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Shells/File Management

LiteShell 0.9.0 [42k] {S}+ Tiny, ultra-fast shell for Windows which uses next to no CPU/RAM. Designed with old, slow PCs in mind. Access via hotkeys and/or context menu. 📺 💾

🌱 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." 📺

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

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

Dimension File Manager 1.01 [210k] + Minimalistic file manager 📺 💾

🌱 File Wizard 1.35 [287k] {S}+ File manager for DOS/Windows. LFN & mouse support, drag and drop, read archives, integrated text editor, CD player, much more. 📺

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

Long Filenames (LFN) & Pathnames

🌱 LFNDOS v1.06 [23k] {S}+ Provides the Windows 95 long filename API to DOS programs. 📺 💾

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

🌱 LFN Tools 1.79 [278k] {S}+ A collection of alternative DOS commands that support long file names: LCD (change working directory), LCHK (drive information), LCOPY (copy files and directories), LDEL (delete one or more files), LDIR (display contents of a directory), LMD (create a directory), LRD (remove directory), LREN (rename a file). 📺

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

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

File Lists

🌱 dtree [17k] + Display tree structure of directory 📺

🌱 Tree32 1.02 [21k] {S}+ Similar to DOS's tree.com, but with LFN support 📺

JR Directory Printer 1.2 [173k] + Save/Print directory listings 📺

File Renaming

🌱 BK Renamer 1.0 [24k] + Rename files based on a UNIX-style regular expression 📺 💾

🌱 RenameFiles 2.42 [148k] + Rename files recursively, add/delete strings, change case, preview before applying, much more. 📺 💾

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. 📺

File & Folder Comparison

🌱 cmp [13k] + Binary file comparison 📺

🌱 comm [13k] + Look for common lines in 2 files 📺

🌱 diff [24k] + Compare files and directories 📺

🌱 DELTA 2.5 beta [132k] + File and directory comparison tool. Formerly $100, now free. 📺

ExamDiff 1.8 [286k] + Visual file comparison tool. 📺

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

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

Finding Files

🌱 FIND Tools 2.3 [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) 📺

🌱 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. 📺

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

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

Finding Duplicate Files (Dedupe)

🌱 Duplicate File Finder 3.3 [108k] + Multithreaded, byte-level duplicate finder. 📺

🌱 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. 📺

File & Folder Splitters

🌱 FineSplit 1.05 [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. 📺

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

🌱 HJSplit 1.4 [110k] + Multi-platform file splitter with many versions 📺

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

Archives & Compression

🌱 UnZip 6.0 [60k] {S}+ Simple DOS unzipper. Package includes several additional tools. Ports available for virtually every platform. 📺

100K_Zipper 1.22 [79k] + Simple zip & unzip with GUI 📺

🌱 Zip 2.32 [85k] {S}+ Simple DOS zipper. Package includes several additional tools. Ports available for virtually every platform. 📺

🌱 LHA Ver 2.55E [64k] + MS-DOS file compression/extraction utility for LHA/LZH files. 📺 💾

🌱 UnRAR 3.10 [115k] {S}+ Command line DOS32 UnRAR. 📺

🌱 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. 📺

AxCrypt 1.6.2 [230k] {S} File Encryption (AES-128), Compression, and Wiping from the context menu. 📺

FreeZip 1.4.9 [247k] Simple zip and unzip from the context menu 📺

WinImp 1.21 [265k] 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. 📺

🌱 HJZip 1.0 [310k] + Zip and unzip with a simple GUI 📺

🌱 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. 📺 💾

🌱 UPX 3.96 [402k] {S}+ Executable file compressor. Will typically reduce the file size of programs and DLLs by around 50%-70% 📺

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. 📺

Quick Zip Lite 1.50 [805k] Supports 25 archive formats 📺


🌱 Tiny IDEA [0.5k] {S}+ Encrypt/decrypt files using IDEA cipher 📺 💾 🌎

🌱 dsCrypt v1.10 [25k] {S}+ 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. 📺

🌱 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.) 📺 💾 🌎

🌱 SNOW (Steganographic Nature Of Whitespace) 1.1 [31k] {S}+ Conceal (and optionally encrypt) messages in ASCII text by appending whitespace to the end of lines. 📺

🌱 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. 📺

AxCrypt 1.6.2 [230k] {S} File Encryption (AES-128), Compression, and Wiping from the context menu. 📺

Folder/Disk Space Usage

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

🌱 df [13k] + Statistics on disk usage 📺

🌱 du [18k] + Display directory space usage 📺

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

🌱 Directory Sizes 1.4 [135k] + Scan, display, and export all directory subtrees with sizes. 📺

🌱 FolderSize 1.31 [160k] + Scans a selected drive or folder and reports the size of all the folders. 📺

🌱 i.Disk 1.80 [231k] + Lists subdirectories with their contents and sizes. Export lists to text or csv. 📺

🌱 Scanner 2.13 [242k] + Pie chart display of media usage. 📺

Format, Wipe & Shred

🌱 SDelete 1.2 [20k] {S}+ DoD-compliant secure delete program 📺

🌱 TECNOLEC SmartFormat 2.1 [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. 📺 💾

🌱 KILL DISK 1.1 [58k] + Destroy all data on hard and floppy drives completely. Commercial version also available. 📺

🌱 FMT 1.4 [121k] + Format floppies to 360kb, 720kb, 1.2mb ,1.44mb, 1.68mb and 1.72mb. With seven special bootsectors. 📺

AxCrypt 1.6.2 [230k] {S} File Encryption (AES-128), Compression, and Wiping from the context menu. 📺

🌱 Simple File Shredder v1.0 [282k] + Secure file deletion with GUI. 📺

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

🌱 Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) 1.0.1 [1310k] {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. 📺

🌱 Restoration [193k] + "Restore files which are deleted from the recycle bin or deleted while holding down the Shift key." 📺 💾 🌎

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

🌱 TestDisk 7.2-WIP [372k] {S}+ "Recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software: certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a Partition Table)." Binaries available for DOS/Win9x, Windows, Linux, and macOS. Supports a huge number of file systems, including: BeFS (BeOS); BSD disklabel (FreeBSD/OpenBSD/NetBSD); CramFS (Compressed File System); DOS/Windows FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32; XBox FATX; Windows exFAT; HFS, HFS+ and HFSX, Hierarchical File System; JFS, IBM's Journaled File System; Linux btrfs; Linux ext2, ext3 and ext4; Linux GFS2; Linux LUKS encrypted partition; Linux RAID; Linux Swap (versions 1 and 2); LVM and LVM2; Mac partition map; Novell Storage Services NSS; NTFS; ReiserFS 3.5, 3.6 and 4; Sun Solaris i386 disklabel; Unix File System UFS and UFS2; XFS, SGI's Journaled File System; Wii WBFS; and Sun ZFS. 📺

🌱 PhotoRec 7.2-WIP [491k] {S}+ "[D]ata recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CD-ROMs, and lost pictures (thus the Photo Recovery name) from digital camera memory. PhotoRec ignores the file system and goes after the underlying data, so it will still work even if your media's file system has been severely damaged or reformatted." Binaries available for DOS/Win9x, Windows, Linux, and macOS. 📺

File Copying

🌱 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. 📺 💾

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

🌱 USBImager 1.0.4 [124k] {S}+ Read and write (compressed) disk images. Native macOS and *nix binaries also available. 📺

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

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

Total Copy 1.10 [252k] Enhanced file copy - resume, pause, set & monitor file transfers 📺


🌱 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. 📺

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

🌱 Drive SnapShot 1.42 [352k] + Disk imaging backup. Review 📺

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

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

🌱 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. 📺

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 📺


🌱 CD2ISO 1.02 [194k] + CD to ISO creator. 📺

Burn To The Brim 2.2 [320k] Fill your CD-Rs and other media optimally (ASPI driver required; Wnaspi32.dll from Windows 95/98's C:\Windows\System directory or an alternate). 📺

SilentNight Micro CD Burner 5.0 [1215k] + Stand-alone CD/DVD burner. Hosted archive is last freeware version. 📺 💾 🌎

CDCheck [1385k] + 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. Free for personal use. 📺 🌎


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

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

🌱 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. 📺

🌱 RmEmpty v1.2 [36k] + Delete empty folders recursively. 📺 💾

🌱 CatFish 1.9 [113k] {S}+ Disk catalog browser 📺

🌱 HELPDECO 2.1 [138k] {S}+ Decompiler for HLP files of Windows 3.0, 3.1, 3.11, and 95 and many MVB multi media viewer titles into all files required for a rebuild using the appropriate help compiler (now licensed under GNU GPL). 📺

🌱 Resource Hacker 3.4.0 [541k] + View, modify, rename, add, delete and extract resources in 32bit Windows executables and resource files. 📺

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

🌱 g4u (ghost for unix) 1.17 [1394k] {S}+ Disk cloning/imaging via FTP. Works with virtually any filesystem and operating system. 📺

last update: 2023.08.31