Best Free Duplicate File Remover – FDFF 4.3.0.1

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Version 4.3.0.1 Of The Fastest Duplicate File Finder Is Available For Download

Fast Duplicate File Finder is the fastest and the most reliable and feature-rich application of its kind on the market. While other tools compare MD5, CRC, size, dates, names and other unreliable properties in order to find duplicates, FDFF performs real byte-to-byte comparison and guarantees that the identified files are 100% duplicates.

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The key improvements in this release extracted directly from the Duplicate File Finder’s What’s new page:

Version 4.3.0.1:

  • Added option to Keep Folder Structure while moving files. In the previous versions it was always ON
  • In Filter dialog added option to filter folders by name
  • Clicking on the folders grid header icons now checks/unchecks all folders
  • Browse for folder dialog is updated so that if no folders are checked – the currently selected folder is added
  • If delete/move file operation fails, hex error code is displayed in the log
  • Desktop folders can be scanned, all shortcut files on desktop are skipped

Not all improvements are listed above, but these are just a few of the new features and fixes in this release.

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The Key New Features Of The Duplicate File Finder Tool

Filtering Duplicate Files

A handy new option is added in the filtering dialog that makes it possible to filter folders by a phrase including wildcards. For example if the text “copy” is added – all the folders that contain “copy” in the name will be matched. Combinations of phrases can be used by separating them with a vertical line e.g.: “copy|backup|bckp”. In this example along with the folders that contain the phrase “copy” in their name will be listed also the ones that contain “backup” and those that contain “bckp”. A more sophisticated example is “b??(*)*” – it will match all folders starting with “b” followed by two characters then an opening bracket followed by one character and then a closing bracket followed by any number of characters. If the example is not clear enough the asterisk denotes that zero or more characters should be present and the question mark denotes that exactly one character should be present at that position. The combinations are endless and it is easy to match any folder’s name with high precision. Here is a screenshot of the new filtering window:

Duplicate File Finder Filter

Filter Duplicate Files

Duplicate File Finder User Interface And Features Improvements

Clicking on the folders grid header icons now checks/unchecks all folders for either exclusion from “Auto-check” or from “Self-scan”. The browse for folder dialog is updated so if no folders are marked, the currently selected folder is added. This makes it easier when adding a single folder to the list.

There is a hex error code for every delete/move file operation that fails. This makes it easier to identify the problem e.g. if the files is in use, if the user account used to start the application does not have sufficient permissions to manipulate the file, it he file is stored on a read only media and so on. All the error codes can be found at the Duplicate File Finder FAQ page

A new option to Keep Folder Structure while moving files is now added to the application. In the previous versions it was always ON by default. This new feature also takes care of file name conflicts in cases where two or more files with the same name from different locations are moved to the same folder. If the file “report.doc” for example is moved to the same folder from multiple locations the extra copies will be moved with the name “report (1).doc”, “report (2).doc” and so on.

Earlier versions of Fast Duplicate File Finder ignored the desktop folders if the “Protection for system files and folders” was enabled in settings. (This option is enabled by default in order to prevent damages to the operating system by novice users). Current version will scan the desktop folders even if that option is enabled as many users store their files on the desktop. In order to prevent damages to the desktops of other user the application will ignore shortcut files which are intentionally duplicated over the desktops of every user. E.g. two different users can have shortcuts to the same applications.

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Find Duplicate And Similar Photos – VSDIF 5.6.0.1 Is Released

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Find Similar And Duplicate Photos

Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 5.6.0.1 is Released And Available For Download

Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder is an superb tool that outperforms the standard duplicate file finders and can recognize similar photos even if they are stored in different file formats. It can compare a jpg, png and a RAW file for example and identify that they are similar. This is a task that can not be handled by common duplicate file finders that are available on the market.

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The key improvements in this release extracted directly from the Duplicate Photo Finder’s What’s new page:
Version 5.6.0.1:

  • In Filter dialog added option to filter folders by name using wildcards
  • Clicking on the folders grid header icons now checks/unchecks all folders
  • Browse for folder dialog is updated so if no folders are checked – the currently selected folder is added
  • If delete/move file operation failed, hex error code is shown in the log
  • Added checkbox “Zoom To Fit” in the large preview window

Not all improvements are listed above, but these are just a few of the new features and fixes in this release.

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The Key New Features Of The Duplicate Photo Finder Tool

Filtering Duplicate Photos

A handy new option is added in the filtering dialog that makes it possible to filter folders by a phrase including wildcards. For example if the text “copy” is added – all the folders that contain “copy” in the name will be matched. Combinations of phrases can be used by separating them with a vertical line e.g.: “copy|backup|bckp”. In this example along with the folders that contain the phrase “copy” in their name will be listed also the ones that contain “backup” and those that contain “bckp”. A more sophisticated example is “b??(*)*” – it will match all folders starting with “b” followed by two characters then an opening bracket followed by one character and then a closing bracket followed by any number of characters. If the example is not clear enough the asterisk denotes that zero or more characters should be present and the question mark denotes that exactly one character should be present at that position. The combinations are endless and it is easy to match any folder’s name with high precision.

Duplicate Photo Finder User Interface And Features Improvements

Clicking on the folders grid header icons now checks/unchecks all folders for either exclusion from “Auto-check” or from “Self-scan”. The browse for folder dialog is updated so if no folders are marked, the currently selected folder is added. This makes it easier when adding a single folder to the list.

There is a hex error code for every delete/move file operation that fails. This makes it easier to identify the problem e.g. if the files is in use, if the user account used to start the application does not have sufficient permissions to manipulate the file, it he file is stored on a read only media and so on. All the error codes can be found at the Duplicate Photo Finder FAQ page

A new “Zoom To Fit” check-box in the large preview window makes it easier to view the entire photo by automatically resizing it to fit the preview windows.

There is a small fix in the Corporate version where the firs file in the “-des_list” is not compared in certain cases. This applies to the command line feature and the issue has been present only while comparing “-src_list” vs “-dest_list”.

 

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VSDIF Duplicate Photo Finder 5.5.0.1 Available For Download

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Duplicate Photo Finder

Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 5.5.0.1 is Released And Available For Download

Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder is an innovative tool that can recognize similar photos even if they are stored in different file format. It can compare a jpg and a RAW file for example – something that a standard duplicate file finder can not do.

This new release provides mainly fixes related to command line usage and Corporate version, but it provides also a handy new feature related to the move operation.

As many of our customers asked for this we have made the feature “Keep folder structure” while moving files optional. Previous versions of VSDIF was recreating the source folder structure in the target location. This is handy as you can:

  1. Restore files back to the original places easily
  2. There could be files with duplicate names that will be overwritten if moved to the same location

The new feature takes care of the second issue. If there are two or more files with the same name they will be renamed in the new location and this will be denoted in the move log. For example if there are multiple files named MyPicture.jpg they will be saved with the names MyPicture (1).jpg, MyPicture (2).jpg and so on in the target location.

Though move is necessary in certain cases we strongly recommend deleting the files to the Recycle Bin or moving them to a folder by keeping the folder structure which is the default behavior. Once you are sure that you have moved/deleted the proper files your can permanently remove them by emptying the Recycle Bin or by removing them from the folder where they were moved.

In case of an error the Recycle Bin provides a restore option that will restore the files to their original locations. Same can be done if the folder structure is preserved and files are moved – just copying the contents of the folder to the root of the corresponding drive will restore everything back to its original state.

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F-Secure Review – Worst And Unreliable Antivirus Tool – Incorrect Scan Results

FSecure Is Unreliable And Does Not Detect Viruses Properly

If F-Secure reports our tools as malware or ones that contain viruses just go ahead and uninstall F-Secure. That is the worst “antivirus” tool that you may have chosen out of all the available on the internet. Even free tools like Avast and others have much better detection algorithms.

Please note that F-Secure does not have problem with our tools only – it will incorrectly report many other tools too.

The Incorrect Virus Detection Approach Of F-Secure

F-secure tools are designed wrong in the first place. While other antivirus applications check for virus signatures in a file, F-Secure does the opposite and assumes a file a virus until proven otherwise. So you can understand that you will not be able to use at least 90% of the applications on the internet.

What Provokes This Review

We have contacted F-Secure zillions of times to fix this issue. The result of this is:

1. Support is totally inadequate. It is very hard to reach them and when you do so their response is total nonsense.

2. They are unable to fix their issues and demand us to pay fees in order to fix their problems. Of course that is not going to happen – all popular antivirus tools properly detect our software as SAFE to use.

3. Please have in mind that our tools do not contain even advertisements and containing viruses is absolutely out of question.

4. If you do have doubts about any application you can use reliable online scanners like virustotal.com That site allows you to upload a file and scans it with 40+ popular antivirus applications so that you can be absolutely sure that a file is safe.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we have no intention to pay F-Secure to fix their issues. It is for your own good to switch to a better solution.

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Find Similar Songs And Organize Music Libraries Faster With Audio Dedupe 3.1.0.1

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The Best Tool For Finding Similar Songs And Duplicate Music Just Got Better – Audio Dedupe 3.1.0.1

Unlike standard duplicate file finders Audio Dedupe can find similar and duplicate songs regardless of the file format. Audio Dedupe performs real audio analysis and “Listens” to the songs in order to find similarities. It can recognize exact duplicates or even remixes of the same song stored in different file formats. The tool supports plenty of file formats and will put an end to the mess in you music collention, iTunes, iPod, iPad, iPhone or other mp3 player devices. Here are some of the supported file formats: Supports MP3, MP2, MP1, MPA, WAV, OGG, AIFF, AAC, MP4, FLAC, AC3, WavPack (WV), Musepack (MPC) and Windows Media Audio (WMA) file formats.

Manage duplicates list – remove duplicate files easier

Version 3.1.0.1 provides two new features for managing the duplicates list. “Remove from List” context menu item is added that will remove the selected entries from the list. If the option “Remove groups that contain single file after move/delete” is enabled in the settings removing an item from a group that contains just two entries will automatically remove the group from the list. This option minimizes the chance of removing unique files from the library.

The other context menu item named “Remove Group from List” will remove the selected group without deleting any files.

Find duplicate songs faster

This release adds some performance improvements and provides better multithreading support. This means that the resources of a computer will be utilized better in order to provide faster performance. These improvements have higher impact on systems with multi-core CPU’s.

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Find Similar Songs

Additional duplicate music finder improvements

Issues related to deleting large amounts of files are now fixed and performance improvements are applied. A problem related to rotated desktops (mostly on tablet devices) is now resolved. A fix is added for better backward compatibility and old project files are now handled without issues.

An issue with the manual selection of files (ticking) is now resolved. In certain cases the space bar was not working.

An improvement related to to extracting associated file icons is applied which adds also performance improvements.

The full Chage-log can be found here: Audio Dedupe What’s New

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Easy Screen Capture And Annotation 3.0.0.0 Is Released Packed With Plenty Of New Features

Easy Screen Capture And Annotation

Easy Screen Capture And Annotation

Easy Screen Capture And Annotation 3.0.0.0 Provides Improved Windows 8/7/Vista Compatibility Adding Many New Screen Capture Features

Simultaneous multi – language screnshot annotation

This version provides Full Unicode Support – you can now add annotations in multiple languages simultaneously. While older versions of Easy Screen Capture supported up to two alphabets (Languages) simultaneously, version 3 lifts this limit completely. Annotations can now be applied in any alphabet like Chinese, Japanese, Latin, Cyrillic and so on.

Aero theme transparent windows screen capture

In Windows 7 and Windows Vista the windows are now captured with complete transparency – support for the Windows Aero themes. This includes the window frame and any transparent regions that they may include. The application also captures the transparent shadow effect of the Windows 7 and Windows Vista user interface. The captured layers can be saved directly as PNG files using the context menu Layer->Save as… or multiple transparent layers can be grouped together and saved to a file format that supports transparency. This is possible due to the new feature that allows exporting project files with transparent background. (read below).

Easy Screen Capture & Annotation

Easy Screen Capture & Annotation

Improved Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 screen capture compatibility

In addition to the new Aero theme screen capture options this new version adds a lot of extra improvements. Transparency is improved and the captured themed round windows look smooth and polished. On systems that do not have shadow effect enabled it can be added using the layer context menu.

Free PhotoBucket screen capture hosting – upload and share screenshots instantly

As you may already know Easy Screen Capture And Annotation provides free screenshot hosting by providing instant screen capture upload to PhotoBucket. There is a free signup button inside the application that will let you create and setup your image hosting account. Uploading and sharing captures requires just a single click. Create the capture, add annotations and hit the “Upload to PhotoBucket” button. The link to the uploaded image is copied to the clipboard automatically and you can easily paste it in instant messaging applications like Skype, AOL, MSN Chat, Google Chat or share it on Facebook, Google Plus or other social networks. This version provides also some small fixes for issues related to daylight saving time. In past releases some PhotoBucket passwords with certain special characters were not saved properly in settings – this issue is now resolved.

Screen captures with transparent background and alpha channel

As already mentioned above version 3.0.0.0 provides options to export projects with transparent background. This setting is available in the canvas settings dialog and will be utilized only when exporting to formats that support transparency like PNG.

Additional screen capture improvements

This is a major release and it includes a lot of new features and improvements. The most important ones are included in the application’s What’s New List. Some of them that are worth mentioning are the new capture tool button and tray icon. The tool button and tray icon can now be used to perform the last capture operation. Single mouse click with the left mouse button will start the last used capture mode, while double click will display the main application window.

When capturing a color there is a notification in the system tray displaying the color’s hexadecimal value that is ready to be used in HTML format. The value is also automatically copied to the clipboard.

The tray icon also displays short information regarding the selected capture mode and how to use it. The selected capture mode can be switched by right-clicking the tray icon and using the popup menu that is displayed.

Image size information is updated on fit operation and the when resizing the canvas to fit all objects the vertical size issue is fixed.

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Find Duplicate Files With Fast Duplicate File Finder 4.1.0.1

Version 4.0.0.1 of The Popular Fast Duplicate File Finder Is Released

This new release provides some fixes and two new features. There are two new context menu items in the results list.

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The first one “Remove from List…” will remove the selected items from the list. After the remove operation if the group contains only one item it will be automatically removed if the option “Remove from list groups containing single file after move/delete”. This handy new feature can be used to remove items that should be kept from the list. Please note that this feature removes just the item from the list – not the actual file.

The other option is  “Remove Group from List…”. Using the feature will remove the entire group to which the selected item(s) belongs. Multiple items can be selected and removed at once.

The fixes include a modification that enabled the tool to load projects with older file formats. Deleting large amounts of files is optimized in this release and handled better and faster. An issue that prevented the program form showing results when using vertically rotated desktops is now removed. Associated file icons are now retrieved in faster and safer.

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The complete change log for this and older releases can be found here: Duplicate File Finder – What’s New

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Find Duplicate Photos – Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 5.4.0.1

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Duplicate Photo Finder

Find Similar And Duplicate Photos With The Help Of Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 5.4.0.1

This new version includes also the new features of the internal 5.3.0.1 release.

Improved Multi-threaded Performance

While VSDIF is extremely optimized in terms of CPU usage this new release provides some extra improvements and optimizations related to the multi-threaded performance. This speed optimization is not as big as those in recent updates, but it can make a difference on large collections.

Duplicate Photo Finder

Find Similar Photos

Compare Folders – Compare Photo Libraries

This new feature provides a dialog box where a folder can be compared against one or more folder. This is a handy option when synchronizing multiple photo libraries. This feature is available only in the PRO and Corporate versions.

Improved Rotated/Flipped Image Comparison Performance

There is a huge performance improvement in this release when comparing rotated or flipped images. This version can be thousands of times faster in such cases.

Better Duplicate Photo Sorting

Sorting the images is now applied to the entire gird rather than sorting the items inside a group. The duplicate photo results can now be sorted by any property preserving the group integrity at the same time. This means that the list can be sorted by file size in order to remove the largest images or by file date in order to remove the oldest images first.

Additional Duplicate Photo Finder Improvements

The default cache name issue while using different precision levels is now fixed. This release provides extra backward compatibility and will load old projects without any issues. A small glitch in the cursor state when the application is paused is also fixed.

The entire change log can be found here: Duplicate Photo Finder Changes

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Find Duplicate Songs, Organize Music Collections – Audio Dedupe 3.0.0.1 Provides Improved Speed And Accuracy!

Find Similar Songs

Find Duplicate Songs

Remove duplicate songs, organize audio libraries and save valuable disk space with Audio Dedup 3.0.0.1

The new release of Audio Dedupe is packed with plenty of new features and improvements. As you already know Audio Dedupe is a tool that goes beyond the features of the standard duplicate file finders available on the market. Unlike those tools it can find similar songs comparing audio content. This makes it capable of finding similar songs even if they are stored in different audio formats. The standard duplicate finders can not identify even exact audio file duplicates if they are stored in different file formats as they compare file data instead of audio content.

Find Duplicate Songs In Multiple Languages (Full Unicode Support)

While older version of Audio Dedupe could work with two alphabets simultaneously the current version lifts that limit completely. Now the tool can handle files named in any number of languages at the same time. For example files using Japanese, Chinese, Greek, English or other languages in their names can be compared without the need to switch encoding inside Windows.

Find Similar Songs Faster Than Ever

This release utilizes all the cores of a modern CPU. The comparison phase is now multi-threaded. This means that a scan will be 2x, 4x, 8x, etc. faster depending on how many CPU cores you have. There are also additional speed optimizations in the preprocessing phase that provide at least 30% better performance than before.

 

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Find Similar Songs

Improved Duplicate Song Finder Engine

Older versions of Audio Dedupe were limited to a minimum of 90 seconds of audio data necessary in order to compare songs. This limitations is now reduced to just 30 seconds which means that Audio Dedupe can compare more files than before. Usually songs are larger than 2 minutes, but this improvements helps when comparing sound clips or parts of songs.

Duplicate Music Finder Features And User Interface Improvements

Some of the major new features include the improved folders list. It now provides the display of the Exclude From Auto-check and Exclude From Self-scan features. These are handy when comparing two or more folders for duplicates or merging songs from different locations. A “source” folder can be set in order to exclude the items inside from the auto-check feature and make sure that those are not marked for any move or delete operations.

The results grid provides advanced sorting features. The new version can sort the items in the list by preserving the integrity of the groups and also sort the items inside the groups. This means that the list can now be sorted by file size for example in order to get rid of the largest files first.

A “Default” cache is added and used if no cache settings are applied. The currently selected cache is reused for new projects. Using the cache system can dramatically reduce scan time for consequential scans. Scanning files that are cached can be thousands of times faster.

Download the free Audio Dedupe demo here: Duplicate Songs Finder

 

Folder Size Can List Files Inside Backup Folders, System Folders, System Volume Information – Restore Lost Disk Space Instantly

List Files Inside System Volumt Information, Backup Folders and System Folders

Folder Size – Freeware Disk Size Analysis

Freeware Folder Size 3.4.0.0 Can Reveal Lost Disk Space And Is Packed With Six New File Reports

This new release of Folder Size provides a lot of new features and improvements. It can now scan all the system and backup folders and reveal even more details about the used space and hidden files. There are six new reports and some additional features and fixes.

List folder sizes of backup locations, system folders and system volume information

Folder Size can now reveal all those hidden folders and list their contents and sizes. This makes it easy to spot the lost disk space used for backups and copy of system files as such information can not be listed inside Windows Explorer even using an Administrator account.

The new feature works automatically on systems prior to Windows Vista where UAC is introduced by Microsoft. In order to list this detailed information on Windows Vista and newer operating system the application should be started using the “Run as Administrator” context menu option. There is also a new toolbar button named “Restart with Administrator privileges” which will be enabled only if such action is necessary.

Nothing can stay hidden from Folder Size with this brand new release.

Free File Tree Size Information

Free File Tree Size Information

Oldest files, Oldest folders and combined Oldest files and folders report

These three new reports will list the top 50 oldest files and folders inside a folder and all its subfolders. The report is regenerated automatically while navigating through the folders list. There is a new tab in the application options name “Reports” where the date used for this report can be specified. Date created, date accessed or date modified can be used for this report.

Newest files, Newest folders and combined Newest files and folders report

These three reports are similar to the oldest files & folders report, but they list the 50 newest items instead. The same options apply as those for the largest folders report.

Additional Folder Size improvements and fixes

There are plenty of small changes and improvements that can be found in the “What’s New” list. Some of them are:

  • Folder sizes are listed in the chart near the percentage value
  • The “Scan with Folder Size” is removed from the Recycle Bin context menu
  • New tool tip displays the item text if the column is too short to list it
  • The column sizes and positions for the reports are now also stored in the settings and reloaded on application start

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