Though it lacks the search parameters found in most, this cleanup tool quickly locates and removes duplicate files. Check Identical Files' jumbled interface uses a step-by-step guided process, making it easy to use. Browsing and selecting a drive or folders to scan is simple, and you can create and save the list for future use. Duplicates were returned fairly quickly and placed in a column alongside the original files. You can delete them all, select certain ones, or indicate a specific file extension from the list to single out and eradicate. Throw your clones in the Recycle Bin, delete them permanently, or place them in an archive folder. With all of the options available, it's too bad the program doesn't offer search parameters such as searching for certain file types or for specific filenames. Its 10-day trial is a bit short, but most users will find Check Identical Files useful for keeping their hard drive free of duplicates.
What's new in version 18.104.22.168
Version 22.214.171.124 added feature to hide rows without selections in search results, fixed a memory leak, and improved memory management and multi-threading throttling.
ReleaseDecember 1, 2011
Date AddedNovember 28, 2011
Operating SystemsWindows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Check Identical Files utility is able to check your drives for annoying duplicate files, and provides easy capability of deleting them, saving you megabytes of precious disk space. Features include added multiple folders and sub-folders easily for scanning, show file info under cursor, select identical files manually, by directory or by pattern, automatically leave at least one original. An absolute must for people who have a huge number of files like pictures or MP3.