Alternatives to Disk Explorer Professional for all platforms with any license


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  • GCstar icon


    GCstar is a free open source application for managing your collections. Detailed information on each item can be automatically retrieved from the internet and you can...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Virtual Volumes View icon

    Virtual Volumes View

    VVV is an application that catalogs the content of removable volumes like CD and DVD disks for off-line searching. Folders and files can also be arranged in a single...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Cathy icon


    An extremly small, very fast and easy to use media cataloging tool. You can use it to index files stored on removable media (CDs, DVDs or even diskettes), hard disks or...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Last version to v2.31.3 in 2013-10-03 still for windows xp
  • Numento icon


    Numento is a elegant collection software fully customizable that will let you freely choose your method of management. Manage your library (Books,CD, DVD, comic books...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • CaDE - CD and DVD Explorer icon

    CaDE - CD and DVD Explorer

    CaDE (CD and DVD Explorer) is a easy-to-use file collection software. CaDE helps you to create and manage large media collections by indexing files on your fixed (HDD)...

    Free Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Latest update from Jan 6, 2010. See
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    Wincatalog Light

    WinCatalog Light provides basic cataloguing functionality: With WinCatalog Light you will never have to waste your time again. Process your CDs or DVDs with WinCatalog...

    Freemium Windows

  • Disclib icon


    Disclib is a CD collection organizer program. It may be used as a catalogue of CDs. After creating the catalogue, disclib stores file and folder names and tree, allows...

    Free Windows

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    Advanced File Organizer

    Do you have a great DVD and CD collection, or lots of mp3 files and software you downloaded from the Internet? Do you have a hard time finding the necessary files on...

    Commercial Windows

  • CD Archiver icon

    CD Archiver

    CD Archiver allows you to organize and catalog your folders and disc collection. Features: - Flashearth links are added to images that contain gps information. ...

    Free Windows

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  • cdcat icon


    The cdcat is graphical (QT based) multiplatform (Linux/Windows/MacOS) catalog program which scans the directories/drives you want and memoryze the filesystem (including...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Camel Disc Catalog icon

    Camel Disc Catalog

    If you are like most computer users these days you have lots of optical disks – DVD movies, MP3 collections and game installation disks. They represent a small personal...

    Commercial Windows

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    Gnome Catalog

    Cataloging software for CDs and DVDs. Catalog your dvds/cds and files in your hard disk. Generate thumbnails of files and saves it in the database files. Save the...

    Open Source Linux

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    Smart CD Catalog

    The program allows you to see the contents of your disks while they are not connected to the computer or not inserted into the CD/DVD drive.

    Commercial Windows

  • GWhere icon


    GWhere allows you to manage a catalog of your CDs and any other removable media (such as hard disks, floppy disks, Zip disks, CD-ROMs, etc...) indexed in a database....

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.2.3, released in 2007, can be still downloaded from the official website.

Disk Explorer Professional Comments


Comment by kakha_k
about Disk Explorer Professional · Jun 2015 ·

Personally I have one more complaint about this great software tool. How can I create volume with double subvolume inside? I Mean I want to create one parent disc volume which will contain two subvolumes. I need it for double-sided disks.


Brilliant free app

about Disk Explorer Professional · ·

I can see with full responsibility that this software here is a brilliant chunk of electronic program code. Only it can compete with proprietary "Where Is It". It has every single important feature which we need from this kind of software. If you are not agree, I ask you to point me another completely free software with this great workability.
Only one complaint I can quietly speak here is that latest version is very old, it is from far distant 2010...


Powerful filter system for all your cataloging needs

I have tried several other programs for cataloging my boxes of DVD's, CDs and HDDs, like CdCat, Virtual Volumes View and others, and while they did the main job, I felt I left something out, like something was missing. The filters of this program are all I needed, because thanks to the thumbnails and metadata the filters can collect, you feel more in control of your files and stuff, the virtual system has it's own categories (very useful if you are like my that have hundreds of external media lying around with random content), and if that wasn't enough, you can export your databases in several formats, for example, a full HTML page with all the volumes you have and if you want to share the catalog for someone who doesn't have the program and is lazy to install, you can create an auto-exe read-only file so they can check your files without the program itself. It even integrates with the program Total Commander, so you can check Disk Explorer Professional 3 files (.ded) within the same interface. So if you are a fan of Total Commander, and need a more detailed library of your external files in a small container, this is the program for you. Oh, and I loved the startup sound.

I agree, it's a fantastic tool, and I'm surprised that it took me so long to discover it, considering I probably tried every single other program of the sorts before it. Shame that it doesn't seem to be updated anymore (the last version was released almost 5 years ago), but how fantastic of the author to re-release it as Donationware.

I have tried Advanced File Organizer before, which is much more minimalistic, but for cases where that is enough, is a brilliant tool as well. I still use it regularly and am very happy with it, but it's not been updated in an even longer time (8 years!) It doesn't have as many metadata extraction filters and report features though.

None of the other tools really seemed to do what I wanted. They lacked in completeness of information they extracted, in the searching and filtering functions, reporting (HTML exports, etc.), performance, or simply stability when analyzing files. For example, one alternative that in theory would sound and look very good is Where Is It?. Unfortunately, the filters kept crashing on any set of files I tried to catalogue during my trial period (2014 version). I started disabling the problematic filters, but then it would just be other ones that crashed. So unfortunately, that is not an option either.

Disk Explorer Pro remains the top of the bunch.