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 Post subject: Cool Tools or Power Tools
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2004 5:22 am 
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Wandering through post there are the forever questions of:

How do I do this or that? These include from the impossible to those task easily accomplished with the use of Power Tools as well as Peaks and Tweaks.

Many of you may be familiar with Karens Power Tools, however for those of you who are not, they are some very useful little programs. Ever wonder exactly what your home network is doing? How about the exact guts of your computers? How about those shortcut things for Shut Down or Hibernate? Ever want to easily print the content of a folder?

Karen makes her tools available for a very good price. FREE! Which is reasonable enough. No bullshit, no spyware garbage, just plain good stuff free. The power tools are available as a compiled program ready to run, also for the developer minded, they are available as open source code in VB 6.0. Using the free source code, the developer minded can modify and change the code to suit their purposes. You need to have VB 6 installed to mess with the code. Also for those running Windows 98, 2000 or ME you need to download and run the VB6 Runtime download available.

You can find her tools here:

http://www.karenware.com

Look to the left at free programs and read the newsletters that pertain to the programs (helps to know how to use them). Then download and enjoy. Again, if you are not developer minded, do not download the open source code developer versions. Without VB 6 installed, they will not even open. Just download the program.

For those on dial up, no big deal as the programs (Tools) are relatively small files.

ENJOY

Ron


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2011-04-26 - Added link to FAQ, Removed sticky status. - CT


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2004 8:25 am 
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cool ill check it out.


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 Post subject: Re: Cool Tools or Power Tools
PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:02 am 
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Karen's tools are nice. I might add that, while I haven't done it, she offeres them on CD for a small fee (all of them on one CD plus a couple extras).

She also supports her programs. Something only the best freeware programmers do.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 10:05 am 
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Hey Ron,

Maybe you could turn this into a Cool Tools list like the MRL I am maintaining in the modder's folders. I am finding out its not really as much of a pain as I thought it would be.

Just a list of Freeware that is usefull that we are always recommending.

like

Karens Stuff
Spybot S&D
AVG
ZoneAlarm

etc....

Broken into sections like Security, Speed Tweaking, Boot Tweaking, Productivity, Useful Tools etc....

That way we could refer those that didn't look first to one stickyed thread rather than googling the URL every time. I know you can't (or shouldn't) link directly to the file, but linking to the sites would be good enough.

Just a thought

Manta


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 10:47 am 
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Manta, that would make sense. I have found most of her tools to be very useful and been using her stuff a few years. I like the fact that she provides all her source code open to anyone who wants to experiment.

I also bought one of the CD's some time back. Think I bought it mainly to help support what she was doing. Looking at her code, I also learned a lot of things so figured what the heck.

Ron


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 11:58 am 
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Reloadron wrote:
Manta, that would make sense. I have found most of her tools to be very useful and been using her stuff a few years. I like the fact that she provides all her source code open to anyone who wants to experiment.

I also bought one of the CD's some time back. Think I bought it mainly to help support what she was doing. Looking at her code, I also learned a lot of things so figured what the heck.

Ron


There is that MaxPC needs your help thread you can harvest apps from to make a list.

Manta


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:12 pm 
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Program : Index.dat Suite
Version : 2.8.0
Released: Thursday 17th February 2005
Licence : Freeware
Author : Steven Burn
Company : Ur I.T. Mate Group
Website : http://support.it-mate.co.uk/?mode=Prod ... x.datsuite
Download: http://support.it-mate.co.uk/?mode=Prod ... x.datsuite
Support : services@it-mate.co.uk

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Description:

Index.dat Suite is a rather unique program that allows you not only to delete the index.dat files, temporary internet files, temp files, cookies and history, but it also allows you to view the index.dat files on your system.

Index.dat Suite's current features include;

.: View and delete index.dat files
.: View and delete Temporary Internet Files (TIF)
.: View and delete Cookies
.: View and delete History
.: View and delete Temp files
.: View and delete Recent Documents
.: Delete Typed URL's
.: Auto-generation of batch file to assist in deleting the index.dat files in DOS.
.: Optional add to RunOnce registry key
.: Optional deletion of swap file (9x users only)
.: Optional defrag after file deletion
.: Full application logging


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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 11:15 am 
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Do they have to be freeware? or can I just post info about one that you have to buy?


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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 9:54 am 
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This app is almost a cross of hijackthis, Windows taskmanager and Spybot.

Security Taskmanager

I found it while doing a Google search for "LxrJD31s.exe", I had never noticed it before today and it was running when I opened taskmanger.

Turns out that "LxrJD31s.exe" is the security software for my Lexar JumpDrive secure.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:31 pm 
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Yeah, the process name makes sense once you know what it is...

Anyways i know a freeware app that solves most of windows mistakes, and its called,

LINUX!

Ok not really an app but you get the point.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:24 pm 
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the_commanche wrote:
Yeah, the process name makes sense once you know what it is...

Anyways i know a freeware app that solves most of windows mistakes, and its called,

LINUX!

Ok not really an app but you get the point.


Too many posts like that can get you b&


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 4:40 am 
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For the administrators of the world out there: Try PsTools. There are some really great tools for remote management etc. PsExec allows you to remotely control a PC from a command prompt without installing any software on the host PC. Very handy for installing software or making changes to the PC. PsTools are available at:

http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/PsTools.html


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 4:46 am 
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Another one for administrators -KixTart. Kix is a powerful scripting language that is still used by several large organizations as the basis of its login scripts. This language can also be use for automating tasks on your home LAN. You can download Kix at:

http://www.kixtart.org


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:39 pm 
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Not sure if anybody has posted this on the forum before, but here we go...

WinXP Virtual CD Control Panel

This download is directly from MS, It's a very compact CD image mounting tool.

Very simple to use but has a strange way of "installing".


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:24 pm 
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I'm not sure if this belongs here, but Getright Download Manager is a great app that I love. It is free (except for an occasional screen asking you to buy), but the download times it gets me is worth it. I download 700mb worth of a disc (Linux) in less than 45minutes.

www.getright.com


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:39 pm 
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I've been using Karen's Replicator for years, it an awsome backup utility that serves my clients perfectly.


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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 5:49 pm 
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ISO Maker Power Toy: http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm

Daemon Tools: http://www.daemon-tools.cc/


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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 11:50 pm 
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conprexx lets you open a bunch of different compression formats as if they where just like folders (the way you can open zips in xp). so far its working fine without registering, and i havent found any spyware. see my other post http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=39816


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:11 pm 
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MagicISO - a good ISO image creator.
http://www.magiciso.com/


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 Post subject: Encryption
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 11:51 am 
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Great Encryption Software for creating a Gov't level encrypted partitio on your hard drive:

http://www.truecrypt.org/


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