"Find and delete duplicate files and music."
The average computer user saves a lot of files on his computer and over time, due to various reasons those files can appear in more than one directories. So if you have an album and want to move it to a different folder but instead you accidentally copy it, valuable disk space will be occupied until you realize the mistake. Duplicate Cleaner by DigitalVolcano is the solution to this problem; it is an easy to use program that searches for duplicate files in your computer, then displays the results and gives you several choices on what to do with them.
Installation is pretty much straightforward and has no special settings for you to configure. Follow the easy steps of instructions and wait a few moments for the installation to finish. The setup package is 100% clean and doesn’t include any additional software (e.g. toolbars).
The program can run under Windows XP, Vista and 7 OS (32 and 64-bits).
The interface is modern, stylish and user friendly. It is split into 3 tabs: Search Criteria, Search Location and Duplicate Files. The first tab is where you define what exactly you want to look for; for example you can configure the program to scan for files with the same or similar names, same created/modified date, same content, exclude zero-byte and system files, include/exclude certain file types, etc. In the second tab you select the search location, meaning that you can search the whole computer or only particular paths. After the scan is finished, the third tab will display all found items.
When a scan is taking place, a window will open with a progress bar at the top and the number of found dupes below.
There are a lot of filters and options to make the scan more accurate. You can narrow down the results by searching for files with the same, name, size, date created/modified or even with the same content, meaning that even if two files have different filenames and attributes will appear in the results list if they have the same content. For music files there is an Audio Mode available in the Search Criteria tab which can be used to match audio tags such as artist, title and album.
The Selection Assistant allows you to mark files from the results list by groups, location, date, text pattern, file/path name length and more.
The Image Preview feature lets you preview duplicate images in order to decide which to delete and which to keep.
No cons found in this program as it uses very little RAM and CPU power, is simple enough for novices and doesn’t have bugs.
A lot of alternatives for removing duplicate files exist. Some good ones are CloneSpy (free), Easy Duplicate File Finder (paid), AllDup (free), DupKiller (free), Auslogics Duplicate File Finder (free), Simple Duplicate Finder (free) and dupeGuru (paid).
Duplicate Cleaner is a trustworthy software with enhanced functionality that won’t disappoint you. Even if you want to scan a large disk that appears to have a lot of duplicate files, this program will do its job fast and correctly. Recommended download.
Requirements: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
What's new in this version: Major Update.
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