Fast Duplicate File Finder

Fast Duplicate File Finder

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 32 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.3.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    51,787
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 14, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.64MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    391
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Fast Duplicate File Finder is a free version of a shareware tool. If you've tried duplicate finders before and are still recovering, not to worry: Fast Duplicate File Finder uses advanced algorithms that compare the actual binary content of a wide range of file types, not just name, size, and other attributes that may or may not be accurate indicators of duplicate files. It can search not only for 100 percent duplicates but also for similar files based on a variable level of similarity. As with all duplicate file finders, we recommend checking carefully before you delete anything it finds.

Fast Duplicate File Finder's interface has a familiar layout, with a main window and panels with draggable borders. We clicked Add Folder on the toolbar and selected a folder of digital snapshots, opting to scan subfolders as well. Our selections appeared in the Folders panel, including, surprisingly, the parent folder. We didn't want to scan the parent folder (it's large) so we clicked Remove Folder just below in the Scan options. We selected a 100 percent similar scan, though we also tried the feature that lets you scan for similar files based on a variable percentage of similarity that we selected from a rotary button, a useful feature that takes longer but finds resized and lower-quality copies. We clicked Start Scan, and the program quickly displayed all pairs and groups of duplicates in the main display, including size, directory, and other information, with the duplicates all checked for removal or deletion sorted by date and size of the file. The Preview pane let us see each file for visual verification. We simply checked those files we wanted to remove, unchecked those we didn't, selected a destination folder for the duplicates, and clicked Move Checked Files, though we could just as easily have deleted them. We opened the original and duplicate folders and verified that only duplicates had been moved. Fast Duplicate File Finder also lets users create, save, and return to Projects for regular checks.

The Free version of this program disables some of the Pro version's features, such as the Filters button, and limits some of its capabilities. It did a good job of finding duplicates, though, which is all we were hoping for.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Fast, Reliable and FREE"

December 04, 2014  |  By wilmajakes21

 |  Version: Fast Duplicate File Finder 4.3.0.1

Pros

Much more features even compared to commercial tools.
Internal preview is great - you can compare images, video, documents and music directly inside the application.
Filtering is awesome with zillions of options.
Very fast and most of all accurate results.

Cons

I recommend this tool - I do not have any remarks at all.

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5 stars

"Very solid free tool"

November 17, 2014  |  By vdupqf

 |  Version: Fast Duplicate File Finder 4.3.0.1

Pros

I must admit that this tool is really rock solid and it is amazing that it has a free version too.
Tested a bunch of these and as already mentioned in other comments this one finds a lot more duplicates than other tools.

Cons

Have nothing to mention here.

Summary

If you need to find duplicates this tool will definitely do the job for you.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.3.0.1
Version 4.3.0.1:
  • Added option to Keep Folder Structure while moving files. In the previous versions it was always ON
  • In Filter dialog added option to filter folders by name
  • Clicking on the folders grid header icons now checks/unchecks all folders
  • Browse for folder dialog is updated so that if no folders are checked - the currently selected folder is added
  • If delete/move file operation fails, hex error code is displayed in the log
  • Desktop folders can be scanned, all shortcut files on desktop are skipped
General
Publisher MindGems
Publisher web site http://www.mindgems.com
Release Date November 12, 2014
Date Added November 14, 2014
Version 4.3.0.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.64MB
File Name FastDuplicateFileFinder.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 51,787
Downloads Last Week 391
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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