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Microsoft PowerToys 0.64.0: Toolbox for Windows gets two more tools

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Microsoft submits to internal PowerToys, an extremely extensive collection of useful professional tools for the Windows 11 and Windows 10 operating systems, another product update. This time there are also two new system tools that show process dependencies, among other things.

Microsoft Toolkit for Windows

After Microsoft revived the collection of tools already known since the days of Windows 95 in September 2019 for Windows 10 and then for Windows 11 and gradually expanded it in the meantime, PowerToys 0.64.0 is another product update of the powerful suite. system with updates. for the numerous little helpers and two new system tools.

The Host File Editor is new in Microsoft PowerToys 0.64.0 (Image: Microsoft)

The “File Locksmith” tool provides information about process dependencies and you can use the context menu to check, for example, which process is preventing file deletion. The new “Host File Editor” allows editing of local configuration files to map host names to an IP address.

The following 14 tools, modules and extensions of the program collection have been updated:

  • color picker
  • screen ruler
  • text extractor
  • always on top
  • Locksmith File*
  • mouse utilities
  • keyboard manager
  • video conference mute
  • Group Policy Objects
  • Host File Editor*
  • power toy race
  • quick accent
  • FancyZones
  • Settings

*) included in PowerToys 0.64.0 for the first time

Additionally, the underlying development tools, runtimes, and APIs have been updated with the release of PowerToys 0.64.0:

  • Windows App SDK 1.1.5
  • Microsoft .NET 6.0.10

The official release notes on the GitHub Developer Platform also lists the mandatory optimizations and bug fixes that accompany each new release.

Developers are also gradually porting more and more tools from WinUI 2 to WinUI 3.

Gradually, the Windows 11 two-tier context menu will also be updated with quick access to various PowerToys. ImageResizer and PowerRename as well as the host file editor (“Host File Editor”) can be found even faster by right-clicking on the context menu of the current Microsoft operating system and can therefore be used easily. particularly convenient way without having to start the entire collection of programs. More tools will follow in future versions.

Download at Computer Base

As usual, Microsoft PowerToys 0.64.0 can be downloaded directly below this post from the ComputerBase download area and free access Source code (ZIP) also be seen.

Since the release of PowerToys 0.59.0, the system set is also available in a version for the ARM64 platform, which is also available on ComputerBase.

More information is provided by the project page on the GitHub development platform.


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