RE: [NTO] Need Efficient File Catalog
- There is a great program called DirPrint which will gather the data in a
Or to actually catalog files with all info etc, Where Is It is a FANTASTIC
program, it will even pull DVD and CD info from the internet, I've been a
registered user for Y E A R S ..
And there is also Insight, if you wish to create a collapsible outline like
the outline format in NoteTab... this is a FANTASTIC OTL file application,
but the end result is a *.cat file.. You can use Fine and replace on the
resulting Dir Print text file (if you wanted to run the shareware version)
and then create the Outline in Insight.
That's a few suggestions...
Hope this helps... there's also a freebie cataloger EZ-Cat and another
one that I can't think of right now that I use at work because its free but
its not near as awesome as Where is it for cataloging disks, its PRIMO!!
From: ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Ray Shapp
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 7:14 PM
Subject: [NTO] Need Efficient File Catalog
I need an efficient file catalog similar to the hierarchical system in
Explorer. In fact, I am using Explorer in exactly that role now, but I may
causing a slowdown in the normal functioning of the Windows file system
because I may be overusing Explorer. Windows remembers the state of up to
about 2000 folders. I have modified the entry in the Registry to allow
remembering the state of 10,000 folders. Windows is remembering the state,
I am beginning to see the hourglass symbol when I do normal operations in
I have examined some of the cataloging applications designed for tracking
music or video libraries, but they are much too elaborate and cumbersome for
Every day, I get 50 to 100 files related to actual or planned observations
from some of the members of an astronomy club. In most cases, I need only to
record the name of the file, size, type, and date modified. In a small
percentage of cases, I retain the actual contents of the file. File types
be TXT, some kind of video or still image, DOC, PDF, or rarely XLS.
Most files come into a temporary folder in my mail client. Then I save the
attachment(s) into the appropriate sub-folder(s) within Windows Explorer,
create a sub-folder with the same name as the file. I usually then delete
contents of the file leaving only the file name, type ("File Folder"), size
(empty in most cases), and date modified. In 1 or 2 percent of cases, I
the original contents of the file. For example, I have about 8500 folders
created from file names, and I have only 10 megabytes of contents in those
folders. About 98 percent of folders are empty.
The members who send these files use a standard file-naming convention that
dictates where these files get stored in the hierarchy. I use the built-in
searching and sorting functions of Windows Explorer to check for duplicate
observations and to append an accession number when multiple observations
in for a single object.
Simply stated, I need the hierarchical structure of Windows Explorer in an
application that doesn't use the Windows File Allocation Table. If the
structure in NoteTab had say 8 or 10 levels of sub-outlines, it would be a
good tool for this job.
I am asking for suggested utilities here rather than in the Clip Programming
group because I'm guessing that a fast, slim, efficient application like
Thanks for the help.
WinXP Pro SP3
NoteTab Pro v5.7b
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- --- In ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com, loro <loro-spam01-@...> wrote:
> Sheri wrote:
> >If you want to try doing it with a collapsible outline, try Ecco. Its
> >been free for many years. You used to be able to download the app from
> >the NetManage FTP. But NetManage was bought by Micro Focus and the FTP
> >server doesn't seem to be working any more.
> I was able to download it with a FTP program. Clicking the link at
> their site doesn't work for me either. No idea why that is.
>Not familiar with those, thanks for pointing them out. I haven't kept
> navigate to
> Thanks! I had forgotten about this program. Do you know what
> EccoMagic is? Their site is very confusing. Is it a program that
> builds on Ecco? Several programs maybe?
up these new developements. Seems there's also another Ecco Yahoo
group now at http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/ecco_pro (which I
didn't know about either.
FWIW, I've managed to keep tons of info in Ecco and convert data in
and out of it forever without any add-ins.
- Sheri (silvermoonwoman@...) wrote (in part) (on 2008-10-23 at
> > Thanks! I had forgotten about this program. Do you know whatThe new group features an enhancement to Ecco called eccoext
> > EccoMagic is? Their site is very confusing. Is it a program that
> > builds on Ecco? Several programs maybe?
> > http://eccomagic.com/
> > Lotta
> Not familiar with those, thanks for pointing them out. I haven't kept
> up these new developements. Seems there's also another Ecco Yahoo
> group now at http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/ecco_pro (which I
> didn't know about either.
> FWIW, I've managed to keep tons of info in Ecco and convert data in
> and out of it forever without any add-ins.
(EccoExtension) that add some nice functionality to the Ecco -
scriptable LUA, regular expressions, powerful filters, fix for Y2K bug.
see here: http://eccoextdoc.wikispaces.com/
EccoMagic is a set of enhancement programs that can be run with Ecco and
also a discussion forum associated with the ecco_pro yahoo group. see
If interested in Ecco also worth checking out SQLNotes (recently renamed
start here: www.*sqlnotes*.net/ *
*Its in free beta right now but definitely usable in its current state.
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