Fast Duplicate File Finder

Fast Duplicate File Finder

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 34 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.7.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    58,122
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 25, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.63MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    266
  • Platform:
    Windows

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

"So cool that they provide this flawless tool for free"

April 05, 2015  |  By xyeaxl

 |  Version: Fast Duplicate File Finder 4.7.0.1

Pros

Very professional and accurate as all their duplicate finders.

Cons

Similar content search is only in PRO version, but search for similar file names if free.

Summary

More than a nice tool for its price - FREE ;)

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5 stars

"Great free solution"

January 14, 2015  |  By yopokal

 |  Version: Fast Duplicate File Finder 4.3.0.1

Pros

I do a lot of backups and use this one to remove the duplicates and merge the folders. It does a really good job.

Cons

Better than a commercial alternative as mentioned by others. I do not have issues with it.

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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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5 stars

"Great free tool!"

November 07, 2014  |  By TonyMcarter

 |  Version: Fast Duplicate File Finder 4.1.0.1

Pros

Works fast, detects properly and yes it is FREE.
Lots of features - anything you can think of.

Cons

Similarity mode is available only in PRO.

Summary

Better than the commercial alternatives.

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5 stars

"Great FREE tool - better than commercial alternatives"

November 07, 2014  |  By lindseyferr

 |  Version: Fast Duplicate File Finder 4.1.0.1

Pros

The previous review is total nonsense - this tools works flawlessly and believe me I have tried a lot of these. Unlike commercial alternatives this one does not list any false positives.

Cons

Great free tool.

Summary

I strongly recommend this tool - has much more features than commercial alternatives.

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1 stars

"Deleted half of the files that were not duplicates"

October 20, 2014  |  By Corn146

 |  Version: Fast Duplicate File Finder 4.1.0.1

Pros

There's a free version

Cons

Not accurate. It deleted lots of my photos that were NOT duplicates. Had to use a file recovery program after using it.

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5 stars

"Excellent! Better than a 5-Star Editors' Rated Product"

September 20, 2014  |  By A-H-E-A-D

 |  Version: Fast Duplicate File Finder 4.1.0.1

Pros

Thorough, effective, and have quality free options that others offer for a fee. In fact, I installed more than one duplicate file locator program on my system and "Fast Duplicate File Finder" was the best and found a greater percentage more duplicate files than the other(s).

Cons

This product ran some somewhat slower than I expected - given the name "Fast Duplicate File Finder"; however, the pros definitely outweigh this minor issue. Due to this product's thorough scan may be the reason for the slower results.

Summary

Highly Recommended!

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5 stars

"The only duplicate finder tool that worked for me"

August 05, 2014  |  By tvcxx

 |  Version: Fast Duplicate File Finder 4.1.0.1

Pros

I tried to scan my 2 terrabyte drive with many similar tools.
They either are extremely slow or they crash and can not complete at all.
This is the only tools that was fast and reliable.

Cons

Nothing - see the PROS.

Summary

Highly recommended.

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5 stars

"A general purpose duplicate finder tool"

July 20, 2014  |  By tripio2f

 |  Version: Fast Duplicate File Finder 4.1.0.1

Pros

This is a very nice free tool that can find duplicate files of any type.
If you need to organize music or photos though I would recommend you to check the other two tools provided by this company.
They are really great.

Cons

Not much to complain about - a free tool after all and better than some commercial alternatives.

Summary

Nice one for organizing files. Works on network drives too.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.7.0.1

Version 4.7.0.1:

  • Extended date options in Auto Check, Filter, Quick Check and Exclude from Auto Check, so that created, modified or last accessed file date can now be used.
  • Added separate columns Created, Modified and Accessed to show each individual file date.
  • Created, Modified and Accessed file dates are saved to the exported projects.
  • Fixed - similarity slider can be now increased to 100% using the mouse.
  • Fixed order of duplicate groups - preserved on load/save
  • Fixed loading projects where decimal separator is different from the current locale decimal separator.
  • Fixed moving files from UNC paths like \\Server\Path\
General
Publisher MindGems
Publisher web site http://www.mindgems.com
Release Date February 26, 2015
Date Added February 25, 2015
Version 4.7.0.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.63MB
File Name FastDuplicateFileFinder.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 58,122
Downloads Last Week 266
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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