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File Touch
FileTouch modifies file date/times on individual files, or sets of files. Simply run the single executable (no install necessary), fill out the form, then click the Touch button.

This utility can copy any number of bytes from one file into a new one. Useful if you want to extract sound or data from a location within a file.

TreeComp is an interactive utility to keep 2 directory trees and the files within the directories in sync. The combined tree is displayed using a treeview control with icons indicating the status per directory. Programs to view the differences (i.e. Microsoft's WinDiff or WinMerge) between files with the same name can be launched by double-clicking, as well as editors for a file residing in one of the 2 trees. After inspection files can be copied/deleted interactively as desired.

Last Changed Files
Last Changed Files is freeware that will find the 100 files you changed most recently, on your hard drive or within one or more subdirectories that you specify. When you start Last Changed Files, it automatically scans your hard drive and shows you the last 100 files changed, sorted chronologically in the order that they were changed. For each file, you will see the file name, full folder path, file size and date of last change. You can also scan another drive, directory, or subdirectory. Last Changed Files can scan a 200 GB hard drive in less than 30 seconds. You can also define an 'exclude list' of folders that you don't want to scan.

FileAlyzer is a tool to analyze files - the name itself was initially just a typo of FileAnalyzer, but after a few days I decided to keep it. FileAlyzer allows a basic analysis of files (showing file properties and file contents in hex dump form) and is able to interpret common file contents like resources structures (like text, graphics, HTML, media and PE).

Alerts user when watched files/directories are modified, low overhead.
Runs hidden in the background until it detects any kind of change in a directory it has been told to monitor. When a change occurs (e.g. create, delete, modify a file) it visually alerts the user. Can be used, for example, to detect incoming information over a network or to detect tampering of files. Uses very little memory and practically no CPU time.

DirectoryWatcher 1.2 (last freeware version) is a useful program if you wish to know what changes are made to a program in your directories. You can select which folders to watch. Run the program once. And then run every time you want to see what files have been added, deleted or modified in your directories. (for example: You can know which 'dll' files are added to your system setup program). To install just put the exe file in a folder and make a shortcut in your start menu. Add the folders you want to watch either writing them in the box or by browsing them. In any way press after the selection the 'Add folder' button in order to add the folder to the directories for watching. Remove the folders that you don't want by clicking on the name and pressing the 'remove folder' button. Press the 'Close and save Changes' if you want to save this folders as default. If you wish to save the listing of the files that found to have been changed click on the button 'save listing'. (This button is visible only if there is at least one file listed in the window of the changed files)

Free calculator to compute multiple hashes, checksums and HMACs for files, text and hex strings. It allows to calculate hash (message digest), checksum and HMAC values based on the most popular algorithms: MD2, MD4, MD5, SHA1, SHA2 (SHA256, SHA384, SHA512), RIPEMD160, PANAMA, TIGER, CRC32, ADLER32, and the hash used in eDonkey (eDonkey2000, ed2k) and eMule tools. It supports 3 input data formats: file, text string and hexadecimal string. It is a very fast, easy to use and to install application. It works with large size files, supports file drag-and-drop functionality. HashCalc generates hash, check sum, and HMAC for files of any type which makes it a valuable utility to test for corruption your FTP and other download/upload transfers. With this tool you can quickly compare music, audio, sound, video, film, game, image, icon, document and other files, verify CD and hard drive files, perform checking of your .mp3, .mpeg, .mpg, .avi, .vcd, .iso, .zip, .gif, .jpg, .doc and other downloads.

Fast file checksum generation & verification tool. Allows to create/verify popular file hash/checksum: MD2, MD4, MD5, SHA-1,SHA-2 (256,384,512), RIPEMD-160, PANAMA, TIGER, CRC-32, ADLER32, and the message digest used in eMule/eDonkey(ed2k) software. Use it to check files for corruption (data integrity checking). Allows to recurse directories. Supports MD5 & SFV files. Compatible with md5sum, MD5Summer, Easy MD5 Creator, SFV Checker/Verifier, Win CRC32.

TrIDNet is the GUI-.Net version of TrID! Have you ever been in a situation where you don't know what application can handle a file? Maybe because it's without any extensions, or it just doesn't make sense? This tool can help! TrID is a utility designed to identify file types from their binary signatures. While there are similar utilities with hard coded rules, TriID has no such rules. Instead, it is extensible and can be trained to recognize new formats in a fast and automatic way. TrID uses an XML-based database of definitions which describe recurring patterns for supported file types. You can help creating new definitions! Just run the TrIDScan module against a number of files of a given type. The program will do the rest. N.B. You need to download the TrID's package (witch contains over 500 filetypes defs) to use this program. (.NET Framework required!)

Have you ever been in a situation where you don't know what application can handle a file? Maybe because it's without any extensions? This tool can help! TrID is a utility designed to identify file types from their binary signatures.

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