Disk Defrag is FREE for home users, yet supplied with advanced
disk optimization techniques that only paid analogs have.
Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software
and hardware. The results are displayed in your browser.
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).
is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes
unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing
up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities
such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured
is a partition or disk clone software similar to Ghost. It saves and
restores only used blocks in hard drive. By using clonezilla, you can
clone a 5 GB system to 40 clients in about 10 minutes.
a Windows console window enhancement. Console features include: multiple
tabs, text editor-like text selection, different background types, alpha
and color-key transparency, configurable font, different window styles.
Copy to printer
is a simple utility program that will send any file directly to any
printer Windows knows of (LPTx, COMx or USBx). A typical use of this
is to send a PostScript file to a laser printer, which knows how to
handle it. You can also send to any printer the .prn file generated
when printing something after selecting the option Print to a file.
Use sometime to setup printer and to check printer command.
is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of
you system like: CPU, mainboard, memory, ..
Boot And Nuke is a self-contained boot disk that securely wipes
the hard disks of most computers. DBAN will automatically and completely
delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect, which makes
it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency data destruction. DBAN
is a means of ensuring due diligence in computer recycling, a way of
preventing identity theft if you want to sell a computer, and a good
way to totally clean a Microsoft Windows installation of viruses and
spyware. DBAN prevents or thoroughly hinders all known techniques of
hard disk forensic analysis. DBAN is a free software product that can
be used at home or in a business at zero cost.
Most defrag tools only allow you to defrag an entire drive. Defraggler
lets you specify one or more files, folders, or the whole drive to defragment.
is a tool that separates the desktop on multiple virtual desktops, each
with their own programs. You can switch between different virtual desktops,
and increase your workflow significantly.
is a secure data removal tool for Windows. It completely removes sensitive
data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully
is an explorer like utility to explore ext2 / ext3 / ext4 files ( Linux
File system ). It now supports LVM2 and EXT4 extents. It can be used
to view and copy files and folders. It can recursively copy entire folders.
It can also be used to view and copy disk and file.
FOG - Free, Ghost-like
Cloning Solution is a free open-source ghost-like imaging solution/rescue
suite. A free alternative to Ghost, used to image Windows XP, Vista
PCs using PXE, PartImage, and a Web Gui to tie it together. Includes
features like memory and disk test, disk wipe and av scan.
is a free NAS (Network-Attached Storage) server, supporting: CIFS (samba),
FTP, NFS, AFP, RSYNC, iSCSI protocols, S.M.A.R.T., local user authentication,
Software RAID (0,1,5) with a Full WEB configuration interface. FreeNAS
takes less than 32MB once installed on Compact Flash, hard drive or
USB key. The minimal FreeBSD distribution, Web interface, PHP scripts
and documentation are based on M0n0wall.
GParted - Gnome Partition
Editor allows you to take a hard disk and change the partition
organization therein, while preserving the partition contents. GParted
is an industrial-strength package for creating, destroying, resizing,
moving, checking and copying partitions, and the filesystems on them.
This is useful for creating space for new operating systems, reorganizing
disk usage, copying data residing on hard disks and mirroring one partition
with another (disk imaging). GParted is available for download and generate
a BOOT CD - LiveCD or a BOOT USB Flash - LiveUSB.
HWiNFO32™ and HWiNFO64™ are free professional hardware information
and diagnostic tools supporting latest components, industry technologies
and standards. These tools are designed to collect and present the maximum
amount of information possible about computer's hardware which makes
them suitable for users searching for driver updates, computer manufacturers,
system integrators and technical experts as well. Retrieved information
is presented in a logical and easily understandable form and can be
exported into various types of reports.
Magical Jelly Bean
Keyfinder is a freeware utility that retrieves your Product
Key (cd key) used to install windows from your registry. It works on
Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Windows Vista, Office XP,
Office 2003, and Office 2007.
Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP add fun and functionality
to the Windows experience.
List of PowerToys for
Alt-Tab Replacement - With this PowerToy, in addition
to seeing the icon of the application window you are switching to,
you will also see a preview of the page. This helps particularly
when multiple sessions of an application are open.
CD Slide Show Generator - With this PowerToy you can
view images burned to a CD as a slide show. The Generator works
downlevel on Windows 9x machines as well.
ClearType Tuner - This PowerToy lets you use ClearType
technology to make it easier to read text on your screen, and installs
in the Control Panel for easy access.
Color Control Panel Applet - This tools manage Windows color
HTML Slide Show Wizard - This wizard helps you create
an HTML slide show of your digital pictures, ready to place on your
Image Resizer - This PowerToy enables you to resize
one or many image files with a right-click.
Open Command Window Here - This PowerToy adds an "Open
Command Window Here" context menu option on file system folders,
giving you a quick way to open a command window (cmd.exe) pointing
at the selected folder.
Power Calculator - With this PowerToy you can graph and
evaluate functions as well as perform many different types of conversions.
RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer - Help you organizing and working
with digital RAW file in Windows Explorer. This tool provides
thumbnails, previews, printing, and metadata display for RAW images.
SyncToy - This sync tool helps you copy, move and synchronize
from any source like PDA, media player, cameras, e-mail, cell phone,
laptops and more source to different directories.
Taskbar Magnifier - Use this PowerToy to magnify part
of the screen from the taskbar.
Tweak UI -This PowerToy gives you access to system settings
that are not exposed in the Windows XP default user interface, including
mouse settings, Explorer settings, taskbar settings, and more.
Virtual Desktop Manager - Manage up to four desktops
from the Windows taskbar with this PowerToy.
Webcam Timershot - This PowerToy lets you take pictures
at specified time intervals from a Webcam connected to your computer
and save them to a location that you designate.
is a solution that allows the installation of the operating system on
a USB pen, already customized. The MojoPack install on the USB pen a
copy of Windows XP in which you can also install some applications.
When you insert the USB pen with a MojoPack any PC, you replaces the
running operating system by MojoPack without affecting the inicial system
on PC or leave any trace.
is a tool for pre-installation Windows configuration and component removal
at your choice. Optional bootable image ready for burning on media or
testing in virtual machines. With nLite you will be able to have Windows
installation which on install does not include, or even contain on media,
the unwanted components.
The Null-modem emulator (com0com) is a kernel-mode virtual
serial port driver for Windows. You can create an unlimited number of
virtual COM port pairs and use any pair to connect one COM port based
application to another.
is a Windows password cracker based on a time-memory trade-off using
rainbow tables. This is a new variant of Hellman's original trade-off,
with better performance. It recovers 99.9% of alphanumeric passwords
Logic is a free hard disk partitioning and data management tool.
It can create, delete, format, defragment, resize, and move partitions
and modify their attributes. It can copy entire hard disks from one
Magic The Parted Magic OS (LiveCD and LiveUSB) employs core
programs of GParted and Parted to handle partitioning tasks with ease,
while featuring other useful programs (e.g. Partition Image, TestDisk,
fdisk, sfdisk, dd, and ddrescue) and an excellent set of documentation
to benefit the user. An extensive collection of fileystem tools are
also included, as Parted Magic supports the following: ext2, ext3, ext4,
fat16, fat32, hfs, hfs+, jfs, linux-swap, ntfs, reiserfs, reiser4, and
is a Linux utility which saves partitions having a supported file system
to an image file. Most Linux and Windows file systems are supported.
The image file can be compressed with the gzip / bzip2 programs to save
disk space, and they can be splitted into multiple files to be copied
on CDs / DVDs, ... Partitions can also be saved across the network since
version 0.6.0 using the partimage network support, or using Samba /
NFS (See SystemRescueCd).
To install PartImage on a Ubuntu LiveCD ou LiveUSB paste in the terminal
This utility is very useful when you do not remember the password
from Windows XP/2000/NT. From this site you can generate
a BootDisk e reset the Administrator password from Windows. In this
site you have other reference to site that can help you to recover passwords
(Cmos, LILO, NT Passwords,
Unlocking Windows NT/2000/2003/2008
Domain Controllers ).
WIZARD 2008 is an utility designed to analyze and benchmark
your computer system. It can analyze and benchmark many kinds of hardware,
such as CPU performance, Cache performance, RAM performance, Hard Disk
performance, CD/DVD-ROM performance, Removable/FLASH Media performance,
Video performance, MP3 compression performance.
Explorer. Find out what files, registry keys and other
objects processes have open, which DLLs they have loaded, and more.
This uniquely powerful utility will even show you who owns each process
Free tool to recover accidentally deleted important file, important
file during a computer crash (Blue Screen) and more. Recuva recovers
files deleted from your Windows computer, Recycle Bin, digital camera
card, or MP3 player. And it's free.
Copier Recovers files from disks with physical damage. Allows
you to copy files from disks with problems such as bad sectors, scratches
or that just give errors when reading data. The program will attempt
to recover every readable piece of a file and put the pieces together.
Using this method most types of files can be made useable even if some
parts were not recoverable in the end.
RS232 is useful when testing applications and hardware that
communicate over a serial line ( RS232C
Screenshot Captor is a Freeware utility for taking screenhots.
You can make screen capturing and save them as images files ( jpg, tif
or png ).
is a tool for Windows that gives you detailed information and statistics
on every piece of hardware in your computer. Including CPU, Motherboard,
RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Audio support. Additionally
Speccy adds the
temperatures of your different components, so you can easily see if
there's a problem!.
is a Linux system on a bootable CD-ROM for repairing your system and
recovering your data after a crash. It aims to provide an easy way to
carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing
the partitions of the hard disk. It contains a lot of
system utilities (parted, partimage, fstools, ...) and basic
tools (editors, midnight commander, network tools). It is very easy
to use: just
boot the CDROM. The kernel supports most of the important file
systems (ext2/ext3, reiserfs, reiser4, xfs, jfs, vfat, ntfs, iso9660),
as well as
network filesystems (samba and nfs). To recover any file
from the Windows XP/2k/NT4/98/95 disk, boot from the CD and execute:
mount -type ntfs-3g /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows -o force, to
mount the USB Pen execute: mount /dev/sda1 /usb.
TestDisk is powerful free data recovery software!
It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or
make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused
by faulty software, certain types of viruses or human error (such as
accidentally deleting a Partition Table). Partition table recovery
using TestDisk is really easy. TestDisk can:
|Fix partition table, recover deleted
|Recover FAT32 boot sector from its backup|
FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 boot sector Fix FAT tables|
|Rebuild NTFS boot
|Recover NTFS boot sector from its backup|
|Fix MFT using
|Backup SuperBlock Undelete
files from FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2 filesystem|
|Copy files from
deleted FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2/ext3/ext4 partitions.|
Ultimate Boot CD - UBCD
allows users to run floppy-based diagnostic tools from most CDROM drives
on Intel-compatible machines, no operating system required. The cd includes
many diagnostic utilities and can also be used to provide shared internet
access or browse the web.
Defragmenter Ultradefrag is powerful Open Source defragmentation
tool for Windows NT, Windows 2000, WindowsXP, Windows 2003 and Windows
Vista. It is very fast, because the defragmenting is done by kernel-mode
driver. They are three interfaces to them: graphical, console and native.
The GUI is very useful, because it represents your filesystem visually
as a color coded cluster map. The console is another option for those
that prefer the command line. It is also allows you to run UltraDefrag
from the task scheduler and scripts. Finally, the native executable
will run at boot time in a manner similar to chkdsk.
USB Installer is a Live Linux USB Creator that allows you to
choose from a selection of Linux Distributions to put on your USB Flash
Drive. The Universal USB Installer is easy to use. Simply choose a Live
Linux Distribution, the ISO file, your Flash Drive and, Click Install.
Other features include; Persistence (if available), and the ability
to fat32 format the flash drive (recommended) to ensure a clean install.
Upon completion, you should have a ready to run bootable USB Flash Drive
with your select Linux version installed.
vLite - Vista Lite
is a tool for customizing the Windows Vista installation before actually
Windows Memory Diagnostic
The Windows Memory Diagnostic tests the Random Access Memory (RAM)
on your computer for errors. The diagnostic includes a comprehensive
set of memory tests. If you are experiencing problems while running
Windows, you can use the diagnostic to determine whether the problems
are caused by failing hardware, such as RAM or the memory system of
your motherboard. Windows Memory Diagnostic is designed to be easy and
fast. On most configurations, you can download the diagnostic, read
the documentation, run the test and complete the first test pass in
less than 30 minutes.
Digital Image Recovery The ZAR demo version provides the use
of "Image Recovery" to recover accidentally deleted images from memory
card free of charge. To recover digital images from storage (typically
a memory card) you need to run the
ZAR Digital Image
Recovery. After scanning the storage, this utility displays
all photos that can be recovered to a folder.