I wrote a utility "Smart Disk Catalogue" for creating a comprehensively searchable catalog of on-line and off-line disks (backup DVD-s, etc).
It was written because I needed its functionality in my own workflow of cataloguing backups.
One of the features i found useful for myself is a search of duplicate filenames across all disks.
Utility can be downloaded from my website at http://www.michaelezra.com, "downloads".
The setup program itself a bit old and not too flashy, but this is all I have at my current disposal.
Version 1.1.0 (2009/01/26)
A new feature is added to Smart Disk Catalogue application – “Batch Compare” which allows comparison of the content of any chosen directory to the records in the Catalogue. This feature is very useful for identifying files which have not yet been backed up on optical disks that have already been scanned into the Smart Disk Catalogue database. File comparison is made based on creation and modification dates as well as the file size. For a given file when all these parameters are matching to a particular entry in the Catalogue, the file is determined to be current (identical) and unchanged since the last backup. A chronologically ordered history of all backups can be easily retrieved simply by clicking on the file name. Color coding is implemented for statuses such as:
New (file is not in catalogue, backup may be necessary)
Modified (file is modified after entry to catalogue, backup may be necessary)
Old (file is older than the entry in the catalogue, restore from backup may be necessary)
Identical (current with catalogue entry)
Batch compare allows execution of a recursive search, drilling into the sub-directory structure of the chosen directory. Search results can be copied.