File Tools

Basic License: 50GB Free Storage Last Reviewed: 2012-08-25
“ADrive LLC ( leads the free online data storage community, offering the largest amount of free storage on the Internet. We provide our users with secure solutions for storing, backing up, and accessing files from virtually anywhere, at any time. ADrive serves as an online, centralized vault for all file types including: music, videos, photos, documents, and more.
“Founded in 2007 by veterans of the storage and networking industry, ADrive was designed to meet the demands of our data-intensive world. We understand how quickly local hard drives, external hard drives, and other storage devices can be filled up with data. We also understand the inconvenience involved in trying to transfer, backup, or remotely access such files.
“Our goal at ADrive is to provide our users with reliable and convenient solutions to better manage their data. We give our basic users access to more free online storage and backup than any other providers. We are committed to delivering highly-available and secure file storage and backup solutions to the entire ADrive community.”
Anchor Link Amazon Cloud Drive
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-04
Version: 2.0 – Released: 2013-04-03 Windows: Vista, 7
File Size: 34.1 MB
“Amazon Cloud Drive is your personal hard drive in the cloud. Store your music, videos, photos, and documents on Amazon’s secure servers. All you need is a web browser to upload, download, and access your files from any computer.
• Easily upload your photos, documents, videos and other files
• Drag and drop files and folders to the Cloud Drive icon
• Right-click any file or folder and send to Amazon Cloud Drive
• Easy download of one or more files and folders from Cloud Drive
• Uploads and downloads run in the background
• Continue using your computer as you normally would, the app can handle restarts and lost internet connections without losing your data
• You can pause and resume at any time
“Your Cloud Drive comes with 5 GB of free storage—enough space to store up to 1000 songs. This space is yours to use as you like and you will never be charged for it.”
Anchor Link Attribute Changer Stanley’s Pick
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2013-01-29
Version: 7.10c – Released: 2013-01-26 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 3.19 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Attribute Changer is a power user tool to change all kind of file and folder attributes, date, time and even NTFS compression. Exif date and time information stored in digital images are easily altered with Attribute Changer. Basic features include changing file and folder attributes within en masse. More advanced features include relative and partial date/time stamp modifications. Realtime monitoring and reporting is also available. File and folder filters are available to include/exclude filesystem objects based on various criteria.
“A really useful feature is the compression/decompression of files stored on the Windows NT/2000 and XP NTFS file system. Attribute Changer has an optimized algorithm for changing attributes so that even open files not requesting an exclusive access can be manipulated. This is only true for standard attribute changes, not date, time and compression state changes.
“Furthermore, date and time on files and folders can be partially changed. In this case, you can advise Attribute Changer not to change the whole object data, but only parts such as day, month, year, seconds, minutes or hours.”
Anchor Link Beyond Compare
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-11
Version: – Released: 2013-03-07 Windows: All
File Size: 5.8 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Beyond Compare is a powerful time-saving utility for comparing files and folders on your Windows system. Use it to manage source code, keep folders in sync, compare program output, and validate copies of your data. Beyond Compare can create a snapshot of a live directory structure, and compare it against the live copy at a later date. Beyond Compare helps you analyze differences in detail and carefully reconcile them. It commands a wide range of file and text operations, as well as script commands for automating tasks.
¤ compare text files
¤ compare folders, zip archives, ftp sites
¤ update websites
¤ merge code changes
¤ compare program output
¤ and more”
Anchor Link Binary Viewer
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-27
Version: – Released: 2013-04-27 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 1.3 MB Requires: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.
“Binary Viewer is a free windows utility allowing you to open and view any file located on your computer regardless of format file was saved. Binary Viewer displays file contents in hexadecimal, octal, decimal and text formats (multiple Encodings), therefore letting you to peek into binary files, usually not viewable when using standard Windows viewer/editors like Notepad.
¤ Multiple formats for displaying binary data: Hexadecimal, Binary, Octal, Decimal (1 or 2 bytes), Text (ASCII), Text (Unicode and Big Endian Unicode)
¤ Handling extremally large file sizes (up to 16TB )
¤ Ability to open and view entire Physical Drives
¤ Ability to bookmark ranges within open file/device
¤ Supports Alternate Data Stream (ADS) displaying
¤ Simple and intuitive user interface
¤ Two-column display for easy viewing same content in multiple formats
¤ Provides flexible search functionality (search for binary sequence or search for text within file)
¤ Allows selecting, copy and saving to the file
¤ Shows extended file properties on main window panel
¤ Has very small memory footprint
¤ Is absolutely free”
Anchor Link CHM Converter
License: Shareware – $19.95 Last Reviewed: 2012-08-25
Version: 7.37 – Released: 2010-04-24 Windows: 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003
File Size: 1.4 MB
“Most likely, ABC Amber CHM Converter is a batch decompiler for Compiled Windows HTML Help files (*.chm) you’ve been searching for a long time. Taking CHM files or CHM ebooks, it will convert them to any document format you wish – PDF, RTF, HTML, DOC, HLP, TXT, DBF, XML, CSV, XLS, MDB, etc. It creates the contents with bookmarks (in PDF, RTF, DOC and HTML), extracts pictures, keeps hyperlinks and the structure of CHM file. In other words, you can produce a new hypertext system in most popular formats.
“Key features of conversion to PDF using ABC Amber CHM Converter program include 40/128 bits PDF encryption, advanced PDF security options, page size and page orientation support, resolution mode, compression mode, and more.”
Anchor Link Copy Changed Files
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-11-19
Version: – Released: 2012-11-19 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 575 KB Requires: .NET Framework 2.0
Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“The Copy Changed Files tool is a free program that lets you copy changed files from one directory tree to another. The program only copies changed files, leaving all other files behind.
“You can either select to use the date and time for change check, or you can use the binary compare option. When you have selected how to check for changed files, you can select if you want to append date and/or time to the destination directory/file.”
Anchor Link Dependency Viewer
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-01-10
Version: 1.1.0 – Released: 2008-09-17 Windows: XP, Vista
File Size: 410 KB
“Discover exactly what files your program needs to run. Additionally export the list of dependencies to a text file for future viewing. Search and download missing OCX or DLL files as required.”
Anchor Link DiffMerge
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-03-07
Version: 3.3.1 – Released: 2011-07-25 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista
File Size: 7 MB Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“DiffMerge is an application to visually compare and merge files for Windows, Mac OS X and Unix. Product Features:
√ Diff. Graphically shows the changes between two files. Includes intra-line highlighting and full support for editing.
√ Merge. Graphically shows the changes between 3 files. Allows automatic merging (when safe to do so) and full control over editing the resulting file.
√ Folder Diff. Performs a side-by-side comparison of 2 folders, showing which files are only present in one file or the other, as well as file pairs which are identical or different.
√ Configurable. Rulesets and options provide for customized appearance and behavior.
√ International. Compatible with 42 different character encodings.”
Anchor Link Dropbox
License: Free and up Last Reviewed: 2013-05-09
Version: 2.0.10 – Released: 2013-05-09 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 31.6 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Dropbox is a useful tool that will enable you to instantly store your files online and share them. It can also synchronize the files from your offline directories and online storage. 2GB of Dropbox for free, with subscriptions up to 100GB available. Features include:
• Once installed, any file you drop into your Dropbox folder will synchronize and be available on any other computer you’ve installed Dropbox on, as well as from the web. Also, any changes you make to files in your Dropbox will sync to your other computers, instantly.
• Let’s say you accidentally delete that 8 page report that you were supposed to have for a meeting tomorrow. A handy Dropbox feature is the ability to undelete files or pull up any previous versions of it.
• You can also share files and folders with whomever you choose, whether it be music with buddies, docs with colleagues or photos with grandma, even if they’re not Dropbox users.
• We obsess over speed, and it shows. Dropbox is very smart about the way it handles files. For example, if you make a change to a huge file, dropbox will only update the piece of the file that changed.
• All files are transported over SSL and encrypted using AES-256 (banks use this too).”
Anchor Link Duplicate File Finder
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-12-15
Version: – Released: 2012-12-14 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 7.11 MB
“Do you have any idea, how many duplicate files are stored on your computer? You may experience lack of free space, while there may be gigabytes of unnecessary duplicates. Auslogics Duplicate File Finder will help you to get rid of those files. By using this powerful yet free utility, you can increase free space on up to 50%.
♦ Delete duplicate files to free up your hard disk space
♦ Improve computer performance by deleting duplicate files
♦ Sort and organize your media collections
♦ Find duplicate files by content.”
Anchor Link Every File Format
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2012-08-25
“This is a list of file name extensions or suffixes that indicate the format or usage of a file and a brief description of that format. We don’t really show the file format itself here. In fact, many formats are proprietary and we couldn’t show them to you. In some cases, we link to a definition of the file format or to related information.”
Anchor Link ExamDiff
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-17
Version: – Released: 2011-10-01 Windows: All
File Size: 676 KB Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“ExamDiff is a freeware Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/2008 tool for visual file comparison. It has a number of simple and convenient features that many users have been asking for a long time from a file comparison tool.
“Features include: Remembers a user specified number of last compared first and second files; Toggles between the first and second files; Automatically detects file changes and prompts the user to re-compare files; Drag and drop support; Easy editing of the first and second files; Saves the file differences in a standard UNIX DIFF file; Allows the copying of text from the comparison panes via drag and drop, a hot key, or a right button pop up; Simple ‘Search’ command to search for strings in the comparison panes; Customizable text and background colors, font, tab size, etc.”
Anchor Link Extended File Details
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-08-25
Version: – Released: 2010-07-13 Windows: All
File Size: 537 KB Portable
“Extended File Details is a free and portable tool to display and save file properties. It can display and save to a text file: File Name; File Type; File Size; File Version; Product Version; File Attributes; File MD5; File CRC; Company Name; Description; Legal Copyright; Legal Trademark; Language; Comments; Date Created; Last Accessed; Last Modified; Internal File Name; Original File Name; and Large and small icons.
“Using EFD is very simple, you need to provide only on information which is the file path and name, this can be done by one of the following ways:
• Drag and Drop a file on the EFD.EXE icon
• Drag and Drop a file on the EFD main application form
• Browse and select a file
• Type the full path and file name
• From the command line type EFD.EXE FileName.Ext
“Now you can view the file details and can save this information to a text file. For more information read the included ReadMe.txt file.”
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Anchor Link File Extension Library
License: Free Online Last Reviewed: 2012-08-25
“PC Pitstop’s File Extension Library is the internet’s most complete and comprehensive source for file extension information. Over the years PC Pitstop has developed numerous free scans that diagnose various PC performance issues. Over 200 million scans that have been run all over the world contribute to our file extension libraries.”
Anchor Link File Splitter Lite
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2010-08-17
Version: 1.1.2 – Released: 2010-11-23 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 373 KB Portable version available on-site
Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Transferring large files from one computer to another is often difficult, due to size restrictions of the transfer medium. For example, email services typically limit attachment sizes, and an external device such as a USB drive or CD-RW may not be large enough to contain the entire file.
“File Splitter Lite is a small, fast, and free program which allows you to split a copy of a large file into smaller segments. You may then easily transfer the segments to another computer and use File Splitter Lite to reconstruct the original file.”
Anchor Link FileAlyzer
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-08-25
Version: – Released: 2011-10-07 Windows: 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista
File Size: 4.2 MB
“FileAlyzer is a tool to analyze files — the name itself was initially just a typo of FileAnalyzer, but after a few days I decided to keep it.
“FileAlyzer allows advanced users to take a detailed look at file specific information, including resources, version info, and much more. It also provides a hex dump of the file content, calculates MD5 and CRC-32 sums and offers format specific previews (HTML preview, Archive preview, INI content and more). FileAlyzer integrates into the Explorer right-click menu and offers a superior alternative to the standard Windows file property dialog.”
Anchor Link Free Storage Space
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2012-08-25
“If you are looking for free disk space you have come to the right place. You have found one of the biggest lists of free storage space providers. Free online storage space is very cool service — you don’t need to carry the floppies or hard disk, because you have it on you free internet storage space. Accessible form anywhere, anytime. Great for images, mp3s, photos or any other data backup.
“Details are provided to help you to understand what each service has to offer.”
Anchor Link GMail Drive
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2012-07-13
Version: 1.0.19 – Released: 2012-07-12 Windows: All
File Size: 373 KB Requires: IE 5 or later, GMail account
Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“GMail Drive is a Shell Namespace Extension that creates a virtual drive in the Windows Explorer, allowing you to use your Google GMail account as a storage medium. It allows you to do basic file manipulation, such as copy and delete of files inside the Gmail account. Because it is a Shell Extension, the interface you work in is Windows Explorer itself. GMail Drive appears as a virtual drive under your My Computer folder in Windows Explorer.”
Anchor Link HexBrowser
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-06-21
Version: 1.5.71 – Released: 2007-10-17 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 92 KB
“HexBrowser is a tool that identifies file types. It does not care about the file extension, but opens each file to look for signatures so it can determine the exact type of a file. It now recognizes more than 650 different file formats.
“HexBrowser shows detailed information about each file, or a hex- or text dump of the beginning of each file (for the sake of speed). HexBrowser can be started with a file or directory path as parameter. Files can also be dragged and dropped onto the HexBrowser window. Other ways to view a file: Use File > Open, or simply browse to the file.”
Anchor Link Inspect Exe
License: Freeware and Shareware Last Reviewed: 2012-06-21
Version: 3.2.4 – Released: 2012-05 Windows: 9x, Me, NT4, 2000, XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 668 KB
“InspectExe allows you to explore and diagnose problems with Win32 applications. It is integrated directly into the Windows Explorer and adds as a set of extra pages in the Properties sheet for the selected executable file. Look at the screen shots at the bottom of this page to see examples of the information it displays.
¤ Display all import and export functions of an executable file (.EXE, .OCX or .DLL). Additional file extensions can be selected on installation.
¤ Shows function definition for decorated (mangled) function names.
¤ Show all the Win32 PE sections contained in an executable file.
¤ Display extended version information not shown on Version Properties tab.
¤ Display exported symbols from library files (.LIB).
¤ List all the resources contained in the executable and display all resource strings.
¤ Check whether the module can be loaded without executing it. This will verify that all dependent DLLs are available.
¤ Compare executables and display computed checksum to spot differences between versions of files.”
Anchor Link Intelligent Copier
License: Free for personal use Last Reviewed: 2012-06-21
Version: – Released: 2004-02-09 Windows: 9x, Me, NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
File Size: 980 KB
“Intelligent Copier is an automatic file mover and copier. It offers a window that you can drag files onto, and will then copy or move them based on your settings. For example, you could choose to move all .mp3 files into the C:\Music folder or copy any .doc file into your My Documents folder etc. In addition, you can automatically skip a file that is older than an existing one or to overwrite existing files. Intelligent Copier runs in the system tray and can log all actions for later reference.”
Anchor Link Linux Reader
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-09-14
Version: – Released: 2012-09-14 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 4.3 MB
“DiskInternals Linux Reader is a newly developed software tool for providing access to Linux file systems under Windows. You can use it whenever you want: the program is 100% free. It lets you use a familiar ambience of Windows Explorer for extracting information from Ext2/Ext3 file systems. The only type of access possible here is read-only mode. It prevents you from interference with Linux and guarantees stable work of your OS.”
Anchor Link Long Filenames Finder
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-06-21
Version: 1.1 – Released: 2002-04-25 Windows: 98, Me, 2000, XP
File Size: 297 KB
“Long Filename Finder is the easiest way to find and shorten filenames that are too long to be backed up to CD-R (or CD-RW).
“Many CD-R mastering programs limit the length of the filenames that can be stored on the CD-R. In some cases, this length is as short as 62 characters. Your files can easily have names that exceed the limit, especially for multimedia files such as MP3 that contain artist, album, title, track number information. Before backing up to CD-R, you must rename all your files so that none of the filenames exceed the limit. Never before has this been so easy.”
Anchor Link OmniFormat
License: Adware or $9.95 Last Reviewed: 2013-03-13
Version: 12.2 – Released: 2013-03-13 Windows: All, incl 8
File Size: 13.0 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“OmniFormat is a free document conversion utility which allows dynamic conversion and image manipulation of over 75 file formats including HTML, DOC, XLS, WPD, PDF, JPG, GIF, TIF, PNG, PCX, PPT, PS, TXT, Photo CD, FAX and MPEG. OmniFormat supports Optical Character Recognition (OCR). In order to convert image formats to text, the free OmniFormat Optical Character Recognition module must be downloaded from OmniFormat and installed. The OCR Module will process all import formats handled by OmniFormat. It can also extract text from PDF files and be run from the command line.
“Omniformat requires that Pdf995 – also FREE – be installed. Pdf995 is the fast, affordable way to create professional-quality documents in the popular PDF file format. Its easy-to-use interface allows you to create PDF files by simply selecting the Print command from any application, creating documents which can be viewed on any computer with a PDF viewer.
“The free version of OmniFormat will display a sponsor page in your web browser each time you launch the software. If you would prefer not to see sponsor pages, you may purchase a license key for either an individual or a workgroup. If converting Word formats, a Pdf995 sponsor key is also required in order to bypass sponsor pages.”
Anchor Link OpenedFilesView
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-06-21
Version: 1.52 – Released: 2011-07-10 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 53 KB Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“OpenedFilesView displays the list of all opened files on your system. For each opened file, additional information is displayed: handle value, read/write/delete access, file position, the process that opened the file, and more… Optionally, you can also close one or more opened files, or close the process that opened these files.
“This utility is especially useful if you try to delete/move/open a file and you get one of the following error messages:
Θ Cannot delete [filename]: There has been a sharing violation. The source or destination file may be in use.
Θ Cannot delete [filename]: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.
“When you get one of these error messages, OpenedFilesView will show you which process lock your file. Closing the right process will solve this problem. Optionally, you can also release the file by closing the handle from OpenedFilesView utility. However, be aware that after closing a file in this way, the program that opened the file may become unstable, and even crash.
“OpenedFilesView doesn’t require any installation process or additional DLLs. In order to start using it, just run the executable file – OpenedFilesView.exe . The main window of OpenedFilesView display the list of all files currently opened in your system. In order to refresh the list of opened files, press F5, or alternatively, use the Auto Refresh feature (Options → Auto Refresh → Every x seconds) in order to automatically refresh the opened files list every 1 – 5 seconds.”
Anchor Link Remove on Reboot
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-04-07
Version: 1.0 – Released: 2004-06-04 Windows: All
File Size: 365 KB
“Have you ever tried to delete a file only get the dreaded file in use error? This Remove on Reboot utility is a simple but useful shell extension, that allows you to delete files automatically after the next reboot. This is useful if you need to deleted a file that is currently in use (locked) and cannot be deleted from within Windows. Just right-click and select ‘Delete on Reboot’ and the file will be automatically deleted.”
[ The Web site of the original publisher of this utility is no longer available. The utility can be obtained, however, at many places on the Internet, including which can be referenced by clicking on the “Remove on Reboot” name button above; Ed, ]
Anchor Link Resource Editor
License: Freeware – Source available Last Reviewed: 2012-06-21
Version: – Released: 2005-12-17 Windows: 98, 2000, XP
File Size: 1.1 MB
“XN Resource Editor is a free, powerful, fully featured resource editor and PE module explorer. XNResourceEditor works with all resource files (.RES) and PE modules (.EXE, .DLL, etc.) but it has special knowledge of modules written in Delphi. It can display all the modules that comprise a Delphi program, and let you edit the properties of the components used on Delphi forms.”
Anchor Link Resource Hacker
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-06-21
Version: 3.6.0 – Released: 2011-09-16 Windows: All
File Size: 730 KB
“Resource Hacker is a freeware utility to view, modify, rename, add, delete and extract resources in 32bit & 64bit Windows executables and resource files (*.res). It incorporates an internal resource script compiler and decompiler and works on all (Win95 – Win7) Windows operating systems.”
Anchor Link ResourcesExtract
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-06-21
Version: 1.17 – Released: 2011-01-22 Windows: 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
File Size: 26 KB Portable
“ResourcesExtract is a small utility that scans dll/ocx/exe files and extract all resources (bitmaps, icons, cursors, AVI movies, HTML files, and more…) stored in them into the folder that you specify. You can use ResourcesExtract in user interface mode, or alternatively, you can run ResourcesExtract in command-line mode without displaying any user interface.”
Anchor Link ScanDir
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2012-06-21
Version: 1.1 – Released: 2009-02-25 Windows: 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, Vista
File Size: 715 KB Portable
“ScanDir will search multiple directories for all files or a selection of files. Select files based on filename, path, extension, filesize and / or filedate. Scan results can be printed or saved to an ASCII textfile. Output header, seperator characterand output format are customizable. You can Delete, Purge, Rename, Copy, Move, or change Attributes of the selected files.”
Anchor Link SyncToy
License: Free Last Reviewed: 2012-06-21
Version: 2.1 – Released: 2009-11-24 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 2.9 or 3.5 MB Requires: .NET Framework 2.0
Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“SyncToy, a free PowerToy for Microsoft Windows, is an easy to use, highly customizable program that helps users to do the heavy lifting involved with the copying, moving, and synchronization of different directories. Most common operations can be performed with just a few clicks of the mouse, and additional customization is available without additional complexity. SyncToy can manage multiple sets of folders at the same time; it can combine files from two folders in one case, and mimic renames and deletes in another case. Unlike other applications, SyncToy actually keeps track of renames to files and will make sure those changes get carried over to the synchronized folder.”
Anchor Link Tarylynn
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2012-03-03
Version: 2.9.882 – Released: 2011-01-26 Windows: All
File Size: 1.5 MB
“Tarylynn synchronises two folders and all subfolders within. Good for a quick backup to a network drive, or copying files to a laptop. No need to spend time trying to setup a windows briefcase. Because Tarylynn does not depend on a database like briefcase does, backups are more portable, and there is no single point of failure. If files exist on both sides, the file modified dates are compared and the newer one is copied across. When deleting, files existing on both sides are ignored regardless of modified dates.
“Tarylynn can even be scripted for automatic running. Useful for periodic backups, or for copying default user settings for software installation. Tarylynn also comes with a simple FTP mode. Great for updating webpages or accessing work servers when at home.”
Anchor Link TransMac
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-30
Version: 10.5 – Released: 2013-04-29 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8
File Size: 1.6 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“TransMac is a Windows program that can copy files to and from Macintosh disks. Most disk types are supported including high density diskettes, CD-ROMs, hard drives, and most removable media (SyQuest, Iomega, Zip, Jazz, Sparq, optical, etc.). Features include automatic file type mapping, HFS+ (Mac OS Extended) read support, search disk by type, creator, or extension, read Mac multisession CDs, read and write disk images for purposes of backup or duplication, create Mac CD volume files that can be written to CDR or CDRW using external CD writing software.
“Limitations: The shareware version of TransMac is limited to copying files 1.4 megabytes in size and smaller. Formatting and folder operations are limited as well. Register to receive a password which will enable these features.”
Anchor Link TrueType Changer
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-06-06
Version: – Released: 2008-05-22 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
File Size: 36 KB
“Allows changing the TrueType (also sometimes called file signature) of a file. Some security systems scan the files header for their so-called signature (usually called TrueType) in addition to checking the file extension. This tool allows to change the TrueType of the file to:
• Remove TrueType
“All you will need to do is to select the file you want to modify, specify the new extension, then press Execute.”
Anchor Link Universal Extractor
License: Freeware – Source available Last Reviewed: 2013-01-22
Version: 1.6.1 – Released: 2010-05-12 Windows: ???
File Size: 5.3 MB
“Universal Extractor is a program to do exactly what it says: extract files from any type of archive, whether it’s a simple zip file, an installation program, or even a Windows Installer (.msi) package. This is still a work in progress (see details below), but so far it’s proven quite useful and I feel others can also benefit from it.
“I should stress that this application is not intended to be a general purpose archiving program. It will never replace WinRAR, 7-Zip, etc. What it will do is allow you to extract files from virtually any type of archive, regardless of source, compression method, etc. The original motivation behind this project was that I wanted an easy, convenient way to extract files from installation packages, such as Inno Setup or Windows Installer packages, without pulling up a command line every time. In the process I got a little carried away and ended up throwing in support for every kind of archive format I possibly could find.”
Anchor Link Universal Viewer Pro
License: Free and Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-23
Version: – Released: 2013-04 Windows: All (32-bit)
File Size: 9.37 MB Portable version available on-site
“Universal Viewer Pro is an advanced file viewer with wide range of formats supported. Implemented view modes and corresponding file formats are:
• Text, Binary, Hex, Unicode: any files, of unlimited size (even 4Gb+ sizes are allowed)
• RTF, UTF-8: RTF and UTF-8 encoded texts
• Image: all general graphics formats: BMP JPG GIF PNG TGA TIFF… plus all formats supported by IrfanView/XnView external viewers
• Multimedia: all formats supported by MS Windows Media Player: AVI MPG WMV MP3…
• Internet: all formats supported by MS Internet Explorer: HTML PDF XML MHT…
• Plugins: all formats supported by Total Commander Lister plugins
• MS Office: all file types of MS Office (if installed): DOC DOCX XLS PPT…
• Converters: some types can be viewed as plain text: DOC DOCX PDF PPT ODT…
“License: The main application is Freeware. The add-on Navigation Panel is Shareware (requires registration).”
Anchor Link V
License: Shareware – $20.00 Last Reviewed: 2013-02-23
Version: 13.0 (SR5) – Released: 2013-02-22 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 4.34 MB Portable version available on-site
Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“V is a combination File Viewer, Directory Browser, File Finder and File UnZipper for Windows. V is an invaluable utility for anyone who spends much time navigating directories and viewing files. For those who prefer to work in DOS Boxes, V is fast and convenient — just type V Filename and the file is right in front of you.
“Although V might look like a Windows Explorer replacement, its main strength is its file viewing capabilities. It excels at viewing files quickly — whether the files are 100 bytes or 100 gigabytes. Includes search/GREP functionality, hex viewing, support for 4DOS descriptions and EBCDIC files (including common RECFM formats). File unzipper supports ZIP, CAB, TAR, RAR and GZip formats.”
Anchor Link Version Browser
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-06-21
Version: 4.0.5 – Released: 2008-10-15 Windows: 98, Me, 2000, XP
File Size: 1.5 MB
“Identify those mystery files on your hard disk. Find out who created them, why, and when. File information can be displayed on-screen, printed, or saved to disk. A disk file of information can then be imported into your favorite spreadsheet or word processor!”
Anchor Link ViceVersa Free
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-08-25
Version: 1.0.5 – Released: 2012-01 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 682 KB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“ViceVersa FREE is a free file synchronization software utility for Windows. Easily synchronize files and folders based upon extremely flexible criteria. By synchronizing files in one-direction only, ViceVersa FREE can also be used as a simple and efficient backup software tool.
“ViceVersa FREE is the freeware version of our award-winning program ViceVersa PRO. ViceVersa FREE is completely free to use. Download and start synchronizing files and folders today. An optional Pro version with even more features is available for $59.95.”
√ Compare files in two folders, source and target, and synchronize file differences.
√ Three file comparison methods: file size & timestamp, CRC or both. Use CRC to verify file consistency.
√ Check the detailed preview, side-by-side, before synchronizing.
√ Multiple file synchronization methods: Augment, Refresh, Update.
√ Manual file-by-file copying and deletion supported.
√ Windows 7 and Vista ready (32-bit and 64-bit).
√ It’s free. Easy to Install. Download and start synchronizing your files today.”
Anchor Link WingDir
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-05-29
Version: 5.0 – Released: Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 136 KB
“WingDir is an intuitive file management utility for maintaining directories. Originally written as a Windows replacement for the PC Magazine Utility Dirmatch, ‘WingDir’ provides a simple and easy-to-understand method for displaying directories side by side with file names aligned.
“Files can be Deleted, Copied, Moved, or Renamed. And they can be passed to a 3rd party program such as NotePad.
“WingDir can mask File Names with the traditional DOS ‘*.*’ wildcards and multiple filter switches can be set to display All, Same, Different, Unique, Identical, Older, Newer, or Size difference files.”
Anchor Link WinMend File Copy
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-09-21
Version: 1.4.1 – Released: 2012-09-17 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 2.5 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“WinMend File Copy is a free and excellent batch file copy tool. Based on extensive testing, and by constantly maximizing the potential of the operating system, WinMend File Copy developed a unique key technique that makes up for the inadequacy of the system’s default copy functionality and increases the speed of file copy to be 3 times of the system default. It can resume the interrupted replication and display a list of failed files, such as files occupied by other applications. It is the best help you can ever get to speed up system backup. Supports Language: English, Hungarian, Russian, Vietnames. Features:
• High-Speed Copy – When copying big files and large number of files, the unique duplication engine of this product works 300% faster than the system default, and saves you a lot of time!
• Copying Resume – If copying is interrupted for various reasons such as system crash, it can be resumed from the last breakpoint when you run this application again.
• Error List – When copying is complete and if there are files that failed for any reason, they will appear in a list with error details. You can copy them again at any time later.
• Three Copy Modes – You can copy files in one of the three modes: ‘Skip files of the same name’, ‘Match and overwrite files of the same name’ and ‘Overwrite files of the same name’.
• Suspend Copy – The copy process can be stopped temporarily at any time to lower CPU and disk usage, so you can perform other tasks faster. You can resume copy when other tasks are completed. The integrity of the file being copied will not be affected.”
Anchor Link XXCOPY
License: Free and Shareware Last Reviewed: 2012-12-20
Version: 3.11.5 – Released: 2012-12-19 Windows: All
File Size: 2.97 MB Both 32- and 64-bit versions in D/L
“XXCOPY is simply a logical extension to XCOPY. It remains faithfully compatible with XCOPY in the invocation syntax, yet, adds many innovative features to be a very serious utility for anyone who feels comfortable in managing files in command line mode (DOS Box). XXCOPY has grown to be not just a file copy program but also a file removal, search and list utility. Its short name preserving capability makes it ideal to clone a system disk which can be made bootable.”
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Anchor Link Zamzar
Free Online and Paid Licenses Last Reviewed: 2011-01-10
“Have you ever wanted to convert files without the need to download software? Zamzar is dedicated to helping you transform your songs, videos, images and documents into different formats. Our mission is:
To provide high quality file conversion for as many file formats as possible.
“We are intent on bringing order to your filesystem by offering you a one stop solution for all your file conversion needs. Like others we were fed up with having files in all sorts of formats, and no easy way of converting between them – the quest to find a better way led to the birth of Zamzar.
“Free conversion is good, but signup below to get:
♦ The ability to convert bigger files
♦ A personal inbox for online file storage, and
♦ Faster file conversions”