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Data DVD Cataloguing software?

Asked by albert_e (529points) October 23rd, 2010

I have a number of data CDs and DVDs – I would like to build a catalog / index of all data spread across these disks.

basically, I would like to “search” or “browse” the filenames / directories of all these discs without having to pop in each disc phyisically.

Once I locate a file of my interest in this index, and figure out which disc it is sitting on, I would then pick that specific physical disk, put in my CD drive and get that file.

is there any tool which would let me build a catalog of all my backup data on CDs & DVDs in this fashion?


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notdan's avatar

Disclaimer: I haven’t looked into these deeply. At a glance, they look like they could be what you’re after. I would do follow-up research, but hopefully these give you a good launching point:

You could also do it manually, depending on the type and volume of information you have. Media wouldn’t be so bad. Accounts / logs, probably bad.

My guess is that free software for this type of thing isn’t very sophisticated. You will probably have to do most of the organizational leg work.

reijinni's avatar

try cdlib or disclib.

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