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Windows 98 Resource Kit Tools
ClipTray
Cliptray
QuikTray
Quiktray
WinDiff
WinDiff
TextView
TextView
LinkChek
LinkChek
FileInfo
FileInfo
Where
Where

In addition to Tweak UI for Win98 there are a number of other very useful tools found on the Windows 98 CD. Included with the "Windows 98 Resource Kit Sampler" in the \tools\reskit folder on the CD are some great utilities I have found to come in very handy.

Unfortunately as these and other Win98 "CD-ROM Extras" are not included with OEM preloaded versions of Win98 as IBM has implemented it on it's PCs Aptiva owners as a group are denied access to these tools. As so many users have requested these utilities I am providing this small collection of my personal favorites.

Note that this is just a "sampling of the Sampler" and not the entire group of Resource Kit tools. Of the 25 utilities included I feel that between Tweak98 and the seven applications provided here this represents the top 1/3 of the collection. Enjoy!

ClipTray
ClipTray
ClipTray is a utility which supports storing and organizing "clips" of text. Easily accessable via an icon in the taskbar tray one can quickly copy frequently used text to the
clipboard for pasting into text documents.

QuikTray
QuikTray
QuickTray is a utility which allows one to add shortcuts to frequently used programs, documents, web pages or other resources as small icons in the system tray of your Win98 taskbar.

WinDiff
WinDiff
WinDiff is a file and/or directory comparison utility which can be used to compare the contents of a folder or present a detailed line-by-line comparison of an individual file. It can be run from either Win98 or a command line in DOS.

TextView
TextView
TextViewer is a utility which serves as a "text file browser" providing a graphical interface for quickly viewing text based files on local or shared drives. This tool provides basic editing and search capabilities.

LinkCheck
LinkCheck
The LinkCheck Wizard utility scans all shortcuts (*.LNK files) on your system, checking to see if the shortcuts all point to existing applications or documents. LinkCheck identifies and gives you the option to remove "dead" shortcuts.

FileInfo
FileInfo
This utility provides information about virtually every file that is included with Win98 and IE4, including file sizes, dates, installed location, CAB file location, and a short description of each file. A useful troubleshooting tool.

Where
Where
This is a small DOS command-line utility which can be used to locate files on a hard disk or network. It can execute recursive searches and can display file information such as date, size, or executable type.

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