Archive for the ‘Utilities Update’ Category

ManageWirelessNetworks is new tool that provides an alternative tool to the standard ‘Manage Wireless Networks’ of Windows (‘Manage Known Networks’ on Windows 10). It displays extensive information about every wireless profile on your system, even if the network adapter is not active. For every wireless profile, the following information is displayed: Profile Name, SSID, Connection Type, Connection Mode, Authentication, Encryption, Key Type, Auto Switch (Yes/No), Non Broadcast (Yes/No), Profile Position, Created Time, Modified Time, Wireless Key, and more…

ManageWirelessNetworks also allows you to edit a single profile with the standard editor of Windows, edit the XML of the wireless profile (For advanced users only !), quickly switch between manual and automatic mode (‘Set Connection Mode’), quickly switch between WPAPSK/WPA2PSK/WPA3SAE/AES/TKIP modes, rename the profile, rename the SSID, move profile position up and down, copy multiple wireless profiles to another wireless card on your system, duplicate a wireless profile, and more…

Manage Wireless Networks Tool For Windows 10

You can download the new ManageWirelessNetworks tool from this Web page.

WebBrowserBookmarksView is a new tool for Windows that allows you to view the details of all bookmarks stored in Chrome and Firefox Web browsers. For every bookmark, the following information is displayed: Title, URL, Folder Name, Folder Path, Position, Created Time, Modified Time (Only Firefox), ID, Guid, Web Browser, and Bookmarks File.
WebBrowserBookmarksView allows you to load the bookmarks list from your current running system (current logged in user or all user profiles), from remote computer on your network , and from external hard drive.

You can also search a bookmark using the ‘Quick Filter’ option, export the bookmarks list to csv/tab-delimited/html/xml file, copy the bookmarks to the clipboard and then paste them to Excel or other spreadsheet application, and open a Web site from your bookmark in your Smartphone by using QR Code.

Web Browser Bookmarks Viewer

You can download the WebBrowserBookmarksView tool from this Web page.

The new version of OutlookAddressBookView tool (2.30) allows you to create vCard for one or more contacts in the address book of Outlook.
You can generate the vCard of your address book items in 3 different ways:

  1. Copy the vCard text to the clipboard (Edit -> Copy As vCard)
  2. Export the selected address book items to vCard file (File -> Save Selected Items , and from the file type combo-box choose ‘vCard file’)
  3. Display the selected address book contact in QR Code (View -> Display QR Code), and then you can add this contact to your Smartphone with QR Code reader App.

vCard QR Code for Outlook Address Book Contact

OutlookAddressBookView also allows to create your own template that is used to generate the vCard file (Options -> Edit vCard Template). This feature might be useful if you want to generate different version of vCard  or remove some of the fields.
Outlook Address Book  vCard Template

You can download the new version of OutlookAddressBookView  from this Web page.

SimpleCodeGenerator is a new tool for Windows that allows you to easily create QR Code for scanning with QR Code reader App on your Smartphone.
You can display the QR Code on the screen, copy it to the clipboard and then paste it to another program (as image), or save it image file – .png , .gif , .jpg , .tiff, or .bmp
SimpleCodeGenerator also allows you to generate QR Code from command-line and save it as image file ( .png , .gif , .jpg , .tiff, or .bmp) without displaying any user interface.

Windows QR Code Generator
Like other NirSoft tools, SimpleCodeGenerator is a standalone .exe file that you can run on any system (From Windows XP and up to Windows 10) without installing anything.

You can download this new tool from this Web page.

The new version of the WirelessKeyView tool (v2.20) allows you to easily connect your Smartphone to a wireless network that is already configured on your computer with Windows operating system.
In order to use this feature, simply enable the ‘Display QR Code’ option under the View menu (or press the F2 key), select the desired Wifi network you want to connect, and then scan the QR Code displayed in the lower pane of WirelessKeyView with QR Code reader App on your smartphone.
You can use any QR Code reader App you like, as long as it supports Wi-Fi Network configuration.

Connect Wifi Network With QR Code

You can download the new version of WirelessKeyView tool from this Web page.

The new version of the FullEventLogView tool (v1.55) automatically converts the EventPayload element of the Event XML from  hexadecimal string to readable text, and displays it as the description of the event.
This feature is especially useful for viewing the .etl log files of Windows 10 Update, usually stored under the C:\Windows\Logs\WindowsUpdate folder.

.etl files on C:\Windows\Logs\WindowsUpdate folder

In order to view the .etl files of Windows 10 updates, open the ‘Choose Data Source’ window of FullEventLogView tool (F7), choose the ‘Load events from external folder with log files’ option,
fill the desired Windows Update logs folder (Usually the folder is C:\Windows\Logs\WindowsUpdate ), and then press the ‘OK’ button.

Choose Windows update etl files

You should also open the ‘Advanced Options’ window (F9), and choose the desired time range of the events (The default is to view only the events from the last 7 days)

After you set FullEventLogView to read the .etl files of Windows update logs, you should see the Windows update logs with the description, which is taken from the EventPayload of the event XML:

Windows update etl logs view

You can download the FullEventLogView tool from this Web page.

The new version of USBDeview tool (3.00) displays 4 new date/time fields for every USB device: Install Time, First Install Time, Connect Time, Disconnect Time.
These fields are stored in the Registry under the Properties\{83da6326-97a6-4088-9453-a1923f573b29} subkey of every USB device.
The ‘Properties’ Registry key is only accessible for SYSTEM user, and thus you have to run USBDeview as Administrator in order to view these new fields.

USB Connect Time In RegEdit

USB Connect Time In RegEdit

Also, these fields are only available from newer versions of Windows – ‘Install Time’ and ‘First Install Time’ fields are available starting from Windows 7.
The ‘Connect Time’ and ‘Disconnect Time’ fields are available starting from Windows 8 (Including Windows 10). The ‘Connect Time’ field represents the last time that the USB device was plugged to your computer, and the ‘Disconnect Time’ field represents the last time that the USB device was unplugged from your computer.

New Date/Time Fields In USBDeview

New Date/Time Fields In USBDeview

You can download the new version of USBDeview from this Web page.

The new versions of PropertySystemView and ExifDataView allow you to easily open the location of .jpg file in Google Maps. This feature works only for .jpg files that contain GPS information (Also known as ‘Geo-tagging’ ).
In order to use this feature, simply open the desired .jpg files with the PropertySystemView tool or with the ExifDataView tool.  Click with the right mouse button on the main window and then choose the ‘Open Location In Google Maps’ menu item.  The tool will open the location of the image in Google Maps Web site, using your default Web browser.

Open JPEG Location In Google Maps

The new versions of ESEDatabaseView, CSVFileView, and SimpleWMIView allow you to easily copy into the clipboard the text of any cell you want.
In order to do this, simply click with the right mouse button on the cell you want to copy,  choose the ‘Copy Clicked Cell’ item from the opened context menu, and then the entire text of the cell you clicked will be copied to the clipboard.

Copy Clicked Cell Option in ESEDatabaseView

SecurityQuestionsView is a tool for Windows 10 that allows you to view the security questions and their answers stored in the Registry by Windows 10 operating system.
You can use this tool to extract the security questions from your current running system (Requires elevation) or to extract the security questions from external disk plugged to your computer.
SecurityQuestionsView displays the security questions of all users on your system that chose to set their security questions, for every user there are usually 3 questions.

Windows 10 security questions viewer
You can download the SecurityQuestionsView tool from this Web page.