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DiskTracker
DiskTracker
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DiskTracker free download for Mac

DiskTracker

Version 2.4.7

Catalogs files on your disks.

DiskTracker overview

DiskTracker is a powerful cataloguing utility that helps you keep track of your offline files. If you have a number of removable media disks, DiskTracker is ideal. It will maintain a local directory of the files on the removable disks, and you can search for files without actually having to insert the removable media. The search result resembles the view you would see in the Finder.

What’s new in version 2.4.7

Updated on Oct 28 2013

Version 2.4.7:
  • Fix icon drawing issues with OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Information

License

Shareware

Size

10.2 MB

Downloads

111151

App requirements

  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.0 or later
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 27 2021
2.4.7
0.0
May 27 2021
0.0
Version: 2.4.7
For those concerned: No, DiskTracker will not run on macOS 11 Big Sur. I'm using NeoFinder instead with excellent results. And, has been noted below, NeoFinder imports DiskTracker databases perfectly.
Gog4
Gog4
Oct 5 2020
2.4.7
0.0
Oct 5 2020
0.0
Version: 2.4.7
Newer screenshots would help you sell this app better.
dominiqueg
dominiqueg
Feb 28 2019
2.4.7
5.0
Feb 28 2019
5.0
Version: 2.4.7
still useful after all these years
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 29 2018
2.4.7
0.0
Oct 29 2018
0.0
Version: 2.4.7
Abandonware. It's impossible to buy it, despite it being available for download. It still runs fine on macOS 10.14 Mojave! But it won't run on 10.15 because the app is 32-bit.

For transition to a 64-bit disc cataloguing application:
1) EXPORT your DiskTracker catalogues to text.
2) IMPORT the resulting DiskTracker .dtc.txt file into your intended 64-bit disc cataloguing program.
3) VERIFY the resulting catalogue is accurate and properly formatted. If it's not, try importing it into another cataloguing program.

Experimentation:
It's possible that a database program may more accurately import the .dtc.txt file, then let you export it again into a format that works for your intended 64-bit disc cataloguing program. OR a text editor may be able to reformat your database to be compatible with your intended disc cataloguing program. Be sure to use the correct extension used by the cataloguing program on the reformatted file before attempting to open it. If the reformatted catalogue is still not compatible with the intended cataloguing program, you'll quickly find out.

Thus far, my own experiments have NOT resulted in successful export/import into a new program. I'll keep trying. If others have succeeded, please post!
Barry5p
Barry5p
Dec 24 2016
2.4.7
5.0
Dec 24 2016
5.0
Version: 2.4.7
Simply the best and it is FAST.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Nov 22 2016
2.4.7
0.0
Nov 22 2016
0.0
Version: 2.4.7
DiskTracker is still going strong on macOS 10.12 Sierra! No update required.
Franko
Franko
Oct 28 2013
2.4.7
0.0
Oct 28 2013
0.0
Version: 2.4.7
So with this new update i realized, aside DT being my fave cataloguing app, that it and GraphicConverter are the 2 oldest running apps on my Mac. I'd add IRCle but it's pretty much a 3/4 dead fish swimming in cIRCles.
Gary30
Gary30
Sep 13 2013
2.4.6
5.0
Sep 13 2013
5.0
Version: 2.4.6
Acquired as part of the BYOB bundle offer found at Squidoodotcom for $5.95. I have long felt that five to ten bucks seems about right for this kind of app. Basically, it indexes the files on a volume and creates a catalog that can be browsed as though the Finder were being used. Can export a list as a tab or comma delimited text file with headers. Initial indexing is fast. Updates are very fast. Catalog files are reasonable in size. For my media volume which is 300+ GB with I get a 16 MB catalog file that took about 5 minutes to build.
Bigboysdad
Bigboysdad
May 25 2011
2.4.4b4
4.5
May 25 2011
4.5
Version: 2.4.4b4
I've recently put this to use by recovering in seconds, a 4 year old piece of email data long gone from my laptop. My employer has unsuccessfully been trying to recover this same piece of data from its its expensive and convoluted windoze based backup system for over 2 months. Last year I "upgraded" and imported my DT data to CD Finder but whilst CD Finder is regularly maintained and excellently supported, I still found myself coming back to DT as it eschews eye candy and focuses on just finding that all important file - it basically works the same as the excellent app Find Any File. I'm grateful the developers are continuing maintaining it and hope they continue to do so.
Tozzo
Tozzo
May 10 2011
2.4.4b3
1.0
May 10 2011
1.0
Version: 2.4.4b3
This version works as expected in Tiger.
Olivier-herrbach
Olivier-herrbach
May 9 2011
2.4.4b3
5.0
May 9 2011
5.0
Version: 2.4.4b3
ABOUT WHAT I SAID ABOUT THIS SOFTWARE, and what I just wrote to the developer : "Dear "Portents, Llc" (Developer), I deeply apologize for what I said on MacUpdate (PPC Application). It's alright, your software is an Universal one (I'll remove what's not Intel). I'll correct it on MacUpdate.com (IT'S DONE NOW). With my kind regards, Olivier Herrbach PS : I CAN'T (not possible here) to give 5 to third and fourth. WHY ?
Tozzo
Tozzo
Apr 16 2011
2.4.4b2
1.0
Apr 16 2011
1.0
Version: 2.4.4b2
This version just launches then quits for me...
Darth-Brooks
Darth-Brooks
Nov 17 2010
2.4.3
4.0
Nov 17 2010
4.0
Version: 2.4.3
DiskTracker 2.4.1 and earlier allowed the names of cataloged disks to be edited but versions 2.4.2 and 2.4.3 do not. Why would anyone want to change the name of a cataloged volume? It doesn't happen very often but occasionally the original disk name is wrong or contains a misspelling. Also, DiskTracker 2.4.2 and 2.4.3 crash repeatedly when trying to drag a cataloged disk from one catalog window to another under Mac OS X 10.4.11 PPC. DiskTracker 2.4.1 handled the drag and drop with ease. I've cataloged thousands of volumes with DiskTracker since 1998 and hope the dev addresses these two issues.
Bigboysdad
Bigboysdad
Sep 11 2010
2.4.2
4.5
Sep 11 2010
4.5
Version: 2.4.2
Just a quick nod to this application in the event that anyone might be looking for a disk cataloger. I have been using this application for years, have tried some newer alternative products and see no reason to change. If all you want to do is scan DMGs or DVDs as I do, search for old offsite archived files on your Mac and identify where those archived files are stored, this is all you need. Just gets on and does its thing predictably, effectively and reliably. Uses an effective and simple Finder like interface for searching files manually and its standalone search facility is as simple or complex as you want it to be and is as fast as any alternative product out there. If you are looking for a disk cataloger want more than this, try the more expensive CDFinder. If not, buy this application - its the lack of 100s of features and pretty GUI that makes it less bloated and as a result, simpler, faster and more effective.
Itty
Itty
Jul 7 2010
2.4.2b6
5.0
Jul 7 2010
5.0
Version: 2.4.2b6
Ah, new screenshot. [much better] The developer seems to be too honest for the software industry. Most developers would call this an update, not a beta. I can find no bugs using this in my workflow. Mind, you, I have never used the disk labeling system, Sharpies have always worked fine for me. I tried it on an old G4 Flat screen iMac running Tiger, and an even older iBook G3 running Tiger, and a recent top-of-the-line MacBookPro 64Bit SnowLeopard, and didn't run into a glitch. DiskTRacker runs as reliable as always. Which is critical with any database app. It still reads my old databases from the 90's, OS8, days. Very happy to see this is fully supported, best-in-class.
Itty
Itty
Jun 22 2010
2.4.2b4
5.0
Jun 22 2010
5.0
Version: 2.4.2b4
Still the best for finding stuff on disk archives. Been using it for ages. Since the days of the micro-floppy. [yeah, I'm that old]. Please ignore the screenshot. I think it's from the OS 7 days. Maybe a SnowLeopard shot would be a good idea? It works fine on Snow Leopard on Intel Macs and still works fine on old G3 and G4 Macs running Tiger, as well. The competition cannot make that claim. If you have a lot of archived DVD's, CD's, DVD Ram, MO's, Hard Disks, and, yes, Floppies, then you need this app. Tried all the others, DiskCatalogMaker, CDFinder, etc.. But they all try to add too many features that slow the app down. If you need to catalog your media [image,video,graphics, etc] then use a dedicated media cataloger. I use Toast for it's Disk Spanning feature, making archive disks and sets that are individually Finder-Readable. I use DiskTracker to catalog all my disks and can quickly find any file going back to the early '90's. DiskTracker is dedicated to finding files in Finder-Like fashion, on all your off-line disks. It has the most powerful search engine of the bunch and that is by far the most important feature. Without a good find function, what's the point?
Franko
Franko
Nov 4 2009
2.4.1b2
0.0
Nov 4 2009
0.0
Version: 2.4.1b2
DT might be in the running with IRCle for the longest Beta ;) Despite this DT remains an app I cannot do without. Yes its look is aged but, like an old VW Beetle, you'll still take care of it for its great strengths and capabilities carried out with aplomb.
Donnadonna
Donnadonna
Apr 18 2009
2.4
0.0
Apr 18 2009
0.0
Version: 2.4
When the "Scan into archives" feature is enabled for "Stuffit/Zip", DiskTracker shortens the names of all Stuffit archives and their contents to 31 characters or less a la OS 9. When the feature is turned off it successfully records the long names of Stuffit archives but of course not any of their content. When applying Finder labels to disks in the catalog, some icons become labeled with a color as expected, then DiskTracker oddly asks for 1 of the cataloged CD-Rs to be inserted (for what purpose I have no idea since they are read only) and when I elect to "Skip" DiskTracker then fails to label -any- of the remaining items that were selected.
Phaleron
Phaleron
Mar 26 2008
2.4b9
1.0
Mar 26 2008
1.0
Version: 2.4b9
BLUESTAR I think you missed the point. Yes, it takes only a few seconds to launch Disk Tracker, but more often than not you don't launch it every time you slip a CD in the caddy. So, when you suddenly need to look up your database for that file, in that CD, which you have not yet inventoried, you need to first find all the uncatalogued CDs, import them into Disk Tracker, and then begin to look for that item. This is why it is a very useful feature, and one that Disk Tracker had once decided to be important enough to design into the software.
Bluestar
Bluestar
Feb 1 2008
2.4b7
5.0
Feb 1 2008
5.0
Version: 2.4b7
I've been using this great little app for a number of years now and find it indispensable for cataloging my backup disks. Used to be CDs and now DVDs. Also catalog my off-line hard drives with it that I use for backup such as Firewire drives. Very stable program as well. Highly recommended. -- Note to PHALARON (another reviewer below) It takes a only few second to launch this app to scan disks. You let me know if you come across a computer that I don't have to start up to do my computing please.
$30.00
Application is not under development & not supported.

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