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  • Disk Explorer Professional is now FREE!
  • Windows 7 - natively supported
  • New filter: FLAC info filter (ogg tag)
  • Pictview/EXIF filter update - many bugfixes, EXIF support extended, new gfx formats supported (*.orf, *.blp)
  • improved Pictview/EXIF filter: added support for Sony, Canon, Adobe Digital Negative, Pentax Digital Camera images (*.ARW, *.CR2, *.DNG, *.PEF). Added reading 48bit PackBits-compressed Photoshop PSD files. Fixed reading LZW-compressed TIFFs with more than 32767 lines per strip. Fixed reading PCX´s without palette and 256-color DCX´s. Fixed extraction of thumbnails from some JPEG files. Upgrade of Canon & Nikon maker notes.
  • This software is now FREE for non-commercial use!
  • Pictview filter update
  • fixed critical bug: handling of virtual volumes! In certain cases this could end up with corrupted database in previous versions od DEP! It is strongly recommended to delete all virtual volumes created by previous versions of DEP a recreate them!
  • improved Pictview/EXIF filter. New supported formats: Fuji, Nikon and Canon digital camera RAW format (*.RAF, *.NEF and *.CRW), Nicon digital camera video (*.MOV), Encapsulated Postscript (*.EPS and *.AI)
  • images are automatically proportionally stretched if they do not fit into the "image preview window" completely
  • XML and HTML exporter: fixed export of unsupported characters
  • fixed minor bugs
  • added small improvements
  • added 7-Zip archive support
  • added JPEG IPTC support
  • improved Pictview/EXIF filter
  • improved XML export (UTF-8 charset output)
  • folder excluding (when exploring) fixed
  • improved Office filter
  • fixed splitter
  • added PK4 archive support (Doom III archives)
  • fixed: not all files inside archives were filtered correctly
  • fixed minor bugs
  • added small improvements
  • Added support of CorelDraw! 12.0 *.CDR
  • Added support of DirectX textures *.DDS and *.DTX
  • Added support of a new type of CMYK JPEG
  • Fixed reading of 2-bit Amiga IFF/ILBM images
  • Fixed defiltering of PNG files
  • Fixed volume updating
  • Fixed rare CAB extractor bug
  • Fixed minor bugs
  • Added small improvements
  • improved office filter - DWG (AutoCad) support
  • improved picture (pictview) filter - rotated thumbnails, more file info
  • improved EXIF JPEG support
  • improved save/load of search profiles
  • The dialog box "Category Tree" slightly improved
  • fixed searching within file comments in find dialog box
  • fixed searching within selected categories in find dialog box
  • fixed minor bugs
  • added small improvements
  • improved font filter
  • improved picture (pictview) filter (new formats: ZNO, MNG)
  • improved EXIF JPEG support
  • improved movie filter
  • improved mp3 filter
  • fixed minor bugs
  • added small improvements
  • fixed serious bug in volume updating
  • freedb support improved
  • new font preview filter
  • improved ogg filter
  • improved wav filter
  • improved picture (pictview) filter
  • improved exif support
  • you can sort by comments now
  • fixed minor bugs
  • added small improvements
  • pictview: EXIF JPEG support, new formats supported: ANI, PSP and CLK file formats, some bug fixes
  • find dialog: finding similar words (checkbox "~")
  • find dialog: finding duplicate files
  • new items in volume info: volume serial number, file system type
  • application checks if database already contains a volume you try to add
  • profiles extended: you can also specify folders to be included or excluded
  • profiles extended: you can also specify files to be filtered or not
  • .tar.bz2 support fixed
  • new proxy settings for internet freedb access
  • new command line arguments /A, /U, /D (find out more via /? param.)
  • new logo by Manolis Gerasidis (gerasidi@yahoo.co.uk)
  • fixed minor bugs
  • added small improvements
  • category update
  • tooltip support
  • the Office filter newly supports Windows Metafiles WMF and EMF
  • new WMA filter -> info from Windows Media Audio files
  • new VQF filter -> info from Yamaha VQF files
  • support for Self-extracting CAB archives
  • drag & drop support (it is now possible to drag any drive or folder to opened database, or drag any volumes between opened databases in DEP)
  • extended PictView filter (better TIFF, GIF, BMP support, new YCCK JPEG format support)
  • support for LZ Compressed files (compressed by Microsoft utility COMPRESS.EXE)
  • fixed ISO 9660 format support
  • fixed FTP support
  • fixed volume updating
  • fixed category search
  • fixed minor bugs
  • added small improvements
  • the PictView filter newly supports Wireless Bitmaps (WBMP), Encapsulated Postscript (EPS, EPI, EPT) a EPOC Psion Multiple Bitmap (MBM)
  • video filters extended
  • office filter newly supports SDA (StarOffice Drawing)
  • bug fix: deleting a category in the category tree dialog window
  • many major improvements
  • many major fixes
  • bug fix: Volume update
  • bug fix: RPM reader
  • adjusted: searching in categories
  • adjusted: filtering of files inside archives
  • bug fix: sorting of files in archives
  • adjusted: volume now renamed also in category
  • bug fix: counting of files with contents
  • bug fix: memory leaks in deleting from category
  • adjusted: category managing in read-only mode
  • many minor improvements.
  • many minor fixes.
  • database can be sorted into categories!!
  • files and archive files can now be processed even inside other archives (i.e. they can be filtered, their content included, archives analysed).
  • extended support of archive files. Currently supported formats are: ACE, ARJ, BZIP2, CAB, CPIO, GZIP, ISO 9660, JAR, LZH, RAR, RPM, TAR, Z, ZIP, and experimentally CHM.
  • search window is now modeless and has new functions: search profiles can be saved and loaded, found items can be exported to a CSV file or a category, and file content included in database can be searched as well!
  • file list (in the right panel) works much faster. Even loading of 200 000 files takes a flash!
  • the Special export feature now supports HTML and XML as output formats.
  • added the QuickTime filter - thumbnails from QuickTime movies and videos - MOV, QT files!!
  • added the OGG Vorbis filter - properties of audio files OGG
  • added the DED filter - properties of database files from Disk Explorer Professional
  • improved the PictView filter - supports CorelDraw! 10.0 and 11.0, and other improvements
  • PictView can work much faster - it can extract thumbnails stored directly in image files (e.g. digicam EXIF JPEGs), provided they are large enough.
  • the Office filter also supports FlashPix Image format (FPX files), thumbnails can be extracted even from Office documents.
  • extended processing of ID3 TAG version 2.xx by the MP3 filter (all tags up to version 2.4 are now supported).
  • added a special window displaying thumbnails.
  • database files can be sent via e-mail directly from Disk Explorer Professional.
  • FTP browser now detects cyclically linked folders.
  • FTP browser now supports passive mode (needed behind firewalls).
  • fixed checking for program updates on the Internet.
  • progress bar when exploring volumes
  • previous column setting in file lists is now preserved.
  • entire tree can be expanded at once.
  • list items can be expanded with a single click (point to select).
  • files with rating 5 can be omitted from file lists.
  • temporary folder can be specified by user.
  • many minor improvements.
  • many minor fixes.
  • improved image filter (PictView) - it now has only minimum memory needs even for processing images of gigantic sizes (billions of pixels)
  • applications can now check for updates on the Internet
  • toolbar icons reorganized
  • groups of file masks for searching or selecting files and folders can now be predefined and stored for later use. Masks for images, audio, video, documents, and web files are system-predefined
  • fixed a bug in find window in searching for files with specific rating. All unrated files were found if files with rating less than something were searched
  • fixed a bug in find window in searching in file and folder comments
  • fixed minor bugs
  • added small improvements
  • FTP server port can be up to 65535. It used to be limited to 32767
  • added small improvements
  • database volumes can now be updated
  • self-view databases can be now created and freely distributed
  • shell context menu can now be displayed for available files
  • wizzard opens when the application is launched but no databases open
  • filters now store their settings in system registry, no longer in INI files in their folders
  • free viewer of DED (database) files is now available for download. It can be used for royalty-free disribution of DED databases
  • English version was born
  • fixed minor bugs
  • added small improvements
  • databases are now resistant against corruptions caused during adding volumes. All new data is stored in temporary files and moved to database when entire volume analysis is finished
  • improved WAV filter - extracting detailed information can now be disabled to keep database size small
  • improved Office filter - it did not work properly on some files produced outside the MS Windows world
  • several wildcards can now be specified (and separated by space or slash) when searching for files or folders
  • processing of archive files is now faster by up to 40%
  • can now be used on Windows 95 again - impossible in older versions 2.5x
  • name of file containing descriptions of audio CDs can now be edited. Default remains cdplayer.ini
  • fixed minor bugs
  • added small improvements
  • fixed processing of archive files TAR and TAR.GZ
  • amazing image filter (PictView) again improved. It supports these new formats: SKA, WEB, XAR, 82I, 83I, 85I, 86I, 89I, 92I
  • fixed a minor bug in displaying thumbnails
  • support of CDDB and cdplayer.ini - on catalogizing audio CDs allow discovering names of interpreters, albums, tracks etc. cdplayer.ini is consulted first and if it is not helpful Internet server http://freedb.freedb.org is contacted
  • new window permanently showing file, folder, or volume comment (can be closed)
  • regular expression can be used to find or select files
  • improved wildcard searches - a search like *new.txt used to find all files with suffix .txt, now it finds only files ending with new.txt
  • application is now visually adapted to Windows XP. It fully adopts XP´s visual appearance
  • fixed minor bugs
  • added small improvements
  • user comments can now be added to folders and archive files
  • files and folders can now be rated
  • improved MP3 filter - support of ID3TAG version 2.3, playback length and number of frames are now extracted
  • Office filter is finally finished. It supports copound file documents, such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Zoner Callisto, 602Software documents
  • new apearance of menus - like Windows XP.
  • fixed minor bugs
  • added small improvements
  • deleting several volumes from databases at once is several time faster
  • FCS - Filter Crash Shield - prevents crash of entire application when a damaged or malformed file is being filtered. For example, crashes in system libraries appear on daily basis when filtering damaged or incomplete AVI files. FCS now shields Disk Explorer Professional from bugs deep in the operating system - when the shield crashes, it gets restarted and Disk Explorer continues its healthy life
  • filter management completely reorganized - simpler and easier to configure
  • new filters
  • executable file filter - EXE files, DLL libraries, savers, CPL...
  • Office filter (support of MS Word documents only by now).
  • filter of web documents (in HTML formatting)
  • list of selected volumes can be saved to file
  • CD can be ejected from drive when disc analysis is finished
  • Volume analysis window can be reopen when volume analysis is finished
  • fixed minor bugs
  • added small improvements
  • added Special Export - volumes or entire database can be exported into files of various formats. They can be imported into other programs, such as spreadsheets
  • files of only selected types can be catalogized
  • program documentation
  • image or video thumbnail can be saved to a file
  • list of selected files or volumes can be saved to a text file
  • database can be compacted by removing thumbnails or comments
  • files, folders, archives or thumbnail may be configured not to display
  • mpeg files (mp3, mp2)
  • wave files (wav, wave)
  • tracker music files (it, s3m, stm, xm, mod, mtm, 669)
  • dozens of raster image formats (PictView), thumbnail extraction
  • AVI files - thumbnail extraction (no special software needed)
  • movie files (AVI, MPG) - thumbnail extraction (DirectXMedia 6 or DirectX 8 needed)
  • special NULL filter - may be used to prevent other filters from filtering troublemaking files
  • support of ACE archive files
  • support of JAR archive files
  • support of PAK (Quake) archive files
  • support of PK3 (Quake 3) archive files
  • support of ASP (Antelope Studios Package) archive files
  • support of CAB (Microsoft Cabinet) archive files
  • improved support of ZIP, RAR, TAR, and TAR GZIP archive files
  • proper local-specific sorting of file names
  • multiple paths can be assigned to a single volume (usefull e.g. when transfering database to other computer with different CD-ROM drive letter)
  • support of FTP servers finished (Internet FTP servers can be now catalogized as well)
  • supports databases created by previous application versions, but any changes will not be accessible by previous beta versions (no backward compatibility)
  • fixed minor bugs
  • added small improvements
  • support of Gziped TAR archive files
  • support of TAR archive files
  • support of self-extracting (EXE) archive files
  • analysing of ZIP archive files significantly sped up
  • total size of every folder is now be calculated
  • export of volume statistics into a file which can be used by a spreadsheet
  • fixed minor bugs
  • added small improvements
  • database file layout changed to version 1.02. Databases created by Beta1 are not supported
  • support of ZIP archive files significantly improved
  • Find File window improved
  • user-comments can be added to volumes
  • fixed minor bugs
  • added small improvements
  • first official release
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