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Indexing software for shelved hard drives?


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Here's a question for backup enthusiasts out there.
Is there some sort of freeware / shareware out there that'll index a hard drive for you and then keep a database or something that you can search?
Let's say, for example, you have a 1TB external drive that you want to shelf. You pull out the drive, put a clean one in, and you put the old drive away. But then say I want to check if a certain file is on that drive. I'm looking for a quick way to scan through an index file of that drive to see what the contents are without having to mount the drive.
Any thoughts? Thanks!
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Oh sure, lots of disk cataloging programs!

I happen to use one called Disktracker out of sheer laziness (been using it since OS 9!), and there are many others. Just do a google or MacUpdate search on mac disk cataloging programs. If you own Toast I believe one is actually included in the bundle.
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I use the one that comes with Toast. It's fairly basic but it does the job.

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I'm using the excellent CDFinder software I have got no complaints.
It can catalog hard disks (internal and external), server volumes, DVD-ROMs, CD-ROMs, iPods, Blu-ray, and USB sticks.

Download CDFinder for Mac - Catalog your external media and disks. MacUpdate Mac Software Downloads
Download DiskCatalogMaker for Mac - Catalog your disks. MacUpdate Mac Software Downloads


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Thank you everybody for your suggestions!
I'm on my way to better data management.
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