FreeDriveC is a simpler, safer drive cleanup app
May 22, 2017 – 08:07 | No Comment
FreeDriveC is a simpler, safer drive cleanup app

As you’ll guess from the name, FreeDriveC is yet another Windows application for freeing up space on your system drive. We’ve seen more than enough of these already, and we’ll bet you have, too.
But wait– …

Force Windows to write cached data to disk with FFB
April 15, 2017 – 04:38 | No Comment
Force Windows to write cached data to disk with FFB

Run a Windows program which writes to disk and the changes won’t necessarily be saved immediately. The OS holds them in its cache for a short while, then writes them all at once in an …

TreeSize Free 4.0 unveils new hierarchical tree map view, modernises user interface
March 28, 2017 – 05:42 | No Comment
TreeSize Free 4.0 unveils new hierarchical tree map view, modernises user interface

Jam Software has released TreeSize Free 4.0 and TreeSize Free Portable 4.0 for Windows PCs. TreeSize helps users visualise drive space usage and identify large files.
Version 4.0 adds a new view that was previously restricted …

CCSIO Benchmark is a smarter way to test drive speeds
March 22, 2017 – 08:00 | Comments Off on CCSIO Benchmark is a smarter way to test drive speeds
CCSIO Benchmark is a smarter way to test drive speeds

CCSIO Benchmark is an intelligent drive speed checker from Swiss-based storage expert Pipemetrics.
The tiny portable program (210KB download) uses multiple combinations of options to automatically find the fastest possible read and write speeds for any …

Hard Disk Sentinel 5.0 adds more test and repair tools
March 8, 2017 – 13:19 | Comments Off on Hard Disk Sentinel 5.0 adds more test and repair tools
Hard Disk Sentinel 5.0 adds more test and repair tools

Veteran drive monitor Hard Disk Sentinel has just been updated to version 5.0, the first major release in more than a year.
The Professional build gets a new “Repair disk drive” method which scans for weak …

MiniTool Partition Wizard 10 extends GPT, exFAT support
February 15, 2017 – 16:24 | Comments Off on MiniTool Partition Wizard 10 extends GPT, exFAT support
MiniTool Partition Wizard 10 extends GPT, exFAT support

Free-for-personal-use partition manager MiniTool Partition Wizard 10 has shipped with extended GPT and exFAT support.
The new build adds handy migration features, including the ability to convert system disks from MBR to GPT, or copy an …

Safely eject almost any drive type with HotSwap!
February 15, 2017 – 06:05 | Comments Off on Safely eject almost any drive type with HotSwap!
Safely eject almost any drive type with HotSwap!

Finished with that USB key? Unplugging it risks losing data, so in theory you should click the Windows “Safely remove hardware” icon, choose the drive, and wait to be told it’s safe to unplug.
Unfortunately, the …

Steam Cleaner wipes junk files from Steam, Origin, UPlay, GoG
January 16, 2017 – 05:53 | Comments Off on Steam Cleaner wipes junk files from Steam, Origin, UPlay, GoG
Steam Cleaner wipes junk files from Steam, Origin, UPlay, GoG

Steam Cleaner is a portable tool for removing junk game files left behind by Steam, Origin, Uplay and GoG.
The program is as simple as this kind of application can be. It’s a single executable, no …

How to show drive letters before drive names in Windows Explorer
January 4, 2017 – 05:59 | Comments Off on How to show drive letters before drive names in Windows Explorer
How to show drive letters before drive names in Windows Explorer

By default Windows Explorer displays drive names first, letters second, like “OS_Install (C:)”, but if you mostly use the letters this might not make much sense.
DriveLettersTool is a tiny portable application which tweaks Explorer settings …

Automatically map the network drives you need with Network Drive Control
November 29, 2016 – 15:47 | Comments Off on Automatically map the network drives you need with Network Drive Control
Automatically map the network drives you need with Network Drive Control

Set up your own home network and you can have Explorer automatically map any remote drives you like, whenever you log on.
Connect to another network, though, and Explorer will still try to connect to the …

HARDiNFO 8 redesigned for Windows 10
October 10, 2016 – 16:22 | Comments Off on HARDiNFO 8 redesigned for Windows 10
HARDiNFO 8 redesigned for Windows 10

Ultimate Systems has released HARDiNFO 8, a major update for the veteran system information and benchmarking tool.
Now 64-bit only, the program has been redesigned and optimised for Windows 10 (don’t worry, it still runs on …