Comments on: Free jv16 Powertools v2010! [72 hours only!] Professional Technologians Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:07:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: stan Thu, 17 Feb 2011 05:53:55 +0000 I recieved an answer from Macecraft:


What do you mean that the license is for trial? If there is shown license owner instead of count down, the software is a full version.

Best Regards
Macecraft Software
Customer Care

Sounds right, Let It Be.

By: Stan Wed, 16 Feb 2011 06:54:54 +0000 @Bob Mason:
I opened the license file & it matched what was “registered” on the software.

By: Stan Wed, 16 Feb 2011 06:51:33 +0000 @Bob Mason:

Hey Bob, you seem to have the same License number as I do. I guess all of us that downloaded here may have the same License number. I had emailed Macecraft in reference to the problem with the License a few days ago & I did not recieve a response. If it expires soon I will go back to the Free version JV16.

By: Ritchie Mon, 14 Feb 2011 19:40:37 +0000 Why should it be a trial if it does not show that? -It just works.

By: Stan Mon, 14 Feb 2011 18:45:43 +0000 I downloaded & installed it on Friday, it registered but the license shows 5 computers, License Issued: 04.02.2011. This seems to be more like a 60 day “license” or a trial license. Can anyone help on this?

By: jayesstee Mon, 14 Feb 2011 17:00:23 +0000 Thanks Loutus, it seems to be a usefull, comprehensive utility. If it works out as good as it looks, it may well replace several other installed apps.

By: Ritchie Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:34:14 +0000 @Don, cant find the limit “60 days”. jv16 even says the lic was valid on 5 pc´s.

By: Ritchie Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:24:18 +0000 I can imagine that TipRadar offered jv16 with delay, so “free” did not start on 10th but before.
TipRadar says: ” Giveaway ended. Thank you.”
Ashraf ,help!…..

By: timmy Mon, 14 Feb 2011 15:23:15 +0000 7-Zip says it cannot open the file ‘’ as a valid archive file.
When trying to re-download I get the message that there is nothing to download.

I am about to give up of the ‘free’ sites because this seems to be continously happening now that so many sites have gotten into the rage.

By: mickeyd Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:35:58 +0000 Following the links —

Originally posted 2/10

By: liafail Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:02:50 +0000 @Deirdre:

I am also in the 72 hour frame per the posted date (Free jv16 Powertools v2010! [72 hours only!]
Posted: February 11th, 2011) and I cannot get the license either. How will this be fixed?

By: Ritchie Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:49:39 +0000 @Bob Mason : strange. As soon as the lic is in the folder, jv16 even works as a portable app on other pc´s.

By: Ritchie Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:45:26 +0000 Deirdre, think the game is over. just made the test. -Not found. But worked fine yesterday.

By: Deirdre Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:31:40 +0000 Only opened email re this download this morning at 7 am EST, Feb 14. Downloaded program fine but when I clicked on download “the license file” was directed to a site ‘’ which said “nothing found for upload license _jv16zip. Help please. I think I’m still within the 72 hour time frame.

By: Bob Mason Mon, 14 Feb 2011 06:15:39 +0000 I did place the file on the desktop, and did copy it into the jv16-folder. Still isn’t registered! Maybe I’ll try uninstalling it then reinstall. It is a great program–hope I can get it to work. 2009 registered with no problems. I uninstalled it before installing 2010 version.

By: eq5150 Sun, 13 Feb 2011 23:20:29 +0000 Thanks. Feels good to have a more recent version.
To all having problems. be sure to unzip the xml file to your desktop. Keeping it in the zip file won’t work.
Then it’s detected during set-up.

By: Ritchie Sun, 13 Feb 2011 20:06:12 +0000 @Eric Reed , u don´t have to “open” the lic-file. just place in on the dektop. jv16 will find it there during installation. OR install jv16 first and put the lic-file into the jv16-folder and restart the app. (not the pc (-;)
by the way, tks for that great little thing!
Ashraf, we miss u ………

By: Bob Mason Sun, 13 Feb 2011 17:13:14 +0000 I’ve followed the instructions, but can’t get the program to register. Here’s what comes up when I looked under “Help”, “License Tool”:

Current license file: C:\Program Files (x86)\jv16 PowerTools 2010\License.xbin

License owner: user
Contact e-mail:
Licensed computers: 5

License issued: 04.02.2011 (
License serial number: 68794-15B7E50E-935335220

The licensed computers means the number of computers that this product can be used with. Redistribution strictly prohibited! Please contact if you suspect piracy of this product.

I tried looking for a new license, directing it to the license file on the desktop, but still not registered. Now what?

By: robertmc8 Sun, 13 Feb 2011 06:51:31 +0000 Don did you put the license.xbin on your desktop not your folder? After you extract it? If not you need put on Desktop open program then it should work. I did no issue. I also used System Mechanic that another great program been using for years. But two programs wouldn’t hurt would it :)?

By: Don LeBaron Sun, 13 Feb 2011 04:52:15 +0000 Why does it say I have a 60 day time limited license?

By: Locutus Sun, 13 Feb 2011 04:45:31 +0000 @Chris: I can only find versions of it on Warez sites. You can also make your own:

By: Chris Sun, 13 Feb 2011 04:31:03 +0000 I seem to remember a portable version of this being available to those who have licensed the standard (non-portable) version. Does anyone know if that’s still the case?

By: Tortuga Sun, 13 Feb 2011 00:33:19 +0000 Hi MikeR

Hey, ‘r you the Mike from down under??!
There are a few *mikes* around, I keep getting confused which is which :(
Grey cells having fun playing tricks on me! :D
And, are you the same Mike that wrote that CapsLock prog that Ash posted a few months back?

Really considering starting a note pad referencing names«»notes, so I dont make a fool of myself – anymore then usual I mean!! ArkArkArk

Be back 2morrow see if you are you *or* someone else :D :D


You seem to know quite a bit about this jv16PT critter.
I’m going to study it for a bit, see if I get the hang of it.
I’m sure I’ll have a few questions, if you dont mind.

By: KP Sat, 12 Feb 2011 21:21:09 +0000 BDW, Where is Ashraf this days? Hope he is doing well.

By: jumbi Sat, 12 Feb 2011 18:53:35 +0000 had tried previous version and I think its a great set of utilities!
thankssss for the new version :-)

By: Mike Sat, 12 Feb 2011 18:39:09 +0000 Many thanks for this Swiss army knife powertool–much appreciated!

By: MikeR Sat, 12 Feb 2011 18:20:45 +0000 @Tortuga: Hi Tortuga, hope you’re keeping fine. Yup, forget Iobit. Or at least try a comparison test of your own of jvPowertools against iobit and any other ‘Swiss knife’ jack-of-all-trades utility. It’s definitely jv for me. . .

By: Suze Sat, 12 Feb 2011 18:08:47 +0000 @Eric Reed: “Hey, Cutie” yourself :) I, too, have XP and had no problems installing this. 1) D/I jv16 PT, 2) download the license zip onto your Desktop & then extract the .xbin file, and 3) restart jv16 PT. That’s it!

By: Eric Reed Sat, 12 Feb 2011 15:36:05 +0000 Hey, Cutie, my XP won’t open the .xbin file and all the help I find wants $$$ to do so. Any ideas?

By: Tortuga Sat, 12 Feb 2011 12:30:07 +0000 Hi InternetExplore :D

Many thanks for your reply!!
I’ll do as you suggest ;)
And then put it back into the dwld folder w all the other Info/Screenshots/Links/Tutorials/…
I’m a compulsive organizer, and even more as I get older, as most times can no longer remember what is what & where is it !! Confusion sets in fast … *sigh*

Hi MikeR :D
I was going to install this on the nw PC, instead of what I usually use iObit Advanced SystemCare3.
Guessing this is what you meant by Chinese knock-off outfit (after all that méli-mélo w Malwarebytes), right? Never felt right after that continuing to use it, just waited for the 1Y license to expire b4 removing it.

So, what you are saying is this tool does similar tasks but is much better/safer.
I dont want an over complicated thingy w a thousand options I wont use.
As I said too old & too newbie at same time, dont want to feel overwhelmed by all these new tools.
So muck to learn, never enough time …


By: MikeR Sat, 12 Feb 2011 11:46:03 +0000 I was one of the lucky ones who got the full PRO version of jvPowertools from Bild Magazine (Germany) a couple of years back. Prior to that, I’d been running this app in its freeware guise, before its creators quite rightly set up Macecraft in order to go commercial and get something back for their many years of effort. (And yes, I am a donor since the freeware days.)

The Bild offer allowed users free updates, so the version available today is exactly the same as the one I’ve been using throughout 2010. Based on that usage, I can only recommend it wholeheartedly. It’s not a shallow gimmick-filled app but one which has been carefully refined over a long period. It’s from a European developer of provenance rather than some Chinese knock-off outfit. The care that has gone into its develop0ment is evident in the care it takes with a user’s computer, and especially in the way it constantly errs on the side of safety rather than indulging in crazily aggressive behaviour which may produce spectacularly high “results” but also spectacularly kethal consequences.

I’ve used all the so-called Swiss Knife apps. jvPowerTools is still the only one never to have caused a problem, never to have let me down, and as tailored to a novice as it is to an experienced computer user. As a freebie for the next 72-hours, this is Rolls Royce quality software for absolutely nowt. Grab it while you can.

By: internetexplorer Sat, 12 Feb 2011 10:13:54 +0000 Tortuga: Not a silly question; or at least if it is, I’ve been there, done that. The license may be read from another location, but I seem to recall that the directions for doing so were rather precise in contrast to just putting it on the desktop. That said, my experience is that you do not have to leave it out there once the program has read and registered the license information, so you can move it then if you so desire.

By: Tortuga Sat, 12 Feb 2011 09:52:29 +0000 Hello Locutus :D

Thanks for the heads up
Havent yet installed, but Ash always praises this app when he posts about it.
So, going to finally try it out :)

This may be a silly question:
=> Does the licence *need* to be “on the desktop”?
Can it not be placed in the program folder? Or in the dwld folder (mine is in a different partition)?

I tend to keep my desktop clean & uncluttered, so prefer not to have it there.
If anyone could confirm this, would much appreciated!


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By: internetexplorer Sat, 12 Feb 2011 06:13:54 +0000 One more note in case anyone out there needs to know: My other computer had the 2009 version of jv16 already and I forgot to uninstall it first, but lo and behold I checked the new 2010 version and it was already licensed (to dotTech!) before I got around to downloading the new license as you instructed. I also discovered that it’s OK to uninstall the old one after installing the new one, at least when the new one is installed in a different folder, as I just happened to be doing for unrelated personal reasons. :)