Recommended Tools

WinScp (Open Source)
WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client and FTP client for Windows. Legacy SCP protocol is also supported. Its main function is safe copying of files between a local and a remote computer.
HxD by Mal Hrz (Freeware)
HxD is a carefully designed and fast hex editor including raw disk editing, modifying foreign RAM and handling files of any size. The easy to use interface offers searching/replacing, exporting, checksums/digests, insertion of byte patterns, a file shredder, concatenation or splitting of files, statistics and more.
Agent Ransack by Mythicsoft (Freeware)
Agent Ransack is a free tool for finding files and information on your hard drive fast and efficiently. When searching the contents of files Agent Ransack displays the text found so you can quickly browse the results without having to separately open each file!
WinMerge (Open Source)
WinMerge is an Open Source visual text file differencing and merging tool for Win32 platforms. It is highly useful for determing what has changed between project versions, and then merging changes between versions.
GoldWave by GoldWave Inc. (Shareware)
At only US$40, GoldWave is the most complete audio editing program available in its price range. It even includes many features (such as batch processor/converter, CD reader, and audio restoration filters) that cost extra in other, more expensive audio editing programs.
Inno Setup by Jordan Russell's Software (Freeware)
is a free installer for Windows programs. First introduced in 1997, Inno Setup today rivals and even surpasses many commercial installers in feature set and stability.