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SearchMyFiles v3.24 Updated

Andrew Lee on 22 Feb 2024

SearchMyFiles is a powerful alternative to the standard Windows search. It allows you to easily find files by wildcard, last modified/created/last accessed time, file attributes, content (text or binary search) and file size. File types available for search includes Microsoft Office and PDF files. The program also be detect duplicate files via the "Search Mode" drop-down box.

Note that the program is non-indexing, meaning it searches the drive directly, which is often slower but more accurate.

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 SearchMyFiles.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SwiftSearch
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: Under some conditions, SearchMyFiles displayed incorrect result when searching text inside files.
  • Fixed issue: When copying data to the clipboard or exporting to tab-delimited file, every line contained an empty field in the end of the line.
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-08-14 18:34

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

MIKLO on 2018-04-06 14:57

I have tried and used several search apps before and was not very impressed but as soon as I saw that this product was from NirSoft I knew I had to try it. NirSoft makes so many great apps that I use a lot, its difficult to say something new about them due to the fact that just about everything they make works great and is pretty awesome overall. One thing is 4sure the native Micro$oft search engine is close to worthless, so just about anything will be an improvement.
MIKLO

freakazoid on 2022-01-11 16:08

The latest version is such a welcome addition as it allows you to set the font and size used in the search results.

My eyes are not what they once was, so increasing the font size makes things much more legible for me especially when sitting far back in my chair!

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CCleaner Free v6.21.10918 Updated Adware

Ennovy on 14 Feb 2024
  • 111MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Feb 2024
  • 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 / Win11
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/ccleaner/version-history
Latest comments
Emka on 2020-10-19 05:50

No longer stealth, isn't it? Writes to my registry on Win10x64.

ripu on 2021-09-27 03:55

Not stealth, creates
HKLM\software\Piriform\CCleaner
HKCU\current\software\AvastAdSDK
HKCU\current\software\Piriform\CCleaner

Should block these on hosts:
0.0.0.0 ncc.avast.com
#0.0.0.0 www.ccleaner.com
0.0.0.0 ipm-provider.ff.avast.com
0.0.0.0 shepherd.ff.avast.com
0.0.0.0 ip-info.ff.avast.com
0.0.0.0 license.piriform.com
0.0.0.0 ipmcdn.avast.com
0.0.0.0 analytics.ff.avast.com
0.0.0.0 healthcheck.ccleaner.com
0.0.0.0 download.ccleaner.com
0.0.0.0 verify.ccleaner.com
0.0.0.0 softwareupdatechecker.live-everest-media.net

Ennovy on 2022-08-27 15:06

I confirm writing to the registry (Windows 11):
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Piriform
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Piriform

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PeaZip v9.7.1 Updated

Ennovy on 15 Feb 2024
  • 37MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Feb 2024
  • 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.

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

Cross platform with clients for Mac, Linux, and BSD, as well as a 64-bit version is available. Alternatively, PeaZip Portable portablizes bookmarks and includes both 32 and 64-bit versions, automatically using the proper one on each PC.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11 / 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 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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SMF – Search my Files v15

Andrew Lee on 7 Jun 2023
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Jun 2023
  • Suggested by guinness

SMF is a powerful file search and duplicate finding tool that uses hashing (MD5, CRC32 or SHA1) to determine similarity. Includes a host of filter capabilities and a result-reporting tool, with which you can sub-filter the result set according to your needs.

The program lets you search by last modified date, keyword, or file attribute; pictures of a certain filesize, dimension, or metadata info; MP3s by length, author, or bitrate; and duplicate pictures that have a certain filesize or dimension.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch SMF.exe
  3. At first run, click "Start SMF". The Portable Install should be selected and Explorer ContextMenu Integration should be grayed out.
What's new?
  • Updated – SQLite Dll to 3.42.0
  • Updated – MediaInfo Dll to 23.04
  • Updated – TrID Definitions to version 2023-May-14
  • Updated – Added dHash visual similarity check
  • Updated – Improved thumbnail creation speed
  • Fixed – Caching of hashes to speed up duplicate search
  • Fixed – Report crash on stats change
  • Fixed – CTRL+ALT+F explorer integration
  • Updated – Lots of other small bug fixes and style changes
Latest comments
guinness on 2011-06-02 10:21

Done! I was a little slow this time :D

olliebean on 2021-03-28 13:13

This doesn't seem to be truly portable. On its first run, it "installs" the portable version, meaning that although all data and settings are stored within the application directory, that location is hardcoded within the settings as an absolute, not a relative path. If that directory is moved, the program will either continue to use the original location for its settings - or, if that directory no longer exists, will "reinstall" into the new directory, and wipe the previous settings and database even though they still existed within the directory. The only way around this would be to manually edit the SMF_Files setting in the SMF.ini file any time the application directory is moved to a new location.

KaFu on 2021-10-10 11:21

@olliebean: Issue with portable install fixed with v14, please report bugs on my homepage.
Regards, Karsten

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LookDisk v6.9

Andrew Lee on 23 Nov 2022
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Aug 2018
  • Suggested by Crash

LookDisk is a fast and effective file, text, and duplicate search tool that supports searching with specific parameters. Includes support for searching archive files (e.g. .ZIP files). Displays a disk overview (size and free space).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Stealth: ? No. %WINDIR%\gridList
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ldw.exe.
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-08-08 17:17

@ smaragdus : Thanks ... and updated ;)

AndTheWolf on 2018-04-22 12:40

LookDisk seems to be at version 6.8 now.

vinc64 on 2022-11-22 08:02

Please note that the download link for LookDisk is now http://lookdisk.simply.cool/portable_version.zip
The link listed above is no longer working.

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