Saturday, 1 August 2015

10 Windows tools that will make your life easier

Here are 10 free tools I have used during my practice and have proved to be useful.

If you are a system administrator you will notice that windows time synchronization is not that reliable. However there is a solution to this  NetTime:
http://www.timesynctool.com/

If you have problems figuring out what takes up the space you can always count on TreeSize:
https://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/

A Windows replacement for Grep - AgentRansack:
https://www.mythicsoft.com/agentransack

Ever got connectivity issues? The problem is Windows ping does not have a timestamp, but PingInfoView does:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/multiple_ping_tool.html

If you have ever had crashes of your Explorer you can disable the faulty extensions with ShellExView:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html

If you ever wondered if your USB is faulty or not - you can reset the drivers with USBDeview:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

This is another tool that is really helpful - all storages that you had  problems with can be low level formatted with HDD LLF Low Level Format Tool:
http://hddguru.com/software/HDD-LLF-Low-Level-Format-Tool/

Technitium MAC Address Changer - this is another useful tool that can change your MAC:
https://technitium.com/tmac/

Restoration this saved me couple of times - when I deleted over 15 GB of files:
http://www3.telus.net/mikebike/RESTORATION.html

HjSplit a free file slitter:
http://www.hjsplit.org/