System Tools Category

Portable Disk Cleanup – Drive Tidy

Drive Tidy

Drive Tidy is a Freeware Portable Disk Cleaner. This Disk Cleanup Tool can be used to quickly and easily remove unnecessary files and files no longer used by your computer in an effort to help de-clutter and free up disk space. Drive Tidy is much more powerful than the standard Windows Disk Cleanup Tool.

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Free Junk File Cleaner – JFRemover

Junk File Remover

JFRemover is a Free and Portable Temp and Junk File Cleaner created by UtilityNerd. It can be used to quickly cleanup Temporary Files and Junk Files, anabling Windows to run quicker and help you recover drive space. Many options are available and you can analyze what JFRemover finds before committing to perform a cleanup.

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Remove Empty Directories – RED

Remove Empty Directories

RED is a Free and Portable Tool created by Jonas John that helps reduce clutter by batch deleting empty folders! It can be used to quickly and easily find and ultimately batch delete empty folders or directories. RED works by recursively scanning for empty folders and then enables you to delete them all at once. RED supports multiple delete modes, individual folders can be ignored, filters can be used, and empty files can optionally be deleted.

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ESET SysInspector – Malware Threat Diagnostics

ESET SysInspector

ESET’s SysInspector is an invaluable Free and Portable Threat Diagnostics tool that makes it easier to deal with a system infected with Malware. Once run, SysInspector displays detailed information regarding running processes, network connections, important registry entries, services, drivers, scheduled tasks and system information. Results can be filtered by risk level to help narrow down potential threats. Logs can be saved and or sent to a consultant.

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Free Outlook Email Attachment Extractor

OutlookAttachView - Outlook Attachment Extractor

OutlookAttachView is a Free Outlook Email Attachment Extractor created by NirSoft. It can be used to scan Outlook email messages and display a list of all attached files that it finds. You can extract or save the attachments you want to a folder of your choice. OutlookAttachView also allows you to delete unwanted attachments, helping to keep your mailbox free of clutter. The list of attached files can also be exported to either an xml, html, text, or csv file. Supports Microsoft Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007, and Outlook 2010.

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Free Email Attachment Extractor – UUDWIN

UUDWIN - Free Batch Email Attachment Extractor

UUDWIN is a Free Email Attachment Extractor created by Mark Spankus. It can be used to batch extract attachments from email .eml, .pst, and, .msg files. Perfect tool to quickly extract all attached files from all of your Windows Live Mail or Outlook /Express Messages at once. Simply drag and drop the .eml files into the input files window, select the attachments you want to save from the output window, and click extract.

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Base64 Decoder

Base64 Decoder

Base64 Decoder is a Free and Portable Tool created by Tim Rohlfs. It can be used to decode attachments found in email files. For example, I used it as a Windows Live Mail Attachment Extractor to decode Windows Live Mail .eml email files, and save or extract those Base 64 encoded email attachments to another location.

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HostsMan – Windows Hosts File Manager

Windows Hosts Manager

HostsMan is a Portable Freeware Windows Hosts File Manager or Host File Editor created by abelhadigital. It can be used to quickly and easily manage your Windows Hosts File. Once launched, Hosts File Manager resides in the Taskbar.  Features include the ability to enable or disable individual entries in hosts file, scan hosts for errors, duplicates and hijacks, a hosts name resolver, backup a hosts file and much more.

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WinCrashReport – Windows Crash Report

win crash report

WinCrashReport is a Free Tool created by NirSoft that offers an alternative to the default Windows crash reporting program. WinCrashReport provides a detailed Windows Crash Report or Log of crashed applications from the crash dump, in an attempt to help you further troubleshoot and fix the problem.

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NumCapsScroll Indicator

Num Caps Scroll Lock Indicator

NumCapsScroll Indicator, created by Vasilios Freeware, can be used to indicate and manage keyboard Num Lock, Caps Lock, and Scroll Lock status. Very useful if a keyboard is missing any of these buttons (for example; my Envy HP laptop keyboard does not have a Num Lock key).

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Auto Hide Desktop Icons

auto hide desktop icons

AutoHideDesktopIcons is a Freeware Portable program created by Nenad Hrg. As the name suggests, it can be used to automatically hide desktop icons and even hide the taskbar if you choose. Key features include the ability to set the hide timer and select which mouse button to use to display the hidden desktop icons.

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DNS Nameserver Performance Benchmark Tool

DNSBenchmark - Nameserver Testing Tool

DNS Benchmark is a Tool created by Steve Gibson. As the name implies, it can be used to test and measure the performance of your DNS Nameservers, and offers solutions or (conclusions) to help improve performance, if your DNS Nameservers appear to be affecting your Internet experience.

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Xleaner – Free Privacy Cleaner

Xleaner Portable - Privacy Cleaner

Xleaner is a Free and Portable Privacy Cleaner created by MoreThanACleaner.de. It can be used to protect your privacy and remove computer usage tracks or traces by deleting web browsing internet history, cookies, temp files, and browser cache. Xleaner can also clean Window’s temp files, clear search history, clear recent documents, remove junk files and much more.

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HDBench – Free Benchmark Software Utility

HDBench - Free Benchmark Software Utility

HDBench is another nice little Portable and Free Benchmarking Software Tool. It can be used to quickly test and benchmark CPU, Memory, Video, and Disk Drive performance. Also works great for Benchmarking USB Flash Drives. Although English language support is minimal, the Benchmarking Tool appears to work well.

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Check Folder Sizes – FolderSize

Display Folder Sizes

FolderSize is a Free Folder Size Calculating Tool created by Jan Horn. It can check the size of all folders on a select drive, making it easy to Find the largest files or folders and figure out which are consuming the most space. Options include; ability to select a drive or folder hierarchy to scan,  set size to appear to left or right, set size parameters to use for colored folder icons.

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Parkdale – Drive Speed Tester

Parkdale Drive Speed Tester

Parkdale is a neat Drive Speed Testing Tool created by run.to/sz. This Free and Portable Utility can be used to quickly Measure or Test the Read and Write Speed of Hard Disks, CD Drives, and Network Drives using either BlockAccess or FileAccess methods.

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BOOTICE – Partition Flash Drive – Edit Boot Sector

BOOTICE is a Flash Drive Partitioning and Boot Sector Manipulation tool created by Pauly. Users might use it to quickly Partition and Format a USB Flash Drive from Windows. USB-FDD, USB-ZIP, and USB-HDD format options are available. Additionally the tool supports the ability to mark a partition active and make it bootable. This tool can also be used to backup, restore, or modify an MBR or PBR and much more. To conclude this flash drive partitioning tool makes for a great addition to any ones collection of Free USB apps.

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TreeSize Free – List Directories by Size

TreeSize Free - Sorting Largest Folders

TreeSize Free is a Size Organized Directory Tree Tool created by JAM Software. It can be used to figure out which folders and sub-folders are using the most space (find out what is taking up disk space), helping you find and reduce clutter on a drive. Additional options include the ability to expand to sub-folders, open in explorer, and drag and drop.

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Core Temp – Temperature Monitor

Core Temp

Core Temp is a simple Freeware portable program that can be used to accurately monitor CPU Core Temperatures. It displays the temperatures of each independent processor core, in real time. Core Temp receives readings via the DTS Digital Thermal Sensor (built into most modern processors), offering more efficient temperature readings. Additional features include overheat protection, and detailed processor/core related information.

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Rizone Memory Booster

Rizone Memory Booster

Rizone Memory Booster is a Portable and Free System Memory Optimization Tool created by Rizone. It works by safely asking Windows to clean up process workspace (through a Windows API call) and free up memory processes no longer need. The end result should be improved system speed and stability, and reduced memory leaks.

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Size Matters – File Size Checker

Size Matters - Check File Size

Size Matters is a Free and Portable File Size Checking Tool created by Skwire Empire. It can be used to track a list of files and check their file sizes. Usage is simple, just drag and drop a directory or file onto the tool, and it will begin to calculate each file size. Information can also be exported to a CSV file for further use.

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IObit Uninstaller – Remove Programs

IObit Software Uninstaller

IObit Uninstaller is a Portable Free Software Uninstaller created by IObit. It can be used to quickly and easily uninstall or Remove Installed Programs and Browser Toolbars from your PC. Designed as a stand alone replacement for the built in “Windows Add or Remove Programs” tool, IObit Uninstaller can help you force removal of stubborn programs and even includes a feature to remove those pesky browser toolbars.

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Reprofiler – Manage User Profiles

Reprofiler - View and Manager USer Profiles

Reprofiler is a Profile Link Repair Tool created by IWR Consultancy.  It can be used to quickly view, set, manage, or repair user profile associations and properties.  Options include the ability to assign folders,  erase data, detach profiles, and view User Profile Information (Properties).  Reprofiler is a portable application, so it can be taken with you on a USB Flash Drive.

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Disk Cleaner – Disk Cleanup

Disk Cleaner - Disk Cleanup

Disk Cleaner is a Portable and Free Disk Cleaning Tool created by R.J. Moerland. It can be used to free up disk space occupied by temporary files in an attempt to help keep your PC clean and free of clutter. Use Disk Cleaner to Clear Browser History, Clear Browser Cache, Remove Browser Cookies, Clear Recent Documents, Empty Recycle Bin, and Remove Temp Files.

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OEMLogo – Edit OEM Information

OEMLogo - Edit OEM Info

OEMLogo is a Freeware OEM information and OEM Logo editing tool created by Octavian Merches. It can be used to View, modify, or delete the OEM information of Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP Operating Systems. Key features include the ability to change OEM Logo, Manufacturer information, Model, and Support Information.

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MaxRAMFree – Memory Defragmenter

MaxRAMFree - RAM Memory Defragmenter

MaxRAMFree is a Free Memory Defragmenter Tool created by Octavian Merches that can be used to defragment your RAM (Free up RAM) either manually or automatically. Features include an AutoFree option which allows the user to choose how much RAM to defragment and at what interval in minutes or at a Free Memory percentage, minimize to taskbar option, and the ability to start with Windows.

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RamBooster – Free up RAM

Free Up or Clean RAM - RamBooster

RamBooster is a Free RAM Booster created by J.Pajula. It can be used to “Free Up RAM” or Clean or Clear RAM by continuously monitoring the amount of Free RAM (Random Access Memory) in your system. If the amount of Free RAM drops below the target, RamBooster can set to optimize your RAM automatically through the auto optimization option, or you can manually elect to free more Memory, whenever you want.

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MemTest – Memory Tester

MemTest - Windows Memory Tester

MemTest is a Free Memory Tester that runs in Windows. Created by HCI Design MemTest can be used as a RAM reliability tester to ensure your system memory is working properly. This Memory Testing Tool works by running tests to see if your computer is able store and retrieve data from memory accurately. If the Memory Test displays errors, you might have defective Memory.

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CloneSpy – Find and Remove Duplicate Files

CloneSpy - Find and Remove Duplicate Files

CloneSpy is a Freeware Tool that can be used to “Find and Remove Duplicate Files”, clean your computer of unnecessary clutter, and free up drive space. Created by Marcus Kleinehagenbrock, CloneSpy can detect and list files that are either exact duplicates, have same file name, have same size, or are zero bytes long. Once a scan is completed, CloneSpy can be used to delete redundant files, move redundant files to a specific folder, export a list of all equal files without removing any files and more.

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View Crashed Applications – AppCrashView

Monitor Crashed Applications - AppCrashView

AppCrashView is a Freeware Portable Utility created by NirSoft that can be used to view the crash details of all applications that have crashed on your Windows PC. The crash information is pulled from Windows Error Reporting. A must have Portable Freeware for troubleshooting Computer system crashes.

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