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Sets of the Scanning Options

Using WinCatalog you can use several sets of scanning options (called Scanning Presets or Scanning Options) and easily switch between them. WinCatalog remembers which set of the scanning options
was used for scanning each disk and automatically selects the same options for updating the disk.
 
The scanning options are catalog depended and stored in the catalog file.
 
"From the box", when you create a new catalog file or continue using a catalog file created with any WinCatalog version prior to 2018, WinCatalog creates 4 sets of the scanning options:
 
 
If you used WinCatalog before upgrading to 2018 version and modified the scanning option, the additional set of the scanning options will be created:
 
 
Each set of the scanning options can be modified or renamed on your own. Below you will find the descriptions of the sets as they were created.
 

Disk info only

 
If this set of the scanning options is used, WinCatalog does not add any contents (files and folders), it just grabs the disk info: total and free sizes, volume label, serial number and root path.
 

Disk and folders

 
If this set of the scanning options is used, WinCatalog scans the disk, but adds only disk info (as in Disk info only) and folders. No files will be added to the catalog.
 

Basic file info

 
If this set of the scanning options is used, WinCatalog scans the disk (or a folder) and adds all the files and folders on the disk but grabs only basic information about the files: size, created and modified dates, file attributes. WinCatalog does not run scanning plugins, for example, it does not create thumbnails for pictures, does not extract EXIF and ID3 tags and does not scan inside archives.
 

Full file info

 
If this set of the scanning options is used, WinCatalog scans the disk (or a folder) and applies all the scanning plugins it has: EXIF and thumbnails for pictures, ID3 tags and embedded album covers for audio files, metadata for e-books, the contents of the archives, etc.
 

My Settings

 
This set of the scanning options is optional and appears only if you migrated from a previous version of WinCatalog where you modified the settings. Please note: if you migrated from a previous version of WinCatalog, this profile will be set for all existing disks in the catalog.