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Disk Inventory

Does anyone have any recommendations for a Disk Inventory application that will give me a complete textual file listing of a hard drive? I'm running OS 9.2.2.

I have this 2nd drive that has a couple of partitions jam packed with files, and would like to just get a listing that I can pore over without having to dig with the Finder.

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I searched for an hour or so trying to find a suitable app, and of course, I stumble on something two minutes after I whine for help. It looks like Disk Catalog Maker might fit the bill.

I would still be interested in alternatives, however.

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DiskTracker is good & fast. I'm using vers 1.1.4, runs in SSW 7.1 - 9.2.2 & Classic, grabbed mine off an old late '90's MacFormat CD, I think MacAddict used to supply it too. There are later versions than this but I find 1.1.4 does all I need. Its a shareware app, creates its own searchable files of fixed drives & removable media and can export to text. - also records the contents of Stuffit files, depending on the version of Stuffit.

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Ditto MikeTomTom. DiskTracker v1 for OS9, but v2.4 for OSX id much preferred, even for mounting OS8 and OS9 disks (even my OS 7 and System 6 floppy disks).

I used something called Disk Librarian way back in System 6 and OS 7, it did the job, but DiskTracker was so much faster for when I got into 100's of 1000's of files. My DiskTracker v2.4 catalog is up to 6 million files (indexes 3 of 9 desktop Macs and most of my cover CDs) and it runs easily in limited memory.

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Disk Wizard 2.0. Still using it today. Looks inside compressed archives too, and is very fast.

Free!

Don't know whether it will give you a text listing, but think it might export one.

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I endorse what macmeister says about diskwizard ... I have run this on systems 7 to 9.2 very stably and on Mac 30's to beige G3's ... a version of it used to be bundled with Iomega zip drives, it is highly customise-able to auto-scan removable media if wanted and will output a text file if wanted. I couldn't find it on macgarden but am going to post it here when I have time .... I could send a copy if wanted

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I'm adding to my comment above, I recently discovered that the creator of Disk Wizard (François Pottier) has posted it as free on his own website pauillac.inria.fr/~fpottier/mac-soft.html.en. It is available in 5 languages.

I also emailed the creator who confirmed what I had always suspected, namely that Iomega bought the source code of Disk Wizard in order to create Findit, so anyone looking for Findit may wish to try this instead, since its interface and functionality is almost identical to Classic Findit (which is getting hard to find).

Disk Wizard is a fast reliable disk cataloguer, which was originally shareware in 1995. I have been using it recently on a MDD and on system 9.0.1 inside Sheepshaver on both a MBP and in Windows XP. I have previously used it on Macs from an SE30 to a G3 and from system 7.0 to 9.2, in every instance it has been stable and reliable.

What it will NOT do is to 'auto-scan upon eject' on any system that is not a genuine SCSI/floppy system, however it will still manual scan any mounted drive/image etc.

Also It cannot look inside or expand archives later than Stuffit 5, however, beyond these limitations, I highly recommend it as a basic stable, simple disk cataloguer.

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@Pincrete: Thanks for the update and info. I have not used this software before but have used (still use on BII) his excellent Décor software (also now free), so am off to DL a copy right now. Thank you.

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@MTT, what is that software you mention (Decor?). Would you have a link to the free download?

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Its really called Décor and if you copy and paste that into the SEARCH... above you'll find it here at the MG.

Its for Desktop Pictures. Very nice on pre-Mac OS 7.5 but still useful on later Mac OS's too, as it has a random desktop screens feature, which the built in Mac one didn't.

The home page for this and the rest of François Pottier's now Mac freeware you can find here

Cheers.

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@MTT -> Dammit! I thought it was a rare, unknown Disk Inventory software, due to the thread title Sad

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@tmm: Yes, I was referring to François Pottier's software per se with regards to his "Disk Wizard", & not Disk Inventory software in general...

A rare, rather good for the time (1991-94) Disk Inventory software I know of was "FileList+"
found on early MacFormat CD's. I can upload a copy - I don't think that its here (or anywhere else for that matter).

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Uploaded DiskWizard:
http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/diskwizard-20

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Filelist+ is on Mac GUI Vault

http://macgui.com/downloads/?file_id=13345&keywords=filelist
http://macgui.com/downloads/?file_id=23536