Duplicate File Eraser

Duplicate File Eraser

Download Editors' Rating:
2
Mediocre
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.4
  • Total Downloads:
    10,091
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 24, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    719.78KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Duplicate File Eraser is a simple program that ostensibly finds and removes duplicate files. Although it's easy enough to find duplicates with the program, deleting them is another matter.

The program's interface is extremely plain, with all of the program's functions in view. Users first select the directory or directories that they want to search, then set a handful of other options, including whether or not they want to search subdirectories or include hidden files. The results appear in a separate tab, where users can select the files that they wish to delete. Actually deleting the files should be as simple as clicking the "Delete selected files" button, but it didn't work out that way. Clicking that button did absolutely nothing. We consulted the extremely brief built-in Help file; perhaps we were doing something incorrectly? If we were, the Help file had nothing to say about it. Thus, although we liked that the program provided some degree of search customization--users can select a file size limit, for example--the program failed to do that which is part of its name: erase files. We're afraid we can't recommend a program that gets something this basic wrong, even if it is otherwise easy to use.

Duplicate File Eraser is free. It comes as a ZIP file and installs desktop icons without asking, but it uninstalls cleanly. We do not recommend this program; while users could theoretically delete files by hand after finding them with Duplicate File Eraser, there are plenty of other programs that both find and delete duplicates.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–7 of 7

5 stars

"Works quickly & thoroughly. Way faster than WinDeDup"

January 13, 2010  |  By PatTinaT

 |  Version: Duplicate File Eraser 1.2

Pros

Does exactly as the description says, quickly & efficiently.

Cons

None. I can't believe I have to enter at least 10 characters here.

Summary

I would give this six stars if you were able to add some granularity to the selection process. In my case, to choose the files that contained a dash instead of an underscore would have made the job even quicker.
To rlwalker, unless your installation was hosed, you made some kind of mistake, either not selecting files or maybe a permissions issue? Hadn't thought about permissions, until now.

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4 stars

"not spectacular, but makes his duty"

April 30, 2009  |  By Witold Lazowy

 |  Version: Duplicate File Eraser 1.2

Pros

very simple, small and useful application

Cons

I found nothing so far

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1 stars

"Finds duplicates; doesn't delete them"

November 17, 2008  |  By rlwalker(at)granis.net

 |  Version: Duplicate File Eraser 1.2

Pros

Easily does everything correctly on the finding and selecting side

Cons

Refuses to delete the duplicate files

Summary

Since it fails to delete duplicate files, why find them in the first place. I'm off to find a product that WORKS.

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5 stars

"Simple, easy to use, does what it says it will"

November 11, 2008  |  By graham1952

 |  Version: Duplicate File Eraser 1.2

Pros

Small, easy to use program

Cons

Could have more features

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5 stars

"Simple program"

October 24, 2008  |  By graham1952

 |  Version: Duplicate File Eraser 1.1.1

Pros

All the features you need. Easy to use.

Cons

None, so far

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1 stars

"I do not like it"

June 16, 2008  |  By wthurlow

 |  Version: Duplicate File Eraser 1.1.1

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1 stars

"Not as useful as i had hoped."

December 21, 2007  |  By Lightning08

 |  Version: Duplicate File Eraser 1

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.4
Version 1.4:
  • Unicode support added
  • Some changes and bugs were fixed
  • General
    Publisher f2ko
    Publisher web site http://www.f2ko.de
    Release Date March 24, 2011
    Date Added March 24, 2011
    Version 1.4
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory File Management
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2003
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 719.78KB
    File Name Duplicate_File_Eraser.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 10,091
    Downloads Last Week 8
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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