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Confusing, but capable

Prepare to spend a little time learning the ins and outs of this utility.

It's never a good sign when you have to consult a program's Help file just to get started, but that's what we had to do with WhereIsIt, a tool designed to organize your hard disk and media collections.

WhereIsIt actually has an attractive user interface that resembles MS Office programs. Tabs running across the top of the interface contain commands for adding disk drives, modifying drive properties and settings, and searching drives. A tabbed sidebar on the left lists catalogs and tags, and a large panel on the right displays the contents of those catalogs. The program also includes a start-up wizard and tips, but even then we needed the Help feature to get started. Once we found our bearings, we were able to create a new catalog and add our drives to it. Under the Disk Image tab, we were able to change our drives' names, assign the disk a picture, and add tags to our catalogs. We did like having the ability to view each disk's properties. WhereIsIt seems like it would be especially useful to those with a large number of drives on their computers. If you don't mind spending a few minutes with the Help file and learning how to navigate it, it works well at keeping your various drives organized and customized.

Some of WhereIsIt's commands were deactivated, including as disk password-protection, possibly as part of its trial limitations. The program installs and uninstalls without any issues. We recommend this program for intermediate and advanced users.

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