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  The listing that follows is part of the current year's inducted Pricelessware software. If you encounter any broken links or changes to the status of any of the listings, please use the contact form on the contact page.

[Directory/Folder: Access] [Directory/Folder: Customizer]
[Directory/Folder: Listing] [Directory/Folder: Path Copy]
[Directory/Folder: Shortcuts] [Directory/Folder: Structure Copy]
[Disk Space Reporting] [File Compression: Unzip]
[File Compression: Zip-Unzip] [File Manager: Browser]
[File Manager: Tools] [Files: Backup]
[Files: Cleaner] [Files: Removal]
[Files: Renamer] [Files: Splitter]
[Files: Undelete] [Files: Validate; Undelete]
[Long File Names Tool] [Search]
[Search And Replace]


Location:    Home / File Utilities / Directory/Folder: Access

Quick FoldersAlexey Rubtsov
 Dated:10 February, 2000
 Windows Ver:95 / 98 / ME / NT4 / 2000 / XP
 Description:This utility keeps track of folders recently accessed through common open/save dialogs. Most Win9x/NT applications use standard system dialogs when there's a need to get name for a file being opened or saved. Quick Folders adds a small button to a common file dialog, which gives you access to the list of locations (folders) of recently opened (or saved) files.
 Download:Go to download page ]    ( (21 Kb)
 Additional:Install:  No    Uninstall:  No
 Inducted In: 2002 / 2003 / 2004
 Notes:Home page not available, but link takes you to listing.

Location:    Home / File Utilities / Directory/Folder: Customizer

ChangeIconPierre-Marie DEVIGNE
 Dated:09 May, 2000
 Language:English / French
 Windows Ver:95 / 98 / ME / NT4 / 2000 / XP
 Description:Change Icon uses a fonction that came with Internet explorer 4 to allow customize the appearance of folders in the interface.With Change Icon, it is easy to modify each folder icon can also add a tip text that will appear when cursor moves over the folder.
 Download:!! Direct Download !! ]    ( (23 Kb)
 Additional:Install:  No    Uninstall:  No
 Inducted In: 2003 / 2004
 Notes:Requires Internet Explorer 4+

Location:    Home / File Utilities / Directory/Folder: Listing

Directory ListerLeszek Skorczynski
 Dated:16 June, 2004
 Windows Ver:95 / 98 / ME / NT4 / 2000 / XP
 Description:Directory Lister lets you list files in selected directories on hard disks, cd-roms, floppys etc. into a HTML or TXT file (listing). It's like the DIR command but MUCH more convenient.
 Download:Go to download page ]    (DirLister.exe) (362 Kb)
 Additional:Install:  Yes    Uninstall:  Yes
 Inducted In: 2003 / 2004
 Notes:Support for more languages available at site.

Location:    Home / File Utilities / Directory/Folder: Path Copy

Path Copy (PathCopy)Ninotech
 Dated:04 December, 2001
 Windows Ver:95 / 98 / ME / NT4 / 2000 / XP
 Description:Ninotech Path Copy is a shell extension for Windows that enables to copy the path of a file or directory to the Clipboard. You can then paste the path in to your document, e-mail, etc. You copy the path of a file or directory by right-clicking it in the Windows Explorer and choosing Copy Path from the context menu. The context menu then offers nine standard ways of copying the path, in addition to the user defined copying methods that you create yourself: - Short Name: File/folder name converted to 8.3 characters - Long Name: File/folder name - Short Folder: Parent folder name converted to 8.3 characters - Long Folder: Parent folder name - Short Path: Full path name converted to 8.3 characters - Long Path: Full path name - Short UNC Path: Full UNC path name converted to 8.3 characters (only enabled in network environment) - Long UNC Path: Full UNC path name (only enabled in network environment) - Internet Path: Full UNC path name converted to Internet path (only enabled in network environment).
 Download:Go to download page ]    ( (155 Kb)
 Additional:Install:  No    Uninstall:  No
 Inducted In: 2002 / 2003 / 2004

Location:    Home / File Utilities / Directory/Folder: Shortcuts

 Dated:07 December, 2003
 Windows Ver:98 / ME / NT4(SP4+) / 2000 / XP
 Description:Dirkey is a small utility that enables you to define bookmarks for folders and go back to these bookmarked folders from within File Open/Save dialogs and Windows Explorer. You can set and go to these bookmarks using your keyboard or your mouse. When Dirkey is active you can press Ctrl+Alt+0..9 in e.g. an Open/Save File dialog and a bookmark will be set on the current folder. You can go to any bookmarked folder by using Ctrl+0..9 in the same or another supported window. All bookmarks are global and are preserved when you turn your computer off. You can also open bookmarked folders in a new Explorer window.
 Download:!! Direct Download !! ]    (DIRKEY20.EXE) (145 Kb)
 Additional:Install:  No    Uninstall:  No
 Inducted In: 2003 / 2004
 Notes:If upgrading from 1.x, please read the upgrade guide first. For Windows 95 users and users of 98Lite, you may try 1.3e from the archives []

Location:    Home / File Utilities / Directory/Folder: Structure Copy

TreeCopyRJL Software
 Dated:15 May, 2004
 Windows Ver:3.1 / 95 / 98 / ME / NT3 / NT4 / 2000 / XP
 Description:Have you ever needed to copy a directory structure without copying the files? TreeCopy now makes this possible. Our small program will allow you to select the source directory and destination directory, and it will proceed to copy ONLY the directory structure. The utility is bundled with functionality such as a command line interface, display of Win32 or Win 3.x display, showing different drive types, and much, much more!
 Download:!! Direct Download !! ]    (treecopy.exe) (301 Kb)
 Additional:Install:  No    Uninstall:  No
 Inducted In: 2003 / 2004

Location:    Home / File Utilities / Disk Space Reporting

TreeSizeJAM Software
 Dated:04 July, 2003
 Terms:Liteware / Requestware
 Language:English / French / German
 Windows Ver:95 / 98 / ME / NT4 / 2000 / XP
 Description:TreeSize tells you where precious space has gone to. TreeSize can be started from the context menu of a folder or drive and shows you the size of this folder, including its subfolders. You can expand this folder in Explorer-like style and you will see the size of every subfolder. Scanning is done in a thread, so you can already see results while TreeSize is working. The space, which is wasted by the file system can be displayed and the results can be printed in a report.
 Download:!! Direct Download !! ]    (TreeSizeSetup.exe) (682 Kb)
 Additional:Install:  No    Uninstall:  No
 Inducted In: 2000 / 2001 / 2002 / 2003 / 2004
SpaceMongerSean Werkema
 Dated:16 October, 2000
 Language:English (American and British) / French
 Windows Ver:95 / 98 / ME / NT4 / 2000 / XP
 Description:SpaceMonger is a tool for keeping track of the free space on your computer. Each file or folder on a given drive is displayed in a box in the main window whose size is a relative comparison to all the other files in your system. The program supports popup info-tips that can display the full filename, the icon, the date, size, and attributes of any file or folder. You can delete files from the right click menu and customize the number of files to be shown as well as the color scheme.
 Download:Go to download page ]    ( (103 Kb)
 Additional:Install:  No    Uninstall:  No
 Inducted In: 2001 / 2002 / 2003 / 2004

Location:    Home / File Utilities / File Compression: Unzip

ExtractNowNathan Moinvaziri
 Dated:03 December, 2003
 Windows Ver:95 / 98 / ME / XP
 Description:ExtractNow lets you extract multiple archives with the click of a button. Supports ZIP, RAR, ACE, JAR, ISO, IMG, IMA, IMZ, BIN, MP3, LHZ, LHA, SIT file formats.
 Download:Go to download page ]    (extractnow.exe) (1.17 Mb)
 Additional:Install:  No    Uninstall:  No
 Inducted In: 2003 / 2004
 Notes:For SIT support you must download [] and save it to your ExtractNow directory.

Location:    Home / File Utilities / File Compression: Zip-Unzip

7-ZipIgor Pavlov
 Dated:10 December, 2003
 Terms:Donationware / Open source (LGPL)
 Windows Ver:98 / ME / NT / 2000 / XP
 Description:The main features of 7-Zip: Highest compression ratio in new 7z format; 7-Zip is free software distributed under the GNU LGPL; Supported formats: 7z, ZIP, CAB, RAR, ARJ, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, CPIO, RPM and DEB; For ZIP and GZIP formats 7-Zip provides compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip; Self-extracting capability for 7z format; Integration with Windows Shell; Powerful File Manager; Powerful command line version; Plugin for FAR Manager.
 Download:Go to download page ]    (7z313.exe) (920 Kb)
 Additional:Install:  No    Uninstall:  No
 Inducted In: 2003 / 2004
 Notes:Localizations for 41 languages.
IZArcIvan Zahariev
 Dated:29 March, 2004
 Language:Multiple languages supported
 Windows Ver:95 / 98 / ME / NT4 / 2000 / XP
 Description:IZArc is the ultimate archive utility suports many archive formats like: 7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARC, ARJ, B64, BH, BZ2, BZA, CAB, CPIO, DEB, ENC, GCA, GZ, GZA, HA, JAR, LHA, LIB, LZH, MBF, MIM, PAK, PK3, RAR, RPM, TAR, TAZ, TBZ, TGZ, TZ, UUE, WAR, XXE, YZ1, Z, ZIP, ZOO. With a modern easy-to-use interface, IZArc provides support for most compressed and encoded files, as well as access to many powerful features and tools. It allows you to drag and drop files from and to Windows Explorer, create and extract archives directly in Windows Explorer, create multiple archives spanning disks, creating self-extracting archives, repair damaged zip archives, converting from one archive type to another, view and write comments and many more. IZArc has also build-in multilanguage support. IZArc is the most complete archive utility available today.
 Download:Go to download page ]    (IZArc34.exe) (3.04 Mb)
 Additional:Install:  No    Uninstall:  No
 Inducted In: 2004
PowerArchiver 2001Ivan Petrovic
 Dated:01 March, 2001
 Windows Ver:95 / 98 / ME / NT 4
 Description:Full built-in support for ZIP, CAB, LHA(LZH), TAR(+TAR.GZ, +TAR.BZ2) and BH (BlakHole) archives and XXE and UUE Internet encoded files. Built-in support for reading and extracting: RAR, ARJ, ARC, ACE, ZOO, GZIP and BZIP2 archives. Multiple disk spanning, passwords, comments, renaming files in archive, installing archive, checking archive for viruses, integrated viewer with support for TXT, RTF, BMP, JPG(JPEG), ICO, WMF and EMF files. Create ZIP, RAR, ACE, ARJ, LHA and BH SFX archives. Complete integration with Windows Explorer: d&d, powerful Explorer Shell Extensions. and more
 Download:!! Direct Download !! ]    (powerarc611.exe) (2.04 Mb)
 Additional:Install:  No    Uninstall:  No
 Inducted In: 2000 / 2001 / 2003 / 2004
 Notes:Version listed is the last available Freeware version. An updated unrar.dll file available at [] may be needed to download .rar files.
ZipGeniusM.Dev Software
 Dated:09 May, 2004
 Windows Ver:98 / ME / 2000 / XP
 Description:ZipGenius has greatly evolved during these years and today it isn't just a zip/unzip application, but it is a perfect companion for your work. ZipGenius is a great solution for who needs to archive and protect its files and projects, but it is also suitable for everyone who just want to share pictures and music files. Flexibility: ZipGenius features are unusual for a program of this type: you get support to TWAIN device (scanners and digital cameras), files extraction to CD-R writer (only under Windows XP