Easy Duplicate Finder

Easy Duplicate Finder

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 206 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1.1.3
  • Total Downloads:
    151,180
  • Date Added:
    July 23, 2010
  • File Size:
    28.19MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    195
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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This step-by-step file duplicate finder will help you quickly locate and delete redundant files; however, we recommend that novices proceed with caution when it comes to deleting any found duplicate files.

Easy Duplicate Finder uses a three-step process to quickly and easily locate and remove duplicate files from your system. Simply add the folders you wish to scan and define the file mask (all files, JPEG, MP3) from the drop-down menu. Click the Start button in Step 2 and the program very quickly displays any found duplicates. While the program is scanning your system, you can actively watch the numbers of files scanned, original files to duplicates, and the space used by said files. Using the export button, we were able to easily export the program's findings. Finally, we had to decide what to do with the files. We had the option of deselecting all files, renaming them, moving them to a folder, and deleting selected files. We went through each option, and all worked perfectly. The Settings menu gives you two file-comparison options (CRC32 and byte-by-byte) and help is available through the publisher's Web site.

The program does add extra desktop icons without asking and we had to manually remove some items after the program was uninstalled. Still, Easy Duplicate Finder proved to be a very thorough and reliable file-management tool, but because of the risk of accidentally deleting important files, we only recommend this program for more-experienced users.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.0

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    2.9

    out of 206 votes

    • 5 star 66
    • 4 star 22
    • 3 star 17
    • 2 star 19
    • 1 star 82
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1 stars

"Overpriced, deceptive, obnoxious crippled demo."

September 12, 2010  |  By mjemirzian

 |  Version: Easy Duplicate Finder 3.1.1.3

Pros

If you can find the 2.4.1 version, it's still free. Search google for it.

Cons

Installer tries to sneak in adware/malware. Crippled demo. Constantly maximizes itself and steals all focus to show obnoxious popup windows. Costs 40$ for functionality you can find free elsewhere.

Summary

The installer tries to sneak in a completely unrelated adware/malware toolbar, so we're off to an offensive 'we don't give a crap about your computer' start already. This program behaves extremely badly in the windows environment, constantly maximizing itself and stealing all focus to show obnoxious popups. This is horrid, ridiculous behavior for a crippled demo that can only remove 10 duplicates. On top of the adware/malware toolbar, crippled functionality, and flagrantly obnoxious screen maximizing focus stealing popups, they are demanding a ridiculous 30-40$ for duplicate finding when you can find better duplicate finders on sourceforge.net right now, or just download the free 2.4.1 version of this app which can still be found on the net.

Updated on Sep 12, 2010

Oh right, and one final insult from the developer. Your 40$ doesn't even get you lifetime upgrades, nope. You have to pay extra for further years of support. Maybe I would have paid 5-10$ for this if the developer was nice about it even though I could keep using 2.4.1 for free or get a similar free program from sourceforge, but this evil and desperate behavior should be punished accordingly by not giving them a red cent.

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1 stars

"A lot of talk & eye candy hiding the cripple-ware."

August 24, 2010  |  By Former Big Iron Guy

 |  Version: Easy Duplicate Finder 3.1.1.3

Pros

Eye candy and hype.

Cons

When I downloaded the first 3.xx version I found to my dismay that they had reduced functionality. In order to delete, I had to upgrade to the paid version. I did not upgrade. From a perusal of the developer website it seems worse than ever. IMHO.

Summary

As a developer, I understand the requirement to have a cash flow to support the operation. I really was massively disappointed when functionality was removed starting with the 3.0 upgrade. I reverted to the prior version and have been looking for a free one for some time.
Don't forget those of us (retired, out of work, limited income) who need and embrace FOSS software out of necessity. Issue two versions a "lite or limited" version with a full disclosure of what is in that as compared and contrasted to the full paid version.

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1 stars

"Severely crippled Demo"

August 07, 2010  |  By gmmyabrk

 |  Version: Easy Duplicate Finder 3.1.1.3

Pros

I cannot think of any. It was seriously that bad.

Cons

Trys to install the Gigasize toolbar.
After a lengthy scan, refused to process all the duplicate entries in demo mode.

Summary

After a 4 hour scan it found 37 exact duplicate entries. The demo will not delete all of the duplicates in one pass. It might after more passes, but I don't have that much time to waste. I would have been faster finding the duplicates by manual directory traversal/visual scan/memory.

37 items / 5 items per pass = 8 passes (7 remainder 2)
8 passes x 4 hours per pass = 32 hours scan time

Summary: Crippleware. Attempts to install a crapware toolbar.

It would have been better to limit the demo to a limited number of runs/days instead of limiting the number of duplicates it would process per run. As for finding exact duplicates, there are other options available. I would recommend Fast Duplicate File Finder. The free version will not process fuzzy matches, but there is no limit to the number of exact duplicates it will process in a single scan.

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3 stars

"Works. insufficient trial time to judge effectiveness."

July 31, 2010  |  By hutch2

 |  Version: Easy Duplicate Finder 3.1.1.3

Pros

It found duplicates

Cons

A nag screen I am prepared to suffer, but I will not buy unless I can try PROPERLY.
Would you buy a car after driving it across the lot?

Summary

May come back after trying the opposition, but already put off. CNET, test properly!
By all means try, but be prepared to cough up tout suit.

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5 stars

"Worked great for me!"

July 26, 2010  |  By rjmw22

 |  Version: Easy Duplicate Finder 3.1.1.3

Pros

I liked how I could search for Duplicates files on a byte-by-byte comparison and for songs I could search based on ID3 audio tags (like Title, Artist, Album, and Length etc). I had a lot of options!

Cons

Not really anything I can think of except I wish it had content matching by Pixel.

Summary

I don't know what the other reviewer is talking about.

"This program ignores duplicate files with a number just before the .MP3. 99% of duplicate files have this number as the last thing before the .mp3 extension."

I had a lot of mp3's that had a number at the end of the file and it found those duplicates for me. I transferred all of my songs from my computer onto a thumb drive, then back onto my computer and it created a lot of duplicates. I also did that with my photos and documents as well, so you could imagine I had a lot of duplicates. It worked well for me. Initially I was a little confused as to how to use the product, but I watched the quick video tutorials and I realized it was a really simple program. Thanks Easy Duplicate Finder!

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1 stars

"Doesn't find and mark duplicate files (n).mp3"

July 24, 2010  |  By lee0078

 |  Version: Easy Duplicate Finder 3.1.1.3

Pros

Not much to like

Cons

This program ignores duplicate files with a number just before the .MP3. 99% of duplicate files have this number as the last thing before the .mp3 extension.

Summary

Useless without more selectivity to automatically find and tag duplicates with numbers added to the titles, Manually tagging and deleting such files could just as easily be done manually

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1.1.3
Version 3.1.1.3 search for duplicates based on audio tag descriptors such as: Song Title, Album Title, Artist Name, Genre, etc. and manually select duplicates, or use AutoSelect by Bit Rate or other file characteristic.
General
Publisher WebMinds
Publisher web site http://www.webminds.com
Release Date July 23, 2010
Date Added July 23, 2010
Version 3.1.1.3
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 28.19MB
File Name easy_duplicate_setup_dwnldcominstall.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 151,180
Downloads Last Week 195
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Nag screen
Price $29.95

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