Disk Catalog Structure

User may maintain a collection of either kind:
1. Disk image archive.
2. Tree-like catalog.

Disk image archive
Stores disk file structure after having scanned those disks with the program. Also stores structure of the archive files (zip, rar, etc.) and file descriptions (the files *.txt, miscellaneous internal tags, etc.) For a more convenient presentation and accessibility to the information, the following data is stored:

  • Disk groups - sets of disks sharing the same subject; e.g. music, video, programs. To place disks into specific groups, use the Group editor. Operations with a selected group are performed in browse and search modes. The same disk may belong to more than one group.
  • Disk's file structure - the files and folders structure acquired as a result of scanning. Holds information on the disk's files and folders: size, date, time, and icons.
  • Description of disk/catalog/file - description or any other additional information on the file, disk or catalog; e.g. the files readme.txt or MP3-tags.
  • Image thumbnails - thumbnails of image files and digital photographs.

Tree-like catalog (Files from multiple disks are gathered by user.)
In the catalog, you can group files from multiple disks by their subject; e.g. video, movies, manuals, music, etc. The catalog contains:
  • Folders - Contain files. Or - these are links to some disk's folders. Use links to save space and avoid redundancy. The links' content cannot be modified.
  • Files - Stores the following information on files: disk, path to file, size, time, and descriptions.

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April 19, 2017
Hey! We are almost not updating the program but you can order licenses if you need the program. The project is not dead and the latest version of SMD is 4.43.

April 16, 2014
A little bugfix is uploaded.

January 11, 2011
SearchMyDiscs 4.4 released. Added the Blu-Ray disk support.

May 28, 2010
SearchMyDiscs 4.3 released. Added an option that allows configuring the CD/DVD drive letter list.

March 23, 2010
SearchMyDiscs 4.2 released. Updated MSdcRAW.dll for scanning RAW files. Added support for lossless sound files APE, FLAC, and CUE.

November 30, 2009
SearchMyDiscs 4.1 released. Added searching photos by EXIF tags. Added getting additional EXIF tags.

April 1, 2009
SearchMyDiscs 4.0 released. Added new and powerful report generator. New features: Better looking tables and reports; Detailed preview window; Exporting to the PDF, DOC, XLS, HTML, CSV, JPG, BMP, GIF file formats. Added creating reports on the file catalog.

July 7, 2008
SearchMyDiscs 3.7 released. Added support for multiple scans of the same folders (you can select whether you want to refresh a folder's content or to create a new copy of the folder). Added importing folders with the same paths. Now you can create a database of local disks (and removable disks) of all your computers and search files in the database. Updated MSdcRAW.dll for scanning RAW files. Added support for new digital cameras.

May 5, 2008
SearchMyDiscs 3.61 released. Added automatic rotation of photo thumbnails according to EXIF data and FreeDB support for scanning mixed-mode CD disks (data+audio).

October 26, 2007
SearchMyDiscs 3.5 released. Added batch files tagging. Added support for read-only databases. Now you can open databases stored on CD/DVD disks or network servers. Improved Windows Vista compatibility.

August 16, 2007
SearchMyDiscs 3.4 released. Added getting thumbnails from video files (avi, vob, wmv, etc.). Added support for DNG digital photograph raw files. Added ability to include file descriptions to reports. Added saving IPTC comments for digital photographs. Added support for the "descript.ion" files. Added ability to add disk cover images. Added support for removable drives (Zip, Jazz, USB drives, etc.). Added new languages: Swedish, Bulgarian, Brazilian Portuguese.

May 17, 2007
New article: Search photos by EXIF tags

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