|I debated with myself about including these "other"
programs. I mean, there are so many that could be included and
most are pretty well known anyway. Still, a few are sort of
off the beaten path so decided to toss in a handful...perhaps
you'll find something useful.
Uninstall ...use it to monitor installs of programs. It
makes a file of all changes made to your system and if you wish
to un-install something will do so using that file...reverses
the changes. There are other programs that do similar things,
none I have tried do it as well. I no longer install anything
without using Total Uninstall. It is free.
Investigator accesses your hard drive at the elemental level
- sector by sector. Sort of reminds me of Superzap from the
old days. You can view in Windows mode too. Also will recover
recovers data from deleted files and formatted disks. It doesn't
just "undelete" in the directory, it scans the entire
HD (or designated portion) sector by sector, pulling together
bits and pieces.
provides info and control on various system things...registry,
installed programs, starting programs, registry entries made
by programs. Cleans too.
gives lots of info. From the site: "...major features include:
unlimited port monitoring, auto connection kill, process manager,
autostart method spy, autostart file editing, and file scanning."
tells you just about everything there is to know about your
system. Everything! Hardware details, software...
is an Internet Explorer add-on that gives you tabbed browser
pages. Much handier than a flock of windows all over everywhere.
Other goodies too like saving several pages and opening them
as a group, pop up killer, etc...
lets you organize notes into a hierarchal tree structure. Handy
for storing snippets of information gleaned from here and there.
will duplicate a directory tree. Just the tree, no files. Why
would you want to do such a thing? I have no idea why you would
but I'll tell you why I looked high and low for such a program...
I wanted to make what I think of as a "re-install template".
I wanted to duplicate the directories in my installed "Programs"
directory tree so that I could put the install file for each
program in its proper places in the template. I keep it syncronized
with the Program Files directory and archive it from time to
When and if I have to reformat, I can save things like the Start
> Programs folder which has all the shortcuts to installed
programs - shortcuts which I have organized in a catagorical
way. I also have a number of special toolbars...I'll save those
too. After I format, I can copy them back to where they were
before formatting and copy my template back to C:\Programs.
True, the programs will still have to be installed but at least
they'll be at hand and my laboriously crafted shortcuts (many
with special icons) won't have to be redone - they'll still
be pointing to the correct place.