CloneSpy

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 34 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.13
  • Total Downloads:
    114,034
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 23, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.75MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    99
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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CloneSpy helps you find and remove duplicate files on your computer in order to free up space on your hard drive.

Pros

Quick scans: CloneSpy completes computer scans quickly, so you don't have to worry about having your machine tied up for any length of time. Once it presents you with the results, you can decide which files to get rid of. The app deletes the selected files quickly for you as well.

File types: You can choose to scan for files that have the same file name, a different file name but the same content, and varying degrees of the same content. This helps to identify older versions of the same file that may be slightly different but are also outdated. And the app will also identify files that don't contain any data and are just taking up space.

Cons

Complicated interface: The interface isn't terribly intuitive, which may pose a problem for less-experienced users. There is a good Help file to guide you through the process, however, and users with some computer savvy won't have too much trouble finding their way around the app.

Bottom Line

CloneSpy is a good free tool to take advantage of when you want to free up some space on your hard drive by removing all of the duplicate files that have accumulated over time. It works efficiently to find these files and delete them for you. With a little guidance from the Help file, even novice users will get the hang of things relatively quickly.

 
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User Reviews
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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.13
Version 3.13 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher CloneSpy
Publisher web site http://www.clonespy.com/
Release Date October 23, 2014
Date Added October 23, 2014
Version 3.13
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.75MB
File Name cspy313.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 114,034
Downloads Last Week 99
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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