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  • 5.0 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not free as advertised"

    April 5, 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 3.0 stars

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

    March 3, 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 1.0 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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