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It's an annoyance with Shadow Copy and defrag; not optimzation issue. More info here.

 :down: FYI: WinUtilities Disk Defrag uses JkDefrag'Source Code. No mention is made of that in their documentation by WinUtilities. It's a fencing posture and an abusive idiosyncrasy indeed...

 :down: BTW, Abexo Disk Defragmenter (payware...) does the same...

 ;D But they can't do that anymore with the freeware MyDefrag (that isn't open source like the previous JkDefrag...).

General Software Discussion / Re: Another System Explorer
« on: December 10, 2009, 02:46 PM »
System Explorer 2.0 released. Freeware.

Version 2.0 brings brand new user interface and Windows 7 support.

Online Help


How to hide panel with "Make Donation" link :

Add to main section of the System Explorer configuration file this line:


How to disable Splashscreen :

Add to main section of the System Explorer configuration file this line:


P.S.: in this version there aren't anymore attempts to connect with their server when starts.

Diskeeper uses a file system filter driver also. It seems that is to do their defrag process. UltraDefrag uses it for the same "that does most of the work".

You can request more info about UltraDegrag'driver (it's open source) in their support.

... and then there's the issue of using a driver at all, without detailing why.

From :

It makes use of the same defragmenting API used by many other windows defrag utilities, both open and closed source. However, UltraDefrag has many features that makes it unique. Firstly it has a kernel mode driver that does most of the work, secondly is the ability to run the application at boot up time in a manner similar to chkdsk. This allows for faster defragmentation time and the ability to defragment all files including system files. The work is done via a kernel mode driver which has an optimal defraging algorithm.

General Software Discussion / Re: Search
« on: November 26, 2009, 12:12 PM »
I'm using the stand alone SearchMyFiles from NirSoft. Little and quick.

It allows you to easily search files in your system by wildcard, by last modified/created/last accessed time, by file attributes, by file content (text or binary search), and by the file size. SearchMyFiles allows you to make a very accurate search that cannot be done with Windows search. For Example: You can search all files created in the last 10 minutes with size between 500 and 700 bytes.
After you made a search, you can select one or more files, and save the list into text/html/csv/xml file, or copy the list to the clipboard.
SearchMyFiles is portable, and you can use it from a USB flash drive without leaving traces in the Registry of the scanned computer.

uses a certain amount of CPU power which I'm not sure I'm willing to let go for such a small app.
Same here. Too CPU usage and an uneeded and wasted background CPU usage.

I'm using Activate. It does the work to me.

I  tried Activate with Outlook and it worked well.

General Software Discussion / Re: Choice of application installer?
« on: September 07, 2009, 11:32 AM »
I use CreateInstall FREE. Easy-to-use and free.

There are payware versions also: CreateInstall Light and CreateInstall.

JkDefrag - Open Source

MyDefrag - Freeware


@ Steven Avery, congratulations for the info about uninstallers. Useful and a good orientation to the user. A deep-rooted and arduous work. Thanks.

But, unless I am missing it, Zsoft doesn't seem to be able to hande software installs that require a reboot. Total Uninstall does this. For this reason, I will probably switch back.

@ Edbro, ZSoft can handle "software installs that require a reboot" easily. Please see this post: ZSoft Uninstaller and reboot.

General Software Discussion / Re: Rambooster. Junk?
« on: March 27, 2009, 05:50 PM »
CleanMem is an EXCELLENT application indeed.

I appreciate to use applications that give value added to the Windows'user.

Thus, I have pleasure to use JkDefrag instead Windows defrag; ZSoft Uninstaller/MyUninstaller vs Add/remove; Eusing Windows Washer/CleanAfterMe vs Windows DiskcleanUp; MS Word vs WordPad; MV RegClean/Eusing Registry Cleaner vs MS OneCare Safety Scanner; Process Lasso/Process Tamer vs Windows responsiveness. And so on...

To clarify is needed:

1. EmptyWorkingSet Function isn't SetProcessWorkingSetSize Function!
2. "Empty.exe" (Microsoft tool) isn't "Clearmem.exe" (MS tool also)! Their actions are not the same!

There aren't needed to mix dissimilar conceptions. There aren't needed to distract with differents issues. To do that is to try to avoid a faithful analyze to forget the true, the reality and a meritorious tool made by a developer.

I agree with Shane'statement:

When people ask "Why fix what isn't broken?" I reply "To make it better."

This is what CleanMem does exactly! (and "empty.exe"... like it's easy to analyze...).

P.S.: Worse than real Windows Myths are... the Myths created by "experts" guys with the Windows Anti-Myths...

BTW, can someone tell me how to clean the %temp% folder - with command line - but only the files older than 48 hours?

What kind of command I need to do? Thanks in advance.


Useful info, f0dder.


Similar process to trimm ram is used by SweepRAM perhaps?

Can someone tell me if in v. 2 the user can auto hide the toolbar, like 1.6?


General Software Discussion / Re: MyUninstaller
« on: February 24, 2008, 12:19 PM »
Strange... When in ZSoft is selected to uninstall (double click/uninstall button/right click context menu) the application'uninstaller comes out; here the user choose if want (or not) to do the uninstallation. Without annoyances.

Exactly like MyUninstaller e.g. (uninstall button/right click context menu).

General Software Discussion / Re: MyUninstaller
« on: February 23, 2008, 04:29 PM »
Over the years I have wondered if it is possible to run an uninstall string outside the Add/Remove applet or the uninstall supplied by the application. There have been times when uninstall wouldn't work and yet the uninstall string in the registry appears to be perfectly valid. So close and yet so far! Any ideas?  :huh:

It seems that isn't easy. It's why some developers need to do additionals uninstallers, like Nero, Adobe and Norton to help users find a more effective uninstallation.

An uninstaller can do what the uninstall info allows barely.

It's why I use ZSoft Uninstaller to entirely uninstall a application: with it analysed log the user can to do that.

General Review Discussion / Re: Free PDF tools review?
« on: November 27, 2007, 08:48 AM »
PDF XChange Viewer suport now Internet Explorer 5-7 plugin for opening PDFs into the browser.


General Software Discussion / Re: Zsoft Uninstaller
« on: October 10, 2007, 08:02 PM »
your link is no good, it has some extra http in it or something.

Thanks for the clue. :Thmbsup:

General Software Discussion / Zsoft Uninstaller
« on: October 10, 2007, 07:30 PM »
Just released ZSoft Uninstaller - freeware - to version 2.4.1

A very good application to uninstall programs. It allows to do a clean uninstall once that can analyse the instalation  before and after each installation. So with the analysed log it do a full uninstall and leave to get rid of the unnecessary files/registry entries.

ZSoft Uninstaller is also a good add/remove manager: e.g. you can hide windows update to be listed in main windows - and others programs that aren't needed always displayed.

1- You run ZSoft before installing a program. In this way it create 'an image' of your computer (files/registry);
2- You run the program installer. It is best to launch and close the program once before doing the after-install-scan (because many applications add news files/registry entries in the first run);
3- Run ZSoft Uninstaller after installation. It create a changed log that it uses later to do a clean uninstall.
- To uninstall I use firstly the uninstaller'program and after I uninstall with Zsoft analysed'uninstall (it find many things...).
- If the program installer need to reboot your PC (some programs needed to do that), then after rebooting you should to do the ZSoft'analyse.

Details/Download:ZSoft Uninstaller 2.4.1
O.S.: Vista/XP/2000

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