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SearchMyDiscs

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For example, if you're looking for a recent archive of files, you could enter, say, the archive date, and the program could display which disc has the files. (It also helps if you label and organize the actual discs.) You can search on a variety of parameters, including file name, file type, and it accepts wildcard characters. SearchMyDiscs also includes a clever lending library feature that let's keep track of who you've lent discs to.

The developer offers a free, but very skimpy, 30-day download. This trial version only allows you to scan up to 3 discs, so you'll get an idea of whether you like the program, but you won't be able to clean up that pile of discs lying behind your desk.

I scanned in a DVD-R and two CD-Rs in a matter of minutes. Next, I categorized each disc by content type for easier browsing in the future. (The program includes default categories, such as Games, Music, and Text, but you can add your own, as well.) You can also add other descriptive text to each record. If you had 50 discs or so to scan and categorize, this process could take a while.

--Randy Ross

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