Finding duplicate files and removing them from your hard disk is not an easy task.Duplicate file finder applications are best way to find duplicate files.These programs helps to analyze and remove duplicate files. You can use the file duplicate finder applications as duplicate image finder , mp3 duplicate finder,photo duplicate finder etc.
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Removing duplicates will also help to speed up indexing and reduces back up size and time.
These duplicate file finder applications usually have powerful search engine with fast files check based on binary or byte-by-byte comparison.It is really difficult to find out the number of duplicate files you have after downloaded many files from the Internet or duplicate files scattered over your home or corporate network.
Duplicate files are usually waste and unnecessary keeping them is merely a waste of valuablehard drives may be full of documents, iTunes, iPod, MP3, photos, and video and many of them are redundant.
Let us check few software which scan your computer for duplicate files and display them in an easy to understand report and of course which are freeware applications.
Fast Duplicate File Finder
Fast Duplicate File Finder from Mindgems is a free software that will help you find fast all duplicate files in a folder and its sub folders.One attractive feature of this tool is that this application will compare the content of your files so it will find duplicates even if they are using different file names.
After the scan process Fast Duplicate File Finder shows all the found duplicate files in groups and can automatically mark the older files for deletion.
Using this tool you can find duplicate files or find similar files in user specified folders, hard drives, computers or entire networks.
Duplicate File Finder 3.5
Duplicate File Finder from Brooksyounce is another free software that can search and locate duplicate and empty files in any folder or drive.Duplicate files are based on byte for byte comparisons and is expected to be 100% accurate.It has an additional feature “Fast Searching” which compares the first and last 10 megabytes of large files, to increase speed.But this is less accurate, 99% accurate.The Original Files are determined by Modify/reation Date sort method.
Duplicate File Finder – DupFiles
This is another free duplicate file finder utility from Funduc. Duplicate File Finder also known as ‘DupFiles’, is a another tool to identify duplicate files in one or more disks.Apart from checking file names, Duplicate File Finder performs a binary comparison of file contents and groups files that are alike regardless of names.
Duplicate File Finder is available for 32-bit or 64-bit (x64) Windows NT/2000/XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, & Windows 7.
Auslogics Duplicate File Finder
Auslogics Duplicate File Finder from Auslogics is another good software that will help you to get rid of the numerous duplicate files resides in your hard drive thus increase free space by up to 50%.The Auslogics Duplicate File Finder can search for files with identical name, size, time and date files were modified. It is also supplied with an MD5 search engine which allows you to find duplicates by content of the files.Auslogics Duplicate File Finder can also find duplicates on CD/DVD drives, as well as on removable devices like USB Flash Memory Drives.
It supports Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/2008/XP/2003 (32-bit & 64-bit)
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