Duplicate File Finder

Duplicate File Finder

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 243 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.1
  • Total Downloads:
    616,872
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 28, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    752.31KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,526
  • 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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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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5 stars

"Simply the best tool to deal with duplicate files"

January 30, 2015  |  By ingridvynl6rpa

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 5.5

Pros

+ Free Version
+ Great Design
+ Easy Interface
+ Fast processing
+ 100% Accurate
+ Safe to use
+ Handy Image Preview
+ Tons of automation for results filtering

Cons

There are no cons worth note.

Summary

This product is the best that I've seen in its category. The interface is easy to understand and presents everything one will need up front without the need to dig around. Its file protection features are unmatched and accuracy & speed are top notch.

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5 stars

"Fast and Accurate Duplicate File Finder"

January 24, 2015  |  By billu.1840

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 5.5

Pros

I have used Duplicate File Finder to eliminate thousands of duplicate images on my hard drive. It is easy to use and very fast. I tested the program by making small changes in identical files and found no errors. A great program and response to questions by the author was quick and concise. I would recommend this program to anyone looking for duplicate file finders.

Cons

did not notice any cons

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1 stars

"Byte-by-Byte comparison does not work"

January 23, 2015  |  By Bill.Jones69

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 5.5

Pros

Fast Byte-by-Byte comparison. Maybe useful for jpg files.

Cons

Byte-by-byte comparison shows distinctly different files as identical. It doesn't show mp4 and mov files so you have to actually go to the directory to see if the files are identical. Byte-by-byte comparison seems to show files with same extension and size as being identical even though they aren't. For example, mov file of girls on surf board were considered identical to same size mov file of fireworks. Also, if you compare folder A to folder B it will automatically mark some folder A files for deletion and some folder B. You will have to manually correct this.

Summary

Byte-by-byte comparison cannot be trusted. Given that, I doubt any of the comparisons can be trusted.

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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 616,872
Downloads Last Week 1,526
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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