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Useful File Utilities

Editors' Review

by   / October 15, 2009

Useful File Utilities is a basic file management program that allows users to perform a variety of functions to keep their files organized. Although the program contains helpful tools, it's not entirely intuitive.

The program's main features are organized into five tabs: Browser, Finder, Renamer, Replacer, and Batch Replacer. All of these are fairly self-explanatory, and work as one would probably expect. The browser option has a two-pane display, allowing users to browse to different locations on their machines and move files between the two. The browser also contains what the program calls a basket drive, which allows users to create a list of links to files; we didn't fully understand this feature, and found the program's Help file to be somewhat poorly written and unhelpful. Overall, we found that the program contained many features that are common to similar file management programs, and those features were fairly intuitive and worked well. The features that were less common, such as the basket drive and a poorly explained plug-in capability, were not intuitive or well-described, rendering them not particularly useful. This places Useful File Utilities solidly in the "average" category; it works fine, but there's nothing outstanding about it and there are many similar programs available.

Useful File Utilities is free to try but has a nag screen in the trial version. It comes as a ZIP file but installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program with reservations; it's worth trying, but there are better options available.

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Editors' Review

by   / October 15, 2009

Useful File Utilities is a basic file management program that allows users to perform a variety of functions to keep their files organized. Although the program contains helpful tools, it's not entirely intuitive.

The program's main features are organized into five tabs: Browser, Finder, Renamer, Replacer, and Batch Replacer. All of these are fairly self-explanatory, and work as one would probably expect. The browser option has a two-pane display, allowing users to browse to different locations on their machines and move files between the two. The browser also contains what the program calls a basket drive, which allows users to create a list of links to files; we didn't fully understand this feature, and found the program's Help file to be somewhat poorly written and unhelpful. Overall, we found that the program contained many features that are common to similar file management programs, and those features were fairly intuitive and worked well. The features that were less common, such as the basket drive and a poorly explained plug-in capability, were not intuitive or well-described, rendering them not particularly useful. This places Useful File Utilities solidly in the "average" category; it works fine, but there's nothing outstanding about it and there are many similar programs available.

Useful File Utilities is free to try but has a nag screen in the trial version. It comes as a ZIP file but installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program with reservations; it's worth trying, but there are better options available.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.8

Version 3.8 includes unspecified updates.

General

Publisher ReplSoft
Publisher web site http://www.replsoft.com
Release Date March 30, 2013
Date Added March 30, 2015
Version 3.8

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 3.59MB
File Name ufusetup.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 27,487
Downloads Last Week 3

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations Nag screen
Price $29.99
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