidump files created during 'blue screen of death' crashes and displays the information about all crashes in one table. For each crash, BlueScreenView displays the minidump filename, the date/time of the crash, the basic crash information displayed in the blue screen (Bug Check Code and 4 parameters) and the details of the driver or module that possibly caused the crash (filename, product name, file description and file version).

This program is useful for both developers and non-programmers to determine both the cause and possible workarounds for major crashes.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 BlueScreenView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added Drag & Drop support: You can now drag a single MiniDump file from Explorer into the main window of BlueScreenView.
  • Fixed bug: BlueScreenView failed to remember the last size/position of the main window if it was not located in the primary monitor.
Latest comments
Mark on 2010-08-17 14:24

Great tool, and a utility that Windows Admin Tools should have by default. Disabling automatic restart and writing down error codes is one thing, but this is so useful when helpful other users who often fail to record the correct information -- and saves them doing so when installed. Two thumbs up.

webfork on 2012-07-24 18:45

Saw this tool getting used recently by high-level tech support folks. Definitely an important tool for Windows diagnosis.

webfork on 2013-03-30 02:24

Finally had a real need for this -- helped me track down a program that was misbehaving and causing a whole-system crash. Saved a whole lot of time when dealing with support. Wonderful.

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RegistryViewer v1.3

billon on 12 Aug 2019
  • 970KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by Ennovy

RegistryViewer can open raw Windows registry hive files. The file structure is shown similar to the Windows' own Registry editor and folders, keys, and values can be searched with values can displayed in hexadecimal form.

The registry files can be opened with drag-and-drop and all registry files including SYSTEM, SOFTWARE, SAM, NTUSER.DAT, SECURITY, USERDIFF and DEFAULT are supported.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RegView.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files and flags images.
Similar/alternative apps: Windows Registry Recovery, RawReg
What's new?
  • The selected key and its subkeys could be exported to a registry file (.reg), which is compatible with the Windows Registry Editor.
Latest comments
Specular on 2018-07-09 00:37

Used this program to successfully extract keys from an older backup of the Registry hive files. Followed an online guide which recommended it since it automatically tweaks the exported key file with the correct path for importing into the registry.

FireRabbit on 2019-08-12 15:55

Link dead program no longer listed on website

FireRabbit on 2019-08-12 15:58

Update it's found on the directory page for old software:
https://www.gaijin.at/en/download-directory?dir=old_software

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OpenedFilesView v1.86

billon on 12 Sep 2018
  • 105KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Sep 2018
  • Suggested by milentechie

OpenedFilesView displays the list of all opened files on your system. For each opened file, the handle value, read/write/delete access, file position, the process that opened the file etc. are displayed. You can also close one or more opened files, or terminate the processes that opened these files. This is particularly handy when you are trying to delete/move/open a file and Windows complains that the file is "locked".

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_NIRSOFTOPENEDFILESDRIVER
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract a folder of your choice. Launch OpenedFilesView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed OpenedFilesView to send the data to stdout when specifying an empty string (e.g.: OpenedFilesView.exe /scomma "").
Latest comments
Mark on 2011-02-20 09:13

There is a 64-bit version available:

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ofview-x64.zip

MIKLO on 2016-05-12 14:49

A very helpful program thanks for the hard work to develop this.
MIKLO

misan on 2016-05-13 16:45

It's a ~ GUI for openfiles.exe.
Nir Sofer gives us so many (to many?!)~ GUIs.
TU.

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CPU-Z v1.92.2 Updated

billon on 12 Jun 2020

CPU-Z gathers and displays information on some of the main components of the machine, including CPU, motherboard, memory, GPU and operating system.

Category:
System requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cpuz_x32.exe or cpuz_x64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optional: To disable update check, edit cpuz.ini and change CheckUpdates=1 to CheckUpdates=0
What's new?
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 5 3600XT.
  • AMD B550 chipset.
  • Hygon processors preliminary support.
Latest comments
dany on 2011-10-27 15:15

@Cattleya: Make sure you download the zip package, because the installer does the following:
"The kernel mode driver used by CPU-Z is installed on the system, that avoids to install / remove it at every run."
The portable version leaves no driver behind, just tested it.

@kc: I used to do sysadmin for a small non-profit org. 7 pc's and 2 printers, no big deal. I carried all my tools on a pendrive. Off course I had admin-rights, but this is a typical scenario a lot of us are in, so it's not entirely useless, portable is the way to go for sysadmins ;)

kleinkinstein on 2014-03-22 13:09

CPUZ is old, tired and practically useless. It's heyday was about six years ago. Speccy is a must for today.

appsuser on 2019-09-03 23:47

The customized versions for different board manufacturers (on the home page) are also portable (download the zip package). The customized versions include the manufacturer's logo as a window background and theme.

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SumatraPDF v3.2

billon on 16 Mar 2020
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Mar 2020
  • Suggested by Darkbee

SumatraPDF is a lightweight, tabbed document reader for a variety of formats. Includes a wide variety of views including table of contents, rotation, facing pages, book view (2 pages side-by-side), full screen and presentation mode. Includes support for bookmarks, command-line arguments, hotkeys, and more. Additionally, SumatraPDF can function as a portable browser plugin. Supported formats include PDF, eBooks (EPUB, MOBI, FB2/FB2Z, PDB, TCR), Comic Books (CBZ/CBR/CBT/CB7Z), DJVU, CHM, XPS, TXT, images (JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, J2K, WEBP, TGA) and PostScript documents (PS/EPS, AI, PRN - requires Ghostscript).

Alternatively, Sumatra Portable adjusts recently used and most used file paths.

Category:
System requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SumatraPDF.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: STDU Viewer
What's new?
  • Upgraded core PDF parsing rendering to latest version of mupdf. Faster, less bugs.
  • Support for multiple windows.
  • Improved management of favorites.
  • Dropped support for Windows XP. Use 3.1.2 on XP.
Latest comments
ripu on 2015-12-24 06:46

Ignore my previous comment. I am an idiot. It actually uses an old version of Sumatra, which was faster and lighter.

Midas on 2015-12-24 15:59

@ripu: you shouldn't be so hard on yourself, mistakes happen. :)

KJO on 2020-03-15 20:45

Version 3.2 (2020) no longer supports XP (last XP version is 3.1.2)

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AdiIRC v3.8

billon on 24 Mar 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Mar 2020
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

AdiIRC is an IRC client with multi-server support and a customizable interface. It offers all the standard IRC features including private chats, basic Identd features, system informations, SSL, IPv6, chat logging and DCC Chat/Transfers.

It also offers now playing support for various media players, advanced scripting, themes, MTS themes, plugins, and dockable/undockable activity monitors that lets you monitor many channels at once.

Note: Additional Themes and Language files are available from the homepage.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or 4.5+
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AdiIRC.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: KVIrc Portable, HydraIRC, PChat, HexChat
What's new? See:
https://www.adiirc.com/download.php?v=3.8
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2015-04-02 04:37

This feature (Favorites) is already planned, yes.

smaragdus on 2016-10-04 21:35

@joby_toss
"Added server favorites menu"
Is this what you needed? ;)

joby_toss on 2016-10-05 13:04

It might be, but I have no idea how it works (always greyed-out)... :)

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PassMark OSFMount v2.0.1001

billon on 7 Apr 2019
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Stone Tablet

OSFMount is a collection of virtual drive tools that allows mounting local disk image files as a drive letter, RAM disks and mounting CD or DVD images (for simplicity or speed). Supported image types include IMG, DD, ISO, BIN, NRG, SDI, AFF, AFM, AFD, VMDK (used by VMware), VHD (Virtual PC) and more.

The program is ideal for machines without a CD/DVD drive and, as most images are bit-for-bit copies of disk partitions, many programs will treat them as the real thing, enabling programs that require a program disc. For disk images, the program can give access to these files without booting or other required visualization software. RAM disks have a variety of uses including high speed caches, programs with frequent/intense disk reads/writes and some database applications.

Command line tools are also included.

Note: The developer warns: "it is recommended that 64-bit Windows is used when large disk image files are to be mounted."

Category:
System requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_OSFMOUNT

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\OSFMount
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the files in {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch OSFMount.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Portable WinCDEmu, DiskInternals Linux Reader
What's new?
  • Updated/added warning and error messages when using format option on command line when specifying a ram drive that is smaller than 260MB.
  • Fixed issue with detecting partitions for ImageUSB images.
  • Microsoft signed OSFMount.sys driver for Windows 10.
Latest comments
skall on 2015-02-23 10:21

whenever i try to mount an image (different formats), the message 'wrong parameter' appears and the new drive is not selectable? i am using the 64bit version and have admin rights.

any hints what might cause this?

i might be wrong, but it seems like this is the only up to date portable virtual cdrom software for win8.1?

Portable Reviewer on 2015-09-15 12:36

@Midas CDmage works like a charm unlike PassMark OSFMount despite "being ancient". Nothing ancient about it. PassMark OSFMount couldn't detect my image file properly as @freakazoid experienced. In fact very few free portable mount tools could handle my image file properly. I'm surprised you don't use CDmage to mount......

billon on 2019-04-07 13:48

Updated to v3.0.1000 and... see more in the forum topic

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USBDeview v3.00 Updated

billon on 4 Aug 2020

USBDeview lists all USB devices plugged into your computer, both current and past. Information on devices includes name/description, type, serial number (for mass storage), the date/time that device was added, Vendor ID, Product ID etc. The program also allows you to disconnect currently connected USB devices as well as uninstall previously used USB devices. The program can be used on a remote computer, as long as you have an admin login to that computer. USBDeview allows you to execute a command from EXE/CMD/BAT file in every time that insert a USB device to your system. USBDeview allows you to test the read/write speed of your USB flash drive.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract a folder of your choice. Launch USBDeview.exe.

Optionally, to show the vendor name and product name of your USB devices, download usb.ids to the same folder.
Similar/alternative apps: USB Oblivion
What's new?
  • Added 4 new columns: 'Install Time', 'First Install Time', 'Connect Time', 'Disconnect Time'.
    • You can view the new fields only when you run USBDeview as Administrator (Elevation). You can run USBDeview as Administrator by pressing Ctrl+F11.
    • 'Install Time' and 'First Install Time' fields are available starting from Windows 7.
    • 'Connect Time' and 'Disconnect Time' fields are available only on Windows 8 and Windows 10.
    • These properties are stored in the Registry under Properties\{83da6326-97a6-4088-9453-a1923f573b29} subkey of every USB device, and only SYSTEM user can read them.
  • Changed the 'Created Date' column to 'Registry Time 1' and the 'Last Plug/Unplug Date' column to 'Registry Time 2'. The change is made because the actual meaning of these timestamps is different from one system to another.
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-12-11 21:32

@MIKLO: USB Oblivion (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2287) does precisely what you mentioned...

MIKLO on 2017-05-25 14:30

@Midas thank you & I have used Oblivion before it is a very good App and works great, I do like better than USBDeview although it also is a very good App. Again that's @Midas for your help and info here and on many other Apps or Software on this site :)
MIKLO

Midas on 2017-05-26 10:25

Glad to be of help. :)

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HashMyFiles v2.36

billon on 21 Aug 2019
  • 95KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Aug 2019
  • Suggested by infimum

HashMyFiles is a small utility that allows you to generate unique file identifiers (hashes) using a variety of popular checks. These can help determine if a file has been modified or corrupted, as well as help determine the file's reputation by submitting to the VirusTotal database for malware analysis.

Formats supported range form fast to secure with CRC32, MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA384 and SHA512. The various hashing information can be saved to a report (text/html/xml) that includes name, path, dates, file size, version and other info.

Category:
System requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 HashMyFiles.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Hash, HashGenerator
What's new?
  • Fixed some problem.
Latest comments
Special on 2019-08-21 10:46

Blows my mind how stagnate NirSoft's programs become, HashMyFiles still doesn't have a way to "Delete files to Recycle Bin" or similar. And all his programs are still plagued with DPI/multi-monitor issues years after reporting about them.

billon on 2019-08-21 20:35

@__philippe:

Fix was about "Explorer context menu" which have absolutely nothing to do with TPFC, so I dared to omit such details

__philippe on 2019-08-22 05:25

@billon

Aha!…Light in the Midst of Darkness…! Ta !
That'll teach me the virtue of first double checking at the very source of any discontent…;-)

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RTMPDumpHelper v1.22

billon on 21 Feb 2018
  • 168KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

RTMPDumpHelper easily downloads video/audio streams used by live streaming websites such as Hulu, justin.tv and others. Open a Web page containing an RTMP-format video stream in your favorite Web browser and, while watching the video, it is saved to your disk automatically as a .FLV or .MP4 file.

Requires proxy server toolkit "RTMPDump toolkit", which must be downloaded separately.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Download the Windows build of RTMPDump toolkit, and extract rtmpsuck.exe and rtmpsrv.exe into the same folder
  3. Launch RTMPDumpHelper.exe
What's new?
  • RTMPDumpHelper now temporary disables the DLL protection mechanism of Firefox in order to load RTMPDumpHelper.dll into Firefox.
    Also, be aware that Firefox is now installed as 64-bit Web browser by default, so you have to use the 64-bit version of RTMPDumpHelper if you have 64-bit system.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-09-17 23:23

For me RTMPDumpHelper is the most useful of all Nir Sofer tools. It is rarely updated but it is still working fine.

freakazoid on 2016-09-17 23:59

I use youtube-dl (command line) almost exclusively nowadays.

TVideoDownloader is a frontend GUI for youtube-dl:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2640

Also, there's some more info about youtube-dl on the forums:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21879

smaragdus on 2016-09-18 18:37

@freakazoid
Thank you for your input. In fact I know TVideoDownloader. I have used another youtube-dl front-end- Moo0 YouTube Downloader:
https://is.gd/2UqwMT
It is not portable (perhaps it can be made portable?) and I update youtube-dl.exe manually. But I have not tested neither TVideoDownloader nor Moo0 YouTube Downloader with RTMP streams- I didn't know that youtube-dl supported RTMP protocol.
Note- I used url shortener because the actual link of Moo0 YouTube Downloader:
http://www.moo0.com/?top=http://www.moo0.com/software/YouTube/
is not shown properly by this site.

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MyEventViewer v2.25

webfork on 30 Jun 2017
  • 92KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by fred65

MyEventViewer is intended as an improved alternative to the standard Windows event viewer. The program allows the viewing of multiple event logs combined into one list, as well as the event description and data in the main window.  The program lets you easily select multiple event items and then save them to HTML/Text/XML file, or copy them to the clipboard (Ctrl+C) and paste them into Excel.

Vista+ users are encouraged to use the updated FullEventLogView utility.

Category:
System requirements: 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 MyEventViewer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FullEventLogView
What's new?
  • Added option to specify time range filter in local time ('Advanced Filter' window).
  • Fixed to save the time range settings to the .cfg file.
Latest comments
Mark on 2010-03-13 19:06

I forgot to mention that heuristic detection only indicates that something MIGHT be amiss, not that there IS something wrong.

zadadka on 2010-05-12 16:44

Connect to (other) computer would be handy.... :)
Still useful though.

NickR on 2011-07-23 00:36

It will Connect to other computer

The link to Nir's site above explains three methods:

'Connecting a remote computer in your network'
'Reading External .evt files'
and a further blog post
'How to connect a remote Windows 7/Vista/XP computer with ...'

Nir's software is always handy :)

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Process Hacker v2.39

billon on 29 Mar 2016

Process Hacker is a feature-packed tool for manipulating processes and services on your computer. Includes a simple, customized tree view, detailed performance graphs, list of network connections, comprehensive process list (including hidden), full control over processes, rootkit termination, and DLL controls.

Alternatively, Process Hacker Portable is stealth.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Settings location is specified by passing the -settings parameter to Process Hacker, together with the full path to the settings file.
Stealth: ? No. To make stealth:
  1. Delete/rename kprocesshacker.sys before launch or start the program with -nokph argument. Note that this will disable some advanced features
  2. Delete/rename plugins\UserNotes.dll before launch. The UserNotes plugin saves its settings in %APPDATA%\Process Hacker 2\usernotesdb.xml
  3. Although there is no automatic update checker, avoid this option in the Help menu as it will leave a trace in the Internet Explorer browser cache
License: GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file named ProcessHacker.exe.settings.xml in the x86 subfolder for 32-bit or x64 for 64-bit
  3. Launch ProcessHacker.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Process Explorer
What's new?
Latest comments
misan on 2016-02-02 17:39

btw the link for the BAT launcher seems to be broken.

SYSTEM on 2016-02-03 07:48

I added a link to Process Hacker Portable.

misan on 2016-02-04 20:15

Thank you.
It's a great app, I personally prefer it over Process Explorer.

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SMPlayer v20.6.0 Updated

billon on 18 Jun 2020
  • 72MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by Jainendra

SMPlayer is a feature-rich, skinnable player that views most media without any dependency on installed codecs, as well as streaming media, Youtube and DVD video. Audio, video and subtitle settings for individual files are all remembered between sessions so you can start again exactly where and how you left off. Supports subtitle downloading, youtube support, audio and subtitles delay adjustment, equalizer, filters, playlist support and much more.

The program is a frontend for MPlayer, mpv and mplayer2 that also works on Linux. Alternatively, X-SMPlayer and SMPlayer Portable (stealth and adjusts paths) are also available.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes. Under Options, Preferences, select Advanced, Advanced, and make sure Pass short filenames (8+3) to MPlayer is selected.
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "portable" 7z package (32- or 64-bit) and extract using a 7-Zip-compatible program to a folder of your choice. Launch smplayer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MPC-HC, VLC, PotPlayer
What's new? See:
https://www.smplayer.info/changes
Latest comments
fullbug on 2016-08-03 21:35

Anyone know how to change skins? Cannot seem to figure that out.....

fullbug on 2016-08-03 21:40

Never mind, figured it out, thank you, great player.....

MIKLO on 2017-05-13 17:04

Been using for a very long time,this software will open and play audio,video when all others fail.
MIKLO

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BulkFileChanger v1.71

billon on 5 Apr 2020
  • 134KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by guinness

BulkFileChanger allows you to gather a list of files via drag-and-drop, explorer, or wild card searches. Users can then execute a command, change properties (time/date/hidden/read-only etc.), export file list, or copy/move files to another location.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 BulkFileChanger.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: The extension column displayed incorrect value when there was a folder with '.' character and filename without extension.
Latest comments
Fredrik Lonn on 2010-10-18 20:54

Good simple program that can bulk shift time + or - for video files for example that has been taken in a different timezone without changing the camera time before the shots.

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RawReg v1.3

billon on 16 Dec 2016
  • 636KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Dec 2011
  • Suggested by joby_toss

RawReg allows to edit offline registry hives. It can be used (for example) to edit BCD hives, NTUSER, software and many other registry hives found inside Windows 2000 and above, including those created by Sandboxie. Information is provided on the physical offset position of each registry key on the hive file, useful for debugging a registry hive with the aid of an hexadecimal editor.

The program can browse the registry, change value data, edit value titles, and show a map with information on the data in each area.

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 RawReg.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Windows Registry Recovery, RegistryViewer

CrystalDiskInfo v8.7.0 Updated

billon on 10 Jul 2020
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by guinness

CrystalDiskInfo monitors disk health status and temperature, monitoring/graphing of S.M.A.R.T. diagnostic information. The program also tells you how many times the hard disk has been turned on and how many hours.

Functional with magnetic and solid state disks.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Internet Explorer 8+
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0+/4.0+ (only for Alert Mail)
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete License folder, DiskInfoA32.exe, DiskInfoA64.exe, gadget folder and unnecessary language files (inside CdiResource directory)
  3. Optionally, delete opus folder, unnecessary themes, AlertMail.exe and AlertMail4.exe
  4. Launch DiskInfo32.exe or DiskInfo64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: PassMark DiskCheckup, HDDScan
What's new?
  • Added:
    • Intel RST NVMe RAID support;
    • Intel Optane Memory support.
  • Fixed UI bug.
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2011-09-01 01:27

it has OpenCandy bundled with it now according to that Gizmo site.

rodger123 on 2012-09-22 17:41

Woked fine on my USB storage drive-Hallers version at portable apps better,cleans up itself,slick program.

SYSTEM on 2012-09-26 14:31

@rodger123: This "worse" version only leaves files in Internet Explorer's cache. IMHO, the overhead caused by PortableApps.com Launcher is not worth it.

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PeaZip v7.3.2 Updated

billon on 23 Jun 2020
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by Yucca

PeaZip is a feature-rich file archiver with broad support for 100+ archive types. The file manager interface includes a hash tool, file wipe, file associations, themes, estimated compression level, system benchmark, image crop/rename and much more. Note that tools setup through the task scheduler are not portable.

Formats supported include most mainstream archive formats, including 7ZIP, ACE (read), BZIP2, CAB, GZIP, MSI (extr.), RAR (extr.), TAR, UPX, ZIP, as well as it's own PEA format.

Cross platform (Linux/BSD) and a 64-bit version is available. Alternatively, PeaZip Portable portablizes bookmarks and includes both 32 and 64-bit versions, automatically using the proper one on each PC.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU LGPL
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch peazip.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: 7-Zip, IZArc, Bandizip
What's new? See:
https://www.peazip.org/changelog.html#latest_software_release
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2014-11-16 17:37

Download link (http://www.peazip.org/peazip-portable.html) raises a 404 "not found" error. Link instead just to http://www.peazip.org/ or to http://peazip.sourceforge.net/peazip-portable.html.

webfork on 2014-11-16 18:56

AndTheWolf: Joby updated, thanks for the note

Happy.Camper2 on 2014-12-24 02:22

My experience with PeaZip is to go to:

HomePage: http://www.peazip.org/
Download Link: http://www.peazip.org/downloads/peazip-5.5.2.WINDOWS.exe

Happy Holidays to everyone :)

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Greenfish Icon Editor Pro v3.6

billon on 15 Sep 2017
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by risk

Greenfish Icon Editor Pro is a tool for creating icons, animated or static cursors and other small images. Can extract icons and cursors from executable files and icon libraries, batch convert image files to icons or other image formats and supports advanced selection handling (marquee, lasso and wand tools, saving/loading selections from files). Offers various gradient styles for filling shapes, and includes many filters such as remove matte, drop shadow, inner/outer glow and bevel etc.

The program opens and saves in ICO, CUR, ANI, PNG, XPM, BMP, JPEG, WebP and TGA formats and creates icons and cursors up to 256x256 @ 32-bit, which can also be PNG-compressed for use in Vista and above.

Include Greenfish Image Converter (for processing TIFF and SVG files), which requires .NET Framework 3.5.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder). Alternatively, a PortableApps version is also available: Greenfish Icon Editor Pro Portable.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch gfie32.exe or gfie64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • New:
    • Linux support;
    • Load/Save WebP, Portable AnyMap and TGA (Targa) files;
    • Contrast adjustment in Exposure dialog.
  • Improved: RGB Formulae (alpha adjustment, new operations).
Latest comments
olliebean on 2013-06-15 14:44

WARNING: this no longer comes as a direct download of the zip, but as an executable downloader which downloads the zip, but in the process you have to decline installation of about four different annoyanceware toolbars and addons. Also the downloader itself is not portable; it leaves folders in AppData.

thepiney on 2013-06-18 21:24

When you click the download link, a page opens with the download, just un-check the "Use our download manager and get recommended downloads" box. You'll get the zip file that you want. My Avast keeps blocking the site/file so I just disabled. After download I checked using VirusTotal and comes up clean.

billon on 2017-04-06 10:17

If you want load/save WebP under XP, DL v.0.5.0 -
https://storage.googleapis.com/downloads.webmproject.org/releases/webp/index.html

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WhatInStartup v1.35

webfork on 19 Jun 2016
  • 79KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jun 2013
  • Suggested by freakazoid

WhatInStartup displays the list of all applications that are loaded automatically when Windows starts up. It allows you to easily disable or delete unwanted programs that runs in your Windows startup. You can use it on your currently running instance of Windows, as well as you can use it on external instance of Windows in another drive. Additionally, the program will "ban" programs from re-adding themselves to startup.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
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 WhatInStartup.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Auto Size Columns+Headers' option.
  • Added x64 build.
Latest comments
webfork on 2010-03-31 17:42

I really didn't think there was anything else a startup program should do but Nirsoft continues to surprise.

-.- on 2010-06-14 20:15

how does this compare to autorun? been using that for a while and just wanted to know, I'll try this one too later if I need it before using autorun

xor on 2016-01-23 23:13

@_._
I currently use AUTORUNS to decrap my Windows startup and I use WHATINSTARTUP to add custom nifty handy dandy startup entries that I need.

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PDF-XChange Viewer v2.5.322.10

webfork on 6 Apr 2019
  • 20MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Dec 2018
  • Suggested by Myles

PDF-XChange Viewer is a feature-rich program that displays multiple PDF documents within a tabbed interface. Edit features include the ability to rotate documents, add comments/annotations to any PDF file, apply custom stamps from any image/PDF file/Windows clipboard, mark-up pages with text and objects, and type directly on any PDF page in "Typewriter" mode.

The program supports exporting to BMP/JPEG/TIFF/PNG etc., or extracting text from a PDF page/file. Additional features include capturing the document with the snapshot tool (copies an area to clipboard), measuring tools for distance, area and perimeter, and more. A recommended picture-to-text OCR plugin is available (thanks Bruce) as is a PDF help file.

Reported as functional on Mac/Linux under WINE. Alternatively, PDF-XChange Viewer Portable adjusts paths, with an OCR plugin and help file available from the website as separate downloads.

Note:

  • This program has mostly been replaced by PDF-XChange Editor (also portable), which has some additional features.
  • For 64-bit, see forum post

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, delete unnecessary language files and install OCR plugin
  3. Launch PDFXCview.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SumatraPDF, PDF-XChange Editor, STDU Viewer
What's new? See:
https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer/history
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-03-27 20:32

FYI, additional languages OCR downloads are available from http://www.tracker-software.com/pdf-xchange-viewer-ocr ...

Mixture on 2017-02-07 16:30

@zorro:
I updated my default PDF viewer (PDF-XChange Viewer 2.5.320) today. Tracker Software still updates the Viewer.
Why don't I use the PDF-XChange Editor? Simple, I need a PDF viewer, not an editor.

PAFuser on 2017-06-30 15:11

Mixture is correct. Only need as viewer with able to add text comment (download utility bills and mark date paid, less paper stored).

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Audacity v2.4.2 Updated

billon on 26 Jun 2020
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Audacity is a multi-track sound recorder and editor with support for most audio formats and sophisticated effects such as noise removal and studio reverb. Users can record live audio, compress or convert file types, as well as cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.

Cross platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Alternatively, Audacity Portable and X-Audacity are also available.

Category:
System requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty folder and name it Portable Settings in the same directory
  3. Launch Audacity.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Wavosaur
What's new? See:
https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Category:Release_Notes
Latest comments
quayden on 2019-02-22 01:16

Keep getting avformat-55.dll error pop up, i download this dll at
https://www.dll-download-system.com/avformat-55_dll.html
however, i think it is old version, can I update ffmpeg now? is it safe? I don't want to crash this software once again.

webfork on 2019-02-22 13:52

@quaden: see the audacityteam.org link on this: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/installing_and_updating_audacity_on_windows.html

qj3328 on 2019-11-07 16:16

Audacity is an outstanding audio recorder and editor. I have used it for a broad range of tasks, from modifying/improving music files to editing video audio tracks and for recording audio tracks than inserted into to video files. It has always been dependable, and is as simple or sophisticated as needed.

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Wireless Network Watcher v2.22 Updated

billon on 21 Jun 2020
  • 409KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by guinness

Wireless Network Watcher scans your wireless or small wired network and displays the list of all computers and devices that are currently connected to your network. For every computer or device that is connected to your network, IP & MAC addresses, the company that manufactured the network card and optionally the computer name are all listed.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 WNetWatcher.exe.

Optionally, download the latest MAC addresses file to the same folder.
What's new?
  • Updated the internal MAC addresses database.
  • Fixed the /cfg command-line option to load the .cfg file from the current directory if full path is not specified.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-09-01 10:09

Wireless Network Watcher 1.72 released.

Checker on 2014-09-01 14:57

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

MIKLO on 2017-08-25 14:16

Nirsoft is the best, this software gives a great view of what's happening on wireless networks. The number of apps from Nirsoft I use on a daily basis makes my computing a whole lot faster and much easier. Keep up the great work Nirsoft.
MIKLO

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PasswordFox v1.66 Updated

billon on 24 Jun 2020
  • 355KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by JohnW

PasswordFox is a small password recovery tool that allows you to view user names and passwords stored by the Mozilla Firefox Web browser. By default, PasswordFox displays the passwords stored in your current profile, but you can easily look at the passwords of any other Firefox profile. For each password entry, the following information is displayed: Record Index, Web Site, User Name, Password, User Name Field, Password Field and the Signons filename.

If a "master" password has been set, this must be entered before information can be viewed.

A 64-bit version is available (for use with Firefox 64-bit and Waterfox).

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 PasswordFox.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WebBrowserPassView
What's new?
  • Fixed to decrypt passwords of Firefox profile that uses both 3DES and AES-256.
Latest comments
JR on 2010-09-07 06:26

This has been flagged as malware by AVG and other programs.

AdrianK_IT on 2012-05-05 13:30

This is one of the NirSoft utilities, and trustworthy. It is flagged as malware as it clearly can be used for malicious reasons ie extract passwords for nefarious purposes. However, it can also be used for good reasons ie extract passwords for recovery purposes etc!
I have learnt to temporarily disable 'real time protection' in AV software when downloading/moving/using these utilities.
I also use them as a simple test of AV software effectiveness; if it doesn't pick up these utilities as potentially malicious, then the AV software is clearly useless!

ixz on 2014-05-06 15:20

anyone got this working together with firefox portable? i read that it is possible when pointing to the profile folder but it just fails here.

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ServiWin v1.71

billon on 15 Jan 2018
  • 80KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

ServiWin utility displays and provides access to controls for a list of installed drivers and services on your system. For some, a variety of information is displayed such as file description, version, product name, company that created the driver file and more. The program allows the stop, start, restart, pause and continue function of a service or driver, as well as changing the startup type of service or driver (automatic, manual, disabled, boot or system).

A list of services and drivers can be saved to file or a view HTML report of installed services/drivers can be opened in your default browser.

Category:
System requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 serviwin.exe.
What's new?
  • Added option to export services/drivers list of external drive from command-line, for example:
    ServiWin.exe /shtml services "c:\temp\serv.html" K:\Windows.
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navi on 2010-10-29 23:32

this should be great!..

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Detect It Easy v3.00 Updated

billon on 1 Aug 2020
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by zzz

Detect It Easy (DIE) is a packer identifier in order to help define a file type. Comes in handy to analyze a file, determine its type and packer.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch die.exe.
What's new? See:
https://n10info.blogspot.com/search/label/Detect It Easy
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juverax on 2018-08-04 09:27

Detect It Easyv2.00
I checked two files in virustotal:
1) die.exe virustotal = 4/67 https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/3933bcc5ab10f3fc065c982d6b035af28aa10a33d2861e2c12896f960dae0ac8/detection
2) diel.exe virustotal = 3/66
https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/2f5b85c917cdc837fa93b3bd33adb5560084f4479d521256a52bc67d7b23540d/detection

Since the author also releases the source code, it must be false positives.

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MultiMonitorTool v1.96

billon on 29 Sep 2019
  • 278KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Sep 2019
  • Suggested by Checker

MultiMonitorTool allows a variety of monitor setting tweaks including disable/enable monitors, set primary monitor, save/load all monitors configs and move windows from one monitor to another. The program also provides a preview window, which allows you to view a preview of all attached monitors.

Command-line features are available.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 MultiMonitorTool.exe.
What's new?
  • When trying to enable a monitor from command-line (/enable command) using the monitor number (e.g.: /enable 2 or /enable \\.\DISPLAY1), MultiMonitorTool now tries to enable the monitor even if it cannot be found in the monitors list.
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fpelletier on 2012-07-18 15:32

As I use the rotate monitor multiple times a day, it would be great to control monitor rotation too.

fpelletier on 2012-07-18 15:37

Without playing with it, it seems to me that if I take the time to do the math, that the Left-Top and Right-Bottom field values will control rotation, however, it is currently a bit cumbersome. If there were a toolbar button for clockwise and another for counter-clockwise, that would be great. Oh, BTW, great tool!

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