Indexing CD/DVD files and contents

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  1. Wai_Wai

    Wai_Wai Registered Member

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    Indexing CD/DVD files and contents

    Does anyone know if there is any software which can index external sources (filenames and contents)?? External sources many include CDs/DVDs/USB/external drives. For example, I have many data in CDs/DVDs/USB drives. It makes it hard for me to find contents on different CD/DVDs. I would like to create a content database which will record:
    - filenames of *ALL* file types
    - contents of some specific file types
    - after the indexing, the search should be as fast as search done by Google

    Do you know which software can do it?
    By the way, does the software you recommend index/update database fast?

    Thanks. :)
     
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    Hmm... How do the above tools help me to index external sources?
    Take Locate32 as an example, it allows me to index any drive (including the CD/DVD drive). Let say the CD/DVD drvie is drive D, but the software can't recognise I have inserted different CDs/DVDs in Drive D, so everything indexed will be put in Drive D which may cause conflicts and problems.

    Tools like Fastfind cannot seemingly achieve this.
     
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    From Cathy´s site:
    Seems close to your needs
    FastFind is close to Locate32 which I currently use
     
  5. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    What do you mean by index? List folders and files? Or do you want more than that?
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  6. Wai_Wai

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    Like what desktop search does - indexing files so the search can be made instantly.
    What I want to index is:
    - filename, including the extensions
    - contents of files
     
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    Hello,
    You can try the tree function from command line. Export the output to a text file. Is that good enough?
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    Partial since it is for filename only.
    We need to search for files based on location, filesize and so on, just like what a normal search does in Windows.
     
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    Yes, I think so.

    But I don't think FastFind can.
     
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