Catalog your data with CDFinder
CDFinder is now called NeoFinder, and with a new Adobe XMP Editor, NeoFinder now rocks even more!
CDFinder is a Digital Asset Manager for Macintosh and Windows http://www.cdwinder.de
The software catalogs any type of data (photos, movies, songs, documents), on any device (hard disk, CD, DVD, Blu-ray, USB sticks, server volumes, iPods, etc.) and offers powerful Find features to quickly locate your data.
The extensive support of metadata (Adobe XMP, EXIF, IPTC, MP3, and more) also increases the abilities to locate our files anywhere.
For CDFinder to work its magic finding your hidden digital treasures, it first needs to catalog your data once.
You can simply click the "Catalog Disk" button to catalog an entire disk. Just select it from the list of mounted volumes, done.
Or you can simply drag a disk from the Finder into the left side of the CDFinder window. That will also start cataloging it.
Of course, CDFinder cannot just catalog entire disks, that would be lame. You can also just catalog important folders. Again either drag them from the Finder into the left part of the CDFinder window, or use the "Catalog Folder" menu command.
Hint: The menus of CDFinder hold a lot of interesting functions, make sure you have a look at them...
To help you find your data better, CDFinder not simply reads the names of your files and folders when cataloging, but it can also read a huge amount of helpful additional data as well, such as photo thumbnails, or the MP3 tags of song files.
You control what CDFinder catalogs with the Preferences. Here, in the "Cataloging" section, you can tell CDFinder for which types of files you wish to have a thumbnail, and what size it should have.
The Media-Info is even more extensive, and covers video, photo, as well as audio files.
But CDFinder can do a lot more! During cataloging, it can peek inside compressed archive files to gather their content, detecting ZIP, RAR, TAR, and other formats. CDFinder is even the first cataloger on the Mac that can catalog the contents of disk image files for you!
And sometimes there is unwanted information you don't need, so you can ignore things like invisible files or folders, icon and alias files, or the contents of bundles or file packages, such as applications, to speed up cataloging and to create a cleaner catalog.
That wasn't all yet!
CDFinder can attach a serial number to any new catalog - making filing large numbers of disks easier, and CDFinder can even catalog version info of files and their Spotlight or Finder comments.
CDFinder can also generate a FileCheck value for every file it catalogs. That is powerful if you are concerned about long time storage. At any time, you can ask CDFinder to verify these FileCheck values either for a particular file, or for an entire catalog, and you can then check that all files are in fact unchanged and safely stored.
At last, you can control how much depth CDFinder catalogs. If you just need the top level items on your disks, set this up here.
You can set all these preferences either globally, using the CDFinder Preferences window, but you can also tell CDFinder to show you these cataloging specific preferences for each volume you catalog. Just use this checkbox here, or hold down the Command key just before a cataloging process begins in CDFinder. Then you will see these options again, but they will then only apply to the disk you are about to catalog.
And there is one more thing: If you have changed the content of a disk, you can ask CDFinder to update an existing catalog by selecting it, and using the "Update Catalog" in the File menu. Then, CDFinder will quickly run over the disk, update everything, while keeping your comments and labels for files and folders in that catalog alive.
CDFinder - The Search is Over!
great! It would be very useful to view a demonstation video on how a catalogue database can be moved/accessed/updated across operation system platforms (mac to/from windows)
Thanks for posting the videos.
Child marriages are common:
On a recent day, eight community elders sat in a [refugee] camp, some chewing khat, the narcotic leaf favored by most Yemeni men. Seven have married off their girls this year.
Even Salim, the elder who worked at the charity, is preparing to marry off his two daughters, ages 13 and 14. "I want to feel secure of their futures, if only for economic reasons," he said.
Mohammad Ali al-Ansi married off his two girls, ages 13 and 14, in April. "My heart is bleeding inside, but I was forced to do this," he said. "I have no job. Its difficult for me to feed my 10 children." He received $1,600 in dowry for each of his girls, he said. But after paying for their weddings and meeting other debts, the money has nearly run out. "If things get worse, theres no doubt Ill marry off my 12-year-old daughter," Ansi said.
More on Ansis 14-year-old daughter Fatma, married to 21-year-old Zaid:
Fatma spent her day cooking and washing clothes for her in-laws. When asked the name of her husbands family, Fatma didnt know it. She remembers her father telling her and her sister, Amal, that the family needed money. She remembers that Amal was in tears because her new husband was taking her to another region. The two sisters have not seen each other since their weddings.
"I am too young to be married," Fatma said. "I want to study. I want to learn how to write. I have sacrificed for my family," she continued, her voice dropping to a whisper.
Minutes later, her husband arrived at the tent, and Fatma went silent. He said Fatma was "at a good age to marry." When asked if she could attend school, he shook his head no. "Shes a little too old for school," he said.
Female sexual freedom among the Tuareg : Flora Drury has written up the sex habits of the Saharas Muslim Tuareg people based on the work by Henrietta Butler. Some excerpts:
Their men became known as the blue men of the Sahara because the dye from their distinctive indigo scarves rub off onto their faces giving them a mysterious air. The Tuareg evoke images of a long forgotten and romantic age.