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Shells/File Management

LiteShell 0.9.0 [42k] {S}+ Minimalist shell. Access via hotkeys and/or context menu. Screenshot

Green Award Files v3.0 [64k] + "(T)he best dos-based file management program. It does everything that you could ever want, including viewing multiple compressed files." Screenshot

File Maven 3.5a [160k] PC-to-PC file transfers via serial or parallel cable

Servant Salamander 1.52 [207k] + Powerful file manager Screenshot

Dimension File Manager [210k] + Minimalistic file manager Download Website

Green Award File Wizard [287k] {S}+ File manager for DOS/Windows. LFN & mouse support, drag and drop, read archives, integrated text editor, CD player, much more.

Green Award A43 File Management Utility 2.52 [825k] + File manager with integrated text editor, zip/unzip, file search, quick launch, more. Screenshot

Long Filenames (LFN) & Pathnames

Green Award LFNDOS v1.06 [23k] {S}+ Provides the Windows 95 long filename API to DOS programs. Download

TLPD (Too Long Path Detector) [268k] {S}+ Recursively scans directories for path+file names exceeding a given number of characters (255, 257, 260, etc). Screenshot

Green Award LFN Tools [278k] {S}+ Support for long file names in DOS

Green Award Cut Long Names 1.9 [322k] + Find and optionally shorten / rename filepaths exceeding 255, 260, or any number of characters. Screenshot

Many more LFN emulators for DOS & Windows NT: http://sta.c64.org/lfnemu.html

File Lists

Green Award dtree [17k] + Display tree structure of directory

Green Award Tree32 [21k] {S}+ Similar to DOS's tree.com, but with LFN support

JR Directory Printer [174k] + Save/Print directory listings Screenshot

File Renaming

Green Award BK Renamer 1.0 [24k] + Rename files based on a UNIX-style regular expression Screenshot Download

Green Award RenameFiles 2.42 [148k] + Rename files recursively, add/delete strings, change case, preview before applying, much more. Screenshot Download

Renamer v6.0 final [256k] {S} Rename multiple files with change (very powerful), search/replace, insert, trim and many other batch operations. Features undo, preview, 'change'-operation and can work in sub directories on specified extension. Can also change name to ID3 v1 tags and modify files' ID3 tags which makes it perfect for renaming MP3's. Screenshot

File & Folder Comparison

Green Award cmp [13k] + Binary file comparison

Green Award comm [13k] + Look for common lines in 2 files

Green Award diff [24k] + Compare files and directories

Green Award DELTA [132k] + File and directory comparison tool. Formerly $100, now free. Screenshot

ExamDiff 1.6i [204k] + Visual file comparison tool. Screenshot

Comparator 2.20 [508k] File/folder comparison, copy and update utility with easy-to-use GUI. Can also function as a Microsoft Briefcase replacement. Screenshot Download Website

FreeFileSync v1.14 [1330k] {S}+ Compare, sync, and update folders. Also handy for resuming interrupted folder move or copy operations. Screenshot

Finding Files

Green Award FIND Tools [9k] + Includes XFIND (scan multiple files for a string, reporting all files where the string was found) and TFIND (scan a single file for a string, reporting all lines where the given strings were found)

Green Award Locate [11k] {S}+ Find directories, files, or both; 0-byte files; executables only; mask by date, time, and/or attributes. Will search into hidden sub-directories. Extended wildcards. Options to change directory, delete files, display Win95 long filenames. Includes A86 source and exhaustive documentation. Screenshot

FastFind v1.14 [219k] {S}+ Generates a file index which can be searched in seconds. Screenshot

Finding Duplicate Files (Dedupe)

Green Award Duplicate File Finder 3.3 [108k] + Multithreaded, byte-level duplicate finder. Screenshot

Green Award DoubleKiller [392k] + Searches single or multiple folders/partitions for identical files. Files can be compared by name, size, date and/or CRC32-checksums. Many more options (masks, flags, etc) available. Screenshot

File & Folder Splitters

Green Award FineSplit [5k] + Splits a file into floppy sized parts and creates a merging batch file for them. Edit INI file to change the default part size, define individual part sizes, and more.

Green Award HJSplit [from 10k] + Multi-platform file splitter with many versions

Green Award InkSizer 1.1 [28k] + Copies the contents of a folder into user defined sizes

Green Award find [21k] + Find files with certain properties and execute commands on each

JR Split File 1.2 [112k] + File splitting utility which uses a batch file to combine the split pieces Screenshot

Archives & Compression

Green Award UnZip [44k] {S}+ Simple DOS unzipper. Package includes several additional tools. Ports available for virtually every platform.

100K_Zipper [75k] + Simple zip & unzip with GUI Screenshot

Green Award Zip [85k] {S}+ Simple DOS zipper. Package includes several additional tools. Ports available for virtually every platform.

Green Award LHA Ver 2.55E [66k] + MS-DOS file compression/extraction utility. More about LHA

Green Award UnRAR for DOS [115k] {S}+ Command line DOS32 UnRAR. Screenshot

Green Award UPX for DOS [174k] {S}+ Executable file compressor. Will typically reduce the file size of programs and DLLs by around 50%-70%

Green Award XacRett #51 [256k] {S}+ Drag-and-drop archive extractor with support for more than 40 formats: LHa, Zip, Cab, Rar, Ace, Arj, Yz1, Bga, Gca, Imp, Zoo, Arc, Cpt, Pit, Arg, Asd, Zac, MacBin, Tar, Cpio, Rpm, Shar, QuakePak, Ar(Deb), Gzip, Bzip2, Compress, Pack, Compact, Freeze, Belon, Splint, Jam, MS-Compress, Base64, UUencode, XXencode, BinHex, Ish, Boo, BtoA, Fish, Jack, Rez, Cab (InstallShield), Dzip, yEnc. Screenshot

AxCrypt [230k] {S} File Encryption (AES-128), Compression, and Wiping from the context menu.

FreeZip 1.4.9 [253k] Simple zip and unzip

WinImp [266k] Create ZIP & IMP archives; extract from ZIP, ARJ, RAR and TAR archives; decompress GZIP, Unix Compress and BZIP2 files; and decode UUencoded, XXencoded and MIME files.

Green Award HJZip 1.0 [310k] + Zip and unzip with a simple GUI Screenshot

Green Award 7-Zip 9.20 Command Line Version [376k] {S}+ Pack and unpack 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM files. Unpack ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DEB, DMG, FAT, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, VHD, WIM, XAR and Z files. Screenshot Download

PicoZip Recovery Tool 1.02 [781k] Recover lost or forgotten passwords from password protected Zip files via Brute Force or Dictionary attacks. AES encrypted Zip files are not supported. Screenshot

Quick Zip Lite [805k] Supports 25 archive formats Screenshot


Green Award Tiny IDEA [0.5k] {S}+ Encrypt/decrypt files using IDEA cipher Screenshot Download Website

Green Award dsCrypt v1.00 [25k] + AES/Rijndael file encryption software with simple, multi-file, drag-and-drop operations. Features BruteHalt® and exceptional resistance to brute-force password search, Secure PassPad® and immunity to keylogger-infested environments, disclosed implementation and code details, secure use of system resources, and much more.

Green Award MP-Crypt 0.5b [26k] + Easy file and directory encryption. Option to create self-decrypting files. (With the kind permission of MP-Crypt's author, this download is hosted by TinyApps. MP-Crypt 0.6 is shareware and twice as large. As always, download and use at your own risk and joy.) Screenshot Download Website

Green Award SNOW (Steganographic Nature Of Whitespace) [31k] {S}+ Conceal (and optionally encrypt) messages in ASCII text by appending whitespace to the end of lines. Screenshot

Green Award privyCrypt 2.6 [198k] {S}+ "A simple encryption scheme for people whose email service providers block attachments and monitor their email." Palm OS and Java applet versions also available. Screenshot

AxCrypt [230k] {S} File Encryption (AES-128), Compression, and Wiping from the context menu.

Folder/Disk Space Usage

Green Award DriveUse v1.00 [7k] + Reports detailed disk space usage on all drives and presents the results in a clear, sorted, tree-like structure. Screenshot

Green Award df [13k] + Statistics on disk usage

Green Award du [18k] + Display directory space usage

FoldersReport v1.21 [27k] + Dislays disk/directory space usage. Screenshot

Green Award Directory Sizes [135k] + Scan, display, and export all directory subtrees with sizes. Screenshot

Green Award Scanner 2.6 [160k] + Pie chart display of media usage. Screenshot

Green Award FolderSize [161k] + Scans a selected drive or folder and reports the size of all the folders. Screenshot

Green Award i.Disk [174k] + Lists subdirectories with their contents and sizes. Export lists to text or csv. Screenshot

Format, Wipe & Shred

Green Award SDelete [20k] {S}+ DoD-compliant secure delete program

Green Award SmartFormat [22k] + Format disks even with bad sectors on track zero; format standard 1.44 MB disks for 1.72 MB (without compression or TSRs); much more.

Green Award KILL DISK [58k] + Destroy all data on hard and floppy drives completely. Commercial version also available.

Green Award FMT [121k] + Format floppies to 360kb, 720kb, 1.2mb ,1.44mb, 1.68mb and 1.72mb. With seven special bootsectors.

AxCrypt [230k] {S} File Encryption (AES-128), Compression, and Wiping from the context menu.

Green Award Simple File Shredder v1.0 [282k] + Secure file deletion with GUI. Screenshot

Eraser [751k] {S} Completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. Screenshot

Green Award Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) [1280k] {S}+ Self-contained boot floppy that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers.

Undelete & Recovery

Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier 5.0 [128k] + Recovers files from disks with physical damage. Allows you to copy files from disks with problems such as bad sectors, scratches or that just give errors when reading data. Screenshot

Fast File Undelete [145k] $+ Undelete utility which runs directly from floppy

Green Award Restoration [193k] + "Restore files which are deleted from the recycle bin or deleted while holding down the Shift key." Screenshot Download Website

BadReader [160k] + Copies corrupt files (from CDs, for example) by skipping bad blocks. Screenshot

Green Award TestDisk 6.3-WIP [from 227k] {S}+ Tool to check and undelete partitions. Precompiled binaries available for DOS, Windows, OS X, and Linux. Works with the following partitions: BeFS (BeOS); BSD disklabel (FreeBSD/OpenBSD/NetBSD); CramFS (Compressed File System); DOS/Windows FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32; HFS, Hierarchical File System; JFS, IBM's Journaled File System; Linux Ext2 and Ext3; Linux Raid; Linux Swap (versions 1 and 2); LVM and LVM2, Linux Logical Volume Manager; Netware NSS; NTFS (Windows NT/2K/XP/2003); ReiserFS 3.5 and 3.6; UFS (Sun/BSD/...); and XFS, SGI's Journaled File System. Screenshot

CDCheck [590k] + Utility for the prevention, detection and recovery of damaged files on CD-ROMs with an emphasis on error detection. Features: readability verification, binary compare, CRC file creation (and verification) and file recovery. Registration encouraged, but not required, for non-profit, personal use. Screenshot

File Copying

Green Award XCLONE 1.3 [20k] + Copy directories or drives including all subdirectories, hidden, system and read only files. Works with Windows 95 long file names when run in a DOS box. Screenshot Download

TotalCopy [90k] Enhanced file copy - resume, pause, set & monitor file transfers Screenshot

Green Award FastCopy 1.99r3 [100k] {S}+ "The fastest copy/delete software on Windows." Supports Unicode, paths exceeding MAX_PATH (260 bytes), regex filters, and more. Screenshot

Green Award Ycopy 1.0d [184k] + Copies files, skipping and logging those that are corrupt or unreadable. Screenshot

XXCOPY 2.60.0 [207k] "Boldly Extended Xcopy". Among its many features, XXCOPY can clone a W9x drive while preserving short filenames. Screenshot


Green Award FSync 1.5 [116k] + Uni-directional folder mirroring. Target can be specified by drive letter, label, or serial number. Cannot backup locked or in-use files; combine with ShadowSpawn to work around. Screenshot

Green Award EVACopy 6 [298k] {S}+ Backup with versioning, archiving, and incremental copy of large databases, including Outlook PST files. Screenshot

Green Award Drive SnapShot 1.42 [352k] + Disk imaging backup. Review Screenshot

Bvckup [478k] Delta copy folders in real time, manually, or at scheduled intervals. Screenshot

Lazy Mirror [687k] Folder mirroring with versioning and automatic archive purging. Screenshot

Green Award Back4Sure v1 [694k] + Simple backup with optional filtering, compression, logging, desktop links for jobs, orphan file removal, and selection of destination based on volume label instead of drive letter. Screenshot

Reuschtools 3.07 [973k] $ Reboot-to-restore + bare-metal recovery (via WinPE disc that is created using base system - no need for WAIK or Windows install media) + adaptive restore to dissimilar hardware (including UEFI systems to BIOS and vice versa) + insanely fast, system image backup and restore (even to/from single system partition) + multiple, simultaneous destinations + 32 and 64 bit versions in a single installer under 1MB + support for Windows XP through 8.1 (including Server 2003, 2008, and 2012) + a slew of other features (encryption, compression, folder backups, scheduling, single click restores, etc) - activation scheme tied to hardware - incomplete English documentation Screenshot


Green Award CD2ISO 1.02 [194k] + CD to ISO creator. Screenshot

Burn to the Brim v2.0 [315k] Fill your CDRs and other media optimally Screenshot

SilentNight Micro CD Burner 5.0 [1215k] + Stand-alone CD/DVD burner. Hosted archive is last freeware version. Screenshot Download Website


Listing of rawrite (read/write floppy disk images) and similar apps for DOS, Windows, more.

Green Award fileAlert! v3.5 [23k] + File change monitor. Reports every file created, modified or deleted on the current drive since a given date and time. Screenshot Download

Green Award TrID 2.10 [29k] + Identifies file type irrespective of missing/incorrect extensions, not unlike file for *nix, but with a well-maintained database of over 5,088 file types. Linux binary (but no source code) also available. Screenshot

Green Award RmEmpty v1.2 [36k] + Delete empty folders recursively. Screenshot Download Website

Green Award Catfish 1.9 [113k] {S}+ Disk catalog browser Screenshot

Green Award Resource Hacker [542k] + View, modify, rename, add, delete and extract resources in 32bit Windows executables and resource files. Screenshot

Green Award F-Prot Antivirus for DOS [1320k] + Regularly updated antivirus program free for personal use. Linux version also available. Screenshot

Green Award g4u (ghost for unix) [1352k] {S}+ Disk cloning/imaging via FTP. Works with virtually any filesystem and operating system.

last update: 2019.07.21