Some of you may remember my post about Alldup , a simple utility to detect and remove duplicate files from your system. Today we will talk about another such utility which can detect and remove duplicate files easily from your computer. These are great utilities if you have got loads of files on your system either getting accumulated due to regular internet downloads or your working on too many files.
With CloneSpy you can process files which
are duplicates and have the same file name
have the same file name
have the same file name and (approximately) the same size
are zero bytes long
CloneSpy can handle equal files by
deleting redundant files
moving redundant files to a specific folder
exporting a list of all equal files without removing any files
deferring file operations on redundant files to a batch file where you can apply arbitrary file operations
replacing redundant files with shortcuts or hard links (NTFS) to retained files
The interface though is not so user friendly as it may confuse a average computer user on what to do and how to run it. You need to add folder or drive to it to check for duplicate files. You can define the search criteria and the action to be taken if files match your search criteria. After that, just click on “start scanning” and it will find the duplicate files instantly or within some time depending on the size of folder or drive you have selected.
If duplicate files are found you can delete them or do whatever you like with those files depending on whether they are exact duplicates or revisions of same file.
It worksÂ on Windows XP/Vista and even Windows 7 (both 32 and 64 bit version) .Give it a try and share your feedback in comments section. You can download Clonespy here.
Seems to be a nice helpful tool!
Couldn’t see if it has Hash recognition so it can calculate hash from files for comparison but guess there is something equal. Today it’s possible also to compare the content inside text-files, maybe not with this kind of duplicate finders though but with standalone.
Would be interesting to find tools that can handle the content of media-files in a similar way.
In some live products from MS I’ve heard of some sort of feature for working with face-recognition in pictures & albums. So great that would be to have inside duplicate finders as a help.
Will see when it comes public
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