Easy Duplicate File Finder for Mac

Easy Duplicate File Finder for Mac

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 6 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.7.0.368
File Size:
19.41MB
Date Added:
September 23, 2014
Price:
Free to try (Limited to 10 free duplicate file management actions); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.10/10.5/10.5 Intel/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Total Downloads:
24,540
Downloads Last Week:
337
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Easy Duplicate File Finder for Mac allows you to quickly locate and eliminate duplicates of files that are taking up valuable space on your hard drive. With just a few clicks, you can add an item to scan, browse through the results, and eliminate any files you choose to free up space, and to help keep your computer more organized and efficient.

Pros

Works quickly: Once you've added a folder or drive to this program, the scans take very little time to complete. In no time you'll be looking at a list of duplicate files and sifting through them to see which you can get rid of.

Good interface and tips: The interface makes it easy to see how to add files and what steps to take next. There is also a set of helpful tips that pop up when you first open the program to guide you through the process.

Cons

Too many trial limits: This program's free trial limits you to ten actions, which really only lets you get a sense of what the interface and navigation are like. But it doesn't give you a real feel for what the program can actually do on a larger scale and how smoothly it will run.

Jerky navigation: Scrolling through the list of scan results with the mousepad is not a smooth process, making it hard to keep your place. The only other option is to use the arrow keys, which quickly becomes tedious. If you don't mind selecting all duplicates and deleting them, this won't be a problem. But if you want to go through individually and make selections, it can get frustrating quickly.

Bottom Line

Easy Duplicate File Finder for Mac does locate duplicate files quickly and makes it easy to eliminate them to free up space on your machine. It would be nice if the trial gave you a bit more of a sense of what you're getting when you purchase it for $39.95, but the program is worth investing in nonetheless.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Easy Duplicate File Finder for Mac 4.6.0.352.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best way to speed up your Mac"

    August 12, 2013   |   By timscott8274

    Version: Easy Duplicate File Finder 4.4.0.215

    Pros

    Saved me a ton of hard drive space!

    Cons

    I'm not sure if there are any.

    Summary

    I had no idea removing duplicates would free up so much hard drive space, thanks EDF

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  • 5 stars

    "You get what you you pay for"

    August 10, 2013   |   By triplehfan12

    Version: Easy Duplicate File Finder 4.4.0.215

    Pros

    Incredibly fast, easy three step process to removing duplicates. Saved me a ton of hard drive space.

    Cons

    It isn't free but it is the best duplicate finder I have tried

    Summary

    If you want the best duplicate finder for Mac look no further than Easy Duplicate File Finder for Mac

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  • 1 stars

    "It doesn't work on entire drive"

    May 20, 2013   |   By mahdavip

    Version: Easy Duplicate File Finder 4.3.0.181

    Pros

    it works on folders only

    Cons

    I scanned on my 1TB dive, it ruined the drive and destroyed all my files

    Summary

    It took all night long to scan my 1TB external drive, when it was done there was no file indicated and there was a message "this drive is not accessible, it must be formatted" I did and I was able to access the drive, but all files were wiped out and capacity of the drive from 1TB changed to 110 GB and the drive latter also was changed. I contacted several times by e-mail for remedy there has been no response from them. I lost About $79.00 plus my several years work and an external hard drive.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best Duplicate Finder Available!"

    March 08, 2013   |   By Bergeron_37

    Version: Easy Duplicate File Finder 4.3.0.181

    Pros

    I love the preview feature. Out of all the programs I have tried this duplicate finder is the easiest to use.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

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  • 1 stars

    "Mac users beware,program modifies hd index, won't mount"

    August 31, 2012   |   By rives3

    Version: Easy Duplicate File Finder 4.1.0.90

    Pros

    Identifies duplicate files

    Cons

    When moving duplicates to another folder (appeared to be safest option), all the files in that folder had the creation date set for the time of transfer. All the metadata that would allow one to verify whether the correct file was transferred, or to reconstruct the original set of files on the hard drive is removed in the transfer.

    After removing the duplicates, the program modifies the index or the journaling of the hard drive in a way that caused my hard drive to dismount when I next tried to copy the remaining files from the hard drive to another hard drive. Finder said that the file format of one of the files, which happened to be one of the Apple installed system files, was not recognizable, then the hard drive dismounted, but the icon remained on the desktop. Somehow this combination caused the system to be unable to restart. I had to shut down the computer, then the hard drive wouldn't mount. I ran Disk First Aid four times, the hard drive still won't mount.

    Summary

    If you have a Mac, don't believe any of the good reviews. This software is dangerous, and will result in a corrupted hard drive that so far I have not been able to recover. No one in tech support appeared to know anything about Mac's. If the tech support doesn't know an answer, they just go away, and apparently ignore further posts to the thread they start for you each time you begin an inquiry. I had to ignore the message that said not to start another post, and I would get another couple of questions in before they would again disappear and not respond to the thread.

    I am going to ask them for my money back, but from what I have read on the net about them, I am not going to be successful.

    I can't emphasize how dangerous this program is for the Mac, and how out of touch the company is with how the Mac works. I've lost all of my back up files when running a program to simply identify and remove duplicate files.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great program to get rid of duplicates"

    July 10, 2012   |   By BlancheA

    Version: Easy Duplicate File Finder 4.1.0.90

    Pros

    - Quick and easy to use
    - Works with iTunes
    - Compares files by content

    Cons

    Couldn't find any

    Summary

    This is a really good duplicate finder. It has a lot of options and search methods and it's great for finding duplicate songs. I really liked its iTunes sync feature too.

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