The best programs for duplicate files detection
Operating system, software and users themselves accidentally create different copies of data. How to find and get rid of them? By using these programs we are able to save a space, increase inventory and eliminate the mess.
Duplicate File Detective
DFD is an advanced program for finding the duplicated files. The program performs scan in the selected folders, drivers, and portable data devices as shared network data then the data found duplicates can be moved, archived, or deleted. The program is nimble enough to scan. Program costs $ 40.
Is a powerful tool for file comparing, which searches for a duplicates or similar sized files on your hard drive. Found duplicates can be moved to recycle bin or directly deleted. Anti-Twin offers a variety of search methods – comparing files by name, comparing by the contents (binary), or even comparing by pixels in the images.
Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder
Is a program oriented for the photos, pictures and graphic files sorting and for searching for their duplicates. This program unlike many similar programs, does not work only with the attributes of a file, but uses a sophisticated algorithm that is able to determine whether the content is identical, or at least if pictures are very similar. This allows the comparing in different formats and different sizes.
The program is able to find a match in rotated files. When scan is completed, users get the scan list, containing the percentage of the files they are the same. User will identify the file that has a lower resolution or lower quality and will delete it. Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder can work with really large number of graphic formats. It also supports all types of RAWs from digital cameras. So you can find the duplication in these raw data.
EF Duplicate MP3 Finder
Another one of the specifically oriented programs is the EF Duplicate MP3 Finder. Program finds and removes the audio files based on the same or very similar parameters. In addition, it is working with ID3 tags they are used for comparing and in the case of missing data program will complete them. Thanks to this attribute, program knows that it is the same song, despite the different bitrate and size. Moreover MP3 program also works with OGG, WMA, or FLAC.
Duplicate Email Remover
Duplicate Email Remover is installed as a supplement to the mail client Microsoft Outlook. It searches for duplicates in one folder, and across all data in Outlook. Get rid of the same forwarded e-mails, or the same e-mail from several people, etc. The application is also fully compatible with MS Exchange.
Let’s take a look at one freeware alternative. Comparing to the above programs has no extra features. This application is just fully free. Less experienced users will also appreciate the simple program control. Program selects files that are duplicates, have the same name or the same volume of data.