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Duplicate File Finder

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.2
  • Total Downloads:
    673,394
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 08, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    819.27KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,533
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Duplicate File Finder searches your computer for copies of files and deletes them for you with your approval. This helps to free up space on your hard drive, and it also helps to avoid confusion when you're looking for a particular file, so you don't have to sort through various versions to pick the right one.

Pros

Types of searches: In order to efficiently find the types of duplicate files you're looking for, you can choose one of two search methods. For instance, you can have the app search for files with the same name, or you can have it analyze the actual content of the files byte by byte to find files with different names but the same or very similar content.

Smooth process: To start the scanning process, all you need to do is drag and drop folders or browse to add them straight through the software. You can add as many of these as you'd like to at once, and the scans are completed quickly. Results show up in a clear list with all but one of the duplicates checked for deletion. However, if there is a particular version of the file you'd like to keep, you can adjust which copies are deleted. You can also decide whether you want to delete files permanently or just move them to the Recycle Bin for the moment.

Cons

Cluttered interface: You have to scan through all of the Pro options to find the few features available to free users, which can be both time consuming and frustrating.

Bottom Line

Duplicate File Finder works smoothly and offers a nice set of features. Even the free version works well and can help you free up a lot of space on your hard drive, as long as you don't mind working around all the Pro options displayed in the interface.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"NOT free and overpriced"

October 25, 2015  |  By marianneparris

2015-10-25 13:15:05  |  By marianneparris

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 6.1

Pros

The software would be great if you could use more basic functions in the free version. Very easy to use and works very well to find duplicate files.

Cons

Advertised as free but what you can do with the free version is a joke! It would be great if they were to let basic functions work with the free version or if they were to have the pro version at a reasonable price as I think it is overpriced for software such as this.

Summary

I will find a different solution to what I am trying to do as I dislike the fact that I was fooled into thinking that I could use the free version but could not. If the price were a little more reasonable, I might consider purchasing it but I doubt it because I have already been misled.

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5 stars

"Free and Safe to Tool With Good Support"

July 14, 2015  |  By hannahlinda

2015-07-14 12:18:26  |  By hannahlinda

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 6.1

Pros

This program saved me days spent deleting a ton of duplicate files when I upgraded to Windows 8. I had backed up all my personal files onto a portable hard drive where my backup was also stored, bad mistake. Duplicate File Finder saved the day.

Cons

None. It's great and free.

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1 stars

"All files are gone"

July 03, 2015

2015-07-03 03:40:50

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 6.1

Pros

It will find all duplicate files

Cons

It will delete everything

Summary

I chose the option to delete the duplicate files automatically after the scan...For my surprise, all my files were gone, it deleted everything, if I wanted to recover the deleted files, I have to buy a software to recover the delete files now.

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5 stars

"Good support back with great product."

June 24, 2015  |  By keenteen

2015-06-24 11:48:26  |  By keenteen

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 6.1

Pros

Very nice program. Helps remove duplicate files which are taking space and oraganize photos.

Cons

nothing, it's good

Summary

A must have tool on every computer, doesn't matter if an advanced user or a average user. Should be installed on every PC out there.

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1 stars

"Save Your Money! Support is not Happening."

June 20, 2015  |  By p-vargas

2015-06-20 13:44:43  |  By p-vargas

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 6.1

Pros

Since I never used the PRO software, it is hard to rate. I had bought the software, but could not activate it.

NEVER COULD I GET A RESPONSE FROM SUPPORT since March, 2015, three months ago.

Cons

I bought it and then fell ill and did not use the program. After a long illness, I started to manage my hard drive to see what was there. When I found my receipt on my hard drive for PRO, I downloaded the program, but could not activate. NEVER COULD I GET A RESPONSE. Yet, I keep getting these promo e-mails from Mike Summers. I could never find the page on the website where older versions could be downloaded according to his misinformation. Apparently, two year of updates means that you are only buying a license for 2 years. Likewise, I stupidly downloaded the Photo Cleaner, which only crashed after hours of scanning. I have a high-powered custom graphics computer, so it was just the their software. I could not get a response to any of my support tickets. In all of my support tickets I attached screen shots from their error messages with full explanations. I guess since I did not own the software Photo Cleaner or a current license for Duplicate File Finder, I got NADA,

Summary

I know that the ASHISOFT got my e-mail address from the tickets and e-mails that I sent. Why? Because I now get a couple of weekly sales jewels from Mike Summers about the products. I have been the lucky recipient since 3/9/15, when I started submitting tickets and e-mails. I have no more patience for Ashisoft.

When I uninstalled the software, Ashisoft wanted a reason. Here is my response:
"I have received no support. I have sent e-mail after a-mail with no response. Tickets get no attention. I am looking for a complaint board to voice my displeasure. I can't find older versions that one of your many promo e-mails from Mike Summers maintains is under What's New. I could never find that page. Likewise, I have received no support on Photo Cleaner. It has never worked, just after hours of scanning it crashes. No answers to support tickets. That is the software that is next to go. Your support service is a joke. I will not waste another
minute of my precious time nor another $$ on your bogus software."

I am now going to start my hunt for another duplicate file finder software. Money is not the issue, I want support and service. I am willing to pay for smooth operating, well written and timely supported software.

Updated on Jun 20, 2015

Opps! I made a mistake about the e-mails from Mike Summers of Easy Duplicate Finder and not of Ashisoft Duplicate File Finder. So that means I am not getting any promos from Ashisoft. Great, complete silence. My humble apologies to Mike Summers. I must have downloaded that software and not used it since I found my purchase of the Ashisoft Duplicate File Finder. Guess I'll start with a trial of his product since he stays in touch.

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1 stars

"Steer Clear of Pro Version"

June 11, 2015  |  By grbrown

2015-06-11 15:16:45  |  By grbrown

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 6.1

Pros

The free version of this program works good, so good I decided to get the Pro version. I was happy until I needed to reinstall the software.

Cons

Ashisoft states that if you buy the Pro version it will be good for life. Not so. After purchasing the Pro version I purchased a new laptop and tired to install the Pro version after uninstalling it from the old laptop. Surprise, surprise, it won't activate. Support from Ashisoft says sorry the license has expired, click here to purchase an upgrade. What happened to good for life? Use the free version but keep your money unless you're putting the software on a computer you're keeping for life.

Summary

Great freeware, but the publisher needs a lesson in business ethics.

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5 stars

"The Best Duplicate File Finder"

April 27, 2015  |  By jksmithinbox

2015-04-27 06:59:12  |  By jksmithinbox

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 5.5

Pros

Great product with great support... They offer free version which is enough for almost all. I am using the free version which is working very fine and helps me recover lots of my disk space.

Cons

none notice.

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1 stars

"Not free as advertised"

April 05, 2015  |  By Linda8971

2015-04-05 17:46:30  |  By Linda8971

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 5.5

Pros

Nothing good - there are free alternatives

Cons

All features are in paid version.

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5 stars

"Great Support !"

March 27, 2015  |  By ThierrB

2015-03-27 11:32:27  |  By ThierrB

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 5.5

Pros

I had an issue with latest version of DFF (6.0.0.0) (french version of Win 8.1 installed) : couldn't register it
Ashisoft's support fixed it via remote control (in) few minutes ago !
Now I have a customised version of DFF just for me; until next update ;)
Great !
thank to them !

Cons

R.A.S. (Rien A Signaler)

Summary

I really like Duplicate File Finder
(client fidèle depuis la version 3.5.3 !)

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3 stars

"They aren't on the ball or up-to-date."

March 03, 2015  |  By alex20850

2015-03-03 13:03:30  |  By alex20850

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 5.5

Pros

Really excellent, fast and efficient, but they aren't paying attention to the product to keep it up-to-date and debugged.

Cons

1) Their document filters extensions do not include Office 2010.
There was a bug in the production software that said that there was a later version than actual. They missed it until I submitted the SECOND Help Desk ticket.
2) When clearing a search with another copy running, I got a question with no choices. I also got this when I tried to update.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.2
Version 6.2:
  • Added New Marking Options
  • Added Language Support
  • Added Copy Path Options
  • Text Size Option
  • Beep On Completion
General
Publisher Ashisoft
Publisher web site http://www.ashisoft.com
Release Date February 01, 2016
Date Added February 08, 2016
Version 6.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements .NET Framework 4.0
Download Information
File Size 819.27KB
File Name dfsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 673,394
Downloads Last Week 1,533
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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