Table of Contents       3. Catalog your data

3.1 Catalog one volume

Since cataloging your data is one of the most important functions of NeoFinder, there are multiple way of doing this.

You can use the “Plus” button in the lower left corner of the NeoFinder window. Or use the
New Catalog from Volume menu command in the File menu in the menu bar.

Catalog Volume Button         Catalog Volume Menu command

In both cases, NeoFinder will then ask you to select the volume you wish to catalog.

You can also just drag the icon of any volume from your Desktop into the LIBRARY section of NeoFinder:
Drag a volume into NeoFinder to Catalog it
Afterwards, NeoFinder will start to catalog this volume, showing you its progress.
The amazing thing here is that even while NeoFinder catalogs the volume, you can still use all the other features of NeoFinder! Some other apps block their entire operation while you catalog a volume, but NeoFinder does not!

And, gasp, you can even catalog multiple volumes or folders in parallel at the same time with NeoFinder! Isn’t that cool?
Progress during cataloging a volume in NeoFinder
Or, you can use the Services menu in the context menu of Apple’s Finder to quickly catalog a volume:

Catalog volume in the Services menu of Mac OS X

What is next?

3.2 Catalog many volumes (Batch Catalog)
3.3 Cataloging settings
3.4 Automatically catalog volumes when they are ejected
3.5 Update existing catalogs
3.7 Cataloging a Folder
3.11 Catalog “cloned” disks
3.18 Securely store your actual media