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Giveaway of the day — WinExt Pro 8.0

Keep your files and folders organized!
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User rating: 90 (86%) 15 (14%) 51 comments

WinExt Pro 8.0 was available as a giveaway on July 5, 2018!

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WinExt is an app capable of locating and removing duplicate files to free up space, identifying large resources to help you figure out what's taking up so much space, monitoring directories for file operations, and more.

You can:

  • Find duplicate files;
  • Quickly find the larger resources;
  • See more information of recently accessed resources;
  • Monitor Windows activity;
  • Make batch operations on multiple resources;
  • Automatically or manually synchronize resources.

Please note: Single License (1 PC) with (Lifetime License WITHOUT Upgrades) is included in this version. Click here to get a VERY BIG discount for other licenses with Lifetime Upgrades on the promotion day!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10 (x32/x64)

Publisher:

TriSun Software Limited

Homepage:

http://www.trisunsoft.com/we/

File Size:

5.42 MB

Price:

$29.99

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#10

This is a well-designed, nice looking and functional software product. Installs easily (if you bother to read the Readme file, which many seem unaware of doing), with simple and immediate registration.

I did a test run on a small SSD drive (250 GB capacity, roughly half full) and was surprised that it took nearly two minutes to produce the final report, even on my quite fast AMD Ryzen system, so I'd certainly not want to select the option to run it again all drives which amount to about 9 TB all together!

Agree with the suggestion that the size filter needs adjusting to be more realistic, because these days "Gigantic" would not be as small as 128M+ when a single movie can easily be (depending on format, etc) anything from 1 or 2 GB right up to 10 or 20 GB. I would recommend adding "Immense" and "Galactic" filters in the multi-gigabyte range.

My test produced report statistics section as follows
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCANNED: 114,26 GB, 52,800 files, 1,492 folders
FOUND: 1.99 GB, 21,7566 duplicate files, 4,257 groups
SPENT: 1,9 minutes
FILTERED: 1.99 GB, 21,7566 duplicate files, 4,257 groups
CHECKED: 1.37 GB, 17,408 files
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Admittedly without reading any help documentation (which in the very best software should be the last resort), it was not apparent to me what the total possible disk space savings would be. Is it the 1.99 GB in the FOUND/FILTERED report rows, or is it the 1.37 GB in the CHECKED report row? I suspect the latter, but perhaps this could be made more obvious (such as by adding the words "Potential savings" or similar to the CHECKED row?

Reply   |   Comment by Tony Austin  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Tony Austin, did you also notice it said it found 21,7566 duplicate files. There's an extra number after the comma. That can't be right.

Reply   |   Comment by Nunya  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Nunya, I could not copy-and-paste the results (forget the reason, I think it was a non-text graphic report). So the extra "6" would have been a typo I'd say, sorry for that.

Reply   |   Comment by Tony Austin  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

Come on guys... I read your comments to find out your opinion of the software. I do NOT read your comments to keep seeing ACTIVATION INSTRUCTIONS repeated Over and Over.

Get a GRIP people and simply read the instructions. Stop wasting everybody's time asking the SAME question; "How do I ACTIVATE... yada, yada?".

PM somebody already.

Reply   |   Comment by Jazz  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

Jazz, thanks for the comment and to all those who would rather complain about downloading rather than the software!!

Reply   |   Comment by LM  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Jazz, this is not a forum but a wordpress comments section there is NO Private Messaging facility. Fact is todays giveaway did NOT need to be wrapped in the Themidia protected Setup.exe/gcd wrapper which is the cause of the complaints and the replies that never apear immediatly so others offer help too thinking no ones helped yet due to delays in comment moderation holding replies back. The reason why todays giveaway installer did not need the protection is because the installer provided is exactly the same as the one the vendor provides on their website so they are not providing a custom installer tied only to the giveaway and the provided license. So no need to protect it.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Jazz, Some people indeed cannot read the instructions, a few, but many cannot find them, or miss something, or cannot understand them. Some are written in Pidgin English. With a limited time offer it is urgent to solve activation problems — in some cases the developer has replied to the comments and apologised for an error, and this comments page helps both vendor and customer in such cases. How much of your time do they really waste?

Reply   |   Comment by Laxative  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Jazz, I know what you mean. I was hoping for some comments about this software so I can decide if I need it or not. I already have a duplicate file finder so I was hoping to see what else it does. So many times the description is too vague.

Reply   |   Comment by Velvet  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#8

Dear TriSun, Do this use File Hash Checksum for duplicate files comparison? Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by kim  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

kim,

Yes, MD5.
But please note that there is an options for the large files about hash.

Hope this helps.

Reply   |   Comment by TriSun Software  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

TriSun Software, I presume you are aware that it is possible to have hash collisions with MD5 with different file contents?

see articles about how to do it deliberatly:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB&source=hp&biw=&bih=&q=md5+hash+collision+generator

To avoid easily generated hash collisions you should use two or more different hashing algorithms e.g. MD5 and SHA256 the possibility of getting a pair hash collisions on all the disparate hashing algorithims at once is significantly reduced.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

Hello
Can anybody help me, I try since a long time, to install giveawayoftheday tools with GCD images. I have no idea, how I can do this and I tried it in many different manner. No chance! The manuel in the readme file didn't help me too.
Can anybody give me instructions which I understand also :) Sorry if I'm the only one who is to silly, but...
Thanks in advance for our help.
kind regards
Silvio

Reply   |   Comment by Silvio  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Silvio, I would download and install 7-ZIP file manager and make it default for all zipped files and then drag and drop the compressed files in it (like the giveaway software) and then run the setup or install the unzipped files.

Reply   |   Comment by certa  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

certa, Windows can also unzip files. Then use setup. Nothing else.

Reply   |   Comment by Hadrianus  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)

Silvio, The advice about using 7-zip is a good one and most efficient if you are doing things right. The beauty of 7-zip is the feature that allows you to extract (unzip) to a chosen location. GAOTD downloads are zipped and will download to a folder that you choose, -- if like me, to my browser Downloads folder.

The important thing here is to correctly open GAOTD apps, they must be unzipped into the same folder as the downloaded zip file. Rather than extract into my browser Downloads folder, I make a folder for that app under a GAOTD Downloads folder in my documents directory. Then I drag the zipped GAOTD app into that folder, right click it, and using 7-zip choose "extract here". Now, since it is all in one folder you can use readme, and run setup. (you could have the GAOTD zip downloaded to a created folder for that app, but then you would have to be changing browser download locations everytime you DL any file.) it is easiest to drag/drop.

Any problems from there on will most likely be due to your antivirus app which may need to be disabled for long enough for installation, then reactivated. GAOTD downloads are safe so doing that is ok as long as you re-enble that AV after installation. (from decades of experience). On rare occasion you may also need to right-clck on the setup file to unblock it under "properties" requiring just an obvious click.

Using 7-zip gives you that "extract here " feature that simplifies the whole process for me, and I have not had a problem installing GAOTD zips for decades.

Reply   |   Comment by beans  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Hadrianus, If his OS is not win 10, there is no auto unzip. I use 7-ZIP, many unsigned or not registered zipped files are rejected by win 10 and you can not tell win 10 where and how to unzipped them.

Reply   |   Comment by Bem  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

beans, If Windows can unzip zip files, you do not need another program.

Reply   |   Comment by Hadrianus  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)

Bem, ......and you can not tell win 10 where and how to unzipped them....
Everything that is downloaded from the Internet is placed in the partition F: \ DownloadMap (14,6 GB) van Windows 8.1. Very easy.

Reply   |   Comment by Hadrianus  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

Hadrianus, It seams you do not understand how win 10 works, if the zipped file (software) is not digitally signed or it is in different zip format other than normal compression or there is no normal ZIP header, win 10 will reject it or do nothing to the software or worn you of a dangerous software is being installed.

Reply   |   Comment by GerryS  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Bem, Windows 10 abilities with zip archives is not different to any previous version of windows since XP at least... 7-ZIP while useful in its own right is NOT of any benefit when dealing with giveaway bundle zips

SImple right click on the downloaded ZIP bundle, select properties, and unblock the program using whatever user interface your version of windows uses, untick or press unblock button as appropriate, dismiss dialogs and right cllick on the ZIP bundle again and choose "Extract All" in the wizard select automatically open the extracted folder on completion or words to that effect and proceed... If you still need to do more to circumvent additional layers of security and a key is provided in the readme.txt then first try downloading the vendors own free download and if the version is the same as the giveaway try applying the readme.txt activation data to the vendors installer installation. If it works, great. If not then consider if you want to temporarily remove your computers anti-malware protection to try the giveaway or not... it's up to you. While Giveaway of the day team did scan the installer they used prior to building the wrapped installer it only protects against KNOWN infections and malware AT THAT TIME. And anti-malware/virus patterns are continuously updated with new definitions are published hourly so install files scanned days ago cannot be assured to be as clean as permitting every installer to be scanned when the end user executes it. Which cannot happen if Themidia protection is used.

BTW ZIP archives are ALWAYS never digitally signed as they are completely different to MIcrosoft designed binaries. WIndows 10 does NOT care about that but does care if a program is downloaded from another computer or is not commonly downloaded or is digitally unsigned or reported by someone as being harmful.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

GerryS, if a so called ZIP file has no normal header it is NOT a ZIP archive OR its download has been corrupted. Then ALL zip handling software will fail with the file!

ZIP files cannot be digitally signed, and windows makes no attempt to look for a digital signature on a ZIP archive. A digital signature is not part of the PKZIP file format specification.

Windows 10 uses file properties Meta data to indicate it came from a source Microsoft is unable to verify, which YOU can override quite easily, remainder of restrictions are added by windows defender/smartscreen comunity driven cloud reputation system which again one can disable or override. WIndows 10 has no particular issues with the ZIP file format handling at all... I use it the same way as I always have for decades regradless of the versions of Windows I have used.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

beans, using Windows Explorer right click context menu "Extract All" IS BETTER as it offers to open the newly created folder of the extracted zip contents and does not dump a zips contents directly into the download folder where many other files may be too!

It is FAR wiser to not muddle extracted files of different zip bundles into the same folder.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Silvio, Some people make things far too complicated.
1. Set a download file for all your downloads but do not keep them there, it is temporary. [Mine is in drive D but it need not be.]
2. Suppose you download a programme called CATTS. (I hope there is no real one with that name.) Download catts.zip into your download directory. (The name may be more complicated but makes no difference, it is a ZIP.)
3.Then create a directory called CATTS, [mine is in drive C but it need not be] and move your zip file into it, emptying your download directory.
4. In the new directory, unzip the downloaded file, then press the file called setup.exe or instal(l).exe and choose to instal the new programme into that same directory (using the CHANGE button), not into the one they recommend.
For either downloading or installing you may have to disable the antivirus for 10 minutes, but not always.

This way all is kept clean and tidy and programmes are not mixed up.
FOOTNOTE On a very rare occasion, but not from GAOTD, instead of a zip file you get an .ISO one.
In that case, I cannot help you, maybe someone else can (and help me at the same time).

Reply   |   Comment by Laxative  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Bem,
Everything downloaded from the Internet is stored in the F: \ (14.6 GB) DownloadMap partition. Setup is then used. I've been doing that for years. An advantage of Windows( 8.1) is: if there is only a Setup file in that zip-file, the Setup can be used directly, Windows (8.1) still opens it.

Reply   |   Comment by Hadrianus  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#6

I downloaded the file, extracted it and ran setup on Windows 7- 64, and got an error message indicating that the program has stopped working. I reboot the computer and tried again, and got the same error message. I was not able to install the program at all. Any suggestions? What did I do wrong?

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

John, anti-virus AVG or other to disable

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

I ran the install under Win7. I read the readme and copied the activation code. But where is the WinExt program to run? I don't see any WinExt program anywhere. It's not on my desktop or program files. I also opened programs and features from control panel and don't see it there. Did it not install successfully? Why didn't I see any messages saying it either did or didn't install successfully?

Reply   |   Comment by Marcus  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Marcus, did you looked in the systemtray?
And normally it is the Program Files(86):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4woyn5cfduzwnsw/Setup.png

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Marcus, I have been having the exact same issue....

Reply   |   Comment by Tina66  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

*With Windows 10

Reply   |   Comment by Tina66  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

Thanks a lot for this program. It makes it easier to find duplicated files clogging up my D:/ drive where I download and install all files to free up my C:/ drive. Already found 25GB worth of extra space. A useful addition to have at hand.

Reply   |   Comment by kokobin  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#3

installed win 7 home laptop....refuses to work as size check on main drive. c: jams up.. not responding. reads the additional d: drive.

Reply   |   Comment by drewi  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

I downloaded the archive and successfully extracted the files. However, it installed software informer rather than WinExt Pro. It definitely did not install this anywhere on my system.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank Syn Artrah  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)

Frank Syn Artrah, maybe you clicked on the wrong button.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Frank Syn Artrah, you likely are having trouble with the setup.exe/gcd giveaway wrappers protection software.
so went on a button pressing spreee trying to get something to happen and told it to install software informer by mistake!
Standard advice is in the readm.txt file.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Frank Syn Artrah, Im in the same situation. Unzip the package you've downloaded and install the software by running Setup.exe but on my setup screen it only showed the Software Informer and the close buttton. I read the README.

Reply   |   Comment by Smegal  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Frank Syn Artrah, at the top of this page you will see a countdown timer. Just below that timer is a button to download Software Informer. Don't click on that button. The button you want to use is just to the right of the timer. It says, "Download Now WinExt Pro 8.0". Hope this is helpful.

Reply   |   Comment by Nunya  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

TK, well spoken.
Everything downloaded from the Internet is stored in the F: \ (14.6 GB) DownloadMap partition. Setup is then used. I've been doing that for years. An advantage of Windows( 8.1) is: if there is only a Setup file in that zip-file, the Setup can be used directly, Windows (8.1) still opens it.

Reply   |   Comment by Hadrianus  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

TK, Frank didn't go on a button-clicking spree, nor did he misread or fail to read the Readme file. He said that when he ran the setup file, it installed Software Informer, instead of WinExt. That was the clue needed, to figure out what he did. He simply downloaded the wrong software. He clicked on the button below the countdown timer, instead of the button to the right of the countdown time and downloaded Software Informer and not WinExt. I hope that was helpful.

Reply   |   Comment by Nunya  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Hadrianus, actually, what TK said wasn't very well-spoken, at all. It was more from out in left field. Please read my reply to TK to understand what I mean.

This part of your reply, "Everything downloaded from the Internet is stored in the F: \ (14.6 GB) DownloadMap partition," may certainly be true for you, because this is where you have your system configured to save your downloaded files. However, for the vast majority of Windows users, maybe 99% of them, they won't have any idea what that means.

The reason for that is because, by default, Windows automatically downloads files to the C:\ drive and for the last several years, specifically to the Downloads folder, unless you tell it otherwise.

Apparently, this is the way you, or someone, has configured your system: to download files to your F:\ drive/partition. So, saying that everything from the Internet goes to the F:\ drive, may, in fact, only be true for you and your specific system configuration.

I hope this was helpful.

Reply   |   Comment by Nunya  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Nunya, Excuse me... my comment happend to be editied by the moderator... I have no control over that! A significant chunck of information was simply cut out of my comment. I won't say what it was as that will just give the moderators an excuse to silently tamper with this comment to assuming they don't mind it be known they do silently edit comments. Other moderators if they edit will add a moderator comment explaining why the comment was altered. Giveaway of the day main sites moderators do not.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Nunya, where on earth did you get that idea from? He'd have to be an idiot to go and deliberatly find a downloader for software informer rather than download via the green download now link...
I certainly do not have a software informer download link anywhere near the countdown timer... maybe it's just an advert DIV? It is far more likely he downloaded correctly and his systems security layers prevented the wrapped installer from launching and he pressed the remaining button on the activated window and installed software informer. Unless Frank replies and clarifies what he did we'll never know I'd rather stick with the most frequent mistake reported.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hadrianus, thanks but where your downloads go depends on where you set your browser to put them, most factory windows installations put everything on the C:\ drive and default to the users Downloads folder. I have moultiple drives in my laptop so put my main downloads folder into Y:\Downloads\ it's just a personal preferences as is where your downloads go to.
Every version of windows allows you to open a zip folder within explorer and launch an executable or read a text file from explorer but it is an illusion as it's really extracting the opened file alone in a temporary folder and opening it with the assigned application or as an application for .exe files. But it does not work for executables that need other files in the zip archive because the other files are not extracted to the same temporary folder and not extracted at all unless opened explicitly within explorer GUI. Really opening files from an "Open"ed ZIP file is not recommended as it can leave additional temporary files and folders lying around that will need to be cleaned up eventually.

Using "Extract All" is much prefered as you get the entire contents in a known folder and all files can see each other and are readily deletable if necesary after playing with them.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

TK, OK and you're upset with me why, exactly? I would certainly have NO way of knowing that. I can only reply to what I can see on the screen. Maybe you need to direct your frustration toward the moderators. I hope this is helpful. Good luck.

Reply   |   Comment by Nunya  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Nunya, due to you assumption that posts as they apear in these comments section are always as the poster intends so criticising how something apears to be written is shortsighed and unjust and in your case completely unfounded, note your comments have not been helpful at all

In 3 differnt browsers and on two different computers and versions of windows your software informer download link has not shown up anywhere on this page or the following days active giveaway. So you apear to be misleading people with false information.

The only place I see software informer available for installation is on the Succesfully Activated window that apears AFTER the wrapped installer exits OR fails to run and after Activate.exe has completed if a giveaway has that exe included which this one did not.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

I can't find where to register it. Help, please?

Reply   |   Comment by Tad  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)

Tad, the readme file clearly tells you how to register. In case you missed it, which you obviously did .... Run the program, press Upgrade to Pro at the window top => Input key and
use the provided key and ANY name twice to register the program .... Couldn't be simpler.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Tad, There is a button at the top middle of the interface that says, "Upgrade to Pro Ver". Click there and insert the serial and name.
It will register from there.

Reply   |   Comment by Endomondo  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Tad, Also there is extra, another way via Settings, Duplicates:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1uaezp8v1ql5pb7/Registratie-2.png

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Ootje, For me, that program is totally unnecessary.

Reply   |   Comment by Hadrianus  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
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