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I have a folder on my external drive called essential software. In that folder I have some essential setups like 7-Zip, Eclipse, VLC, and etc.

Is there software that will check to see if there is a newer version of each of the files available and if so will replace it with the newer version?

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which OS? i think it's possible, but would be very insecure! – binfalse Jun 18 '11 at 16:49
windows 7 os and it will ask before updating the folder.So how it will insecure? – Vivart Jun 18 '11 at 16:57
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Use Ninite. You can select from an enormous range of software and have the Ninite installer grab them for you, ensuring that they're up-to-date. Additionally, you don't need to store the installers anywhere, which is nice.

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Mmm, the same as my response, but about 1 hour later :) I do prefer LiberKey, so I have not mentioned Ninite, but it was implicit in my answer. – kokbira Jun 19 '11 at 4:57
I know, I wasn't trying to 'steal' your answer, just suggesting an alternative. I up-voted yours as well as posting this one. :) – Lukasa Jun 19 '11 at 8:18

Forget old installers (well, for essential softwares you can)!

Use softwares like LiberKey. With it, for example, you can:

  • install a lot of essential programs
  • use as portable application (all user data and programs are stored in LiberKey foder; you can copy or move that folder to a pendrive or another computer easily)
  • stay up-to-date with all installed applications, since LiberKey will manage updates for every program
  • use LiberKey catalog as you use your folder of essential programs - but the installers will be allways "updated in the cloud"
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