Duplicate File Detective

Duplicate File Detective

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.74
  • Total Downloads:
    10,199
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 04, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $40.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    13.51MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    Windows

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2 stars

"May work okay, but there's better out there"

June 02, 2014  |  By C8H10N4O2

 |  Version: Duplicate File Detective 4.3.53

Pros

You can try it for free.

Cons

It's not really worth trying in my opinion. I went with a different program that was able to help me get rid of several backups that contained backups of backups of backups. I had a series of computer crashes during a really busy time in my life and had to clean up what came out to be ~900GB of duplicate files. This program was *not* the one that was sufficient for this.

Summary

While you can try the product for free yourself, I don't recommend it. I found Duplicate Cleaner (and eventually Duplicate Cleaner PRO) to be much better at catching all the files as well as easier to use. In addition, I was able to trust that program much more than this one as it's rather clunky and doesn't seem to function nearly at the same level as it's competition.

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1 stars

"Failed my test, only found 66/72 duplicate files :-("

August 23, 2013  |  By TommyLarson

 |  Version: Duplicate File Detective 4.3.53

Pros

Fast, easy to use, looks good, has all the feature I want like it gives you a similarity percentage of the results like the software 'fast duplicate finder'. each file has it's own unique icon and automatically selects all the duplicates.

Cons

Only found 66/72 duplicate files... read the summary for more info

Summary

I've tested this software with 12 other softwares and this one failed because it only found 66/72 duplicate files. All other software, even free ones found all 72 files. I wanted to see if it scans 'all' types of files so I took sample files and copied all of to see if the software could find all file types and I was disappointed with this software, it only found 66/72 which is terrible. My duplicate file finder 1.0, All dup 3.3.25, Duplicate file cleaner 2.6.2 and Fast duplicate file finder 3.2.0.1 did a way better when it comes to accuracy, speed and features.

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3 stars

"nice application for finding file duplicates"

May 14, 2009  |  By downloade123r

 |  Version: Duplicate File Detective 2.2

Pros

has nice statistical analysis of files types being duplicated, similar to ShowSize PE 5.0.2

Cons

once the file columns are clicked, it is hard to determine the duplicates groupings (although this can be done via the hashcode column).

does not appear to find as many duplicates as Easy Duplicate Finder

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5 stars

"Great program..."

May 27, 2008  |  By zaferdepe

 |  Version: Duplicate File Detective 2.1.1

Pros

I have a huge music archive with a lot of duplicates. I have tried different duplicate removal tools but this is the best i have ever tried.

12,5 GB disk space was freed.

I plan to buy full version (I hope they make some discount).

Cons

Price is a bit high.

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4 stars

"This was a very useful and easy to use program"

April 05, 2008  |  By thomasjacobswebb

 |  Version: Duplicate File Detective 2.1.1

Pros

The format was very easy to use, and it made it very easy to eliminate my duplicate files. I found it so usefull I plan on buying the full version.

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4 stars

"(almost) perfect; (only) duplicate file manager needs improvement"

December 01, 2007  |  By asgarcymed

 |  Version: Duplicate File Detective 1.5.2.1

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5 stars

"Nice, Very Nice"

May 18, 2007  |  By mssusanf

 |  Version: Duplicate File Detective 1.5.2.1

Pros

This program does all that it claims to and MORE! I love the feature that allows one to ZIP duplicate files rather than just delete them! This feature is not listed in the description but I think it should be - it might have made me start with this demo rather than others which left varying degrees of bad taste in my mouth. Lest one wonder why this feature is useful - For example, I might want to quickly rid a folder of duplicates yet not quite have the time and energy available to examine each one to make sure they are duplicates and that I have no reason to save them - thus this program would let me zip them into one neat, easily moved file to be perused at a later time.

This program also found far more duplicates than any other I've tried. I knew I had SOME duplicate photos - this program found *cough* over 4000! And so far, yes, it appears accurate. Apparently I keep on uploading all the photos on a memory card rather than just the most current....

At any rate, yes, I think I will end up buying the registered copy as this seems like a program that needs to be part of my "permanent collection"!

Cons

A little cluttery on the interface but I did discover that individual sections can be closed easily and one can pick and choose what window subsections they want to keep open at any given time. Also not terribly thrilled with the price, it seems a bit high for this sort of thing. Yes, it is the one that works but I'm still not 100% convinced that finding my duplicates is worth almost 35 bucks. Close to 100% convinced yes, but if the price were say $20.00, I'd be in process of registering it rather than writing this review!

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5 stars

"Best duplicate finder available"

July 21, 2005  |  By ttd

 |  Version: Duplicate File Detective 1.1.0.2

Pros

No limits on number of local or network search paths, awesome duplicate file display system, great scan filtering.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.74
Version 5.0.74 adds a folder browse button to the Mark Matching File Paths (SmartMark) dialog window.
General
Publisher Key Metric Software
Publisher web site http://www.keymetricsoft.com/
Release Date September 04, 2014
Date Added September 04, 2014
Version 5.0.74
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 13.51MB
File Name DFD5-Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 10,199
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $40

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