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    Disk Cataloger

    I've been looking for a good disk cataloging program that will read the contents of both CDs and floppies, save the list of files and then allow editing to add comments to the individual file list. Also allow printing of the final commented list.
    Some just make a list, others allow comments but not with a hassle to get to the comment pages. Others with no or limited print capabilities.

    Any suggestions?
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    Re: Disk Cataloger

    One <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>ware that comes widely recommended is Cathy.
    There is a fair list at NONAGS Disk Cataloging Tools - Freeware too.
    I think you'll have to try a few to see what best suits your needs. (I know... that's what you've been doing all day! That's why you're posting in the first place. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>)

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    Re: Disk Cataloger

    HI Alan,
    Thanks for the links.
    I will DL Cathy and give it a try. Also took a quick look at the NoNags site. There are a few that I've tried and a few that I will give a shot. None of them SEEM to have the "add comment" feature listed but sometimes they just have that buried in the program somewhere.
    I'll trudge along and meanwhile if you see any other possibilities, please let me know.
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    Re: Disk Cataloger

    I've been using SuperCat for years and find it one great program. It will probably do ALL that you are looking for.

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    Re: Disk Cataloger

    Pilgrim,
    Thanks for the link.
    I'm not sure if I tried this one or not, so I DL it and will take a look.
    I did run through the flash demo on the site and did not see the "add comments" feature. Does it have something like that?

    What I want to do is catalog the files I have DL to CDs or floppies. You know when you DL a file most times it has some cryptic name like PU385_V2.zip or some other thing that is totally unrevealing as to what the REAL file is. A lot of times ( if I think of it ) I will rename the file to something close to reality, but not ALWAYS. Then I am left with a list of filenames that mean nothing to me.

    I want to catalog and ADD a comment of my own to the catalog listings.
    There was a good one from the DOS days that did exactly that, but of course..............!
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    Re: Disk Cataloger

    Bob,

    Yes, you can add your own comments to the cataloged items very easily with Supercat. Simply right click on the file and choose, "Edit Description" at the bottom of the context menu. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Disk Cataloger

    Jeff,
    That sounds good.
    I'll have to give it a workout sometime tonight. <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15>
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    Re: Disk Cataloger

    Hi Bob:
    This isn't a direct answer to your question & won't help for files already downloaded, but I found the following method works pretty well for me. (I read it in the Unofficial Guide to PCs by Timothy-James Lee, Lee Hudspeth, Dan Butler) When I get set to download something:
    1. I first copy all the description & version update info, etc. to the clipboard. (I use a clipboard extender to I can save multiple clipboard entries)
    2. Then I copy the URL
    3. When I download & the save box comes up, I put parenthesis just before the extension & type in a name I can associate with the download, including the version number. When you put periods in an expression inside parenthesis, Windows doesn't use it as the extension). So iecv.zip becomes iecv(IECookieViewer1.60).zip.
    4. After the download completes, I make a text file right next to it & give the identical name, except for the .txt extension. Then I paste the downloaded filename, the URL, the date I downloaded it, & the description, & any notes that I want to make.

    I still end up with dozens (hundreds) of downloads that I never use, but at least I can figure out what they're for. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> You probably already have a system, so forgive me if I'm preaching to the choir, but you've helped me a number of times, & I thought you might find this useful. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Disk Cataloger

    Hi Phil,
    Thanks for your input here.
    As you said, it won't help with the files I've already DL but may be a thing to try in the future.
    I'll have to copy those instructions to a cheat sheet because I know I won't remember them on my own. <img src=/S/lightbulb.gif border=0 alt=lightbulb width=15 height=15>
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