Exact Duplicate Finder

Exact Duplicate Finder

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.9.7.8
  • Total Downloads:
    6,227
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 31, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    115.58KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Duplicate file finders were critical back in the pre-gigabyte era, but in some ways, today's terabyte-capacity drives make the problem just as bad. Not for space reasons, obviously, but because duplicates clog up your file system with redundant data that your computer still has to process. Duplicate files can make your searches take longer and return confusing or contradictory results. Enough duplicates together can even cause your system to run more slowly. And if you boot from a solid-state drive (SSD), particularly a smaller one, you're probably just as concerned about duplicates as users were back when hard drives were measured in megabytes. InDeep's Exact Duplicate Finder is portable freeware that searches your system for duplicates and compares them byte for byte to make sure you remove only actual duplicate files and not near-misses.

Exact Duplicate Finder is portable, so we extracted the executable file and clicked it to start the program. A compact user interface is anchored by a button labeled Paths and a tree view displaying all our drives. Creating and saving Paths tells Exact Duplicate Finder where to search. We used add-and-remove arrows to add Paths to the main view for searching. We could also browse to add paths and search by file type. Of course, you can search entire drives, too, but being specific saves time when you're pretty sure where duplicates are lurking.

We added our C drive's Music folder and the similar folder on our USB drive, and then pressed Search. Exact Duplicate Finder is thorough, and our scan took several minutes (another reason to be specific). Sorted results appeared in the Paths view under Groups; clicking on a Group displayed selected files. We just needed to click a file to preview it and verify its contents, and click Remove to delete any actual duplicates.

Maybe you boot from an SSD and need to reclaim disk space. Maybe you're careless with your MP3 collection and don't need four identical copies of "Surfin' Bird." Maybe you're like us, and the thought of duplicates irritates your sense of order. For all those reasons and probably many more, tools like Exact Duplicate Finder remain essential.

 
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5 stars

"Clean software - finds 100% matches only"

March 05, 2013  |  By indeepsoft

 |  Version: Exact Duplicate Finder 0.9.6.14

Pros

It is clean, and it has been a clean software for years now. It is available in a zip archive, it can be extracted without installation, and can run as portable on Windows operating systems. Its clean and efficient design helps you spot and remove a fair amount of duplicates (files with identical content), without much effort.

Cons

Some features still under development.

Summary

Will help you spot identical files spread across your hard drives.
Identical files are grouped by location, which eases the removal process.

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1 stars

"Back from a meeting. Removed Iminent, the unwanted app."

February 25, 2013  |  By howard2374

 |  Version: Exact Duplicate Finder 0.9.6.14

Pros

Don't see many. It did run and identified duplicate files,[even if they DO NOT have the same name] so I don't need to search for them. Then allows me to determine which ones to delete. I was able to remove the unwanted software and change my browser homepage back to my preferred configuration.

Cons

It installed software that changed my home page and my browser toolbar, as well as installing Iminent. I find this to be totally unacceptable in this day and age of cyber security. I will not ever download anything from this company again.

Summary

1. Does what it advertises.
2. Installed software I did not want without asking me.
3. Changed my browser home page AND toolbar without my consent.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.9.7.8
0.9.7.8 - option to skip large files is replaced by option to skip content analysis for large files. - can search for files having the same size. - skip system protects any folder containing system files. - remove files repeatedly from the same group. - fixes and improvements. 0.9.7.6 - removal process can be stopped. - fixes and improvements. 0.9.7.5 - sort groups by space ocuppied by duplicates. - fixes and improvements. 0.9.7.4 - fixed an icon issue which crashed XDF on Windows Xp. 0.9.7.3 - prevent computer sleep while processing files. - can delete read-only files if required. - sleep/shut down/hibernate after file operations. - fixes and improvements. 0.9.7.2 - engine improved: faster with many files. - custom extension lists. 0.9.7.1 - modified search engine, increased speed. - minor interface fixes. 0.9.7.0 - library scans (exclude duplicates in library paths). - interface modifications and improvements.
General
Publisher InDeep Software
Publisher web site http://indeepsoft.blogspot.com
Release Date June 29, 2014
Date Added July 31, 2014
Version 0.9.7.8
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows
Additional Requirements .NET Framework 2.0
Download Information
File Size 115.58KB
File Name XDF 0.9.7.8.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,227
Downloads Last Week 8
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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