#1 05 Mar 2007 21:45

Simon Sheppard
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Post your favourite Windows utilities

You've probably already seen my list of handy utilities ( http://ss64.com/links/windows.html ) but I thought I'd start a thread where you can post links to any other tools you find useful..

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#2 05 Mar 2007 21:55

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Re: Post your favourite Windows utilities

A couple to get things started:

http://www.ccleaner.com/ - delete crud from your system

http://locate32.webhop.org/ - This program works like updatedb and locate in Unix

http://www.mythicsoft.com/agentransack/ - Find Files quickly (GUI)

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#3 29 Oct 2009 01:55

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Re: Post your favourite Windows utilities

As geocities died this week, I've thrown up a mirror of Frank P Westlakes utilities here:
http://ss64.net/westlake/

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#4 30 Nov 2009 06:19

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Re: Post your favourite Windows utilities

Utilities as in what? Because I use lots of tools since I have been making a pensuite for quite awhile now...having over 100 tools and applications (other files too, but all together is barely 846MB).

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#5 01 Dec 2009 11:39

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Re: Post your favourite Windows utilities

www.auslogics.com
Good FREE (fully functional) defrag tool and registry cleaner tool.

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#6 03 Dec 2009 13:33

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Re: Post your favourite Windows utilities

Some links that I can't see here  - only freeware:

http://www.sourcegear.com/diffmerge/  - diff tool.I think it's better than winmerge.But it's not open source

text editors:

http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm - my favorite text editor.Supports batch scripts syntax.
http://www.pspad.com/ - I use only its hexadecimal view which is not supported by Notepad++ (or I can' see it smile )
http://www.crimsoneditor.com/  - crimson editor.I don't why but when I use notepad++ ftp plugin I can access only user home directory.When I need ftp file editing i use Crimson editor.
http://www.vim.org/   - Vim.

ftp utilities:

http://winscp.net/eng/index.php  - winscp . My favorite ftp client.Has command line interface too.
http://filezilla-project.org/  - It has ftp server for windows too.
http://www.rejetto.com/hfs/  - very easy to use http file server for windows

Unix-to-Windows tools:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/xming/  - Xserver for Windows.Irreplaceable when you want to export UI form unix.
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgta … nload.html  - Putty - SSH client.Plink - SSH client allows you to automate and call scripts on remote unix machine and etc.
http://www.thefreecountry.com/tofrodos/index.shtml  - command line utility that converts text files to DOS/UNIX format.
http://ext2fsd.sourceforge.net/
http://www.fs-driver.org/       - File system drivers for windows

File utilities:

http://www.varaneckas.com/jad - command line java decompiler
http://swissfileknife.sourceforge.net/   -  agghhmmm.Very useful command line tool.Replacing, searching, tail,ftp...
http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/  - unlock locked files and delete them
http://blog.dev-scene.com/ratx/archives/15   - trim

Arch.:
http://peazip.sourceforge.net/  - Peazip.Supports a lot of archive formats
http://www.7-zip.org/  - 7zip archiver.It has also command line verzion 7za which allos you to compress folders.
http://www.nanozip.net/


network uitilies:

http://www.netsetman.com  - Network settings manager.Has also command line interface
http://www.securityfocus.com/tools/139  - netcat for windows
http://nmap.org/download.html  - nmap advanced version of netcat



other:

http://xanya.net/site/free_utilities.php  - Setenv
http://barnyard.syr.edu/~vefatica/ - another set env

http://vbmj5g.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p … P?download     - Choice.exe

http://www.f2ko.de/English/b2e/index.php  .bat to .exe converter
http://www.paulsadowski.com/WSH/cmdprogs.htm

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#7 04 Dec 2009 06:00

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Re: Post your favourite Windows utilities

My favorite utilities are:

Scintilla (the best editor) http://www.scintilla.org/
Kzip (the best zip compressor) http://advsys.net/ken/utils.htm

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#8 06 Dec 2009 00:07

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Re: Post your favourite Windows utilities

Kinda glad I revived this thread, people seem to use lots of tools!

free commander is the shit! Dual paned file manager
http://www.freecommander.com/

Make that another for SciTE!

Anything from http://nirsoft.com/ and http://sourceforge.net/

Awesome site for making a pensuite!
http://www.portablefreeware.com/

many others...

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#9 22 Jan 2011 17:16

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Re: Post your favourite Windows utilities

Visual Command Line is a tool which allows you to create Batch Files (that are used by the Command Prompt of Windows) easily.
Visual Command Line uses categories to simplify the use of the program, it also allows the user to choose a command, add it, and edit the command the way the user wants to.

Features

    * Take full control of the Command Prompt (CMD) of Windows operation system.
    * Argument Panel to easily edit your command with a user interface.
    * Get information as you type.
    * Create Batch files in an easy way.
    * Batch commands divided into categories to ease the way you create scripts.
    * Explanation for each Batch command and it's most important (or all) arguments.
    * Information panel that shows a description for each Batch Command and for the most important (or all) arguments.


Download Visual Command Line at:
http://codecaged.com/visual-command-line/

Homepage:
http://www.codecaged.com/

This is how Visual Command Line Starts:
pic1.png

Visual Command Line's user-interface provides easy way to create Batch file:
Toolbox on the left side, Properties panel on the right & information panel on the bottom:
pic2.png

Typing something related to Batch language gives you information as-you-type:
pic3.png

Before creating a document you must choose the OS and OS version you desire to work with.
The "Select Compatibility" window also provide you a tip for the chosen selections:
pic4.png

Here you can see some of the options that the TextEditor provide and the settings that the program has:
pic5.png

Download Visual Command Line at:
http://codecaged.com/visual-command-line/

Homepage:
http://www.codecaged.com/

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#10 17 Mar 2011 02:23

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Re: Post your favourite Windows utilities

check out http://www.nirsoft.net/
there's some good programs there

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#11 16 Apr 2011 01:21

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Re: Post your favourite Windows utilities

netscan and other usefull stuff http://www.softperfect.com/download/ xirrus wifi inspector http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php asset tracker http://www.alchemy-lab.com/products/atn/ and ofcourse robocopy from 2003 rkt smile

regmon and filemon from sysinternals, pagedefrag nowadays from MS smile

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#12 23 Sep 2011 18:24

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Re: Post your favourite Windows utilities

Infoworld just posted a useful list of Open Source Tools for Windows admins...

Tool No. 1: Wireshark
Network troubleshooting http://www.wireshark.org/

Tool No. 2: AMANDA
Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver.
http://www.amanda.org/

Tool No. 3: MailArchiva
Email archiving 
http://www.mailarchiva.com/

Tool No. 4: Exchange 2010 RBAC Manager
Exchange 2010 Role-based access control
http://rbac.codeplex.com/

Tool No. 5: Core Configurator 2.0 for Server Core
GUI for managing admin tasks
http://coreconfig.codeplex.com/

Tool No. 6: AutoSPInstaller for SharePoint 2010
Install SharePoint
http://autospinstaller.codeplex.com/

Tool No. 7: OCS Inventory
Software and hardware inventory agent:
http://launchpad.net/ocsinventory

Tool No. 8: UltraDefrag
Defrag system files, registry hives, and the paging file:
http://ultradefrag.sourceforge.net/

Tool No. 9: Nmap for Windows
Security scanner, network mapper, inventory and monitor host or service uptime:
http://nmap.org/book/inst-windows.html

Tool No. 10: Zenmap
Map a topology of devices connected to your network. (uses Nmap), providing an interactive, animated visualization of hosts on a network:
http://nmap.org/zenmap

Tool No. 11: PowerGUI
Graphical user interface and script editor for PowerShell:
http://powergui.org/

Tool No. 12: Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) Tool
Read performance monitor counter logs and analyze them:
http://pal.codeplex.com/

Tool No. 13: ClamWin Antivirus
Open source antivirus solution
http://www.clamwin.com/

Tool No. 14: Virtual Router
Turns any Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 system into a Wi-Fi hotspot
http://virtualrouter.codeplex.com/

Tool No. 15: VirtualBox
Open source virtualization
http://www.virtualbox.org/

Infoworld article:
http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source- … 8?page=0,0

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#13 03 Nov 2011 10:28

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Re: Post your favourite Windows utilities

For Sound Editing:
Levelator  (Windows or Mac)
Audacity  (Windows or Mac)
24hr-printer-cartridges.com

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#14 17 Dec 2011 17:36

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Re: Post your favourite Windows utilities

Here is a great but easy program for renaming files in windows:

http://www.den4b.com/?x=downloads&product=renamer

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#15 24 Dec 2011 16:57

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Re: Post your favourite Windows utilities

hashtab shell extension
A new rightclick tab to easily compute file hashes

examdiff
To easily compare 2 text files for differences

Advanced renamer
very powerful file renamer


All free to use of course

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#16 18 May 2013 08:17

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Re: Post your favourite Windows utilities

This could be considered as thread necromancy, but just wanted to share this tool:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/jhoward/arch … pbind.aspx
download -> http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/nvspscrub

The only command line tool that I know with possibility  to enable or disable protocols from a network adapter.

Before I used this: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/winsdk/archive/ … vista.aspx
with a few variants with hardcoded values, but  nvspscrub is better smile

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