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Editors' Review

by   / February 20, 2012

Once upon a time, duplicate files were so evil that no expense and effort was spared to hunt them down, terminate them, and erase every trace of their existence. Hard drives grew, and duplicate files became less of a problem. Then came digital cameras, MP3s, and video, and suddenly duplicate files are once again threatening to take over the world, but today's duplicates are sometimes bigger than entire hard drives were back when dupes were space-sucking villains.

Fortunately, the duplicate file finders have kept pace, and today's tools are far better than yesterday's at identifying and filtering duplicates without removing the wrong files. Duplicate File Finder from AshiSoft not only does its job well, but it's also easy to use. It works with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows versions and requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.

When Duplicate File Finder's installer finished, the program's quick start Web page opened in our browser. This page offers step-by-step instructions illustrated by clear, annotated screenshots. Duplicate File Finder's interface is attractive, with lots of Aero touches, but all business, too. We started with the Search Options tab, specifying how we wanted to configure our search. Next we added a Path on the Location tab and then added those folders we wanted the tool to skip to the Exclusions tab. A Protected Folders tab let us protect specific folders from accidental deletion--a good idea, especially if you use a system cleaner or other tools that delete files. Our search finished quickly, and the results appeared in the Results List with location, date added, size, and other file information. We could also view duplicates in a preview pane to make sure they were in fact duplicates and not just similar in some way. Once we'd selected all our duplicates, we could take several kinds of action, including marking, moving, copying, and deleting files.

Duplicate File Finder searched not only our hard drives but also removable drives, so it can find duplicates on a memory stick or thumbdrive before you transfer them to your PC. It also searches networked PCs. It's easy to use, fast, flexible, and offers lots of help.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.2

Version 7.2:
  • All New GUI Design
  • Added Google Drive Search
  • Added Folder Compare Option
  • Added RAW Image Preview
  • Added New Protection Feature
  • Added Filter Result List
  • Added the Arabic Language
  • And lots more...


Publisher Ashisoft
Publisher web site
Release Date February 01, 2018
Date Added February 05, 2018
Version 7.2


Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements .NET Framework 4.0

Download Information

File Size 1.6MB
File Name dfsetup.exe


Total Downloads 875,094
Downloads Last Week 160


License Model Free to try
Limitations Preview-only, cannot delete files
Price Free
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