CloneSpy


Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 34 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.1
File Size:
2.72MB
Date Added:
February 04, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
112,846
Downloads Last Week:
92
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

CloneSpy provides users with an incredibly fast way of checking their computers for duplicate files that may be taking up valuable space. With speed, ease, and results, this is a fantastic choice for users.

The program's single-screen interface is so simple, most users will not have to look at the Help file for direction. With its actions clearly spelled out on screen, users will be checking their computers for duplicates in no time. Users select folders from a file tree. Once the folders are chosen, users can select a radio button to determine which pool of folders to compare, what to search for (duplicates, same file names or both) and what action to take when they are found (the easiest is to have the computer ask). From there, users simply ask the computer to compare and the screen shows a percentage graph that determines how many more files need to be checked. When duplicates are found, users are given the option to delete, ignore, or rename a program. CloneSpy works surprisingly fast (ours search only took 40 seconds) and its results are accurate and easy to operate. One excellent feature is the program's capability to lock in a pool. This saves the folders in that pool, so users can come back time and time again to check.

With simple use and fast results, this freeware program is a great option for anyone dealing with duplicate files.

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  • All Versions:

    3.8

    out of 34 votes

    • 5 star: 12
    • 4 star: 12
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 5 stars

    "worked great"

    January 13, 2014   |   By lilmoya47

    Version: CloneSpy 3.04

    Pros

    worked fine pretty easy to use

    Cons

    some of my files were in different folders, but I had a lot of files on my computer 5 and 6 time

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  • 1 stars

    "Installs spamware"

    July 14, 2013   |   By patrickhealy

    Version: CloneSpy 2.7

    Pros

    Looked really good on the surface.

    Cons

    Installed a bunch of browser hijacking software powered by Bing from ASPCA and a few others. Thankfully I had CCleaner installed so I quickly got rid of them

    Summary

    You are forced to use CNET's installer for this product and they have woven in a bunch of stuff you really don't need and if you are not really careful it will install a bunch of marketing software that will change your home page, default search engine, and install extensions/plugins that you never intended to have. I'd avoid this.

    The software itself is really not very intuitive and I eventually gave up trying to figure it out. This product is not worth your time - even if it's "free".

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  • 3 stars

    "Nice features, causes BSODS"

    October 09, 2012   |   By rtbcomp

    Version: CloneSpy 2.63

    Pros

    Nice interface, can store CRCs in a file for future use to save time. Can save options in files for repeated tasks.

    Cons

    Takes a lot of RAM and processor time. Ending the task kept the process running, stopping the process in Task Manager caused a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) on several occasions. Can't minimise to taskbar once it's scanning.

    Summary

    Reluctantly deleted from my system to try something else.

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  • 5 stars

    "Can't manage without !"

    July 12, 2012   |   By emilights

    Version: CloneSpy 2.63

    Pros

    All Windows version (used the old version on xp,vista,7)
    Portable version available (love it!)

    Many options lots of result

    Cons

    People are lazy to read ...

    Summary

    Read the stars

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  • 5 stars

    "Great program!! Be careful to follow instructions."

    March 03, 2012   |   By leshel

    Version: CloneSpy 2.62

    Pros

    This program is exceptionally useful when dealing with hundreds of files.

    Cons

    This complex program that can do a lot takes a little while to learn and can do a lot of damage if you don't know what you are doing.

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  • 4 stars

    "Great program!"

    December 03, 2011   |   By grni24

    Version: CloneSpy 2.62

    Pros

    - Does exactly what it is supposed to
    - Fast
    - Straightforward process
    - Customizable for advanced users

    Cons

    - Layout takes some time to learn

    Summary

    I use this program all the time! It finds files with similar or exactly the same names and similar file size, and allows you to select between the duplicate files before deleting. It has customizable options once you get used to the layout, but a great and very useful program. You need this if you have a lot of music or video files to organize, or have restored a back-up on your computer and need to figure out which files to keep!

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  • 4 stars

    "Duplicate Files are History!"

    October 07, 2011   |   By silvah

    Version: CloneSpy 2.62

    Pros

    Clears out cloned files. Frees your PC memory. I strongly advise reading the Help file first for instructions, and creating a restore point unless you are an advanced user.

    Cons

    Pretty confusing interface at first glance, but go carefully, read the Help file, and if in doubt LEAVE it. Annoying sound if you delete a file but hitting the mute key on your PC sorts that.

    Summary

    A great program here! Just don't get too slap-happy with it. Create a restore point to be sure you don't delete something needed.

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  • 4 stars

    "Does support Win7 (32 and 64 bit) since version 2.6.1"

    August 17, 2011   |   By artwolf

    Version: CloneSpy 2.61

    Pros

    Just downloaded and trying it on my Win7 box for the first time, so no results yet.

    Cons

    Interface is pretty intimidating at first. Be sure to check the help file before using.

    Summary



    Updated on Aug 17, 2011

    Update - kind of a pain - have to individually select and delete files as they come up, rather than seeing a complete list and doing lots of them all at once. Maybe I missed a setting?

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  • 5 stars

    "Does what it is supposed to do quickly and efficiently."

    August 15, 2011   |   By The-Thought

    Version: CloneSpy 2.61

    Pros

    Excellent little program.

    Cons

    None really.

    Summary

    Very helpful in cleaning up obsolete duplicate files without deleting necessary or desired ones. Be sure to select the right folders, though.

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  • 4 stars

    "Helpful and free in Vista, still waiting for Win 7!"

    August 08, 2011   |   By dsolgoo

    Version: CloneSpy 2.61

    Pros

    It's pretty simple for me. It gives lots of choices: delete newest, oldest, ones with longest/shortest filenames/paths and lets you see where they are so you can decide which to delete. Finds all identical files even if the names are different.

    Cons

    NO WINDOWS 7 VERSION YET!!!! PLEASE, CNET???? PLEASE???

    Summary

    FREE! Works! Need it for Win 7!!!

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