SearchMyDiscs Version History

* 4.4 *
- Added the Blu-Ray disk support.

 

* 4.33 *
- Fixed searching disks by descriptions.

 

* 4.3 *
- Added an option that allows configuring the CD/DVD drive letter list. This allows to exclude virtual drives from the list of drives that scanned automatically by the program. Some computers have problems with detecting DVD drives automatically. The setting allows you to define the DVD drive letter manually.

 

* 4.2 *
- Updated MSdcRAW.dll for scanning RAW files. Added support for new digital cameras.
- Added support for lossless sound codecs APE and FLAC.
- Added support for getting descriptions from CUE files (lossless sound).

 

* 4.1 *
- Added searching photos by EXIF tags.
- Added getting additional EXIF tags.
- Fixed bugs.

 

* 4.0 *
- Added new and powerful report generator. New features:
  - Better looking tables and reports (reports became more compact and easier to read).
  - Detailed preview window with scaling.
  - Exporting to the PDF, DOC, XLS, HTML, CSV, JPG, BMP, GIF file formats.
  - Exporting to the Open Office file formats.
  - Exporting to the MS Office file formats became faster (installed MS Office is not required anymore).
  - Sending reports via e-mail.
  - Powerful report editor allows you to edit reports and remove unnecessary data before printing.
- Added creating reports on the file catalog.

 

* 3.7 *
- 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.
- Fixed small bugs.

 

* 3.62 *
- Fixed small bugs.

 

* 3.61 *
- Added automatic rotation of photo thumbnails according to EXIF data.
- Fixed the critical bug with scanning disks.

 

* 3.6 *
- Added FreeDB support for scanning mixed-mode CD disks (data+audio).
- Fixed bug with changing width of the list of disks.

 

* 3.5 *
- Added batch files tagging (select several files and add a description).
- Added support for read-only databases. Now you can open databases stored on CD/DVD disks or network servers.
- Improved working with multiple databases.
- Improved Windows Vista compatibility.

 

* 3.4 *
- 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. These comments are saved as default descriptions for photos.
- Added support for the "descript.ion" files.
- Added ability to add disk cover images.
- The database and .ini files are created in the folder "Application Data" instead of "Program files".
- Added support for removable drives (Zip, Jazz, USB drives, etc.).
- Added new languages: Swedish, Bulgarian, Brazilian Portuguese.
- There is a 30-day trial in the program instead of 3-disks limitation.

 

* 3.3 *
- Added support of RAW files (digital photographs). You can watch thumbnails and view some EXIF data.
- Fixed the issue with wrong file dates.
- Fixed other bugs.
- Improved Windows Vista support.
- Added new language: Portuguese.

 

* 3.2 *
- Fixed the bug with missing folders on scanned disks (in the version 3.1).

 

* 3.1 *
- Added getting FreeDB descriptions for tracks on audio CDs.
- Added saving user's descriptions on repeated disk scanning.
- Added file deletion.
- Added file renaming.
- Added fast description entering.
- Fixed the bug with displaying wrong file dates.
- Optimized working with the catalog. Some bugs fixed.
- Added new languages: Turkish, Norwegian.

 

* 3.0 *
- Added disk reports. You are able to export disk lists from disk groups.
- Added new report formats. The following formats supported now:
   - *.txt (text file)
   - *.htm (HTML page)
   - *.xls (Microsoft Excel file)
   - *.csv (comma separated values)
   - *.xml (structured database in XML format).
- Added two checkboxes on the search window (search on the current disk only and search for duplicates).
- Added searching for duplicate files.
- Added saving thumbnails for Corel Draw (*.cdr) and AutoCAD (*.dwg) files.
- Added ability to save disks with same serial numbers (some DVD recorders write such disks). When scanning such disk, you will be prompted to enter new serial number for it. "Suggest scanning unknown disks" does not work in this case.
- Inserted disks are highlighted by blue color in disk list now.
- Minor bugs fixed.
- Added new languages: German, Italian, Hungarian, Danish.

 

* 2.5 *
- Added TIFF EXIF support.
- Added multi-language support.
- Added French language.

 

* 2.4 *
- Added ability to extract thumbnails from EXIF tags of digital photographs quickly (instead of unpacking JPG).
- Added auto-eject after disk scanning.
- Program logic improved (when scanning new disks on computers with several CD/DVD-drives).
- Minor bugs fixed.

 

* 2.3 *
- JPEG thumbnail scanning speed increased by 2-3 times.
- Program logic improved.
- The version 2.2 contained a bug. Some EXIF tags were not saved. Fixed.
- Report bug fixed (when report accumulated the same files multiple times in version 2.2).
- Other minor bugs fixed.

 

* 2.2 *
- Scanning process optimization.
- Loading process optimization.
- Error handling during scanning process improved.
- Database stability improved.
- Error log improved.
- New command-line parameter: /recover - for restoring disks which lost from disk list (when the file cd.lst is damaged). Recovered disks will be named as disk1, disk2 etc.

 

* 2.1 *
- Scanning process optimization.
- Bugs fixed: report, copying files.
- Saving MS Word documents (*.doc) descriptions.
- Saving HTML-pages (*.htm,*.html,*.shtml,*.asp) descriptions.
- Saving sound formats descriptions: mpp, ogg, mpc, wma.
- New simplified search window (advanced variant remains).

 

* 2.01 *
- A little bug fixed under Windows XP.
- Some unnecessary nag-screens removed.

 

* 2.0 *
- Program name changed from Disk-Pile to SearchMyDiscs.
- Lent disks support.
- Backing up to archive and restoring from archive.
- Multiple database support (databases can be located in different folders).
- Saving descriptions and thumbnails from psd, gif, tiff, jfif, tga, pcx files.
- Optimization of scanning big archives.
- Many bugs fixed (reading EXIF in particular).
- Saving descriptions from MPEG-files and information on audio streams from AVI (testing).
WARNING to Disk-Pile users!
Program name changed from Disk-Pile to SearchMyDiscs since the version 2.0.
If you are running Disk-Pile, please close it, so the database and ini-files will be moved from old Disk-Pile folder to new SearchMyDiscs folder automatically during setup.
We recommend you to back up Disk-Pile's database before continuing. To do this simply archive the subfolder 'Data' from the program's folder ("Program files\10-Strike Disk-Pile\data") or copy it to a safe location.

 

* 1.5 *
- Viewing thumbnails at descriptions pane.
- Saving thumbnails to disk.

 

* 1.4 *
- Minor corrections was made.

 

* 1.4b *
- First English release.
- Added image thumbnails support (image interpolation is used for better quality). Formats supported: jpg, bmp, png. New view mode "Thumbnails" added to the menu "View".
- Three toggle buttons added on the scanning window: scan archives, store text files, store thumbnails. Now you can quickly turn off saving needless data in order to save disk space.
- Text descriptions from archives are saved now.
- DVD disks support added.
- Now you can drag'n'drop files to the explorer.
- Many minor bugs fixed.
- Some optimization made.
- Program starting speed increased under Windows XP.
- Database indexing added in order to increase speed of working.

 

* 1.3 *
- EXIF support corrected.
- Running of two copies of the program simultaneously blocked.
- Different bugs fixed.

 

* 1.2 *
- Some optimization made and bugs fixed.
- Better EXIF support.

 

* 1.1 *
- Windows XP interface supported.
- Storing executable files descriptions exe, dll (producer, product, version, etc) added.
- Image descriptions added: jpg, bmp, gif, png, tiff (resolution, color depth).
- Storing EXIF descriptions from digital photographs added (camera model, exposure, etc).
- Stability of working increased under Windows 98, XP.
- Search algorithm corrected.
- "Descript.ion" files supported.
- Different bugs fixed.

 

* 1.0 *
- The first release.

 

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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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