Archive for February, 2010

OperaPassView is a new password recovery utility that decrypts the content of the Opera Web browser password file (wand.dat) and displays the list of all Web site passwords stored in this file. You can easily select one or more passwords in the OperaPassView window, and then copy the passwords list to the clipboard and save it into text/html/csv/xml file.

Currently, OperaPassView cannot decrypt the passwords if they encrypted with the master password. I’ll possibly add support for master password in future versions.

For more information about OperaPassView, click here.



The download page of NirLauncher package now also allows you to download all translations of the desired language in one zip file.  After you download the right translation package, you can extract it into the NirSoft subfolder of NirLauncher package, and then every utility that you run will be loaded with your language, as long as the translation for this utility is available.

The translations packs are automatically created and updated each time that a new versions of NirLauncher package is released.

For now, I added the translation packs for 10 languages only, but it’s possible that more languages will be added according to users requests.

When you search the content of files with Windows search, there are special plug-ins known as “IFilter” that allows Windows to search inside different file formats. For example: If you request to search for a string inside a Word document file (.doc extension),  the “Microsoft Office Filter” component (OffFilt.dll) is used for reading and parsing the Word document.

SearchFilterView is a new utility that allows you to easily view the list of IFilter components installed on your computer, as well as it allows you to add and remove the file extensions that are used for the specified IFilter.

SearchFilterView is available to download from here.



AppCrashView is a new utility that allows you to easily watch the application crashes that have been occurred in your system. There is one major drawback for this tool – it currently only works under Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 2008, so most of Windows users cannot use it.  This utility relies  on the .wer files (W.E.R = Windows Error Reporting) created only by  the newer versions of Windows (Windows 7/Vista/2008), and thus older versions of Windows are not supported.

It’s possible that in future versions, I’ll also add support for Windows XP/2000/2003 by using Dr. Watson (Drwtsn32.exe) or other debug component that automatically captures the application crash information.

For more information about AppCrashView utility, click here.