Description of the program interface

The program consists of the main window and a number of auxiliary dialogs:

  • Group editor - Creates and edits groups of disks.
  • Search - Searches for files in the collection.
  • Find disk - Searches for disk by its title or description.
  • Properties - Objects properties (disk, folder, file).
  • Generate report - Report generation wizard.
  • Select disk - Appears when the system has more than one CD-ROM drive.
  • Scanning progress - Indicates the scanning progress.
  • Lent disks - Stock of lent disks.
  • Settings - Settings for scanning and appearance.
  • Tip of the day - Tips on working with the program.

The main window contains three tabs:

  • Disks - displays disks (folders) and their file structure. The tab has three panes:

    These panes are: Disk List (for selecting disk/folder), Browser (for browsing disk contents), Descriptions (for showing file, folder, and disk descriptions).
    Two of them can be shown or hidden: Disk List and Descriptions.

  • Catalog - displays the tree-like catalog of files and folders. The tab has three additional panes that can be shown or hidden. These panes are: Disk Browser, Search Results, and Descriptions. Note that only one of these panes can be displayed at a time.

  • Search results - the tab is available only upon a successful completion of search. This tab displays the search results. You can toggle the view mode between a list and a tree. The pane Descriptions can be optionally shown or hidden.

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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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