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UltraCopier – File Copying tool with play/pause and speed limit features

Today I would share this little review of a great free tool called UltraCopier I came across recently. It is a great free open Source tool for Windows that let you control many things you can’t control using Windows Explorer. In my case, I needed to move a lot of large graphic files across a WAN connection doing working hours. I did not want to take up all the bandwidth because my colleagues was still at work. On the other had I wanted to move the files in small batch jobs doing working hours over a couple of days to make sure that everything went as expected. I remembered that my favorite FTP Client (FileZilla) was able to limit transfer speed, but that is only for FTP transfers. Then I found UltraCopier doing some searching on Google and that was just the tool I needed for my Task.

How to download videos from YouTube

freemake-video-downloader-logoIn this post, I will show you how you can easily download videos from YouTube and convert them to local video files on your hard drive, making you able to play them when you are offline. Let it be said right away. A lot of the videos on YouTube is copyright protected and are not for you to download, but there is also a lot of videos you can download for free and watch later when you are offline or bring the with you were ever you go. You are very welcome to download all the videos from My YouTube channel to test this little program.

Toggle the Windows Key On and Off with this Tool

RemovedWindowsKey

Back in October 2012 I wrote a post about How to disable the Windows Key in Windows for the people that feel the key is more trouble than good. The solution to the issue includes making changes to the Windows registry and creating a long binary sequence to make the tweak works. I got some comments to the post asking for an easier way to make this work. I decided to develop a small utility that make it easier to tweak this little changes to Windows for users without technical experiences.

How to fix a broken installation of a Windows Program

Have you ever tried updating a Windows program that uses Windows Installer (MSI) technology and no matter what you do you fail to complete the task? You can’t uninstall, update or remove the program because some files are missing or the Windows Installer database is corrupt. No matter what you do you are stuck with a broken installation. That is where the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility comes to the rescue.

How to get started creating scripts with WMI Code Creator

In this post I will introduce you to a great little tool from Microsoft that can help you getting started creating WMI scripts in C#, Visual Basic or VB script. The tool is free and can help you creating small scripts that can collect data from WMI or execute commands on local or remote computers. Scripting against the WMI namespace you can do a lot of cool stuff like collect information about Operating system or Hardware information. It is also possible to execute commands like reboot or other admin tasks that you might find useful.