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Steven Avery:
Hi Folks,

The thread started here:

fully free software utilities for biz use
https://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=18813.0

And that is the best place for most of the side-threads.  
Here is the list updated, now in sections, there were problems in page size before.

Below is also fine for suggestions and questions, once I get the first group of posts in,
with the new groupings.

Here are the groupings for now !  
(Do we have URL direct to post ?)

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OFFICE - NOTES - PIM  & TO-DO & CALENDAR & REMINDER - EMAIL

WINDOWS UTILITIES
INSTALLER - UNINSTALLERS SCREEN CAPTURE - CLIPBOARD  CLEANERS - SCHEDULING - MEMORY ZIP - UTILITY SUITE  
PASSWORD REVEALERS - ICONS - DESKTOP - TRAY - GRAPHICS

DISK FILE MANAGEMENT
FILE MANAGERS, EXPLORER, DISK SPACE, DUPS, SEARCH, COMPARE DEFRAG

BACKUP - COPY

FTP & REMOTE ACCESS

SECURITY - FIREWALL, ANTI-VIRUS & MALWARE, HIPS

WINDOWS UTILITIES
STARTUP -   SHUTDOWN & RESTART -
PROCESS & TASK MANAGER  & TERMINATION

DATABASE DEVELOPMENT

OP SYS -
REGISTRY COMPACT, DEFRAG, BACKUP - PAGEFILE - UNIDENTIFIED DEVICES - DRIVER BACKUP
EVENT VIEWER & LOG FILES - analysis & real-time

SYSTEM UTILITIES - BOOT DISK, RESCUE, PARTITION, DATA RECOVERY-UNDELETE

IMAGE EDITING AND VIEWING -- PDF UTILITIES - PRINTING UTILITIES

BIZ APPS Accounting - Inventory - Time Tracking

NETWORK ADMINISTRATION - NETWORK TRAFFIC - TCP/IP

BIZ-WARE - what you are most likely needing to purchase (SECURITY)

WINDOWS SHELL

SOFTWARE INVENTORY - VERSION UPDATES - SYSINFO -HARDWARE DIAGNOSTICS

EDITORS - NOTEPAD REPLACEMENTS - PROGRAMMER/DEVELOPER EDITORS

WEB BROWSING - Research - Activities - Recreation

HOME (OFFICE) SERVER
SCRIPTING / MACRO / PROGRAMMING TOOLS

CD - DVD

MISCELLANEOUS AND NOTES-DISCUSSION
DONATIONCODER - PROLIFIC PACKAGES - ABANDONWARE

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RESOURCE LIST  

FREEWARE PACKAGES WHICH NEED EULA AND/OR AUTHOR CHECK

ONLINE TECH RESOURCES

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Shalom,
Steven

Steven Avery:

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OFFICE - NOTES - PIM  & TO-DO & CALENDAR & REMINDER  
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OFFICE & WORD PROCESSING

Jarte
http://www.jarte.com/
"free word processor based on the Microsoft WordPad word processing engine .. expands well beyond the WordPad feature set .. small, portable .. documents are fully compatible with Word and WordPad."
"Carolina Road Software, L.L.C. grants you a license to use this SOFTWARE on any hardware product. "You" means the company, institution, entity or individual installing or using the SOFTWARE."
Jarte Plus is $20 for 1-user & adds background spell checking with AutoCorrect plus a number of other features, mostly more "extras".  Items that a tech user might want for their heavy-use home puter but would not be needed in an office.

AbiWord
http://www.abisource.com/
AbiWord Mailing Lists
http://www.abisource.com/mailinglists/
"AbiWord is GNU Free Software software, which means that you will always have the freedom to use it, make copies of it, and improve it. You are encouraged to make use of these freedoms and share the program with your family and friends! "

Open Office
http://www.openoffice.org/
Forum and Mail Lists
http://support.openoffice.org/#fcs
"you may use OpenOffice.org binaries for commercial use"
Note: StarOffice works with site licensing, some biz may like Open Office yet want to go the StarOffice route.
http://www.sun.com/software/staroffice/get_org.jsp

SoftMaker Office 2006 - TextMaker, PlanMaker (spreadsheet, Excel compatible)
http://www.softmakeroffice.com/
"fully-functional, non-crippled, not time-limited version of this office suite... totally free of charge, without any obligations ... consider upgrading to its successor, SoftMaker Office 2008 for Windows....Even if you won't, you don't owe us anything. We would love to welcome you as a new user of our software, be it the free version or the for-pay one. Try it out and tell your friends and colleagues about it...."
Forum
http://www.softmaker.com/forum/index.php

Textmaker Viewer 2009 - Softwmaker
http://www.officeviewers.com/
"open, view, and print documents created with Microsoft Word 6.0 to 2007, TextMaker as well as OpenDocument and other common office file formats."
Document Viewer TextMaker Viewer 2009 - Ghacks
http://www.ghacks.net/2009/05/02/document-viewer-textmaker-viewer-2009/
Forum
http://www.softmaker.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=130&sid=89f9961473c9f09c2870bcb7d6051cf8

Angel Writer 3.2
http://www.angelicsoftware.com/en/angel-writer.html
"Angel Writer is a free text editor (like Microsoft Word) allowing you to create impressive documents that contain formatted text, graphics and tables. You can learn how to work with Angel Writer in five minutes since it is very similar to Microsoft Word."
Eula or company contact check needed on commercial use - no apparent limitations, the company has other commercial products, especially Info Angel, a PIM. FOLLOWUP NOTE: Discussion forum indicates so far no response on EULA inquiries.

Atlantis Nova
http://www.atlantiswordprocessor.com/en/nova.htm
"Atlantis Nova is very fast, compact, and has a very small memory footprint. But above all,
it is completely free. You can install Atlantis Nova on your PC, and use it free of charge!"
Atlantis Word Processor - the full version, yet Nova looks capable.
http://www.atlantiswordprocessor.com/en/
Forum
http://www.atlantiswordprocessor.com/en/forum.htm
Eula/license or company check would be helpful.

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NOTE APPS

Stickies
http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/index.html
"..and Stickies is completely free!"
Forum
http://tomrevell.conforums.com/

Keynote-NF
http://code.google.com/p/keynote-nf/
Google groups email forum
http://groups.google.com/group/keynote-nf

Mempad - Horst Schaeffer
http://home.mnet-online.de/horst.muc/wmem.htm
MemPad help file for Windows console commands     
No RTF and tables and other niceties however for simple notes and/or editor (below) very competent.
"Donate.. * July 2009 - All programs: Freeware © Horst Schaeffer"
Horst has a few other freeware softwares for consideration.

The Guide
http://theguide.sourceforge.net/
Google Groups
http://groups.google.com/group/the-guide-users-group?pli=1
Chosen at Portable Freeware where the discussion is at:
The Guide
http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1499&ts=1247175690

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TO-DO, TASK, CALENDAR, REMINDER

ToDoList - Abstract Spoon
http://www.abstractspoon.com/tdl_resources.html
Forum
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/applications/todolist2.aspx#_comments
"Everything on this site is free, the only proviso being that if you use bits of the code, you may not say that you wrote them yourself ."

Task Coach
http://www.taskcoach.org/
Mailing List - Yahoogroups
http://www.taskcoach.org/mailinglist.html
"Task Coach is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 3 or any later version and free to use for both individuals and companies."

Swift ToDo Lite - Dextronet
http://www.dextronet.com/swift-to-do-list-lite.php
Confirmed fully freeware - would be good to check if there are nag screens. One indication now that Lite has a limitation that you cannot eliminate deleted tasks, if confirmed, will take off list.

To-Do Desklist - Detronet
http://www.dextronet.com/to-do-desklist.php

Rainlendar Lite
http://www.rainlendar.net/cms/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1
Forum
http://www.rainlendar.net/cms/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=36&func=view&id=7755&catid=3#7755
"The lite version of Rainlendar is free also for commercial use."

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PIM

PIM Xtreme  - Open Source
http://dgtalize.com/products/pimx
"PIM Xtreme is a free Open Source application for management of personal information (PIM: Personal Information Manager) configurable and highly flexible (or at least that is the goal). It aims to be a powerful organizer for your personal data ... All this information is stored in a relational database (MySQL for the moment)"
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pimx/
"financial module (accounts, reports, etc.), contacts, schedule, tasks, alerts, encrypted notes and MORE!...exports to several formats (xml, iCal, etc.)"
Forum
http://dgtalize.com/en/forum?func=showcat&catid=1
Utube - PIM Xtreme installing (and others)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6psuEyrwk7s&feature=related

Editors and notepads and such - now have own section below.

Steven Avery:
 
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WINDOWS UTILITIES

INSTALLER - UNINSTALLERS
SCREEN CAPTURE - CLIPBOARD
CLEANERS - SCHEDULING - MEMORY
ZIP - UTILITY SUITE  
PASSWORD REVEALERS - ICONS - DESKTOP - TRAY - GRAPHICS
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SOFTWARE INSTALLATION

ZipInstaller - Nirsoft
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/zipinst.html
"This utility was originally developed to install the utilities in NirSoft Web site, but you can use it for installing utilities and applications from other sources, like the utilities provided in SysInternal Web site, Funduc Software, and many others."

Nothing real complicated there, except the addition of the uninstaller option is very nice, and saving time.  ToDoList, Keynote-NF and JavaRa are examples of programs which afaik do not have their own Microsoft-style installation progrram.  Also many of the "Portable Apps".  Thus this is #1, since you might want to use this for installing some of the other apps.

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UNINSTALLER

Revo Uninstaller
http://www.revouninstaller.com/
"Revo Uninstaller is a freeware product and you can use it also in commercial environment according to its License Agreement, which forbids reverse engineering, modifying, removing any trade marks etc." - response to email request

Safarp-"Small And Fast Add/Remove Programs" Open Source - 2005
http://wistinga.online.fr/safarp/
Forums
http://wistinga.sourceforge.net/forums/
"Safarp is a small and fast alternative to the Add or Remove Programs Control Panel applet of Windows 2000/XP"

SPECIALTY UNINSTALLERS

JavaRa - Ra Products
http://raproducts.org/
A specialty tool, cleans up the old Java versions and helps makes sure you are up-to-date.  While not a major issue, it is a nice cleanup and does not have the complications of e.g. .net cleanup attempts.  PureRa is also available, yet I would consider that more a "special use" product so it goes below, otherwise it might change things like folder order that you don't want to change.
"JavaRa is a simple tool that does a simple job: it removes old and redundant versions of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). ... RaProducts is a website dedicated to bringing you the highest-quality products for your home and office alike. Currently, our software includes JavaRa, PhoneRa, PureRa and PastIconsFlusher."

Automated cleanup tool to remove the .NET Framework 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 - Aaron Stebner
http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2006/05/30/611355.aspx
Unlike JavaRa this is not designed as a "run anytime to clean up" tool, but as a help in times of .Net trouble. (Originally I had omitted it, however with proper explanation and caution it might save a lot of headache and solve problems.)

Adobe Flash Uninstaller - Repair Tool of the Week
http://www.technibble.com/adobe-flash-uninstaller-repair-tool-of-the-week/
How to uninstall the Adobe Flash Player plug-in and ActiveX control
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html

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Note: PC Decrapifier is inexpensive for commercial use : ... $20 per "technician" (not per PC) per year. For folks receiving many new computers it may have a place with the few inexpensive products below.  While AppRemover, designed for security tool removals, has a specific commercial license.

Comprehensive List of Uninstallers or Removal Tools for Antivirus Software - Raymond
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2009/05/05/comprehensive-list-of-uninstallers-or-removal-tools-for-antivirus-
oftware/#more-2878
avast, AVG, Avira, BitDefender, Computer Associates, ESET, F-Secure, McAfee, GData, TrendMicro, Panda, Norton and Windows Live OneCare references

Repair Tool of the Week: Antivirus Removal Tools - Technibble - June, 2009
http://www.technibble.com/repair-tool-of-the-week-antivirus-removal-tools/
Adds Kaspersky, omits GData

How to uninstall anything: free apps that get the job done - Samer (Freeware Genius)
http://www.freewaregenius.com/2009/04/13/how-to-uninstall-anything-free-apps-that-get-the-job-done/

Remove Old Drivers After Upgrading to New Hardware
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/remove-old-drivers-after-upgrading-to-new-hardware/

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SCREEN CAPTURE

Purrint - Screen Capture
http://www.bcheck.net/apps/
"Apps from your close personal friend, bCheck. These are all MS Windows apps, they have zero dependencies and are as small as I could get 'em. Source is supplied for most"

ScreenshotCaptor - Donationcoder -Mouser
https://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/screenshotcaptor/index.html
Forum
https://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?board=34.0

Also Gadwin, MWSnap, PicPack and Greenshot (Screen Capturer from Extensoft also, below, also Screenshot Pilot and Annotation Pilot from Two Pilots), [email protected] and Screeny may all be fully freeware, based on notes and research.  I happen to like the simplicity of Purrint for giving to office folks, with an easily recognizable system tray icon, although as long as a software has an automatic "Print-key-->Print" configuration (with optional auto-file-save) the extra potential features in other softwares may make them a better one-horse install.

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SCREEN TEXT CAPTURE

Textractor - Resplendence Software
http://resplendence.com/textractor
Monitor and capture all text any program writes to the screen
"Textractor is provided free of charge"

SysExporter - NirSoft
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/sysexp.html

SCREEN TEXT CAPTURE - OCR

JOCR - EverRex Software (2006)
http://home.megapass.co.kr/~woosjung/Product_JOCR.html
"JOCR is a freeware"
http://home.megapass.co.kr/~woosjung/Index_License.html
"JExplorer (and power toys such as JOCR, JMounter, and JCalculator) is a freeware. You are free to use JExplorer at your own risk and free to distribute JExplorer in its original state to your friends, public web site, online service, or BBS without explicitly obtaining the author's permission. There is no charge for any such distribution. Notification would be greatly appreciated though ! ... (continues)"
Note the relationship of JOCR with MODI and we have a separate thread about accomplishing this OCR capture with Microsoft Office products, as well as the web alternatives like Evernote.  Also note that the freeware file manager JExplorer (2006) includes JOCR and JMount, a virtual drive.  JOCR received a positive review from FreewareGenius.

SCREEN WEB PAGE CAPTURE

SiteShoter - NirSoft
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/web_site_screenshot.html
Lifehacker
http://lifehacker.com/5221641/siteshoter-takes-web-site-screenshots-over-time

WebShot
http://www.websitescreenshots.com/
Email from Nathan confirms that free version is ok for commercial use.  Pro version has additional features,
color being the most user-important, however in companies often b & w lasers are the norm.

Firefox extensions mentioned - ScreenGrab - Picnik
Other Firefox extensions of interest.  Screenshot Studio Abduction Snapper
With paid and free versions Page Saver Fireshot

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VIDEO CAPTURE

CamStudio - Open Source
http://camstudio.org/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/camstudio/
Forum
http://sourceforge.net/community/forum/
"CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs) "

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SCAN & TIFF --> TEXT OCR

Simple OCR - Simple Software
http://www.simpleocr.com/Info.asp
"Not only is SimpleOCR up to 99% accurate, it is 100% free."
"SimpleOCR works with all fully compliant TWAIN scanners and also accepts input from TIFF files.  "

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CLIPBOARD

Clipboard Help+Spell
https://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/clipboardhelpandspell/index.html
Forum
https://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?board=49.0

Ditto-cp Clipboard Manager - (fav in Lifehacker poll)
http://ditto-cp.sourceforge.net/
Forums
http://sourceforge.net/forum/?group_id=84084

ArsClip
http://www.joejoesoft.com/cms/showpage.php?cid=111
"My programs are freeware. There are no strings attached, no nags, no ads, and no timebombs. Those that enjoy my programs and wish to make a small donation can do so... Delphi 6 (Personal) source code is included - modify it freely for any non-profit use. NOTE: The newer versions are compiled with Turbo Delphi for Win32 (also a free download)."

Clipomatic - Mike Lin
http://www.mlin.net/Clipomatic.shtml
Forum
http://groups.google.com/group/mlin_net

ClipX - Francis Gastellu
http://www.bluemars.org/clipx/
"ClipX is a tiny clipboard history manager. It is sweet, it is free, use it"
BestFreeApps - ClipX
http://www.bestfreeapps.com/system-tools/clipx/

Ditto, ClipX and ArsClip are all Freeware Genius recommendations, with ArsClip getting a small special nod.

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CLEANERS

CCleaner - Piriform
http://www.ccleaner.com/
"CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool."
"... like all Piriform products, Defraggler is completely free for both corporate and individual use."
Forum
http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showforum=4

Bleachbit - Open Source
http://bleachbit-project.appspot.com/
Forum
http://bleachbit-project.appspot.com/forum/
"The privacy and disk space cleaner for Linux and Windows"
Being fairly new and having a Linux heritage we do not have a lot of reviews and Windows discussion.  One thing .. apparently it does handle a large number of applications.

Free Internet Window Washer - Eusing
http://www.eusing.com/Window_Washer/Window_Washer.htm
"Free Internet Window Washer is a freeware product, this means that you can download and use it for free. Anyway we will appreciate contributions: we will use collected money to finance new development of Free Internet Window Washer."

PureRa - System Purification Tool  
http://raproducts.org/purera.html
"removes files from your computer that other mainstream cleaning programs tend to oversee.
- Config.msi Folder [..Sometimes a Windows Installer package is sloppy..]
- Thumbs.db [.. tiny preview images generated for image files ]
- Iconcache.db [The icons used in Windows are saved in an icon cache]
- .sqm-files [sqm-files are created by MSN Messenger and Windows Live Messenger.]
- Desktop.ini "

TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/TFC-Temp-File-Cleaner-OldTimer-file187.html
"TFC (Temp File Cleaner) will clear out all temp folders for all user accounts (temp, IE temp, java, FF, Opera, Chrome, Safari), including Administrator, All Users, LocalService, NetworkService, and any other accounts in the user folder. It also cleans out the %systemroot%\temp folder and checks for .tmp files in the %systemdrive% root folder, %systemroot%, and the system32 folder (both 32bit and 64bit on 64bit OSs)"

TFC may be a good compliment to CCleaner to get to the other temp files of the other users without lots of reduncancy or complication.

A bit strangely wants to have the .exe on the Desktop (shortcut anywhere). And the instructions say:
"You MUST be logged on as an administrator to use this utility. While cleaning the temp files all open applications will be closed and the desktop will disappear. When finished, if any files need to be removed by a reboot you will be asked to reboot. Otherwise the desktop will be restored."

DiskMax - KoshyJohn (AutoIt application)
http://www.koshyjohn.com/software/diskmax.html
Similarly will clean out other user temp files.  And similarly, reading on the web, lacks some configurability as an overall cleaner.  

Links and mini-discussion of Cleanup!, ATF-Cleaner (new release planned, per blog) and many other freewares (not all fully freeware) :

CCleaner 2.0 Beta Released - Clean the Crap off your Computer
https://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=9598.25

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WINDOWS SCHEDULING

System Scheduler - Splinterware
"System Scheduler is provided free of charge (no warranties implied whatsoever). You can use System Scheduler at home or for business purposes. It can be redistributed freely but without modification of any kind. It must not be re-sold either by itself or as part of other commercial software."
Forum
http://www.splinterware.com/forum/

Ka-Firetask - Konrad Papala
http://www.konradp.com/products/firetask/pro_index.htm
"none of my freeware has any restrictions, including Ka Firetask. It's 100% free, also in corporate use." (email from Konrad)
Network-aware.

JIT Scheduler 9 - Gibin Software
http://www.gibinsoft.net/
" JIT Scheduler ... is licensed, not sold.. is a freeware. This means, that JIT Scheduler grants you the right to use it free-of-charge/free without any limitations for the number of copies. This Agreement grants a user the following limited, non-exclusive rights: the right to install and use the Software Product... You are not allowed to modify the Software Product or perform disassembling of any kind.You are encouraged to distribute the original, unmodified and integral package freely, in any form and on any media, provided you don't charge any fee for the Software Product."

Gibin has some other software of interest, especially [email protected]_Utilities "an easy way to work with different OLE DB- and ODBC-compatible databases and data sources such as Microsoft SQL Server 7.0/2000, Oracle DBMS, Informix, MySQL, DB2, Microsoft Access, dBase, Paradox, FoxPro, Visual FoxPro and many other databases that have OLE DB providers."  License hasn't been checked yet, though, likely it is very similar.

nnCron lite
http://www.nncron.ru/#nncronlt
Forum
http://www.nncron.ru/forums/viewforum.php?f=2
   "* The nnCron LITE program is distributed as freeware.
    * All copyrights to nnCron LITE are exclusively owned by its developer, Nicholas Nemtsev.
    * The nnCron LITE may be freely distributed provided the distribution package is not modified. No person or company may charge a fee for the distribution of nnCron LITE without permission from the copyright holder. The nnCron LITE may be bundled or distributed with any other package without permission of the copyright holder."

PC Inspector Task Manager - Convar
http://www.pc-inspektor.de/Sites/task_manager/info.htm?Language=1
Apparently only in German so far, likely to expand .. found a Convar license note !
"The full version of PC INSPECTOR™ task manager is made available to you at no cost by "CONVAR – Die Datenretter™". You may use the software at no charge and with no time limitations. You are also allowed to share it with friends, acquaintances and colleagues. Please note that you must accept the following license agreement in order to use the software."
(License agreement is the "no warranty" stuff on the same page).

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MEMORY SWEEPING - "Working Set"

CleanMem - PC WinTech - Shane
http://www.pcwintech.com/node/145

MemClean - KoshyJohn
http://www.koshyjohn.com/software/memclean.html

We can avoid the big debates about whether these types of programs are worthwhile.  Your biz folks may have low-memory puters or early OS.  These two look to be fully freeware and are written by techies who share in the forums and have other software and use superior techniques.  Other software may be considered in this group.  (I do have a small concern about whether the name similarity is simply coincidental.)

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ARCHIVE - ZIP

7-Zip
http://www.7-zip.org/
Forum
http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=45797
"You can use 7-Zip on any computer, including a computer in a commercial organization. You don't need to register or pay for 7-Zip. But you can make a donation to support further development of 7-Zip."

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PASSWORD REVEALERS

Password Revealer - Rekenwonder Software - Source Code included
http://rekenwonder.com/revealer.htm
"Password Revealer is freeware."
"Please note that Password Revealer does NEVER work with the following passwords..."
Note his mini-apps with source code, such as Schedule Control and Member Administration and other utilities.

Asterik Logger - NirSoft
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/astlog.html
"Asterisk Logger - Recover passwords stored behind asterisk (**) characters."

Mail PassView - NirSoft
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/mailpv.html
Repair Tool of the Week: Mail PassView
http://www.technibble.com/repair-tool-of-the-week-mailpassview/
"Mail PassView is a small, freeware and portable tool designed to reveal the password and other account details which you should run before you format the machine."
(Note: these passwords will generally be less mission-criticial, able to be gotten from the ISP.)
Note also from NirSoft in the same style -
    * MessenPass - Recover the passwords of 'Instant Messenger' applications.
    * IE PassView - Recover the passwords of Internet Explorer.
    * Dialupass - Recover VPN/RAS/Dialup passwords
    * Network Password Recovery - Recover Windows XP/Vista network passwords (Credentials file)
The last one being of the most administrative interest.

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UTILITY SUITES

Advanced SystemCare Free - Iobit Utility Suite -  "100% Freeware"
http://www.iobit.com/advancedwindowscareper.html
Forums
http://forums.iobit.com/forumdisplay.php?f=4

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Here are links to folks who have groups of freeware software utilities that they developed that appear to be fully free. Possibly will move to their own sections, licenses may vary even within the software author's packages.

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INDIVIDUAL UTILITIES -  PLAN TO MOVE TO OWN SECTION AS THE NUMBERS BECOME VERY LARGE
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EZ-SHELL TO WINDOWS COMMANDS

XpSyspad - xtort
http://xtort.net/xtort-software/xpsyspad/
"Windows system monitoring utility that allows easy access to Windows system information and Windows system utilities, such as the individual control panel applets, as well as putting the “hidden” applications in Windows at your fingertips..."

DRIVE MANAGEMENT

Drive Manager - Alex Nolan
http://www.alexnolan.net/software/driveman.htm
"No-install, standalone freeware utilities with a modern and easy user interface."

FILE ATTRIBUTES (Often included in File Managers)

Attribute Changer - Romain Petges
http://www.petges.lu/index.html
"Attribute Changer is free, even for commercial use. "
"Attribute Changer shell extension (freeware) is a power user tool to change all kind of file and folder attributes, date, time and even NTFS compression."

DonationCoder thread shows pic of this feature on some file manager programs for comparison.
Program to Change File Attributes on Windows
https://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=10647.0

Flexible Renamer - Naru (updated 2008)
http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA014830/english/FlexRena/
"Copyright Naru - License Type Freeware - Copying/Reproduction Free" "You can support future development by donating! I appreciate any amount of donation. Thank you!"

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Open Window Info and Troubleshooting (overlaps process explorers)

Window Seizer - Take control of your open windows and tasks. - Alex Nolan
http://www.alexnolan.net/software/window_seizer.htm
"Windows Seizer is a standalone portable freeware utility which lists all the windows you have open..technical information .."

WinLister  NirSoft
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/winlister.html

WinExplorer - NirSoft
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/using_winexp.html

CowSpy - NakenCow (2004)
http://www.nakencow.tk/cowspyindex.php

WinEnabler - SMarmotte
http://dragondarka.free.fr/smarmotte/
AdminTest looks like a nice simple app, Filelist might be handy, Process Cleaner is of interest, and there are others.
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Windows

WinSplit Revolution
http://www.winsplit-revolution.com/
"WinSplit Revolution is freeware. Some Rights Reserved.This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License."
"WinSplit Revolution is a small utility which allows you to easily organize your open windows by tiling, resizing and positioning them to make the best use of your desktop real estate. What can it do? WinSplit is especially useful for high-end LCD screens with high resolutions because it helps you to efficiently manage many active windows."

This could be especially nice for those execs with the 21" and 24" screens.  Maybe even programmers !

Taskbar - System Tray

Taskix Reorder taskbar tabs and more
http://taskix.robustit.com/
"Developing Taskix takes considerable time and effort. It you find it very helpful, I will greatly appreciate it if you are sending me in return a small amount of money. Thank you! "
Lifehacker - Taskix Enables Taskbar Reordering with a Small Footprint
http://lifehacker.com/5045312/taskix-enables-taskbar-reordering-with-a-small-footprint

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Icons & Thumbnails

IconFX - The Free Icon Editor
http://icofx.ro/
" You can show your appreciation for IcoFX and support future development by donating! Your support makes this project possible, and your assistance is greatly appreciated! I strongly feel that IcoFX should remain free of charge in the future also. The recommended minimum donation is 10 USD, but of course any amount is welcome.Thank you!"
Forum
http://icofx.ro/forum/

Easy Picture2Icon 2.5
http://www.picture2icon.com/
"The programs at Picture2Icon.com are freeware, but donations are gratefully accepted"
Review - CompletelyFreeSoftware
http://www.completelyfreesoftware.com/reviews/grp_w95_Picture2Icon32.html

Easy Thumbnails - Fookes
http://www.fookes.com/ezthumbs/
"Easy Thumbnails is a genuine freeware product that will not annoy you with advertising, intrusive spyware components or nag screens. It comes from the developers of the award-winning NoteTab text editors."

Graphics

Creative Docs.Net
http://www.creativedocs.net/
"Creative Docs .NET 2.x is available for free as a full-featured version. It comes with no warranty whatsoever."
(License confirmed ok for biz use by author Pierre on CyberNet post.)
"Creative Docs .NET is a vector-based graphic design tool with support for rich text, ideal to quickly write short documents, manuals, posters, illustrations, schemas, plans, flow charts, and much more."

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   GROUPS OF SMALL FREE UTILITIES  
===================================================================

Funduc Software.
http://www.funduc.com/otsoft.htm#WordSR
"We currently have eleven freeware applications available for Windows 95/98/ME NT/2000/XP: Count Characters, Decode Shell Extension, DupBlock, Folder Synchronize Script Editor, Limit Edit, HexView, FS ZIP Extractor, TZAdjust, SR Regular Expression Wizard, Word Search and Replace, Excel Search and Replace, and PowerPoint Search and Replace."

FreeByte
http://www.freebyte.com/

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LINUX and OS Interopability
=======================================

Ext2 Installable File System For Windows - Stephan Schreiber
http://www.fs-driver.org/
"provides Windows NT4.0/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 with full access to Linux Ext2 volumes (read access and write access). This may be useful if you have installed both Windows and Linux as a dual boot environment on your computer. The "Ext2 Installable File System for Windows" software is freeware.... Linux Ext3 volumes can also be accessed. "

As an OS extension, this may later go into its own subsection.

Steven Avery:

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DISK FILE MANAGEMENT

FILE MANAGERS, EXPLORER,
DISK SPACE, DUPS
SEARCH, COMPARE
DEFRAG
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FILE MANAGERS

Free Commander - File Manager (unclick the ebay icon installer)
http://www.freecommander.com/fc_faq_en.htm
"Yes it is, you can use it free of charge for private and professional purposes. You may not however sell it for profit and you may not bundle FreeCommander in other software packages without affirmation of the author."
Forum
http://www.forum.freecommander.com/

Q-Dir
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/Q-Dir
Is a possibility as an alternative to Free Commander. (Info: see ProcessKo below)
Lifehacker - Q-Dir: the portable file management program that could
http://www.freewaregenius.com/2008/11/21/q-dir-the-portable-file-management-program-that-could/

A43 File Management Utility
http://alterion.us/a43/
A43 is a freeware file management utility for Windows 2000/XP.

Cubic Explorer - Open Source
http://www.cubicreality.com/ce/
Forum
http://www.cubicreality.com/forum/
Lifehacker - Cubic Explorer Saves Your File Management Sessions
http://lifehacker.com/5100050/cubic-explorer-saves-your-file-management-sessions#c9183132
Dual pane under active development.

JExplorer - EverRex Software - Woo Sik Jung - Korea - see JOCR & JMounter below which integrate
http://home.megapass.co.kr/~woosjung/
"JExplorer (and power toys such as JOCR, JMounter, and JCalculator) is a freeware. You are free to use JExplorer at your own risk and free to distribute JExplorer in its original state to your friends, public web site, online service, or BBS without explicitly obtaining the author's permission. There is no charge for any such distribution. Notification would be greatly appreciated though ! ... (continues)"
Snapfiles Comment on Admin rights being helpful in network use,
http://www.snapfiles.com/opinions/JEXPLORER/JEXPLORER.html

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WINDOWS EXPLORER

FileMenu - LopeSoft
http://www.lopesoft.com/en/fmtools/info.html
Lifehacker - Download of the Day: FileMenu Tools (Windows)
http://lifehacker.com/227788/download-of-the-day-filemenu-tools-windows

There could be tons of Explorer enhancements and replacements, likely we will only list this one and a bit more, Rubén López Hernández  seemed to have done an excellent job on this one, beginning in 2006 and updates continuing.

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DISK SPACE - TREE & GRAPH VIEWERS

WinDirStat (thanks Lashiec for the emphasis)
http://windirstat.info/
"WinDirStat is free software published under the GNU General Public License."
Email to owner, user defined cleanup (and more) function, shows extension totals for drives, all local drives feature, folder %, top 50 files, does not show individual files.

Free Disk Usage Analyzer
http://www.extensoft.com/?p=free_disk_analyzer
"We are so confident that you will love our products, we hope that you will buy the full Extensions package sooner or later, or simply get more use out of Windows and be more happy using it. So enjoy some our individual Extensions absolutely free."
http://www.extensoft.com/?p=home
Files or filters.  Rather than extensions, has a pre-defined non-configurable filter for file type groups. No fancy charts or graphs,  one "folder to disk" comparison.

JDiskReport
http://www.jgoodies.com/freeware/jdiskreport/index.html
"This is ad-free uncrippled no-charge binary multi-platform software that never expires."
A very pleasant Java program with themes and directory excludes and good features like top 50 files and modified date analysis and toggles from two graphs to list, one custom command, extension totals shown for folder and directory yet no filtering or sorting by extension.

Only WinDirStat of these three has the ability to sort the individual files by extension, although it does not show the individual files.  

So for flat-view file-filtered viewing Free Commander is superior, and may be used in tandem.  Here are some more.

Xinorbis - Paul Alan Freshney - England
http://www.freshney.org/xinorbis/index.htm
(see Pyxis below for quotes/policies)

SpaceSniffer - Uderzo Software
http://www.uderzo.it/main_products/space_sniffer/index.html
"SpaceSniffer is a free software, both for personal and commercial use."

Disk Usage - (cmd Line Tool, du.exe so you can create desktop shortcut)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896651.aspx
Forum
http://forum.sysinternals.com/forum_topics.asp?FID=11

Get File Type Distribution - Howard Kaikow
http://www.standards.com/ThisAndThat/GetFileTypeDistribution.html
Designed for practicality of analyzing file extension usage on drives or paths, with export to .csv or .txt.
Howard has the Page File Usage Monitor (below) and a number of other programs to peruse, and is active on Wilders.
Copy, Move, Delete, and Rename files: Recover files with certain types of lost access.
Change File Times - Change Path Times - Compare Logical Drives - Copy File To Printer - Get Disk Space Used
Read File -Font List

ShowMan - David Taylor
http://www.satsignal.eu/software/disk.html#ShowMan
"The Disk Utilities described on this page are currently freeware, but if you require support on the software you must register with me. "
A lead-in to a wide variety of free software by David Taylor, a lot freeware, some shareware and suites.
David & Cecilia Taylor's Web pages
http://www.satsignal.eu/
"My applications are written in Borland's Delphi and are currently offered as freeware and shareware - my way of repaying everything I've got from other freeware authors.  Some programs require registration if you wish support or to access the more advanced features.  If you want to use any of my applications you will need the Delphi runtime library installed on your PC... You can bookmark this page and register free of charge to be automatically notified by e-mail of any updates." - Many programs - Tiny Ben, a minor one, is definitely cute.  Simply a round clock.

Disktective - (2006)
http://www.disktective.com/
Freebyte - (TreePad, Custom Addressbook, Freebyte ZIP and more.)

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FILE NAME SEARCH

Everything - Voidtools (David Carpenter)
http://www.voidtools.com/
Everything search engine. Locate files and folders by name instantly. NTFS only.
"1.6 Is "Everything" free? - Yes, "Everything" is Freeware."
Forum
http://forum.voidtools.com/
Freeware Genius
http://www.freewaregenius.com/2008/11/01/everything-small-lightning-fast-desktop-search-program-for-ntfs-drives/

Locate32 - Open Source
http://locate32.webhop.org/
"Locate32 is a file finder which works by indexing all your files on your hard disk drive and thus is able to provide almost instant access to them."  (My fav.)
Forum
http://locate32.webhop.org/

ScanDir
http://www.skybird.net/ScanDir/index.php
Ghacks - 02/2009
http://www.ghacks.net/2009/02/25/scandir-directory-lists-manager/

Snowbird
http://lmadhavan.com/software/snowbird/
"A small and fast file management and search tool, focusing on performance rather than features. ... Copy files quickly .... Access extremely large folders and network resources at lightning speed"

SearchMyFiles - Nir Sofer - new 02/2009  
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html
(Note the simple usage of file attributes inclding the three 3 dates, portability and text search.)

neoSearch - KoshyJohn
http://www.koshyjohn.com/software/neosearch.html
"Over my 18+ years with computers, I have gone from being a casual user to a developer of fine software. Good software is fast, efficient, safe, purpose-built, aesthetically pleasing and competitive to industry standards. I have developed a number of FREE software applications that, I'd like to think, meet the above standards."
Instant Desktop Search - Now for Real (reviews neoSearch and Everything)
http://www.pallab.net/2008/11/13/instant-desktop-search-%E2%80%93-now-for-real/

ExtraSearch Free - Crave Worldwide
http://www.craveworldwide.com/extrasearch.html
Forum
http://www.craveworldwide.com/forum/default.aspx?g=topics&f=19
Needs EULA and/or company check. Especially as DiskSweeper Free, Password Pond, ExtraMp3 Renamer are also freeware.

More may be added from post on this page and forum discusion. (Note link to Gizmo forum discussions too).

Re: What is the currently best Desktop Search software?
https://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=2434.600

FILE SEARCH

Xteq X-Find
http://www.xteq.com/products/xfnd/index.html
"All programs from Xteq Systems are freeware, so you can use our programs at no cost!"

Harddisk Search and Stats
http://www.harddisksearch.com/
"Harddisk Search & Stats is a very powerful text-Search Engine for your harddisk which is free for corporate, government and private use. It enables you to conveniently search large numbers of text/ascii-based files simultaneously."

grepWin - Regular expression search and replace for Windows - Stefan's tools
http://tools.tortoisesvn.net/grepWin
"To support further development of these tools, please consider making a donation"
Note the pics of the strong regular expression and saved search (bookmark) features.

BareGrep baremetalsoft.com (2006)
http://www.baremetalsoft.com/baregrep/index.php
Similar to BareTail, freeware program has splash screen, while there is a higher-feature Pro version as well.

And there are heavy-overhead programs to consider like Google and Copernic (free for non-commercial use) for text search as well, some free, some pay.  More on those planned, if they are freeware.

COMPARE

WinMerge
http://winmerge.org/
"WinMerge is an Open Source differencing and merging tool for Windows. WinMerge can compare both folders and files, presenting differences in a visual text format that is easy to understand and handle."
Forum
http://sourceforge.net/apps/phpbb/winmerge/viewforum.php?f=4
Lifehacker -
http://lifehacker.com/290657/compare-and-merge-files-and-folders-with-winmerge
Compare and merge files and folders with WinMerge

DUPLICATES

Easy Duplicate File Finder is a free powerful tool that helps you to find and remove duplicate files on your PC.
http://www.easyduplicatefinder.com/
"Free Duplicate File Finder - You can make a donation if you'd like to support my work."
Also Duplicate Image Finder and Duplicate MP3 Finder  
Lifehacker -Consolidate Your Data with the Easy Duplicate Finder
http://lifehacker.com/software/featured-windows-download/consolidate-your-data-with-the-easy-duplicate-finder-290824.php

Clonespy
http://www.clonespy.com/
"CloneSpy is a Free Duplicate File CleanUp Tool for Windows 98se/NT/ME/2000/XP/Vista.. ", as CloneSpy is for free, we have some costs, e.g. in maintaining our web site. Therefore, if you like CloneSpy, we would appreciate it if you send in a donation to support our work." "while it's not as pretty as Easy Duplicate Finder it has a few more options for finding files and picking which ones to get rid of. It also lets you save checksum files" (Comment in Lifehacker thread)


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DEFRAG

Defraggler - Piriform
http://www.defraggler.com/
Forum
http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showforum=19

Smart Defrag - Iobit
http://www.iobit.com/iobitsmartdefrag.html?Str=download
Reviews of Smart Defrag vary, however Iobit is a keeper-type company.
Forum
http://forums.iobit.com/forumdisplay.php?f=9

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My Defrag
http://www.mydefrag.com/index.html
Forum
http://www.kessels.com/forum/index.php

For most this freeware will be the replacement for the earlier open source software pair.

JKDefrag - Jeroen Kessels
http://www.kessels.com/JkDefrag/index.html
"JkDefrag is completely free, no cost, no time limit."
JKDefrag GUI - Emiel Wieldraaijer
http://www.emro.nl/freeware/

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DiskTune
http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/DiskTune.htm
"DiskTune is freeware."
MBRtool manual (another current freeware) nicely points out the specific limitations, especially:
http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/MBRtool_manual.htm
"not permitted to .. use this program for commercial reasons or in environments (i.e. companies or persons) that (make a) profit from data recovery"
Forum
http://www.diydatarecovery.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=3cb6ff4f4d50551d53cf1b28f293a431&board=7.0

Yes, we are including a lot of defragmenters, there is so much personal variation in preference, each one has strong points, with how visual you want, background functioning, placement issues, techie reboot features, pausing, speed, handling huge files in a timely fashion, how to handle locked .pst, picking individual files, etc.

Auslogics Disk Defrag
http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/faq (no forums)
"Disk Defrag is absolutely free of charge for home and corporate users alike. We believe that Auslogics Disk Defrag is a great alternative to Windows own underpowered defragmentation utility and it should stay free."
Auslogics may be the fastest, lightest (followed by Defraggler, which has some more features, since they are not do file placement 'optimization' oriented).  

Note: Another Auslogics freeware is their registry cleaner, a category that I find hard to take seriously.  (In fact, I think the main issue with CCleaner is seeing if their is a way to disable the registry cleaner function.)  Auslogics does have a registry defrag (below) and a system info - "Last Freeware Version".

Steven Avery:
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BACKUP - COPY
========================================================================

BACKUP FILE-BY-FILE

Cobian Backup Version 9 Amanita
http://www.educ.umu.se/~cobian/cobianbackup.htm
"The program is freeware even for commercial use." - Luis Cobian in webforum
Forum
http://www.cobiansoft.com/forum/

SyncBack Freeware V3.2.19.0
http://www.2brightsparks.com/freeware/freeware-hub.html
"Our freeware is free for personal, educational, charity, government, and commercial use."
SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, and SyncBack Freeware Comparison Table
http://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/compare.html
(For gentle business use the main concern I see in the non-features would be no to "Copy open/locked (in-use) files (XP/Vista/2003/2008")
Forum
http://2brightsparks.com/bb/index.php?c=5&sid=cdafa0e7d6f7f553fed4a59ffa972660

FBackup
http://www.fbackup.com/
Forum
http://www.fbackup.com/forum/
"FREE. Reliable. No nags. FBackup is a backup software free for both commercial and personal use." From the folks who also have Backup4all as the commercial backup software.  Plus - uses extensive Backup4all plugins.  Since Softland distributes/markets their backup products separately, there is no easy-access compare sheet, the FBackup page says about Backup4all : "Backs up to FTP, DVD, or other removable media. Keeps different file versions, does incremental and differential backups, uses AES encryption, has the ability to pause/resume the backup and offers many more features." .. these features are likely what is not in FBackup.  

Comodo Backup
http://forums.comodo.com/empty-t38776.0.html;msg280048
"Comodo Backup is free for use in personal, educational and commercial environments. There are no licenses required, nor are there any subscriptions."
Note however that some of use do not use Comodo products due to the issues around the toolbar install on their CIS product. At the very least, if you use their software,be very careful to uncheck any toolbar checked boxes.   I only put them here because it is possible that they have some significant features in the backup software not in the products above, and some folks see the whole toolbar thing with less negative residue, since Comodo has a history of some good freeware products.

BackUpTime- Cezeo
http://www.backuptime.com/
http://www.cezeo.com/products/backuptime/
"Anyone may use this software because its free ... BackUpTime has become the backup utility of choice for large and small businesses, freelancers, students, IT professionals, designers, accountants ..."  One place they call it a "Fully functional trial version". Mentions a 2 GB Zip limitation, perhaps all backups are to .zip.  Did not find any handy reviews of BackUpTime, appears to be the light version of Backup Platinum. Platinum is described as "Advanced BackUp software with FTP, CD/DVD and Encryption support! and is probably the SoftLogica product, so maybe the same company ?

Other Cezeo free products include a Disk Redactor wipe utility, a PasswordsGuru and two Network products, Netsend and Network Info Requestor.

AceBackup - AceBit
http://www.acebackup.com/
"AceBackup is for free." "In the future, AceBIT will make the backup software AceBackup available for free. With this measure we will allow for the fact that the program is still very popular and used by many customers, but AceBIT will not continue to develop it with top priority." (Forum - 02/2008)
English Forums (also German)
http://www.acebit.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=21&sid=603475fd24b7da11d31c3f9b2217bc9c
Lifehacker - AceBackup Offers Local, Remote, and Secure File Backup
http://lifehacker.com/394678/acebackup-offers-local-remote-and-secure-file-backup

JaBack - Hitek Software - Java - also Linux, Mac
http://www.hiteksoftware.com/jaba/
Forum
http://www.hiteksoftware.com/phpBB2/index.php

DataSafe Backup -Sofgem Softwae
http://www.sofgem.com/products/datasafe.html
"License - Freeware" - (unsure about biz - commercial use)
Spiceworks forum discussion
http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/31510

Note:
This section can be so important that I would like to add a couple of the major features, especially the target file types and any GB limitation.  e.g. DFIncBackup has a fully freeware backup with a 2GB Zip file limitation, Uranium Backup has a freeware (not sure if fully) with a 4Gb Zip backup.  These types of backup limitations are of less interest, especially if the next version up is $$. (Another one being researched is SE Backup by Simply Engineering. Restore (network server capable) is an open-source enterprise that is dormant, no active developement. Bonkey is recent open source, not sure if active. And Areca is an open-source that may well qualify.)

The server backups should all be in the Network area.

Cloud backups could use a little mini-section.  I have found the DriveHQ interface great for dual-pane file manager small-file xfer (50mg a day) .. something the user might appreciate for either extra backup or home use.

BACKUP - OUTLOOK .PST

Using the Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders Backup tool
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA010875321033.aspx
JM Silva blog
http://blogs.msexchange.org/silva/2008/05/08/outlook-add-in-personal-folders-backup/
"The Personal Folders Backup download creates backup copies of your .PST files at regular intervals, in Outlook 2002 and later versions, making it easy to keep all of your Outlook folders safely backed up."
Referenced at:
Wilders - http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=245908
Lifehacker - http://lifehacker.com/037345/microsoft-outlook-personal-folders-backup

COPY UTILITIES

Five Best Alternative File Copiers - LIfehacker - June, 2009
http://lifehacker.com/5280976/five-best-alternative-file-copiers

Rich Copy - Ken Tamaru
http://blogs.technet.com/ken/default.aspx
"RichCopy became publicly available from the Microsoft download center"
Johsua Hoffman - Microsoft Technet - 04/2009 (w pic)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2009.04.utilityspotlight.aspx?pr=blog
TechNet Summary
http://www.microsoftpost.com/microsoft-technet/utility-spotlight-richcopy/
Amit Agarwal blogger review (w pic)
http://www.labnol.org/software/richcopy-file-copying-tool-for-windows/8035/
"RichCopy offers all the functionality of the popular command line file copier, RoboCopy, but it's wrapped in a radically more user friendly GUI. (Lifehacker)

Super Copier
http://supercopier.sfxteam.org/?q=node/35
Forums
http://supercopier.sfxteam.org/?q=forum

Note: Teracopy by CodeSector is "free for home use".  And there is a Teracopy 2.0 Bits Du Jour 6-23-09.  So far unclear whether Teracopy regular (very capable software) is "unfree for biz use".

FastCopy
http://www.ipmsg.org/tools/fastcopy.html.en
"FastCopy integrates with the system shell and is the only copier listed here which allows you to select which individual commands will appear on the right-click context menu. (Lifehacker)"

Copy Handler
http://www.copyhandler.com/en
Forum
http://www.copyhandler.com/forum/

Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier
http://www.roadkil.net/program.php?ProgramID=29
Forum
http://forums.roadkil.net/
(More coming on the excellent Roadkil contributions.)

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IMAGE BACKUP , CLONING

This is a complex area, the following is only a starting point for discussion.

EASEUS Disk Copy
http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy/
"EASEUS Disk Copy is a potent freeware providing sector-by-sector disk/partition clone regardless of your operating system, file systems and partition scheme."
In the comparisons, Easesus calls this "Freeware" while Partition Master Home Edition  is "Free for Home Users only"

Clonezilla
http://clonezilla.org/
Free (GPL) Software.
http://clonezilla.org/forum/

GImageX (AutoIt application)
http://www.autoitscript.com/gimagex/
"GImageX is a graphical user interface for the ImageX tool"
AutoIt Forums
http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?
What is ImageX ?
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722145(WS.10).aspx
"ImageX is a command-line tool that enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and corporations to capture, to modify, and to apply file-based disk images for rapid deployment...."

PC INSPECTOR clone maxx - Convar
http://www.pcinspector.de/Sites/clone_maxx/info.htm?Language=1
Disk to Disk cloning: PC Inspector Clone Maxx - FreewareJunkie
http://thefreewarejunkie.com/2006/06/disk-to-disk-cloning-pc-inspector.html
Gizmo has a Convar software as fully free, and no contradictions so far on site, more research needed.

Disk Wizard (Acronis on Seagate Drives)
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/discwizard/

MaxBlast (Acronis on Maxtor Drives which is also Seagate)
http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=MaxBlast_5&vgnextoid=7add8b9c4a8ff010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD

Roadkil Disk Image
http://roadkil.net/
Forum
http://forums.roadkil.net/

SYNCHRONIZE

(A couple can be added from elsewhere on the page, like DSynch)

Synkron - Open Source
http://synkron.sourceforge.net/index.php


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