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    Re: Usefull Cheep/free software used

    7-Zip. It can extract just about any kind of compressed file, including exe's and ISO's. It's also very helpful for things like HP print drivers where you don't need all of the additional bloatware. Just extract the contents of the driver download and when installing the printer in Windows, just point the printer install menu at the folder you've extracted the driver files to and magically you've got a printer installed without taking several hours.

    Irfanview, which was already mentioned.

    PuTTy, for telnet and SSH


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    Senior Tech 250+ Posts Geo's Avatar
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    Re: Usefull Cheep/free software used

    Hi All

    Thanks for all the help and suggestions...All good and useful stuff. ...I sure these programs will help a lot of people and solve a lot of headaches.....

    P.S..
    Any more

    P.P.S .
    Thanks again..


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    Re: Usefull Cheep/free software used

    Quote Originally Posted by Geo View Post
    Hi All

    Thanks for all the help and suggestions...All good and useful stuff. ...I sure these programs will help a lot of people and solve a lot of headaches.....

    P.S..
    Any more

    P.P.S .
    Thanks again..

    You may like to search the CTN forums. There are some old posts with the similar requests.

    Here is one you might like:
    hhttp://www.copytechnet.com/forums/connectivity/97276-all-one-i-t-tech-software-3.html

    All in one I.T. Tech software.

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    Re: Usefull Cheep/free software used

    Note++ and
    Cyberduck

    Whatever

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    Re: Usefull Cheep/free software used

    Quote Originally Posted by habik View Post
    MS Windows
    Quote Originally Posted by NeoMatrix View Post
    haha... I believe he said useful software...
    For Win 8 + 10 I use "Classic Shell", it makes it a little more useful.


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    Re: Usefull Cheep/free software used

    I often recommend to customers the free version of "Glary Utilities" to help clean up slow computers.


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    Re: Usefull Cheep/free software used

    Think I am getting old. Some old school file manager, if you remember the Total Commander.

    Ghisler expanded it as app and Win Phone or Android. FTP works like magic on the win phone. Also neat feature is transfering files through QR code from device to device on same WiFi network.

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    Re: Usefull Cheep/free software used

    Quote Originally Posted by Geo View Post
    Hi All

    I thought it may be useful for all us suffering techs to share what programs are being used to make our lives a little less stressful.

    Thanks much..

    Cheers...
    Wireshark (best packet analyser on the planet, still can’t believe it’s free)
    KDiff3 (comparing file contents)
    Notepad++ (show a lot of stuff a regular editor such as MS Notepad will not)_
    PrintUI (part of Windows but set up tonnes of queues real fast)
    cscript prnmngr.vbs (same as above, pretty much)
    SNMP Walk (run various commands on a device and retrieve info)
    RSH (not included since Vista but can be added, shut down machines without logon)
    Driver Store Explorer (saves having to use pnputil.exe commands)
    TrayID (Wandering Idea software ltd, tells you all the ID of you installed drivers)
    GNS3 (Cisco router and switch emulator)
    Softerra LDAP Browser
    Foxit Reader
    Elaborate Bytes Clone Drive
    Fing (handy for Android phones/tablets to see who's running on your attached network)
    Wifi Analyser (for Android and inSSIDer for windows)
    Process Explorer (sysinternals.com)
    Process Monitor (syinternals.com)
    Various Network and Port Scanners (Solarwinds,etc)
    NAPS2 (for testing Twain and WIA scanning)
    Various PDL viewers (Rampant Logic, Ghostview, etc)
    PuTTy (SSH + testing telnet test print to 9100 and checking SMTP server ports open)
    Virtual Box or VMPlayer
    Remote Desktop Manager
    Screen Recorder
    7Zip.
    Bonjour Print Services for Windows
    ISO to USB
    Okay, I’ve run out of time but might add more at a later date.. Beware that 'free sotware' may exclude you from using whilst doing your job so read the license.


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    Re: Usefull Cheep/free software used

    ...Linux Mint...


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    Re: Usefull Cheep/free software used

    Quote Originally Posted by PacketSniffer View Post
    Beware that 'free sotware' may exclude you from using whilst doing your job so read the license.
    Good advice, this is a pretty common thing to see EULA's.


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