Best Free Duplicate File Finder For Windows

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Duplicate files may seem harmless to many computer users. If only users knew that these files causes more trouble than good. They eat up hard disk space and system resources, further slowing down your computer. Before you will even know, your large 1 TB or more hard disk space gets filled up. All of these unneeded files causes chaos and increases disorganization in your computer system. Recently, I started facing this inevitable issue myself. My hard disks, (internal and external, which is more than 6 TB in total) got filled up with files. As happens to any user having tons of disk space, I never organized them properly. I just saved them where ever I found space. Be it on the internal hard disk or external drives. The same version of files mercilessly cloned are now scattered across the different hard disks. That's when the thought of organizing files came in my mind. But before that I should remove all the duplicate files from all the different storage drives. I tried to find the …
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VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Utility For Windows, A TrueCrypt Alternative

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VeraCrypt is an on-the-fly encryption utility, a fork of TrueCrypt. A software fork means that the software is using the source code of the original but it's not a clone. Before we talk more about VeraCrypt, here's what happened to the original TrueCrypt software. TrueCrypt (discontinued now by its original developers) was the most popular encryption software. The sudden abandon of the open source project left many speculations and even led to many conspiracy theories. Official TrueCrypt website started redirecting to SourceForge page. Official announcement stated that TrueCrypt is "not secure" and may have "security issues." The developers even asked users to use Microsoft Windows BitLocker to encrypt data. The internet was abuzz about the sudden death of the popular project. Many infosec people started suggesting TrueCrypt alternatives. Since VeraCrypt is a fork of TrueCrypt, users may consider it as a good alternative of TrueCrypt. …
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Best Freeware File Compression Software For Windows

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File compression or file archiving is nothing new for the computing world. In fact its pretty much de-facto for users who regularly downloads files or share files. The concept of packing multiple files into a compressed archive before sending it to someone was very important in the earlier days of the Internet with very less bandwidth. Although the Internet is much faster now with lots of bandwidth, the concept of file compressing is still going great. People still compress files (multiple files) into a single file before sending them over the Internet. One of the advantages of using file compression is it reduces the chances of forgetting to attach an important file. It's also very frustrating for the person who is receiving the file. Instead of downloading multiple files one after another, he/she just needs to download a single archive. This also bypasses (if the compressed file is password protected) the compressed files from the prying eyes of various email or cloud storage …
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DropIt: Freeware File Organizer That Keeps All Computer Files Organized

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Compared to the past, hard disk storage space is cheap today. Almost all notebooks, laptop or desktop computers comes with hard disks capacity of more than 500 GB, some are even more than 1 TB of storage space. It's good in a way to have gigabytes of space to store your HD movies collection, music and photos but you know there's a problem in having so much free space. As the available disk space increases, we face a tough problem keeping everything organized, easy to be found. After getting a new computer, we all start with the good intention to keep everything organized. Well, let us admit that those "good intentions" ends pretty soon and we end up having everything scattered across weird folder names. Wouldn't it be great if the computer is intelligent enough to organize all the stuff for us? Well, we hope that day comes pretty soon but until that happens, let's try DropIt. DropIt is a freeware Windows application which does all the dirty job of file organization. DropIt makes the …
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CCleaner 3.25 Update Brings Chrome Extension Management Capabilities

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CCleaner 3.25, the latest build of Windows freeware cleaning tool has been released by Piriform. Over the years it has evolved, adding new features with each update. It started its journey as a temporary file cleaner for Windows. As new features are getting added with each new update, CCleaner is now more than just a temporary file cleaner. One of the most notable feature added to the latest version is Google Chrome Extension management in addition to other features along with a number of compatibility and cleaning improvements. …
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Pokki Beta Now Includes Windows 8 Start Menu Replacement, Lets You Directly Boot Into Desktop

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Do you remember Pokki, the unique app launcher for Windows users, we recommended earlier? Pokki lets you download and run various web apps from Windows Taskbar. Some popular apps available via its app store are Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, Angry Birds, etc. We know all this about the app already. So, what's the point of talking about the app again here, when it's still holding to its beta badge? Well, the reason we are talking about Pokki here at MTG again is it's now ready for Windows 8. The good news is, it will work as Windows 8 Start Menu replacement and lets you directly boot to the Desktop. Unless you've lived under a rock, you're by now aware that Microsoft has killed the Start Menu in Windows 8 completely. With the latest beta, Pokki added an option which will allow it to work as a start menu replacement for Windows 8. Pokki developers feel that many Windows 8 users might be frustrated, confused, and lost without a bridge to the traditional Start menu. Pokki surely solves …
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KeePass Password Manager Keeps All Your Passwords Secure N Safe

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The Internet has expanded into every aspects of our day-to-day life. We are now dependent more over online cloud-based services then we used to just few years back. Everything related to our personal and professional life is getting synced to the cloud. The benefits of this transition has also brought with itself the fear of getting ruined when a cloud service or anything related to it gets compromised. We have seen many high-profile websites getting hacked, user data getting compromised and shared in the dark alleys of the Internet, critical personal and financial data getting sold too. Identity theft is not new but these days identity thieves don't have to put much effort to gather data about their victims. Thanks to every single personal bit that we share so easily on social networks, which we may have never shared even with our friends in real life. For those thieves, getting hold of birthdays, anniversary dates, nicknames, and other personal data about you is very easy. When …
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Run Android Apps On Computer Using BlueStacks

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Ever wondered about running Android apps on computer? Using BlueStacks, you can easily run Android apps on your desktop Windows PC or laptop. BlueStacks is not a virtual machine (VM) as such but it essentially runs an emulation of the Android Dalvik (also a VM) on top of Windows. The emulator lets you access more than 500,000 Android applications on your PC. BlueStacks have partnered with AMD, the global chip maker, to launch AMD AppZone Player. Though the emulator is optimized to run on a computer system having Radeon graphics card, it ran without any problem on my laptop having a Nvidia graphics card. AMD is also reportedly working with its partners to pre-load AMD AppZone Player on AMD-powered Windows 7 and Windows 8 desktops, laptops and tablets. …
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View, Backup, Export Outlook Address Book Using OutlookAdressBookView

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OutlookAddressBookView, is a portable application for the Windows platform. With the help of OutlookAddressBookView app, Outlook users can view the details of all recipients stored in their Microsoft Outlook address book. The application displays all fields of a contact in a tabular format which is easy to read. It supports both IMAP and Microsoft Exchange accounts. OutlookAddressBookView can read and display additional contact information for configured Microsoft Exchange accounts such as Address Type, Contact Created/Modified Time etc. You can export the contact list(s) in XML and CSV, HTML, tab-delimited and comma-delimited file format. If you want to export only some selected recipients contact details from the list to local/remote location, you can also do so. The freeware application is developed by NirSoft. We have already covered here some very good portable application from NirSoft like WhatInStartup, CleanAfterMe, WebSiteSniffer and RunAsDate. More details after the break. …
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CCleaner Now Fully Supports Windows 8, Windows Server 2012

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Piriform have released an update to CCleaner, its popular system cleaning application, incrementing the version number to 3.22. Microsoft already released Windows 8 RTM version to IT professionals and developers via MSDN and TechNet. Now software developers can upgrade their software so it can run on Windows 8 when its available to everyone. One of the most notable change in this version is full support for the soon to be launched Windows 8 operating system. When the general release of Windows 8 is available, users will be able to clean temp files and browsers history. The earlier version of CCleaner, version 3.21, added support for Windows Server 2012. …
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