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Fast Duplicate File Finder 4.0.0.1 is Released Packed With Plenty of New Major Features

This version of the fastest and the most precise duplicate file finder includes a large number of major improvements and new features. The Multi-Language (Unicode) support, Microsoft Excel (XLS) and Word (DOC) files preview support, improved sort in the results list, optimized performance for the delete and move operations, additional options while searching for similar and duplicate file names are just a few to name in the list. This new release is based on a completely new platform and will provide the foundations for the development of even more fancy new features.

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Find Duplicate Files That Have Names in Multiple Languages Simultaneously – Full Unicode Support

While Fast Duplicate File Finder could scan files named in any character set (Language) it could scan only two languages simultaneously. The default one in your system and the one set for non-unicode applications. While this is not an issue for most of the users now this limitation no longer exists. The application is capable of listing results in any alphabet simultaneously. For example you can have files in Chinese, Greek or Arabic language listed in the results at the same time.

Preview Duplicate Microsoft Word (doc) and Excel (xls) Files

There is a support for XLS and DOC files right inside the Duplicate File Finder’s preview window. This feature requires the corresponding Microsoft Word and Excel applications to be installed on the computer. As loading large doc and xls files can take several seconds ( this is something that depends on the installed Word and Excel applications ) there is an option to disable the preview for them in settings.

Improved Folder Comparison Features

The “Exclude From Self Scan” and “Disable auto-check for this folder” items are now listed as check-boxes inside the folders list. That helps to easier visualize the configuration of the current project. The two features are handy when one needs to merge two or more folders and set one or more of them as “Source”. The “Exclude From Self Scan” option denotes that the files inside that folder will not be compared with each other. They will be compared only with the file in the rest of the folders that are added in the project. The “Disable auto-check for this folder” is pretty self-explanatory – if the auto-check feature is used the items in the folder will not be marked.

Improved Duplicate Files Sort

Sorting duplicate files in past versions was performed inside the groups in order not to break the group integrity. It would not make any sense to have the files sorted by size and have files from different groups listed together. The new improved sort will sort the items inside the groups as in past versions and also sort all groups keeping the items inside together. Now if you sort the items by size in descending order the groups that contain the largest items will be listed firs.

Find Duplicate Files With Same Name or Similar Name and Different Extension

The “Similar File Names” search mode now includes an option “Do not compare file extensions”. This tells the application to compare only the file names without their extension. This is handy in order to find duplicate files like  “Beat It.mp3”, “Beat It.wav”, “Beat It.ogg” or “Wedding.avi”, “Wedding.mp4”, “Wedding.mkv” and so on. An extremely handy feature that can find multiple versions of the same file that are converted to different file formats.

Additional Duplicate File Finder Improvements

These include faster delete/move operations on large amount of files. Improved scan speed for folders that contain large number of files. The information panel above the results grid is now updated after every delete or move operation. There are a lot of other small GUI fixes and enhancements that are not worth mentioning.

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The Fastest and The Most Precise Free Duplicate File Finder Just Got Even Better and Faster

MindGems Inc. tools are recognized for their quality and performance and the FREE Fast Duplicate File Finder makes no exception. Version 3.7.0.1 of this popular freeware duplicate remover tool adds even more features and performance improvements.

Two search modes in this release are optimized. The improvements in the “100% Equal Files” mode are tremendous when scanning large file volumes. The improved algorithm can be thousands of times faster depending on the quantity and size of the scanned files. There are huge performance optimizations also for the auto-check and the final stage of the scan where the application required longer time to finalize for large quantities of files.

The “Similar Files” mode which is available in the PRO version of the product is now also optimized and more stable. Nevertheless let me remind here that this is not the commonly advertised FUZZY search method that provides low quality results. The search for similar files inside Fast Duplicate File Finder PRO performs advanced algorithms in order to find truly similar files and can recognize two similar documents even if entire paragraphs are rearranged.

Some additional command line options are added to the PRO version of the tool in order to help with the automation of duplicate finding tasks. To the already present -run option our developers have added the options -s and -exp.

-exp <semicolon delimited list of export formats> – Export command line parameter. Depending on the file extension will export the corresponding file type. Multiple formats can be exported at once by separating the paths with semicolons. The variables {DATE} and {TIME} will be replaced with the current date and time.

-s – stands for SILENT. Using the option the GUI will not be displayed during the scan and the application will exit after the command line actions are processed.

Example: DupFileFinder.exe -run -s -exp “c:\result_{DATE} {TIME}.xml;c:\result_{DATE} {TIME}.fdff;c:\result_{DATE} {TIME}.csv”

The {DATE} and {TIME} variables are useful to keep track of the scan data and tag it with the corresponding date and time.

While Fast Duplicate File Finder is a great free tool, I would recommend you to check also the dedicated duplicate photo finder and duplicate music finder tools that are designed to organize photo and music collections. While Fast Duplicate File Finder can find duplicate files of any type you can read here why we provide dedicated duplicate finder tools.

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Duplicate File Finder – How to Filter Files and Folders

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How to Filter Files and Folders When Searching For Duplicates

When looking for duplicates it is sometimes necessary to filter the results by file type, folder location, file attributes like date or size, file name and other properties – this is possible using the filtering functionality inside Duplicate File Finder.

The filtering settings should be applied prior to starting a scan. This can lead to a much quicker scan if one is interested only in certain file types or locations.

There are plenty of filtering options that can be applied, inside Fast Duplicate File Finder.

Enabling and disabling the filtering option when searching for duplicate files

The filter button is a two state button at the top of the application represented with a funnel icon. When it is off pressing the button will display the filtering options. If the options are applied using the OK button the filtering tool button will stay pressed denoting that filtering is applied. If the filtering dialog is canceled the filtering tool button will remain unpressed denoting that no filtering is applied.

If the filtering tool button is pressed, pressing the button for the second time will disable the filtering and the tool button will go up. Pressing the button for the second time, when it is in its unpressed state will display the filtering window where the last filter can be edited and applied.

 

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Including or Excluding Matches From Duplicate Search

At the bottom of the filtering dialog there is an option that determines whether the items matched by the filtering options will be included or excluded from the results.

Filtering Duplicates By Folder

The folders pane can be used in order to filter the duplicates by location. There are button at the bottom to add or remove folders. The remove button works on the currently selected item.

Filtering Duplicate Files By Type – File Extension

The File Extensions panel provides options to filter files by type. Extensions in format *.ext (asterisk dot extension) can be added in the list. Use the check-boxes in the list in order to toggle file types on or off. The unused (unchecked) items will be removed automatically when the application is restarted.

Filtering Duplicates By File Attributes – File Date, File Size and File Name

The File Attributes panel provides options to filter duplicates by certain file properties. Using the File Size Bigger Than and File Size Smaller Than options in combination with the global Exclude/Include option can search for duplicates inside or outside a certain file size range.

The same applies for the date range and files older, newer or inside/outside a certain period of time can be included or excluded in the results.

There is also an option to filter the files by name which also supports the standard file name wildcards – asterisk that denotes multiple characters or question mark that denotes a single character. For example A*LOT?OF* – will match all files starting with A followed by some other characters then containing LOT followed by a single character that is followed by OF which is followed by any number of other character. Another example is Copy of * – this will match all files that start with “Copy of” and so on.

Using the filter is straightforward and provides a lot of flexibility. Setup the filter options and make sure tho apply them using the OK button in the filtering dialog. The filtering tool bar button will stay pressed (the one with the funnel icon) denoting that the filtering is active. Once the filtering is enabled start the scan to search for the duplicate files that match the filter options.

Take a look at Duplicate Photo Finder and Duplicate Songs Finder for dedicated tools. This small article can be useful in order to chose a duplicated file finder.

Audio Dedupe Pro 2.5.0.1 – Duplicate MP3 Finder Tool

Audio Dedupe Duplicate MP3 Finder verison 2.5.0.1 is released.

There is new Quick Check/Uncheck functionality, which allows you to check/uncheck files by their folder, extension, file size, file date, etc.

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Duplicate MP3 Finder Quick Check

The move/delete window is enhanced and the Duplicate MP3 Finder will let you delete read-only files too.  There is also check if the space in the Recycle Bin is sufficient to hold the deleted files when deleting to Recycle Bin. If you have manually checked some file the application will display warning if an operation will alter your changes. The enhanced support for Windows 7 now includes also support for symbolic links ( symlinks ).  The fixes include some wildcard issues fixed in the filter dialog and 120dpi support. The new tab in options can be used to set which columns are visible in the results table.

The PRO and Corporate versions of the duplicate mp3 finder software now include the option to export the results in XML or CSV file formats. The CSV file format can be viewed as a table directly in Excel. An option to delete empty folders during the delete operation will keep your folder-tree tight.

The new Compare Folders menu item is available in the Professional and Corporate versions. It will let you easily compare a folder with audio files with one or more folders.

Please check the Audio Dedupe Comparison table and Audio Dedupe What’s New section for more details.

Free Duplicate File Finder v. 3.2.0.1 is Released

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Version 3.2.0.1 of the free Fast Duplicate File Finder is released and available for download.

The new version adds support for symbolic links in Windows  7. Among the new enhancements are the Move/Delete files, results window and other small GUI fixes. In this new release the program can delete read-only files.

Fast Duplicate File Finder will check for Recycle Bin size and show a warning if you want to delete the files to Recycle Bin and there is not enough space available. Some CSV export issues are now fixed.

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Find Duplicate Photos and Pictures – VSDIF 4.2.0.1 is Released

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Version 4.2.0.1 of Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder comes with important new features and fixes. One of the important new features is the support for symbolic links in Windows 7. Now Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder will work flawlessly under Windows 7.

There is a new option to set the cache folder location. This is extremely useful if you have a large collection of photos and you are lacking space on your system drive.

A lot of GUI improvements and fixes are also available. You can now set each column’s auto-size attribute individually, some issues with column sizing and splitter were also fixed.

An enhanced Move/Delete files window will report details for the operation. If files were in use during the delete operation and they could not be moved/deleted they will be listed so that you can free the files and retry the delete operation.

The program will check for Recycle Bin size and show a warning if you want to delete the files to Recycle Bin and there is not enough space available. Automatic delete can now also delete read-only files.

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Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 4.0.0.1 – Enhanced DICOM images support

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A new major release of Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 4.0.0.1 is available for download.  Using the Pause/Resume functionality you can temporarily stop VSDIF in order to perform some tasks and later resume the scan. A Quick Check/Uncheck functionality allows you to check/uncheck files by their folder, extension, file size, file date, etc. You can now add/remove multiple folders at once in the filter dialog. A new option “Quick load images” is added, which was until now always on.  If you have some strange results showing absolutely different images as duplicates, then turn this option off. This issue is caused by damaged images that can not be properly loaded when “Quick load images” option is enabled. An enhanced DICOM images support is added. This release also includes  other small bug fixes and GUI improvements.

Find Duplicate APE (Monkey’s Audio) and TTA (True Audio) Files

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The new 2.0.0.1 major release of Audio Dedupe is packed with plenty of new features.

Two new file formats are now added to the supported file formats:

APE – Monkey’s Audio

Monkey’s Audio is a file format for audio data compression. Being a lossless format, Monkey’s Audio does not discard data during the process of encoding, unlike lossy compression methods such as AAC, MP3, Vorbis and Musepack.
Data file compression is employed in order to reduce bandwidth, file transfer time, and/or storage requirements. A digital recording (such as a CD) encoded to the Monkey’s Audio format can be decompressed into an identical copy of the original audio data. As with the FLAC and Apple Lossless format, files encoded to Monkey’s Audio are typically reduced to about half of the original size,[1] with data transfer rates and bandwidth requirements being reduced accordingly.

TTA – True Audio

True Audio (abbreviated TTA) is a free, real-time lossless audio codec, based on adaptive prognostic filters. Also, .tta is the generic extension to filenames  of audio files created by True Audio codec.
TTA performs lossless compression on multichannel 8, 16 and 24 bit data of uncompressed wav  input files. The compression ratio of TTA depends on the type of music file being compressed, but after compression the size of output file will generally range between 30% – 70% of the original. TTA format supports both of ID3  v1 and ID3 v2 information tags. APEv2 tags support has been added recently.

Audio Dedupe – What’s New?


Version 2.0.0.1:

  • Added Monkey’s Audio APE files support.
  • Added True Audio TTA files support.
  • Added filter files and folders functionality, so you can exclude files or folders from scanning.
  • Added Pause/Resume functionality.
  • Added new options tab to select which columns you want to be shown in the results grid.
  • Added new option to set the cache folder location.
  • Added new option “Remove from list groups containing single file after delete/move”.
  • Added new option “Files are not duplicates if their play time differ more than xxx sec.”.
  • Added volume slider in the preview window.
  • Fixed some bugs when moving files.
  • Other small bug fixes and GUI improvements.

Find Duplicate Files Free – Fast Duplicate File Finder 2.8.0.1 is released

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Fast Duplicate File Finder 2.8.0.1 is available for download. In the new version you can pause and continue the scan process. The duplicates list can now be customized via the new tab in the options. You can choose which columns to be visible and which not. If you are unchecking a selection of files and there is a manually checked file in the list a warning message will be displayed. Hints in the filter dialog will display the full folder location if it doesn’t fit in the “Don’t Scan Folders” box. The improved folder selection dialog will let you select multiple folders simultaneously. The preview window has a lot of improvements and now uses Media Player 9 to preview video files. The fixes include some fixes related to moving files and a lot of improvements to the GUI.

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Here is a complete list of the new features and fixes in this release.

Version 2.8.0.1:

  • Added Pause/Resume functionality.
  • Added new options tab to select which columns you want to be shown in the results grid.
  • Added warnings when unchecking a selection of files and there are user checked files.
  • Added hints in filter dialog if the folder location doesn’t fit in the “Don’t Scan Folders” box.
  • You can now add/remove multiple folders at once in the filter dialog.
  • Preview window now uses Media Player 9 for previewing video files.
  • Fixed some bugs when moving files.
  • Other small GUI fixes and enhancements, nicer disabled toolbar.

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Export Duplicate Files List – Fast Duplicate File Finder 2.5.0.1

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Fast Duplicate File Finder 2.5.0.1 is released packed with new features. The new enhanced Browse for Folder dialog will let you add multiple folders at once.  “Remove from list groups containing single file after delete/move” option is added. “Show user checked files in different color” and “Show user checked files in bold font” are useful in order to track the files that you have checked manually.  The auto Check option to check “Files with newer dates” can be used to preserve your original files. New Auto Check option to check “Files with bigger sizes” in similarity mode is also available. A handy new feature is available via popup menu in the folders list – “Disable self-Scan For This Folder”. This is useful if you want to scan two (or more) folders against each other. You can now export the duplicates list to XML or CSV file. Added grid popup menu item “Check All Except Excluded” (CTRL+E) which will check all files except the excluded ones from the Advanced dialog in Auto-check options or files whose folder is excluded from auto-check. A lot of other new features and fixes are available.  Please check the complete “What’s New” list below.

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What’s New

Version 2.5.0.1:

  • You can now add multiple folders at once using the enhanced Browse for Folder dialog.
  • Added new option “Remove from list groups containing single file after delete/move”.
  • Added new option “Show user checked files in different color”.
  • Added new option “Show user checked files in bold font”.
  • Added new Auto Check option to check “Files with newer dates”.
  • Added new Auto Check option to check “Files with bigger sizes” in similarity mode (available only in Pro version)
  • Added folder popup menu “Disable self-Scan For This Folder”. This is useful if you want to scan two (or more) folders against each other. (available only in Pro version)
  • Export the results to XML or CSV file. (available only in Pro version)
  • Added grid popup menu item “Check All Except Excluded” (CTRL+E) which will check all files except the excluded ones from the Advanced dialog in Auto-check options or files whose folder is excluded from auto-check.
  • Added grid popup menu item “Properties” which shows windows explorer file properties window.
  • Ctrl+K checks the selected files (also available as a grid popup menu)
  • Ctrl+U unchecks the selected files (also available as a popup menu)
  • Quick rename files using F2 or Rename grid popup menu.
  • Left and Right arrow keys can now be used to navigate to previous/next duplicate in the big preview window.
  • Enter and ‘C’ key checks/unchecks the duplicate in the big preview window.
  • Added line nubmers in duplicate results grid.
  • Fixed column sorting on all columns.
  • There are now two separate columns for File Name and Folder.
  • Other small GUI fixes and enhancements.

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