Duplicate Cleaner

Duplicate Cleaner

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 344 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2.5
  • Total Downloads:
    1,709,911
  • Date Added:
    October 15, 2014
  • File Size:
    7.92MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,159
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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A crowded hard drive slows you down and stops you from fully enjoying all your favorite programs. Duplicate Cleaner helps you make some more room by removing unnecessary or copied files in bulk. This program delivers exactly what you would expect based on its name, and it does it quickly and effectively. You won't believe how much space it frees up.

The program's slick interface is a welcome change compared to what you might expect from utility programs. Scanning any drive or file location takes only one or two clicks. It only took the program about 90 seconds to scan a 20 GB drive that had about 2,500 files. The list of files was a little hard to read, but the color-coding of separate, duplicate pairs helped a lot. Deleting the files means going through several different confirmation screens, which was a little annoying. It's nice that Duplicate Cleaner was looking out for rookie users and making sure they didn't delete anything that they actually wanted. The pro version of the program costs around $30 and adds a few advanced searching features. Most folks won't need the paid version, though. The free version is more than you could really ask for.

This program quickly searches for and kills any duplicates from your hard drive. If Duplicate Cleaner could do it in fewer clicks, it would be perfect. However, the extra effort is worth it to save a few users from deleting something they really need.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "Cleaned up like a champ"

    October 12, 2014   |   By ZibbyG

    Version: Duplicate Cleaner 3.2.4

    Pros

    Worked fine, sorted out the mess I had left from combining several hard drives

    Cons

    none? Just had to put a bit of thought into what to remove.

    Summary

    Good stuff. Always remember to back up first though!

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  • 1 stars

    "Very bad, DESTROYED ALL MY FILES"

    October 08, 2014   |   By phadeb

    Version: Duplicate Cleaner 3.2.4

    Pros

    None. This software has served to destroy the original and duplicates.

    Cons

    This ***** deleted my whole 90Gb of photo collections right through the recycle bin with untouched configuring.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great free program with all the essentials"

    August 26, 2014   |   By mopeint

    Version: Duplicate Cleaner 3.2.4

    Pros

    great selection features

    Cons

    not really (would be great to have some undo functionality after (un)marking files)

    Summary

    I've tried others, but this one is the best

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  • 5 stars

    "Very efficient finding duplicates ...."

    May 25, 2014   |   By melen001

    Version: Duplicate Cleaner 3.2.4

    Pros

    Can protect DLL files and Windows files & folders. Will find photos, music, Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and folder $ files. You can send duplicates to recycle bin before deleting or to folder that you create. Rename the file and show folder in Windows Explorer. Change background colors for list rows as well.

    Cons

    Haven't come across any yet...

    Summary

    Have been using for over a year and haven't had any issues. It's fast and will list all duplicates. You can choose which you want to remove or let Duplicate Cleaner Free choose all but one and it will do so. It's hard to believe that it's free when it does such an exceptional job. I have used many duplicate finders but this, undoubtedly is the best.

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  • 4 stars

    "too good to be free"

    May 22, 2014   |   By Ralph Williams

    Version: Duplicate Cleaner 3.2.4

    Pros

    works like a champ

    Cons

    none that i can find

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  • 4 stars

    "Just another duplicate remover utility"

    May 13, 2014   |   By wirthnathan

    Version: Duplicate Cleaner 3.2.4

    Pros

    Like interface and overall performance

    Cons

    Sluggish with slow performance computer

    Summary

    Can't deny the fact that these tools make our life improved and easier. All of above, this utility is free and gives clear feel of open source world where anyone could use any software without seeing those bogus ads or malware injected into your system.

    Thankful to have such a software though!!

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  • 3 stars

    "free version is limited"

    May 06, 2014   |   By allenlee

    Version: Duplicate Cleaner 3.2.3

    Pros

    Find duplicate files and quick

    Cons

    The free version only works up to 100 files. There is no trial version for the PRO.

    Summary

    The free version will work up to 100 files. If you need to do more than you have to upgrade to the PRO. I think the Pro version should work, but there is no PRO trial version to test some the Pro features.

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  • 1 stars

    "Doesn't work on Vista SP2"

    May 03, 2014   |   By JustRosy

    Version: Duplicate Cleaner 3.2.3

    Pros

    Good GUI design, I like how the tabs keep everything separate and easy to understand. I love how it's supposed to cross compare different drives.

    Cons

    It couldn't find even obvious duplicates in my personal (non application) files. I'm uninstalling it now.

    Summary

    If this product actually performed as expected in the Vista SP2 OS environment, it would be worth the time it takes to download and install it.

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  • 2 stars

    "E X T R E M E L Y S L O W !"

    March 23, 2014   |   By 83bj60

    Version: Duplicate Cleaner 3.2.1

    Pros

    Searches by file signature which is a must to weed out renamed files.
    Works and stores previous search results, which is good if you cannot go through 200,000 files in one session ;)

    Cons

    Extremely slow, I mean, really, E X T R E M E L Y ! ! ! I am doing a search for duplicates on my external hard dive as I am writing this, using content as the criterion, which means it's checking files by MD5 signature, to weed out files that were renamed then backed up. The total number of files to scan is close to 1 million and approximately 600GB. In other words, it's checking a backup hard drive to remove doubles.

    It's been scanning now for 24 hours (yes, you read me right - twenty-four hours), and I just passed 51%, which means it's probably going to take another 24 hours just to finish the scan, and my computer is no slouch. It's a good thing I have another machine to work on ;)

    There is no provision to PAUSE the search so that one may do some actual work in between sessions.

    The computer is locked up to the drive under search, I cannot remove it and resume later.

    Summary

    Good idea that works, but way too slow to be really useful. Might as well check each file one by one looking just at files of same size and removing them by hand at that rate.

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  • 1 stars

    "Doesn't work"

    March 05, 2014   |   By mandrewwhiteman

    Version: Duplicate Cleaner 3.2.3

    Pros

    NONE AT ALL!

    Cons

    Doesn't remove duplicate files/folders and/or I don't understand how to operate this software.

    Summary

    Doesn't remove duplicate files/folders and/or I don't understand how to operate this software.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 3.2.5
    • New function to export Duplicate Folders list (from File menu)
    • Updated keyboard shortcuts: Enter/Return to execute file, Menu key or Shift-F10 for context menu.
    • Image viewer - window size/location is now saved.
    • Image viewer - F11 toggles maximized window.
    • (Bugfix) Creating Hard links from locked files fails with temporary files left over.
    • (Bugfix) Invalid (non-Windows) filename characters cause scan to halt.
    • Other minor fixes.
    • Taiwanese Chinese language support.
    General
    Publisher DigitalVolcano
    Publisher web site http://www.digitalvolcano.co.uk
    Release Date October 15, 2014
    Date Added October 15, 2014
    Version 3.2.5
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory File Management
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows
    Additional Requirements .NET Framework 2.0/3.5
    Download Information
    File Size 7.92MB
    File Name DuplicateCleaner3_setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,709,911
    Downloads Last Week 6,159
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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