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File name database?

#1 Post by Kermode » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:17 pm

Anybody know of a program which will scan drives and build a database of the file names?

So you can later browse the names (not the content).

And it should be automatic, not by entering data manually.

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Re: File name database?

#2 Post by joby_toss » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:12 pm

Like IndexYourFiles?

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Re: File name database?

#3 Post by guinness » Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:19 pm

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#4 Post by Ruby » Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:21 pm

Give Cathy a try.

I have databases for each partition on my local drive and also some usb drives.

You can search all your databases in an instant or choose 'Search selected' to search a single database.

You can also navigate by directory tree.

It takes a little bit of trickery to make it portable but well worth it.

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Re: File name database?

#5 Post by Kermode » Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:54 am

joby_toss wrote:Like IndexYourFiles?
Is this the one you mean? http://www.indexyourfiles.com/

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Re: File name database?

#6 Post by Kermode » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:10 am

Thanks for the suggestions guys, I'll look into them :)


Btw, I forgot to add it should be able to search index of something which is not online - not sure if that disqualifies any of this, but I guess I'll find out :)
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#7 Post by joby_toss » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:36 am

Kermode wrote:
joby_toss wrote:Like IndexYourFiles?
Is this the one you mean? http://www.indexyourfiles.com/
Yes, sorry!
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1177

I just assumed you knew it, being an old member of this forum...

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Re: File name database?

#8 Post by Kermode » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:38 am

joby_toss wrote:
Kermode wrote:
joby_toss wrote:Like IndexYourFiles?
Is this the one you mean? http://www.indexyourfiles.com/
Yes, sorry!
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1177

I just assumed you knew it, being an old member of this forum...

Hey, I don't remember the whole collection - I'm not an android ;)

But I'm checking it out now - looks good so far :)

I also like I can change the font size of the interface, that's definitely +20 points right there.
Though it just tried to go online, which has me puzzled...

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Re: File name database?

#9 Post by Kermode » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:57 pm

Ok, IndexYourFiles could be cute, however since I want it to index USB drives, it doesn't seem to work when there can be many different drives on "E:"

Or is there a work around for that?

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Re: File name database?

#10 Post by joby_toss » Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:16 pm

You can index the devices one after another...just give them different names.

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#12 Post by Kermode » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:18 pm

joby_toss wrote:You can index the devices one after another...just give them different names.
Can't figure out how to get it to work. It seems to index based on drive letter not volume name.

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Re: File name database?

#13 Post by Ruby » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:02 am

I read your comment on Cathy and the answer is yes.

However, if the drive letter changes; e.g. (E:) is being used and your assigned (F:), the database cannot be refreshed.

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I believe Cathy indexes by serial number.

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