Utilities

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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.

Data recovery

Hardware and System detection, monitoring, and testing

Software uninstall

  • 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

UI

  • 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.