Generating Disk Reports

Use reports for exporting information on your collection. For example, you can give the HTML report on your collection of music and movies to your friends or publish it on your web site.

To start using reports: on the File menu, select Reports or click Report button.

At the first step of the report generation wizard, enter the following information:
1. Data acquisition method:
- Acquire data for report - Run new search to acquire data for generating report.
- Use data from previous report - Use data from previous report to generate new report.
- Generate report from search results - Use search results to generate new report.
- Disks report - Export disk lists from disk groups.
2. Report type:
- HTML file.
- Plain text.
- Excel file.
- CSV file.
- XML file.
3. Report file name.

Setting up data source for report

You can configure additional report columns with the information from descriptions (ID3, EXIF tags, etc.). In order to do this, click the [Configure...] button, select the report category, and select the necessary description data.

Click [Next] to continue.

At the second step, the report generation wizard acquires data just like during a regular search.

Setting up report attributes
Click [Next] to continue.

At the third step, the report generation wizard configures the report's appearance. The following parameters can be configured:
- Title - Report's HTML title.
- Comment - Foreword to be placed at the beginning of the report.
- Columns (select columns to be included):
     - Size - Size type (Bytes, Kbytes, Mbytes).
     - Date - Date and time format.
- HTML report settings:
     - Font - Font to be used in the report.
     - Background - Background color to be used in the report.
     - Foreground - Foreground color to be used in the report.

Setting up report attributes

- Plain-text report settings:
     - Separator - Character to be used for filling the separator string.

Setting up plain text separator

Click the button [Report].
The program will prompt for file name and location for the new report to be stored at, and the report will be displayed on the screen.
For greater convenience, HTML reports have navigation links to disks and folders.

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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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