How to know what's on an external HD when it's not connected?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by illjazz, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. illjazz macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2008
    I frequently download stuff from the web. If it's something I think is worth keeping, I eventually dump it on an external HD to free up space on my MBP. I don't always have that HD with me and the amount of stuff that's on there has grown to a point where it's getting hard to keep track of what's on it and what isn't yet. Do you know of a utility that will, I don't know, index the external HD for me, letting me see what's on it even when it's not connected to my Mac?

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You can't see what's on a drive unless you can access it. Even a utility would need to access the drive to read its contents.
  3. illjazz thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2008
    Oh, of course. I meant a utility that would scan the drive and memorize what's on it once, so that I'll know what's on it UNTIL the next time I connect the HD to the Mac. Path Finder can give me directory listings.. but only for the current folder. A recursive directory/file listing for the whole drive would be just what I need.
  4. jackerin macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2008
    I use DiskTracker, mostly for CDs and DVDs, but it can do HDs too.

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