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USB Swiss Army Tools Collection

Created: 01 Feb 2012 • Updated: 19 Aug 2013 | 2 comments
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I posted on Connect some blogs about freeware and open source tools dedicated to IT admins and Computer Technicians. These articles describe several tools that can be stored and executed from a flash drive or external hard drive without needing to be installed. 

Now I have collected these articles in the table below grouped by category, hoping that they can help in your day-to-day job activities and hardware / software troubleshooting.                         

OFFICE tools

Article Description Tool
Commands in Demand Portable This portable tool can be used to quickly access commonly used essential Windows Commands and Settings via an easy GUI.

Commands in Demand

Database Browser Portable tool for IT admins and advanced users, that allows to connect to any database and browse or modify data, run sql scripts, export and print data.

Database browser

Desktop Translation Tool Dictionary .NET The Dictionary .NET is a tiny, easy and smart multilingual dictionary translating from/to 65 languages using Google’s services. Integrates Google Dictionary, Translate, Search, Suggest, Virtual Keyboard, Text To Speech, Wikipedia search, Bing wallpaper, and more Google APIs without installing anything.

Dictionary .NET

Portable tool to Detect and Repair Stalled Print Jobs Freeware and portable tool designed to clear the printer spool if any jobs get stuck in there.

Stalled Printer Repair

Free Commander Freecommander is a useful Windows explorer portable alternative, this freeware tool is a easy and small file manager (2,4 MB) with lots of advanced and helpful features. It can be used to manage local computer and also configure network location or an FTP drive


Portable File Management and Search Tool Snowbird is a portable software program that can be considered an easy and light alternative to Google Desktop or Microsoft Search. This small tool , only 267 Kb , provides a basic search interface that allows users to select a folder and search files and folders.


Change Drive letter assignments The DriveLetterView tool allows to view and change drive letter assignments in your system even if drives are not currently plugged. The nice GUI shows all local drives, remote network shares, DVD drives and USB drives.


Portable Freeware Photoeditor MobaPhoto allows you to manage pictures (resize, crop and also red-eyes correction), create photo galleries and rename/resize in batch mode.




Easily Jump to Special Folders in Windows SpecialFoldersView by Nirsoft shows the list of all special folders in your current Windows operating system, and allows you to easily jump to the desired folder.


Alternative Device Manager DevManView 1.0 is a portable software program made by Nirsoft. It allows you to manage devices on your local computer and also of another computer on your network.


How to Check the Speed of a USB Flash Drive Speedout is a freeware tool to perform a USB Driver performance speed test.


Troubleshooting for USB Devices on Your System

This tool help to see all USB devices configured on a local or remote computer, and other helpful information like: device name and description, device type, serial number, the date/time that device was added, VendorID, ProductID, and many others. Also you can perform other maintenance tasks, in addition to report functions, there are basic commands to disconnect or delete USB devices.


A Portable PC Doctor, Open Hardware Monitor This portable freeware application allows you to monitor temperature sensors, fan speeds, voltages, load and clock speeds of your computer, etc.

Open Hardware Monitor

DriverBackup, Portable Device Drivers Backup and Restore DriverBackup is a nice small free tool to easily backup and restore your system drivers.




Parkdale, Drive Speed Tester Parkdale, free and portable utility to quickly perform a speed test on disks, cdroms and network shares. Helpful to investigate how and where are bottlenecks in local and network connections.


How to quickly monitor open internet ports CurrPorts is network monitoring software that displays the list of all currently opened TCP/IP and UDP ports on your local computer. For each port in the list, information about the process that opened the port is also displayed, including the process name, full path of the process, version information of the process (product name, file description, and so on), the time that the process was created, and the user that created it. 




How To See Who Logged Into a Windows Computer WinLogOnView is portable tool that scan the security event log of Windows operating system, and detects the date/time that users logged on and logged off.

For every time that a user log on/log off to your system, the following information is displayed: Logon ID, User Name, Domain, Computer, Logon Time, Logoff Time, Duration, and network address.

SYSTEM tools

Free Portable Inventory Software This tool extracts hardware and software details of all components of the PC, shows installed software with version and product key.

Free PC Audit

Find the Exact Version Number of Windows This freeware tool provides in few seconds a report which operating system and Service Packs are installed on your computer.


Check quickly Software Updates The Update Notifier made by  is a good solution to check the software installed on a client and compare to the latest version available on internet.

Update Notifier

Repair & Fix Windows Updates with Fix WU Utility The Fix WU V1.0   is a simple utility to re-register a total of 114 .dll,  ocx and .ax files which are required for the proper functioning of Windows Updates.

Fix WU

7 Quick Fix This small freeware application is designed to fix common errors and also enable system features that could be happens after a virus attack.
There are 21 different settings to change basic features on your operative system link Slow Shutdowns, Slow Thumbnails, Missing System Tray Icons, Missing DVD Drives , etc.

7 Quick Fix

The perfect portable killer for your system processes KillProcess can terminate almost any process on a Windows machine, including any service and process running in the system. Even protected Microsoft system processes can be terminated. It can be helpful to terminate certain unknown processes that can be impossible shut down in other normal ways.


How to find the uninstall string

MyUninstaller tool is an helpful to find the correct uninstall string for whatever installed software application. This portable tool shows a list of all installed application with a lot of details and additional information that the standard Add/Remove applet doesn't display: product name, company, version, uninstall string, installation folder, etc.


GUI for Nirsoft utilities NirLauncher is portable front-end that collects Nirsoft tools divided by categories, like Password Recovery Tools, Network Tools, Web Browser Tools, etc. This portable tool allows you to easily find and run the desired utility.


Graphical Interface for Nirsoft and Sysinternals Tools WSCC is a free, portable program that allows you to install, update, execute and organize the utilities from Sysinternal and Nirsoft utilities through a friendly GUI. 


How to Check what Version of Microsoft .NET Framework is installed This portable tool helps you to collect and report all information about the different versions installed on a machine. Also detailed information is given on where the .NET Frameworks are installed with links to the directories. This information can easily be copied by a user, to paste in a mail.

If a certain version isn't on the machine, you can simply follow the link that .NET Version Detector suggests, so it is easy for the novice user to find the runtimes.

.NET Version Detector

Partition Saving Tool Partition Saving is DOS, Windows program that is used to save, restore and copy hard-drive, partitions, floppy disk and DOS, Windows or Linux devices. It allows to save all data on a partition to a file. Partition Saving
Make a Customized Windows Icon Portable freeware application which let you convert any image file into ICO format for use as icons.
All-in-one tool to manage , convert and extract ISO ISO Toolkit is a portable tool to manage ISO images, it allows to create ISO image, copy ISO image from CD/DVD, convert ISO, NRG, CUE images, extract content of ISO, NRG, BIN and CUE images and mount ISO, NRG, BIN and CUE image files in Windows Explorer
Repair Browser and network settings changed by Malware Repair browser settings and networking settings changed by rogueware or malwares. This tool help you to restore some important configurations and settings ( for example , homepage, safe startup items, DNS settings, Title Bar, BHO plug-in, etc ) after an virus attack. Anvi Browser Repair Tool

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SStringfield's picture

This is awesome.  For several years I've been looking for a number of these programs.  Thanks for sharing this with everyone!

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Amazing Post !!!!! My vote goes to you man.

Grt show....Thanks for sharing with us..

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