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Author Topic: Duplicate Cleaner (gratis)  (Read 5366 times)

Curt

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Duplicate Cleaner (gratis)
« on: September 05, 2008, 06:33:17 PM »
Freewaregenius is telling about Duplicate Cleaner, and I as far as I can see this programs has not been mentioned at DC before:

Edited:
Compatibility: Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista

http://www.digitalvo...cano.co.uk/dupe.html
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There are three main reasons why I like this program:

   1. Different methods: lets you search for duplicates using a number of different methods. It can look at the file content (by calculating its unique CRC value), looking at file names, file size, file date, or any combination of these (e.g. matching both file name and size).
   2. Reads audio tags: the program is able to detect music file duplicates by reading audio tags.
   3. Managing the results list: offers a number of excellent options for what to do with the results after they are found, including smart criteria for selecting and deleting dupes (including user-defined patterns), viewing or opening any file in the results list, exporting and importing results, the option to create hard links, etc. In fact it is the versatility of what you can do after you get your list of dupes that attracts me to this folder


What to search for: you can specify which filetypes to scan for (for example entering *.zip;*.exe will look for zip files and executables only; note that a semicolon not a comma is used in the syntax). The program provides 6 presets: image/picture files, music data, movies, text files, office documents, and "everything". You can also specify filters for minimum and maximum file sizes to take into consideration.

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Creating hard links: this is an option if you are running Windows 2000, XP, or Vista on an NTFS file system.

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Wish list:

    * To specify "or" in the search criteria: currently, you can require results to meet multiple search criteria (e.g. same size and same name both); it would be nice to be able to specify "or" criteria (e.g. same size ro same name).
    * To specify "excluding" in the user-defined selection assistant: e.g. select dupes in all folders except for the following. Currently, you are only able to set the path to select dupes from.

The verdict: there are a number of free programs that detect duplicate files, but they mostly seem to focus on getting reliable and/or quick results and lag behind in terms of the tools to manage results after your get them.Where I think this program really distinguishes itself is in what you can do with your duplicate results and its general ease of use and user-friendly interface. I recommend it highly.

http://www.freewareg...-up-duplicate-files/
http://www.digitalvo...cano.co.uk/dupe.html
Quote from: Duplicate Cleaner
Features:

    * Find Duplicate Files by content
    * Cleaner hard drives means faster performance
    * Fast Scanning and accurate duplicate comparison.
    * Deep scans music - locate duplicate mp3,wma,flac,ape,ogg formats
    * Flexible search parameters
    * Intelligent Selection Assistant
    * Search home or networked drives
    * Search multiple locations
    * Export / Import results in CSV format
    * View Path,Size and Date of files
    * Large, resizable list window
    * Image preview window
    * Delete duplicate files to the Recycle bin
    * Move duplicate files to a new location
    * Turn duplicate files into hard links (NTFS file systems only)
    * Protection for Windows and system files
    * Freeware

http://www.digitalvo...cano.co.uk/dupe.html
« Last Edit: September 05, 2008, 06:56:54 PM by Curt »

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Re: Duplicate Cleaner (gratis)
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2008, 07:01:19 PM »
always attach a screenshot on software post please, makes it funner to read.

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Re: Duplicate Cleaner (gratis)
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2008, 07:01:51 PM »
Very interesting.  I will have to check this one out.  Wonder how much space I can save?

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Re: Duplicate Cleaner (gratis)
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2008, 09:48:41 AM »
I wrote this one :)

Version 1.3 is in beta at the moment - you can check it out on the our forums here.

Always make sure you know what you are doing before deleting anything though.

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Re: Duplicate Cleaner (gratis)
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2008, 12:04:43 PM »
Welcome Mr./Mrs. Volcano

Looks very interesting !!!

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Re: Duplicate Cleaner (gratis)
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2012, 09:54:17 AM »
Thanks for the nice topics. Duplicate cleaner is really necessary program. I use Duplicate Files Deleter to find and clean duplicate files.

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Re: Duplicate Cleaner (gratis)
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2012, 11:13:04 AM »

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Re: Duplicate Cleaner (gratis)
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2012, 03:05:39 PM »
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Your computer isn’t fully optimized until you’ve removed all unnecessary duplicate files.

That is not true, brikbek, whoever you are.

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Re: Duplicate Cleaner (gratis)
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2012, 03:44:35 PM »
2 spam posts above (briketdam & Bekettay)
(you can remove this too if you want!)
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Re: Duplicate Cleaner (gratis)
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2013, 06:18:20 PM »
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Your computer isn’t fully optimized until you’ve removed all unnecessary duplicate files finder.

That is not true, brikbek, whoever you are.

I agree that this is not true