Favorite Utilities?

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    What are your favorite and most useful utilities?
     
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    The electric company, the water company and the gas company! :lol:

    Seriously, Raxco PerfectDisk 11, CCleaner, SIW,
     
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    On the discussion of utilities can anyone recommend a good (preferably free) disk formatting tool (like Gparted) but unlike Gparted can be installed and run within the OS?

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    You can format partitions within Windows. If you want to do anything more than that, you cannot be in Windows.
     
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    The windows format command (at least in XP) only seems to let me do it as NTFS. I want something that can allow me to do whatever format I want.
    Gparted will but I have to reboot into the Gparted program.

    I meant for formatting other drives attached to PC, not the main system drive.
     
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    Windows 7 has a disc partitioner built in. You should defrag and backup before attempting this, for safety. Suppose you have a 320GB drive, as I do. I "shrank" my Windows partition to 212GB, which freed up roughly 80GB for my Linux install. There is also a 12GB recovery partition, but I don't touch that. I can restore my desktop to "like new" by booting into that and following the prompts. Like I said, you can create partitions by clicking onto one and "shrinking" it. But as far as the format goes, you can't format to ext2, ext3, and so on. You need a tool like GParted (or a similar tool) to do this with. You can do a lot with GParted, shrink and grow partitions, delete them, make new ones, a lot of possibilites.
     
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    You can use Partition Wizard, it's free and comes in both a Windows-based application and a boot disc form.

    http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html

    It gives you all the various format options that are available. NTFS, FAT, FAT32, and various Linux types
     
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    CCleaner, Recuva, Defraggler, 7zip.

    Could you call these utilities?
    -Teamviewer
    -Scrybe

    Fire Cat
     
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    Those first three are excellent utilities, I use them myself a lot. 7zip, I know nothing about.
     
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    WHAT?! 7zip, the most well known archive manager, and you don't know anything about it?Lol

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    7-Zip is open source software. Most of the source code is under the GNU LGPL license. The unRAR code is under a mixed license: GNU LGPL + unRAR restrictions. Check license information here: 7-Zip license.

    You can use 7-Zip on any computer, including a computer in a commercial organization. You don't need to register or pay for 7-Zip.


    The main features of 7-Zip

    • High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression

    • Supported formats:
      • Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
      • Unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MSI, NSIS, RAR, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR and Z.
    • For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
    • Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
    • Self-extracting capability for 7z format
    • Integration with Windows Shell
    • Powerful File Manager
    • Powerful command line version
    • Plugin for FAR Manager
    • Localizations for 74 languages
    7-Zip works in Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 2008 / 2003 / 2000 / NT / ME / 98. There is a port of the command line version to Linux/Unix.

    I still use WinRAR x64 version because it is lightning fast and I'm used to it. I have used 7-Zip to extract files and folders from driver executables. Quite handy application.
     
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