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Free Portable Media Catalog tool : Cathy!

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+warwagon    13,297

A while ago I was looking for an application for cataloging some media. I didn't care about cover art or cast, I just wanted to be able to scan what's on a drive and then search for it later. What I finally found was a free application called

 

Cathy.

http://www.mtg.sk/rva/

 

It lets you scan drives or folders and save them very small catalog files. it's pretty impressive how fast it catalogs a drive. It's lightweight, portable. It even runs over a VPN very fast.

 

So if anyone else wants to catalog something. You can even catalog an entire drive and disconnect it, put it away and look at the folder structure later and have instant searching. The app is pretty old and looks dated but works fantastic, highly recommended.

 

For the purpose of this thread and to show you a screenshot, I cataloged my entire c:\windows directory  (10 meg catalog file) which took about 15 seconds. Then I searched for explorer.exe and it gave the results INSTANTLY! It's pretty hella fast. I think Microsoft should have bought it from him and incorporated it into Windows. puts Windows search to shame.

 

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+warwagon    13,297

Did anyone give this a try?

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