FileStream WinSettings Pro

FileStream WinSettings Pro

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.70
  • Total Downloads:
    233,627
  • Date Added:
    April 03, 2012
  • File Size:
    3.7MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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Most utilities that promise to clean, tweak, and protect your PC share a shortcoming: they do too much and too little. They give users little control over the sweeping changes they make, sometimes disastrously. WinSettings Pro from FileStream offers plenty of control, but it requires more knowledge and effort than the "all-in-one" tools. However, that's precisely why we recommend it over the free and cheap alternatives.

WinSettings Pro's primary access point is an icon in the Notification Area, aka system tray. The program's stylishly skinned interface and Windows-style layout is anchored by the Group Bar, a left-hand console panel labeled with the program's primary functions: Cleanup, with 10 separate system cleaning tools; Registry, with around 20 tools; and Desktop, which includes customization features such as wallpaper and background music as well as a screencapture tool. We sampled the Backup, Restore Point, Clean Up Track, Remove Junk Files, Remove Startup, and File Association tools, among others; each had an impressive number of options and settings. Next we clicked Remove Duplicate Files to test WinSettings Pro's ability to weed through our digital snapshots, which are so badly organized they might as well be in a shoebox. We selected a drive, navigated to our Pictures library, added a folder to the Exclude list, selected the check boxes for our Compare Options, and clicked Scan. After a thorough scan, WinSettings Pro identified far more duplicates than we'd expected to see, with the option to select items to move to the Recycle Bin or delete permanently. The Desktop section has a neat Notification Icon tool that we used to add system tray icon for system tools such as SysConfig and the MMC as well as WinSettings Pro's various tools. The Wallpaper and Screensaver features didn't seem to add much to the built-in features in recent Windows releases, but the screencapture tool is much more versatile than the Windows snipping tool, with 16 capture options. WinSettings Pro also offers extensive statistics and reporting tools as well as passwords and other protections.

We've barely scratched the surface of the useful features WinSettings Pro packs, such as Windows and Internet tweaks, special folders and names, adding items to context menus, and editing restrictions. WinSettings Pro has something for everybody, but it's not for everybody; users who know something about their systems will get much more out of it than those who are less experienced.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of FileStream WinSettings Pro 10.1. The trial version is limited to 20 days.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Does not match CCleaner or Disk Cleaner in capability"

June 25, 2012  |  By glenncd

 |  Version: FileStream WinSettings Pro 10.70

Pros

Did not find any

Cons

For all its supposed capabilities I found none.

Summary

It isn't worth owning but since they do not give refunds I own it.

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1 stars

"useless for my system"

May 25, 2012  |  By buztur

 |  Version: FileStream WinSettings Pro 10.70

Pros

not one thing.

Cons

most of the controls grey out will only load so you can delete only one item at a time, once. then the thing will not work when used again. reinstalled a number of times same problem so proved useless to work on my system. windows 7 64bit duel pro 4gb ram.

Summary

support was too heavy wanted me to remove half my system to get this sorry program to work!!!!! glad i only lost £5 and not the full asking price as this progam has long been ditched to cyber space.

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1 stars

"Doesn't do a thing for me!"

April 24, 2012  |  By alientrader1

 |  Version: FileStream WinSettings Pro 10.70

Pros

None, noe, none

Cons

To delete duplicate files and folders, you have to hold down the Ctrl key, and click on each file separately. I had THOUSANDS, so I am not going to waste my time doing this!

Summary

Absolutely worthless to me! Just wasted my time and $5.00

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5 stars

"Excellent for clean up"

April 04, 2012  |  By jowen2009

 |  Version: FileStream WinSettings Pro 10.70

Pros

I found over 50GB of junks on my C drive alone. WinSettings Pro lets me review, select, and confirm which junks should be gone.

Cons

None so far

Summary

I recommend this program for cleaning. I am going to try its other features.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.70
Version 10.70 added support for Windows 8 (Consumer Preview Build 8250) and the Folder Exclusion feature in scanning junk files.
General
Publisher FileStream
Publisher web site http://www.filestream.com
Release Date April 03, 2012
Date Added April 03, 2012
Version 10.70
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.7MB
File Name wsproent10.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 233,627
Downloads Last Week 7
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 20-day trial
Price $49.95

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