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Disk Utilities
Cleansweep 4.0 Trial  (9801kb) (uploaded 08-30-98)
  • From Quarterdeck
  • Finds unused files 
    • left over from uninstalled programs
    • Forgotten and misplaced data
  • cleans them from your computer
A good floppy Disk utility
SHCopy Star (776kb) (10/25/96)
    SHCopy Star.... This is the best utility I have ever had for working with floppies. You can format HD diskettes reliably to 1722K, The doc's say it will run under 3.x, but I never was able to get it to do so. It will Expand a floppy a great deal though. My only other advice on it would be to run "scandisk /SURFACE" on the diskette BEFORE formatting, older diskettes. It finds bad clusters as it should, but will not mark bad and continue format and this slows formatting considerably also. 

Do you need a later version of Windows 95? See below...
Waste95a.zip (753 kb) 
  • A program that will tell you how much disk space is wasted in slack. Comes in handy with a big HD. Shows that you can actually store more on 4-400 MB virtual drives as compared to 1-1.6GB drive. The reason is 1.6G requires 32K for ANY file(even 0 byte files) whereas 400MB only requires 8k for the same thing.This is the Advantage of partitioning a large Drive into 2 or more smaller drives in the same disk. Looking @ my 812MB drive I see I have lost 25% of the available space to this. 
The FAT32 file system in certain OSRx releases of Windows 95 and Windows 98 do not have this problem. 

Laplink 95

  • Size:(5284KB) Name: llw95.exe Uploaded: 8-13-98
  • Has many uses and configurations, for connecting two computers via:
    • cable over serial or parallel port
    • modem
    • LAN
    • WAN
  • Will allow remote use of your home PC by modem or Network connection for:
    • File transfer
    • Remote control
    • Chat
    For more info see Traveling Software's Home Page

Magic Folders (94 kb) 
  • This program can selectively "hide" folders on your computer restricting access to them by means of a password

RegClean Version 4.1a (404 kb) (3/25/97)

    RegClean is an application that will examine your registry files and remove invalid entries. I've tried it and it is self-installing, and easy to run. If you're like me and try-out lots of software you may want to try this one. What happens when you install programs, among other things, is they write entries in your registry files. The problem comes when you remove these programs. Lots of them leave their entries in the registry all-set-up-and-nowhere-to-go. This is what RegClean does. It examines everything in your registry and removes things that are no longer valid instructions to valid programs.

 UltraEdit 4.30 (889KB) (5/30/97)
     This is really great text/hex editor. It will take the place of notepad if you wish and it makes a great programming editor for everything from C++ to html, even color codes html tags. Includes a dictionary. 

File Utilities

 Compression -Decompression Tools

Winzip -File Compression-Decompression made easy
For more Information try the Winzip home page at http://www.winzip.com/

Winzip 7.0 Beta

  • This link is for the download page and further information.
  • Note that this is pre-release software, and the feature list is subject to change before the release.
  • System requirements include Windows 95, 98 or NT
  • For some "local Q & A" about Winzip 7.0
WinZip 95 ver 6.3 (692 kb)  (released: fall 97) 
  • You can download and open Zip files from the Internet with one click. There is no need to "Save to disk" and then switch to WinZip or to the Windows Explorer or File Manager to open the downloaded file.
  • An updated zip/unzip engine with automatic built-in disk spanning support for multi-disk Zip files. If you create a zip file on diskettes and the first diskette fills, then disk spanning is automatically activated, and you are simply prompted to put in a new diskette to continue the archive. There is no need to specify that you want to span before you start.
WinZip Internet Browser Plugin (76kb) (released: fall 97) 
  • works with both Internet Explorerand Netscape Navigator Web browsers equally well
  • Can be pre-configured so that it handles ALL zip files encountered on the web downloading to a pre-determined folder.
  • Will open the files on completion of download if desired
  • This is a "must have" for new users of Winzip and the Internet
Winzip Self-Extractor ver 2.1 (573 kb) (4/28/97) 
  • Winzip Self-Extractor makes self extracting/installing programs out of zips, will allow you to add popups to the .EXE, a real nice touch.
for more INFO on Winzip, Winzip Internet Browser Plugin and Winzip Self-Extractor, Winzip; try the home page at http://www.winzip.com/

WinRAR 2.02 (498 kb) 
    Another popular compression type, that's turning up more and more frequently on the Net here of late. It has a stong following with people trading multimedia sound and movie files

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.01
    ar32e301.exe (3923 kb) 
    rs32e301.exe (5095 kb) 
  • The "helper" application for reading Adobe PortableDocument Format (.pdf) files
  • This format is used by many government agencies, the IRS for one example.
  • With this program you can download your own IRS tax forms and print them  directly from your printer
  • These two copies are the latest versions as of 3-4-98

  • The larger file contains a built-in advanced "search" tool. and contains both the Netscape plugin and the Internet Explorer ActiveX control

Shell/Kernel Utilities

Kernel Toys (571kb)

  • This is a release of a collection of accessories that help you do things to Win 95 that make it a little nicer. Like: "would you like to get rid of some of those Icons that seem to be a permenant fixture on your Desktop"? Kernel Toys can help you do that and more. These are applications that work in a sensitive area of you windows software, Please read any and all documention before using these apps.

PrcView(66KB) (2-16-99)
  • PrcView is a freeware process viewer utility that shows comprehensive information about running processes. This information includes such details as the creation time, version and full path for each DLL used by a selected process, a list of all threads, memory blocks and heaps. PrcVIew also allows you to kill and attach a debugger to a selected process. PrcView runs on both Windows 95/98 and Windows NT platforms and includes Windows and command-line version of the program.--Taken from the Readme.txt file within  prcvneee.zip 

  • WinHacker 2.02 (1129 kb) 
    • This adds an Icon to your Control Panel, which allows you to change the way Windows 95 looks and behaves a great deal. 
    • It even has it's own scripting language built-in
    • It should be used carefully,  remember: Anything that can effect a lot of change can inflict a lot of damage if treated carelessly hands, also.

    TweakUI (64 kb) (3/25/97)

    • This is and applet that allows you to make some nice customizations to your User Interface of Win 95. Microsoft updated it some, fixed a bug or two, and added some options to it. I think it is a "have-to-have" add-on. 
    • This is the Windows 95 version, The Windows 98 version is on your CD.

    PowerToys (274kb)

    • This is a collection of neat little add-ons that MS left out of 95 (your guess is as good as mine why they did that). They really are worth having. This is the new Powertoys. It was updated in Aug. For information on what each of these toys is for click Here 

    Facelift for your DOS Prompt  (1961 Kb)(2-16-99)(facelift.zip)
    • Give your DOS Prompt a facelift, allows use of DOS without "Shelling Out" to DOS to do so.
    • Keeps as "history list" of recently used commands.

    4DOS ver. 552a (519 Kb) (2-23-98)(4dos552.zip)
    • A replacement for the command.com, DOS Shell program. Adds a lot more functionality to the "BLACK" screen.
    Program Utilities
    • This is a CGI scripting program using the perl programming language.


    SPELL232.ZIP(702KB) (5/30/97)

      is the little spell-checker from Wintertree Software that checks in any window, even the hidden clipboard window or the CSS Chalkboard!

    DirectX 6.0 Core update (1561kb)(08/25/98)

    • An update to the DirectX drivers that are required by many of the more popular PC games
    • Freeware
    Updated "TWAIN" driver for  Image scanners
    • self-installing "exe" will update a 16-bit Twain to 32-bits enabling the "Acquire" option in Windows 95 Graphics Applications

    Dialers, Tools and Network

    Personal Web Server 1.0a (760 kb) 

    • This app is designed to allow a user to design and test server scripts on a win95 platform and is a part of MS Internet Explorer 4.

     Dialers and Tools
    AutoRas (540kb)(08/25/98)
    • A program that will sign you on via a dialup Networking connection to the Internet 
    • Freeware

    QuickIP (775kb)(08/25/98)
    • This is a program to show your IP address as soon as possible into the Taskbar Notification Area.An animated icon shows you when the connection is active. User configurable alarm. Log File to trace connections. Quickly dial a RAS connection. You can choose the double-click action to make connections and disconnections.
    • Freeware

     RasDial95 (13kb)(08/25/98)
    • A command-line remote access (dial-up networking) dialer for Windows 95. It's based on the RASDIAL command on Windows NT and the usage is very similar. RASDIAL95 will allow you to dial and hangup a remote access phone entry. 
    • Freeware

    Click Here for FREE DownloadDunce(221kb)(08/25/98)

    • Dial-Up Networking Connection Enhancement - a program that automatically presses "Connect" for you on the "Connect To" dialog.
    • Freeware

    Internet-Dial ISP Customization Program (285kb)(08/25/98)
    • Enables you to produce a customized Windows 95 TCP/IP installer and dialer, that displays your logo, your name Address, DNS settings, web page etc etc that you can then re-distribute FREE of charge to your Windows 95 customers. The finished program will allow your users to easily configure a virgin Windows 95 PC for Internet access and then connect to your service. 
    • Freeware

    Dial-up Scripting Tool (75 kb) 
    • Automate your Internet Login with the Windows 95 scripting Language

    Download Calculator
    [Tested to work only with Netscape 3 or above or Internet Explorer 4 or above]

    Internet File Transfer Calculator
    (requires Javascript)

    Round file size to even kilobyte (KB), megabyte (MB) or gigabyte(GB).
    Input size and click the appropriate  button.

    These are Approximate transfer times

     Your Speed Hours  Minutes  Seconds
    9.6 Kb
    14.4 Kb
    28.8 Kb
    33.6 Kb
    ISDN (64 Kb)
    ISDN (128 Kb)
    T1 (1.54 Mb)


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