Frequently Asked Questions about
Catalogue Files Metadata Miner
Miner Catalogue PRO
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|How to purchase
MetaDataMiner Catalogue software licenses? Online,
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us bank information )
We encourage you to first download the demo version and evaluate it before you buy .
be registered in "normal" or " Pro
We also provide Corporate licenses to companies whishing to share common way of working at reasonable costs; Request a quotation . A site license entitles an organization to duplicate the software as necessary for use within a site location. A Corporate license offers unlimited use in all sites of the Company. If you don't have a particular company purchase order form you can print Catalogue order form, fill it and send it to Soft Experience with your payment.
|How do I install
MetaDataMiner Catalogue Software?
Catalogue software, Unzip Catalogue.zip and run CatalogueSetup.exe
to launch the installation wizard that will guide your through a very
You need administrator rights to properly install the different components in particular to register specific DLL provided with the program.
|I like the program
but I need some other features, can you customize it for me ?
Yes, we can evaluate a customization request. Send your request for a quotation emailing us to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Once we analyzed your needs, we will get back to you with a proposal or add the new function to standard version for free depending on the situation.
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We appreciate partnering with consultants, distributors and resellers offering integrated software solutions or consulting focus on customer satisfaction.
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Operating Systems are supported?
Metadata and documentation software Catalogue runs as an application on Windows 95 / 98 / ME / Windows NT4 / Windows 2000 / Windows XP in interactive mode in standard and professional version and also via command-line for batch in PRO version.
|Can I list documents
from folders that are in another server domain?
Yes, Catalogue can access other server domains if it runs using an account that have the permissions to access them.
The file information is displayed according to rights you have on directories accessed
Catalogue work over any type of connection between two computers?
Yes, if from the machine where Catalogue is installed you can reach the folder on the other machine with your Windows Explorer and manually open/copy/move/suppress files between the two computers, then you should have no problems cataloging files information and folders trees with Catalogue.
Catalogue display and extract NTFS file properties?
Yes . Catalogue will retrieve NTFS file metadata from Windows 2000 files that are stored on NTFS formatted drives.
Catalogue support and extract Macintosh file comment property?
Yes . You can access and extract comments from Mac files located on Windows NTFS volumes (running on Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000) with this document data miner tool.
Catalogue list files from a Linux PC using Samba?
Is it possible to call MetaDataMiner Catalogue from a batch file?
|Can MetaDataMiner Catalogue be set up for scheduling starting at a certain time using an external scheduler ?|
|Yes, you need to set up
the options to build catalog extractions, before the scheduler runs
Catalogue.exe and use command line mode of Catalogue Professional
What's new in current version?
|Current release is v4.2.26 (January
2008): New features
- Option to suppress
CR+LF from properties fields displayed in HTML and XML exports,
|How to apply the new release ?|
and unzip the last version of MetaDataMiner Catalogue. Run the
You can install EXE file only or the full package. It is recommended that you save your registration key before.
Catalogue include sub folders in reports?
In interactive way, Catalogue acts as an extended Windows explorer application and you can navigate folder by folder to get a quick directory list of files and their properties (author, subject, category, etc.) Easy index maker for all files including HTML.
When you set up the folder list to report as an automatic HTML page, you can select sub folders option for a specific folder or on each folder.
To get a better navigation in HTML results you can also configure Catalogue to add a dropdown menu box on the page header: in menu Configuration + HTML Layout, check "Add Index" and "Dropdown". example1 example2
|Can I use it as an
update file properties summary software for Word documents and other MS
Yes, Catalogue is able to set a specific value in Microsoft Office files such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint for all files in a directory and optionally subdirectories; it can be a standard property or a user defined file property. It works for example as a Word metadata display utility but also as a mass property update on a set of several documents.
Since version 4.2.19 if you need to add the filename into the Title field just type in the corresponding field value the parameter: $filename
You can filter by file type (extension) and apply conditions for update.
|Why when I add properties to my JPG and TIFF files via Windows XP explorer, they don't appear in Catalogue properties report? How to make it work for this?|
|Jpeg and Tiff images stored on an NTFS volume
(Windows NT, 2000 or XP) can have several metadata sets that are
different kind of metadata.
- Windows properties
are accessible via Explorer using right click button and menu
- IPTC fields are not accessible directly via Windows Explorer but using a program like for example Adobe PhotoShop or an explorer add-on.
To create and update IPTC properties we recommend our Kalimages solution. You will be able to use the IPTC editor to add/modify IPTC field values in particular using customized controlled vocabularies (with hierarchy and synonyms).
Because IPTC fields are stored
within the image file, they will "navigate" with the file
when you send it.
Catalogue lists IPTC fields for images (properties of jpeg files, jpg, tif, tiff files). On Windows systems we recommend to use IPTC metadata for images. Of course for other Windows files Catalogue will list Windows files properties but for images it makes sense to prefer listing IPTC, a standard for who is manipulating graphics. However both Windows and IPTC metadata will be present until files are on NTFS volumes.
If you need to transport files with their stream information across the Internet or email you can use Rarissimo software (a WinRar companion add-on) to preserve all information.
Catalogue create a directory list filtering by file type or metadata
Yes, you can include or exclude files using a filter based on file extension. You can for example catalog Powerpoint presentations using ppt type, Word with filetype doc or dot (Word templates) etc. The list can display and retrieve all metadata or just some specific types:
|Can MetaDataMiner Catalogue PRO export the XML metadata from one or more PDF documents?|
|Yes, you will be able to export all this XMP
metadata into an HTML, a CSV, or a Word file but also into an XML format
file in interactive mode. MetaDataMiner Catalogue Pro also supports
batch processing, returning data from PDF files in a single or multiple
folders. withe Metadataminer you can select all or just some XMP fields
|Print :||How to rapidly produce
printed directory list with MetaDataMiner Catalogue PRO?
When navigating in directories, you can list each one as an HTML or Word document - use button HTML or Word and then print it.
If you need to include subfolders, selected Report List HTML button to include all of them into an HTML presentation (button edit let's you specify the folders-subfolders to scan and list for print)
Catalogue Interface available in several languages?
Yes, the interface is available in English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish languages. You can easily create a new one. Drop us a line and we will help you on that task extending multilingual support.
|How to list several
folders in one single output report with Catalogue Files Metadata Miner
several folders :
|I need to
automatically set a file's properties title field to the filename for
all files in a given folder. Can Metadataminer tool do this?
using the mass Modify set of files properties function (shortcut F6)
with the $filename parameter in
Title property for Microsoft Office files such as Word, Excel,
|How to keep informed
about the last updates of Metadata Miner Catalogue properties manager
All registered users are in our mailing list and automatically informed about updates. If you have other contacts in your company that you would like to add to the list, just send us the corresponding email addresses
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