Difference between Personal and Professional license types

Both types of licenses include the same features and allow installation on any number of computers per a license, but Personal license is restricted to non-commercial or educational use, only whereas Professional / Business license includes all types of use, including enterprise, professional and managed IT, non-profit and government use, plus priority technical and maintenance support.

In other words, if you plan to use WinCatalog at home, it is enough to buy a personal license. But if you want to use it at work or for your business, you should buy a professional license.

Posted on: December 26, 2014

WinCatalog 2019 Release 19.6

Displaying the Volume Size

Hello, we’re glad to announce that the new version of WinCatalog was released. The version number is 19.6.

The new version adds an ability to prevent the computer from entering sleep while the scanning or the updating process is running. This option may be turned on or off individually for each scanning profile. It is turned on by default.

The Properties panel now displays disk size in the Disk Info section using the classic File Explorer like format: “20.53 GB free of 232 GB”.

Czech, French, Greek, Italian, Polish, Spanish, and Swedish translations were actualized.

Download

To download WinCatalog 2019 version 19.6 as a full package please click here. You do not need to uninstall a previous version of WinCatalog. Just install the latest version over the existing one.

If you already have WinCatalog 2019 19.5 installed to your computer, you may download the smaller package (5.7 MB) containing only the modified binaries. This package requires WinCatalog 19.5 to be installed on your computer.

Posted on: February 21, 2020

WinCatalog 2019 Release 19.5

Hello, we’re glad to announce that the new version of WinCatalog was released. The version number is 19.5.

Size and Date Formats The new version adds an ability to configure how WinCatalog displays dates and sizes everywhere, including the Reports. Click the Gear button in the Name column header to configure Dates and Sizes formats in the main window. As previously, the Report Generator should be configurated by clicking Reports.

EXIF from any image. Previously WinCatalog grabbed EXIF tags from images with .jpg extension only. Now it tries to grab EXIF tags from any image file (except types with knowingly no EXIF tags like PNG or ICO).

The support of the compressed RAF files (RAW Image files produced by Fuji cameras). Now WinCatalog can process the compressed RAF files (the uncompressed files also work well).

An issue fixed when the scanning process could fail on inability to delete a temporary file while processing RAW files.

Download

To download WinCatalog 2019 version 19.5 as a full package please click here. You do not need to uninstall a previous version of WinCatalog. Just install the latest version over the existing one.

If you already have WinCatalog 2019 19.4.1 installed to your computer, you may download the smaller package (7.5 MB) containing only the modified binaries. This package requires WinCatalog 19.4.1 to be installed on your computer.

Posted on: February 5, 2020

WinCatalog 2019 Release 19.4.1

Hello, we’re glad to announce that a new minor update of WinCatalog 2019 was released. The version number is 19.4.1.

The new version fixes the issue when WinCatalog incorrectly reported that the backup was completed unsuccessfully after a successful backup. Turkish, Russian, and Brazilian Portuguese translations were actualized.

Download

To download WinCatalog 2019 version 19.4.1 as a full package please click here. You do not need to uninstall a previous version of WinCatalog. Just install the latest version over the existing one.

If you already have WinCatalog 2019 19.4 installed to your computer, you may download the smaller package (5.7 MB) containing only the modified binaries. This package requires WinCatalog 19.4 to be installed on your computer.

Posted on: January 16, 2020

WinCatalog 2019 Release 19.4

Hello, we’re glad to announce that a new version of WinCatalog was released. The version number is 19.4.

The new update introduces Dynamic Patterns for the Name column (we started from ID3 tags), timeouts for all processing modules, grabbing thumbnails from HEIF/HEIC (High-Efficiency Image File Format) and WebP image files, full support of ID3 tags for FLAC files. ZipBackup and CSV reports were updated.

Timeouts for processing files

Previously WinCatalog used timeouts for external processing modules only, now it uses timeouts for all the processing modules. The default value is 10 seconds per file. If processing the file takes longer, WinCatalog stops processing the file and stores a mention in the comments field that the process was terminated by a timeout.

New image formats: HEIF/HEIC and WEBP

Now WinCatalog can generate and keep thumbnails for the High-Efficiency Images (files with .heic and .heif extensions) and .webp files. The current version does not grab EXIF tags for these formats yet, the support of EXIF for HEIF/HEIC images will be added in the subsequent updates.

Full support of FLAC files

Now WinCatalog fully supports FLAC audio files, including album covers (from ID3 tags), and other values that were previously supported for MP3 files.

Compressed backups and CSV reports improvements

The compressed backups feature (ZipBackup) now uses the destination folder as a temp folder for the archiving process. Previously the backup process could fail with an “out-of-space” error message even if the destination drive had enough free disk space (but the drive hosting the system temp folder didn’t).

The CSV reports contained an unnecessary places field delimiter at the end of each line, it was removed.

(!) Dynamic Patterns for the Name field

For files and folders, WinCatalog has two fields called Name and Filename.

Filename contains the name of the file or the folder as it was originally named in the file system. The Filename field is used by WinCatalog to keep a connection with the real file on the disk and cannot be edited in WinCatalog.

The Name field (which may also be called the Display Name) may have any value you want and represents the entry in WinCatalog. The column is editable.

Previously, for music files having ID3 tags, WinCatalog built-up the Name column during the scanning process by placing Artist - Title value instead of a filename.

The current version introduces a different approach. Now WinCatalog just grabs and stores ID3 tags, but does not build the Name field during the scanning process. Instead, the Dynamic Pattern is used to display the Name field when you’re working with WinCatalog.

If you used a previous version of WinCatalog, on the first run WinCatalog will update your catalog file to reset all the previously generated Names for music files (if you didn’t modify them manually) and will make them ready for the Dynamic Patterns.

You can read more about the Dynamic Pattern feature here in the user manual.

Download

To download WinCatalog 2019 version 19.4 as a full package please click here. You do not need to uninstall a previous version of WinCatalog. Just install the latest version over the existing one.

Posted on: January 13, 2020

WinCatalog 2019 Release 19.3

Hello, a new version of WinCatalog 2019 was released today. The version number is 19.3.

This is a maintenance update fixing the issue in the version 19.2 when the size of the disk entry (root entry on the disk) was turned to zero after updating the disk if the disk contains no changes. The issue affected only root entries - sizes of folders remained correct.

To fix the size issue and display the correct sizes please update the affected drives. We apologize for the inconvenience that this issue caused you.

The next feature update will be released later this month (version 19.4), it will contain dynamic display patterns for the Name column and other improvements.

Download

To download WinCatalog 2019 version 19.3 as a full package please click here. You do not need to uninstall a previous version of WinCatalog. Just install the latest version over the existing one.

If you already have WinCatalog 2019 19.2 installed to your computer, you may download the smaller package (7 MB) containing only the modified binaries. This package requires WinCatalog 19.2 to be installed on your computer.

Posted on: December 3, 2019

WinCatalog 2019 Release 19.2

Hello, we’re glad to announce that a new version of WinCatalog 2019 was just released. The version number is 19.2.

Now in addition to other types that were supported previously, WinCatalog can grab thumbnails for Adobe Photoshop (.psd, .psb) files, Encapsulated PostScript files (.eps), and for Scalable Vector Graphic files (.svg).

The new release also contains some other minor improvements: the “Open in the associated app” menu item was added to the context menu for the File Operation Queue. Now you can easily ensure that the files you’re going to delete are the right files just by two mouse clicks.

Scanning speed metric was added to the Progress window, now WinCatalog displays the real-time processing speed when scanning or updating a drive.

Created and Last modified dates were added for disk records. A file system has these dates for files and folders but not for disks. WinCatalog uses the earliest Created date among all files and folders on the disk as the Created date for disk and the latest Modified date among all files and folders as the Modified date for the disk record. Updating the disks is required to show these dates.

The command-line interface was updated: the ability to pass the scanning profile for the -AddNew command (-ProfileId or -pid) was added. The scanning profile ID required for this parameter may be found on top of the General Scanning page for each scanning profile.

For the Update command, as previously, WinCatalog reuses the scanning profile stored on the Volume Info page of the Properties for the given disk or the folder.

The “search syntax error” was fixed when multiple brackets were used in the search queries.

Other minor improvements.

Upgrade

WinCatalog 2019 version 19.2 is available as a free upgrade for everyone who purchased a license for WinCatalog 2019, WinCatalog 2018* or purchased a lifetime upgrade status. Other customers can purchase the upgrade 50% off the regular price.

You can check your upgrade status here by entering your existing registration key or email address that was used to purchase WinCatalog.

To download WinCatalog 2019 please click here. You do not need to uninstall a previous version of WinCatalog. Just install the latest version over the existing one.

* Meaning the full 2018 license, not an upgrade from a previous version.

Posted on: November 14, 2019

WinCatalog’s 18th Birthday!

**The 18th birthday **is such a tremendous celebration for all growing up teenagers, but for a software product, this is the age of maturity. For WinCatalog 18 years mean dozens of releases and thousands of happy clients over around the World.

And in spite of this age, there are still a lot of ideas about what to add or improve in future updates. And most of these ideas were submitted by you.

Today we have a chance to say thank you for supporting us, for inspiring us, for being with us. Thank you for your help to make WinCatalog better!

It’s a cake time now, and… happy birthday, WinCatalog!

Your team.

Posted on: October 15, 2019

Konnichiwa WinCatalog!

Japanese Language Hello, we would like to introduce a Japanese translation of WinCatalog. Please download the latest update if you would like to use WinCatalog in Japanese: /thankyou.html

The Catalog Button You can select Japanese (or any other supported language) during the installation or at any time later by clicking the Catalog button (left from the Main tab of the Ribbon toolbar) and then clicking Options. On the Look & Feel tab you will find the Interface Language option.

To the moment, WinCatalog supports 23 interface languages: English (default), French, German, Spanish, two versions of Portuguese, Italian, two versions of Chinese, Czech, Korean, Hungarian, Swedish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Japanese, Romanian, Russian, Polish, Arabic, Turkish, and Indonesian.

Posted on: September 16, 2019

WinCatalog 2019 Release 19.1

Hello, we’re glad to announce the new release of WinCatalog. This is a feature release adding new functions and fixing some issues.

Path field in the Add Folder dialogue

  1. The ability to enter Path to scan when adding a folder (via Add Folder button) was added. Now instead of selecting the path via the Shell Tree, you can just type or paste the path to scan. This may be especially helpful for adding network drives.

  2. Cloud folders friendly (part 2): now WinCatalog can keep some meta-data (catalog-related settings, like the last backup date or additional search options) outside the catalog file. If the new feature is enabled, WinCatalog does not modify the catalog file when you perform a search or create a backup copy. As a result, this does not cause the catalog file uploading to the cloud if the catalog file is stored in a cloud folder like OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. You can activate this option on the Administrative tab of the program options (“Catalog” button -> Options -> Administrative -> Catalog related settings).

  3. Command line “-CatalogPath” parameter allows now skipping the root folder name (“Catalog”) and correctly handles double slash (’\’) which allows passing network paths. Slash, double slash, and semicolon may now be replaced by {@slash}, {@dslash}, and {@semicolon} when passing in “-CatalogPath” parameter. Examples may be found here.

  4. Size column now has an extra space on the right (which increases the readability).

  5. Change size of thumbnails The ability to change the size of the thumbnails in the Thumbnails view was added. The thumbnail size may vary from 50 to 2500 pixels. Please check the view switcher in the top right corner of the grid/thumbnails view. You can also use CTRL+Mouse Wheel or a Touchpad to change the size of the thumbnails in the Thumbnails view. More details are here.

  6. Added an ability to change the size of the thumbnails to be updated via the Thumbnail page of the Properties. Click the Options button to change this value.

  7. SD Card Two new drive types were added: SD Card and MicroSD. WinCatalog does not detect these drives automatically, but you can switch the drive type manually on the Volume Info tab for any drive.

Upgrade

WinCatalog 2019 version 19.1 is available as a free upgrade for everyone who purchased a license for WinCatalog 2019, WinCatalog 2018* or purchased a lifetime upgrade status. Other customers can purchase the upgrade 50% off the regular price.

You can check your upgrade status here by entering your existing registration key or email address that was used to purchase WinCatalog.

To download WinCatalog 2019 please click here. You do not need to uninstall a previous version of WinCatalog. Just install the latest version over the existing one.

* Meaning the full 2018 license, not an upgrade from a previous version.

Posted on: August 30, 2019

WinCatalog 2019 Release 19.0.2

Hello, we’re glad to announce that a new version of WinCatalog was just released. The version number is 19.0.2.

The new version includes the updated Swedish translation and a new feature: now during scanning a disk or a folder WinCatalog can handle “files on-demand”: WinCatalog doesn’t initiate downloading these files from cloud storage and grabs just basic file attributes for these files:

WinCatalog can exclude Files-on-Demand

WinCatalog now supports cloud files “on-demand”.

The new feature is turned on by default for all scanning profiles, you can change it on the “General Scanning” page for each scanning profile individually.

Files having the “On-Demand” attribute are shown in dark-green color in WinCatalog:

WinCatalog displays files-on-demand using Green color

Files having the On-Demand attribute are shown in green.

Upgrade

WinCatalog 2019 version 19.0.2 is available as a free upgrade for everyone who purchased a license for WinCatalog 2019, WinCatalog 2018* or purchased a lifetime upgrade status. Other customers can purchase the upgrade 50% off the regular price.

You can check your upgrade status here by entering your existing registration key or email address that was used to purchase WinCatalog.

To download WinCatalog 2019 please click here. You do not need to uninstall a previous version of WinCatalog. Just install the latest version over the existing one.

* Meaning the full 2018 license, not an upgrade from a previous version.

Posted on: July 23, 2019