File organizers. PDF readers. Serious deletion (and recovery) utilities. You won't believe how handy these tools can be—and they're free!
No cost, no regrets. Our picks cover security, diagnostics, browsers, games, and entertainment.
BootRacer is a simple, free download that will time and record your PC's startup time. If you need to actually speed up the boot...well, that's on you.
This tiny utility lets you find files almost instantly, and you can run it off a flash drive.
UndeletePlus is easy to use, and it retrieved and restored one of my two missing test files perfectly.
Free program Disk Investigator tells you what's on your hard disk. It takes its time, but it's worth the wait.
We know defragging a hard drive can improve performance, and we've heard the opposite about solid-state drives. We analyze the tech reasoning and put four defraggers through their paces on both kinds of drives. The results may surprise you.
There are some utilities that make it possible, but use them at your own risk.
Free utility Should I Remove It? uses crowd-sourcing to help you figure out which items you can ditch.
Free utility Activity Indicator adds an HDD status light to your System Tray.