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Q-Dir v8.93 Updated

billon on 21 Sep 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Sep 2020
  • 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:
Runs on: 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? See:
https://softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/Q-Dir/History
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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CCleaner Free v5.71.7971 Updated Adware

billon on 14 Sep 2020
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Ennovy

NOTE: Recent press about CCleaner indicates it may represent a privacy concern.

CCleaner is a feature-rich system optimization and privacy tool. The program cleans unused, temporary and log files from your system, as well as traces of online activities such as Internet history and flash cookies. The program contains startup controls for Windows, major internet browsers and context menu entries. Includes a separate registry cleaner, duplicate search, system restore tool and can wipe both deleted files and drive free space for security.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder). Monitoring functions are only available in the pro version.

Additional cleaner rules can be using an unofficial set of community-developed set. It should be noted that many of these rules are alpha and the developers will not provide support for these rules, a thread in the users forum is dedicated to supporting the add-on rules.

Alternatively, ccPortable is also available.

Category:
Runs on: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete License.txt and unnecessary language files
  3. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS)

If the "Portable" ZIP package is not yet available:
  1. Download the installer and extract CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe and necessary language files using 7-Zip to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a file named ccleaner.ini in the same folder
  3. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS)

Don't forget to disable usage data sharing in 'Options' - 'Privacy'.
Similar/alternative apps: BleachBit, PrivaZer
What's new? See:
https://www.ccleaner.com/knowledge?c=release-announcement
https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/version-history
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2018-08-04 10:49

portableapps.com has 5.45.6611 (Date Updated: 2018-07-26, product version: 5.545.190.6611), Aug 3 version (above) is 5.44.6575 download (64bit) is 5.44.162.6575. Is this an update?

Special on 2018-08-04 15:43

5.45 was officially pulled and replaced back with 5.44, so yes.

camilasaunder89 on 2020-08-11 03:15

It is a nice tool. All I can say is that my system is relieved from extra files which were making my system slow.

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DriverView v1.50 Updated

billon on 7 Sep 2020
  • 66KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by guinness

DriverView displays the list of all device drivers currently loaded on your system. For each driver in the list, additional useful information is displayed: load address of the driver, description, version, product name, company that created the driver, and more.

Category:
Runs on: 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 DriverView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: On 64-bit systems, DriverView always displayed zero in the upper 32-bits of the memory address instead of the correct value.

Pale Moon Portable v28.13.0 Updated

billon on 4 Sep 2020
  • 49MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by infimum

Pale Moon is a fork of a previous version of Firefox focusing on efficiency and ease of use. Unlike Firefox, there is no support for accessibility features or parental controls.

Category:
Runs on: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves the following empty folders behind:
  • %appdata%\Mozilla
  • %appdata%\Mozilla\Extensions
  • %appdata%\Moonchild Productions
  • %appdata%\Moonchild Productions\Pale Moon
Unicode support: Yes
License: MPL v. 2.0 + redistribution restrictions
How to extract: Download the "Portable" self-extracting package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Palemoon-Portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Firefox Portable, SeaMonkey Portable, K-Meleon
What's new? See:
https://www.palemoon.org/releasenotes.shtml
Latest comments
Happy.Camper2 on 2018-12-06 21:43

Happy Holidays To You All :)
Just wondering...Do any of you fine folks have the Palemoon Portable Browser v28 installed on a Vista Home Premium 32-bit OS?
Well, if you do, would you please tell me how? I've DL'ed a couple of v28's and installed them and they wouldn't launch.
To my knowledge of what I've been reading, Palemoon v28+ is for Windows 7+.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Moon_%28web_browser%29

Please tell me your tips & tricks so I can go back to using Palemoon. Thanks so much.

Take care.

freakazoid on 2018-12-08 22:06

@Happy.Camper2 - You can probably use New Moon by Roy Tam. Check the MSFN forums for a link.

qj3328 on 2019-10-31 01:02

Pale Moon has become my default and favorite browser. It is laid out for the convenience of users rather than being handicapped to keep up with the latest in look, touch and feel that kills productivity. Pale Moon is for those that want to get work done, with as little time as possible lost to the eternal quest to locate moved, missing or deleted features that are too common in other browsers at every update. As for all browsers, sometimes pages are not rendered correctly and if so, I just jump briefly to a different browser - but I always end up returning to Pale Moon. In recent years the collection of Pale Moon-specific add-ons has increased dramatically, making it a fine substitute for Firefox.

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XMPlay Portable v3.8.5 Updated

billon on 3 Sep 2020
  • 626KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Ed Brownstein

XMPlay is a skinnable audio player that plays all major audio formats and includes gapless playback, effects, equalizer, net streaming. More features are available using plugins, including visualizations, more format support, cover art and more. Note that the library and playlist will not work as you change PCs.

Can play MP3, WMA, M4A, OGG and more, as well as output to WAV, MP3 OGG etc. (via external encoders).

Alternatively, XMPlay is natively portable but does not automatically adjust library and playlist paths: download the ZIP package, extract to a folder of your choice and launch xmplay.exe.
Also, you can always download the "Latest stuff" version.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch XMPlayPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: foobar2000
What's new?
  • Improved support for filetype association on Windows 10.
  • Optional capitalisation of tag names in "Message" info.
  • Playback position is included in tray icon tooltip.
  • "Save track position upon closing" option now applies when paused/stopped too.
  • Relative paths in saved playlists now use ".." to traverse parent folders.
  • Saved playlists can be set to use back or forward slashes in paths.
  • Bringing XMPlay to foreground when opening files from Windows Explorer is now optional.
  • M3U8 extension added to filetype association options.
  • Detection of OPL instruments in OMPT files.
  • Optional checking for beta updates.
  • Fix to stop paused playback auto-resuming after system sleep.
  • Fix for soundcard detection in Windows 10 v2004 ("Microsoft Sound Mapper" renamed to "Default").
  • Fix/workaround for HE-AAC seeking bug in Windows 10 AAC decoder.
Latest comments
TP109 on 2015-01-03 03:45

@smaragdus Thanks. I downloaded it. BTW, XMPlay archives older versions here: https://support.xmplay.com/files.php?id=20

The problem seems to be related to plugins. It's working now. See post at un4seen forums here:
http://www.un4seen.com/forum/?topic=16287.0

Checker on 2016-02-26 18:34

There's a v3.8.2.3 available.
See: http://www.un4seen.com/

dbonnell1972 on 2016-12-08 17:11

I used to use WinAmp (over the years became bloated and tool forever to load), then tried Cool Player (good, but not enough features for me). XM Player is the perfect balance - super fast, reliable (so far), flexible, and customizable. J.U.S.T. Perfect!

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AIMP v4.70.2227 Updated

billon on 1 Sep 2020
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by eldad

AIMP is a skinnable audio player similar to Winamp that supports most audio formats, as well as Internet radio. Features include a music library, mini-player, colorizing of individual skins, visualizations, smart playlists, global hotkeys, and plug-ins capability. Filters/effects include equalizer, reverb, normalization, voice remover, speed changes and more.

The includes a built-in audio converter, tag editor, alarm clock, and auto-shutdown.

Alternatively, AIMP Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
Runs on: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes to registry if run with admin rights. See this forum thread.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "No Installer" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary language files
  3. Launch AIMP.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Winyl, Xion
What's new? See:
https://www.aimp.ru/?do=changelog
Latest comments
fullbug on 2016-04-18 14:15

Great player! Thanx for sharing....

MIKLO on 2016-06-03 11:47

smaragdus REALLY? wow I didn't realize that looks over substance was so important to sum people. Now I'm curious what others think about the "looks" of V4 or if most just don't care like me, please don't misunderstand I understand how you feel its just foreign 2me is all I'm saying. Of course if V3 suits your needs then by all means that's the correct version for you to use, no matter what I or others think. Enjoy.:)
MIKLO

Peter202 on 2016-11-06 10:52

Is it possible to disable the ID3v1 tagging? It's messing up the grouping of my mp3 files when i import them in the library.

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FastCopy v3.92 Updated

billon on 2 Aug 2020
  • 705KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Aug 2020
  • 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 packages the last open source version as FastCopy Portable.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and launch the installer
  2. Select 'Extract only' (ether 'For x86' or 'For x64') during the process and extract to a folder of your choice
  3. Delete everything except FastCopy.exe and FastCopy.chm (in the doc folder)
  4. Launch FastCopy.exe
What's new? See:
https://fastcopy.jp/help/fastcopy_eng.htm#history
Latest comments
JudyGarland on 2018-11-04 15:19

@webfork: FC 3.60 - please update 'How to extract' section - zip package is not available anymore.

tman on 2018-11-04 23:20

JudyGarland - What about that low level access in ver.3.54? Was it doing anything bad?

rb161 on 2019-06-13 13:01

Very handy for big copying jobs. It lets you carry on working without the transfer bogging down everything else.

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Mp3tag v3.02 Updated

billon on 11 Jul 2020
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by tedpoe

Mp3tag views, edits and filters metadata for common audio formats. Information can be manually added, removed, imported and exported to a variety of formats. The program supports online freedb database lookups for selected files, allowing you to automatically gather proper tag information for select files or CDs. It can also rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words from tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists and more.

The program can even generate playlists from provided audio files. Supports ID3, Vorbis Comments, APE, MP4 and TAK Lossless.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. When prompted, select "Portable Installation" and "install" to a folder of your choice
  3. Delete Mp3tagSetup.ini, unnecessary language files and flag icons
  4. Launch Mp3tag.exe
Similar/alternative apps: TagScanner
What's new? See:
https://www.mp3tag.de/en/changelog.html
Latest comments
PacMan13x on 2016-11-13 19:22

Wow it works! I tried the latest at the time of writing this comment Mp3tag v2.79 and 7-zip v16.04 on Windows 7. Thank you tedpoe!!

denzi on 2016-12-01 01:36

Extract with 7-zip 16.04 (.paf.exe), but run Mp3tag without add folder and file named "mp3tag.cfg" is okay, added folder and file named "mp3tag.cfg", Mp3tag show "Access denied"

gbrao on 2017-02-17 12:15

[2017-02-17] REL: VERSION 2.81

[2016-12-11] NEW: added portable installation mode that stores settings in application directory and doesn't write information to the registry.

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TagScanner v6.1.5 Updated

billon on 1 Jul 2020
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jul 2020
  • 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:
Runs on: 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? See:
https://www.xdlab.ru/en/history.htm
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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AllDup v4.4.34

billon on 21 Jun 2020
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by guinness

AllDup removes duplicate files from one or multiple directories and includes a preview function using Windows own tools (IE, MediaPlayer and WordPad). Can find duplicates by file name, file extension, file content, file dates, file attributes. The program can also help identify and remove music and or image files that are not only slightly different.

Multiple files, directories, and drives can all be scanned, as well as ZIP or RAR archives (with an optional file size limit), along with filters for file types and/or folders.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AllDupPortable.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See:
http://alldup.de/alldup_help/alldup_version.php
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-02-16 20:12

@Prime: Unknown. Anyway, just rechecked the status and the current license info is correct.

MIKLO on 2017-10-12 15:04

Working as "freeware" for me :) very nice software does all I want and more thanks for job well done.
MIKLO

Special on 2018-12-23 20:30

It seems that with v4.2.0 it now phone home no matter what on every startup, 4.1.8 didn't do this and yes, the option "Check for updates on startup" is disabled.

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UNetbootin v6.81

billon on 11 Jun 2020
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by donald

UNetbootin allows you to create a bootable operating system on a USB drive without burning a CD. Can use regular ISO files or download from any of the major Linux and FreeBSD distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, NetBSD, etc.) as well as bootable system utilities for repair, recovery, testing and more.

Also available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
Runs on: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download unetbootin-windows-xxx.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal USB Installer, Rufus
What's new? See:
https://github.com/unetbootin/unetbootin/commits/master
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2013-07-27 00:36

up to version 5.85 now at sourceforge.

TP109 on 2014-11-26 02:56

This is ideal for installing Linux distros. Has worked flawlessly so far. Can't say the same for similar apps.

webfork on 2016-10-10 22:00

I used this program successfully to get Ubuntu set up on an old Mac.

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PicPick v5.1.1

billon on 10 Jun 2020
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by Cornflower

PicPick is a versatile all-in-one tool for images on the desktop. Includes a powerful screen capture tool, editor, color picker and palette, pixel ruler, protractor, crosshair, whiteboard and more. Can upload images automatically to FTP, Facebook, Twitter, default e-mail program, or send to installed Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint).

Alternatively, PicPick Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves picpick in APPDATA, Cloud Explorer in LOCALAPPDATA, and picpick in ALLUSERSAPPDATA.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use. Note that without a blank picpick.ini file, the program will offer optional installation of the Bing toolbar.
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create a blank file called picpick.ini in the same folder. Launch picpick.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX
What's new?
  • Better support for high-DPI devices.
  • Fixed:
    • The magnifier is too small on specific devices;
    • An issue on multi monitor environment;
    • The update window is not closed on program start.
Latest comments
fullbug on 2015-09-24 01:32

Love this program, thanx!

dmocha on 2016-12-10 17:51

A new url for portable version
http://ngwin.com/picpick/download_portable_start

smaragdus on 2018-06-26 16:25

The GUI is ruined in version 5.0.0, last usable version- 4.2.8.

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X-Mouse Button Control v2.19.2

billon on 23 May 2020
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 May 2020
  • Suggested by risk

X-Mouse Button Control (XMBC) allows you to set a variety of controls for your mouse. For example, you can set a button copy, paste, undo, volume up/down, forward-backward (in browser), scrolling background windows and many more.

Changes can be application-specific, meaning simply changing applications will automatically swap mouse controls, but they can also be user-managed and based on a hot-key. So your mouse can work as basic volume controls for your music player as well as back and forward buttons for your browser.

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

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: A mouse and driver that supports 5 buttons (e.g. Windows default mouse driver).
Stealth: ? No. Creates empty registry key.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Depending on your operating system, choose the 32bit (x86) or 64bit (x64) folder
  3. Launch XMouseButtonControl.exe
Similar/alternative apps: MPH
What's new? See:
https://highrez.co.uk/downloads/xmbc_changelog.htm
Latest comments
Prompt24 on 2014-10-19 09:31

Must have indeed!

Checker on 2015-10-18 20:50

@billon: There is no "working" EXE file within the 32bit (x86) folder. That's why I presently didn't update to v2.12.

Checker on 2015-10-19 11:46

v2.12.1 has a "working" EXE again.

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FUPX v3.1

billon on 14 May 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 May 2020
  • Suggested by jack

FUPX (formerly Free UPX) allows you to compress or decompress EXE, DLL, OCX, BPL, CPL and other files. It offers easy access to all documented and undocumented UPX parameters without the need for accessing the command-line.

The program is an advanced interface for the UPX (Ultimate Packer for eXecutables). It uses the Microsoft Portable Executable and COFF Specification.

Alternatively, FUPX Portable is in PortableApps.com Format and includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the app.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch fupx.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PortableApps AppCompactor
What's new? See:
http://www.pazera-software.com/products/free-upx/#changelog
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-02-22 13:39

For the Facebook-allergic crowd, might as well use directly the original Command-Line UPX engine:

Terse CLI simplicity:

upx  -l sample1.exe  (Checking whether PE is packed with UPX)
upx -d sample1.exe  (Decompressing an UPX-packed PE)
upx     sample2.exe  (Compressing a plain PE)


UPX engine additional pointers:
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=85420#p85420

gbrao on 2018-09-18 23:40

FUPX v2.5 seems to only support UPX 3.95 64-bit ( not 32-bit).

jack on 2018-09-19 12:51

@gbrao
There was an error in the script creating the distribution files. It was my mistake, not a deliberate act.
I uploaded the corrected file FUPX_PORTABLE.7z to the server and now everything should be OK.
Hint: To set the 32-bit version of UPX, click the "Options" button on the toolbar. Then, on the "UPX version" list, select "3.95 32-bit" and click "Close".
Sorry for the inconvenience.

@smaragdus
I removed the "Facebook" button from the toolbar.

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UltraDefrag v7.1.4

billon on 1 Mar 2020
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Mar 2020
  • Suggested by pagliaro

UltraDefrag manages file fragmentation on to improve file access time and overall system speed of magnetic (non-SSD) drives. The program includes quick and full defragmentation modes for frequent or occasional (usually monthly) optimization on NTFS, FAT and exFAT-formatted drives. The program is optimized for efficiency and speed versus other available tools and can be paused mid-defrag. See FAQ for usage suggestions.

Supports over 40 world languages and includes a command-line version.

Alternatively, UltraDefrag Portable switches automatically between the 32/64-bit versions and cleans up the fragmentation details left behind on drives.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes. If reporting is disabled
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" ZIP package according to your OS bitness and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete hibernate4win.exe, LICENSE.TXT, and unnecessary language files in locale and po folders
  3. Launch ultradefrag.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Defraggler, WinContig
What's new? See:
https://ultradefrag.net/HISTORY.TXT
Latest comments
misan on 2013-08-14 21:12

Because of the different strategies of most defrag apps you can do more false then right:
if you're using Vista/7/8 use the build-in defragmenter on a regular basis,
if you use XP my favourite is DiskDefrag on a regular basis,
if you defragment your hard disk, please use only one app for it.

I'm not a 'fanboy' of Auslogics DiskDefrag or any of their other products.

avi-aryan on 2013-09-24 11:05

Ultra Defrag looks good and works fast . I downloaded it just after reading a review at http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-disk-de-fragmenter.htm . Just can't wait to see how it works when compared to all other defragmenters I have tried in the past.

PS - Can anyone help me how to enable Boot Time Defragmentation provided I use the portable version.

webfork on 2015-06-28 23:20

Avi-aryan: on the Boot Time Defrag, it's unfortunately still only available for the installed version.

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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:
Runs on: 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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LameXP v4.18

billon on 20 Dec 2019
  • 33MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Dec 2019
  • Suggested by lautrepay

LameXP is an audio encoding and conversion program with a skinnable, drag-and-drop interface. The program can edit metadata, create an automatic playlist file, and modify audio with multi-threaded batch processing tools for normalization and tone adjustment.

The program supports a wide variety of formats and quality settings. Although named for one of its popular encoders (the LAME MP3 encoder), the program can also export to OGG, Opus, FLAC, AC3, APE, WAV and DCA. Can convert from a wide variety of formats including MP3, OGG, FLAC, MP4/AAC, AC3, DTS, WavPack, Musepack, TTA, Speex, Monkey's Audio, Shorten, WMA, Opus and more.

MP4/AAC encoding available via an external download (Nero AAC/QAAC).

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename the LameXP.exe to LameXP-Portable.exe
  3. Launch LameXP-Portable.exe
Similar/alternative apps: fre:ac
What's new? See:
https://github.com/lordmulder/LameXP/releases
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-12-28 21:30

deathcubek: it sounds like you mostly got the testing thing ironed out, but just in case, there's a forum thread that covers a few different testing processes: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7718

Napiophelios on 2016-05-19 15:47

Is LameXP the only audio encoder that can convert opus files?

webfork on 2016-05-20 02:07

I converted something to Opus yesterday with LameXP but TEncoder and TAudioConverter will also do the trick.

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DriveLetterView v1.50

billon on 26 Oct 2019
  • 76KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Oct 2019
  • Suggested by guinness

DriveLetterView allows you to view the list of all drive letter assignments in your system, including local drives, remote network drives, CD/DVD drives, and USB drives - even if they are not currently plugged in. It also allows you to easily change a drive letter of USB devices and remote network shares, as well as to delete a drive letter of USB device that is not plugged in.

Category:
Runs on: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administration rights (for changing letters)
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DriveLetterView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Open Device Properties Window' option.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2016-07-31 14:18

Very nice works great thanks.
MIKLO

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USBLogView v1.26

billon on 20 Oct 2019
  • 550KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Oct 2019
  • Suggested by Checker

USBLogView runs in the background and records the details of any USB device that is plugged or unplugged into your system. For every log line created by USBLogView, the following information is displayed: Event Type (Plug/Unplug), Event Time, Device Name, Description, Device Type, Drive Letter (for storage devices), Serial Number (Only for some types of devices), Vendor ID, Product ID, Vendor Name, Product Name and more.

You can easily select one or more log records and then export them into csv/tab-delimited/xml/html file.

Category:
Runs on: 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 USBLogView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed USBLogView to sort properly the 'Event Time' column and the numeric columns.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2016-06-22 16:30

NirSoft has so many great Apps that really work :)(what a concept) In fact when I need to try and fix a problem the first thing I do is see if NirSoft has an App to help or fix. ^5 NirSoft one of the best.
MIKLO

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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:
Runs on: 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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MetarWeather v1.76

billon on 23 Oct 2018
  • 257KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

MetarWeather decodes weather reports from around the world and displays them in a simple weather report table. You can export the weather report into text, HTML or XML files. MetarWeather can decode METAR-format reports from a text file, or download the latest reports.

Category:
Runs on: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mweather.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed crash problem with ADDS data source.
Latest comments
TP109 on 2012-04-15 00:06

Extremely fast and lightweight. Use this more than any other weather app. Makes it easy to compare weather reports from multiple areas.

IanFromBarrie on 2017-09-10 15:51

AVG quarantined this when I installed - triggered by AVG's "behaviour shield".

webfork on 2017-09-11 04:01

@IanFromBarrie: please post about virus threats to the forums. Thanks.

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Defraggler v2.22.995

billon on 10 Oct 2019
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 May 2018
  • Suggested by atao.m

Defraggler improves drive performance by organizing data at a file system level. Since files over time spread out over a drive, occasional "defragmentation" can help reduce drive seek time. Uniquely, Defraggler can function at a file or folder-level to help clean up specific areas, or the whole disk. The program will also list fragmented files and their locations.

The package includes both 32-bit and a 64-bit versions, as well as a command line program. This tool is not recommended for SSD drives or other flash-based media.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrative rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract Defraggler.exe or Defraggler64.exe (for 64-bit OS), and optionally Lang directory to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a blank text file in the same folder, paste the following:

    #PORTABLE#

    and save it as portable.dat
  3. Launch Defraggler.exe or Defraggler64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: WinContig
What's new? See:
https://www.ccleaner.com/news/release-announcements
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-07-22 13:58

For quick-and-dirty, single file specific defrag job, I tend to favor Sysinternals' Mark Russinovich CLI implementation (as in Clean-and-Lean-Interface...;-)

Blindlingy fast, small footprint (208k) Contig.exe V1.7

http://download.sysinternals.com/files/Contig.zip

__philippe

Checker on 2014-03-25 14:25

:D
Sorry, I really missed that.

webfork on 2014-03-29 16:12

Thanks checker

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ColorPix v1.2

billon on 9 May 2018

ColorPix is a simple color picker that gives you RGB, HEX, HSB and CMYK values that can be copied with shortcut keys or single left mouse click. It has a collapsible magnifier (max. 28x) and can stay on top of other windows.

NOTE: website is down, linking to archive.org.

Category:
Runs on: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download ColorPix.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Latest comments
infimum on 2010-12-20 08:49

"Games" and "Graphics" are close alphabetically ;-)

Specular on 2014-02-25 02:12

Easily my favorite color picking app, mainly for the compact size, any key locking, and one-click copying of values.

Adding HSL values would make it even better.

smaragdus on 2018-05-09 15:40

Website down and download link unavailable.
The program can be downloaded from Softpedia:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/WEB-Design/Web-Design-related/ColorPix.shtml

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JPEGView v1.0.37

billon on 24 Feb 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by infimum

JPEGView is a minimalistic viewer/editor designed to view images from digital cameras full screen and with highest quality possible. Basic image editing functionality is provided, allowing correction for typical problems as color cast, high/low contrast, orientation and under- or overexposure very quickly and interactively during review of the images. The program can view and save JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF, or WEBP. Includes batch rename and copy features.

While JPEGView is not intended as a replacement for a full-blown image editor, the included tool set of commonly-used modifications means such editors should be needed less often.

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

Alternatively, JPEGView Portable is also available from PortableApps.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a temproary folder
  2. Choose the folder for your operating system (JPEGView32 or JPEGView64) and copy to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch JPEGView.exe
Similar/alternative apps: FreeVimager
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/p/jpegview/news/
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2018-05-07 06:10

You can also use something like eXpresso[1], which has the benefit of being global and singular.

[1]: http://www.lupopensuite.com/db/expresso.htm

GerryB on 2020-09-06 13:32

Something I've encountered in JPEGView: If you're working with a transparent PNG file, avoid editing and saving it with JPEGView, as the app cannot retain the transparent content and will replace it with a black background. JPEGView is otherwise very good for basic image editing.

GerryB on 2020-09-06 13:42

Re my previous comment: This was with the 32-bit version. I have no way of knowing how the 64-bit version deals with transparencies, as I can't run it on my machine. At any rate, viewing them is OK; just don't save them from JPEGView.

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Clipboardic v1.15

billon on 29 May 2017
  • 65KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 May 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

Clipboardic is a small utility that monitors clipboard (whenever you copy or cut) activity and automatically saves the data into a Windows clipboard file. When you need the copied data again, you can simply select the right clipboard file, and Clipboardic will automatically insert it into the clipboard (to paste).

Clipboardic also allows you to easily share the clipboard data between multiple computers on your local network.

Category:
Runs on: 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 Clipboardic.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • 'Always On Top' option.
  • Lower pane that displays image preview of the selected clipboard item (only when the select clipboard item is bitmap).
Latest comments
Harold on 2011-03-14 00:49

Exactly waht I needed for copying multiple database fields for pasting onto a webpage. Thanks.

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