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Going to suggest teracopy - http://www.codesector.com/teracopy.php - for doing large file transfers.

 

Trying to migrate a bunch of data to a new drive I've purchased, and the windows/explorer command is shitting me up the wall. When there's a problem copying one file, in the midst of 200,000 others, I don't want the whole process to crash and burn : |

 

Teracopy just skips problem files.

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Nich, you could possibly just use xcopy /c or robocopy?

 

I'll add in JFileRecovery, which I've had luck with when I haven't had access to better tools. It's Java though, not specifically windows...

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KiCAD for electronic design.

 

(gEDA too, but it's Linux only, and this is a Windows forum)

 

foobar2000 for media.

 

TrueCrypt for encryption.

 

Cain for various security and network tools.

 

Rob.

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Another file recovery program that I have used many times is pcinspector

 

Oh and Webshots I have been using their program for years to display my photos as wallpaper/screensaver.

 

EDIT: Here is a free converter so if you ever want to extract photos from webshots you can. I only use copies of my photos for webshots but some people may forget and find it hard to extract their photos back from webshots, because it stores them in an unusual file type, and this program does it with no fuss.

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I'll also add in Daemon Tools lite, which allows you to mount ISO images as virtual CD drives in Windows, among other things.

 

I quite like ISOBuster as tool for manipulating ISO and some other image formats.

 

Also, I think IrfanView should be under Graphic Management rather than viewer, as it can be used for batch conversion, renaming, sorting..viewing would be the least of its features.

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BUMP. Sticky please :)

 

EDIT: May as well include this site/software for removing the big arse arrow on vista and windows 7 shortcuts. I can vouch that it works as I have used it successfully here, it comes in 32bit and 64bit flavours.

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Here's some additions.

 

Programming

SharpDevelop - free open-source C# ide

Turbo C++, Delphi and JBuilder

 

Web Browsers

UltraSurf - good for using Pandora and other sites which block non-US users

 

Media Players

MPlayer for Windows - great custom build that includes SMPlayer and MPUI

Media Player Classic Home Cinema - a great extension of the original mpc

 

DVD Ripping

DVDShrink

DVDFab

 

Video Editing

AsfTools 3.1

AVIMux GUI

Avidemux

DelayCut

DrDivx2

FLVExtract

HandBrake

SolveigMM AVI Trimmer

TMPGEnc

VirtualDub

 

Codec Tools

GSpot

MediaInfo

GraphStudio - Improved open source version of GraphEdit

Panasonic DV codec

 

Audio Editor

Audacity

 

Hex Editor

XVI32

 

System

JetToolBar - Application luancher

DeskPins - Make any application "Stay On Top"

Hamachi - zero configuration VPN

Software Information for Windows

MS PowerToys

 

Remote Desktop Software

UltraVNC

LogMeIn

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Is TMPGEnc free? Last time I checked it wasn't.

 

[edit]: It seems as though it's free-ish. The MPEG2 encoder in it is not.

 

Rob.

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It seems as though it's free-ish. The MPEG2 encoder in it is not.

If you don't have a Media Centre version of Windows there's always the CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack)

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I'm going to go ahead and ask that mIRC be included in the list.

 

It is not mandatory to register and pay for the software, and you are free to continue using it if you choose not to. This is no different to some of the other software in the list, which is free but bugs you to register.

 

I submit this screenshot as my evidence...

 

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It appears the latest version of Zoom player is no longer free, at least I can not find the standard version available for download on their homepage any longer.

 

The last free version can be downloaded from here.

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