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Giveaway of the day — SearchMyDiscs

SearchMyDiscs is a CD/DVD cataloging software, which allows you to create and maintain your own disk database.
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User rating: 247 (85%) 42 (15%) 80 comments

SearchMyDiscs was available as a giveaway on June 30, 2007!

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Today, people everywhere own hundreds and even thousands CD and DVD data disks. How can you find the information you want without endlessly inserting and ejecting disks? SearchMyDiscs is a handy software application that helps folks with large CD and DVD collections catalog their disks and quickly find the disk containing a needed file, photograph, music track or movie clip.

No more trying to discern scribbles on back covers or endless browsing through stacks of disks.

With SearchMyDiscs' help are able to:

  • Organize and catalog your CD and DVD disks with software, photos, MP3 music, video, and other data;
  • Search files fast and easily;
  • Find the disks with needed file in seconds;
  • Find duplicated files on disks;
  • Watch and search photos by image thumbnails and EXIF tags;
  • Browse your CD/DVD collection without inserting disks into computer;
  • Save handy reports on search results.

System Requirements:

Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista

Publisher:

10-Strike Software

Homepage:

http://www.searchmydiscs.com/catalog-disks.shtml

File Size:

2.04 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#80

Absolutely the best disc indexing software i've ever seen. Thanx!

Reply   |   Comment by Alien  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

I missed the deadline for the download
and now that I have read all the comments
I am kicking myself for missing it.

Bill

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

Get CDScan a free and simple program

Reply   |   Comment by Tone  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

This program is wonderful I've been looking for something like this for ages. Since I downloaded it I've scaned 20 discs and am most of the way throught puting stuff in catalogs. The program does what it says on the tin and works without problems.

If lost this I'd go and buy it without a second thought.

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

after two unsuccessful attempts, I tried the replacement file listed in #39, but that hung up also -- after three "ignores" the program did load and run. Howe3ver, it shows as unregistered.

I did the Activate and Install as suggested in the text file.

I also sent a note to 10-strike

any more ideas before the time runs out??

thanks

jerry j

Reply   |   Comment by jerry jake  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

#38, try this trick (I do have RSI, but my main problem is spinal damage- can't feel my hands or feet) to avoid retyping.

Open up notepad or your favorite text editing program and type your comments into that, then save (spell check is nice, isn't it, for me and thee?) it to a text file. edit>select all>copy and then paste the text into the box here.

If it gets munched, open the file again.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert McMains  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

the comment list now has nothing after 9:42 pm

my previous comment at about midnight is no longer listed

what has happened?

jerryjake

Reply   |   Comment by jerry jake  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

#66- nice thought just didn't go far enough.

(27- try saving the appropriate reg entry)

Make sure the poor guy gets it translated from hexadecimal, Most 'snapshot' uninstall programs render it in ascii.

if it doesn't begin with a zero and end with an equals sign you didn't do it right.

(hey, the *program* tells you that last itself! Too late to call it a secret now!)

Reply   |   Comment by Robert McMains  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

Downloaded about 3 am (~45 min. after the email came in), did my usual checkover and installed. when I gave up about 7 am, the program was still giving me the 'try me-buy me' notice, and crashed when I tried to catalog a disc (I tried both a data DVD-R and a DVD-video disc) on win2k/sp4+rollup. I come back 14 hours later, it starts up and catalogs. strange. performance seems OK- with one catalog.

I'll feed it a 100 pack of mixed optical media and see how it works. That's the test that settled me on InsideCAT (still at 3.27, thinking on 4.0- www.insidecat.biz, 8 megs) over many others. It didn't slow down searches or catalog speed as the number of discs went up.

And there are a *lot* of functions for getting data from different file types that you can *turn off* for speed or to get past a crunched file.

The free 'lite' version catalogs up to 100 discs (in one data directory, but that's another story) just fine. still.

And it does grab a fair amount of relevant data beyond the bare file size and name, which is why (sorry, #14) I gave up on Cathy.

#6, IC seems to do well even on hdd's- although mine are partitioned at 20 gigs. use the free edition. :) it ain't the size, just the # of disc catalogs.

#15, CDVista looks interesting. I'll give it a try.

#23, laugh in another direction. people *do* have collections like that, and the hard part about using a new catalog proggie is that you have to feed them back in and wear out your optical drives moving over. I, personally, have 919 CD/DVD's cataloged, of which 368 are DVD-R, and I have another 350 CD-R's I never have managed to figure out how to re-label so I can put them in order in the binders and be able to find the cd. LOL yourself. (179 megs hdd space, rar's to 27 megs, v4 adds thumbnails so that would raise the size- 3-5kb per pic according to the author)

Now if I could find a catalog transcoder tool- Now *that* would be handy.

oh, and that ignores game and program install discs- I never catalog them!

Reply   |   Comment by Robert McMains  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

>__

Reply   |   Comment by Madlax  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

I have installed the program but the registration calls for a number starting with 0 and ending with =. I uninstalled the first try and did another install. Both times it hung four times with a MSG STATING:
ERROR OCCURRED WHILE TRYING TO REPLACE THIS EXISTING FILE: DELETEFILE FAILED; CODE 5. ACCESS IS DENIED.

Using "Ignore" each of the four times allowed the installation to complete, but I am not able to complete a registration.

I tried the "fixed version" in #39, but had the same result.

Any suggestions? Time is getting short!

jerryjake

Reply   |   Comment by jerry j  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

wow im impressed...I actually have spindles of used dvds and this software is great in organizing it...great idea and thanks to the developer and gaotd!

Reply   |   Comment by jack pinoski  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

Not recommended. It ends unexpectedly each time. I give up on this catalogger.

Reply   |   Comment by TR  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

Looked like something I could really use!! ...downloaded and installed it. Input 50 music discs I had laying around in short order... so far so good... I started running into problems when I tried to do a search and/or run a report (in excel preferably)... searches came back as "nothing found" and although the program opened Excel and even titled the file... it was blank... no data came through. I "played" with it for about an hour (even read the help files), trying different things to get a search to work or a report to generate... no luck. If it is this obtuse, I don't need it!!... and I really do need something like this!

Reply   |   Comment by Bilseg  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

Nice clean interface, modern icons, like the way it offers to catalogue an inserted disk.
** Does that work if Autoplay is off, I wonder- not tried it.

Up to now I've used EZCAT 2 after trying about 7, old interface, but works reliably. However it didn't cope with a drive letter change. Simple, intuitive. CDTree 3 looked ok too. (Freeware).

** Does SearchMyDiscs allow for the CD/DVD drive letter changing?

(41,45- listing directories and filing them as a Word doct, say, is painful- I tried that long ago).
(27- try saving the appropriate reg entry).
(16 - some programs I've tried of this kind take an absolute age to catalogue a disk- this is quick (so far)).
(37- did you remember to run Activate.exe as per GAOTD readme? - Help About should show 'Registered')

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

Can I use this to create labels for my CDs and DVDs since I don't have a computer?

Reply   |   Comment by hangingjudge  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

Thanks a bunch. I like trying new stuff. It amazes me how so many people on this site are UNGRATEFULL, instead of whining why not say thank you or just pass on it if it is something your not interested in. you should be glad there is a site willing to give you free stuff without doing a bunch of referrals or spam or torrents. Thanks again.

Reply   |   Comment by Maria K  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

cool! thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Rosa  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

This will be the most constructive comment to ever be voted negative....A positron in a world of negatrons, and a proud call to citizens everywhere to support the land of the home, and the free of the brave. Be Alert, America needs more lerts.

PS Good program

Reply   |   Comment by Ima Sillygoose  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

I downloaded and installed SearchMyDisc with 10 hours left on the free offer yet the product is not free! I cannot checkout or register for free. I am a newbie so what did I do wrong?
RG

Reply   |   Comment by Robert G.  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

To "Krednel": Oh yes, a grand 50-60 seconds is absolutely LOADS of time killed. /sarcasm. I'm compared the program to my own method - it's slower. Much much slower! And that's only with new stuff - if I wanted to recatalogue everything it'd take me all day and night. Unless your document is spanning three hundred pages it should not take 2MB. Currently my entire "catalogue" memory is 180KB. Sorry, I fail to see why I should switch to this slower cataloguing method that takes up much larger memory. Seriously, what is the point?

Reply   |   Comment by DarkenedHeart  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

Exelent program, really usefull. Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by totimato  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

Thanks guys I almost bought this program but now that it's a giveaway I don't have too

Reply   |   Comment by RCM  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

#54 It does not remove or overwrite older databases. Search it on your harddrive. It should be there (if you was not delete it by yourself). :)
Good advice: backup your SearchMyDiscs' databases as any data you would not like to loose.

Reply   |   Comment by Krendel  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

#41 DarkenedHeart: I hate to tell you this but if you were to put all the same information that this program logs into a Word document, it would probably take up more space than this program does. And have you checked to see how much memory Microsoft Word actually uses when you run it? This program wouldn't take anywhere near as much time or resources to use as that.

#44 Steve: What are you--one of those artists who engraves the Bible (etc.) on the head of a pin? It would take a microscope to put this much information on a disc label! And OMG--searching for a certain picture, for example, would be a pain to say the least.

#45 Alan69: Your ".bat" file is fine if you're still running a Commodore or Vic computer. :) But you might want to move on up to a WINDOWS machine now, and try this instead. It's much more useful, and--today only--costs nothing to try!

All this program does is save file information from discs (or drives) to its own database file so you can easily find any file you're looking for. Thus, you can search your CD's and DVD's, for example, without even having to load them in the drive. It can save thumbnail pictures of graphics so you can browse them easily, too. Of course, if you've only got 2 CD's with files on them you could just as easily spend an extra 20 to 30 minutes trying to find that picture of aunt Mimi you took sometime last year among the 200 or so that you took.

And many thanks to you 10-Strike Software for being here to help those who actually downloaded this fine program.

GAOTD: Please, please, please remove comment #38 from Joey Dalton! It obviously has nothing whatsoever to do with this program or even this website! He can contact his brother from his own email.

Reply   |   Comment by olde timer  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

Where's the gratitude? What a great site,GAOTD! So what if there are screensavers I don't want. It is like panning for gold to check out the giveawayoftheday. The jewels you give are well worth the daily search of your site. Thanks. And this program is the answer to my dilemma!

Reply   |   Comment by riverider  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

This is the best catalogueing software I have ever used.
I have used the 1.0 version which was free with a comp mag. Using this now, though insanely, when I updated the 1.0 to this, it removed all 226 discs I had listed with the old one, and now have to start from scratch again.
Still, a brilliant prog to search your discs with. Far better and far better than the previous best, "CDVista" although that is freeware to be fair (and takes up a lot of space with its catalogueing, which this doesnt.)

Reply   |   Comment by Phil K  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

Downloaded and installed without a problem. I have a lot of cds with mp3 files. I want to copy songs from my cds to my mp3 player. I can search through my cds manually or I can use this handy program. I only tried 2 cds but both scanned quickly and the resulsts were displayed. If the cd is still inserted it will start winamp or whatever your player is and play the song. I will keep this one and give thanks to GAOTD and the publisher. Thank you... You made my life a lot easier

Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

downloaded, installed and it immediately detected a cd left in the e drive. i only took a quick glance and it looks easy enough to use tho having to insert each individual disk will be rather a pain...
hopefully when i take a closer look, i can just input the cd's i want cataloged without going thru all that...



marie

Reply   |   Comment by marie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

#41 Looks like you like killing your time with all those Word documents, etc. SearchMyDiscs does all this stuff much faster and you can navigate through the search results with more comfort.
Btw, do you think that Ms Word consumes less than 2 MB of memory? lol :)))

Reply   |   Comment by Krednel  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

wow, this software is really not a bad idea. I tried it after I downloaded it and now am all organized.

Reply   |   Comment by ngth  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

I'll give it a shot seems a little complicated. Obviously something I am going to have to play with for a while before I decide if I like it or not. Even though I am on the fence though I'll give it a thumbs up because it installed and ran without a hitch.

Reply   |   Comment by Amy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

Arrogant and haughty cowboys and cowgirls from anywhere,

While you just put "minuses" I translate the interface of this excellent tool into my native language and I'll obtain a real permanent license of today's program this evening. I know what this program could do! I say you again: don't hesitate to download and install this fantastic tool immediately.

Reply   |   Comment by Kiril Kanev, Bulgaria  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

I burn CDs and DVDs all the time, and have already found myself having to redownload installation files for installers that I KNOW I've archived on discs but cannot find.

If this program does what it says - and I've scanned 4 discs with it so far without a single glitch, and then tried searching for a file within those scanned discs and it found it immediately, so I'm assuming that it does and will continue to do so - I'd have to rank this the most useful program I've gotten from GAOTD since I discovered this site a couple of months ago.

Someone complained that it took forever to scan a single disc. I've yet to see that happen on my PC, all discs tried so far didn't take any longer than about 30-45 seconds, and they've been completely filled DVD-R discs.

Emphatic thumbs up from me. This is exactly the program I've been looking for.

Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by sherwood01  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

#11 What is a comodore 64 and vic 20?

Reply   |   Comment by hcuck  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

Ah looks like it could be good. Of course, a .bat file with :

dir i: /s >DVDpS04.txt

or similar does a lot of this, catalogs your directories to files, then use Windows text search in the directory. Of course rename each file as you go, and sharpie label the discs. I've used this for years, works well, have to see if the program is better..

Reply   |   Comment by Alan69  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

I know of another way to do this. PROPERLY LABEL YOUR DISCS!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

As someone who has tried several catalog programs before, I can say on first impression that this one seems to be good as any of them. In fact, it seems to have more or better features. The only fault I've noticed so far is that it truncates text file names in the title area of the preview panel. This looks bad, and sometimes makes it difficult to determine which file is being processed.

Installed fine. Didn't install any unexpected files or shortcuts. Runs smoothly and quickly in my tests which only included 2 backup CDs but I had all infos turned on. Definitely a Thumbs Up from me.

Thanks 10-Strike Software & GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Tidy Now  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

It's a great program ...tnx GAOTD
just what was i searching for...with 400 dvds you need to get organized!

Reply   |   Comment by Danc3r  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

Thank you Giveaway of the Day but this is another pointless utility and memory waste. I have a lot of dvds filled with a variety of different files and I don't have any cataloguing software. Nobody needs software like this. I find it so much easier to do the cataloguing myself - when I shove stuff on a disc I make a list of the contents and shove into a word document under a label - when the disc is done burning I write (in a suitable marker) the label on the front. So when I need a specific file I just bring up that word document (the catalogue as it were) and search for filename with Ctrf + F. I see what the label is and can then just select the disc with that label. Voila, I have my file.

The entire thing is easy, simple, quick, and even if you had hundreds of discs your hard disc only loses some KB in memory as opposed to the 2+ MB this and other software will consume.

Thanks but this, for me, is another one that falls into the "a complete waste" category.

Reply   |   Comment by DarkenedHeart  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#40

#20: Older version? You have got the latest one 3.3.
We are not cheating. :)

Reply   |   Comment by 10-Strike Software  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

#22 (and those who had exception errors during the program installation):
Please download and install this fixed version over the old one:
http://www.searchmydiscs.com/searchmydiscs33-gaotd.zip
I hope, this will help.

Reply   |   Comment by 10-Strike Software  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

(please do NOT remove my post anymore !; it takes me half an hour to retype this message and I already have RSI complaints)

Very nice screen saver, thanks!

I would like to congratulate my brother Averell, celebrating his 89th birthday. Up to 100, Bro!
See you at 22:00 tonight with the girls, the beef and the beer. Be ready (I will ‘honk’ two times, no more!) and don’t forget to bring your guitar and the matches.


PS: we are preparing a BIG surprise for you, don’t forget to take your medicines before we leave.
Your little brother,
Joey.

Reply   |   Comment by Joey Dalton  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

I don't usually make comments here. Everything seems to be good for some and not for others.
But on this site, I thought that Giveaway was not a shareware or trial version of the programs it was giving away. This one does not fit the definition of giveaway. Hit a real low with this one. Either give it away or don't, but it's only fair to tell us before downloading if it's going to cost us anything after a trial period or not. The program is close to $30.00. To keep it you have to buy it. Just not right.
Thank you for your site, but could you please keep it to do what the title of the site says it is?

Reply   |   Comment by Roby  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

[I already had SearchMyDiscs v 1.0 which I had obtained from a computer magazine but this is v 3.3.]
Note that you can also index folders(By clicking the Scan folder button), not only CDs and DVDs, allowing you to search stuff on your computer. So, you can add, let's say C: (or whatever your drive letter is) and enjoy fast searching of your computer data.
Searching is really fast and indexing doesn't take a lot of time.
Very useful for searching quickly through lot and lots of data.
10 out of 10

Reply   |   Comment by Linky  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

Hello everyone! Today's 15-Minute Review is up! Check it out!

http://www.bladedthoth.com/reviews/15mrs/searchmydiscs-v3-3/

Reply   |   Comment by BladedThoth  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

If not censored, again, here is my last comment.

I think some peope here need an extra hard-disk just to put all the MP3, CD, DVD, video, music, pictures, screensaver and othe useless stuff on!

As far as I am concerned, I stop looking at this site.

The idea behind it is good, but reality shows different, too much of the same, too much old stuff, too many screensavers, too many audio, video and graphics convertors etc, etc. etc

And to those who say I whine, it's all free and so on, I say:
I knowm but it is not because it is free that is should be useless. Anyone can make a site like this, just grab some old software with expired licenses, add som (better) freeware and you're done. Oh, but now that I think of it, there are already HUNDREDS of sites like that!

Well, have fun with the GOTD, I know better ways to waste my time.

Reply   |   Comment by Sulmonster  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

#5 - Do we have to do the reading for you?

Reply   |   Comment by Sulmonster  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

#24 Yes, it supports comments for files and folders

Reply   |   Comment by Krendel  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

#6 SearchmyDiscs catalogs folders and drives as well

#18 Download the program from giveawayoftheday.com and activate it as said in the readme.txt

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