Datacatch Extends Google Desktop Search to Locate Offline Removable Media Files

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Google Desktop Search Assistant for Datacatch Librarian is now available to help users search for files and images that reside offline, on discs, on USB drives and removable hard drives. Consumers and small businesses use removable and portable media solutions to store an ever growing amount of data including files, photos, movies, music, and business archives. Datacatch Librarian provides powerful search and media storage management. With the new Google Desktop Search plug-in, Datacatch further extends this capability by adding removable media to the already extensive Google Desktop Search index.

With the Datacatch Google Desktop Search Assistant you can retrieve archived files in seconds, not hours or days. You will never loose an application disc or backup file again

Datacatch Inc., today released the Google™ Desktop Search Assistant for Datacatch Librarian. This free plug-in extends the search capabilities of both Google Desktop Search and Datacatch Librarian, allowing users to search their offline removable media and desktop in a single operation.

The consumer and small office/home office (SOHO) markets regularly turn to low-cost removable and portable media solutions to store an ever-growing amount of data including files, photos, movies, music, and business archives.

However, as libraries of removable hard drives, CDs, DVDs, HD-DVDs, Blu-ray discs, USB thumb drives and flash memory cards grow larger, the time and costs involved in retrieving an individual item or piece of data from that library increases significantly. The data is often never found.

The award-winning Datacatch Librarian, which was released in 2006, solves this problem by providing powerful search and media storage management for all types of removable media. With the new Google Desktop Search plug-in, Datacatch further extends this capability by adding removable media to the already extensive Google Desktop Search index.

"With the Datacatch Google Desktop Search Assistant you can retrieve archived files in seconds, not hours or days. You will never loose an application disc or backup file again," said Lindsay Lyon, chief executive officer, Datacatch.

"In business it can cost you a customer, or worse still your job, when you need to retrieve information quickly, but aren't exactly sure where it is located. With the Datacatch Librarian Google Desktop Search Assistant, you can search your removable media libraries, computer's hard drive and the Internet in a single operation. Within seconds you can find the information needed and get on with your work."

"We've also included the popular media storage location functionality from Datacatch Librarian with this new assistant. This means that not only does Google Desktop Search tell me which piece of removable media contains the file I need, it also tells me where to locate that media, right down to a slot number within a DVD rack," Mr Lyon said.

Datacatch Librarian is totally integrated with Microsoft Windows so provides a familiar view of archives, backups and other data stored on removable media. To locate a particular document, file or photo, a user simply browses files, folders and thumbnail images in the same way as browsing a computer's hard drive. Alternatively, a user can type in a title or file name into the Windows search engine to locate the removable media.

About Datacatch Librarian™

Compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, Datacatch Librarian Standard Edition is available at the suggested retail price of $US39 as a direct download from the Datacatch website. The Google Desktop Search Assistant plug-in is free. More information is available at http://www.datacatch.com.

About Datacatch

Datacatch Inc. is an international software company focused on the management and security of removable media. The company builds solutions that address the significant growing data archive, search, and retrieval management needs of small to medium business owners and home offices. The Datacatch head office is located in San Francisco, California, USA, with a second office based in Melbourne, Australia.

© 2006 Datacatch. All rights reserved. Datacatch, Librarian, and the Datacatch logo are registered trademarks in the United States and Australia and all are the property of Datacatch. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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