Directory Compare 2.3 5.2Mb (28-May-2012)
Another gem from Glenn Alcott who brought you the indispensable Directory Printer. All Systems Consultants, Software Developers, and IT specialists should have this tool alongside Directory Printer. In a nutshell this program allows you to compare two folders and pick out the differences (files missing from one folder, or files with the same name but with a different date, size, or time). You can then synchronize the two directories, in either direction, rename files, copy files from one directory to the other, check file version information, print listings of directories or export to a CSV file, and you can even compare text files visually. Top stuff. This is a 15-day evaluation. Price : $29. All versions of Windows.
Directory Printer 4 1.4Mb (18-November-2010)
One of the most useful little programs for Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/Win7. This program fills the biggest void in Windows by giving you the ability to print lists of folders or files on your hard disk or network. Thoroughly comprehensive and brilliant. This is a 15-day evaluation. Price : $29. All versions of Windows.
i.Disk v1.93 370K (10-May-2008)
For Windows XP/2003/Vista/Win7. An excellent and simple little utility which enables you to find out which folders and subfolders use the most space. The display is automatically sorted by size and you can drill down to find out the "culprit" subfolders that are gobbling up your hard disk space. An excellent housekeeping tool for both home users and IT professionals as it also works on network drives. Free.
Recover4All Professional 2.52 900K (22-November-2010)
The essential files recovery tool for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/Win7. Someone you know will one day not only erase files they actually need, but they will also empty their Recycle Bin afterwards, only to realise later that they need the files. On that day this is the program you will need !! Recover4All can also recover from formatted drives (!!), from damaged drives, from USB drives, from memory cards, and more. In this demo version it allows you to recover files that are no larger than 10K, but will list all the files that can be recovered. Once you register, $49, you can recover all recoverable files.
THE Rename 2.1.6 2.8Mb (17-May-2004)
Suggested by an AnswersThatWork user, this program is every bit as amazing as we were told it was.
For Advanced Users only. THE Rename's prime use is to enable you to rename files en-masse; however, you can also change the extensions of a group of files, change the case of filenames from upper to lowercase for publication to a website, you can sequence files, you can have the program add the date and time to the names of files (Ahh, those holiday pictures finally properly sorted!), you can get the program to automatically create sequenced folders for you, e.g. for testing purposes,.... and there is more. If you decide to use THE Rename, make sure you first read the
"Suggested uses for THE Rename" in the Help. Then, whenever you use it, always
preview the results – it will save you a lot of grief. An extremely powerful and amazing tool. FREE. Works on Windows 9x/NT4/ME/2000/XP.
TreeCopy 1.11 321K (20-November-2004)
A handy free little utility to copy directory trees. Developers and System Administrators will relish the ability to copy a whole folder structure, including all subfolders, to a different location, without copying the files inside those folders. Works a treat – we use it a lot. It used to be able to copy the layout of your chosen directory tree to a text file, but that feature has been removed, so use Directory Printer for that. For WinXP/2003/Vista/2008/Win7. Free.
TreeSize Free 2.70 3.2Mb (28-May-2012)
For Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/Win7. A brilliant little utility which enables you to find out which folders and subfolders use the most space. You can sort your folders by size, you can drill down to find out the "culprit" subfolders that are gobbling up your hard disk space, and you can also check which folders waste hard disk clusters. An excellent housekeeping tool. Free for personal use (note the free version will not work on network drives
– for this you need the Professional version, or, alternatively, use
WinZip 9.0 SR-1 2.4Mb (20-November-2004)
The de-facto standard in zip compression for all versions of Windows. If you often e-mail file attachments, or receive file attachments, or download from websites like this one, you will need WinZip. This is the unregistered version which you will need to purchase after 21 days of use.