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Fast Duplicate File Finder

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 39 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.9.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    81,577
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 17, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.63MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    16
  • 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

"Much faster than anything else I've tried"

July 06, 2016  |  By fjdTally

2016-07-06 03:29:17  |  By fjdTally

 |  Version: Fast Duplicate File Finder 4.7.0.1

Pros

A stable and robust tool. Though it includes a lot of features it is very easy to use. I am not surprised that it was recommended by professional on an IT forum.

Cons

After scan actions are a bit confusing and I had accidentally set it to shutdown which caused the tool to save the results and shut down the computer after the scan was complete. I wondered what happened, but I later realized that it was my fault. :)

Summary

A stable, fast and feature-rich tool recommended by professionals.

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5 stars

"Superb tools for cleaning and organizing files"

July 05, 2016  |  By btobtobto

2016-07-05 00:21:24  |  By btobtobto

 |  Version: Fast Duplicate File Finder 4.7.0.1

Pros

I already purchased some other tools provided by this vendor and I am really impressed with their quality. It is amazing that they provide this one for free. A very powerful and fast tool. Helped me to merge my backups and clean gigabytes of duplicates scattered all over my network.

Cons

Filtering is not available in the free version, but that is no an issue unless you plan to do some complex jobs. The free version features are absolutely enough for a good cleanup.

Summary

Another Brilliant free tool from this vendor.

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5 stars

"Accurate and fast"

December 15, 2015  |  By daridari678

2015-12-15 05:50:14  |  By daridari678

 |  Version: Fast Duplicate File Finder 4.7.0.1

Pros

Most of such tools are crappy slow and inaccurate - NOT THIS ONE!
Friends recommended and I am sorry that I did not ask them earlier. Installed zillions of other tools to no avail.
This tool is great.

Cons

I like the tool very much.

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5 stars

"Nice job for a free tool!"

December 15, 2015  |  By julia2233

2015-12-15 04:26:35  |  By julia2233

 |  Version: Fast Duplicate File Finder 4.7.0.1

Pros

Very fast, plenty of features.

Cons

Similarity mode in PRO version.

Summary

Definitely a keeper - would recommend to everyone.

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5 stars

"Finally cleaned up a decade of duplicates"

September 16, 2015  |  By g10746445

2015-09-16 12:36:36  |  By g10746445

 |  Version: Fast Duplicate File Finder 4.7.0.1

Pros

When it does the processing, the interface puts all your dupes into groups of duplicates and numbers them, AND THEN LEAVES ONE FILE UNCHECKED based on your filter rules. Then you can move the other files somewhere else, left only with the single ones you want. brilliant. Also, Its very fast. Can handle massive file sets/sizes (mine was well over 50 gigs). I have a very fast machine, so not sure how much the speed is about my machine or the software, but I am pleased. I had over 300K of images so could not do any manual comparison, but if you needed to manually look, there is a visual compare option. You can also select the % of similarity you want as a threshold. I picked 100%.

Cons

Maybe could have been clearer about the step by step. the system completes the scan, but then it isn't super obvious that the next step is to press MOVE. Also, that click box called "keep file structure" is confusing, and you might not realize where all your dupes were sent if you have it clicked.

Summary

This program is a lifesaver. I bought the pro version after I screwed around with severall cheap and freeware things...this one it is worth every penny.

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5 stars

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

April 05, 2015  |  By xyeaxl

2015-04-05 17:02:43  |  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

2015-01-14 15:13:18  |  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

2014-12-04 19:13:46  |  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

2014-11-17 00:53:28  |  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

2014-11-07 17:37:32  |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.9.0.1
Version 4.9.0.1:
  • Greatly improved speed in "100% equal files" mode, especially if comparing large files with different content.
  • Added two new "After Scan" options: "Save project and display results" and "Save project and close application.
General
Publisher MindGems
Publisher web site http://www.mindgems.com
Release Date October 17, 2016
Date Added October 17, 2016
Version 4.9.0.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.63MB
File Name FastDuplicateFileFinder.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 81,577
Downloads Last Week 16
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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