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Tablacus Explorer v20.10.30 Updated

billon on 30 Oct 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Tablacus Explorer is a quad-pane file manager that supports tabs, mouse gestures, favorites, filters and different view styles. Its functionality can be extended via plug-ins which can be installed and updated from within the program.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TE32.exe or TE64.exe depending on your OS.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Q-Dir
What's new? See:
https://github.com/tablacus/TablacusExplorer/releases
Latest comments
Callithumpian on 2020-02-17 02:25

Screen shot for clarity about what is happening.
http://www.stonehome.net.au/Defender%20Prevents%20Tablacus.jpg

webfork on 2020-02-17 20:37

@Callithumpian: You need to disable SmartScreen, a program that has historically blocked even some Microsoft installations.

rfithen on 2020-04-20 10:19

Am I msising something? The Devs changelog always says "Some fix". lol.

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QOwnNotes v20.10.11 Updated

billon on 28 Oct 2020
  • 64MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by pbek

QOwnNotes is a text editor / notepad replacement with markdown support and todo list manager. The program supports themes, keyboard shortcuts, syntax highlighting and encryption. Includes available nested file list, tags, search and more. Optionally works with the notes application ownCloud or Nextcloud.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder (if launched with QOwnNotesPortable.bat)
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QOwnNotesPortable.bat or launch QOwnNotes.exe --portable.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See:
https://www.qownnotes.org/changelog.html
Latest comments
pbek on 2017-07-23 06:01

Thank you for you kind words, @MIKLO.

hamasaki on 2019-08-09 20:08

Latest portable 64bit version throws a runtime error on Win 10.

hamasaki on 2019-08-11 22:01

Fixed in latest update.

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BitComet v1.72 Updated

billon on 22 Oct 2020
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by xlioilx

BitComet is a manager for web, FTP and BitTorrent downloads supporting simultaneous connections, file queue, selected torrent package contents, fast-resume, chatting, disk cache, speed limits, port mapping, proxy, IP filter etc.

The download includes both 32 and 64-bit versions.

Note: Many years ago, BitComet attracted a lot of critics due to its non-compliance with several standards. While still developed in China, most issues have since been resolved.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder.
Stealth: ? No. Writes a few window-related settings to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "non-installation version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BitComet.exe or BitComet_x64.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Free Download Manager, qBitTorrent
What's new? See:
https://bitcomet.com/en/changelog
Latest comments
CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-03-31 20:43

I used BitComet as the first torrent client back in the ol days.
Then uTorrent arrived, and I stuck with it for the low resource usage.

/Corn

smaragdus on 2018-05-16 23:23

@billon
The download links for BitComet version 1.50 - "404 Not Found" (both for the archive and the installer).

Midas on 2018-05-17 14:09

Confirmed just now: https://www.bitcomet.com/en/archive/ shows links for both packages but all you get is an error for v1.50. Alternative download locations pointed to by the homepage don't work either.

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PeaZip v7.4.2 Updated

billon on 5 Oct 2020
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by Yucca

PeaZip is a feature-rich file archiver with broad support for 200+ file types. The file manager interface includes a hash tool, file wipe, file associations, file splitter, themes, estimated compression level, system benchmark, image crop/rename and much more.

Formats supported include most mainstream archive formats, including ZIP, 7Z, ACE, BZIP2, CAB, GZIP, TAR, UPX, ZIPX, as well as it's own PEA format. Can extact but not create MSI and RAR files.

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. Note that tools setup through the Task Scheduler are not portable.

Category:
Runs on: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://peazip.github.io/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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7-Zip Portable v19.00 Rev 2 Updated

billon on 18 Sep 2020
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Sep 2020
  • 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:
Runs on: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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KeePass Professional v2.46 Updated

billon on 10 Sep 2020
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Orca

KeePass is a password manager that helps you store and manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database locked with a single master key or a key file. The database is encrypted using the AES algorithm and the program includes a strong automatic password generator, expire dates, customized icons and categories and much more.

Note that available plug-ins may not be portable.

Note: KeePass Classic is also available with fewer features, but does not require DotNet. See edition comparison.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Stealth: ? Yes. Plugins use creates/writes to AppData\Local\KeePass\PluginCache\
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch KeePass.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: KeePass Classic, Password Safe
What's new? See:
https://keepass.info/news/news_all.html
Latest comments
Mixture on 2019-01-14 14:53

@webfork, ChaCha20 is an encryption algorithm (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salsa20#ChaCha_variant)

I am shocked you don't keep up to date on important features, such as portable password manager security.

Ding-A-Ling on 2019-05-01 15:53

V2.42 is available now.

AndTheWolf on 2020-05-07 18:54

Now at version 2.45

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Money Manager Ex v1.3.5

billon on 17 Jun 2020
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by nunoleite

Money Manager Ex is a personal finance software that helps you to organize your finances and keeps track of where, when and how the money goes. It is also a great tool to get a bird's eye view of your financial worth.

Alternatively, Money Manager Ex Portable is stealth, portablizes the recently used files list and allows the last used file to automatically open.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes MRU directories as well as file type association etc. to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mmex.exe.
What's new? See:
https://github.com/moneymanagerex/moneymanagerex/releases
Latest comments
LucW on 2011-12-15 09:20

I like this program a lot. Unfortunately it has stopped working on my W7 32bit computer. This has happened befor but then I could get it to work again by running it under XP SP3 compatibility mode, but now nothing helps to get it to work again. This is precisely the kind of software ons does NOT want to stop working. All my data are in the database and I cannot reach it anymore.

Emka on 2012-01-25 15:53

One could add that there is a version by PortableApps that AFAIK handles the registry entries.

DarkShadow on 2016-02-15 17:39

v1.2.5 released !

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Process Explorer v16.32 Updated

billon on 18 Sep 2020
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Sep 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:
Runs on: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 Eula.txt and procexp64a.exe
  3. Launch procexp.exe or procexp64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Process Hacker
What's new? See:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/#whats-new-rss-icon
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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Multi Commander v9.7.0

webfork on 7 Jun 2020
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Multi Commander is a customizable, feature-rich and multi-tabbed file manager with a dual-pane layout. The program includes the standard file manager features with the ability to browse a variety of resources including local hard drives, network servers/shares, system registry and FTP (with SSL/TLS Support). Available tools include quick search, file verifier, splitter, audio, picture, clipboard, permissions and many more. The program can browse many archive formats like folders on your system (zip, tar, gz) as well as manage/open other formats (7z, RAR).

Includes intelligent functions that allow you to do advanced tasks with ease such as auto-unpacking, auto-sorting, internal file type associations, a powerful scripting engine for automation and command-line field.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of 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 MultiCommander.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FreeCommander XE
What's new? See:
http://multicommander.com/release/multicommander/changelog
Latest comments
cyrgh30 on 2014-08-24 06:02

This is my favorite file manager, very powerful but slow when a lot of small files are to copied/moved.
Also it creates its configuration files in user folders.

smaragdus on 2015-02-02 09:06

Multi Commander 5.0.0 (Build 1888) has been released.

apometron on 2016-12-26 05:28

MultiCommander has a bug in log into other directories. I could not log into directories reliably. =( Check the directories you enter with MC!

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7-Zip Theme Manager v2.1.1

freakazoid on 2 Apr 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Apr 2010
  • Suggested by zak_711

7-Zip Theme Manager allows you to change the toolbar and file-type icons for the 7-Zip archive manager.

Instructions are available to modify 7-zip Portable (thanks SYSTEM).

Note: To obtain a set of icons for use with the program, download v2.1 and extract the "toolbar" and "filetype" directories to the same directory as 7zTM.exe.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: 7-Zip: v9.23 alpha or higher, Administrative Rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 7zTM.exe.
Latest comments
deviant on 2011-06-02 10:55

for 7zip portable users: http://rudeboyses.deviantart.com/art/7-Zip-v9-20-Theme-Pack-211366177

only 1 theme though

the_watcher on 2011-06-02 17:26

you can use it with the portable version, too...see my post here : http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=36274

Magibon on 2011-06-28 07:07

sorry guys..
i didn't see the comments about 2.1 needing .NET :(
i changed it back...

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muCommander v0.9.4

webfork on 11 Mar 2020
  • 18MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Mar 2020
  • Suggested by spillej

muCommander is a Java-based skinnable, tabbed file manager with a dual-pane interface. The tool connects to a many online services such as FTP, SFTP, SMB, HTTP, Amazon S3, Bonjour, HDFS (Hadoop), NFS and more. File copying includes transfer verification, rate of speed controls and transfer visualization. It can open and create a variety of archive types as well as view and modify ZIP files without recompression. The program can batch rename, change permissions/date and hash files or folders with a variety of algorithms.

Cross-platform (Mac, Linux, *BSD) and available in 27 languages.

Alternatively, X-muCommander is also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Java Portable
Stealth: ? No. Saves some temporary information to User\LocalSettings\Temp
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable" tar.gz package and see forum post for further instructions.
Similar/alternative apps: Multi Commander
What's new? See:
https://github.com/mucommander/mucommander/blob/release_0_9_4/package/readme.txt
Latest comments
Danix on 2011-04-08 21:37

winPenPack has released X-muCommander Portable.
Note: the JRE setup will be downloaded and installed automatically in the "Lib" directory.
http://www.winpenpack.com/en/download.php?view.1101

appsuser on 2019-12-10 09:11

This program still supports SMB 1.0, which is no longer supported by Windows 10. Very useful if you have older devices and don't want to make your Windows 10 insecure by re-enabling this protocol.

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FreeCommander XE v2020 Build 810a

billon on 19 Jan 2020

FreeCommander XE is a powerful, dual-pane file manager with hundreds of features including folder size calculation, folder comparison/synchronization, file/duplicate search, filtering, MD5 calc / verfiy, folder compare, sync and a customizable interface. Includes a file viewer to view files in hex, binary, text or image format; an archive handling ability for standard compressed formats including ZIP (read, write), CAB (read, write) and RAR (read); built-in copy/move/delete handlers; and much more. Additional features are available via plugins.

A 64-bit version is available for donors, while a PortableApps version is also available from the author's website.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FreeCommander.exe.

Note: It is not recommended to overwrite the file fcStart.ini when the application is being updated.
Similar/alternative apps: Multi Commander, Q-Dir, CubicExplorer
What's new? See:
https://freecommander.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=775&p=31424#p314249
Latest comments
wagner reatto on 2016-07-28 23:48

the best

peter48 on 2019-07-12 04:25

I like this software but it has some bugs.

qj3328 on 2019-10-31 00:35

I have been using FreeCommander for many years and it is, simply, outstanding. To not have a real file manager is a misfortune; to be without FreeCommander is to be handicapped. Over time I have introduced many new users to FreeCommander and the results are always the same after several weeks of use - fascination that they ever managed to function with that Windows File Explorer thing. I had moved to FreeCommander when the old Xtree/XtreeGold file manager was no longer functional in Windows, and other file managers were not handling the complex file management work regularly encountered. At first, the two default panes in FreeCommander seemed odd. Though one pane can be disabled or hidden, dual panes grow quickly on the user until one realizes - wait, how can anyone function with a file manager that has just one pane?

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FileVoyager v20.01.20

billon on 18 Jan 2020
  • 29MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jan 2020
  • Suggested by Midas

FileVoyager is a customisable, feature-rich file manager that supports tabs, themes, color customization and a ribbon or classic interface. The program uses an "orthodox" or two-panel commander-style view of disks, folders (real or virtual), shares, archives and FTP/FTPS. It supports a long list of file operations, archive creation, media file playback, display modes, quick preview, application bar, favorites bar, file comparison, minimize-to-tray and much more.

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 either the Full or NoVLC "Portable" 7z package ("NoVLC" is smaller but excludes media preview tools)
  2. Extract using a program like PeaExtractor to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch FileVoyager.exe
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer, FreeCommander XE, Multi Commander, XYplorer Free
What's new? See:
https://www.filevoyager.com/doc/changelog/
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-10-16 16:16

The "No VLC" and "Full" versions differ significantly in size:
"No VLC"- 27.0 MB (28,334,764 bytes) uncompressed
"Full"- 109 MB (115,235,866 bytes) uncompressed

Midas on 2016-10-16 17:54

Unless they have very specific needs, most 'portablists' should go with the "No VLC" version -- and get portable VLC if they need it...

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MZCookiesView v1.58

billon on 27 Oct 2019
  • 74KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Oct 2019
  • Suggested by ClausValca

MZCookiesView is an alternative to the standard cookie manager provided by Netscape and Mozilla browsers. It displays the details of all cookies stored inside the cookies file (cookies.txt or cookies.sqlite) in one table and allows you to save the cookies list into text, HTML or XML file, delete unwanted cookies and backup/restore the cookies file.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mzcv.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: -profilesfolder command-line option failed to load the correct profile folder.
Latest comments
Shodan816 on 2011-03-01 06:34

Download working OK now.

fpb1386 on 2019-08-06 22:45

I want to downlaod this tool to check cookies

webfork on 2019-08-06 23:05

@fpb1386: if you're having download issues, please post in forums

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OW Shredder v6.45

billon on 12 Feb 2019
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

OW Shredder erases files irretrievable by overwriting the affected file data blocks on the disk space, which prevents the reconstruction of the deleted documents. The program can wipe individual files, free disk storage, as well as entire disks or volumes.

The program includes basic disk usage analyzer, file unlocker, autostart manager and more.

Various erasing methods are available, with more iterations (wipes) taking longer to execute and potentially more secure.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0+
Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch OW Shredder.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Blank and Secure
What's new?
  • Software web parts updated to schiffer.tech.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2016-12-19 15:32

I really like the look of this software, now for testing. Thanks for your hard work and allowing us to use it for free.
MIKLO

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Free Download Manager v3.9.7 build 1641

billon on 13 Dec 2018
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Nov 2018
  • Suggested by Sydney2K

Free Download Manager (FDM) is a feature-rich tool for handling and accelerating downloads. Includes a site explorer, offline website downloader, scheduler, video downloader (YouTube, Google Video etc.), BitTorrent support and more. An included media file preview prevents downloading mislabeled music or video while a ZIP file preview tool saves download time and bandwidth by selectively removing unneeded parts. A hash check capability can verify downloads and the program can be controlled remotely over the Internet (fdmwi.exe).

Especially useful to overcome unreliable/slow connections that require frequent download restarts, when bandwidth is at a premium, or for very large files.

Alternatively, Free Download Manager Portable is available, as well as a "lite" version, which has not been tested for portability.

NOTE: The program will now prompt for upgrade to the newest version on startup, which is not portable (thanks Joby) and uses a closed-source license.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder. It writes some values to the registry, but these are not related to any user settings.
Dependencies: WinXP: requires Service Pack 3 or above
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer (v3.9.7) and install to the default folder
  2. Run the program and from the menu, select "File" - "Create Portable Version" and copy to a folder of your choice
  3. Uninstall the program
  4. Delete unins000.exe and unins000.dat
  5. Launch fdm.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Web Downloader
What's new? See:
https://freedownloadmanager.org/board/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=17330
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2015-02-24 05:17

Excellent program. Seems to have everything that my commercial downloader program (IDM) has and more. Didn't test for browser integration or website downloader because i don't really need, but everything else works great.

webfork on 2015-04-26 21:34

Love this program particularly for infrequent or bad internet connections. Helps restart, resume, and find the best connections for downloads. I also use it for the occasional Linux or other big file distribution torrent.

shnbwmn on 2016-01-07 20:31

The best download manager. Period.

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TreeView Player v2018 May 15

billon on 15 May 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 May 2018
  • Suggested by joby_toss

TreeView Player (formerly Ubiquitous Player) includes a wide variety of programs in a single window. Includes a music player, web browser, image viewer, text editor, file manager, games, calculator and many more.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Free for non-commercial use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TreeViewPlayer.exe.
What's new? See:
http://ubiquitous-player.blogspot.com/
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-03-30 18:24

By the author of Ubiquitous Player:

I've decided to stop updating this program. In 3 years I received exactly zero feedback on it, so I guess no one really uses it.

Thanks.

shnbwmn on 2016-05-17 21:37

So ... is this program being actively developed again now?

MIKLO on 2016-08-23 14:32

WOW this is still being updated I'm surprised but anytime someone is willing to improve their software 4me its a good thing. I used this some time back it does a lot of things but to me is just way to busy although it did work well when I used. :)
MIKLO

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Jarte v6.2

billon on 5 Apr 2018
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by spacefrog99

Jarte is a word processor that uses Window's built-in word processing engine while adding many features missing in WordPad. It supports text files, RTF, DOC and DOCX file formats. Features include tabbed document interface, spell check, clipboard manager, bookmark support, visual header/footer designer, multi-level undo/redo etc.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. Supports Unicode in documents, but cannot handle Unicode filenames.
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a plain text file in this folder and paste the following content:

    []
    Portable=1

  3. Rename this text file portable.ini
  4. Launch Jarte.exe
What's new? See:
http://www.jarte.com/whats_new.html
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-09-05 20:16

The missing Jarte Forum thread- http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2376 .

Checker on 2015-09-06 10:58

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2016-03-16 03:16

The instructions should be updated according to tikbalang's post.

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PeaExtractor v1.3

billon on 18 Feb 2018
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

PeaExtractor is a easy, minimalistic tool for unpacking almost any compressed file format. Features a search tool, progress bar and drag-and-drop functionality. The program can unpack over 180 formats including encrypted or multi-volume archives (usually a series like .000, .001 or .r01, .z01...) as well as standard formats like 7z, rar, tar, zip, zipx, bzip2, cab, iso etc.

The program aims to function as a simple, accessible alternative to file manager-like interfaces used by WinRAR, WinZip and 7-Zip. Cross-platform (Linux, BSD) and developed by the author of PeaZip.

NOTE: Open ACE files with additional steps. The download also includes pea.exe, containing other tools including checksums, secure delete, file lists and more.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: LGPL
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch peaextractor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal Extractor
What's new?
  • Improved UTF8 support.
  • Application made DPI-aware.
  • Various improvements and fixes.
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-05-21 23:06

There are a lot of great ways to compress files and folders quickly and easily, but most people are only familiar with ZIP. PeaExtractor's broad support means that it frees us up to send the latest and best compression formats without wondering if the recipient will have difficulty opening it.

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clipLog/clipFind v2.0

vmars316 on 28 Mar 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by vmars316

clipLog/clipFind is a portable, uncomplicated, no-limits, openSource, Clipboard-based 'Information Manager'.
It runs in stealth mode, and pops-up a Topics-Button-Screen whenever a 'Cntrl+C' copy-text action occurs (from any program). The user then clicks on a Topic-Button to save/file the copied text into that category(Button name). One click does it all.
The user pre-assigns Topic-Button Names, such as: Contacts, Diary, HowTo, Passwords, Reminder, CodeSnippets, etc..
Button names can be changed at any time.
The 'ClipFind search engine' can Find any word or words since day one. And present this information, sorted by both 'oldest date 1st' and 'newest date 1st'.
TTS Text-to-speech, clipLog can SPEAK any/all copied text.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch clipLog.exe.
What's new?
  • Popup TopicButtons.
  • Improved SearchEngine.
  • Text-to-Speech
Latest comments
Checker on 2013-06-21 23:12

@ vmars316: Screenshots updated.

vmars316 on 2017-03-28 16:24

New with v 2.0:
Popup TopicButtons.
Improved SearchEngine.
Text-to-Speech

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XYplorerFree v17.40.0100

webfork on 6 Oct 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Nov 2016
  • Suggested by Fluffy Bot

XYplorer is a tabbed file manager featuring a powerful file search, preview facilities, a customizable interface, and a large array of unique ways to help automate frequently recurring tasks. The program's intelligent features target power users.

As the program has gone commercial, we are linking to the last freeware version from Archive.org.

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 "No-Install" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch XYplorerFree.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer
What's new? See:
https://www.xyplorer.com/whatsnew.php
Latest comments
Nh on 2017-06-16 13:41

XYplorer has a strange support for unicode - it can manipulate files with unicode characters (In particular, Georgian unicode characters) in their filenames, i.e. it can show, copy, move, delete, etc. them, but when I try to rename a file, it writes just "question marks" instead of characters.

And this applies to both free and paid versions.

bawldiggle on 2019-12-15 03:03

Unfortunately free version is so old it has not kept pace with PRO.
v17.40.0100 PRO did not have GUI customization, where as current PRO does.
Options are an eye watering 975 settings
MenuBar Menus are sooo long they dont fit on my 23" monitor
The original developer does not know how to "hide" irrelevant menu-items,
to minimize user shock

freakazoid on 2019-12-16 04:18

@bawldiggle AFAIK, XYPlorer doesn't have a free version anymore. The developer stopped supporting it awhile ago. All efforts now are to the PRO version.

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Just Manager v0.1 Alpha 54

webfork on 28 Oct 2016
  • 1022KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Aug 2014
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Just Manager is a feature-rich, customizable, multi-tabbed and multi-pane file manager. Supports drag-and-drop, file/folder highlighting, favorites, up to 16 file panes, and includes FTP client.

Functional in 64-bit.

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 ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch JustManager.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FileVoyager, Multi Commander
What's new?
  • 1. Added correct handling of locked file delete situation.
  • 2. IThumbnailProvider interface support added.
  • 3. %INACTIVE_PATH% parameter added for custom commands.
  • 4. Folder update monitoring improved.
  • 5. Thumbnails crash fixed.
  • 6. Incorrect system folders names under Win XP - fixed.
  • 7. file:\\ prefix handling added.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-10-27 17:45

Perhaps Just Manager became public too late as it is unlikely to see any new releases in the future. At least billon, Checker and SYSTEM will be spared the effort to update the entry. Although labelled Alpha, Just Manager seems to be very stable and the built-in FTP client works fine.

Atari800xl on 2016-10-28 08:39

Great for bare bones Windows PE, it runs without any dependencies, it seems, very useful in x64, too bad it's not supported anymore...

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myFavs v2.0

billon on 28 Jan 2017
  • 391KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by vmars316

myFavs is a powerful, easy to use 'Bookmark Manager' for all bookmark enthusiasts .
It inputs a text file of User Favorites and outputs a "myFavs.Html" page of sorted dropDown Menus/Links.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch myFavs.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: URL Monitor
What's new? Added:
  • View-Folder Button for myFavs Folder.
  • Modifiable default 'program-startup input-file'.
  • Change Colors Button to change color scheme' of Gui and 'myFavsLinks.html' output file.
Latest comments
curly on 2016-10-03 08:42

Both EXE appear to be 64 bit

Guido76 on 2016-10-04 07:21

Probably a great tool, but .. how to get a .txt file of my bookmarks, furthermore, compatible with this software ...? I searched a lot, but I have not yet found the solution with Firefox: I only get a .json files... Or build itself the file with a text editor ? then you no longer need myFavs!

vmars316 on 2017-01-07 19:01

curly: now has 32 bit myFavs.exe & source
Guido76: You can just create a new myFavsLinks.txt with notepad . But be sure to
use the delimeter [ ] after each field: MenuName[]LinkDescription[]LinkAddress[] & also read the Help . But the best and safe way is to just add your links to myStarterLinks.txt example file . Then save it as (whatever) Guido76Links.txt .
Thanks

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System Explorer v7.1.0

webfork on 5 May 2016
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by nunoleite

System Explorer is a tool for accessing a variety of system internals. It can also be used as a Task Manager replacement with detailed information about processes, startup entries, explorer/IE add-ons, uninstallers, services, drivers, connections, opened files etc. It has a registry/file snapshot feature so that changes to the system can be computed and displayed in tree view or text list format. It also has a processes security tool that checks your processes against an online database.

Alternatively, System Explorer Portable is available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Nagware
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. The application files can be found under the {app} subfolder. Launch SystemExplorer.exe.
Latest comments
Ayman on 2013-12-10 23:28

i need to be able to run this app from a CD, it runs will but when i try to exit it won't close because it tries to write to the app folder (on the CD) and it fails of course, is there anything i can get around this issue?

bzl333 on 2014-12-25 16:17

keeps improving.

billon on 2016-04-22 02:05

Updated to 7.1.0, but portable version is gone, previous is gone, everything is gone, see more in forum topic

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AdvancedWinServiceManager v3.5

webfork on 27 Mar 2016
  • 448KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by guinness

AdvancedWinServiceManager is a system service manager that focuses on third party services as a way to help determine (and disable) malware services. Because programs installed as a Service run at startup and have higher privileges, they are ideal locations for malware.

By default, the program only shows third party services along with more details such as Company Name, Description, Install Date, File Path, etc in one place. This helps in quickly differentiating between legitimate and malicious services. It comes with rich features such as detecting hidden rootkit services, exporting the service list to html-based log file, displaying only third party services etc.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AdvancedWinServiceManager.exe.
What's new?
    Version 3.5: 16th Jun 2013
  • Now by default it shows third party services at the start. Also launches in maximized mode.


Changelog at http://securityxploded.com/winservicemanager.php#History_AdvancedWinServiceManager.
Latest comments
GMS9810 on 2010-07-18 19:49

Very helpful screenshot
NOT

Emka on 2013-12-16 18:51

v3.5 out, still portable?

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SE-Explorer 1.31.1

billon on 24 Apr 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Jun 2010
  • Suggested by chadross

SE-Explorer is a simple and powerful dual panel file manager with tabbed interface and a wide variety of built in file viewers including audio, video, pictures, archives, documents, text with syntax highlighting, and even file hex view. The program can even view system files such as fonts and executable files, as well as icon libraries and DLL files.

The program also includes disk search and size analysis tools, and can compare text files, folders and subfolders.

Supported viewer formats include MP3, WAV, AVI, MPEG, WMV, SWF, FLV, ZIP, RAR, ISO, 7Z, MSI, CAB, PDF, DjVu, DOC and WRI, HTML, CHM, RTF, EXE and more.

NOTE: product development stopped.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 2.0
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SE-Explorer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer
What's new?
  • Compare folders: compare including subfolders and compare files by content.
  • Small interface changes are done.
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2017-06-26 21:39

"If you are looking for SE-Explorer, SE-DesktopApps, etc., then we want to inform you that at present we've stopped the development." from web site. http://www.se-soft.com/lang/en/

webfork on 2017-06-28 23:17

@PAFuser: it's unfortunate what some people think is obsolete. There are a whole lot of very old programs on my machine that still do a way better job than available alternatives.

PAFuser on 2017-06-29 19:30

I do not disagree, I still use Excel 2003, and it took some work to get it to work correctly on Windows 10 - 64 bit. If program is all you need and works, great. SE-Explorer zip contains SE-MediaPlayer, does not work. Context menu limited to SE-Explorer list, unlike FreeCommanderXE, etc. which include context items added to Windows menu. Future development might have changed this.

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Portable Application Launcher v3.1.12.1

Checker on 6 Aug 2014
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by wirrerork

Portable Application Launcher organizes shortcuts into groups and categories. It's accessed via the system tray or user-defined hotkeys. Several styles and some languages are included. It can also be used as a portable desktop. PAL is capable of automatically installing PortableApps.com Format (PAF) applications, as well as many entries here on PortableFreeware. An included browser for downloading apps can be used with Universal Extractor and a simplistic updater module.

The program includes several extras not included in other launcher programs including favorites bar, "most-used apps" menu, file manager & search, simple RSS & iCal readers, timer, and more.

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

Note: Main site currently offline. Linking to Softpedia (thanks Baas).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Launch.exe (for 32-bit OS) or Launchx64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new?
  • 64bit-Version included.
  • Plugin: Heatmap (Java).
  • Spanish translation updated.
  • Improved Truecrypt support.
Latest comments
abc on 2013-01-20 19:45

Unfortunately the website and download links are not accessible: "403 Forbidden" and "404 Not found" errors.

ahaider7 on 2013-04-05 10:01

This is THE BEST portable launcher I have found so far with tons of features and customizations. Sadly, it looks like development has been discontinued. The website is down and there hasn't been an update since long :(

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Blowfish Advanced CS v2.57

Checker on 15 Mar 2014
  • 679KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Blowfish Advanced CS is a easy to use encryption and disk wipe program, removing the extra step of typing in a password every time you view an encrypted file. Instead, the program caches the key and allows the dynamic viewing of encrypted files, renamed to a .BFA extension. To view, open them inside the Blowfish Advanced CS file manager or drag-and-drop them into the program window. Note that edits are not dynamically encrypted to the same location. Files must be decrypted and then edited.

The program includes a variety of security options including use of a key disk, a time-out for available decryption, multiple algorithms including Blowfish (default), AES, Twofish, Serpent, etc., multiple file / empty disk space shredding options, and more. Compression options are also available.

Note: Official webpage is offline. Linking to archive.org (thanks Baas).

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Apache 2.0 (source available on SourceForge)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bfacs.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TrueCrypt
Latest comments
Allen on 2015-02-28 15:48

@Mixture; I just copied and pasted the link "https://web.archive.org/web/20130422065149/http://www.lassekolb.info/bfacs.htm" and I was able to download, where as before I was clicking the link. Thanks.
I quit using afterdawn.com many years ago as I was always getting nasty's along with any download.
Thanks again.

Mixture on 2015-03-01 15:21

You're welcome, Allen.

__philippe on 2017-03-28 20:11

Current download link https://www.portablefreeware.com/download.php?dd=117
seems to work fine here, launched from either WinXP or Win7 platforms.
Try again.

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A43 File Management Utility v3.90

webfork on 22 Dec 2015
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

A43 is a file manager with integrated text editor, integrated zip/unzip functions, file search, quick launch area and dual-pane view. Includes favorite area for often-used folders.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
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 A43.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed painting bug with the Path Bar.
  • Added ability to send an ISO file to Windows Disk Image Burner. Don't know why, unless it is because I never remember it is in the context menu. Sadly, need Windows 7 and up to use. Under File menu.
  • Added ability to create an ISO image from a data CD. Under File menu. Works on XP and up. Does not create ISO images of audio cd.
  • Fixed bug in Drive toolbar refreshing incorrectly.
  • Added the ability to open Registry Editor to a qualified key. This was something I needed and if others find useful we will try to enhance it. Under Tools menu. Just type in or paste a key and hopefully regedit will open to the key. Example: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft
  • Removed the status bar at the bottom. Hints now shown in the title bar. Panel in file view will open on zip operations.
  • Fixed the No Row Color for the Browse for Folder dialog not working.
  • Change to language.ini.
Latest comments
Napiophelios on 2013-02-15 03:37

Updated website url,
I dont think the site allows for direct download of the zip file tho.

Ennovy on 2015-12-22 17:56

Website is down.
The SnapFiles page about A43 (http://www.snapfiles.com/get/a43file.html) points to this homepage: http://vault32.com/a43/

webfork on 2015-12-22 23:47

Ennovy: updated, thanks

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NexusFile v5.3.3.5532

webfork on 17 Oct 2015

NexusFile is a dual-pane, tabbed, skinnable file manager. Features include advanced rename tools, built-in ZIP/ARJ/RAR/ACE archive support, FTP client, file join/split, folder list export, folder comparison, and shortcut keys

The interface uses different colors for files to distinguish file types (customizable).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
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 NexusFile.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer
What's new? · Fixed: File time was wrong in archive file
· Fixed: FTP encoding problem fixed
· Fixed: Add to archive caused an error in a single pane mode
Latest comments
roujri on 2012-03-01 04:40

Just to clarify my previous query, deleted files goes to recycle bin but the directory/folder is lost. It does not go to the recycle bin. Why it is like that and what is mklink deleted all files/folders ?

hamasaki on 2013-11-07 16:32

I regularly have issues selecting a drive from the drop downs for each pane. On both sides the panes do nothing. It never selects a drive.

smaragdus on 2015-10-12 22:21

My main problem with NexusFile- it is 32-bit and cannot 'see' Windows 64 shell.

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ExtMan v0.1.5.145

Checker on 2 Aug 2015
  • 524KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Mar 2009
  • Suggested by guinness

ExtMan is a file extension manager that allows you to manage the behavior of your computer when you double-click on a file. This allows viewing, edition, creation, and deletion of actions, as well as change the associated icons, choose if the extension will be hidden/shown and if a confirmation will be required to open a particular file extension after download.

Additionally, the program provides an option to choose the default action if multiple are available (the others appearing when you right-click and choose "Open With").

It's also possible to create a registry backup of one or multiple file extensions.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes. Writes deutsch.dat / English.dat files to \AppData\Local\Temp
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ExtMan.exe.

Note: Program starts in German. Click on the U.S.A. flag to change the language to English.
Latest comments
donald on 2012-09-03 21:44

lautrepay said "In fact, since the program does not save settings, it does always start in German."

This seems to be confirmation of my exact statement previous regarding starting in German and having NO SETTINGS.

Re: The trick, YES I noticed how to change to English MY POINT was it ALWAYS STARTS in German. (Just in case you missed that.)

So unless someone can show me that it will save the English setting I will assume that as I surmised it is standard behavior and I am still right.

fang-face on 2015-07-28 18:29

website and downloadlink seem down or wrong: "not found".

I am Baas on 2015-08-02 05:49

@fang-face Updated & Thanks

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Xenon File Manager Portable v1.5.0.2

webfork on 24 Feb 2019
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jun 2012
  • Suggested by Ameri-CAIN

Xenon is a tabbed file manager that supports themes, search, bookmarks, and a folder view. The program also has its own file associations, letting you launch the program of your choice for a given file type.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: LGPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch XenonPortable.exe.

LAN Search Pro v9.1.1

Midas on 11 Jun 2014
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by guinness

SoftPerfect LAN Search Pro is an easy, non-indexing file search for your local network. You can search for specific file names or types (e.g. all MP3 files). The program lets you search hidden network resources, restricted access resources, IP subnets, LAN FTP servers and much more. It comes with a built-in password manager to store your network logins for resources with restricted access.

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

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
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 lansearch.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed initial window alignment on multimonitor desktops.
  • Added maximum depth folder recursion parameter.
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-11-23 18:44

Great for small companies and intranets. If you are on a network with a lot of people sharing a lot of files without much control over that, it can be hard to track down the information you need. This lets you find what you need across multiple shares on multiple computers.

Wolfghost on 2013-11-23 20:46

For those who use AdBlock, pause AdBlock before you download, (if not) you will not receive the file!

Craunch on 2013-11-24 10:00

For information I've just downloaded the portable version from the website and did not need to pause my AdBlock+.

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Cherbox v2.6

webfork on 14 Sep 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Dec 2011
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Cherbox (formerly BBox) unites several different components including a program launcher, file organizer, as well as bookmark management and password manager tool. The window allows you to organize elements into drag-and-drop categories and hierarchical grouping to reduce clutter.

Note: The program has an internal password generator and can be password-protected.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CherBox.exe.
What's new?
  • fixed bug: “Underline” setting invalid
  • Added support docs
Latest comments
Midas on 2011-11-07 14:46

@CB13RY: from my quick checking, it seems that if you run the portable version once, it creates a 'Settings.ini' file in the application folder; you can edit this file with any text editor to change the paths included -- I was able to change from absolute path to filename only...

Midas on 2011-11-07 14:47

BTW, current version is now 2.3 -- please update.

lautrepay on 2011-11-08 01:29

@Midas: Updated, thanks.

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MetaPath v4.0.13

Checker on 24 Jun 2012
  • 122KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by ashghost

Metapath is designed to be a slim file browser, set to open every file with the same application (i.e. a text editor). You can, however, change this setting so that each file opens with its Windows default application, or you can right-click on a file to choose the set application. Simple file manager actions are provided (copy, move, create link, rename, delete, save as...) along with the ability to set a filter and sort by name, file-type, size, or date.

It integrates well with Notepad2 and it's possible to add a "Browse" button to the toolbar, which brings up Metapath (if stored in the same directory.)

The setting for the "target application" (the default application with which to open every file) takes a standard relative path, but the location settings for a "quick viewer" and the "Favorites" folder do not. For example, "\Apps\UniversalViewer\Viewer.exe", but not "..\UniversalViewer\Viewer.exe".

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch metapath.exe.
What's new?
  • Move window to default position (Ctrl+Shift+P)
  • Improved compatibility with Windows 7
  • Released x64 build of metapath.exe
Latest comments
Mooncrow on 2011-08-19 17:33

This little utility does have some potential.
There are some problems though, things like it's not very portable, you can't enter 'relative' paths for things like the viewer, it needs to have a drive letter.
It doesn't show the file extensions.
If you want to use a text editor other than 'Notepad2', well, tough.
You don't seem to be able to select multiple files to copy or move.

I'll keep an eye on this, if it can be improved then i could use it.

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AppAdmin v1.1.0

webfork on 14 Sep 2016
  • 342KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by klon

AppAdmin is a manager for Windows applications restrictions to prevent access to casual users or small children. Merely renaming or moving the file cannot circumvent the block. Although some applications will be immediately disabled once added, clicking "restart explorer" is necessary to enable some software restrictions.

Supports drag-and-drop of applications and, as the program modifies Windows settings, it does not need to be running to function.

Note: Later versions have become shareware (thanks Baas). Please post in forums if you have a mirror for the last freeware version.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. The program edits the Windows registry to create program restrictions.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Appadmin.exe.
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DarkShadow on 2013-11-02 13:55

@ I am Baas
Shareware, that maybe the reason. Didn't see that.
Thank you for quick reply.

DzejPy on 2017-03-28 19:27

Cnet.com download link is broken :(
Sordum (home Page) download link is broken - long ago :(
You can try this link: https://www.slunecnice.cz/sw/appadmin/stahnout/31763/

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Version Info v1.5

I am Baas on 6 Dec 2014
  • 172KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Version Info will view, export and import version info of executable files. It completely supports multilingual version info structures (Windows file properties dialog does not show multiple languages). Files can be open by using Open file dialog box, history list, or using mouse drag and drop. Support The following file types:

Application (*.exe)
MS-DOS application (*.com)
Application extension (*.dll)
Screen saver (*.scr)
Device driver (*.drv)
System driver (*.sys)
Audio compression manager driver (*.acm)
Audio/Video codec (*.ax)
Service provider (*.tsp)
Type library (*.tlb)
ActiveX control (*.ocx)
Object library (*.olb)
Control panel library (*.cpl)
Font (*.fon)
Borland package (*.bpl)
Delphi package (*.dpl)

Limitations: Import option and "Memory on Demand" options available only if using NT, 2000 or XP.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / 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 VerInfo.exe.
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Hydaral on 2010-07-29 01:14

FYI, if anyone wants a command line tool for this type of thing, Microsoft has provided an app called filever.exe in their support tools since W2k.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913111

Emka on 2014-12-06 14:16

Geocities links obsolete

I am Baas on 2014-12-06 15:35

Fixed.

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ADS Manager v0.1.0.0

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013
  • 800KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by guinness

ADS Manager allows you to open any file in a NTFS filesystem, and manage its alternate data streams, including creating, deleting, modifying, and renaming them. The program also allows you to search directories for files that have alternate data streams.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ADSManager.exe.

Chaos Manager v2.26

billon on 17 Nov 2016
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Jan 2010
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Chaos Manager features an appointment manager, a calendar, a contact list and a notebook. The appointment manager can alert you by playing a sound file when an appointment is due. The notebook supports rich text formatting and hyperlinks. The database can be synchronized via Internet, or optionally password protected and encrypted.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch cm2.exe
What's new? Added:
  • State of the search all notes option is now saved.
  • When retrieving syncronized data Chaos Manager will
    automatically try the password you just entered before retrieving the
    syncronized data.
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HK13 on 2015-10-20 01:02

It is now 2015, Windows 10 is alive & well and my favorite mini app, 'Chaos Manager' is alive, well and working better then ever. It does what it does so well in a compact size, both the software and the UI.. Having looked at many other similar apps, I find them to take up much screen real estate. Chaos Manager is simple and perfect.

Unfortunately it's author has abandoned the website, and last time I contacted him he said he was done. This made me sad as it's software I've used for what seems like forever. But the good news is is that it's functioning better then ever, Windows 95 through Windows 10 (32 bit or 64 bit), and is in no need of change.

webfork on 2015-11-01 00:56

HK13: if you're in contact with the author, could you ask him/her to open source it? So maybe someone could pick it up and keep it going?

Provy on 2016-11-16 16:53

The download link appears to be dead. Can this be repaired, or another link provided? Thanks.

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UltraExplorer v2.0.3.1

webfork on 25 Nov 2018
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Dec 2012
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

UltraExplorer is a file manager that supports both dual-pane display and multi-tab views. It also features a built-in command line window for keyboard junkies that stays synchronized with the current view. The user interface is extremely customizable to suit individual tastes.

Note: Main website offline - linking to Softpedia (thanks Emka)

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista
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 UltraExplorer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer
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Technomancer on 2009-08-17 14:28

Nice file manager, i use it as well as Explorer++ and FreeCommander. I do, however, find Ultra Explorer a little slow to load.
I'd give it 8 out of 10

Mike on 2009-09-11 18:35

Not bad, but I prefer xplorer², which is smaller and has more features.

Emka on 2011-12-26 19:56

links broken

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xplorer² lite portable v1.7.0.5

webfork on 2 Jun 2019

xplorer² is a tabbed, dual-pane file manager with tons of features, including folder size view, window layout management, item filtering, folder comparison/synchronization, batch renaming, and file split, merge and shred. Search function includes ability to look for text inside files, and text and script editors, as well as HTML, multimedia and image file preview.

xplorer² lite portable is a portable wrapper by SmithTechSoftware that writes settings to the application folder instead of the registry. Site has gone offline, linking to archive.org.

Note: The latest version of xplorer² lite available from the program's site maybe still compatible with SmithTechSoftware's portable wrapper (see the official forum topic and comments below).

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Free for personal/academic use
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch xplorer2 Portable.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.zabkat.com/blog/index.htm
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smaragdus on 2017-01-24 11:48

Website (http://usb.smithtech.us/apps/xplorer2lite.php) not available.

smaragdus on 2017-01-24 20:36

@billon
Thanks.

billon on 2019-12-23 04:18

Latest Release: v4.3.0.2 (23 Dec 2019)
https://zabkat.com/xplorer2_lite_setup.exe

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Alt Commander v1.3

webfork on 11 Jan 2016

Alt Commander is a dual-pane file manager that includes a built-in FTP client, internal packer/unpacker for ZIP, interval viewer (for JPEG, GIF, BMP, DIB, PNG, WMF, EMF, TGA, ICO, CUR, ANI), batch rename tool, image converter, etc.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch altcmd.exe.
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Jon on 2008-01-06 01:10

I am pretty ticked off at this program. I installed it, and did not like it at all. Tried to UNinstall it, and very tough. It's not on the Windows menu, no where in the XP add / remove control panel. I am using Norton, which will hopefully uninstall all of it from the registry.

Until there is an easy way to uninstall this program, absolutely beware.


Jon

Pikadude No. 1 on 2008-07-24 12:37

Uh, Jon? *None* of the programs listed on this site can be uninstalled; you just delete them when you don't want them any more.

chint2 on 2010-01-26 23:24

uh, Pikadude, FreeCommander can be uninstalled. Shows up in the control panel and has an uninstall routine. Beware of Alt Commander. Do not trust a program that does not offer uninstall or document what was done in the installation process.

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Handy File Tool v1.04

webfork on 11 Jan 2016
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Fluffy

Handy File Tool is a very fast and simple file manager. It has some internal utilities such as Renamer, Replacer and Finder. It has utilities necessary for webmasters, programmers and anybody who is concerned with computers.

Note: On exit, this application pops up a window promoting other products by the developer.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder.
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Copy the contents of MAINDIR to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch HFT.EXE
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Local on 2007-07-25 04:38

Very handy, I assume it would be if it worked anyway.

All I'm getting from it is "Thank you for using HFT 1.03, please re-download it from ......"

I downloaded another copy thinking mine ,might have been corrupted but I still get the same response.

Local on 2007-08-07 07:59

Version 1.4 works.
Looks pretty good so far.
I don't think it's going to drag anyone away from their favourite explorers though

Webfork on 2008-03-31 20:17

Agree with user "Local": a promising software but very behind in terms of features and capabilities of similar tools here on PortableFreeware.

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ExplorerXP Portable v1.7 Revision 4

webfork on 11 Jan 2016
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by MISIIM

ExplorerXP is a tabbed file manager that supports supports groups, batch file rename, configurable keyboard shortcuts, recursive cleaning via extentions or wildcards, folder size cache, etc. ExplorerXP Portable is a portable wrapper for the program.

Note: Application website no longer seems to be available, so I am making a copy available for direct download. There is also a mediafire link in the comments contributed (thanks donald).

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ExplorerXPPortable.exe.
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jim37 on 2008-06-07 12:20

That download link works fine, but it goes to the primary ExplorerXP web site and not the ExplorerXP Portable Wrapper web site. If this program needs the wrapper to be portable, then the program itself must not be natively portable.

donald on 2010-06-17 05:08

Could not download this application directly.

Found that the Internet WaybackMachine did not have a copy, but they did have the MD5 sum (2e784a6af4c623e43f8d28b2b9e02a1a)and you can view that here: http://web.archive.org/web/20071012003948/http://mi3soft.info/Software/Portable/explorerxp-portable/

I found two downloads on MediaFire.com but only one was able to match the reported size and the MD5 sum.

http://www.mediafire.com/?2sxjydymbzn (matched with this MD5 sum 2e784a6af4c623e43f8d28b2b9e02a1a)

I also found another much larger file that may or may not be genuine: http://www.mediafire.com/?ehxmnhht1xm
It has the following description from windows:"Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor" It is about 2mb and has an MD5 sum of dd230b61f7bbd6cb22a339647da29bb7

RichK on 2011-05-26 16:02

Downloaded fine for me and has nice features, but is very slow.

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FileCommander v5.0.9

webfork on 26 Jul 2015
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

FileCommander is a feature-rich, multi-pane file manager that supports up to 4 simultaneous browser windows (enabled with "View", "Extended view"). File highlighting to separate different file types and comes with 3 different "themes," or skins. Includes a process list, folder comparison/synchronization tool, MD5 hash, file splitter, network monitor, virtual drives, file sharing, CD burner etc. ZIP, 7zip and RAR files are handled as folders and file preview tool (F3) allows a quick-view for a long list of file types. Additionally, the program includes an "open with" capability that supports relative pathways, allowing FileCommander to open files using other portable software.

Performance enhancements over regular Explorer include individual threads for each window so the rest of the program doesn't slow down during one window's process (e.g. CD spin-up, network delay). Internal clipboard means Windows' own clipboard will not be overwritten.

Note: Main site offline -- linking to softpedia

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileCommander.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Multi Commander
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webfork on 2010-12-18 19:04

Update: after extensive use, although program had a lot of promise but its unfortunately really buggy. Drag and drop outside of the window doesn't work, wouldn't refresh a new cd that was inserted, and many, many minor glitches. Pass on this one.

sheffieldma on 2012-11-05 19:27

The Website and Download links are dead (404 Not Found).

webfork on 2012-11-06 02:35

sheffieldma - updated, thanks for the note

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UltraManager v2.3

webfork on 11 Jan 2016
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Fluffy

UltraManager is an all-in-one file manager, image viewer, media player, text editor and archive handler. It is built around a customizable graphic interface and includes a designer to create your own skins.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application Folder
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default location
  2. Move all files except uninstall.exe and uninstall.log to a folder of your choice
  3. Uninstall the application
  4. Launch UltraManager.exe
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Technomancer on 2010-03-07 19:14

I wanted a file manger and saw this one. It seemed familiar but i had trouble finding a valid download link. When i found one i saw a screen shot and suddenly remembered why i hadn't already got it.
Sproaticus had the answer. It's really UGLY.
I'm going to download it and see if it really is as difficult to use though.

Technomancer on 2010-03-07 19:29

Wouldn't it be nice if, when trying to download some software, you could click on a download link and go straight to the correct download page.
I still haven't managed to download this software. Why?.
Because there's no download link. When you click on the website link it takes you to a website, (NANOCODESOFT), on which i can't find Ultramanger.
If i do a search on 'google' there are plenty of references to 'Ultramanager' but they all seem to take you to web sites that have nothing to do with 'Ultramanager' or don't work.
I managed to download a file which i thought was 'Ultramanager' but it turned out to be a single page file manager that didn't display any files.

OK, i've let some steam off now, BUT, i would recommend 'FreeCommander' over ANY of the others. It might not have media players or lights and bells, but it is excellent and easy to use and it works.

Sorry for my outburst(s) but at least i didn't swear.

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