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BinText v3.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

__philippe

__philippe on 2013-07-26 18:24

BinText at your finger_tip: (WinXP tested)

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

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

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

__philippe

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Open++ v1.5.1

Checker on 9 Nov 2014

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

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

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

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

webfork on 2014-11-09 02:15

billon: updated, thanks

stisev on 2017-04-20 16:04

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

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OpenedFilesView v1.86

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

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

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

There is a 64-bit version available:

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

MIKLO on 2016-05-12 14:49

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

misan on 2016-05-13 16:45

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

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Detect It Easy v3.00 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

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ExifToolGUI v5.16

webfork on 7 Feb 2016
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by AlephX

ExifToolGUI is a tool for viewing/editing metadata inside a long list of file types including document, audio, video, image, PDF, and more. For images, the program can both view and edit metadata information such as camera/device used, settings on the device, and even map the location the picture was taken if the camera has GPS capability. The program also supports IPTC and XMP tags, has batch capability, and can import/export all tags.

For privacy (and file size), the program can remove all metadata from selected files.

The program is a front-end for the cross-platform ExifTool. It extracts the content of ExifTool.exe to a temp folder under the user's folder, along with thumbs, if enabled.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: ExifTool: Open Source: Perl License, GUI: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download ExifToolGUI (look for the green link near the top) and then ExifTool ZIP (labeled "Windows Executable")
  2. Extract the contents of both ZIP files to a folder of your choice
  3. Rename the file exiftool(-k).exe to exiftool.exe
  4. Launch ExifToolGUI.exe
Similar/alternative apps: ExifDataView, JPEG and PNG Stripper
What's new?
  • Bug fixed shifting some date/time values.
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gms9813 on 2012-04-10 18:56

Disregard that, I just got it working. The instructions were a little confusing.

webfork on 2012-05-02 23:01

gms9813: thanks -- updated the instructions a little, hopefully its easier

webfork on 2013-11-17 01:18

Everytime I use it, this program surprises me away with a LOT of data about files. If ever you want to try and understand the history, author, or other details about a given file, ExifTool is a great place to start.

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