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Giveaway of the day — Duplicate File Hunter

Find all duplicate files in a couple of minutes.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 268 (27%) 710 (73%) 97 comments

Duplicate File Hunter was available as a giveaway on July 2, 2008!

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How many file duplicates are there on your computer? You don't know, but you regularly come across copies of files, right? There are various reasons why duplicates appear, but no matter what these reasons are there is not much sense in storing them.

It will take several minutes for Duplicate File Hunter to locate file duplicates. Start the program and press the Enter key to do it. While the program is searching for duplicates, you can have a cup of aromatic coffee.

You see the results in the form of a table. All duplicates are divided into groups highlighted in different colors for better perception. Remove the duplicates you do not need by selecting them and pressing the Del key. If you want to open a file, double-click it.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Publisher:

Styopkin Software

Homepage:

http://www.styopkin.com/duplicate_file_hunter.html

File Size:

876 KB

Price:

$19.95

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#97

Great software!
Wonder why I missed it.

Reply   |   Comment by Noone  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#96

I used it and it found many multiple pictures and videos I had. It allowed me to free up about 300 megs of wasted space. I think it bypasses the trash can when you delete.

Reply   |   Comment by frank griffin  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#95

Easily installed, registerd and ran "Duplicate File Hunter." Today I get a message that the program has stopped working. I am bummed. What can I do to get it back?

Reply   |   Comment by Pat  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#94

Ok, but I prefer Duplicate Cleaner - the selection assistant is worth the (free) price of entry alone - it also can detect and create hardlinks. I'm not sure how this type of program justifies a price tag when there are several good free alternatives.
Find duplicate files with Duplicate Cleaner now!

Reply   |   Comment by ZGC  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#93

I find an Agent32 WORM with this program ....

Reply   |   Comment by dani  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#92

I ran the program to look in my music folder and it found about 30 duplicates. Great! Then I scanned my external hard drive and my system crashed. Hmmm ... I'm nervous about using it again so will leave well alone.

Reply   |   Comment by Jessie  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#91

I tried this. It's crap. I always try to find good aspects but the only thing is the CRC check.

The interface is bad and almost useless. How could a dup finder not provide right-click command to files such as "properties" or "open target folders"? How can we then verify the info?

The scanning is also useless. I scan the same folder twice. First time it found two files - different names but same CRC. Good. But it's lame that I have to go browse using Explorer to find that folder... Then, I delete the file. I repeat the search. It found another dup set - this time files with same file size (different name and CRC). What the...?

I think it's not well-thought out... or not thought out at all. There's no intelligence. They should have not made comparison on filesizes if the CRC is not the same! Why would two files of the same size be the same if the CRC is different? Makes no sense. Should have just made based on CRC alone.

Also, should have provided context commands. Apart from that, should have NTFS hardlink and junction tools built-in so you can either delete the duplicate, or delete one and create hardlink, or if the whole folder's duplicate but you need in both, combine and create junction.

It should also have a feature for ignore list. If it finds a duplicate and I know that I need them to be duplicates, then I should be able to tell the software to ignore the files so I won't be seeing them again the next time.

It should also have the ability for a sort of favorite list so I can have several preset folder sets to check via one click. Better still, have a background monitor or enable command options so I can create shortcut to run the preset or put in scheduled tasks. Then I can get a report later and decide what to do with those dups.

On top of these, when two files are found, it should be able to run a compare for text-based files. For images, maybe open two images side-by-side. Of course, for same CRC, why bother? But could have a feature for find dup by name & find dup by size. Will be useful to rename files before merging several folders. Sort of like a compare utility but instead of two folders, the whole system.

For music and video, maybe mp3 tag or properties/comments comparison (... those dup music & video are a lot... all diff length and CRC but the same songs/movies).

As an added feature (maybe for a Pro version), it can start having a sort of whitelist database of known duplicates - so if duplicate files are supposed to be duplicates (such as in folder-based version management system, DLLs for side-by-side updates, etc), then it will display with a mark so user can choose to put in ignore list, or create junction/hardlink - or even delete but with heavy caution.

A dup file finder with these features would be a great tool. Really great especially for system admins. Oh, for those types, network scan, file sync (based on dups), etc would also be useful.

I think for $19.95 this is a rip-off. I won't even use it if it's freeware. If it's pre-installed, I'd uninstall it. So for Styopkin, take this as positive criticism. If you can have all the features I mentioned, I think you can sell it for more than $50 for a home version and more than $200 for an enterprise version. Because I think your font manager was almost superb (should have repaired the interface bug).

Come on, there's already plenty of better dupe file finder. What we need is a super-duper dupe finder with the feature I suggested. Now, who would not want a music dupe finder that can scan and compare wave patterns/signature? Pergh.. that'd be cool!

To rate from 1 to 10, I'll give this a -3. Not worth even the hassle to download. Dangerous software even when you know what you're doing (because of no ignore list - you might delete the required file after a few scans after you forget - deleted by someone else meddling with your PC).

Reply   |   Comment by Universal Cynic  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#90

Well I have downloaded this twice and uninstalled it twice. Seems that every download I have done thus far through GAOTD does the same thing. I can not regester it.It shows no regestration link and just brings me back to the same site. I give, am I really that stupid. I can download anything else from god knows where with no problems. But, they all cost me. So if it's free and you can't regester it what go is it...

Reply   |   Comment by rick  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#89

@69 Don:

I didn't see an answer to your question. Open the application, click the help menu, then select the enter registration key command. A window will open for you to complete the registration.

Reply   |   Comment by Busy Lady  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#88

I downloaded, installed, pasted in my reg code and scanned -- for about 4 hours. The open program made my computer run slow all day, but I put up with it because it found a lot of dupes. This evening when I had time to work with the duplicates, the program said it wasn't registered. I registered again and it asked me to close the program and reopen it. A day of sluggishness for nothing.

Other than this bungle at the beginning, it looks good.

Reply   |   Comment by Lin Ennis  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#87

Am I the only one to have a problem with .mpeg files?

The program scanned "video" files and marked several groups as duplicates by grouping them in the same group with the same green or white background - but I knew from the file names that they were NOT duplikates, and by clicking on the files in the program I could confirm this.

The CNC32 codes were different within the group - should the group not have been split automatically into several groups acording to CNC32 codes - pairs with same CNC32 code ARE true duplicates...

Reply   |   Comment by Jeson XP Home  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

This program is unlike any duplicate finder I have used before. When I ran it, I thought it was reporting "false duplicates." On closer inspection I discovered that they were indeed duplicate files, but with different names in different directory structures.

This one is a keeper!

Reply   |   Comment by Stephen  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#85

As has been repeatedly said, you DO NOT want to eliminate duplicate files that are in system or program folders. Here's what I do to make backups and duplicate file finding easier and safer.

I created a folder in the root drive: C:\Steve's Docs. All of the documents, pictures, music, etc. that I create, copy, etc. are put into subfolders that I create in C:\Steve's Docs. Then, when I want to backup or find duplicate files, I look only in C:\Steve's Docs.

Reply   |   Comment by Stephen Cohen  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

Its strange to view such redundant controversies and "mild fights" amongst users for each other's view,so many thumbs down for a fine product without any concrete reason.Although, its true that these things can be both useful and dangerous-which depends upon the experience of the user.However the best of the description was that "You can have a cup of Aromatic Coffee!"!!!!Thanks Gaotd!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by softcraz  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

Two comments:

SLOW

I let it run for almost 2 hours and it found nothing. This is on a 1.3ghz laptop with 30 gig hard drive. The kind of computer that could benefit from saving disk space.

The "Please Wait" window stays on top so your computer is handicapped while it's running. You have to keep moving the window out of the way.

No thanks - uninstall -

Reply   |   Comment by Pete  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

This has been one of the most ridiculous items I have ever attempted to register. First the code is muti-line, so I have no idea where cr/lf goes or not. Copy/paste does not seem to work, either from the readme or the response to activation.

Seems like a very useful program if I could get it registered. A six line key does seem to be excessive.

Reply   |   Comment by ziwjawk  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

To #21 John McPhearson
Thanks so much for your comments and the link. It's people like you that really make this site great when everyone makes comments about other software that is possibly better so us users can make a well informed decision about what to install in our computers. Keep up the good work.

Thanks again!
Jerry

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

I looked at comments for my Guide, over 1/3rd of Viewers had "Thumbs Up". A lot of negative info to help others understand the trouble "Duplicate File Hunter" could cause. I think advice is appreciated from our members. "Newbies should be concerned especially.
I have been working with computers 30+ years. I run XP PRO SerPk 3. So if you want, or may need this program, give it a try. Note* there is always "System Restore". Just check "S. Restore" is up-to-date before you download anything.
One Last Question, myself to all, I have the Greatest 3D Screen Saver I have ever seen. It is already "FREE". How do I go about Letting the Members know about the "URL" or can I go thru GAOTD? Thanks to All Members for these great comments.

Reply   |   Comment by CgMan  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

#17, goodgotd, #39, G, using multiple hash (or encryption, etc.) algorithms is equivalent to using a single algorithm (i.e., you can generate a single algorithm which is equivalent to the combined algorithms). G, aren't you the person who claims to be a programmer? It's disheartening when experienced programmers don't remember very simple middle school or early high school math (much less computer science). One way of looking at a hash, assuming uniform distribution of hash values relative to input values, is just by how many bits are in the output hash, and that if you have enough, the sun is more likely to explode than you're likely to encounter a collision. Another way to look at it is by how many different input values map to the same hash value (collision). On that basis, the number of different files which break the hash quickly becomes more than astronomical. If the hash generates x bits, then the number of mappings per hash value for all possible files of length y bits (for simplicity, y greater than or equal to x) is 2**(y-x). For example, using a 32-bit hash (4 bytes), then 4-byte files will generate unique hashes (again, assuming perfectly uniform distribution). All possible 8-byte files will result in over 4 billion mappings per hash value (2**32 - 1 collisions per hash value). Your brain can't even begin to comprehend the number of collisions per hash value for all possible, say, 4 GB files. You never have to worry about the accuracy of a full comparison. From a performance perspective, a number of different techniques should be employed (more than I've seen in any product which documents what it does) to minimize the number of file reads.

#72, garfey2006, all you have to do is type into Google the relevant things which you want in a duplicate file finder, and you'll have more results than you know what to do with. A number of people have made suggestions. When product selections are huge, I'm hesitant to claim any one product is "best", because there are so many, they're constantly changing, and different people desire different features. Sometimes, I'll recommend products I've used, especially if there aren't a whole lot of viable competitors (as when I mentioned Raxco PerfectDisk the other day--I've no relationship with the company, but I've used their products and some of their competitors, and the discount, which I received in a newsletter a while back, was about to expire). In my comment #18, I mentioned some products which do find more than simple duplicates, but lack some of the other features which I mentioned (I haven't tried them, but they were recommended in earlier GOTD comments). One should fully understand the implications of hardlinks before using them.

Someone mentioned desired group order. Actually, it shouldn't be by descending filesize, but by descending group size, where the group size is calculated as (number of files in the group - 1) * filesize, where multiple hardlinks to the same file count as one file.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

I like it. It works .# 1 has a point. With 3 tera. Who realy cares. And it did find 4 files so its a keeper. $19.95 NAH $14.95 maby. Thanks GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Florida Boy  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

i'll be using it for my graphic and music files. i tend to hoard crap on my computer. i know better than to delete program files and extension.
it will help with the others though.

thank you

Reply   |   Comment by barb  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

DO NOT use this software for executables and dlls because you can delete important files and your programs might not work properly. This tool is good when searching for large duplicate files or maybe mp3 or jpg, but do not use it on files, such as DLL.
This tool is good for those who know how to use it.
P.S. Please do not write your comments in BOLD UPPERCASE. This looks terrible.

Reply   |   Comment by Demon  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

ran it for 2hours did not pick up anythink so thumbs down for me

Reply   |   Comment by buck  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

Try this

http://duplicatefilessearcher.net/ (small and free)

and compare.

pivo, pivo, pivo!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Benedikt II  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

How the heck can the software have only 36% thumbs up but yet most of the comments are, "It's great, but you should use caution with it."

Is it just me, or as Giveaway of the Day gets more popular, more and more new users (I myself have visited this site very frequently for about 3 years) are just coming in and complaining about software that they don't even TRY??????

Maybe GaOTD should begin a reporting system for all the post that say, "I hate this software but I did not even try it."
Or another that ticks ME off is "I would not spend xxxxx money on this." WHY WOULD YOU FREAKING SPEND MONEY ON SOMETHING THAT IS BEING OFFERED FOR FREE TODAY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?

Oh well. Let stupid dogs die then...

Reply   |   Comment by Smiles n' grins  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

Had to download it twice because the zip-file on mirrorlink #1 was not OK

A looong needed program, thanks :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Ben Sando  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

It's been running for 8 hours now on an 80 gig hard drive with no end in site. How long does it take?

Reply   |   Comment by mitsy  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

#12 said:

"Any decent duplicate finder must have the option to do a full binary-data comparison."


Hey, #12, I'm not looking to demean your comments, but IF you
know of any "decent" duplicate file-finders, why don't you name
them for us -- like #13 who followed you? Just complaining ain't
of much help to the rest of us, y'know.


(P.S. If you're reading this, it's still not too late to add a
second commentary. We'd LIKE to hear what you think is better!!!)



Garfey

Reply   |   Comment by garfey2006  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

Unfortunately, not worthy my 2 cent, let alone 10+ $.
Interface is very rudimentary (I can progam a better GUI in 2 hours), and there is no drag'n'drop.
There are much better freewares around.

Reply   |   Comment by T800  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

Well to start i did not download the dup finder after reading the comments about needing files and removing smoe i need but please continue with your free of the day THANKS,

Reply   |   Comment by warren  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

I've been trying hours to get this program to register,I cant find any place to copy reg info to and when I try to delete a file i'm taken to check out and asked to pay?I have not had this before with GOTD,Help please,i'd love to get this working before my chance expires!(XP sp2)

Reply   |   Comment by Don  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

Although it's a smart little program, it doesn't sport any feature which would make it stand out from the row of freeware counterparts. In fact, it's missing some useful functionality if compared to other programs, so I doubt that anyone would actually be willing to pay for it. Why not add more features to make it a standout app and payment-worthy?

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

I can't get it to delete! When I try, a pop-up comes up and says "Unregistered Version", press "OK" to register. If I click on "OK", the box goes away, and nothing happens!?!? Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by D. Kelly  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

Installed fine on Windows XP SP2

Ran overnight - 669 different files found, duplicates make that over 2500. The program generates a group number for each set of detected duplicates.

This program isn't just finding "same name" files - but true(r) duplicates - in each group it shows file names, where they are, size, and CRC32 (but probably not byte-level comparisons) - I had some where identical files were under two different names.

If you mark a bunch to delete, it will stop you if you're deleting all the duplicates - you have to keep at least one of each group.

The documentation says it won't include windows system files, but it does, so I left those alone.

You can sort the resulting list on any of the columns, so if I saw several dups between folder A and B and I KNEW that this was because I'd apparently downloaded or installed the same program on different occasions, I could sort on the path and delete all the dups in folder B, then resort back on the program-generated group number top continue my review.

As others have mentioned, I too have some MP3s that I've also arranged in various playlists, so I left those alone as well.

Reply   |   Comment by John Darrow  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

An addendum to my earlier post regarding the lame UI. Working with the program these are some of the things I came across. There is nothing to be found about what this all means in the Help file.

An Error Message – “All files are selected in group(s): 303.
Please clear the selection from any file in each of the above groups.”

A Column Heading - CRC32 (What’s that?)

Dropdown menu under Type are: All, Images, Audio, Video, Custom. (What's that all about? Are videos images or are images videos?)

Dropdown menu under Size, Kb> are: 0, 1, 10, 50, 100 (default), 500, 1000. (Say what?)

I have to email the developer for an explanation. With so many alternatives available, emailing the developer or digging through the web site is the last thing I’m going to do. Like I said before, a good information interface makes the difference between a moneymaker and a give away. The saddest part of all this is that the program operationally is good. But with the UI being as is, there may not be too many users sticking around to trial and error their way through it to figure that out for themselves.

Reply   |   Comment by Renegade  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

Users reference help files for information. I open the Help file and see in the contents “Technical Support”. What do I see when I reference that, “If you have interesting ideas of future program development, please send them”. I have a need for tech support, and this developer is soliciting support from me. Now there's a head twister for ya!

I am baffled how developers can invest so much of their time to create a program; Hours of writing code, hours of debug, to insure that every thing works right, and then skimp on the UI. Place it as a low priority item in the development process. Make assumptions that this or that is intuitive without data from software testing their UI to back up that assumption. You can have the best working program in the world, but it’s not even worth a penny if the end user cannot figure out how to work it as it was intended it to be worked. The UI is equally as important as the code itself! It is the deciding factor between being one of the few rather than one of the many. Or to put it in other words, a moneymaker instead of a give away.

Reply   |   Comment by Renegade  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

I take photos....lots of photos. I am so disorganized on my external drive it isn't funny. This program found my duplicates by name, path along with size (which is very helpful since I have many web size photos that are duplicate to the original that I do not want to delete). What would have taken me days to figure out will only take me hours to fix with this program! 9800+ files (in this batch I ran) in about five minutes on a 250G drive. Easy to use with no "extras".

Thank you GAOTD.

Caution: As with any "cleaner" software, one must really be aware of the files that they are deleting.

Reply   |   Comment by Sandra  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

OK, all you tech savvy idiots. Go ahead & dabble with an inadequate app like this. While your re-formatting or scrounging for your deleted data, I'll be laughing my rear end off.
Slow, lacks features found in like, freeware apps. Basically, rubbish! Now, you can gripe or give this comment a million no votes for all I care. This is another unworthy waste of time download & free today won't change that one bit!

Reply   |   Comment by who said that  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

Install and registering went very smooth.
This is one of those programs that you have take your time and to be very careful with or you’ll end up all day doing Google searches to find some files you might have deleted by mistake, especially if you don’t have the CD’s to back up the software’s on your computer. File with extentions like ini, dll, sys, and exe files should be looked into first before any deletions.

Reply   |   Comment by Messenger  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

Easy enough to install and run; easy enough to get to grips with, if you like poring through a long table of results. Then again, you may not get that long table -- I can't quite work out why, but on the first run of this software it found more dupes than it did on the second run an hour later. No deletions occurred in the intervening time.

Subjectively, it doesn't seem particularly quick. And though it excludes some key folders, there's no safety net for goofs.

Nice of GOTD to offer this, but you have to wonder why some developers out there still seem to think that if they slap a price tag on their creation, then it's automatically a superior product to freeware.

It isn't. And this one's no exception.

The freeware Clonespy is quicker, more reliable in my experience, and by throwing up nags before you delete is as essential to any computer user's ultimate safety as a seat belt is to any driver.

Judging by some of the earlier posts on this thread, there are a worryingly high number of computer users out there all too ready to drive blindfold straight into a wall.

Have they, perchance, never heard of Gizmo????

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

@#56 Tim
At the top of the interface next to the help button there's a little button with a upside down triangle click on that and select register key button. A box will open up to paste the key code you got. Then it will tell you to shut down the program and restart it.

Reply   |   Comment by Messenger  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

Well, I downloaded most of the 'free' dup finders listed in the comments as well as the GOTD and actually, for what I needed, liked GOTD's the best. Over the years I've 'copied' files to many new systems, back up drives, etc..... I used this the first time strictly to find all the duplicates of my pics. I found this one the easiest, fastest (about 6 seconds to search 3 drives/6 pic folders) and easiest to highlight the files I wanted to delete (no, I didn't delete ALL the duplicates as I need a back up JIC).

Thanks GOTD and to all the members who provided alternative program links!

Reply   |   Comment by Deb  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

I haven't downloaded this yet, but I suspect it'll work well with Bulk Image Downloader, offered here several months ago...that program tends to fetch duplicates.

Reply   |   Comment by Sean  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

Program downloaded and ran fine. Found duplicates and deleted them. I have been looking for a program like this. Thanks GAOTD!
One issue though, I get a registration key, but there is nowhere to enter it. My copy still says "Unregistered version"

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

It's been running over an hour and a half now and has not found a single one of the duplicates that are on my computer. I am running it only on those drives that hold my graphics, music and data files. FWIW, I just ran my ancient copy of Dupeless on the same drives with the same settings and in 21 minutes it had found all the duplicates. Duplicate File Hunter is STILL looking.

I will be uninstalling Duplicate File Hunter not only because it can't seem to find any of my duplicates, but also because there is one thing I cannot tolerate: a program that has an "always on top" window which cannot be minimized [and, in this case, the window behind it, too, which covers my desktop icons and which cannot be moved out of the way...using Show Desktop only works until the first mouse click, then this intrusive program's main window pops back up]. Pushing the small window off to one side does not work for me since it always seems to be covering something no matter where I try to hide it, not to mention the main window behind it covering my desktop. In any case, I prefer a program that can work unobtrusively in the background while sitting out of the way in the status bar or system tray like Dupeless does.

Thumb down on this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Jahala  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

Thank you, GAOTD! :)

Reply   |   Comment by Jean-Luc  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

It can be dangerous to delete some duplicate files. A trick I use is to rename the file adding a "-" just after the filename and before the file extension (like WIN32-.DLL). Then, if everything continues to work properly, just do a search for files that have "-." in the file name to find and delete them. If the file is needed, the program will usually give you a message with the missing file's name (WIN32.DLL) and you can rename the file back.

Reply   |   Comment by Richard  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

These programs make me uncomfortable. I'll pass, mainly because I have plenty of space & only 10 years of user experience. I can only recommend this type program for those with small hard drives & enough knowledge to use one safely.

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#49

Scott you are the man. Perfect comedic delivery for the occasion. LOL

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#48

I am very happy with Duplicate File Finder (from Nazrashid, NOT the other one) or I would jump on this. I find these applications very useful and think it is a great offering. I haven't seen one on GAOTD before today.

Though I haven't tried this particular application it must have the ability to filter files so you know exactly what you are looking at when it produces a report. Then - and only then - can you safely delete anything. Like all utility applications, the results can be devastating if you just start pushing buttons.

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