Utilities

Drive and File Management

QTTabBar

  • 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:
    • Open File Explorer
    • Click on the “View” tab, then the “Options” drop-down menu.
    • Select “QTTabBar” to enable the add-in for the Explorer.
  • More About QTTabBar a basic QTTabBar tutorial.

Bulk Rename Utility

VeraCrypt Drive Encryption Software

  • VeraCrypt is a free open source disk encryption software for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.

Allway Sync

  • Allway Sync uses innovative synchronization algorithms to synchronize your data between desktop PCs, laptops, USB drives, remote FTP/SFTP and WebDAV servers, various online data storage.

Media Creation & Boot Menus

Rufus

  • Create bootable USB drives from ISO images of CD/DVD discs.
  • Can be used to create a live bootable “Windows to Go” USB Flash Drive on Windows 10 Professional.
  • FreeDOS is built in. Nothing else needed to create a bootable FreeDOS USB Flash Drive.
  • UEFI: When using GPT UEFI:NTFS format/bootloader, to boot from the media, you must disable disable Secure Boot.

YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Integrator)

  • It can be used to create a Multiboot USB Flash Drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools, and more.
  • Contrary to MultiBootISOs which used grub to boot ISO files directly from USB, YUMI uses syslinux to boot extracted distributions stored on the USB device.

XBoot

  • An easy-to-use utility for creating Multiboot USB/ISO.
  • You may have seen many bootable ISO files like Linux live CDs , Antivirus rescue CDs etc. XBoot can combine these ISO files in to one Multiboot ISO file or create Multiboot USB in just few clicks.

Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool

  • Use the Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool to download ISO’s directly from Microsoft’s servers.
  • The Windows 10 ISO gotten from with this tool is better than the one created via Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool, as it includes “install.wim” which can be used to deploy Windows 10.

ImageUSB

  • Lets you create an image of a bootable USB flash drive, then create a bootable USB flash drive from that image.
  • Warning: Due to the forensic nature of image duplication by ImageUSB, please ensure that you select UFDs with a storage size similar to the image you wish to duplicate. For example, if a 2GB image is copied to an 8GB USB Flash Drive, the drive will only be able to use two out of the eight gigabytes of storage space.

ImgBurn

  • A lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application.
  • Supports a wide range of image file formats – including BIN, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG and PDI.

AOMEI Partition Assistant

  • Standard is FREE disk partition management software.

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)

Communications

PuTTY: a free SSH and Telnet client

Live Recovery/Diagnostic OS and AntiVirus Media

Multimedia

Spek – Acoustic Spectrum Analyser

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

Automation

Ansible

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