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Advanced Disk Catalog

Type of Program: Disk Catalog
Supported Platforms: Win95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP
Company Name: Elcomsoft
Version: 1.47
Price: $20
Installed Size: 1.5Mb


The installation was a breeze. It lets you easily put it where you want it plus like really good programs it offers to and will make a backup of any files it modifies during the installation.

Your first step after installing is to add a disk to the catalog. This is pretty intuitive. But I'd recomend looking at the Help file first. It isn't very big but it has all the info you need.

What I use this program for is to catalog all of my zip disks, plus the cd's I've made that have program on them. It does this really well. It has a really great search function so finding that obscure file you are sure you put someplace last year is really easy.

Another nice feature is the ability to add comment to files/folders.

Here is what their web page has say are the features of this really nice program:
With ADC you are able to:
Organize volumes, folders and files into categories
Add comment to each file, folder and disk
Browse inside ZIP, ARJ, RAR, CAB, ARC, ACE, LZH and TAR archives, including self-extracting ones
Import descriptions from files like descript.ion, files.bbs etc.
Extract description files (file_id.diz) from archives
Extract description from executable modules (EXE, DLL etc.)
Extract descriptions from MP3 and WMA files (ID3 tags etc)
Extract information about audio CDs from (Internet CD database)
Extract descriptions from Adobe Acrobat PDF files
Extract descriptions from Microsoft Office files (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio)
Search for files/folders/disks using file name or your own comments (with wildcards), limiting the search results by date, size and category
Search for files in archives
Update volume information (with saving comments and categories)
Compare catalogued disk with actual (new files, changed files, modified files)
Generate the reports
Search for duplicated files
Delete folders/files from the catalog
Hide files in the catalog
... and much more.

About the only feature that I would to see added is the ability to print an expanded catalog.

In conclusion. I really recomend this full featured program and hey you get 30 days to check it out, plus the download is small.

Try It! Buy It!

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Reviewed by Joe Tex

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