XYplorer is a file manager for Windows. It features tabbed browsing, a powerful file search, a versatile preview, a highly customizable interface, optional dual pane, scripting engine, and a large array of unique ways to efficiently automate frequently recurring tasks. It’s fast, light, and portable.
XYplorerFree, a free feature-limited version of XYplorer, was available until January 2017, when it was discontinued. Last version, 17.40.0100, released in November 2016, can be still downloaded at https://www.xyplorer.com/free.php
You can also use the Beta version for free: https://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4
Wox is a full-featured plugin-powered launcher that supports file and web searching. Since the local search is powered by Everything you will start receiving results as you type.
With over 500 million users worldwide, WinRAR is the world’s most popular compression tool!
There is no better way to compress files for efficient and secure file transfer. Providing fast email transmission and well-organized data storage options, WinRAR also offers solutions for users working in all industries and sectors.
WinRAR is a powerful archiver extractor tool, and can open all popular file formats.
RAR and WinRAR are Windows 10 (TM) compatible; available in over 50 languages and in both 32-bit and 64-bit; compatible with several operating systems (OS), and it is the only compression software that can work with Unicode.
Vivaldi is extremely customizable, presenting a wide range of settings and built-in features designed to put the user in control. Its Chromium-based engine makes it fast and compatible with most Chrome extensions, and Vivaldi removes the code that tracks users from it.
It includes fully customizable web browser behaviors, mouse gestures and keyboard shortcuts, Quick Commands, the usual unlimited Speed Dial page, notes that can also be synchronized with the browser data, a webpage screenshot tool, a panel for displaying and managing bookmarks, history, etc, where users can also add their own web panels; the ability to edit the browser theme and toolbars by moving or removing buttons from the interface, moving the tab bar to the side or and/or the address bar to bottom of the window; powerful tab management with tab stacking, tiling and the windows panel, etc...
Vivaldi offers a built-in ad-blocker and partners with DuckDuckGo for the tracker blocker. There is also a support for blocking cookie banners https://vivaldi.com/blog/vivaldi-crumbles-cookie-dialogs-raises-privacy/ with the help of a popular extension named I don't care about cookies and Easylist Cookie List.
It's considered the spiritual successor of the original Opera browser before the complete rewrite that scrapped many of its features and options and the move of the ownership of Opera Software to a consortium of Chinese investors. Vivaldi Technologies was founded by the co-founder and former CEO of Opera, Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner, and Tatsuki Tomita.
VeraCrypt is a free and libre source (open source) disk encryption software brought to you by https://www.idrix.fr
• Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk. • Encrypts an entire partition or storage device such as USB flash drive or hard drive. • Encrypts a partition or drive where Windows is installed (pre-boot authentication). • Encryption is automatic, real-time (on-the-fly) and transparent. • Parallelization and pipelining allow data to be read and written as fast as if the drive was not encrypted. • Encryption can be hardware-accelerated on modern processors. • Provides plausible deniability, in case an adversary forces you to reveal the password: Hidden volume (steganography) and hidden operating system. • Multilingual. More than 35 languages. List at https://sourceforge.net/p/veracrypt/code/ci/master/tree/Translations • More information about the features of VeraCrypt may be found in this documentation at https://veracrypt.fr/en/Documentation.html
VeraCrypt is based on TrueCrypt 7.1a at TrueCrypt . In comparison to TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt adds enhanced security to the algorithms used for system and partitions encryption, making it immune to new developments in brute-force attacks.
For example, when the system partition is encrypted, TrueCrypt uses PBKDF2-RIPEMD160 with 1000 iterations whereas in VeraCrypt we use 327670. And for standard containers and other partitions, TrueCrypt uses at most 2000 iterations but VeraCrypt uses 655340 for RIPEMD160 and 500000 iterations for SHA-2 and Whirlpool.
VeraCrypt is licensed with both Apache 2.0 and TrueCrypt 3.0 licenses. Per https://sourceforge.net/p/veracrypt/code/ci/master/tree/License.txt#l24
TreeSize Professional tells you where precious disk space has gone to. It can be started from the context menu of a local folder or a local drive and displays the size of each folder, including its subfolders.
"TreeSize Professional" will allow you to scan NETWORK drives. Scanning is done in a thread, so you will see results while TreeSize Professional is still working.
TreeSize Professional is a powerful and flexible harddisk space manager. Find out which folders are the largest on your drives and recover megabytes of disk space.
TreeSize Professional shows you the size, allocated and wasted space, the number of files, 3D charts, the last access date, the file owner and permissions, the NTFS compression rate and much more information regarding folders or drives. It also lets you search drives, entire servers or the entire network for old, big, temporary and duplicate files.
TreeSize Professional includes Disk Space Management on smartphones and mobile devices.
- Scan Mobile Devices and Digital Cameras via MTP
- Scan Android Devices via WebDAV
A free utility designed to copy files faster and more secure. It can verify copied files to ensure they are identical. It skips bad files during copy, not terminating the entire transfer. Seamless integration with Windows Explorer.
The paid version of the program (TeraCopy Pro) includes the following features:
Copy/move to your favorite folders. Save reports as HTML and CSV files. Select files with the same extension/folder. Remove the selected files from the copy queue. More features coming soon!
Rapid Environment Editor (RapidEE) is an environment variables editor. It includes easy to use GUI and replaces small and inconvenient Windows edit box. RapidEE 5.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.
Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded. The display consists of two sub-windows. The top always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, whereas the information displayed in the bottom window depends on the mode that it is in. The unique capabilities make it useful for tracking down DLL-version problems or handle leaks, and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work.
Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.
Based on the powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment.
A network file-sharing application that makes sending a file to another machine on the local network as easy as dragging-and-dropping.
NitroShare is designed to be hassle-free in every aspect. Just install the application on any machine running Ubuntu or Windows and you're all set. Each machine should discover all of the other machines on the local network. The application integrates with the operating system, using application indicators on Ubuntu and the system tray on Windows.
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. Integrates into Explorer menu. At the moment LockHunter is in beta stage. So use it with care!
- Shows processes locking a file or folder.
- Gives you detailed information on the process.
- Allows to unlock, delete, copy or rename a locked file.
- Can delete a file at next OS restart.
- Allows to kill locking process.
- Allows to remove locking processes from hard drive.
- Can unload DLLs from processes.
- Integrates in to Explorer menu.
- It deletes files into the recycle bin, so you may restore them if deleted by mistake.
HashTab provides OS extensions to calculate file hashes. HashTab supports many hash algorithms such as MD5, SHA1, SHA2, RipeMD, HAVAL and Whirlpool. Hashtab is supported as a Windows shell extension and a Mac Finder plugin. HashTab provides an easy way to verify file integrity and authenticity.
Once you have installed HashTab, just right click on any file. On Windows, select properties and you will see a new "File Hashes" tab. On Mac select "File Hashes" (on 10.5 the "File Hashes" menu item will be found under the "More" submenu). This is will start HashTab providing more or less the same view that you see on Windows. This File Hashes window displays all the hashes for the file. You can customize which hashes are calculated and displayed. You can hash other files for comparison. You can also paste in hash text so you dont go cross-eyed trying to compare MD5 hashes.
"Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows. Unlike Windows search "Everything" initially displays every file and folder on local or removable NTFS volumes on your computer (hence the name "Everything"), and on mapped network drives with ETP server and an everything installation too. You type in a search filter to limit what files and folders are displayed. 19 languages supported.
How can "Everything" index a mapped network drive? To search a networked computer you will need to run Everything on both computers. One computer will need to Start an ETP server. The other computer will need to connect to that ETP server.
To start an ETP server:
- In Everything, On the Tools menu, click Start ETP server.
To connect to an ETP server:
- In Everything, On the Tools menu, click Connect to ETP Server....
- Type in the ETP server name.
- Type in the ETP server port.
- Type in the ETP server user.
- Type in the ETP server password.
- Click OK.
DirSync Pro is a small, but powerful utility for file and folder synchronization. DirSync Pro can be used to synchronize the content of one or many folders recursively. Use DirSync Pro to easily synchronize files from your desktop PC to your USB-stick.
Using DirSync Pro you can make incremental backups. In this way you'll spare lots of time because you don't have to copy all the files each time you want to update your backup; only new/modified/larger files would be copied. DirSync Pro provides some preconfigured modes (e.g. Mirror, Backup, Contribute, …) for common synchronization and backup tasks and some custom modes in which the user could set up the synchronization behavior to meet specific wishes. Prior to synchronization, DirSync Pro performs an analysis on files and folders and detect any kind of changes to any file/directory in the source. If a file is for example modified, removed, deleted, renamed in the source DirSync Pro synchronizes the destination accordingly. DirSync Pro detects also changes to file meta data (e.g. DOS attributes, POSIX file ownerships/group/permissions) and could preserve them to the destination file/directories.
Java JRE 1.7 or above is needed to run DirSync Pro.
• Saves and restores the positions of desktop shortcuts. • Effective solution for gamers who play with fixed resolutions and end up with scrambled Windows desktop. • Desktop-Autosave with definable periods. • German and English. • Free • Available as portable or installer ... 32-bit/64-bit
DesktopOK.zip DesktopOK_Installer.zip DesktopOK_Installer_x64.zip for 64-Bit (x64) Windows DesktopOK_Unicode.zip DesktopOK_x64.zip for 64-Bit (x64) Windows
Clipboard manager with searchable and editable history.
It's possible to save plain text, images, HTML and other formats, use plugins, filter out content by text, data format or window from which it is copied, use multiple tabs, control application using command-line interface and scripting, assign system-wide shortcuts, paste item into application just by selecting it in tray menu and more.
Chocolatey NuGet is a Machine Package Manager, somewhat like apt-get, but built with Windows in mind. It is built on top of NuGet command line and the NuGet infrastructure. In terms of updates, it allows you to update nearly everything on your machine with a few simple keystrokes.
Autoruns shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. A "show non-Microsoft only" option helps you to zoom in on third-party auto-starting images that have been added to your system. You'll probably be surprised at how many executables are launched automatically. Language only english.
AIMP is powerful free audio player for Windows OS that supports for local files, NAS, clouds, and podcasts. Additionally, it includes powerful tools to operate with audio files.