SysFIX is a portable software program that helps you administrate a Windows operating system that requires the Microsoft .Net Framework. It has been designed for Windows 7 but may also work with other versions of the operating system.
The application offers quick access to often used tools or functions reducing the time it takes to complete the desired operation when you are using the operating system.
Most operations are accessible in the Tools menu with the exception of quick links to Check Disk, Defrag and Disk Cleanup which are linked in the main interface.
The Tools menu links to seven different programs: Process Flusher, SysCommand, File Destruct, Net Tool, Renamer, Directory Destruct and File Organizer.
File Destruct and Directory Destruct can be used to permanently delete files or directories on the operating system. Files and directories will be overwritten numerous times to ensure that they cannot be recovered with file recovery software.
Both offer three different methods of overwriting files ranging from two passes to 30 passes.
The File Organizer organizes files of a folder into subfolders based on their file extension. You can select five presets for images, applications, text files, shortcuts and all other files, and pick a custom extension as well that you want sorted into its own folder.
The Net Tool displays various network related information including the Internet status and current IP address. It also offers a port test, router login, renew and release commands and FlushDNS.
The remaining tools may be helpful in certain situations as well. The usability of the program could be better as it would be a lot easier to access the different programs directly from the program's interface and not through the Tools menu instead.
SysFIX is a portable software program for Windows 7 (might be working on other Windows installations as well) that can be downloaded from the Codeplex project website.
What I like about the application is that it makes available quite a few tools that can be useful at times or even regularly. While specialized tools may provide you with advanced functionality, it may often be enough to run this tool instead.Advertisement
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