Duplicate Cleaner

Duplicate Cleaner

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,755,913
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 26, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.92MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,883
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 24 votes

    • 5 star 15
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 0
  • 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

"Wonderful!"

April 16, 2013  |  By Troxup

 |  Version: Duplicate Cleaner 3.0.1

Pros

Very Fast Intuitive Does it's Work As Expected!

Cons

None So Far

Summary

Love It Love It Love It

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5 stars

"Love it! It is a great free program."

April 08, 2013  |  By snodinn

 |  Version: Duplicate Cleaner 3.0.1

Pros

It checks the files lists them, and then you can review what is in the file. Every time I have checked the files that are tagged as duplicates, that is exactly what they have been. Then I look at the complete file name to decide which one/s that I want to delete. I certainly wish I would have had this program years ago!!

Cons

I agree there are a lot of confirmations to go through, but minor irritation, as the program does the job! To boot it is free.

Summary

I can't say enough good about this one, although I am tempted to look at one or two of the other programs listed, as it looks like they automatically show a preview.

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2 stars

"Needs better instructions"

April 04, 2013  |  By collegesailinggail

 |  Version: Duplicate Cleaner 3.0.1

Pros

Came up with many duplicates

Cons

Instructions scared me from working with it. It is unclear if it would only delete one of match(es) or if I had to go through and identify which of the match I wanted gone.

Summary

If there's an upgrade that makes it easier to understand I would like it. Obviously I have a lot of clutter to clear out and I'd like to do so.

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5 stars

"It really works!!!!!!!11"

February 18, 2013  |  By dkyd30

 |  Version: Duplicate Cleaner 3.0.1

Pros

Its free , clean& lite software

Cons

Haven't found any! YET

Summary

Free from virus & lite on computer & harddisk

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4 stars

"Easy to use. Fast."

February 11, 2013  |  By Speedking

 |  Version: Duplicate Cleaner 3.0.1

Pros

Does what I expect when I'm sifting trough thousands of pictures to find the duplicates whether by name or content.

Cons

Cannot preview CR2 files. Not sure if this is available in a new version or not. This cost 1 star.

Summary

Great little program for finding duplicate files with a nice user interface. There are a lot of options available but I have just used the basic find and delete functions.

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5 stars

"Works as it should. Seems intuitive."

February 01, 2013  |  By MReynolds81

 |  Version: Duplicate Cleaner 3.0.1

Pros

Free as it stands. Works well, especially on same name files.

Cons

Doesn't catch all same content, different filename duplicates.

Summary

Download it!

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5 stars

"Does what it says it does without hassle."

January 26, 2013  |  By CStuJ

 |  Version: Duplicate Cleaner 3.0.1

Pros

Searches are fast.
Shows all pertinent information needed to decide quickly if a file is really a duplicate or just happens to have the same/similar name as another file.
Options to help protect files from being deleted.

Cons

None really. It _is_ free and does exactly what I need it to, and does it fast.

Summary

Not really a con but please note that if you set the option to compare file contents, the program will do an MD5 checksum scan of every file you have it set to scan, which will make the program scanning go extremely slow. Use at your own risk.

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3 stars

"Doesn't show enough files at one time"

January 17, 2013  |  By friendinOK

 |  Version: Duplicate Cleaner 3.0.1

Pros

I like this program and find it use clear and easy.

Cons

There doesn't seem to be a vertical scroll bar to see more than about 16 files at once. At this rate, removing multiple redundant files will take forever. I tried resetting the "Maximum Duplicates to Show" with no improvement. There may be a fix I'm not aware of, but if not I certainly won't pay for it when the trial is over.

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2 stars

"Free to try - not free"

January 01, 2013  |  By Cheap_Skate

 |  Version: Duplicate Cleaner 3.0.1

Pros

did not use

Cons

Labeled as free
it is a 15 day trial with limits
thanks for nothing CNet

Summary

I don't like being fooled into installing trial ware

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5 stars

"Worked great"

December 29, 2012  |  By stick111111

 |  Version: Duplicate Cleaner 3.0.1

Pros

Don't let the editor scare u off. It's easy to use

Cons

its does what it says

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.1
Version 3.0.1 adds manual with contextual help buttons, adds signed installer with Windows 8 support.
General
Publisher DigitalVolcano
Publisher web site http://www.digitalvolcano.co.uk
Release Date April 08, 2013
Date Added September 26, 2012
Version 3.0.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
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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