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Cataloging The Contents Of Cds & Dvds

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#1 nosh


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Posted 07 July 2007 - 09:16 AM

I am looking for a software program – preferably Freeware – which can scan CDs and DVDs, and provide
a list of FOLDERS along with names of FILES in each FOLDER.

If the software provides such a list, as Rich Text, WORD or EXCEL file, the list can be copied into a Master Catalog covering all CDs and DVDs.

I am trying out freewares mentioned in the replies to “Software To Track External Drive Contents?” under “ Software & Hardware > All other Applications”, but have not been able to use these to prepare a Master Catalog covering all my CDs & DVDs.

My thanks, in advance, for any suggestions that I may receive.


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Posted 07 July 2007 - 10:03 AM

One solution might be PrintFolders, which will allow you print folders, subfolders, and the filenames with either as a text file, which you could then merge into a spreadsheet or database application, although you may have to do some formatting. I use an earlier version, but I think the latest version can be found at PCWorld:


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Posted 07 July 2007 - 12:29 PM

Have to agree with jgweed, about PrintFolders being a good program.
The only problem with it, is the new download of it, is Nagware.
It keeps bugging you to buy the paid version.
I use a copy of the older version, before it became Nagware.

If you don't mind Nagware (some people don't), then it should do what you need.
If you prefer to try something else, heres a list of Freeware Disk Cataloging programs, you can check out.


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Posted 07 July 2007 - 02:34 PM

Sometimes Max gets a little flakey. He hasn't been updated in years, but I keep going back to him.

MaxLister is a free application which allows you to create virtual images of harddrives, floppy disks, CD-ROMs or other removable media. This is useful if you want to keep track of that vast CD collection, a problem that a lot of people come across these days. With MaxLister, you can save any drive or folder to a .MXL-file - a database file - and later browse and search it in a Windows Explorer interface. You can import new folders/filenames from another MXL-file if you want to keep different drives in a common file. You can also batch search through a multiple number of MXL-files so that you don't have to load every single file and then repetedly search through them; looking for that particular filename. The MXL file also contains filesizes, and a comment so that you can personalize your information about the drive. If you don't want to create a viewable database, you can choose to store your drive information in a plain text file - easy to view and share with people who don't already have MaxLister. The plain text formats are separated in 3 different layouts: Collapsed, Folders only and Folders and Filenames.


No install. Just unzip it where you want to keep your stuff. I have it in a Tools folder in My Documents.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 03:02 PM

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