The Program's Main Menu

The main menu has the following sub-menus:

  • File.
  • Database.
  • View.
  • Disk.
  • Catalog.
  • Search.
  • Service.
  • Help.
The menu File has the following items:
- Open - Runs file.
- Explorer - Opens selected file/folder in Windows Explorer.
- Copy - Copies selected files to disk.
- Properties - Displays selected object's properties.
- Save thumbnail(s)... - Saves thumbnails of selected files to disk.
- Rename - Renames file in the database.
- Delete - Deletes file from the database.
- Description - Quickly adds a description to selected file.
- Reports - Opens the report generation wizard.
- Exit - Exits the program.

The menu Database has the following items:
- Create database - Creates empty disk database.
- Open database... - Opens previously saved disk database.
- Databases - Opens submenu with history of previously opened databases.
- Backup database... - Makes a backup copy of the current disk database.
- Restore database... - Restores disk database from backup copy.

The menu View has the following items:
- Large icons - Toggles the large icons mode.
- Small icons - Toggles the small icons mode.
- List - Toggles the list view mode.
- Table - Toggles the table view mode.
- Thumbnails - Toggles the thumbnails view mode.
- Panels - Shows/hides the panes: browse disk, search results, descriptions, list of disks.

The menu Disk has the following items:
- Open CD drive - Opens a CD-ROM drive.
- Close CD drive - Closes a CD-ROM drive.
- Scan disk - Acquire information on the disk's file structure to the database.
- Scan folder - Acquire information on the folder's file structure to the database.
- Show current disk - Finds and shows the disk loaded in CD-ROM drive.
- Delete disk - Deletes disk from the list of disks.

The menu Catalog has the following items:
- Add new folder - Creates a new folder in the collection.
- Add new subfolder - Creates a sub-folder in selected folder.
- Delete folder - Deletes selected folder.
- Edit - Renames a folder.
- Move up - Moves a selected folder up.
- Move down - Moves a selected folder down.
- Move left - Moves a selected folder left (turn to parent).
- Move right - Moves a selected folder right (turn to child).
- Add files - Adds files from the browse disk or search results pane to the selected folder.
- Remove files - Deletes selected items from folder.

The menu Search has the following items:
- Search - Finds files in the collection.
- Advanced search - Finds files in the collection. You can define additional search criterias in advanced search mode.
- Report - Finds files in the collection, generates, and saves HTML or text reports.
- Find disk - Finds disk in the collection.
- View as list/View as tree - Specifies the search results display mode.

The menu Service has the following items:
- Scanning progress - Displays the scanning progress window.
- Settings - Modifies the program's settings.
- Group editor - Opens the group editor.
- Lend/Bring back disks - Opens the "Lent Disks" window.
- Language - Opens the submenu with available interface languages.

The menu Help has the following items:
- Contents - Opens the help window.
- Getting started - Shows the help topic on how to start working with the program.
- Tip of the Day - Opens the Tip of the Day dialog.
- How to buy - Describes the process of purchasing SearchMyDiscs.
- Registration - Registration key entry to unlock the program.
- About - Information about the program.

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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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