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DiskTracker Catalogues

If you want a DiskTracker catalogue of the MacFormat cover disks / CDs, then here's one that they made themselves and put on a later cover CD (I don't know which issue that was):
MacFormat_dtc.zip (9.4MB)
(Sorry, I don't have time or access to an old version of StuffIt at the moment.)

It contains the contents of all the cover disks and CDs from MacFormat 24 through to MacFormat 177.

If you want separate ones for each year or something, then it would probably be easier to duplicate this one and remove the unwanted entries, rather than sit there waiting for DiskTracker to catalogue each disk yourself. Smile

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It's fine with me if someone wants to put the catalogue on here instead of nofile.io file sharing website. I just didn't know where to put it - it's not an "app" and there are a few different MacFormat pages.

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I think its a good idea to have this here. It can go under apps category "Reference".

I had thought MF had stopped putting Disk Tracker databases of their CD's around the time of issue 89/90, so it would be great to have a DT index up to MF 177.

Your own CD scans?

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That DiskTracker database was on one of the later MacFormat cover CDs, but I don't know which one (maybe 178, maybe later) without trawling through them all. I haven't made any changes to it.

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I see. Thanks, its good to see this here. I've made a page for it here. I converted the .zip to .sit and added a DT 1.x copy as well (this includes earlier than issue 24 indexes missing from the DT 2.x version). I also added the external link to your upload in the page.

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The no file.io is just a free file hosting site. I don't know how long they keep files for.

I did have a thought later that maybe the only change I made was possibly updating the data file to a newer format when I got the new version of DiskTracker. The date on the file is December 2006, so I'll try to dig dig out the discs for a few issues after that to check the original.

According to that database there is a slightly older issue of the database on cover discs 175 and 176.