List of Free Portable Windows Software, Utilities, Applications

Here is a list of some small free portable Windows software, tools, utilities & applications for Windows 10/8/7, which do not require installation. While porting this post about Windows Tools from here, I have updated this list to ensure that its works for Windows, 64-bit & 32-bit, too. I have restricted the list to tiny, installation-free, portable, freeware, general utilities only. Just paste these tiny’s in a separate folder and use them. Many of those I tried, worked on my Windows 10, but if you find difficulty in running them, try running them in the compatibility mode. And if I have erred somewhere, I’d appreciate it, if you’d bring it to my notice.

Free Portable Windows Software

Free Portable Windows Software

In some cases I have linked directly to their home pages, whereas in other cases, if the freeware has been discussed here, I may have linked to their posts on this site itself. An before you use these, make sure they support your version of the Windows operating system.

Ultimate Windows Tweaker v4 for Windows 10, Ultimate Windows Tweaker v3.0 for Windows 8 and Ultimate Windows Tweaker 2.2 for Windows 7 & Windows Vista.

FixWin Utility : Fix your Windows problems in a click.

CleanAfterMe : It allows you to easily clean files and Registry entries that are automatically created by the Windows operating system during your regular computer work. With CleanAfterMe, you can clean the cookies/history/cache/passwords of Internet Explorer, the ‘Recent’ folder, the Registry entries that record the last opened files, the temporary folder of Windows, the event logs, the Recycle Bin, and more.

Quick Restore Maker: Create system restore points in one-click

KeePass: A password manager or safe, KeePass helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key-disk. Read more about KeePass Password Safe.

Keyfinder: The Magical Jelly Bean Key finder retrieves your Product Key used to install Windows & Office family of products, from your Registry. It also has a community-updated configuration file that retrieves product keys for many other applications.

TrueCrypt: Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows.

Delete Doctor: Delete locked or sticky files

HijackThis: A general browser hijacker and malware detector. automatically analyzes HijackThis files. But one must be very careful while using these, though.

a2hijack: Allows you to view and edit configured autoruns, services, add-ons, processes, etc.

Index.dat Scanner : See what’s inside your index.dat file. Useful for Windows 7, Windows Vista users.

Power Defragmenter: A fast portable Disk Defragmenter.

Dead Pixel Tester: Check your monitor or display for dead pixels

Unstoppable CD copier: Copies corrupted cd files or parts thereof

PDF ReDirect: The full-featured freeware alternative to PDF995 and CutePDF

Drive Icon Changer : Change Icons Of Drives

Filter : An Intelligent adult sites block software! It has a special Intelligent Content Filtering Engine.

Disk Heal:  A free useful tool which fixes disk errors which occur after a virus attack, and perform various other tweaks as well.

System Vault:  A useful program which provides privacy by enabling only authorized access to any file or folder. It does this by hiding files and folders. The files or folders can then be accessed only upon entering a password.

PopTray:  A little POP3 mail checker

POP Peeper:  An email notifier that runs in your Windows task bar and alerts you when you have new email on your POP3, IMAP, Hotmail\MSN\LiveMail, Yahoo, GMail,, MyWay, Excite,, RediffMail, Juno and NetZero accounts. IMAP support allows you to access AOL, AIM, Netscape and other services.

AxCrypt :  A nice simple tool to properly protect your hidden folder and to encrypt it. AxCrypt is also near-unbreakable, so make sure you don’t forget your password. If you do, your data is lost forever.

ThumbWin :  ThumbWin, like Madodate, can minimize windows to thumbnails on your Windows desktop.

bLend :  Makes your windows transparent. Nice one !

Glass2K :  Makes your windows transparent.

KatMouse :  Enhances the functionality of mice with a scroll wheel, offering ‘universal’ scrolling: moving the mouse wheel will scroll the window directly beneath the mouse cursor; and not the one with the keyboard focus. Check it out !

Pistachio :  Lets you play around with your desktop & windows and enhances functionality

WinDirStart :  Find Out Where All Your Disk Space Has Gone

Expired Cookies Cleaner:  Deletes or Optimizes expired Cookies

IE Password Viewer:  Reveals the passwords stored by Internet Explorer browser

Sys Info For Windows :  An advanced System Information for Windows tool that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings and displays it in an extremely comprehensible manner.

RRT:  A tool to re-enable Ctrl+Alt+Del, Folder Options and Registry tools. Just like our FixWin.

TaskBar Repair Tool:  Repair and Customize the Quick Launch, Taskbar and Notification Area

HostsMan:  Manage & Edit your Hosts file

WhyReboot:  Tries to determine if an installer has requested post-reboot file replacement, or other pending operations that may require a reboot.

WinAudit:  PC audit and inventory of software, licenses, security configuration, hardware, network settings, etc, etc.

WinErrors:  A simple program for displaying Windows error messages. What that means is that you can either search message explanation by its number or browse the error list. May be a little out-dated, though.

XP-Vista AntiSpy:  Helps you disable all the known ‘Suspicious’ Functions in Windows Vista and Windows XP.

Vispa or XPY:  Also helps you disable all the known ‘Suspicious’ Functions in Windows

ZonedOut:  Import, Export and Manager Internet explorers Zones with class.

You can also see a bunch of portable Windows freeware here, released by us, which I am sure you will find useful.

I repeat, I have ported this list from WinVistaClub, so all these tools may not have been updated for some time and may not be relevant for or work on Windows 10. So do check if they support your version f the Windows operating system, before downloading and trying it out.

Let us know if you found any interesting tool here.

I am sure that there are many more. If you think I have missed out some tiny free portable Windows Tool, do share it in the comments section below.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Ziggy

    Some tiny, some not so but why not try some of the vast portable programs available at



  3. [sigh] Oy. [rolls eyes at ceiling]

    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

    Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi.
    Veritas nimium altercando amittitur.

  4. Please comment in English, as I do not understand your language – else I may be constrained to delete your future comments. The Bing Translator is a good tool you may use. Hope you understand. 🙂

  5. Well, of course, that’s valuable, Ziggy… but Anand’s list is curated. That, I think, was the point.

    Other useful portable apps links…

    * (SoftPedia)
    * (SnapFiles)
    * (AlternativeTO)

    …just to list the ones off the top of my head. There are many others.

    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

    Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi.
    Veritas nimium altercando amittitur.

  6. Ziggy

    Thanks for the additional links, Gregg. And thanks to Anand as well for the “curated” list. Keep up the great work. Love coming to this site and reading the very informative articles and the feedback from others such as Gregg L. DesElms.

  7. Ziggy

    Talis vita est.

  8. Indeed, Anand. But I confess to appreciating Ziggy’s sense of humor, commenting with “such is life” in Latin because two lines of my signature are in Latin. Excellent!

    The problem, of course, is and has been, for a little while, now, the alleged “Dr.” Adamas who’s been posting around here in Italian, on an intentionally English-language website; and violating netiquette along the way by posting in all caps which has meant the equivalent of yelling on the Internet since dating back to old online bulletin board (BBS) systems of the old MS-DOS, PC-DOS and even CP/M days of the ’80s and even earlier; and especially in chat rooms, on forums, etc., on the Worldwide Web since the early ’90s while in beta, and since ’94 when fully released to the public.

    Saddest — or, really, more accurately, most concerning — of all, though, about his/her postings is that they’re nearly incoherent, even in his/her own language… very much like something someone who’s either drunk or off his/her meds would ramble. The fact that it happens here (and I’ve found other sites where s/he does it, too) in spurts of postings makes me worry that s/he’s bi-polar (what used to be called “manic depressive”) and so his/her spurts of postings while s/he’s in a “high” or “manic” phase.

    The bottom line, though, is that websites can’t tolerate the sort of thing that the good “Dr.” is doing. Whatever is the site’s intentional language is the only language in which comments should be posted… pretty much everyone — except the good “Dr.”, obviously — knows that. When I called him/her on it here in the past, s/he took some kind of “I have the right to post in any language I want; and if you don’t like it, use Google Translate” position. I’ve been hoping you’d reign him/her in on that one, and it’s clear that you now are. Good. Thank you.

    In the meantime, @Adamas, seriously, I hope you get better soon. No, I’m not being sarcastic. It’s fairly clear from your writings — regardless of language — that there’s something wrong. If it’s a drinking problem, get help with it. If you’re off your meds, get back on them. If you have an undiagnosed organic problem, like a brain tumor or something, please see a physician. I don’t much like you (though, of course, I don’t really know you; I only have what you’ve presented of yourself around here), but I still don’t wish anything bad to happen to you. Get whatever help you need, get better, then please join us in your full capacity. I’ll bet we’d all like you a lot better.


    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

    Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi.
    Truth fears nothing but concealment.

    Veritas nimium altercando amittitur.
    By too much altercation, truth is lost.

  9. jesseinsf

    You have to include Ninite

  10. ADAMAS

    andak te lo gia detto cono solo la lingua italiana.russa,cinese,araba,francese,tedesca e spagnola,siciliana. l.inglese non …non mi piace. ciao dr. adamas…ps: e poi ti fa schifo usare GOOGLE TRANSLATOR come faccio io per leggere?

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