Category: Tools

New Windows package manager: OneGet
article #1352, updated 10 days ago

This seems to be quite the tool. Haven’t tested it yet.

https://github.com/oneget/oneget

Can be installed or updated in 10 with: Install-Module -Name PackageManagement -Force

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Clear all Windows event logs in Powershell
article #1350, updated 11 days ago

Try this, in administrative Powershell:

wevtutil el | ForEach-Object { "$_"; wevtutil cl "$_" }

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Best temperature and hard drive monitoring tool
article #175, updated 35 days ago

Currently I am looking at these:

www.hwinfo.com/

www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

SpeedFan used to be my go-to tool, but it has not had updates since 2016, and I have seen it crash two Windows 10s during its driver install, though it worked after reboot. It will still give you S.M.A.R.T. hard drive info for any individual drives, and it does this better than anything else I know of.

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Good & simple app to burn CDs in Windows
article #357, updated 73 days ago

AnyBurn seems to be possibly the current best light & powerful CD/DVD toolbox item:

www.anyburn.com/download.php

It’s available in 64-bit and 32-bit versions. ImgBurn was go-to for a long time, but it hasn’t had updates since 2013. Quite a few others are gone too. But the old reliable CDBurnerXP is still being kept up to Windows 10 as well:

cdburnerxp.se/

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Check Your Blacklists
article #644, updated 81 days ago

Here’s a great place to do so:

https://www.ultratools.com/tools/spamDBLookup

And another:

http://www.dnsbl-check.info/

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GUI Robocopy alternative: FastCopy
article #1339, updated 85 days ago

There are several attempts, this one I have found to be by far the most reliable:

https://fastcopy.jp/en/

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Search for Files and Folders in Windows
article #1324, updated 129 days ago

Does not search content, but does search whole systems by name, blazingly fast:

https://www.voidtools.com/

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Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4
article #1322, updated 136 days ago

An excellent tool from The Windows Club. Found by the excellent Joe Busby.

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/ultimate-windows-tweaker-4-windows-10

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Convert Noteworthy Composer to MusicXML and Vice Versa
article #1307, updated 206 days ago

A great tool here:

https://www.niversoft.com/products/xml2nwc/

And another:

http://nwc2musicxml.appspot.com/

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Generate full files and folders report for server shares
article #1295, updated 245 days ago

Many ways are slow, tend to crash on large collections of files, and/or do not produce HTML output which is reasonably small and readable. This command:

“ http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/tree.htm”: http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/tree.htm

ported from Linux to Windows, does quite well. Obviously the Linux native version is excellent. Apple-isms are not known to this writer. On Windows, install the above, and then run something like this:

tree --nolinks -T "SERVER_NAME: Name of the Share" -H "C:/Folder Name" "C:/Folder Name" > "C:\ReportLocation\SERVER_NAME - Name of the Share.html"

You’ll notice one oddity, “C:\Folder Name” included twice; this is a quirk, the -H doesn’t do anything because we’re using —nolinks, but if you want you can use this without —nolinks to build a clickabe page.

Permissions can be a problem. The running user has to be able to see all files. Running the command in administrative CMD may not be sufficient. If you have RMM, its command-line capability may well have enough.

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