Task Manager Deluxe is a powerful process monitor
January 4, 2017 – 18:09 | No Comment
Task Manager Deluxe is a powerful process monitor

MiTeC has released an updated edition of its freeware Task Manager DeLuxe with new disk and I/O charts, extra CPU stats and a memory map.
Sounds good, but does the program really have the power to …

How to show drive letters before drive names in Windows Explorer
January 4, 2017 – 05:59 | No Comment
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 …

TidyTabs 1.2.0 brings order to your chaotic desktop
December 12, 2016 – 12:42 | Comments Off on TidyTabs 1.2.0 brings order to your chaotic desktop
TidyTabs 1.2.0 brings order to your chaotic desktop

What’s the collective noun for all those windows cluttering up your desktop? A clutter of windows, maybe, or perhaps even a chaos of windows? If you’re wondering how to bring some semblance of logical organisation …

Directory Opus 12 out now
September 6, 2016 – 08:30 | Comments Off on Directory Opus 12 out now
Directory Opus 12 out now

Powerhouse Explorer replacement Directory Opus 12 has shipped with a long list of major new features.
The revamped Rename dialog now includes a macro recorder for quick and easy batch file renaming.

Restrict and limit Windows user accounts with FrontFace Lockdown Tool
August 27, 2016 – 10:36 | Comments Off on Restrict and limit Windows user accounts with FrontFace Lockdown Tool
Restrict and limit Windows user accounts with FrontFace Lockdown Tool

If you’re setting up a PC for others to use then you’ll often want to limit their actions, prevent them running other applications or tweaking system settings.
Windows has many security and user settings that can …

Investigate suspect EXEs with Professional PE Explorer
July 20, 2016 – 03:39 | Comments Off on Investigate suspect EXEs with Professional PE Explorer
Investigate suspect EXEs with Professional PE Explorer

Professional PE Explorer is a portable tool which allows investigating Windows executables including EXE files, SYS, DLL and more.
The download is so tiny you’ll wonder if it’s broken – 78.1KB, really? – but no, this …

Icaros 3.0 extends and speeds up Windows Explorer thumbnailing
July 4, 2016 – 03:41 | Comments Off on Icaros 3.0 extends and speeds up Windows Explorer thumbnailing
Icaros 3.0 extends and speeds up Windows Explorer thumbnailing

Icaros is a free FFmpeg-powered tool which extends Windows Explorer’s thumbnail support to just about any video format.
The package can produce cover art thumbnails for Mkv, Flac, Ape, and Mpc files, and provides extended Windows …

ExtraBits is a time-saving Explorer extension
June 24, 2016 – 04:17 | Comments Off on ExtraBits is a time-saving Explorer extension
ExtraBits is a time-saving Explorer extension

ExtraBits is an Explorer extension which adds some time-saving commands to the file and folder right-click menu.
The program is free for non-commercial use, but has a notable limitation: it only works on up to 100 …

View and edit music file tags with AudioShell
June 13, 2016 – 05:47 | Comments Off on View and edit music file tags with AudioShell
View and edit music file tags with AudioShell

AudioShell is a Windows Explorer extension which enables viewing and editing of ID3 and other tags.
You may be able to do some of this already, depending on your Windows version and other software you might …

Eagle Mode: not your average file manager
April 7, 2016 – 09:45 | Comments Off on Eagle Mode: not your average file manager
Eagle Mode: not your average file manager

Tired of Windows Explorer? There are alternatives around, but most use a very similar core interface with a few extras bolted on.
Eagle Mode is more imaginative. There’s no folder tree, no file pane, in fact …

Instantly switch to favorite folders with Quick Access Popup
February 10, 2016 – 07:50 | Comments Off on Instantly switch to favorite folders with Quick Access Popup
Instantly switch to favorite folders with Quick Access Popup

It happens all the time. You’re working in Explorer, maybe opening or saving a file, but the current folder is so far away that you have to click, and click, and click to get there.
Quick …