Space Investigator released

We are happy to announce the release of our new utility Space Investigator! You may find this software useful if you are running out of space on your hard drive and want to get a better picture of how your files and folders consume it. Space Investigator makes it easy to locate the files that take the most space and delete them, if they are no longer needed. With Space Investigator, you may find out that you may not need a bigger hard drive after all and can use your money on something else!

We’ve also released a minor update to AB Commander: the updated version 7.5.5 can detect Space Investigator if it’s installed on the same computer and makes it easier to switch between AB Commander and Space Investigator with a click of a button, to have different views of the folders.

Space Investigator is free for the users of AB Commander: if you have purchased an AB Commander license, you can download Space Investigator free of charge. If you have not purchased AB Commander license yet, now is the good time to do that: Buy AB Commander now and get Space Investigator as well!

AB Commander 7.5 released

We’ve just released a new version of AB Commander 7.5.

This version adds several new features, such as the ability to navigate to any of the parent folders by clicking on their names in the panel title bars, or the use of the CTRL+WINDOWS key combination to quickly exit, minimize, or iconize AB Commander. This version also adds integration with our new product USBCrypt: now when you stop a Virtual Encrypted Disk created with USBCrypt, AB Commander releases its resources automatically.

As before, our usual upgrade policy applies: if you have purchased an AB Commander license within the previous 12 months, you can upgrade to this version free of charge: just download and install the new version, it should replace the previous version automatically for you. Otherwise, please visit the Upgrade Center to receive the automatic 50% upgrade discount.

Should you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Happy file commanding!

WinAbility Software

USBCrypt 10.3 released!

We are happy to announce the official release of our new product USBCrypt!

You can use USBCrypt to protect the sensitive files you put on the removable drives from loss or theft. With USBCrypt, you can set aside a portion of the drive to host a Virtual Encrypted Disk, and put the sensitive files inside of it. If someone gets old of your drive, they won’t be able to get your files, no matter how hard they try.

USBCrypt comes with a free 30-day trial, during which the software is 100% functional, so you can give it a good try. If you have any questions or encounter a problem, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

And the last but not least: Thanks you all who took it for a test drive during the beta test, it’s been very helpful.

Happy encrypting,

WinAbility Software

Always have a backup of your important files

If you have files that are important to you, make sure you always have a good backup of them!

Take control of your files and folders with AB Commander file manager for Windows 10,8,7,Vista, and XP.
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There are many ways to lose your files. For example, your hard drive may die. (Just search for such problems on the web, you will see how often it happens!) When you replace the hard drive and use the restore discs to make your computer work again, you get the computer in the state as it was when you first bought it, without your own files that you’ve added later. Without a good backup, you won’t have them anymore.

Or, consider a virus infection: some viruses may damage your system so badly that only a complete reformat of the hard drive may get rid of the virus. Again, without a backup, you won’t have your files back after that.

Or, the software that you use (including our software!) may have programming errors that may cause your files to be lost. Or, there may be a human error: you could press a wrong button somewhere that would cause your files to disappear, and not notice that until it’s too late.

The loss of files may happen unexpectedly. For example, consider the Windows Upgrade procedure. When you upgrade to Windows 10 (or to Windows 8, or 7) from a previous version of Windows, the Microsoft upgrade program makes a copy of all files that you have in the My Documents and other such folders. However, if it encounters a file that it cannot access (because, for example, you’ve used a file protection software, such as our Folder Guard or MySecretFolder, to hide or lock the file with a password, then Windows Upgrade program may skip such a file without giving you any opportunity to unlock the file. When it finishes the upgrade, it restores all documents it had saved before, except, of course, the files that were protected by the software. As a result, you would no longer have the protected files after the upgrade.

Password-protect and hide personal files and folders with Folder Guard for Windows 10,8,7, and XP.
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You may feel the desire to blame the file protection software for that, but when you think of it, the software was just doing the job it was designed to do: it was protecting the files that you wanted to be protected! It should be the Windows Upgrade responsibility to alert you about any files that it could not copy, shouldn’t it?

In any case, the easy solution to any such problem would be to just restore the files from the backup.

If you don’t have a backup of your important files yet, then stop whatever you are doing and do a backup now. And set up a schedule to keep doing the backup regularly, to have the latest updates to your files saved, as well. If you use our folder protection software (Folder Guard or MySecretFolder), do not forget to disable the protection before starting the backup, because our software may keep protecting the files from the backup program, too! Always verify that the backup set that you’ve created actually has all the important files of yours, including those protected by our software!

There are many online backup services, such as SpiderOak or DropBox, that offer very cheap or even free online backup options. If you don’t like the online services, get an external hard drive, they are so cheap these days. The number of the available options is large, and it’s inexcusable to have no backup of your important files, period.

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Welcome to our redesigned web site!

Our web site has a new look, we hope you like it!

Besides the new design, it’s got a new web engine underneath: WordPress! We’ve evaluated several other content management systems, and Drupal was a very strong contender. However, in the end we decided that nothing beats the simplicity and extensibility of WordPress.

If you thought that WordPress was only for blogs, surprise: it can be used as a full-featured general-purpose content-management system, too, and this web site is the living proof to that. Besides, with WordPress we get a built-in blog system, and we plan to put it to good use.

Please fell free to browse other pages and if you notice anything wrong, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

Thanks for visiting!

WinAbility Software

Useful Windows utilities and security software