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Giveaway of the day — Smart CD Catalog PRO 3.08

Smart CD Catalog assists in organizing and managing your disk database.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 165 (56%) 131 (44%) 43 comments

Smart CD Catalog PRO 3.08 was available as a giveaway on September 26, 2015!

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Not interested in snooping presets in Windows 10?

Smart CD Catalog was developed to assist in effectively organizing and managing your disk database. All you need to do is to scan all your disks just once. You will then be able to view the list of folders and files on any disk in the same way you can do it in Windows Explorer. But now you do not need to insert your CDs/DVDs into the drive or connect your external hard disks to the USB port. With Smart CD Catalog you will be able to easily find the necessary file across your entire disk collection in a few seconds.

Plus, you can add your comment to any disk, folder or file. In addition, Smart CD Catalog allows you to maintain a list of people who borrow your disks and when they borrowed them. You will no longer have to remember who you have lent your disks to.

Please note: The program may not work on Chinese and Japanese Windows. Special Offer for GAOTD visitors: Save 50% off your order with coupon code GAOTD50

System Requirements:

Microsoft Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10

Publisher:

Abaiko Software

Homepage:

http://www.smartcdcatalog.com/

File Size:

9.17 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#20

I have Win 7 - 64 and the program installed fine.

Be sure you:


After you install the program, make sure you activate the program according to the readme instructions, BEFORE you try to run the program. That's important so the program doesn't think it's a trial version.

If you did that and still get errors, you might have your browser security settings too high. Hope that helps, as I'm all out of suggestions. Good lock!

Reply   |   Comment by Powder_Skier  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#19

Dear Admin
For last few days i am unable to connect with unable to run setup.exe or activate.exe it simplly says , unable to connect, plz help
Give Away

Reply   |   Comment by Give Away  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#18

The most bizzare feature of this program is collecting info about hidden system file pagefile.sys - why it is added to listing?

One fast view reveal that after scan files arent grouped by category
(I suppose it should be done by default)

VisualCD proposed by someone here after Disk scan does not include that file.

Anyway good to have it for try. Quite nice application as made in VB.
I'm impressed by themes and etc.

Reply   |   Comment by Dark Raver  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

I've tried a number of these over the years, first for CDs, then for Hard Drives - and my conclusion is that they're not right for me.
I find it simpler to use Karen's Directory Printer (free) to output a text file for each folder(s) I want indexed (I simply search using Find in any Note program)
It takes less time and less space, and it's easy to transfer the info to an email or website.

Reply   |   Comment by wyrwolf  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#16

"All you need to do is to scan all your disks just once. You will then be able to view the list of folders and files on any disk in the same way you can do it in Windows Explorer." So, yes... you do have to insert the cd/dvd into the cd/dvddrive to let the program scan it once.

Reply   |   Comment by Lucky Luke  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Sorry, this comment should be a reply #16 Silent Wolf.

Reply   |   Comment by Lucky Luke  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#15

I get this error:

ActiveX component can't create object
Time='09/26/15 17:00:34' App='SmartCDCatalogPRO:3.8.225' ADO-version='6.3' Computer='CHRIS'
Method: mAccess.CreateDB
Number: 429 = &H1AD = vbObjectError + 2147221933 = ERRMAP_APP_FIRST + 2147216735
Source: Smart_CD_Catalog_PRO
Description: ActiveX component can't create object
API Error: (1008) An attempt was made to reference a token that does not exist.
Call Stack: mAccess.CreateDB(sBaseName={Text}, FromStart=True) at Line 110 ----------------------
Value Of sBaseName:
'C:\Users\Chris\Documents\Smart CD Catalog PRO\catalog.scdc'
Call Stack: mLogin.LoginCnn(FromStart=True) at Line 30 ------------------------------------------
Call Stack: mMain.Main() at Line 370 ------------------------------------------------------------

Program path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Smart CD Catalog PRO
Database path: C:\Users\Chris\Documents\Smart CD Catalog PRO\catalog.scdc
Error report path: C:\Users\Chris\Documents\Smart CD Catalog PRO
Free space (Program): 292 GB (313,682,194,432 bytes)
Free space (Database): 292 GB (313,682,194,432 bytes)
Free space (Error): 292 GB (313,682,194,432 bytes)
File name : SmartCDCatalogPRO
File size : 10.4 MB (10,911,744 bytes)
Database size : 0 bytes
CDDB :
S:
U: 0
D: 9.26.2015
Manifest: False
VM: True
MO: False
Screen: 1366x768
Windows NT 6.2 build 9200 () 64Bit

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

Can I print a new track list label for a cd from this program?

Reply   |   Comment by ausjim  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

"But now you do not need to insert your CDs/DVDs into the drive or connect your external hard disks to the USB port. With Smart CD Catalog you will be able to easily find the necessary file across your entire disk collection in a few seconds."

How? If the disk hasn't been ripped or is on an external storage medium, how can this program catalog it??? It's one thing to catalog what I've ripped and save to my computer and attached externals but I have CDs and DVDs that I haven't backed up yet (hundreds from over the years) but this is telling me it can catalog those without me having to put them in the drive! It doesn't make sense! I want a program to catalog all my movies but I'm not going to trust one that makes claims that don't make sense! Thanks but no thanks, GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Silent Wolf  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

"All you need to do is to scan all your disks just once."

Scan all disks one time and this utility builds a database of their contents. Afterwards just search this database for the disk you need.

Reply   |   Comment by JGF  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#12

Same as Grumpy; Cannot activate - yes, I did as instructed? Win7 Pro 64. Any ideas?

Reply   |   Comment by mrc  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Is there an error message? Or what happens? Perhaps you have a firewall blocking the connection?

Reply   |   Comment by Alex  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#11

Before installing this GOTD giveaway, I set a system restore point.
Unable to activate. Click on the Activate.exe and presumably it goes to the internet to connect to some place to get some codes. PC pop up error window repeatedly says site unavailable. Maybe the antivirus is doing its job to block the site. Noticed another user commented that the site has malware.
I will NOT disable the anti virus software temporarily in order to activate this Smart CD Catalog Pro.
Uninstalled it with Revo.
Revo found no registry remnants and only 1 Left over File.
A further check with Regseeker found 5 registry entries.
Just to be safe, did a System Restore to the point (before installing Smart CD Catalog Pro).
If you have better experience with this software, good for you.
You mileage may vary.
No great loss when there are so many good freeware alternatives. Especially Virtual Volumes and Visual CD, both of which are portable freeware.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

[Noticed another user commented that the site has malware.]
There is no malware, you can check the website using the following services:
https://safeweb.norton.com/
http://global.sitesafety.trendmicro.com/
Perhaps he spoke of another website, 5 message contains few links.

Reply   |   Comment by Alex  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Activate.exe is not a program from this manufacturer, but from gotd for security. If performs a timecheck and it adds registry values to make a trial a life-timelicense, what normally would happen if you register it with a licensekey. Most gotd visitors who are around for years will recognize this registerprocedure, it is not special or something to worry about.

Reply   |   Comment by Calimero  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#10

OMG, I had this years ago and then lost it. This software is fantastic, especially if you have CD's going back since the birth of the CD burner. I take the unusual step of rating this software 11 out of 10.... YES... 11!!! out of 10!!! Why they stopped making it is news to me, its also sad. I seriously hope they decide to do a 2015 or 2016 version, I'd be in like Flynn to buy it. :)

Reply   |   Comment by kiwi1960  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Same here, and I spent a lot of time putting all those old cd's on dvds. Wish I had known about this program before. Could have saved myself a lot of time. But I still have lots of dvds so this makes it soooooo much easier!

Reply   |   Comment by Donna  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#9

Installed on latest version of Windows with no issues except an unusual Win security warning, but BitDefender had no complaints. This giveaway comes at an opportune time as I am archiving a dozen external hard drives into a new multi-disk array which will be left unplugged (power issues here) most of the time.

Cataloging 3TB of data, over a half million files, 25,000+ different directories, took only a minute or two. Search function was fast, returning results in seconds. Browsing the directory hierarchy was a piece of cake. So, a keeper. Thanks GAOTD and Abaiko

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#8

This appears to be JUST the sort of thing I have been wishing I could find for cataloging all my HARD DISKS.

Because only yesterday I was recalling that back in the early 90's, there was a programme I had that was very useful: As your collection of floppies built up, it would be hard to remember on which 5.25" floppy or 3.5" "stiffy" (as the Aussies called them), a certain file or programme could be found. The programme could scan all my floppies in turn, and produce a directory of each, which I could at least print out, or maybe search on my computer's 40Mb hard disk(!!).

I was thinking that THAT's what I really need for all my hard disks, as with THREE working computers, and FIVE OS's (with partitioning), there are loads of programmes and files that are on one or other of the hard disks -- which sometimes I would like to get ACCESS to. Like, for instance an earlier GOTD, InPaint, which is very useful to paint out trees growing out of people's heads -- and which exists only on ONE hard disk -- but I don't recall WHICH one....

I hope that I might be able to do for my HDD's what it offers to do for CD's -- and if so, I do not understand why it should be marked down to only 47% (currently), as surely many people must need such a programme. Unless it is not that great a programme after all -- in which case, I am very grateful to "Occasional Visitor" for his alternative suggestions, because a way to find files and programmes across various hard disks (I must have at least eight that still work) is, to me, very useful indeed..... And I am glad to find such programmes are still produced. Good luck to Abaiko Software!

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Yes, you can catalogize all your harddiscs, internal or external. Like I use it @7 for usbsticks, external harddrives are no different.
There are lots of reasons why good programs get a low thumbs up ratings, or vice-versa, don't reflect on it: mostly it has no meaning (people can also vote down software if they don't think they need it, think they have better software they are allready using etc.). I think most frequent visitors of Gotd will ignore the thumbs rating by now.

Reply   |   Comment by Calimero  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Try using ZTree, this will print a list of all the files on a drive.
Take care while using it as it is a very powerful file manager.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Just a heads up. This is a good program, and you should definitely get it while it is free. However, being heavily into video production for many years, and having around 90 hard drives (video/graphics/audio) my software of choice for this is the venerable app, "Where Is It?" It is VERY sophisticated (though quite easy to use). It automatically indexes all my drives, indexes inside files (including metadata and archives), and makes a catalog that will span all your drives. My catalog probably contains several million files, all of which I can find quickly and easily. It notes the drive number (I use removable drives with an external dock) and I simply grab that numbered drive off the shelf and away I go. If you have a LOT of data spanning many drives (and that can include virtually any type of removable media), then what I use may also be very useful to you.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#7

Nowadays one should be able to just type in the name of the album into the program and get a full list of tracks from the CDDB rather than having to spend time scanning, at least for most CDs. Programs that read just CDs have been around for decades, and there's plenty of free alternatives. What would be handy would be a program that allowed for vinyl records. Not everything in vinyl can be replaced and it takes time to transfer them. Those are the extra features worth paying for.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick McNamara  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

It is simple, but this program is usefull to me. Not for cd's but categorizing USB sticks (I have about 20 of them, not for backup but for lots of other reasons).Program works easy: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11463671/gotd/smartcdcatalog/smartcdcatalog01.PNG
I added a category "usb sticks" with Categories... Add..
Click on plus: Select the usbstick to scan. Untick "Eject cd" for preventing name of usbstick clearing after using this program. CLick on Scan.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11463671/gotd/smartcdcatalog/smartcdcatalog02.PNG
Point to the folder you made for usbsticks or anything else: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11463671/gotd/smartcdcatalog/smartcdcatalog03.PNG
Name it if it could be unclear which usb stick the catalog is about.
Press Ok.

When you insert a usbstick which content had changed you scan it the normal way with plus icon: program will notice the same usbstick "similar disks detected" and a button "update disk" is shown:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11463671/gotd/smartcdcatalog/smartcdcatalog9.png

I am keeping this.

Reply   |   Comment by Calimero  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)
#5

Cannot seem to get the activation button to work? Win7 64. Any ideas?

Reply   |   Comment by Grumpy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Close the program and use the separate program Activate to write some key in the register.
After restart the Smart CD Catalog PRO 3.08 program will be registered.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/SmartCDCatalogPro308_20150926/About.png

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#4

Thanks GotD & Abaiko, but...

using DuckDuckGo/Ixquick

CD Archiver allows you to organize and catalog your folders and disc collection.
http://pmcchp.com/cdarchiver/index.html

Visual CD is a disk cataloging tool to index the contents of your media storage such as CDs, DVDs, HD-DVDs, BlueRay Discs, USB disks, hard disks, folders and allow you to search the contents at a later date.

http://www.boozet.org/visualcd.htm

Disk Explorer Professional
This application is a powerful tool for cataloging all CDs, DVDs, floppies, ZIP disks, or other removable media, hard drives, network drives, or even FTP servers
http://www.tjelinek.com/main.php?section=d

Virtual Volumes View
VVV is an application that catalogs the content of removable volumes like CD and DVD disks for off-line searching. Folders and files can also be arranged in a single, virtual file system. Each folder of this virtual file system can contain files from many disks so you can arrange your data in a simple and logical way
http://vvvapp.sourceforge.net/

Reply   |   Comment by Occasional Visitor  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+41)

This site says it has some malware in and when I click go on it loads and after that the page are covered with a net and a red stop sign addears in the left uper corner, so what that means, do you know it or anyone other as get same message about this link: http://sur.ly/o/pmcchp.com/cdarchiver%2Findex.html/AA005599 ?

Reply   |   Comment by PCMan  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

I've tried many cataloguing systems over the years and have found WinCatalog one of the best. i've been using it since 2011 when I purchased a copy via BitsDuJour. It was given away here as WinCatalog 2014 (I think it was that version) last year.

http://www.wincatalog.com/


I don't think it catalogues cloud storage, but I may be wrong, I've not actually checked the latest version since upgrading earlier this year.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#3

This software is just what I needed, it works great for my purpose, I have a lot of CD, DVD and vinyl. With this software I can manage all of it. So thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by kjell  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#2

According to their website, this version and their last, was released in 2013, go figure

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-19)
#1

Ran this over a few drives.

Quite fast with the scan, with compact databases.

Nice search functionality and highly selective reporting to CSV and HTML.

You can categorise files in a number of ways.

No autoscan of hard drives on insertion but it's easy to set off another scan to update the database.

It does what it says on the tin and I'm impressed, so will keep this one around.

Reply   |   Comment by PhilS  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+79)
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