||How WinCatalog 2009 Works
WinCatalog 2009 works very simply. It catalogs files and folders on all your CDs, DVDs and hard drives, and builds a fast index that lets you locate any file or folder almost instantly - without having to reach for the original CD or DVD!
Indexing. In order to locate files and folders that fast, WinCatalog needs to build an index by cataloging all your disks, files and folders. WinCatalog scans each disk (CD, DVD, Hard Drive or any other storage device) and remembers the locations of every file and folder, including files inside ZIP, RAR, 7zip archives and ISO images.
WinCatalog extracts and stores additional information about files, such as ID3 tags from MP3 files, keywords from saved web pages (HTML files), and EXIF information from digital photographs. WinCatalog saves the first paragraphs of text files, and downloads track names for Audio CDs from Internet. All you need to do is just insert your disks one by one, with no need to make notes or write anything down on paper. WinCatalog will do all the work for you.
Searching. After you complete the indexing of your disks, you are immediately able to search your entire collection without having to insert the CDs or DVDs. When you need to find a file, tune, picture or document, just run WinCatalog, type any part of the file's name or description, and WinCatalog will identify the disk which contains that document, song or file. Furthermore, WinCatalog will show you on which shelf or CD case the needed disk is physically located. All you have to do is reach for the disk and grab it!
Stop wasting your time scanning your removable media! WinCatalog locates files and documents on CDs and DVDs in real-time.