Here’s a fun question: How do you catalog and archive your software collections?
I’m talking about all of the programs downloaded from various websites, driver files, backup copies of original disks and the like. Things that are useful to keep around in case you ever want to reinstall from scratch, or your hard drive fails, or in cases such as mine, where I need to support a small network where every workstation gets the same software installed.
I currently use a set of folders on a backup drive, with a spreadsheet to tell me things like versions, date, developer’s website and so on. Given the amount of software I’ve collected, though, the spreadsheet has gotten a little out of hand, and I’m curious: Is there a better way?