Musthave programs

What are the must-have programs for Windows?
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>total commander

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    7-Zip

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      WizTree, made it easy for me to look for stuff I wasn't using anymore and delete it

      I don't get the appeal of total commander could somebody explain to me why it is absolutely needed?

      What is there that cannot be done by some other type of file managing? I dont even see there being .jpg picture previews in a TC, let a lone a thumbnail for some more obscure format

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I don't get the appeal of total commander
        >What is there that cannot be done by some other type of file managing?
        There are other types of file managing?
        For me it's the ability to: have all the folders open in tabs, view any file on F3, view archives as folders (go inside any iso, msi, shitpackX2000 format and extract what's needed), archive/extract with a single button, compare folders by file contents, compare/edit text files, efficient search, file selection by criteria, batch rename, toolbars to place my scripts/app launchers on. Lots of cool shit, but some people just have no use cases for any of that.
        And there are previews, press crtl+q and the opposite panel turns into a thumbnail grid, I just never use that.

        Also, FastStone Viewer is a must. Fullscreen image view by default, no visible shitbars or buttons, all functionality available on demand via floating toobars. Image editing, batch convert/resize.
        I tried IrfanView, but it's just not the same.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Other than the obvious dual panels making file organizing way easier there's also highly customizable keyboard shortcuts, custom views that you can quickly go between, the ability to quickly filter files by name or extension, an excellent built-in FTP client, a great multi-rename utility, plugins for all sorts of shit, the ability to do literally everything via keyboard shortcuts, able to copy all the names and other details of files from a folder to your clipboard, it also handles harddrive timeouts and sudden failures way better than Explorer does
        >I dont even see there being .jpg picture previews in a TC
        TC supports all the same thumbnails that Windows Explorer does in addition to being able to add more obscure shit via plugins.
        The reason I initially switched to TC from Explorer was that Explorer just kinda shits itself once you have like 50k+ images in thumbnail view in a single folder.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      1st thing to install.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      garbage, use winrar

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          PeaZip chads where we at

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I use it, very useful program. It's more than just file archiver, feels more like file manager, so many options you will never see in other programs. I wish they could optimize it more, startup could be faster.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Does Winrar handle image files or allow has value calculation?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Is that shit even useable?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        t. winrar beneficiary

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          What's Winrar bussiness model, again? Doesn't feel like they can subsist from licence keys alone.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        BasedRAR. If this is a real license, please post it.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Im more of a FAR manager guy

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >FAR manager
      Any good?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        yes

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Any elaboration or is that is? Just good? Any comparison with competitors?

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    WizTree, made it easy for me to look for stuff I wasn't using anymore and delete it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      lol frick off i'm not using the slow schizo fork with ads

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >antibody software
      >version number is 33

      just dont be so silly with the software you choose and you will be fine

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      MPV.NET, SumatraPDF, IOrbit Unlocker, HirenBoot's CD, Bleachbit, Everything, this thing

      [...]

      I don't get the appeal of total commander could somebody explain to me why it is absolutely needed?

      What is there that cannot be done by some other type of file managing? I dont even see there being .jpg picture previews in a TC, let a lone a thumbnail for some more obscure format

      Is handy when you get used to them, you can do things like finding duplicate files, synchronize directories, bulk calculate and verify checksums, operate over file selections that follow a specific criteria, add comments to a directory.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >add comments to a directory

        I presume this can be seen only in total commander? I guess it makes somekind of text file containing comments

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Not him but this used a hidden text file with a fancy extension last time i checked. It was more of a convenience feature with serviceable UX for one off things.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this just looks like WinDirStat with more ads

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Is there something like this on Linux? Used something similar on OSX and it was amazing. Good for finding lost files too.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How does this differ from TrashReg and TreeSize in function?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this just looks like WinDirStat with more ads

      TreeSize Free is better and faster than both

      https://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free is better than both

      Is there something like this on Linux? Used something similar on OSX and it was amazing. Good for finding lost files too.

      >Is there something like this on Linux?
      Baobab Disk Usage Analyzer
      QDirStat
      SquirrelDisk
      JDiskReport

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Rufus

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ventoy eliminates the need to re-burn a flash drive.
      You can literally just have 1 USB SSD with all your boot/install ISOs and they all boot at full speed without needing to reformat.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Rufus has the benefit of modifiying Windows ISOs (have to install windows a lot for work) to have options changed. I don't need more than 1 ISO at a time so don't have a need for ventoy.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I think ventoy has also options for that.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Intresting. Here are the rufus options.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I literally just used it for that. Would be perfect if it were an option in Ventoy since I like to use the same flash drive for everything and don't want to reformat.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah maybe send them that image in an issue on github.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            VTOY_WIN11_BYPASS_CHECK and VTOY_WIN11_BYPASS_NRO

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Ventoy automatically bypasses W11 requeriments without having to do any modifications to the image.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    yt-dlp

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      mpv ffmpeg

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    https://scoop.sh

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    O&OShutUp10

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    7-Zip
    Autoruns
    DbgView
    FileZilla
    HxD
    Notepad++
    PuTTY
    Python

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    autohotkey
    >captcha : NA BASH
    SHUT UP CAPTCH

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what is the best .pdf viewer on windows OS?

    like:
    >there is no advertisements flying around

    >not incredibly demanding on CPU (cpu usage 100% for no reason)

    >no malware installed in the process of installing a .pdf viewer

    >no need to open a huge web browser to view .pdf

    >doesnt stop working if you are offline

    >has the ability to view two pages side by side and cleverly uses two monitors if you have dual

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I use QuickLook. Very convenient if only read a few pages since it integrates with Explorer.
      Apparently if you put in Word it has a PDF reader.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        you*

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      SumatraPDF

      It is extremely lightweight, makes you question how Adobe Acrobat has not been mercy killed yet.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        [...]
        [...]
        Sumatra pdf is laggy compared to mupdf

        can it display comments?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >SumatraPDF
        How do I get thumbnails with the portable version? The icon is nice but I'd like to see the actual preview of the books I'm reading.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I use QuickLook. Very convenient if only read a few pages since it integrates with Explorer.
      Apparently if you put in Word it has a PDF reader.

      SumatraPDF

      It is extremely lightweight, makes you question how Adobe Acrobat has not been mercy killed yet.

      Sumatra pdf is laggy compared to mupdf

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      [...]
      can it display comments?

      >SumatraPDF
      How do I get thumbnails with the portable version? The icon is nice but I'd like to see the actual preview of the books I'm reading.

      STDU Viewer
      Icecream Ebook Reader if you wanna go fancy

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Xnview
    SumatraPDF
    TeraCopy
    WinFF
    OpenShell(ClassicShell)

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    https://wiki.installgentoo.com/wiki/List_of_recommended_Windows_software

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    7-zip
    sumatraPDF
    audacity
    libreoffice
    foobar2000
    gimp
    openshot
    firefox/pale moon

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    > total commander
    > 7-Zip
    > FAR manager
    > WizTree
    > Rufus
    > yt-dlp
    > Ventoy
    > MPV.NET
    > SumatraPDF
    > IOrbit Unlocker
    > HirenBoot's CD
    > Bleachbit
    > Everything (wut?)
    > https://scoop.sh
    > O&OShutUp10
    > winrar
    > Autoruns
    > DbgView
    > FileZilla
    > HxD
    > Notepad++
    > PuTTY
    > Python
    > mpv
    > ffmpeg
    > autohotkey
    > QuickLook
    > SumatraPDF
    > Xnview
    > TeraCopy
    > WinFF
    > OpenShell(ClassicShell)
    > audacity
    > libreoffice
    > foobar2000
    > gimp
    > openshot
    > firefox/pale moon
    WHICH ONE?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Bump. I am willing to try exactly one so convince me...

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >crystaldiskinfo
      Which edition?
      https://crystalmark.info/en/software/crystaldiskinfo/

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        kei is kute

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Openshell, if you are only going to pick one it has to be that one. It uses a less shitty version of Windows seach by default and is just less laggy since it doesn't load any random ad.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    7zip
    Notepad++
    IrfanView
    MPV
    SumatraPDF
    TeraCopy
    Ffmpeg
    Cmder
    Audacity
    Naps2
    Filezilla
    Wireshark
    Wiztree
    x64dbg
    Equalizer APO + reaplugs (FIR noise filtering + mic only in left channel to both channels)
    Everything (search)
    Hwinfo64
    Sysinternals
    Powertoys
    Obs studio
    ShareX
    MinGW
    CrystslDiskInfo

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you use TC check out TC4shell, it gives native windows explorer integration for TC and its plugins

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Forgot to mention Sysinternalsuite especially the more advanced version of taskmanager

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Winget Revolution.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What's a good tool for searching files for text strings? Something like grep/ripgrep but with a UI?
    I've been using AstroGrep since like 2010 but shit is slow as frick, and doesn't really work that well with binary files.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      just enable file contents indexing

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    010 Editor
    IDA Pro
    Ghidra
    Foobar2000
    Winrar
    Wiztree
    Notepad++
    Everything
    Directory Opus
    TeraCopy
    MPC-HC
    Procexp / procmon

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Forgot my main man SuperF4, saved my ass a lot of times

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    VLC

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is there a word processor that is less bloated than LibreOffice? I don't need PowerPoint and excel and 6 billion features I will never use, I just want to write a basic document with a header or two and some spell correction.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Abiword? Obsidian w/ Plugins?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      .bloat
      >features you don't use
      pick one.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      wordpad

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    BalenaEtcher to install linux instead of Winblows

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    nobody ever uses total commander, same with FAR, both are relics of dos 2 pane view tui copeware. it is always is on the sysadmin-wannabe-larper installer-clicker family-win98-reinstalooor list of installer.exe-s burned on some cd since at least 1999. it looks techy, it's there, but no one actually uses it, because it's generally useless. may as well throw in some hex viewer, dcpp and mirc to look more hacker.

    for sftp you may download filezilla or use an editor plugin or just sshfs on loonix.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    nirsoft filetypesman

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what's the linux equivalent?

  27. 1 month ago
    Averi

    Virtualbox running Gnu/Linux.

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