Auslogics Duplicate File Finder

Auslogics Duplicate File Finder

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 221 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    977,656
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 21, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.65MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    715
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Auslogics Duplicate File Finder identifies duplicate images, media files, archives, and even programs and lets you choose which to delete and which to keep. A wizard-like process walks you through each step, which not only makes Duplicate File Finder easy to use but also helps reduce errors.

Pros

Rescue Center: The modular Rescue Center can restore files from backups or system restore points, and not just for Duplicate File Finder but other Auslogics software, too.

Programs: Duplicate File Finder can identify program files, including executables, and remove unneeded ones.

Exceptions: We could configure Duplicate File Finder to ignore files over or under a certain size and add files to an ignore list.

Cons

Ads on the toolbar: The toolbar's Advanced menu links to other software, as does the Check System Health button.

Groups: The software groups duplicates together for easy mass deletion, but it can be difficult to know which group to keep and which to purge.

Bottom Line

Easy-to-use Duplicate File Finder did a good job of distinguishing actual duplicate files from close matches and false positives. While it's a bit ad-heavy compared to some similar freeware, Auslogics Duplicate File Finder does its job well.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Newer version forces you to check other software"

October 25, 2014  |  By davethecfre

 |  Version: Auslogics Duplicate File Finder 4.0.2

Pros

Ability to play around with file size

Cons

Installs bloatware if you don't pay attention when installing.

Forcing you to go to their website or close program after it runs. Can't go back and rerun a query with different parameters.

Summary

Best to skip. Previous versions were much better. I have uninstalled it.

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2 stars

"NagWare--but it is functional"

July 30, 2014  |  By meinthesun

 |  Version: Auslogics Duplicate File Finder 3.5.4

Pros

Actually did find duplicates.

Cons

1. Nags you to buy other software (Nagware)
2. Be careful! Requests security permissions it shouldn't need--potentially Malware
3. Did not uninstall on first try.

Summary

It works, but then it gives (misleading?) prompts that try to get you buy other software. In my experience, apps that do this are malware or try to lead the user to install malware from unverified sources. Uninstalling.

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5 stars

"Love it, great software"

May 06, 2014  |  By S1lent Echoes

 |  Version: Auslogics Duplicate File Finder 3.5.3

Pros

Works as intended, easy to use

Cons

None that I have found yet.

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4 stars

"Great tool for a freebie"

April 16, 2014  |  By Snuree

 |  Version: Auslogics Duplicate File Finder 3.5.3

Pros

Free, works well, matches files by content

Cons

Not many file search options

Summary

If you want a freebie that does all the basics, go for it

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5 stars

"Still a great program"

April 03, 2014  |  By Tom-o-Hawk

 |  Version: Auslogics Duplicate File Finder 3.5.1

Pros

Works like a charm

Cons

No cons whatsoever

Summary

I have used it more than a few times and it always works like a charm.

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5 stars

"Just used it on a 500GB drive and it zipped through it"

February 27, 2014  |  By tjazzzzz

 |  Version: Auslogics Duplicate File Finder 3.5.0

Pros

Easy, nice interface, finds everything I want it to find

Cons

None for me

Summary

I have just used the latest version on my brother's HP Pavillion laptop that has Windows 7 Ultimate on it and a 500GB hard drive. Used it to sort his photos. He's been playing with his new camera the last couple of months taking hundreds or rather thousands of photos and his wife tried sorting them for scrapbooking projects, but ended up creating lots of duplicates in different folders. Those pictures were huge and there were literally hundreds of duplicates, so the cleanup helped reclaim a huge chunk of space.

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2 stars

"Includes molasses"

February 25, 2014  |  By promytius

 |  Version: Auslogics Duplicate File Finder 3.5.0

Pros

Installs and uninstalls easily; easy to follow instructions, simple interface, simple choices; in English and in color...

Cons

Very slow; I mean really slow - please see summary below for details.

Summary

I have used this in the past, the wayback past, and it worked ok then; however this current version is intolerably s-l-o-w.
My system is an Athlon 8-core CPU in W7home premium with 4GB of DDR3, so it should scream through any sorting thrown at it. I used this product 3 times.
1st. Just a few hundred files in one folder, find the dupes and send them to the recycling bin so I can see what happened. No problems, took a while didn't really pay attention to time.
2nd. Took a terabyte external with literally hundreds of thousands of images from as far back as the early 90's, transferred and left unorganized on the drive. Chose several similarly titled folders and ended up with over 300,000 images to analyze. The program ran almost 30 hours and while it had reached the third stage before bedtime, when AI checked in the morning, the progress bar hadn't moved. Abandoned, feeling it must have been an unfair test somehow. I did not record the numbers.
3rd. Selected two folders with suspected dupes, about 8,000 files. Started about 6 PM. Same deal. Woke up at 6 AM and it had processed just over 3,000 files "moved to recycling" which was about 1,000 more than where it was at bedtime.
I find that unacceptably slow. The moving to recycling was massively slow - it displays what file it is deleting (a waste of processing time) and you can sit there and watch the nothing-happening in real-time; it will display a file name and you can read it forwards/backwards, translate it, make anagrams from it, before the next file is processed. I don't know what it thinks it is doing, but it obviously has an inferior algorithm punching itself in the face in the background.
I'd say it was beyond useless all the way to infuriating, for this user. I could have sworn that back in the XP days (does anyone still remember ME, XP??) that it was a screaming fast program; I must be confusing it with something else.
Anyway, bottom line, if your computer can sit idle and not be used for days on end, go ahead and use this for finding dupes; me, I'm going to spend it looking for a program that works a LOT faster.
Remember though, it is free, so complaining is somewhat cancelled out by the thought that "you get what you pay for." Pay nothing, ...

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3 stars

"Not bad, not great"

February 22, 2014  |  By ThatGuyDesigns

 |  Version: Auslogics Duplicate File Finder 3.5.0

Pros

Pretty simple and straight forward, searches subfolders as well.

Cons

Doesn't find everything... I had 2 files in the same folder, same size and only difference was that one file had an 's' at the end of the name... didn't find it. Yet it found duplicates that were more dissimilar in the file name without any problems.

Summary

Not bad, but seems to have missed the more obvious duplicates... will have to run another program to see if it catches them.

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4 stars

"Used to be really good, now not so much"

February 20, 2014  |  By dr_jon

 |  Version: Auslogics Duplicate File Finder 3.5.0

Pros

Works really well *up to v 3.4.2) and has some handy filters

Cons

As of version 3.5.0 won't compare all file types without having another Auslogics product installed, which is $49 (so 3.4.2 is the one to get).
Won't search network drives.

Summary

I think 3.4.2 is still good, so I'll go with 3.5 stars (loses 1 for no network drives, 0.5 for lack of easy selection of files to delete). Still well worth having IMHO, just not the current version...

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5 stars

"It actually does check contents"

February 03, 2014  |  By tjazzzzz

 |  Version: Auslogics Duplicate File Finder 3.4.2

Pros

Enough options and sorting filters for any custom search

Cons

none for me

Summary

From what I understand, you have to check the Ignore Filenames option and the program will check by contents. I've never had a problem with it not finding real duplicates on my computer. I was able to sort my photos using this program. When you make slide shows or use photos for other projects, you often get the same pictures saved in several different folders. Once done with a project, I just use this program and get extra copies deleted from all but one folder (you can set which folder to keep photos in). Works great every time.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1.0
  • Fixed all known bugs.
  • Improved internal libraries.
  • All Tools: fixed all known bugs.
  • Improved program stability and reliability.
General
Publisher Auslogics Software
Publisher web site http://www.auslogics.com/
Release Date November 21, 2014
Date Added November 21, 2014
Version 4.1.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.65MB
File Name duplicate-file-finder-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 977,656
Downloads Last Week 715
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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