Category Archives: File and Disk Tools

HDDScan – Scan for Bad Sectors

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If you’re working on a machine and your troubleshooting efforts seem to point towards hard drive trouble, HDDScan is a great freeware utility to use when diagnosing hard drive problems. The utility isn’t limited to searching for slow or bad sectors. It can also perform health tests on the drive …

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Panda Ransomware Decrypt Tool – Restore Encrypted Files

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Panda Ransomware Decrypt Tool is a small, and freeware software that allows you to restore files that were renamed or encrypted on your client’s computer due to a virus infection. Here’s the scenario; you have already removed a virus from your client’s computer, but some of the files that were …

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SysMate – Easily Replace Windows System Files

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SysMate – System File Walker is a small and freeware software that can help you quickly replace Windows system files from a client’s computer. If your client has corrupted an important Windows system file because of a malware infection, or for another reason, and that file must be replaced, you …

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FileASSASSIN – Quickly Eradicate Locked Files

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FileASSASSIN by Malwarebytes is a small, portable and freeware application that can quickly and easily eradicate any type of locked files from your client’s computer. When trying to remove a virus or other locked file from your client’s computer, it can be difficult, and error messages appear frequently. FileASSASSIN can …

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Disk2VHD – Turn Physical Disks into Virtual Machines

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Disk2VHD is a free application that will make a copy of a hard disk from within the OS using Windows’ Volume Snapshot capability. This copy can then be mounted in Windows as a ‘disk’ or run as a Virtual Machine. Some of the reasons why you would want to do …

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Dropbox Portable – Run Dropbox form a USB Drive

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Dropbox Portable AHK is a portable version of Dropbox made possible with a small application written in the scripting language AutoHotKey. While this is not a repair tool, there are a huge amount of technicians who make use of Dropbox to access files while onsite. This application allows you to …

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Tweaking.com Registry Backup – Backup and Restore the Windows Registry

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As Computer Technicians, occasionally we need to dive into the registry to make some changes such as removing registry keys that a virus or some software left over. Of course, it is always a good idea backup the registry before you make any changes in case something goes wrong. Tweaking.com’s …

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YUMI – Install Multiple Operating Systems to a Single Bootable USB Drive

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YUMI (which stands for Your Universal Multiboot Installer) is a tool that allows you to install multiple operating systems to a single bootable flash drive. YUMI will automatically create a menu allowing you to choose which operating system you wish to boot into as the system starts. We have featured …

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GSmartControl – Monitor and Test Hard Drive SMART Data

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GSmartControl is an open source and portable application for identifying, monitoring and testing hard drives. GSmartControl differs from applications like CrystalDiskInfo because GSmartControl monitors the SMART data and runs tests, whereas CrystalDiskInfo just monitors the SMART data. The reason why you would want to actually test a hard drive rather …

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Mail Viewer – View Stand Alone Email Databases

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Mail Viewer is a free and portable application to view standalone Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail and Thunderbird databases. By standalone, I mean it will display a list of the emails contained in the databases without actually setting up the email client the file belongs to. Mail Viewer allows you …

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