Unreliable results

Don't trust this file optimization program's faulty findings.

EF Duplicate Files Manager claims to do just that: find and delete duplicate files on your computer. But after scanning our computer, we found its results unreliable.

Each time you run the program, a nag screen reminds you of the trial period and makes you sign the user agreement. The program's user interface is very plain and unintuitive. It required us to hover our mouse over each menu item to learn its function. From there, you are supposed to be able to view, edit, move, and delete any found files. The Options menu lets you check off on the items you want to include in the scan, such as files with the same name, size, and content. You can also opt to skip zero-length files, and exclude folders. We scanned our computer several times and the program returned nothing, regardless of the Options menu configurations.

The program does include a USB installer. A Help file is also available, but it didn't offer any insight into our lack of results. You have 30 days to give EF Duplicate Files Manager a try, but we recommend that you use that time to look for a more reliable file maintenance tool.

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