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Duplicate File Finder

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 248 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    611,145
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 31, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    752.31KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,438
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Once upon a time, duplicate files were so evil that no expense and effort was spared to hunt them down, terminate them, and erase every trace of their existence. Hard drives grew, and duplicate files became less of a problem. Then came digital cameras, MP3s, and video, and suddenly duplicate files are once again threatening to take over the world, but today's duplicates are sometimes bigger than entire hard drives were back when dupes were space-sucking villains.

Fortunately, the duplicate file finders have kept pace, and today's tools are far better than yesterday's at identifying and filtering duplicates without removing the wrong files. Duplicate File Finder from AshiSoft not only does its job well, but it's also easy to use. It works with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows versions and requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.

When Duplicate File Finder's installer finished, the program's quick start Web page opened in our browser. This page offers step-by-step instructions illustrated by clear, annotated screenshots. Duplicate File Finder's interface is attractive, with lots of Aero touches, but all business, too. We started with the Search Options tab, specifying how we wanted to configure our search. Next we added a Path on the Location tab and then added those folders we wanted the tool to skip to the Exclusions tab. A Protected Folders tab let us protect specific folders from accidental deletion--a good idea, especially if you use a system cleaner or other tools that delete files. Our search finished quickly, and the results appeared in the Results List with location, date added, size, and other file information. We could also view duplicates in a preview pane to make sure they were in fact duplicates and not just similar in some way. Once we'd selected all our duplicates, we could take several kinds of action, including marking, moving, copying, and deleting files.

Duplicate File Finder searched not only our hard drives but also removable drives, so it can find duplicates on a memory stick or thumbdrive before you transfer them to your PC. It also searches networked PCs. It's easy to use, fast, flexible, and offers lots of help.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.0

    out of 61 votes

    • 5 star 23
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 21
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 248 votes

    • 5 star 120
    • 4 star 41
    • 3 star 19
    • 2 star 15
    • 1 star 53
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2 stars

"free version is too crippled to evaluate"

August 13, 2012  |  By spacecon

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 4.2.1

Pros

It looks like there might be some nice features, but none of them are in the free version, so you can't evaluate them.

Cons

Practically nothing works in the free version. It is too crippled to really evaluate. I ended up using Duplicate Cleaner instead, whih worked well.

Summary

Not worth downloading the free version.

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2 stars

"Free ware is extremely limited"

July 03, 2013  |  By BillyMitchell

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 4.2.1

Pros

Picks out duplicates...

Cons

...but leaves you with the big task of deleting them.

Summary

It does pick out duplicates but be very careful not to delete any important backups for non-system files.

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3 stars

"Better Out There"

June 05, 2013  |  By echag40

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 4.2.1

Pros

Finds Duplicate Photos just fine,

Cons

Very hard time finding Duplicate Videos I tested Using same video file with two different file extensions, it did not pick it up?

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5 stars

"Free powerful and useful program!"

June 05, 2013  |  By leader989

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 4.2.1

Pros

I downloaded this program and after installing it found all the duplicate files with accuracy in very less time. It's very easy to use for a newbie like me. Finds duplicate very fast without any problems.

Cons

Not found any cons.

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5 stars

"More than satisfactory results..."

June 03, 2013  |  By justin-adams89

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 4.2.1

Pros

It has very easy to use user-friendly interface to obtain the duplicate files in user-defined locations on the computer. Scanning process does not take longer and it can also find "triplets".

Cons

No issues with this program, Total Satisfaction!

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5 stars

"Great Valuable Tool For Free"

June 01, 2013  |  By newzack86

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 4.2.1

Pros

Finds a large number of duplicate files on my system and have the option to rename or move duplicate files which makes it very easy to handle duplicate files.

Cons

None Noticed...

Summary

Don't know why other reviewers are writing bad about it... The FREE EDITION works great on my system.

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1 stars

"COMPANY DOES NOT RESPOND TO DOWNLOAD PROBLEMS"

May 30, 2013  |  By Haggadah

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 4.2.1

Pros

Software sounds good.

Cons

Cannot DOWNLOAD software. I have written company three times for help, and now twice for refund. NO RESPONSE.

Summary

BEWARE. Do not buy this software. Customer service is abysmal. I have filed an econsumer complaint against company. Company is located in India.

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2 stars

"rename it crippleware / not freeware"

May 16, 2013  |  By rwbplastic

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 4.2.1

Pros

It can find duplicate files

Cons

best features are not available unless the full version is purchased. I have been burned many times with style of marketing and unless I can try each feature before purchase, I rarely try it. I use the user ratings and not the editors as a starting point. Lots of needless popups to reaffirm your original choice.

Summary

do not bother, try something else.

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2 stars

"Duplicate File Finder "free" version"

May 10, 2013  |  By jaytmoon

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 4.2.1

Pros

It can find duplicate files

Cons

Most of the wanted features are only available if you pony up to the Pro version

Summary

there are other really free apps out there to use without all the misleading hype.

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5 stars

"Excellent Tool!!!"

April 30, 2013  |  By PrashantGogoi

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 4.2.1

Pros

- Fast
- Easy to use
- Accurate
- Flexible

Cons

- The preview panel has to be turned on each time which is a pain. But then maybe as I am using the free version

Summary

Duplicates are a way of life in today's world; you download a song, your brother downloads the same song, your wife copies the same images you uploaded yesterday, somebody decides to copy images for editing and forgets to delete them and so on.
I have a ton of songs and pics and plenty of duplicates among them. Everytime I decide to sort them out, it somehow gets mysteriously postponed to a later date.
I knew I needed a tool and so I downloaded a few from CNET and tried them out. I am glad I did, I got rid of more than 1 gb of duplicate files! Out of all the tools I tried, the fastest, most accurate, flexible and easy to use was this program - Duplicate File Finder.
It is extremely intuitive and easy to use; I found it a pleasure to work with. It is really fast; it took 5 secs to find out duplicates in my 13 GB image folder! The duplicates are sorted in groups and there is a nice preview feature to check if the files are actually duplicates. There are a variety of ways your can mark the files to be deleted but the free edition has just a couple of options which is more than enough for the average user. After marking the files, you can either delete them or move them to a predefined folder.
For searching, you can do a Byte by Byte search, same file name, same date time, same extension, music duplicates, and non duplicate music files. Again, Filters, Exclusions and Protect Files options for searching are not present in the free edition.
All you need to do is select the folder to search, select the search type and search.
Kudos to the developer for such an excellent program. All the other tools had something or the other missing, or were slow to use. Duplicate File Finder is the only program which is complete and fast and is great to use.

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1 stars

"you have to buy before you can get rid of the doubles"

April 24, 2013  |  By lover1957

 |  Version: Duplicate File Finder 4.2.1

Pros

it does find the duplicates

Cons

you have to upgrade to pro in order for you to get rid of the duplicates

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Ashisoft
Publisher web site http://www.ashisoft.com
Release Date March 31, 2012
Date Added March 31, 2012
Version 4.2.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Download Information
File Size 752.31KB
File Name dfsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 611,145
Downloads Last Week 1,438
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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