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    How many people here find it quicker to download a file, than to search your huge pile of CDs.

    I could spend hours looking for a certain file, sifting through huge crap piles of "magic marker" CDroms, but actually I can dowload it several times in the same amount of time.

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    it takes me longer to download than to search through my stack of cds i have to say but if you were talking about movies then whoaaaaaa.....
    Those who dont learn from the past are doomed to repeat It.

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    Yup..and it's quicker to download a song rather than rip it from an original CD

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    Originally posted by Spindulik@29 November 2003 - 20:26
    How many people here find it quicker to download a file, than to search your huge pile of CDs.

    I could spend hours looking for a certain file, sifting through huge crap piles of "magic marker" CDroms, but actually I can dowload it several times in the same amount of time.
    I certainly do that sometimes.

    I do have hundreds of CDs tho'

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    Yepp - i'm a lazy sob (you can quote me on that) so i do dl instead of searching my own CD's

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    You gotta improve your cataloguing system if it's taking that long.









    Go to command prompt and choose the drive letter of your CD, type dir

    Copy the contents and paste it into note pad so it looks like this >

    Code:
    Apps:
    
    Volume Serial Number is 4FDC-4CA4
    
     Directory of *:\
    
    04/23/2003  04:03a               1,558 -hack- c (ebook - txt) - How To Crack Any
     Type Of Registrati.rar
    05/05/2003  07:05p           1,047,040 Docs_English.exe
    04/23/2003  07:33a          13,750,500 Lmw49 - Label Matrix   This program is th
    e solution for all .ace
    04/28/2003  03:26a           1,052,722 Stardock_WindowFX_Enhanced.zip
    03/07/2003  02:38a             138,432 StoikVideoConverter11.zip
    04/24/2003  06:25p          14,662,388 Tablaturas - Guitar Tabs Incredible Colle
    ction (+2500 Rock, .zip
    03/17/2003  02:34a              86,001 TheRightNote_v32.zip
    04/28/2003  03:26a           1,152,091 WinISO 5.1 (Already Registered!) - Full V
    ersion!-.exe
    04/23/2003  03:31a          75,492,604 Winternals Administrators Pak 3.exe
    03/23/2003  02:19a           8,172,103 fo-SETUP FACTORY sf6r.zip
    03/23/2003  02:15a           3,296,195 fo-TWEAK NOW pp121.zip
    04/02/2003  01:16a             999,883 fo-cpui6.zip
    04/02/2003  10:03p          14,193,124 fo-qvp7.zip
    03/23/2003  02:23p           3,552,982 foundstone_tools.zip
    03/11/2003  06:42a           1,712,239 gc.zip
    03/17/2003  03:18a           3,381,111 guitarpower.exe
    05/06/2003  03:57a             866,078 karvid2_0b2.ZIP
    03/17/2003  02:42a           2,064,573 legalbilling.exe
    03/07/2003  02:43a          11,151,021 morph_man_4_trial.exe
    04/23/2003  04:14a         492,185,076 power traslator pro 7.0 full cd - spanish
     portuguese italian.zip
    04/23/2003  03:33a           7,471,104 repair file.exe
    03/07/2003  04:19a           1,310,435 wdm88x_20321.zip
    04/28/2003  04:29a           4,830,488 xq-xsetup.zip
                  23 File(s)    662,569,748 bytes
    
    =====================================================================================
    
     Volume Serial Number is B630-33AE
    
     Directory of *:\
    
    03/21/2003  04:32p           2,103,151 MrSIDViewerSetup.exe
    04/18/2003  07:43a             553,687 RegCleaner.exe
    03/28/2003  01:11p           8,736,869 secureiis202demo.exe
    03/14/2003  11:57a         105,464,544 Studio84Trial.exe
    05/03/2003  03:49p      <DIR>          SYGATE
    05/03/2003  12:57p      <DIR>          TMPG ENC W-SERIAL
    05/03/2003  12:57p      <DIR>          TreeFactory For 3D Studio Max, Etc.exe
    05/03/2003  12:57p      <DIR>          TYPING MASTER
    05/03/2003  12:53p      <DIR>          VIRTUAL MAKEOVER
    05/03/2003  12:53p      <DIR>          vISnETIC FIREWALL
    05/03/2003  12:53p      <DIR>          VOODOO WIN9X DRIVERS
    05/03/2003  12:53p      <DIR>          VOODOO 3DFX WIN2K DRIVERS
    03/07/2003  04:18a           2,446,423 wintvrecord_wdm_v12.exe
    03/07/2003  01:23a             379,512 wm324951.exe
                   6 File(s)    119,684,186 bytes
                   8 Dir(s)               0 bytes free
    You can use a program like iSleuthhound to create a database from this text file and it will bring up the highlighted entry when you search. It's very fast. Just use the volume # to identify the disk.
    Keep the movies in one container, the apps in another.


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    Dont be too helpfull balamm, otherwise this will have to be moved to the software topic

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    You all need to organize better.With OrangeCD all I have to do is select "CDR Location" and that shows all my CDRs and what is on each one.

    Search for a Song or Album and it tells me what CDR.

    Databaseing is the most important part of this Game Gentlemen.


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    I concur with Mr Capricorn...there is also some good software for cataloguing every file on CD-R, which basically takes a snapshot of the disk, so you can easily search for a file, or even flick through the contents without taking it from your box.

    cant remember what its called, but someone will know
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    Originally posted by FuNkY CaPrIcOrN@29 November 2003 - 17:44



    You all need to organize better.With OrangeCD all I have to do is select "CDR Location" and that shows all my CDRs and what is on each one.

    Search for a Song or Album and it tells me what CDR.

    Databaseing is the most important part of this Game Gentlemen.


    FC B)
    1% of my files are audio. The rest are anything and everything.

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