Windows Aids

License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-05-15
Version: 3.0.325 – Released: 2013-05-14 Windows: XP, 7, 8
File Size: 2.5 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Clover is a practical tool which changes the appearance of Windows Explorer and allows you to work with multiple folders in the same window. If you like the Explorer interface and want it to support multiple tabs, this application can help you implement the change.
“The program is completely integrated in the Windows interface and does not change its functionality. You can still access the default menus, the navigation and the preview pane but you also have the option of opening multiple tabs. You can use the application to create shortcuts for your frequently used folders and to access them from the bookmarks bar. The bookmark manager is very similar to the Chrome version and is able to organize your favorite folders into categories. You can add a new bookmark by right-clicking the tab or by using the Control + D shortcut.”
Anchor Link ColorConsole
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-25
Version: 2.05 – Released: 2013-03-23 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8
File Size: 83 KB Portable version available on-site
“ColorConsole brings a little color to your black and white world of Windows console. One can save many hand moves and also time! An installation of ColorConsole is not required and can be executed easily from the desktop. Features:
√ Favorites commands
√ Export to HTML and RTF
√ Copy, Paste, Cut…
√ Changeable font style and color
√ Change folders fast with Chdir menu”
Anchor Link Context Menu Editor
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-23
Version: 1.0 – Released: 2005-04-19 Windows: 98, Me, 2000, XP
File Size: 737 KB
“Context Menu Editor can view and delete links to programs on your context menus (the popup menus you see when you right-click). Context Menu Editor does not delete the programs, it just removes them from your menus. Menu deletions cannot be undone so please use with care — you may need to reinstall your software if you want them back. Context Menu Editor can view and delete menu items for right clicking on files, right clicking on folders and right clicking in Internet Explorer. Try Context Menu Editor today to see just how clean your menus can be!”
Anchor Link Context Menu Editor
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-23
Version: 1.1 – Released: 2010-05-25 Windows: Vista, 7
File Size: 93 KB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Context Menu Editor is a freeware tweaking utility to add/delete application shortcuts, Win32 commands, files, and website urls to your desktop and folder Context Menu. Context Menu Editor works with both x86 and x64 versions of Windows 7 and Vista. To start the application just Run as Administrator, the executable from the directory. For Context Menu Editor to work properly, you must be the administrator of the computer.
“Simply browse to the application exe files or type the command or the website url in the appropriate box, select an icon if required and click on set. That’s it. It will add the item to your right click context menu. Features:
• ‘Extended’ feature allows the menu item to show up only when you press and hold the SHIFT key while right clicking.
• You can remove the added menu items without going through the Registry, simply by going to the Remove tab, selecting the item and right clicking it and selecting Delete.
• A list shows the list of all the menu items you have added which also shows the command and the Extended property.
• The Information tab shows the system information and also the WinSAT Score.”
Anchor Link ControlPad
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-02-23
Version: 0.72 – Released: 2010-12-18 Windows: All
File Size: 1.1 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“ControlPad turns the numeric keypad on your keyboard to a Windows command execution system. You may configure any numeric code to: Execute any program, open any document, open any web address or send any series of keystrokes to the operating system.
“Once ControlPad is running, press and hold the asterisk (*) key on the numeric keypad, for about 1 second. At this point, a small window will pop up, allowing you to enter any keyword or numeric code. Pressing the code followed by Enter will execute the associated command.
“Commands are easily configured through the same interface – activate the input dialog (press and hold *), enter the desired code and press the numpad Divide button to associate a new command. You may also use words instead of numeric codes.
“For laptop users (without a numeric keypad), there is a special Laptop Mode feature which will use F12 (press and hold) instead of * as the launch key.”
Anchor Link Copy2Clip
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-10-08
Version: 1.0.7 – Released: 2005-09-03 Windows: 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP
File Size: 85 KB
“Copy2Clip enables you to copy file names from Windows Explorer, by simply selecting one or more files, and selecting Copy2Clip from the right click menu. The program can copy the file names in a variety of different patterns, using the full name with path, just the name, file names with sizes and more. The copied names can also be sorted by size or time, and you can create your own patterns using the provided variables. Copy2Clip can be very useful for creating batch files or to quickly convert file information into specific formats.”
Anchor Link diff-ext
License: BSD Last Reviewed: 2012-03-23
Version: 1.9.2 – Released: 2010-08-09 Windows: 9x, NT, 2000, XP
File Size: 735 KB
“I use Windows explorer as my main file manager. From time to time I need to see what is the difference between two files. There are many graphical diff programs available. Like kdiff3, tkdiff, WinMerge, csdiff, Araxis merge, etc. Unfortunately these tools do not give one ability to compare files from Explorer or (in case of Araxis) do not allow to compare files from different directories easily. So, I wrote a very simple extension to Explorer’s context menu.
“This shell extension (diff-ext) makes it possible to launch file comparison tool for 2 or 3 files (depending on the tool) in the same directory or save a file(s) for later comparison. It acts as external most recent used (MRU) file list for the comparison tool.”
Anchor Link DirListing
License: GNU GPL – Open Source Last Reviewed: 2012-08-21
Version: – Released: 2011-03-16 Windows: All
File Size: 355 KB Portable
Requires: .NET Framework 4.0
“A small application for listing the contents (files/folders/extensions) of a folder. The results includes file name length/full path length/maximum extensions. It supports exporting a report in .txt/.csv format with fully customizable contents.”
Anchor Link DM2
License: GNU GPL – Open Source Last Reviewed: 2012-02-23
Version: 1.23.1 – Released: 2007-03-24 Windows: 2000, XP
“DM2 provides several Windows enhancements that may help in every-day work. One of the nicest and most popular features of DM2 is minimizing windows to floating icons (an unique feature!) freeing task bar and tray bar space. Besides, DM2 can minimize windows to tray, make them standing always on-top over all other windows, set window’s opacity etc. DM2 also helps with Open/Save dialog boxes, by providing user-defined menu with favorites files and folders. Plenty of program’s settings options will satisfy most of requirements.
“And that is not all! DM2 also supports custom plugins, which further enhances the program and that usually covers some more specific functionalities. So, from this aspect, one may think of DM2 as a small, but robust manager for all kind of plugins.”
Anchor Link DriveLetterView
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-07
Version: 1.25 – Released: 2013-03-06 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 47 KB Portable
Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“DriveLetterView is a simple utility that allows you to view a list of all drive letter assignments in your system, including local drives, remote network drives, CD/DVD drives, and USB drives – even if they are not currently plugged. It also allows you to easily change a drive letter of USB devices and remote network shares, as well as to delete a drive letter of USB device that is not plugged. You can also use DriveLetterView to export the list of all drives into text/csv/html/xml file.
“System Requirements:
√ This utility works on every version of Windows, starting from Windows 2000 and up to Windows 7/2008. Both 32-bit and x64 systems are supported.
√ In order to change/remove drive letters on Windows 7/2008/Vista, you have to right-click on DriveLetterView.exe and choose ‘Run As Administrator’. If you run it without admin rights, DriveLetterView can display the list of all drives, but you won’t be able to change/remove a drive letter.”
Anchor Link Environment Editor
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2012-10-08
Version: 7.0.823 – Released: 2012-09-01 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 1.0 MB Portable version available on-site
Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Rapid Environment Editor (RapidEE) is a Windows environment variables editor. It includes easy to use GUI and replaces small and inconvenient Windows edit box. RapidEE 3.x supports Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista and 7. If you still use Windows 9x or ME, then use version 2.1.
“Environment variables are strings that contain information such as drive, path, or file name. They control the behavior of various programs. For example, the TEMP environment variable specifies the location in which programs place temporary files.
“RapidEE could be useful to edit variables such as PATH, CLASSPATH (Java developers, it’s for you), INCLUDE or LIB (respect to C++ developers) with comfort. Moreover you will never make a mistake, because RapidEE checks your input and highlights incorrect paths or filenames.”
Anchor Link Explorer Replacements
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2012-10-08
Lists more that 99 replacements for Windows Explorer. Provides brief descriptions, prices if not free, and product site links.
Anchor Link Extension Changer
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-10-08
Version: 1.00 – Released: 2009-04-07 Windows: All (9x thru 7)
File Size: 432 KB
“AnalogX Extension Changer enables you to quickly change the file extensions for selected files (e.g., from .JPEG to .JPG or from .log to .txt etc.) without changing the file format. You can change the extension for a single file or process entire folders and sub-directories. The program can integrate with the Windows Explorer righ-click menu for added convenience or otherwise accept files to be renamed via simple drag & drop. Extension Changer includes an Undo option that enables you to roll-back any renaming operations if you made a mistake. Other features include an option to test files with the new extension before changing them, online search for additional information, support for blank extension and optional UPPER/lower case changing.”
Anchor Link Fast Explorer
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-02-23
Version: – Released: 2008-08-26 Windows: All
File Size: 1.4 MB
“This handy utility allows you to manage context menus items of file objects displayed in a file manager like Windows Explorer or any other application that deals with shell’s application programming interface. It’s a very simple way to make your often used file actions quickly accessible. Fast Explorer handles both static and dynamic context menu items and can assist with even more…
“With Fast Explorer you can create new context menu items, submenus (cascaded menus), dividers, and optionally specify menu bitmaps and hint text. Fast Explorer-driven context menu items can be associated with any file type registered in Windows shell, including a wide range of predefined shell objects. On the other hand, it’s pretty easy to detect and clean up orphaned context menu items or remove context menu items added by other applications or context menu extensions without manual digging in the Registry.”
Anchor Link File TypesManager
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-09-27
Version: 1.62 – Released: 2012-09-27 Windows: From Windows 98 to Windows 7
File Size: 63 KB Portable
Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“FileTypesMan is an alternative to the ‘File Types’ tab in the ‘Folder Options’ of Windows. It displays the list of all file extensions and types registered on your computer. For each file type, the following information is displayed: Type Name, Description, MIME Type, Perceived Type, Flags, Browser Flags, and more.
“FileTypesMan also allows you to easily edit the properties and flags of each file type, as well as it allows you to add, edit, and remove actions in a file type.”
Anchor Link Files 2 Folder
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-10
Version: – Released: 2012-12-28 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 353 KB Portable
“A right-click shell extension that will automatically create a folder based on the selected filename and move that file into that folder. If you select multiple files, a box will pop up asking for a folder name. That folder name will be created and all selected files will then be moved into the new folder.”
Anchor Link freeCommander
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2012-02-23
Version: 2009.02b – Released: 2010-12-09 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
File Size: 2.3 MB Portable version available on-site
“freeCommander is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager. The program helps you with daily work in Windows. Here you can find all the necessary functions to manage your data stock. You can take freeCommander anywhere — just copy the installation directory on a CD, USB-Stick or even a floppy disk — and you can even work with this program on a foreign computer. Main features include:
¤ Dual-panel technology – horizontal and vertical
¤ Optional tree view for each panel
¤ Built in file viewer to view files in hex, binary, text or image format
¤ File viewer inside archives too
¤ Built in archive handling: ZIP (read, write), CAB (read, write), RAR (read)
¤ Copy, move, delete, rename files and folders
¤ Create and verify MD5 checksums
¤ File splitting, properties and context menu
¤ Folder comparison / synchronization
¤ Modification of file date and attributes
¤ Folder / program favorites
¤ … and much more”
Anchor Link FreeSnap
License: Freeware – Source available Last Reviewed: 2012-10-08
Version: 1.5.3 – Released: 2009-06-06 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista
File Size: 2 MB
“Manually resizing windows can be a pain, and getting them to line up along the side of the screen is an unwelcome dexterity test. With FreeSnap, you can move and resize windows with your keypad. Just fire up the program, and you can use hotkeys to center windows or send them to all corners of the screen. Want that window to touch the right edge of the screen? Press and hold the left ‘Windows Key’ and press the right-arrow. It’s just that simple. The number-pad keys work as well, regardless of the NumLock state.”
Anchor Link GodMode in Windows 7
License: Free Online Last Reviewed: 2012-10-08
Windows: 7
“Have you ever wondered if there are any secret Windows 7 features? Most games have a godmode, something that will enable all cheats and features. Windows 7, too. This is going to be a brief tutorial that will allow you to enable the secret godmode in Windows 7.”
Anchor Link Hidden Utilities XP/Vista/7
License: Shareware – $19.95 Last Reviewed: 2012-09-15
Version: 3.0.0 – Released: 2010-08-08 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 1.04 MB
“Hidden Utilities XP allows access to over 200 utilities that are not easily accessible to the user. System information, diagnostics, repair tools and more in both Windows and Command Line utilities are now easily opened as well as many often used applications. Hidden Utilities includes easy access to 200 Windows tools and Command Line utilities. Hidden Utilities XP is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and 7.”
Anchor Link HIddenDIR
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-09-15
Version: 1.0.0 – Released: 2011-04-21 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 152 KB Portable
Requires: .NET Framework 2.0 or later
“HIddenDIR is a small free tool that helps you protect your privacy by hiding in a few moves your private folders, invisible to anyone who has access to your PC, hidden folders visible only if you have access to the program that you can save in any directory or USB device.
Hide a folder:
Click the HIDE button and select the folder to hide.
The folder is now invisible.
Unhide a folder:
Select from list the hidden folders you want to be visible by checking: Select to unhide.
Click the UNHIDE button, the folders are now visible.
Set Password:
You can set a password that will be asked to open the program.”
Anchor Link Karen’s Directory Printer
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-03-24
Version: 5.3.2 – Released: 2009-11-05 Windows: 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
File Size: 1.3 MB
“No more fumbling with My Computer or Windows Explorer, wishing you could print information about all your files. Karen’s Directory Printer can print the name of every file on a drive, along with the file’s size, date and time of last modification, and attributes (Read-Only, Hidden, System and Archive)! And now, the list of files can be sorted by name, size, date created, date last modified, or date of last access.”
Anchor Link LeftSider
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-09-15
Version: 1.03 – Released: 2010-06-17 Windows: XP, Vista
File Size: 30 KB
“Want to shift the Close, Minimize, and Maximize buttons to the left side of your Windows Explorer, from the default right side position?
“LeftSider is a small freeware application that allows you to shift the Close, Minimize, and Maximize buttons to the left side of the window.”
Anchor Link LockHunter
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2012-02-23
Version: 2.0.BETA.2 – Released: 2012-02-18 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 1.32 MB Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“It is a free tool to delete files blocked by something you do not know. LockHunter is useful for fighting against malware, and other programs that are blocking files without a reason. Unlike other similar tools it deletes files into the recycle bin so you may restore them if deleted by mistake. Key Features:
• Shows processes locking a file or folder
• Allows to unlock, delete, copy or rename a locked file
• Allows to kill locking process
• Allows to remove locking processes from hard drive
• Integrates in to Explorer menu
• It deletes files into the recycle bin, so you may restore them if deleted by mistake
• Supports both 32 and 64bit Windows”
Anchor Link LSASecretsView
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-09-15
Version: 1.21 – Released: 2009-11-29 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 40 KB Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“LSASecretsView is a small utility that displays the list of all LSA (Local Security Authority) secrets stored in the Registry on your computer. The LSA secrets key is located under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Policy\Secrets and may contain your RAS/VPN passwords, Autologon password, and other system passwords/keys.”
Anchor Link Mmm
License: Freeware – Plus is Shareware Last Reviewed: 2012-05-28
Version: 2.02 – Released: 2008-03-06 Windows: XP
File Size: 857 KB
“Mmm Free allows you to customize the Windows context menu. You can hide selected items, or move them to a ‘Rarely Used’ folder entry that opens a sub-menu in your right-click menu. The program is easy to use and offers a drag and drop interface to move or hide an item. An optional Plus version with additional features is also available (for purchase).”
Anchor Link Multi Commander
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-30
Version: – Released: 2013-04-29 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8
File Size: 5.2 MB Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“Multi Commander has a everything you need in your daily works with files to make your work fast and efficient. It uses the very popular and efficient dual-panel layout.
“Multi Commander includes all the standard features of a file manager like copy, move, view, rename. But Multi Commander’s big strength is the special features that allow you to do advanced task with ease. Like Auto-unpacking , Auto-sorting , Browse inside archives, Workspace support, Scripting, Searching and a lot more. And it allows you to do everything from the keyboard.
“Here are some key features of Multi Commander:
» Tabs allowing you to have multiple folders open.
» Caching that enable fast file browsing.
» Background work for all tasks that takes time to finish, allowing you to continue working without interruptions.
» Power full script engine allowing you to create script that automate tasks.
» Customize the layout and colors to fit your styling needs.
» Extensions and plugins that will increase the functionality of Multi Commander.
» FTP, Registry , Zip, 7-Zip, Rar , Tar , GZ , Bz2 , Jar Support.
» View and Change file permissions, Take ownership of files.
» Picture tools like Convert / Rotate Pictures, View/Remove EXIF tags, Adjust EXIF Date of pictures.
» Audio tools like View Audio file properties, View/Edit MP3 Tags.
» Open API for developers to create extensions and plugins.
» Remember selections when you get back from another location when browsing the filesystem.
» Use mouse and drag and drop or use quick keyboard command for all the task.
» FileOperations plugins that can automatically sort / unpack files when they are moved or copied.
» File viewer that lets you view files of any size, as ASCII/Unicode/UTF8/Binary and Hex.
» Both 32bit and 64bit versions available.
» Can be installed onto a USB memory device.
» Handle folders with many thousands of files with easy, And use power full filters to limit what you want to view.
» Compare folders and select the files and folders that are different, that are the same and many other options.
Anchor Link MyEventViewerupdate
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-05-15
Version: 1.88 – Released: 2013-05-14 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 57 KB Portable
Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“MyEventViewer is a simple alternative to the standard event viewer of Windows. As oppose to Windows event viewer, MyEventViewer allows you to watch multiple event logs in one list, as well as the event description and data are displayed in the main window, instead of opening a new one. Also, with MyEventViewer you can easily select multiple event items and then save them to HTML/Text/XML file, or copy them to the clipboard (Ctrl+C) and then paste them into Excel.
“Be aware that the event viewer of Windows Vista displays more event details than MyEventViewer.”
Anchor Link MyGodMode
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-08-21
Version: 1.1 – Released: 2012-04-08 Windows: Vista, 7
File Size: 328 KB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“MyGodMode is a simple open source utility that adds shortcuts to the Windows ‘God Mode’ (a.k.a. All Tasks) to the Desktop, Start Menu, QuickLaunch bar and context menu. You can choose which shortcuts to install during setup. The sofware is fully compatible with all Windows Vista and Windows 7 systems, 32 and 64 bit.”
Anchor Link NexusFile
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2012-09-15
Version: – Released: 2011-06-05 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 2.9 MB Portable version available on-site
“NexusFile is a file manager for Windows. You can manage many files very fast and easily. NexusFile will increase your computing performance. If you still use Windows Explorer, you must try this one. Features:
¤ Basic Functions: Copy/Move To, Copy/Cut/Past, Delete/Shred, Rename, Change Attributes/Time
¤ Advanced Rename: Rename multiple files at once with many powerful options
¤ Navigate Folders: Favorite Folders, Working Folders, Tabs, Smart Address Bar
¤ Dual Panels: Open two folders at once
¤ Archives: manages ZIP, ARJ, RAR, ACE archive files
¤ FTP: basic FTP functions
¤ File Join/Split: Split large file into many small files or Join small files into a large file. Merge several text files into a file.
¤ Save File List: Save file/folder list with many formats
¤ Shortcuts: Most functions has a Keyboard shortcut so you can do everything fast.
¤ Multi-language: Multi-language supports with language files.
¤ Skin: you can change the look of a program.
¤ Disk Cleanup: Empty RecycleBin, Delete temporary files, …
¤ Compare Folders: compare two folders
¤ Unicode: Unicode file name supported
¤ And many other useful functions with easy interface.”
Anchor Link Path Copy Copy
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-09-15
Version: 11.0.1 – Released: 2012-08-18 Windows: XP and Later
File Size: 1.1 MB Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“A Windows Explorer add-on that adds a contextual menu item on all files and folders allowing the user to copy the path in various formats. The extension has a modular architecture where each menu item in the sub-menu is actually a Plugin. Idea copied from “Path Copy”.
Anchor Link Portable Application Launcher
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-10-08
Version: 3.1.12 – Released: 2012-05-05 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 18.3 MB Both 32- and 64-bit install in D/L
“Portable Application Launcher organises 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 Format (PAF) applications, as well as many entries on PortableFreeware. There’s a browser for downloading apps which can be used with Universal Extractor and a simplistic updater module. It also includes several extras like a favorites bar, ‘most-used apps’ menu, file manager and search, RSS and Ical readers, timer and more.”
Anchor Link PowerPro
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-02-10
Version: 5.3.01 – Released: 2013-02-05 Windows: ???
File Size: 3.8 MB
“PowerPro lets you take control of how you use Windows. Run commands and configure your system any way you want. PowerPro gives you a compact and powerful launch bar, menu, and tray icon facility. But this is just the start. With a little experimenting with its configuration, you’ll find that you can use PowerPro to change the way you work with your Windows system. The source of its power is the way PowerPro integrates three capabilities:
1. Running commands: Tool bars, tray icons, hot keys, mouse actions, menus, timer, scheduler.
2. Controlling other program’s windows: Close, minimize, maximize, roll-up to caption, tray minimize, position.
3. Providing utility functions: Send keystrokes to programs, run commands when windows first open, virtual desktops, clipboard extender, keyboard macros, shutdown, show all folder files in a menu, sounds, wallpaper, and screensaver activation and randomization.”
Anchor Link Rapid Environment Editorupdate
License: Freeware – Donations Welcome Last Reviewed: 2013-05-15
Version: 7.2.857 – Released: 2013-05-15 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 1.4 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
Portable version available on-site
“Rapid Environment Editor (RapidEE) is an system environment variables editor. It includes easy to use GUI and replaces small and inconvenient Windows edit box. RapidEE 6.x supports Windows NT, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, 2008 & Windows 7 (including 64 bit versions). If you still use Windows 9x or ME, then use version 2.1.”
Anchor Link Right Click Cascading Menu Creator
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-09-15
Version: 2.6.1 – Released: 2012-06-20 Windows: 7, 8
File Size: 835 KB Portable version available on-site
“Right Click Cascading Menu Creator allows users to add cascading menu to their right click context menu. User can add file, folder and application shortcuts to cascading menu. Users can totally customize the behavior of the shortcut with custom icon, name and command line arguments. Users also have a option for file and folder context menu that allows them to add the shortcuts to cascading menu without touching this tool.”
Anchor Link Right Click Enhancer Portable
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-17
Version: – Released: 2013-04-16 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 3.3 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“The Windows right-click menu includes a wide range of actions that are supposed to ease your work considerably. Right Click Enhancer Portable is a nice tool that was created to help you add and remove those entries that aren’t to your liking. The app comes with a simple interface that grants you access to all the important features. These are grouped under: Productivity Tools and Edit Right Click Menu. The tool gives you power to control the context menu and modify it in any way.
“Right Click Tweaker
As name tells this part of a Right Click Enhancer does some tweaks stuff. All of this tweaks are very useful for everyday work. It makes your life easier. All of the tweaks are listed below with there functionality.
1. Copy To Folder and Move To Folder :- When you choose one of the options from the menu, you browse to any place on your hard disk to copy or move the file to that folder. You doesn’t have to navigate to the place where you want to paste your file.
2. Create or Print File List :- Allows you to print or create file list of a folder by right clicking on folder and selecting one of the option.
3. Encrypt and Decrypt :- Allows you to encrypt and decrypt your files and folders. Files encrypted can’t be operable by another user on the PC.
4. Open In Notepad :- Allows user to open any file in notepad by just right clicking it.
5. Open file location :- Allows user to open the file location by right clicking its shortcut.
6. Administrator Command Prompt :- Allows user to open an elevated command prompt with highest privileges from any folder by right clicking it.
7. God Mode and System Configuration Utility (Vista or 7) :- Add the options to open System Configuration Utility (msconfig) and famous God Mod from user’s right click menu.
8. Problem Step Recorder (Windows 7) :- Problem Step Recorder is a hidden feature of the Windows 7. This tool bring this to your right click menu.
“My Computer Manager
Allows user to add the files or folders to their My Computer, Control Panel or Desktop. User can add folders by directly by right clicking on it by enabling the right click options from My Computer Manager. User can delete those folder directly from My Comuter or Control Panel by right click delete option and then refreshing. Windows XP user can only add the folders and executable files (.exe).

“Send To Manager
Allows user to add folder to their send to menu. So user can copy any files instantly to the selected location. User can remove it from the SendTo Manager. You can add folder shortcut directly by right clicking on it.

“Right Click Cascading Menu Shortcuts Creator (Windows 7)
Allows user to add cascading menus to their right click. When user add a cascading menu Right Click Cascading Menu Shortcuts Creator automatically adds a option to right click menu to add the files and folders to cascading menu by just right clicking any files or folder. User can also add files and folder from within the application by selecting cascading menu and clicking the add buttons. User can remove the cascading menu or files or folder associated with cascading menu.

“Right Click Shortcuts Creator (Vista or 7)
Allows user to add the files or folders to their right click context menu. You can delete files and folders currently in right click menu.”
Anchor Link Right-Click Extender for Windows 7
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-23
Version: 2.0 – Released: 2010-03-11 Windows: 7
File Size: 115 KB
“Freeware utility which allows you to add (or remove) some important items to the right-click context menu.
File and Folder Options:
– Option to add or remove Copy To
– Option to add or remove Move To
– Option to add or remove Admin Cmd Prompt
– Option to add or remove Encrypt/Decrypt
– Option to add or remove File List Create
– Option to add or remove My Comp God Mode
– Option to add or remove Hide File
– Option to add or remove Unhide File
– Option to add or remove Hide Folder
– Option to add or remove Unhide Folder
– Option to add or remove Take Ownership Desktop Options:
– Option to add or remove Flip3D
– Option to add or remove Desktop God Mode
– Option to add or remove Control Panel
– Option to add or remove Task Manager
– Option to add or remove Admin Tools
– Option to add or remove Registry Editor
“Simply Check to add items to Right-Click Menus and press Apply. To remove the items, uncheck the box and click Apply. The menus also add’s icons next to available Menu Options. Some however, do not support this feature.”
Anchor Link ShellExView
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-09-26
Version: 1.76 – Released: 2012-09-25 Windows: All
File Size: 63 KB Portable
Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“Shell Extensions are in-process COM objects which extends the abilities of Windows operating system. Most shell extensions are automatically installed by the operating system, but there are also many other applications that install additional shell extension components. For example: If you install WinZip on your computer, you’ll see a special WinZip menu when you right-click on a Zip file. This menu is created by adding a shell extension to the system.
“ShellExView lets you view all installed shell extensions. If available, it displays the description, as well as version details, company information, location, file name and more. You can optionally disable/enable any item, which can be very useful to disable an extension, that you don’t need or that has been left behind in your right click menu from a previous software install.”
Anchor Link ShellToys XP
License: Shareware – $39.00 Last Reviewed: 2012-12-17
Version: 7.4.0 – Released: 2012-12-15 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 8.58 MB Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“ShellToys XP is a suite of 50 shell extensions, plus 20 extra shell tools, adding powerful new features to the Windows context menu for files, folders, windows and dialogs. Right-click a single file to encrypt, decrypt, shred or split it, change its extension, date or attributes. When you select image files, they display a preview on the menu, zip files display contents for easy extraction of one or more files. Or right-click a folder to view or print its contents, or open a command prompt. Features:
♦ 50 new shell extensions in one unique package, plus 20 extra shell tools!
♦ Customizable – you choose which extensions, tools and features you want to use
♦ Don’t like right-clicking? Assign hotkeys to your favorite tools for fast keyboard access
♦ Context-sensitive help throughout – press F1 in any ShellToys window or dialog
♦ Free lifetime updates and unlimited free support by email for registered users”
Anchor Link SpecialFoldersView
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-11
Version: 1.21 – Released: 2013-04-10 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8
File Size: 45 KB Portable
Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“Windows operating systems have dozens of special folders that are used for storing application settings and files, storing Internet files, saving temporary files, storing shortcuts to other files, and so on. This utility displays the list of all special folders in your system, and allows you to easily jump to the right folder simply by double-clicking the folder item. You can also save the list of all folder paths into text/html/xml file.”
Anchor Link Swap’em
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-02-26
Version: – Rekeased: 2013-02-26 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 1.3 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Swap’em permits to swap the names of two files or folders by either dropping the items onto the application’s interface or, to enjoy totally seamless name swapping, add Swap’em to the Explorer context menu and/or to the Send to menu.
“Swap’em is different from most name swapping utilities as this allows you to swap not just files or folders, but file and folder names. In other words, you will be able to process a folder and a file and swap their filenames.
“To access additional settings right-click on the titlebar or select the icon in the top left hand corner of the titlebar. Settings include how long before Swap’em waits for two items to be selected when using the Send to/context menu as well as choosing the language.
“NOTE: Free for personal use only.”
Anchor Link Tooler
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-01-26
Version: 1.00 Windows: 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
File Size: 51 KB Portable
“Tooler is a unique program that allows you to create special type of shortcuts. What’s so special about them? They have all features of the typical shortcuts, so you can move them, rename them, or change their icons. But they also allow you to easy accomplish such tasks like turning off the monitor, restarting your PC or ejecting selected CD-ROM tray. This program is very easy to use, requires no installation and the exe file has only 50KB – so you can take it wherever you’ll need it.”
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Anchor Link Total Commander
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2012-08-04
Version: 8.01 – Released: 2012-08-03 Windows: All
File Size: 5.6 MB Portable version available on-site
“Total Commander is a file manager replacement that offers:
• Two file windows side by side
• Multiple language and Unicode support
• Enhanced search function
• Compare files (now with editor) / synchronize directories
• Quick View panel with bitmap display
• ZIP, ARJ, LZH, RAR, UC2, TAR, GZ, CAB, ACE archive handling + plugins
• Built-in FTP client with FXP (server to server) and HTTP proxy support
• Parallel port link, multi-rename tool
• Tabbed interface, regular expressions, history+favorites buttons
• Thumbnails view, custom columns, enhanced search
• Compare editor, cursor in lister, separate trees, logging, enhanced overwrite dialog etc.
• Unicode names almost everywhere, long names (>259 characters), password manager for ftp and plugins, synchronize empty dirs, 64 bit context menu, quick file filter (Ctrl+S)
• New: USB port connection via special direct transfer cable, partial branch view (Ctrl+Shift+B), and many improvements to ftp, synchronizing and other functions
• And many more!”
Anchor Link Unlocker
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2012-02-23
Version: 1.9.1 – Released: 2011-04-13 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 1.6 MB Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“Unlocker is an explorer extension that allows you with a simple right-click of the mouse on a file or folder to get rid of error message such as error deleting file or folder, cannot delete foldeT: it is used by another person or program. Unlocker can unlock files, folders, dll, and can also delete index.dat without restarting your computer.
“Ever had such an annoying message given by Windows?
¤ Cannot delete file:
¤ Access is denied There has been a sharing violation.
¤ The source or destination file may be in use.
¤ The file is in use by another program or user.
¤ Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.
“Unlocker is the solution!
1. Simply right click the folder or file and select Unlocker
2. If the folder or file is locked, a window listing of lockers will appear
3. Simply click Unlock All and you are done!”
[ WARNING: The installer for this program (unnecessarily):
• Offers to download or install software or components that the program does not require to fully function: Bing Toolbar and QuickStores
• Offers to create desktop or start menu shortcuts for items unrelated to the program’s functionality. Ed. ]
Anchor Link Windows 8 Transformation Pack
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-22
Version: 7.0 – Released: 2013-03-21 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 47.4 MB
“Windows 8 Transformation Pack will convert your XP, Vista or Windows 7 based system to look like Windows 8 and some of its features emulated. You don’t have to purchase Windows 8 or any 3rd-party applications to get Windows 8 UI experiences. This transformation pack will simply make it done for you for free! This will update your Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 7 with Windows 8 GUI by adding some themes and replacing system files.
“This Transformation Pack gives to your system the fresh and cool look of Microsoft’s upcoming operating system: Windows 8. The pack changes most of the system icons, skins and toolbars and also adds new enhancements to your desktop.
√ Seamless installation and uninstallation giving users safe transformation
√ Easily configurable in single click with intelligence Metro UI design
√ Designed for all editions of Windows XP/Vista/7 including Server Editions
√ Genuine Windows 8 system resources with Metro touches
√ Smart system files updating with auto-repair and Windows Update friendly
√ Fresh start for Vista/Seven Transformation Pack users with updated Windows 8 themes and resources
√ UxStyle memory patching
√ Windows 8 themes, wallpaper and logon screen
√ UserTile with current user auto-configured on login
√ Metro UI desktop emulation with pre-configured gadgets
√ Aero’s auto-colorization feature
√ And much more”
Anchor Link Windows Explorer EXT Column
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-23
Version: 1.1 – 2009-01-16 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003
File Size: 21 KB
“Adds a column to Windows Explorer details view that shows the extension part of a filename. The column can be sorted and repositioned like any other column.”
Anchor Link WinEject
License: Cardware or $9.00 Last Reviewed: 2013-03-23
Version: 2.00 – Released: 2001-05-10 Windows: 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP
File Size: 183 KB
“WinEject is a small windows utility to open and close the tray of cd-rom and DVD drives. Other removable media (like ZIP disks or streamer tapes) can also be ejected. Other features:
• Supports more than one drive
• Controllable with your mouse by clicking on an icon sitting in your system tray
• Or use hotkeys to open and close your drives
• Eject on windows shutdown – you’ll never forget your media!
• Lock drives
• Easy installation and deinstallation
• …and much more!”
Anchor Link Win Toolkit
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-07-28
Version: – Released: 2012-07-28 Windows: 7, 8
File Size: 2.8 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Win Toolkit (formerly Windows 7 Toolkit) is a lightweight and easy to use application that was created in order to help you customize your Windows installation!
“With this tool you can integrate Addons, Drivers, Gadgets, Language packs, Modified Files, Theme Packs, Tweaks, Silent Installers, Updates. You can also remove features such as Windows Media Player and customize Windows default services state. Win Toolkit also comes with extra tools which helps you convert files, make ISOs, download the latest updates (thanks to SoLoR and McRip), and completely customize your images to tailor your Windows installation disk to your exact needs.
“Key features:
• All-In-One Integrator
• ISO Maker
• Win Toolkit Guides
• SoLoR SP1 Updates
• Windows 7 SP1 ISO
• Unattended Creator
• USB Boot Prep
• WIM Manager
• All-In-One Disk Creator
• Component Removal
• WIM Registry Editor
• Converters
• Online Installers
• Image Tools
Anchor Link Wise Auto Shutdownupdate
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-05-15
Version: 1.25 – Released: 2013-05-15 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 1.15 MB
“Wise Auto Shutdown allows you to easily schedule your computer to shut down, log off, restart, sleep, and power down at any time you want. After you start the task, Wise Auto Shutdown will run in the background and a double-click will get the main interface back from the tray to the desktop. Certainly, Wise Auto Shutdown will remind you of your choice five minutes before it carries out the automatic task.”
Anchor Link xplorer² Lite
License: Lite is Free – Pro is Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-30
Lite Version: – Released: 2013-04-28 Windows: 9x, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 1.87 MB Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“xplorer² is a file and information manager that adheres to the philosophy ‘efficiency through simplicity’. Without reinventing the wheel, it integrates the best features of Windows’ shell architecture in a small, resource efficient package that’s instantly familiar to work with. But look a little closer and you’ll discover a whole new world under the surface that offers power, precision and flexibility, and will boost your everyday productivity no end!
“The lightweight version of xplorer² is not a crippled unusable salesman of the professional version. It shares the same browsing and management engine, and gives many rival professional file managers a run for their money — literally! It is a complete little file manager, albeit lacking a bit in bells and whistles. The free version is for private (home) or academic (school and university) use only.
“You will find the missing features in a table further down. In summary it suffers a bit in terms of customization and it won’t offer you the scrap containers — so you can’t use the powerful search command. Other than that it is the real deal and please don’t knock it till you tried it!”
Anchor Link YourCPL
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2012-12-17
Version: 1.2 – Released: 2005-06-20 Windows: 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 6.2 KB
“Some programs belong in Control Panel, being configuration tools, but are not supplied in the special format required to be Control Panel applets.
“Applets are a special type of DLL written in a way that Windows recognises and interacts with and lists in the Control Panel folder.
“YourCPL is a Control Panel applet designed to extract information from normal programs and a configuration file, and present it to Windows. The combination of ordinary program and generic applet enables anything that can be put on a command line to be represented in Control Panel.”