Cathy v2.33

billon on 30 Jul 2019
  • 152KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by Perwhis

Cathy indexes files stored on removable media (CD's, DVD's or even diskettes), hard disks or net drives, to create searchable catalogs that can be used without having access to original media. The program is small, fast and easy-to-use with search capabilities based on file name, date and size. Additional features include filtering options, search duplicates or singles, customisable date format etc.

If files are available (external/network drive connected, DVD inserted) they can be opened (executed) or deleted directly. Other features include drag and drop support available, printing of both directory trees and MP3 album/song lists, and disk space usage analysis.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder. Follow these instructions.
Dependencies: Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86)
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Cathy.exe -ini cathy.reg.
What's new?
  • Bug in Max hits setting corrected, listbox now shows all files in folder.

13 comments on Cathy  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

warmwhisky 2022-10-04 10:39

This program is great. I can't believe Windows is now so convoluted that the basic out of the box search works so poorly.


Midas 2013-02-22 19:32

FYI, I posted a couple of problems I found trying to make Cathy portable @


SteveJ 2011-04-03 00:06

Simple little program, but unfortunate doesn't support unicode, so if you have any files w/ foreign language or other special characters, they'll get cataloged as "?" for any unicode character.


Ruby 2010-11-16 17:49

@Kermode: Cathy can handle different drives on the same drive letter; however if you catalog on (F:), and later plugin your drive, while (F:) is being used; and you get the drive letter (G:), the database cannot be refreshed.

Kermode 2010-11-13 23:06

indexyourfiles doesn't seem to handle different drives on the same drive letter - does cathy?

Gmacri 2010-04-02 22:14

Try index your Files:
-Is Portable
-Support Unicode
-Search Inside Files
-Is easy to use with a standard windows GUI
-Compacts the indexes
-Create indexes for Only the directories you select
-Internal display for found files
-Is compact and runs from a Single file

Is by far superior to Cathy!:

Auster 2010-03-17 13:59

Even if I am sure of not using UNICODE, I can't save any setting...

Perwhis 2010-03-14 22:43

@ Old Geek: If you follow the instructions (see link) you will see that it works. You have probably not saved cathy.reg as an ascii file, have you? Try that and see if it works better.

Old Geek 2010-03-14 13:35

This is a great program and I would like to thank the author. However this program is not stealth. If you use the cathy.reg and and start with cathy.exe -ini. It will read from the cathy.reg and not write to the registry. What it does is it creates a file in your windows folder named cathy.ini. Which it will read and write changes to. Check and see.

Mike.S.G. 2010-03-14 11:36

The link seems to be working again. BTW, isn't 2.28.3 about 6 or more months old, I downloaded the above zip and compared hashes with my existing zip (using HashTab) and it was a match. I didn't pay attention to the version until the match, I have had this version as far as I can tell for months. I guess "New" in this case means "Recently Added".

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