dupeGuru Music Edition 6.7.0

dupeGuru Music Edition 6.7.0

Reviewed by Dan Vlasic

"Quickly find duplicate songs."

Overview

dupeGuru Music Edition will free up space on your hard drive by sorting out your music files and eliminating duplicates. The simple and lightweight application scans the folders you choose for duplicates according to your preferences. Set your custom search parameters – filename with fields, tags, audio content, bitrate, duration, etc. This way, you get a smart little tool to help you clean up the mess in your music files.

Installation

Installation requirements are as follows: Windows (64-bit) Win7/Win8; Windows (32-bit) XP/Vista/Win7. The wizard is simple and straightforward. There is no bundled freeware or Adware in the pack. The application runs perfectly fine in sandbox.

Interface

Once launched, a greeting window explains the notion of fairware and suggests you buy a full version at a fair price. Developers need to get remuneration for their good work. We totally agree with that. The interface is not Mona Lisa, but its simplistic look is adequate for the task at hand – find duplicate files in your music collection. The trial version can process ten duplicate copies at once. The main window does not require a full screen mode – it is small, compact, and offers several options only. You can add or remove folders to scan with the help of built-in browse function or drag-and-drop, scan them, see results and set preferences. Supported languages include English, French, German, Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Italian, Armenian, Russian, Ukrainian, Brazilian.

Pros

If your aim is to eliminate duplicates in your music collection, dupeGuru can be your choice because the application is small, light, safe and exceptionally straightforward. Set up your scanning preferences by filename, tags, duration and other dedicated criteria. The program can search for files based on artist, album, title, genre and year criteria. Notably, you can add custom criteria for ample search process. There is an option to exclude specified directories from the search. Dedicated window displays search results. A user can then send the duplicate files to the recycle bin, copy or move, or add to ignore list, as well as rename the songs.

The program will open the tracks with your default player.

The feature of setting up your custom hot keys is useful to improve the bulk processes. However, the hot keys cannot be re-assigned.

The application works fast processing your musical gigabytes. dupeGuru seems to stand up to the advertised safety standard, both in non-interfering your system, and preventing the user from deleting non-duplicate files.

dupeGuru supports MP3, WMA, AAC (iTunes format), OGG, FLAC, loss-less AAC and loss-less WMA.

Cons

As a Con, we can say that there is too much competition in the area, and dupeGuru offers essential features only. If you need a complete music collection manager, you will most likely prefer more comprehensive tools.

Alternatives

Similarity finds and removes similar and duplicate MP3, WMA, OGG, ASF, WAV, FLAC, APE, WV files. Audio Comparer is an application for MP3, MP2, MP1, WMA, AIF, WAV, WavPack, FLAC, APE, AAC, and OGG audio files comparison. DoubleKiller scans single or multiple folders for duplicates by comparing combinations of file name, size, modification date and content.

Conclusion

dupeGuru Music Edition is a nice little tool that will help you delete unnecessary duplicates from your music collection. If eliminating duplicates is your ultimate goal, you can give this application a try to see if you want to upgrade to a paid account. However, when it comes to managing, editing and tracking your music collections, you might want to check out on more extensive and powerful programs.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested dupeGuru Music Edition on 8 Dec 2013 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
dupeGuru Music Edition Antivirus Report
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