Duplicate Cleaner

Duplicate Cleaner

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 344 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.4.4
  • Total Downloads:
    1,755,913
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 01, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.92MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,883
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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Duplicate Cleaner 1.3 is a tremendously helpful program for anyone wishing to tidy up a PC by identifying and deleting duplicate files. Though simple to use, we don't recommend this for novices, because of the potential damage from mistakenly removing needed files.

Duplicate Cleaner's interface is all business. Although fairly straightforward, some odd interface choices may throw you, such as requiring you to click Select in order to see the types of available files rather than including those types in the drop-down list already visible. The program gives you three basic options for searching: folder(s), file type(s), and filter criteria. We scanned a single drive (about 12,000 folders), looking for audio files and using the CRC Checksum method for comparison. The scan took just under 6 minutes and found 19 groups of duplicates comprising 43 individual files. You can also search for files with the same file name, size, or date--or any combination thereof--and limit the search to files within a particular size range.

Once the application returns a list of results, you then have to decide what to do with the dupes. The application allows you to tick the boxes of the items you want to modify and perform an action-- Delete/Delete the Recycle Bin, Move to Folder, or Create Hardlinks (on NTFS systems only). Duplicate Cleaner can also clean up orphaned files and empty folders if you so desire. A Selection Assistant allows you to select and deselect files en masse using various criteria, such as a file name pattern match or file size.

Here is where the user interface may trip up novices or even cautious advanced users: you must first select the files you want to modify, then click a button that says Remove Selected. Files aren't deleted at this stage, however; the program opens a new window giving you the Delete/Move/Create Hardlinks options. In the end, the application tries to be safe: whatever your choice, it will ask you to confirm. If you seem to be doing something odd--such as deleting all files within a group rather than just the ones that are duplicates--the application will again ask you to confirm.

The application offers a few safety measures directly accessible from an Options file menu. Items such as Protect C\Windows and C:\Program files, etc., are selected by default. Such files will still show up in a duplicate list, and you will not see this in action until you go through with confirming the deletion of such a file. We would have preferred that protected files didn't show up in the search results at all. Still, we found that, overall, Duplicate Cleaner is an excellent optimization tool for intermediate to advanced users.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 344 votes

    • 5 star 170
    • 4 star 95
    • 3 star 28
    • 2 star 19
    • 1 star 32
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5 stars

"It's free and it worked"

July 17, 2010  |  By someotherdude

 |  Version: Duplicate Cleaner 1.4.4

Pros

It's free and it worked. Got rid of my many dupes in iTunes and I reclaimed 3% of my hard drive.

Cons

It found a lot of dupes in my iTunes library and I wasn't 100% sure which version I should keep and whether it was only deleting the files I thought it was deleting. But my judgment turned out to be right (it seems).

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5 stars

"Does the Job"

April 19, 2010  |  By kwlyon

 |  Version: Duplicate Cleaner 1.4.4

Pros

It's quick and gives me lots of control.

Cons

None. I didn't think it was too complex at all. Just read the screens carefully before deleting anything (but you'd do that with any tool, right?).

Summary

I had inadvertently deleted some pictures, so restored many pictures from backup, creating lots of duplicates. Duplicate finder found many of them (not the ones I had modified and renamed since creating the backup, of course). Saved a lot of my time.

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5 stars

"Great, Complete Program!!!"

April 17, 2010  |  By 7ChrisCrash

 |  Version: Duplicate Cleaner 1.4.4

Pros

This is the 7th duplicate file finder I have tried and it wored perfectly!

Cons

Interface is a bit bland.

Summary

I am trying to fix a messed up music directory and this is the only program I have tried that could search files by artist and other tag information.

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2 stars

"Bit to complicated for older folks"

April 15, 2010  |  By flyboy141

 |  Version: Duplicate Cleaner 1.4.4

Pros

None I could use

Cons

to difficute to use, may delete files needed for nornal operation, since windows upgrade duplicates files(is Vista to W7) numerous files show up but only a pro,user might know what to delete or not.Needs to select and delete auto.,based on computer.

Summary

See above not for the novice user

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3 stars

"Local Drives Only"

April 11, 2010  |  By Van_W

 |  Version: Duplicate Cleaner 1.4.4

Pros

I didnt run the program since it didnt have the option I needed, however looking through the settings and option it would appear to work well for local drives.

Cons

It doesnt allow to search network drives, unfortunately. Many of us now have home networks and keep our music and movies on a "home theater pc" or storage server, but do most of our daily activities and work from a different machine on the network.

Summary

I would have to install this program on each machine which isnt convenient.

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4 stars

"Does what it says."

April 10, 2010  |  By RStrider

 |  Version: Duplicate Cleaner 1.4.4

Pros

Easy to use. Simple operation.

Cons

Not very polished.

Summary

Simple and effective. Found all of my duplicate pictures on my system. I'm keeping this one.

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3 stars

"Not a keeper"

April 07, 2010  |  By MsCoulter

 |  Version: Duplicate Cleaner 1.4.4

Pros

Not sure of the pros because I din't follow through with using it.

Cons

The interface was confusing

Summary

I was afraid of data loss so I uninstalled it and used the Auslogics dupe finder instead.

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5 stars

"LOVE It!!! Works as stated and is very thorough."

April 06, 2010  |  By seedplanta

 |  Version: Duplicate Cleaner 1.4.4

Pros

Finds all duplicates and allows you to choose what you want to do. Works great. Very powerful.

Cons

Takes time. but was much faster than expected. Some learning curve for User Interface easily understood via help.

Summary

finds all duplicates, across multiple hard drives (internal and external). Easy to use once you are familiar with interface. Great Program especially as freeware.

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4 stars

"It's free it's good"

March 27, 2010  |  By k-akos

 |  Version: Duplicate Cleaner 1.4.4

Pros

Does what it says, easy use.

Cons

I 'd like more filters for advance search criteria

Summary

It help everyone tide up Chaos

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4 stars

"Serves it's purpose very well. Finds all similar files."

March 12, 2010  |  By acarbajal69

 |  Version: Duplicate Cleaner 1.4.4

Pros

Helped me clear some space off my hard drive

Cons

Takes a bit too long to index with large amounts of data

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.4.4
Version 1.4.4 is a bug-fixing release.
General
Publisher DigitalVolcano
Publisher web site http://www.digitalvolcano.co.uk
Release Date February 22, 2010
Date Added March 01, 2010
Version 1.4.4
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.92MB
File Name DuplicateCleaner_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,755,913
Downloads Last Week 5,883
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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