WinCatalog 2024.6(.1) Release

Hello, we’re glad to announce that a new version of WinCatalog has been released. The version number is 2024.6.1 This update includes several enhancements and bug fixes to improve your experience with our software. Below is a summary of the changes in this release:

WinCatalog 2024.6 Large Thumbnails Preview Thumbnail Display Enhancement: Thumbnails now fill the preview pane for a more visually appealing and informative display.

Search by Hashes and Checksums: Enhanced search capabilities to include hashes and checksums (MD5, SHA256, Blake2, CRC32), making it easier to locate files based on their unique identifiers. Leave the search field blank or type the asterisk (means find all files and folders), them mark the Hashes row on the Main tab of the additional search options, paste the HASH value and hit Search. WinCatalog will find all files matching the criteria. Please note, the calculation of the hashes should be turned on. You can find this option in the Checksums and Hashes section of the General Scanning tab individually for each scanning profile. Please also read the following section in the user manual after changing the processing options: Skip Unmodified Files During Updating a Drive.

Search Tab Options: the New Search Tab command behavior changed in concern of the “Look In” filter. The entire catalog search scope is set by default for the “Look In” filter with the ability to reduce the search scope to the selected folder just in one mouse click. The “New search here” context menu option now accurately limits the search scope to the selected folder.

Context Menu Enhancements: We’ve added a “New search here” menu entry for empty spaces within the interface, and fixed the behavior of the the “New search here” command as it did not function as expected and limited the search scope by the parent folder instead of the selected one.

The Open In Catalog Command: now behave consistently in the search results and in the main UI. Previously the Open In Catalog command executed from search results opened the parent folder instead of the intended folder.

Search History and Folder Selection: Increased the number of entries in the Search History combo, which is set to 20, but can now be configured via the registry. Also, updated the software to not move down to the selected folder after the update process ends, streamlining the update experience.

Editable Volume Info Tab: Some fields on the Volume Info tab are now editable, offering more flexibility in managing volume information directly within the interface.

Search Field Focus: Fixed an issue where the search field would lose focus when switching between WinCatalog and other applications using ALT+TAB.

Interface Adjustments for High DPI: We’ve fixed an issue where the backstage Catalog page and program options did not fit the screen properly on large scaling factors, enhancing visibility and usability on high-resolution displays.

The version 2024.6.1 fixes the issue with stretching square thumbnails.


To download WinCatalog 2024.6.1 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: February 2, 2024