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Author Topic: Top 25 Free Windows Utilities  (Read 3941 times)

xtabber

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Top 25 Free Windows Utilities
« on: July 30, 2014, 01:30:39 PM »
Here's Woody Leonhard's list of his top 25 free Windows utilities.

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Re: Top 25 Free Windows Utilities
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2014, 04:45:26 PM »
I don't see a list.  I see a slide show that I can't make out and a column of comments.

It could be my Laptop as I have to use ColorToggle sometimes.  But it's eluding me so far.  :)

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Re: Top 25 Free Windows Utilities
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2014, 06:00:17 PM »
The slide show IS the list. You need to step through the slides to see the 25 items, along with Leonhard's comments on each.

Just be thankful it isn't a video!!!

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Re: Top 25 Free Windows Utilities
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2014, 06:02:01 PM »
I went through it.  On my laptop it's too small to see any detail.  Just a bunch of screens.

Oh well.  :)

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Re: Top 25 Free Windows Utilities
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2014, 01:27:58 AM »
My FF NoScript plugin went crazy. To many third-party sides to unblock till I would see something.
Lost interest soon and went away.
But thanks anyway for sharing.


 

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Re: Top 25 Free Windows Utilities
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2014, 05:26:17 AM »
Not just this, but I notice a lot of video tutorials on the web where the author thinks if he clicks stuff and it works, what more could be asked for?  Trouble is all I see are little colored buttons or lines that hot track.  He clicks.  Something opens, then he clicks something else.  What any of it is cannot be discerned.  These video authors must have 27" monitors I'm thinking.  :)

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Re: Top 25 Free Windows Utilities
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2014, 10:41:46 AM »
Woody's list..........(see note at the bottom)

http://www.freecomma....com/fc_downl_en.htm

http://www.7-zip.org/

http://www.editpadlite.com/download.html

http://tixati.com/

http://www.fileshredder.org/

Top free desktop file management tool: Auslogics Duplicate File Finder............. no link?

Top free desktop productivity tool: PicPick............no link?

http://www.uderzo.it...ducts/space_sniffer/

http://backup.comodo.../backup-features.php

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

https://imageresizer.codeplex.com/

http://www.dotpdn.com/downloads/pdn.html   (Paint Net)

http://www.virtualdub.org/

http://handbrake.fr/

http://secunia.com/v...y_scanning/personal/

http://technet.micro...ernals/bb963902.aspx             (included in WSCC)

http://www.hwinfo.com/

http://www.tracker-software.com/

http://www.revounins...r_free_download.html

http://technet.micro...ysinternals/bb896653             (included in WSCC)

https://www.piriform.com/recuva

Top free desktop security tool: LastPass ................ no link?

http://technet.micro...us/security/jj653751 ....... (EMET)

http://usa.kaspersky...downloads/TDSSKiller


There's a blurb for each image with Woody's opinion, experience, etc.
If you're interested in any particular item I can copy/paste the blurb in a reply.
LOTS, and I mean LOTS of caveats about mailware in the setup files.

 :)

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Re: Top 25 Free Windows Utilities
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2014, 11:05:21 AM »
^ thanks Cuffy :up:

I plan to try Auslogics Duplicate File Finder - it's at
http://www.auslogics...plicate-file-finder/

LOTS, and I mean LOTS of caveats about malware in the setup files
he's a bit hypocritical -
he completely refuses to use one piece of software because it uses Open Candy, yet warns abut the alternative option trying to get you to download some piece of crap instead of the app itself. And he recommends a few that do try to install other apps (he warns about it) - but this is exactly what Open Candy can be/is used for (so whether they use Open Candy to do it or not is irrelevant).
It's almost like he doesnt know what Open Candy is :-\
Tom

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Re: Top 25 Free Windows Utilities
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2014, 11:10:02 AM »
Over 60 years ago I learned a very valuable lesson.....
summed up nicely............ CYA
or mildly put.. Cover Your _ 
Woody may have heard the same msg???

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Re: Top 25 Free Windows Utilities
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2014, 11:45:26 AM »
I plan to try Auslogics Duplicate File Finder - it's at
http://www.auslogics...plicate-file-finder/
"Let me say this about that..........."
I have found through experience that deleting dupes is a hazardous sport.
To reduce the risk of deleting the wrong files I use IYF, Index your Files, which lists dupes one above the other. I start the app and let it grind away indexing everything and then scroll through the list.
The indexer shows where the files are and you can delete, move, etc., right from there.
I haven't removed the wrong file since I found iyf.
Everything works the same way I think but I haven't used that in a long time. Everything is preferred in some circles to iyf, but I've iyf for years.

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Re: Top 25 Free Windows Utilities
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2014, 12:48:33 PM »
IYF looks interesting.  I'll try it out.  :)

Edit: I use Everything Search but you never know when you might encounter a non NTFS file system.  :)
« Last Edit: July 31, 2014, 12:54:46 PM by MilesAhead »

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Re: Top 25 Free Windows Utilities
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2014, 02:28:32 PM »
I play games with files that a sane individual would never think of.
iyf will list files by file type.....
With a list of 40 html files and their "include" folder in All Downloads........
run iyf.......
list .js files.... delete .js files ....
list .css files..........delete .css files..
I can remove everything except the images which I will use when I edit the html files and the result is a tutorial or article looking almost the same as it did when it's author finished it.
126kb down to 6kb.......... I like small!
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Re: Top 25 Free Windows Utilities
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2014, 05:41:34 PM »
almost funny; (I can watch the page in Internet Explorer, but) in my Firefox there is nothing to see but A WHITE PAGE - AND the text See all White Papers  ;D

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Re: Top 25 Free Windows Utilities
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2014, 06:16:03 PM »
I edit the html page in Notepad2. Notepad2 has a kicker where you can set it to open in place of Notepad.
Editing the source I can cut all that junk out that doesn't tell me anything.
I not very proud of FireFox. I loaded it awhile back because of a suggestion from someone here. It has the "No script" thingy which I hoped would help me with HTG lazyload problem but no joy! No script, no images, no good.
I'm not sure I follow what you want to do though??
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Re: Top 25 Free Windows Utilities
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2014, 10:18:49 AM »
This is on Woody's list above.......

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