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Fast Duplicate File Finder 5.0.0.1 is released.

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Fast Duplicate File Finder 5.0.0.1 Packed With New Features And Improvements

Fast Duplicate File Finder is recognized as the the fastest and the most reliable duplicate finder on the market. Any tool that claims faster performance compares MD5, CRC, size, dates, names or other unreliable properties which may lead to incorrect results and loss of valuable data. Fast Duplicate File Finder (FDFF) performs real byte-to-byte comparison and guarantees that the identified files are 100% duplicates. If a tool finds more duplicates than FDFF that is not a sign of better performance – it is a sign of poor detection algorithm and one should really check the results provided by such tools deeper with a proper DIFF tool or a HEX editor.

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New Duplicate Finder Features

Exclude Folders or Subfolders From Auto-Check

A new feature in the “Advanced auto-check” options – “Match full path” makes it possible to exclude multiple folder names from the auto-check feature by specifying patterns with wildcards or folder names. While there is an option to exclude a folder from auto-check in the folders list, the new feature provides a more flexible way of doing that. Also the new option makes it possible to specify subfolder names that are not listed in the folders list. Multiple patterns or folder names can be specified by separating them with a vertical line ( Symbol: | ).

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Backup Duplicate Files

While the main goal of a duplicate finder is to remove duplicates there are certain cases where duplicates should be intentionally copied/duplicated. These usually are required for backup/sync purposes. The new option “Copy checked files” helps exactly in such cases.

Additional improvements in the Copy/Move/Delete panel make it easier to read and configure.

A list of all the new features can be found on the Duplicate File Finder’s What’s new page.

Do you have suggestions? Do you miss a feature? Let us know in the comments below. We will be glad to hear from you!

Exclude A Folder From Auto-Check – Set “Source” Folder

Compare Two Or More Folders For Duplicates

Compare Two Or More Folders For Duplicates

How To Exclude A Folder From Auto-Check Or How To Set A “Source” Folder

This information applies to:
Fast Duplicate File Finder
Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder
Audio Dedupe

The auto-check feature in the duplicate file finder tools automatically selects all except one duplicate file in each group for move/delete. The feature selects the files based on the defined settings like the oldest/newest, largest/smallest files, ones with lower resolutions for images or lower quality for audio files and so on, but sometimes it is necessary to preserve the files in certain “source” folders and exclude them from the selection. That is quite easy by ticking a check-box in front of the folder name in the folders list.

In the folders list tick the ‘Disable Automark For This Folder’ checkbox for the corresponding folder.

Exclude From Auto-Check (Auto-Mark)

Exclude From Auto-Check (Auto-Mark)

A related article can be found here: Compare Folders For Duplicates – How To Compare “Source” And “Target” Folders