Clone Tools is the first duplicate file finder that finds folders with shared or identical content. The birds-eye view offered by Clone Tools unique side by side browser and powerful automatic folder level tools lets you find and remove duplicate files fast without losing control. Get your files organized: Redundant copies of files does not only waste hard drive space but also makes your computer disorganized. Download Clone Tools and start organizing your files and delete duplicate content. Safe to use: Clone Tools uses a byte by byte scan on all possible duplicate files, this is the only way to know for sure that the files are identical. Windows system folders are excluded from the scan by default. Clone Tools does not allow you to delete the last copy of any file. Birds-eye view that gives you better control: Clone Tools side by side browser and focus on folders containing duplicate files rather than the duplicate files themselves gives you a birds-eye view of your duplicate content. This gives you better control of what you are doing and enables you to quickly find out which duplicate files and folders you want to keep and which you want to delete. No more browsing in lists of thousands of duplicate files or use of rule based clone cleaners that puts your valuable files at risk. Image files can be previewed and all files can be opened. Save time by using automatic duplicate cleaning tools: Clone Tools has several simple-to-use automatic functions that lets you clean your hard drive or network from duplicated files and folders in the shortest time possible.
I got a structured view of folders I had selected to check. I could move all contents in a folders who had duplicate files to a folder I decided to be a master folder.
It took some time to learn the advanced functions. The program costs money to be really useful as the evaluation version had limited power.
This program works with folders which made it possible to select where I wanted my files to be stored. I cold move my duplicate files from my desktop to my network folders where they belonged. I liked that I cold select and move or merge whole folders or tree structur in just one step. It was also possible to move files one by one, as I was forced to do with an other program I had tried before.
When the app starts, your first impression might be 'huh, what now..?' You are presented with several empty confusing result elements... there is a video tutorial mentioned in the nag screen, and you actually NEED it i'm afraid (i didn't bother with it, though). Once you find the 'new search button', it's getting better - the file selection method is not excellent, but its sufficient. You even have folder exclusion options here. Then comes the real bad part - file comparison. The comparison algorithm is one of the worst i have seen on a duplicate finder so far - it will find all dupes, but prepare to wait - and wait long you will. Back in the results pane (the confusing empty elements from the beginning) i had to quit the app as it was a pain to figure out how to select and delete files... awful. awful. awful. On top of everything else its one of the most expensive of its kind. 1/5 rating just because there is no 0/5