Offline Drive Indexing For Macs
February 27, 2008 4:41 PM   Subscribe

Offline Drive Indexing for Macs?

I have a mac and I generate a lot of media that i need to keep track of when a drive is disconnected. Basically, I need to be able to do a keyword search and be pointed to the drive/path where files that match the criteria could be found.
posted by ransom to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
Microsoft's Expression Media, formerly iView Media Pro, does this very well. It stores metadata in a catalogue, so they're available even when the drive with the media is offline. It's not cheap but it works very well.
posted by brianogilvie at 4:51 PM on February 27, 2008

Maybe it was the thumbnail size I chose, but I made an iView Media Pro catalog file of 9.2 GB of clip art, and it took 3 days to make the file, and the catalog file itself is 1.4 gb.
posted by Devils Rancher at 5:01 PM on February 27, 2008

Maybe this is what you want: ShadowCopy.
posted by Monochrome at 5:19 PM on February 27, 2008

Response by poster: ShadowCopy is definitely a step in the right direction, and the price can't be beat, but i also need to be able to index drives that aren't online.

Expression Media is a little to robust both in feature and price tag.
posted by ransom at 7:26 AM on February 28, 2008

I haven't used it, but Disk Library may be what you need.
posted by Monochrome at 9:54 PM on March 20, 2008

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