Big List of Free Windows Utilities and Tools

There are hundreds of free tools for doing Windows administrative and management tasks. The site 4sysops has put together a large list that is worth looking at. When I last checked, it contained 389 applications. Many of these are quite specialized but the list also contains a substantial number that are of general interest, including familiar names that you will find in the recommendations at Gizmo’s. The author of the list has divided it into categories and I have put links below to the categories that I think most appropriate for Gizmo’s readers. Take a look – you may find some useful utilities you didn’t know about. 

Please note that these links are not recommendations but are informational only and are for you to explore. Many of the products in these links do in fact appear on one or the other of Gizmo's Best Free lists but many do not. I hope readers will try out some of these and let us know what works. Who knows? You may find something really good and can put the rest of us on to a new discovery. You might even write your own tip! Tell us what you find in the comments. (Don't forget to back up your system before trying new stuff.)

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This tips section is maintained by Vic Laurie. Vic runs several websites with Windows how-to's, guides, and tutorials, including a site for learning about Windows and the Internet and another with Windows 7 tips.

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by TimeServed on 29. January 2013 - 22:44  (104945)

Only problem with these lists is that they don't seem to have been updated recently. Have bookmarked the site for future reference (just in case), but Gizmo remains No.1 choice, not least for amount of info given.

by Daguerre on 29. January 2013 - 12:25  (104921)

Many thanks for this excellent list, but does anyone know of a utility which enables a file name to be coloured when seen in explorer?

by Skrell on 28. January 2013 - 14:35  (104886)

Any chance you might make a short "top picks" from these lists ?

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