Where Is It? 2014 - Downloads

On this page you can find all available downloadable resources for WhereIsIt version 3 and newer, from the latest version of the program itself, to add-ins like plugins, additional language files and help files, etc.



Where Is It? 2014

Download the latest shareware version of WhereIsIt currently available. There is a single downloadable version of WhereIsIt available for all users, including new users who would like to try WhereIsIt for the first time, as well as for existing registered users upgrading their current version. There are no separate language dependant releases, just download and select the appropriate language file as an add-on to the program.
This standard shareware release package includes both main plugin modules, English help file, as well as German and English language files. Other additional resources are available as separate downloads.

To download and install WhereIsIt, download and run the provided installation program. Installation program is digitally signed for authencity.

Where Is It? 2014 (build 220)
WhereIsIt-2014-Setup.exe, 8213 kB, February 20th 2014, installation program, recommended download

Download Site:   Download Site 1 (http)

Alternatively, you can download ZIP compressed package containing files necessary to run the program without installation (not recommended). This package is only provided for special cases, like using the program as a portable version on an USB stick or a CD-ROM. All files and executable are exactly the same as above, only packaging is different.
After downloading, unpack the ZIP file into a target folder of your choice and make sure to preserve folder structure when unpacking. Once unpacked, the program can be run by double-clicking WhereIsIt.exe file.

Where Is It? 2014 (build 220)
wii2014.zip, 8537 kB, February 20th 2014, ZIP package, no installation (portable)

Download Site:   Download ZIP Package (http)
Find out what's new in this release.
This version of WhereIsIt is released as and comes with certain trial limitations. Find out how can you register and unlock your copy to its full potential.

Where Is It? Lite 3.95

WhereIsIt Lite is a freeware companion to WhereIsIt program, acting as reader and browser for catalogs created with full version of WhereIsIt. It requires no installation and can be run directly from a CD-ROM, or some other media. Distributing WhereIsIt Lite is allowed without limitations, and is typically used to allow other users who don't use WhereIsIt themselves to read and browse catalogs you have created. For more details, see the product information page on WhereIsIt Lite.

Where Is It? Lite 3.95
wiilite.zip, 3162 kB, January 5th 2009, ZIP package

Download Sites:   Download ZIP Package (http)

Also available: [WhereIsIt Lite] [Legacy Downloads]


WhereIsIt Lite is a freeware software. It may be used and distributed without limitations, in its original form as available here.


Driver Downloads

COMCTL32.DLL library update (50comupd.exe, 498 kB)
Released by: Microsoft Version: 5.80.2614.3600
WhereIsIt? needs to have COMCTL32.DLL updated to version 5.00.2614.3600 or newer in order to run properly. As updating this system library is rarely needed nowdays, WhereIsIt 3.50 and newer no longer ship with this update included in the download package, but it can be downloaded separately if required. WhereIsIt's setup program will check if COMCTL32.DLL needs to be updated; if so, it will not allow installation to proceed until update is successfully in place.
Alternate download location: Microsoft
 
Adaptec ASPI Drivers (ASPI.zip, 487 kB)
Released by: Adaptec Version: 4.71.2
It is highly recommended that you have valid ASPI drivers installed on your Windows 95/98/ME system while using WhereIsIt. While ASPI layer is not mandatory for WhereIsIt to run, it is used when found, as it handles CD-ROM drive access and helps with calculating peroperly CDDB query details. Note that certain third-party ASPI drivers, commonly shipping with CDR software are not standard and can cause problems in WhereIsIt and other applications using ASPI layer. If you are experiencing problems accessing CD-ROM or removable drives in WhereIsIt, re-installing the original Adaptec ASPI drivers may often help to resolve the issue. This download should not be required for Windows NT4/2000/XP users, as newer SPTI is used on those system instead of ASPI, although ASPI drivers still work and are commonly used there as well.
Alternate download location: Adaptec
 

Plugins for Where Is It?

Starting with version 2.00, the program implements the Description API, a special programming interface that allows developing plugins separately from the rest of the program. Plugins handle advanced tasks in the process of scanning a media, such as extracting and providing the program with descriptions or thumbnails that will be stored in a catalog. Anybody with sufficient programming skills to develop a regular DLL library, in any programming language, can extend WhereIsIt's description and thumbnails importing capabilities by providing the program with a new plugin. If you have a description or thumbnail source that WhereIsIt can not use at this time, for example, a text file in a non-supported format, you can write your own plugin that will process such files and allow WhereIsIt to automatically import descriptions from that source.

Main Description Plugins
(DescPlugin.zip, 251 kB), 36 plugins
Version: 4.27
August 27th 2014
The "Main Description Plugins" module is the one that takes care of importing most of supported description sources in WhereIsIt. This module is always included in the downloadable program package, however module available here may be newer and allows you to update description support without having to download the entire program.
This plugins module is already included and installed with the program package. You may only need to download it if the version published here is newer than the one you already have.

Graphics Plugins
(DescGraphics.zip, 1130 kB), 47 plugins
Version: 5.80
February 20th 2014
"Graphics Plugins" is a supplemental plugins module for importing details about most often used graphic file formats in use today. All description plugins provide details such as width, height, and color depth of the picture, and most of them (GIF, JPG, TIFF, PSD, and PNG) can extract more detailed information, if available, as well - for example, digital camera information (EXIF), or IPTC-NAA description fields, embedded in the image file.
Thumbnails plugins are in charge of importing actual images from graphic files and allow WhereIsIt to store their thumbnail versions in catalog. Their secondary task is also to provide support for the internal file viewer, for viewing images in their full size from the media.
This plugins module is already included and installed with the program package. You may only need to download it if the version published here is newer than the one you already have.

CDDA Plugins
(CDDAPlugin.zip, 112 kB), 3 plugins
Version: 1.28
January 25th 2010
This module handles importing details about audio CD disks. Three related plugins are currently available, each handling a different possible source of descriptions. All plugins are capable of setting CD's name and track file's alias names to title/ author details, as well as importing textual information such as play time and additional details as descriptions.
This plugins module is already included and installed with the program package. You may only need to download it if the version published here is newer than the one you already have.

Digital Camera Raw Files Thumbnails Plugin
(DcrawPlugin.zip, 225 kB), 1 plugin
Version: 1.71
July 11th 2014
A single plugin in this module is a wrapper around Dave Coffin's dcraw.c project, capable of decoding raw photos from many different types of digital camera (599 digital cameras are currently supported).
This plugins module is already included and installed with the program package. You may only need to download it if the version published here is newer than the one you already have.

AutoCAD Plugin
(AcadPlugin.zip, 56 kB), 1 plugin
Version: 1.10
July 13th 2010
The AutoCAD plugin can extract and import embedded thumbnails in AutoCAD's .DWG files, where available. Please note that not all DWG files include thumbnails, and only DWG files created with AutoCAD R13 and newer support thumbnails in the first place. Older DWG files will not cause problems, however they are of no use to this plugin.
Full Delphi source code is included.

Video Files Thumbnails Plugin
(VideoThumbPlugin.zip, 52 kB, unsupported), 1 plugin
Version: 0.26
September 1st 2012
This module contains a simple plugin capable of automatically importing user-defined frames from video files as thumbnails. Plugin uses DirectX functionality to get basically all of the job done, pretty much the same way as Windows Explorer does when generating thumbnails. Stability and functionality of the plugin depends heavily on installed system components, especially available video codecs and DirectX drivers.
Note that video files are likely to be encountered that will be causing problems, and may consequently cause scanning to fail or take a long time. Because of such issues, this plugin is not officially a part of WhereIsIt and is not supported in any way. Use on your own responsibility!

Adobe Acrobat PDF Thumbnails Plugin
(PDFThumbnailPlugin.zip, 32 kB, unsupported), 1 plugin
Version: 0.10
December 4th 2004
The Adobe Acrobat PDF Thumbnails plugin creates and extracts a thumbnail of the first available page in a given PDF document. The plugin simply calls out Adobe Acrobat through its COM interface for the task. As plugin heavily relies on installed third-party software, it is not officially a part of WhereIsIt and is not supported in any way. Use on your own responsibility!
Full Delphi source code is included.

Generic Text File Plugin
(GenTextPlugin.zip, 75 kB, unsupported), 2 plugins
Version: 2.04
January 25th 2010
This module includes two plugins, capable of automatically importing user- defined text files as descriptions for either parent items (folders), or files themselves. This feature was in high demand among WhereIsIt users, however it is likely to produce much larger catalog files with importing more or less irrelevant text. Because of that, this plugin is not officially a part of WhereIsIt and is not supported in any way. Use on your own responsibility!
Also available are plugins written for older versions, which also work in WhereIsIt 2014.

Third-Party Plugins

Plugins below are third-party plugins, developed by other authors. While no known problems exist, these plugins are not supported nor tested, use on your own risk. Note that a bad plugin can cause problems during scanning, and can cause scanning to fail. For any questions or comments about there plugins, please contact their authors directly.

Plugin Size Version Author Release date
Drive Image Plugin 77 kB 1.00 Fred Hoogduin December 31st 2000
Plugin to extract descriptions from Drive Image (*.PQI) files. Tested with Drive Image versions 3 and 4.
Description plugins:
Drive Image Files (*.PQI)
Ghost Image Plugin 11 kB 0.50 Frank Scheffler June 18th 2001
This plugin extracts and imports descriptions, included in every GHOST disk image, created with Norton Ghost software, version 6.5 os newer.
This version is tested with GHOST images version 5.1 to 6.51. No experiences with version 7...
Description plugins:
Norton GHOST Image Description (*.GHO)
GEOS Plugin 13 kB 1.03 Frank Scheffler August 12th 2001
This module includes a single plugin, intended for extracting and importing GEOS long filenames and file descriptions. GEOS (Graphical Environment Operating System) stands for GeoWorks Ensemble(r) and NewDeal Office(r), graphical user interfaces based on DOS with true type fonts, text processing, drawing, database, calculating sheets...
This version does not translate German special characters (like ä, ö, ü) from the GEOS-file. It seems to work with version 1.2 files, as well as with version 2.xx and 3.xx.
Description plugins:
GEOS-File (*.GEO, *.0*, *.1*, *.2*, *.3*, *.4*,...)
Directory-Name (@DIRNAME.*)
TTF Plugin 112 kB 1.60 Juan M. Contreras December 14th 2001
A thumbnail plugin that provides a bitmap preview of TrueType font files. An excellent plugin with professional and configurable results, a must have for all True-type fonts collectors. A well illustrated readme file with instructions is included.
Thumbnail plugins:
TrueType Preview Thumbnails (*.TTF)
Linux RPM Plugin 30 kB 1.00 Juan M. Contreras July 28th 2004
This module contains a plugin for extracting description and information details from Linux RPM (RedHat) packages files. Tested with RedHat 7.x, RedHat 8.x, RedHat 9.x RPM files.
Description plugins:
Linux RPM File Description (*.RPM)
AVI Info Plugin 4 kB 1.3 Mustafa Tufan August 26th 2002
This plugin will return the following information for AVI files: running time, video codec, sound info, sound codec.
Description plugins:
Avi/DivX Files (*.AVI, *.DIVX)

[ More plugins written for older versions that can also be used in WhereIsIt 2014 ]

If you have developed your own plugins and would like to make them public on these pages, send them in for evaluation.
 

Where Is It? Language Files

WhereIsIt? has full multi-language support, meaning you can choose one of prepared languages to be used in program's user interface. You can easily switch languages while program is running, and even make your own translations or changes to language files.
Each language file is packed as a self-extract compressed file. To install a language file, just run the downloaded package and select to extract it to the WhereIsIt's folder. The next time WhereIsIt is run, installed language will appear on list of available languages to choose from.

Disclaimer
Most of the language files listed here were prepared by volunteers, not by professionals. Each translation's author takes full credits as well as full responsibilities for the quality and usability of his/hers language file. Consider these language files as third-party add-ons, while the only officially supported language in the program remains to be English.

These language files are only to be used with WhereIsIt version 2010 and newer. Language files for older 2.xx and 3.xx versions are also available.

Language files for WhereIsIt 2014

Language file Version Translated by Release date
Chinese (traditional) 2011.622 Ming-Ju Lee, Jung-Chi Wang May 11th 2011
Croatian 2014.220 Alen Bajo July 24th 2014
Czech 2010.218 David Krameš December 22nd 2009
English*
also available: help file
2010.1208 Robert Galle December 8th 2010
French
also available: help file
2012.1204 M. Tribet, Web Delfin, Xavier Solle January 23rd 2013
German* 2012.1204 Burkhardt Mueller December 4th 2012
Hungarian 2011.403 Sára Viktor, Nyilas Misy April 8th 2011
Italian 2012.326 Roberto Nucci, Luca Bomben May 4th 2012
Polish 2010.1208 S. Lipski, M. Chojnowski, M. Skrzypek, J. Gryc December 14th 2010
Serbian 2010.714 Slobodan Gogic August 4th 2010
Portuguese (Brazilian) 2010.218 Eduardo de Aquino Carneiro, Luciano Oliver April 29th 2010
Slovak 2012.1204 Peter Bagin December 27th 2012
Slovenian
also available: help file
2010.1208 Robert Galle December 8th 2010
Spanish 2014.220 Raúl P. Montiel, Pascual López, Alex Luna August 6th 2014
Spanish (Latin) 2010.1208 Gonzalo Ferreira, Alex Luna December 14th 2010
Uzbek 2011.602 Sherzod Mamatkulov July 25th 2011

Language files for WhereIsIt 3.xx

Language files listed below were prepared for version 3.xx and need to be updated. They can be used in version 2014, however some user interface elements may not be translated and will appear in English. Please refer to the WhereIsIt's help file for details how you can update existing language files yourself.

Language file Version Translated by Release date
Bosnian 3.03 Fadil Kolasinac February 14th 2001
Bulgarian 3.50 Hristo Nikolov July 17th 2003
Chinese (simplified)
also available: DescAPI 2.10, help file
3.50 En2China.com April 12th 2003
Danish 3.94 Søren Routhe, David Paul Poulsen November 11th 2008
Dutch 3.58 S. v/d Akker, J. van Ees, J. Roscam, H. Meijer March 28th 2004
Finnish 3.50 Lauri Partanen February 7th 2003
Greek 3.56 Themis Papassilekas January 30th 2004
Korean 3.26 Seong kyun Choe December 2nd 2001
Macedonian 3.57 Venko Nocevski, Draganco Velkov March 5th 2004
Norwegian 3.50 Knut H Hagen July 22nd 2003
Portuguese (Iberian) 3.26 Jose Carlos Gaspar, Nuno Vaz Oliveira October 21st 2001
Spanish (Galego) 3.26 Pablo Fernández Estévez February 22nd 2002
Swedish 3.93 Erland Andersson, Peter Svärd August 28th 2008
Turkish 3.97 Hakan Erdogan December 3rd 2009
Ukrainian 3.58 Sergiy Gurin April 16th 2004

* Please note:
English and German language files are already included and installed with the program package, there is no need to download them separately if you already have the program installed.

[ Language files for older WhereIsIt versions ]


Where Is It? Help Files

WhereIsIt can have more than one help file installed with the program to support multiple languages. Program can switch the active help file together with language setting in the program, without the need to restart the program. Listed below are all currently available translations of WhereIsIt's help file. Please note that English language file is used by default and is already included with the program.

Disclaimer
Most of the help files listed here were prepared by volunteers, not by professionals. Each translation's author takes full credits as well as full responsibilities for the quality and usability of his/hers help file. Consider these help files as third-party add-ons, while the only officially supported language in the program remains to be English.

Also available are older help file translations, prepared for WhereIsIt version 2.xx.

If you are a translator and looking to translate the help file, you can use the HTML Help Workshop to decompile existing help file, translate it, and compile it back.
 
Help file Help type File size Version Translated by Release date
Chinese (simplified) HTMLHelp 600 kB 3.50 En2China.com April 12th 2003
English* HTMLHelp 1278 kB 2014 Robert Galle October 9th 2013
French HTMLHelp 2486 kB 2012 Xavier Solle January 23rd 2013
Slovenian HTMLHelp 663 kB 3.54 Gregor Fajdiga October 14th 2003

* Please note:
The English help file is already included and installed with the program package, there is no need to download it separately if you already have the program installed.


Where Is It? version 3 User Manual

Electronic, printable Quick User Manual for WhereIsIt version 3.xx in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, based on WhereIsIt help file.

Download:   WhereIsIt? Version 3.xx Manual
 manual3.zip, English langauge, 258 kB, January 5th 2001, ZIP compressed
Download Site:   WhereIsIt Main Site (http)
You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to read or print this manual.

 

Other Where Is It? Downloads

Description API 2.20 is a programming interface, used for developing plugins for WhereIsIt. This download includes complete specifications of DescAPI interface, the necessary header files for both Delphi and C++, and full Delphi source code for a simple sample plugin. Please note that DescAPI documentation and samples are also included in the main program package, and are installed together with the program, if so selected.

Download:   Description API 2.20 documentation and samples
 DescAPI22.zip, English language, 66 kB, April 22nd 2003
Download Site:   WhereIsIt Main Site (http)

Translated Description API 2.10 documentation and samples in simplified Chinese language.

Download:   Simplified Chinese Description API 2.10 documentation
 DescChinese.exe, Simplified Chinese language, 94 kB, October 3rd 2001, Chinese installer
 Translated and packed by Helphand Studio (China)
Download Site:   WhereIsIt Main Site (http)