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  • WSCC provides an easy way to access all of the apps in the Sysinternals Suite and NirSoft Utilities in one place (they have a portable version too)

Boot CDs

Disk Utilities


  • Sydi-Server creates server documentation in XML or Word format


  • ServiWin from NirSoft displays a list of drivers and services installed on your system. It allows you to easily stop, start, uninstall, change startup type, etc.

File Integrity Check

  • ExactFile allows you to check an entire directory. It's the best one I've found so far
  • HashCheck (an Open Source tool similar to Hash Tab) adds a “Checksums” tab to the file properties dialog in Windows
  • - Fsum Frontend is a files integrity checker. It can calculate 96 hash and checksum algorithms(CRC32, MD5, SHA1, SHA2, ADLER, DHA256, FORK256, …). You can verify your files using a .sfv/.md5/.sha1/.sha2 file or create your own checksum file.

File Manipulation, etc

  • WinMerge - like diff for Windows, it shows you the difference between two directories or files
  • FFT - list the most recently changed files in a directory
  • TreeSize Free - find which folders contain the most data

File Sync


Image Files

  • Folder2Iso - Create an ISO image based on folder contents - requires no installation and is quick and easy
  • Virtual CloneDrive - free tool to mount image files (eg. ISO images) (link directly to the exe file. Click here to visit the download page instead)


  • Webaroo - Keep an offline copy or mirror of a website on your USB drive (using the portable version of the program)



  • iPerf - a modern alternative for measuring maximum TCP and UDP bandwidth performance. Iperf allows the tuning of various parameters and UDP characteristics. Iperf reports bandwidth, delay jitter, datagram loss.
  • SmartSniff - a standalone packet sniffer that requires no configuration. See SoftPerfect Network Scanner - free network scanner, another to try is Angry IP Scanner
  • WinPing - graphical ping utility with a graph
  • LANBench - tests network throughput between two PCs (free and portable)
  • Internet Ports Database - searchable database of TCP/UDP port assignments, known vulnerabilities, trojans, applications use and more




  • Regscanner from Nirsoft allows you to scan the registry, showing all results in one list, and then easily jump to regedit by double clicking any of the results.

Remote Access

  • Tunnerlier - similar to PuTTY, but incorporates an SCP client. Has a portable version


  • WinSnap - automatically save screenshots with drop shadow, resizing, etc.


  • Dumpsec -is a security auditing program for Microsoft Windows® NT/XP/200x. It dumps the permissions (DACLs) and audit settings (SACLs) for the file system, registry, printers and shares in a concise, readable format, so that holes in system security are readily apparent. DumpSec also dumps user, group and replication information.


  • USB Device Tree Viewer - shows lots of information, including whether a disk is plugged into a USB 2 or 3 port (Device Bus Speed should be 0x02 for USB2, 0x03 for USB3) and also whether the controllers are capable of USB3
  • USBDeview from Nirsoft lists all USB devices attached or previously used, showing extended information and allowing you to uninstall drivers.
  • USBFlashCopy - back up USB flash drives when they're plugged in

Web Development


  • WirelessKeyView from Nirsoft recovers all WEP/WPA keys stored by the Wireless Zero Configuration service in Windows XP.

UNIX Tools for Windows

windows_tools.txt · Last modified: 2018/04/09 09:56 (external edit)