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    Wanted: File Management System

    I'm looking for a good File Management System that will work on XP Home and with Iomega Zip 250, etc. I am currently trying <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.1visionsoftware.com/products/1disk/>1Disk</A>, which is a great product but I am experiencing a problem with it when using the Windows Search utility. If I include my "V:drive", which is where my zip disks are cataloged it prompts to insert each and every one of them, one by one. Clicking "Cancel" doesn't do anything nor does stopping the search. So, it's either insert all 12 of my disks or reboot. [eek] Tech Support is trying to resolve the issue, but I'm not confident they will. So, I'm looking for something similar.

    I'm willing to pay a reasonable price (under $40 U.S.), so if anyone can recommend a good program like 1Disk, I would greatly appreciate it. My old Iomega Tools 95 which had "FindIt" included is incompatible with XP else I'd still be using that. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Wanted: File Management System

    What did Iomega Tools or 1Disk do that you cannot do with the built-in SEarch capability in Windows Explorer?

    Windows allows you to save each search as a file.

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    Re: Wanted: File Management System

    Howard,

    I am assuming that you are much more familiar with all the capabilities of the Windows Search utility than I am, because I don't know much other than it finds files. I didn't know you could save a search as a file, and honestly, I don't know what good that does? Perhaps you could expound and expand on it's virtues?

    The File Management apps that I have tried and continue to try all have one thing which I am again assuming Windows Search cannot do; catalog all the data that is on all my removable drives' disks. Having this makes it very easy to locate a backed up file, program etc. instantly. The latest program that I am trying out is called "SuperCat" which is found here: <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.no-nonsense-software.com>SuperCat File Management</A>.

    I have found several, and each has their strengths and weakness, features and lack thereof. So, I was simply hoping to see what others have found helpful to them. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Wanted: File Management System

    Windoze SEarch can search on files based on text in the files. After thge search is completed, the File menu includes a SAve Search item.

    This is not as powerful as a true cataloging system.

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    Re: Wanted: File Management System

    Thanks Howard,

    After using this "SuperCat" for a few days, I'm smitten! <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>

    I am really impressed with all its features, including being able to search for files within Zip files, etc. It's fast, has a nice GUI and it's cheap, hehe. Another great feature is the "Duplicate File Finder". So, I guess I'll keep it. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

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