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To top WakeUp

WakeUp icon WakeUp is a tool that controls the automatic suspend and resume feature of your system and can possibly prevent suspend or invoke actions on automatic resume. WakeUp allows to:
  • disable screen blanking,
  • prevent the system from automatically entering a suspend state or hibernation,
  • prevent the system from entering a suspend state if connections are active on one or more of the specified TCP ports,
  • automatically resume the system once at a specified date or regularly at a specified time,
  • have the system to automatically enter a suspend state after a specified amount of time after an automatic resume,
  • choose between Sleep or Hibernation (if supported by your system),
  • run an application, a command file or open an URL on automatic resumes.


  • As of version 2.1, a suspend.exe command-line tool is included in the installation; you can use it to suspend the system and either make it enter the Sleep state or Hibernation from a command prompt or as part of a script. You can also assign it to a keyboard key.
  • Both the Suspend.exe and WakeUp.exe executable files don't have any runtime dependencies so they can be easily copied to a USB stick if needed to be used on other systems.

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To top Locked Files Wizard

Locked Files Wizard icon

The Locked Files Wizard, formerly known as CopyLock, is an assistant that allows you to either delete, move or rename files or folders used by the system or any other application or process. You can display and possibly stop the processes or services that use executables, folders or dynamic-link libraries (DLL) and try the operation again to possibly avoid restarting your system and thus save time.

The wizard also allows you to quickly pick the image path of a process (Select > File from Process) or a program that runs at startup from the Registry (Select > File from Registry), to manage it. This may be useful to quickly remove worms, trojans or any other malware from a system.

Additionally you can manage the pending operations that are delayed until the next reboot.

The package includes a command-line version that can be used from a Command window or a script.

Disclaimer: you can possibly crash your system or prevent an installed program from working if you are not careful, use at your own risk.

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To top Plug-and-Play Monitor

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Plug-and-Play Monitor (PnPMon) is an experimental tool that displays plug-and-play notifications from the system and other device notifications.

Click the Notifications > Device menu option to start receiving device notifications.

This program may come in handy to possibly identify plug-and-play issues or to study plug-and-play notifications.

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To top Universal Converter

Universal Converter icon This Universal Converter allows you to convert to and from many UK, US and metric units. To do a conversion, simply select a category (length, speed, surface, temperature, volume, weight, etc.), select the source and the target units. The conversation is made on the fly as you type the source value. You can also now do some currency conversion, display real-time time differences in two places in the world at the same time and look up country and phone codes. The Close to system tray option allows you to run a single instance of the program and to automatically minimize it to the system tray (the part of the taskbar near the clock) when you close it. If you need the program again, simply double-click its icon in the system tray.

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To top Display

Display icon Display is a small command-line tool that allows you to change either the display orientation or the brightness or contrast of a specified display monitor or to turn all the monitors or the screen saver on and off to save power. Run display.exe in a Command window to learn more about its syntax.

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To top File Downloader

File Downloader icon File Downloader is a small command-line tool that allows you to download files from webservers and FTP servers. It can easily be inserted in a script, a batch file or the Task Scheduler to automate file downloads. The program features multiple parameters and options. Type download.exe in a Command window to learn more about its syntax and its parameters. Versions 1.10 and later are Unicode only.

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To top File Uploader

File Uploader icon File Uploader is a small command-line tool that allows you to upload one or many files (wildcards allowed) to webservers (POST or PUT verbs) and FTP servers. It can easily be inserted in a script, a batch file or the Task Scheduler to automate file uploads. Type upload.exe in a Command window to learn more about its syntax and its parameters. Versions 1.11 and later are Unicode only.

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To top DirCmp

DirCmp icon DirCmp is a command-line tool that allows you to compare two directories and possibly their subdirectories. The program reports files missing in either directory and whether some files are different or empty. You can also specify a list of files or folders to exclude during the comparison. The output can be redirected to a text file. Simply type dircmp in a Command window to learn more about the syntax of the program.

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To top Media Checker

Media Checker icon MediaChecker helps you check all your media (fixed or removable like diskettes, zip, magneto-optical disks, or CD-R,...) or only a folder on these media and ensure that all your precious data that you store on them are safe and can be accessed successfully.
The latest versions can now run on older systems with just Internet Explorer 3.0.

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To top Birthday Reminder

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Birthday Reminder is a small application that takes place in the system tray. It searches your default Windows Address Book (WAB) and possibly displays the contacts who have their birthdays or wedding anniversaries today (and optionally in the coming week).

If some birthdays are available the icon blinks in the system tray, you can then double-click it to display the list of contacts. Select a contact in the list and click E-mail to send him/her an e-mail.

You can configure the application to automatically run at startup by ticking the Run at startup option in the menu.

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To top Basic Authentication

Basic Authentication icon Basic Authentication is a little program that converts a user name (login) and optionally a password to/from their Base64 Basic Authentication counterpart.

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To top CloseApp

CloseApp icon CloseApp is a small command-line tool that allows you to close all the processes whose executable filename matches the one passed as a parameter. Alternatively, you can pass a DLL filename as a parameter to close all processes using that library.
Run closeapp.exe from a Command window to learn more about its syntax.

Note: as of May 2010, CloseApp is not supported anymore and it is replaced by the Locked Files Command available with the Locked Files Wizard package.

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