Are you tired to remember which disk the particular file is on? Advanced Disk Catalog (ADC) is an award-winning easy-to-use 32-bit cataloguing program for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2K/XP and 2003. Its Explorer-like interface allows for convenient cataloguing of data on various media types, e.g., hard disk drives (even via networks), floppy diskettes, optical disc, ZIP and JAZ disks, and so forth.
ADC allows you to carry out the following:
• ADC has a convenient and easy to use user interface;
• organise volumes, folders, and files into categories;
• add comments to each file, folder, and disk etc;
• browse inside ZIP, ARJ, RAR, CAB, ARC, ACE, LZH, TAR and JAR archives, including non-self-extracting and self-extracting archives;
• extract descriptions from archives files, e.g., file_id.diz;
• extract descriptions from executable modules, e.g., .exe, .dll, etc;
• extract descriptions from WAV, MP3, WMA, and OGG Vorbis files, e.g., ID3 tags etc;
• extract information about audio CDs from freedb.org, an Internet CD database;
• extract descriptions from HTML and Adobe Acrobat PDF files;
• extract descriptions from Microsoft Office files, e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio;
• search for files, folder, disc or disks using filename, file path or personal comments, e.g., wildcards or confining search parameters by date, size, and category;
• search for files within archives;
• update volume information including network volumes, e.g., augmenting previous comments, and categories;
• compare catalogues for variations, e.g., new or deleted files, altered files etc;
• generate customisable and exportable reports, e.g., MS Excel;
• search for duplicate files;
• delete folders or files from a catalogue;
• hide files in a catalogue, and much more;
• unlimited number of ADC databases (.cat) and its automated duplicate (.bak) can be created;
• databases and categories can be merged or exported into one of four currently supported external formats e.g., CSV-files (comma-separated values) for MS Excel, DBF-files for MS Access or any DBF-compatible software, SQL-files for MS SQL or My SQL database (for web publishing), and XML-files – (common HTML extension files format).
Due to the fact that ADC does not make use of a database engine, the core of ADC’s versatility, results in it being extremely fast and compact.
The main ADC window looks like the following:
On the left side, you can see the disks and folders in your database, organized as a tree. The right window displays the contents of the folder currently selected (active) in the left window. ADC saves information about each file and folder: the name, the full path, file size and date. The files in the right window can be sorted by file name, date, size, comment or category – just click the appropriate column header. If you’ll click on the same column again, the items will be sorted in the reverse order; the small image on the header caption shows the sort direction. By the way, all ADC windows organized as a list with the columns allow such sorting.