Duplicate File Finder

Duplicate File Finder

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 246 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.1
  • Total Downloads:
    625,172
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 28, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    752.31KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,407
  • 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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  • Current Version

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  • All Versions

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    out of 246 votes

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    • 4 star 41
    • 3 star 19
    • 2 star 15
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5 stars

"Good support back with great product."

June 24, 2015  |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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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5 stars

"Most Coherent Duplicate Finder"

February 26, 2015

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 5.5

Pros

- Organizes found files by file name and includes easy to read locations for duplicates
- List of duplicates has easy to read grey or white backgrounds on different file sets, making viewing how many duplicates there are much easier to see and easier to read the list overall
- Option to search byte by byte (finds same files with potential different names, ex/ photos) OR to search by file name exclusively (much faster search!)
- Quick search and ability to select an entire hard drive to search
- Can save search findings and log of deletion
- Warns before removing files (with option to move to recycle bin if small enough size, or permanently remove)
- No adds nor harassment for a pro version
- No detected malware or bloatware

Cons

Little explanation, but with option to launch online tutorial. It's that straightforward to use though!

Summary

This worked efficiently for my file duplicate removal needs. I knew I had copied some of my music into multiple locations of hard drives. Using the file name match (instead of the more comprehensive byte by byte) I was ASTONISHED how quickly it scanned 2 massive hard drives. Within 32 seconds it scanned 650,000+ files and found 38,833 duplicates (totally 103GB!). I verified the duplicates it listed,

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1 stars

"Not great for free"

February 21, 2015  |  By sharko10001

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 5.5

Pros

Seems to install cleanly

Cons

Not free. Fairly poor feature set.

Summary

Tried all the different duplicate finding programs - this one is in the bottom half I'm afraid. Need to pay to access full feature set.

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5 stars

"Everything I needed, it gave me"

February 13, 2015

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 5.5

Pros

Selection Criteria

Cons

Couldnt find any

Summary

definitely recommend over other higher downloaded version

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.1
  • Improved User Interface
  • New advance marking options
  • New improved exclusion options
General
Publisher Ashisoft
Publisher web site http://www.ashisoft.com
Release Date April 28, 2015
Date Added April 28, 2015
Version 6.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements .NET Framework 4.0
Download Information
File Size 752.31KB
File Name dfsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 625,172
Downloads Last Week 1,407
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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