• Backup procedures and utilities
  • NAS (Network Attached Storage)
  • Synchronizing Data
  • Drive Encryption

File Management


  • QTTabBar is a shell extension for the standard File Explorer (a.k.a. “Windows Explorer” in Windows 7 or earlier)
  • It adds tabs to File Explorer with many other customizable functions and features.
  • To activate, after installing:
    • Open File Explorer
    • Click on the “View” tab, then the “Options” drop-down menu.
    • Select “QTTabBar” to enable the add-in for the Explorer.
  • To access the QTTabBar Options, right-click the + tab.

Save the current tabs, so they open the next time File Explorer is launched

  1. Open tabs to the locations you want to save
  2. Right-click the empty space to the right of any existing tabs
  3. Then click Groups > Create a Group from All Tabs


Total Commander


  • Files is a file manager for Windows with features like multiple tabs, panes, columns, shell extensions in the context menu and tags.

Bulk Rename Utility

Operating System Scan/Verification Tools

Microsoft Safety Scanner

  • Scan your system

MRT (Malicious Software Removal Tool)

  • Type “mrt” at the Command Prompt

System File Checker (SFC)


PuTTY: a free SSH and Telnet client

  • SuperPuTTY is a windows based application which manages PuTTY ssh terminals.
    • Multiple PuTTY ssh session in tabs.
    • Save connection for multiple sessions, which can then be organized into folders.

Live Recovery/Diagnostic OS and AntiVirus Media

Multimedia, Graphics, Audio

Screen Capture Utilities


Spek – Acoustic Spectrum Analyser

  • Use Spek to determine the real bit rate of audio files.

fre:ac – free audio converter

  • fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD ripper for various formats and encoders.
  • It features MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, and Bonk format support, integrates freedb/CDDB, CDText and ID3v2 tagging and is available in several languages.