From IT Wiki
- Darik's Boot and Nuke - A hard drive disk wipe and data clearing utility.
- Everything Search Engine - Locate files and folders by name instantly.
- Hiren's BootCD - All in One Bootable CD with many utilities.
- Microsoft Product Support Reports - The Microsoft Product Support Reports utility facilitates the gathering of critical system and logging information used in troubleshooting support issues.
- Nirsoft Freeware Tools and System Utilities
- Process Explorer - Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.
- Review: Free Remote-Access Tools for Windows and Mac - Also has links to various other Windows utilities and troubleshooting tools.
- TuneUp Utilities
- Ultimate Windows Tweaker - Ultimate Windows Tweaker is a freeware TweakUI Utility for tweaking and optimizing Windows 7 & Windows Vista, 32-bit & 64-bit.
- Unlocker - File unlocker for Windows
- VideoInspector - VideoInspector is a tool designed to provide you with as much information as possible about your video files. With VideoInspector you'll know why your video files has no sound or refuses to play correctly.
Archive / Backup / Compress / Move
- 7-Zip - Archive tool.
- FBackup - FBackup is a free backup software for both personal and commercial use. It protects your important data by backing it up automatically to any USB/Firewire device, local or network location. The backed up data can be either compressed (using standard zip compression) or an exact copy of the original files.
- GameSave Manager - With GameSave Manager, you can easily backup, restore and transfer your gamesave(s).
- jpegtran - Reduces the size of jpg files. Download link for Windows: http://jpegclub.org/jpegtran.exe. Run on command line and it will list options. Choose -optimize to reduce size of jpg.
CD / DVD
- ImgBurn - ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application.
- SlySoft Virtual CloneDrive - Virtual CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD/DVD drive, however it exists only virtually. Image files generated with CloneDVD or CloneCD can be mounted onto a virtual drive from your hard-disk or from a network drive and used in the same manner as inserting them into a normal CD/DVD drive. Freeware.
- Avira UnErase Personal
- EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition
- EASEUS Partition Recovery - EASEUS Partition Recovery is a free and easy-to-use partition recovery software to recover deleted or lost partitions.
- Glary UnDelete
- NTFS.com - Data Recovery Software Tools - freeware and shareware downloads.
- PC-Inspector File Recovery
Hardware and System detection, monitoring, and testing
- HWMonitor - HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors: voltages, temperatures, fans speed.
- Memtest86+ - A software tool aimed at memory failures detection.
- PC Wizard system information program
- SeaTools for Windows - A powerful diagnostic application that helps you to quickly determine the condition of the disk drive.
- SIW - System Information for Windows (follow this link to download the freeware version at bottom of page).
- Speccy - Speccy is an advanced System Information tool for your PC.
- Stress Test Your Hardware
- IObit Uninstaller - IObit Uninstaller helps you uninstall and remove unwanted programs and folders from your computer fast and easily. Where the built-in and sluggish “Windows Add or Remove Programs” option fails, IObit Uninstaller works as always and picks up the slack. What’s better, it is a free Uninstaller without installation.
- Revo Uninstaller
- Classic Shell - Classic Shell is a collection of features that were available in older versions of Windows but are removed from Vista and Windows 7. It has a classic start menu for Windows 7, it adds a toolbar for Windows Explorer and supports a variety of smaller features.
- MenuMaid - Clean up your Window Explorer and Internet Explorer right-click (context) menu items.
- Vasilios Freeware - Commands in Demand - Commands in Demand provides non-technical users with easy access to more than 80 Windows commands and features that can be hard to find or time consuming to get to.