Utilities

Storage

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

File Management

QTTabBar

  • QTTabBar is a shell extension for the Windows File Explorer (a.k.a. “Windows Explorer”)
  • 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

Reference

Multi Commander

  • Multi Commander is a multi-tabbed file manager and is an alternative to the standard Windows Explorer. It uses the very popular and efficient dual-panel layout.

Total Commander

Files

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

Renaming

Bulk Rename Utility

System Monitoring & Diagnostics

HWiNFO – Comprehensive Hardware Analysis, Monitoring and Reporting for Windows and DOS.

Checkmk – The IT monitoring platform. Scalable. Automated. Extensible.

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)

Revo Uninstaller

Live Recovery/Diagnostic OS and AntiVirus Media

Multimedia, Graphics, Audio

Screen Capture Utilities

Audio

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.

Miscellaneous

Kiwix is an offline reader for online content like Wikipedia, Project Gutenberg, or TED Talks. It makes knowledge available to people with no or limited internet access. The software as well as the content is free to use for anyone.