NoDupe

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
2.2
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    5,413
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 07, 2013
  • Price:
    Free to try (Limited to 1000 files and 20 matches.)
  • File Size:
    1.86MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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With terabyte disks, duplicate files are a matter of convenience, not capacity. Today's tools actually do a great job at what earlier programs failed to do: distinguish actual duplicate files by more than name or size. NoDupe from OTIS Soft compares the actual content of files, not just their attributes or metadata. This free tool's specialty is finding duplicate music files.

NoDupe's user interface is very plain but super-easy to understand: Tabs for Search and Results in the main window, and one entry, a Help file (which also accesses the log), in the menu bar. To the left of the main view, a drop-down list offered search types: All Files, Directories, Large Files, and Music Files. We could add custom searches, too; a Customize Search pop-up let us enter specific extensions to search, filter by file size, and set other options. We set our search type, Music Files, and selected two physical disks to search in the Search tab's tree view, though we could browse to any folder or directory to further narrow and speed up our search. NoDupe tracked its progress as it compared large numbers of files. When it finished its scan, NoDupe presented its findings in numbered, highlighted groups in the Results tab. Check boxes let us select files to export, which moves files to a new directory and saves them as a CSV file. A handy Auto Mark tool automatically selects batches of files by date, size, or path, based on cutoff points we entered in the settings. The Preview tool is especially valuable for sorting out duplicate pictures. When it's selected, it displays a small preview (or large thumbnail) of images and other compatible files in a pop-up. When we we'd made our choices, we pressed Delete to remove all the checked duplicates at once.

NoDupe proved capable at distinguishing duplicates from versions and completely different files that look like duplicates. We'd like to see Select All and Deselect All buttons (especially Deselect All) since it's possible to overlook checked files in long file lists. Beyond that, it's hard to fault NoDupe, which can sort out your far-flung music archives.

 
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1 stars

"Don't bother..."

January 16, 2013  |  By jonnieboy79

 |  Version: NoDupe 2.0

Pros

None anymore. Pro version probably pretty good, but...

Cons

...I had the free version before, which was great. Easy to use, found pretty much everything, whether it be on C or remote storage. Used to check the whole works, duplicates marked nicely, and where they were located. Not anymore. Last week, it told me that a new version was available, would I like to update? I said sure.
BIG MISTAKE!!!
Whereas before the number of files checked and the number of duplicates that it would show was unlimited, now it's restricted to 1000 files, which is diddly squat, and will only show 20 duplicates.
I've had good results with the old version, and admittedly did pretty well without paying anything for it. (Though I didn't use it that often.) However, now I'm heading off to try some other trial product, one that doesn't place severe restrictions on it. Call me cheap if you like, but if someone is willing to offer the basics for free... Who knows? Maybe now I'll find something even better.

Summary

Try something else, IMHO. My two cents' worth.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0
Version 2.0 shows all results currently found when cancelling a search.
General
Publisher OTIS Soft
Publisher web site http://otissoft.co.uk
Release Date December 30, 2012
Date Added January 07, 2013
Version 2.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.86MB
File Name NoDupe_2_0_0_0.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,413
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Limited to 1000 files and 20 matches.
Price Free

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