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Print Folder Sizes

Print Folder Sizes And Folder Tree – Folder Size 4.5.0.0

Folder Size was already providing many options to export the folders and print their content but was missing an option to print the folder tree which is located on the left side of the application. The latest version provides an option to print folder sizes tree.

The new options for expanding and collapsing all subfolders are mainly related to this new feature. They should be useful when printing the folder tree in order to expand and collapse multiple folders quickly. Right-click a folder and select “Expand All Sub-folders”. If you want to collapse a certain folder in the tree select “Collapse All Sub-folders”. Using the “minus” icon can do this too, but it does not collapse the subfolders that are located inside.

Here is the complete change-log for this release – Folder Size What’s New?

Folder Sizes

Folder Sizes

How To Print Folder Sizes?

The new feature is extremely easy to use.

  1. Firstly scan the drives or folders that you wish to print. The folder tree on the left-hand side of the application will list the results. Certainly it includes all the folder sizes too.
  2. Secondly, expand the folders that you want to print. Use the new options in the popup menu if you want to expand all subfolders.
  3. After that resize the “Folder Name” column in order to fit all the listed items. The easiest way to do this is to expand the desired folders and then double-click the separator between the “Folder Name” and “Folder Size” columns in the header. This will automatically expand the “Folder Name” column to the size of the longest folder path. If you have expanded too many folders then this operation may take some time – wait for it to complete.
  4. Once you have set the desired state for the folders to be printed select File->Print Folder Tree…
  5. As a result, the print preview window will be displayed. It provides all the options that were already available for printing files. Use the page orientation, print area, margins and all the other options that are listed to format the page.

Print Folder Sizes – Print Preview Settings

Here we will take a look at the options that are available in the print preview window.

Print Folder Sizes

Print Folder Sizes – Print Preview

  1. Open – Loads Print Preview file – *.ppv
  2. Save – Saves all the pages in the current Print Preview Window in a PPV file.
  3. Print To PDF – Select a file name to save the pages as PDF file.
  4. Save as a multi-frame TIFF image.
  5. Print – Will send the pages to the default printer.
  6. Printer Setup – Allows you to set up your printer options.
  7. Show Page Setup – provides options to set margins, paper size, and page orientation.
  8. Show printer’s printable area – displays dotted red frame around the exact printable area
  9. Zoom Out, Zoom To, and Zoom – Use them to adjust the currently visible area of the page
  10. Toggle grayscale mode on or off
  11. Limit printing to one page horizontally – If you have long folder names the tool will print the folders tree to as many horizontal pages as required. Therefore, it allows you to stitch the pages and create a poster. You can limit printing to one page horizontally if required.
  12. The rest of the four buttons allow you to navigate through the pages. Likewise, the left side of the print preview includes thumbnails of the pages that you can use to navigate too.

Print Folder Sizes – Print To File Or Printer

Finally, after you have set everything up just hit the PRINT button to start printing. As a result, it will send the pages to your default printer. Certainly, a better choice is to print to file and go green. For example use the options to print to PPV (Print Preview), EMF, Multi-page TIFF or PDF file. You can print those files later if needed. There are many ways to print folders, but Folder Size makes things very easy.

Folder Size is a FREE tool aimed towards disk cleanup. Printing directory is the least it can do for you.

 

Find Duplicate Files

Fastest Duplicate Finder – FDFF 5.5.0.2

Fast Duplicate File Finder has proven to be the fastest duplicate finder on the market. As we provide a free version, it is used by millions of users. They have used and tested it for more than a decade. Therefore it is a reliable bug-free tool that has proven itself over the years and is the number one choice of many professionals.

Although there is not much to improve we are always trying to squeeze up as much as possible and improve the performance further. This release improves performance and fixes a minor annoyance. There was an issue where the progress-bar was displaying “100%” for a very long time. This is not something that had to do with the quality of the scan or results. It was only a display problem, but some users thought that the application was stuck especially when scanning large drives.

Fastest Duplicate File Finder

Fastest Duplicate Finder

Fastest Duplicate File Finder – Scan Methods

  1. 100% Equal Files – This is the best mode for a proper duplicate scan. While it is not the fastest of all the supported modes, it is the one that guarantees to list true duplicates. Many tools on the market may perform faster as they use CRC checksums. Such tools produce incorrect results and may lead to permanent loss of data. For example, the CRC or checksum of the file that many such tools are using may identify completely different files as duplicates.
  2. Similar Files – This mode can find similar documents. It is very precise, as a result, it is the slowest of all. In short, you should use it on a smaller subset of files. This is mode can find similar excel, word, txt, pdf, archive and other documents. It can not find similar photos or similar audio files. This article: Which Duplicate File Finder To Choose? explains why we have developed dedicated tools for those tasks.
  3. Similar File Names – this is a fast scan mode that can find similar or duplicate file names. For example, it is useful if you want to find files that are named like: “My Essay (1).doc”, “My Essay March.doc”, “My Essay 2019.txt” and so on. A tutorial for the above two modes is available here: Find Similar Files and Similar File Names
  4. File Size – searching for duplicates by file size is not a reliable method. However, in many cases, it can be helpful. It is extremely fast and you can use it for very large drives. If the files are large the chance for two files to be different and to have exactly the same size gets very low. In conclusion, for large files it is acceptable to use it. As always we do recommend that you review the results prior to removing any files.

Fastest Duplicate File Finder – Tutorial

If you are new to the tool take a look at this tutorial: How To Find Duplicate Files?

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Fast Duplicate File Finder 5.4.0.1 – Autocheck Shorter/Longer file names

Fast Duplicate File Finder 64 Bit Version

MindGems Duplicate File Finder New Auto-Check Features

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.

Download: Duplicate File Finder

New Auto-Check Features

The auto-check feature in the duplicate file finder is redesigned and includes options to auto-check files with shorter or longer file names. This is really handy in cases of files with prefixes or sufixes like Copy (X) of or Filename Copy (x).ext. The tool can now mark automatically the files based on the file name length. It is possible to keep the file with the shortest name or the one with the longest.

As the list of auto-check options grows larger and larger we have now grouped them in a drop-down list. It includes:

  • Smaller File Sizes
  • Bigger File Sizes
  • Older File Dates
  • Newer File Dates
  • Shorter File Names
  • Longer File Names

More auto-check options will be added as needed.

Find Duplicate Files Free

Duplicate File Finder

This version also includes a fix for a crash that was caused if a damaged DNG file was previewed. A fix for “Protect system files and folders” option is applied. In some cases if the option was enabled certain sub-folders in the “USERS” folder were not included in the scan.

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!

Find Duplicate HEIC, HEIF, HEVC images – VSDIF 7.5.0.1

Find Similar Heic, Heif, Hevc images

Find similar and duplicate .heic, .heif hevc images

Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 7.5.0.1 Provides Support For .HEIC, .HEIF HEVC Encoded ImagesVisual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder provides support for the High Efficiency Image File Format  – .heic and .heif images. These image formats are supported via external codec. First of all, you have to install the heic codec prior to running the latest version. There are many HEIC codecs freely available on the Internet – just search for “heic codec”. Installing one on your system is all you need to do in order to enable the support for HEIC files. We have tested the “CopyTrans” heic codec with VSDIF and it is working properly. The performance of HEIC file comparison depends on the installed codec, therefore, a stable and fast implementation is a MUST. This new feature is available in the PRO and CORPORATE versions of VSDIF.

How To Find Duplicate HEIC, HEIF, HEVC Photos

The process of finding duplicate heic photos does not require any special settings bedsides the heic codec. Just add the folders that should be scanned and the duplicate photo finder tool will do the rest automatically. You can compare heic file with jpg or any other image file that is supported by the tool. A detailed tutorial on how to find duplicate photos is available on our web site. Here are some of the supported image format:

  • JPEG Bitmap (*.jpg;*.jpeg;*.jpe)
  • Compuserve Bitmap (*.gif)
  • Portable Network Graphics (*.png)
  • TIFF Bitmap (*.tif;*.tiff;*.fax;*.g3n;*.g3f)
  • JPEG2000 Files (*.jp2)
  • JPEG2000 Code Stream (*.j2k;*.jpc;*.j2c)
  • Targa (*.tga;*.targa;*.vda;*.icb;*.vst;*.pix)
  • Paintbrush (*.pcx)
  • Windows Bitmap (*.bmp;*.dib;*.rle)
  • Windows Metafile (*.wmf)
  • Enhanced Windows Metafile (*.emf)
  • Windows Icon (*.ico)
  • Windows Cursor (*.cur)
  • Wireless Bitmap (*.wbmp)
  • Portable Pixmap (*.pxm;*.ppm)
  • Adobe Photoshop (*.psd)
  • Camera RAW (*.crw; *.cr2; *.nef; *.raw; *.pef; *.raf; *.x3f; *.bay; *.orf; *.srf; *.mrw; *.dcr; *.sr2; *.dng; *.erf; *.mef; *.arw) (only in Pro and Corporate versions)
  • DICOM Images (*.dcm) (only in Corporate version)
  • HDPhoto Images (*.hdp; *.wdp; *.jxr) (only in Pro and Corporate versions)
  • WebP Images (*.webp) (only in Pro and Corporate versions)
  • HEIC Images (*.heic) (requires external WIC codec) (only in Pro and Corporate versions)

 

High-Efficiency Image File Format

High-Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) is a file format for individual images and image sequences. It was developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and is defined by MPEG-H Part 12 (ISO/IEC 23008-12). The MPEG group claims that twice as much information can be stored in a HEIF image as in a JPEG image of the same size, resulting in a better quality image.

The HEIF specification also defines the means of storing High-Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC)-encoded intra-images and HEVC-encoded image sequences in which inter prediction is applied in a constrained manner.

HEIF files are compatible with the ISO Base Media File Format (ISOBMFF, ISO/IEC 14496-12). They can also include other media streams, such as timed text and audio.

HEIF image files are stored with filename extensions .heif or .heic.

Find Similar HEIC, HEIF HEVC Photos

You can download the latest version demo here: Duplicate Image Finder or use the link in your registration email to download the update for free if you already own a license for any of the 7.x.x.x releases.

Please comment below if you miss a feature or you have a suggestion for improvement. We value our customers and we will be glad to hear from you!

Easy Web Gallery Builder 2.1.0.1 – Improved Performance

Easy Web Gallery Builder creates web gallery for local and web viewing. It saves the hassle of converting the images, resizing them and generating thumbnails. EWGB provides multiple high-quality scaling algorithms that will match even the highest demands. It supports all popular image formats and in addition to that it can process 300+ RAW image file formats.

Faster Image Resize And Thumbnail Generation

This version provides optimizations for thumbnail generation and faster image resize. It also adds a fix for the “Long Image Description” which was missing in the slideshow gallery mode.

Easy Web Gallery Builder is a highly customizable professional gallery building tool. A free version with some small limitations is available for personal use: Photo Gallery Builder

Create Thumbnail Galleries

Create Image Thumbnails And Add Watermarks

An example of the web galleries that Easy Web Gallery Builder creates can be found here: Web Photo Galleries

Tutorials on How to Create Web Galleries are also available.

Please comment below if you miss a feature or you have a suggestion for improvement. We value our customers and we will be glad to hear from you!

Find Duplicate And Similar Songs – Audio Dedupe 4.3.0.1

Find Similar Music

Find Similar MP3 – Audio Dedupe 64 Bit

Audio Dedupe 4.3.0.1 –  Find Similar Songs

Audio Dedupe is the best tool for finding similar and duplicate songs. It can compare audio files even if they are stored in different audio formats. This is a task that no standard duplicate finder can achieve. If the songs have titles and artists the tool can search those for similarities too. Find what is new in this release below.

Fast Save, Load and Export

Fast is actually not very proper description for this optimization as it can be hundreds of times faster on large projects. The code is completely redesigned and provides lighting fast performance. It can load, save or export hundreds of thousands of results in seconds.

Option “Match full path” in Advanced Auto-Check

This option makes it possible to exclude folder names that contain certain characters or words in the name. In past version there was an option to match only file names.

Duplicates and scanned files count

Duplicates and scanned files count are displayed above the results grid.

Download: Find Similar Songs

Find Similar MP3

Find Similar Songs

All improvements in this release can be found on the Duplicate MP3 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!

Find Similar WebP

Find Similar And Duplicate WebP Images – VS Duplicate Image Finder 7.2.0.1

Find Similar And Duplicate WebP Images

Find Similar And Duplicate WebP Images

Find duplicate WebP images – VSDIF 7.2.0.1

The latest version of Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder provides support for the WebP image format. Google announced it as a new open standard for lossy compressed true-color graphics on the web. Current WebP implementation supports both lossy and lossless compression including alpha (transparency) channel. (Find more information on the WebP image format below)

The corrupt DNG images issue

We received complaints from our users who use Adobe Lightroom and DNG files. They reported that VSDIF may crash on preview and/or scan of damaged DNG files. Our research on the topic fond many forum posts regarding DNG files and Adobe Lightroom – Google for “dng+files+lightroom+corrupt”
We have not investigated those in detail. If you have experienced issues with DNG files you should check those posts. Also, make sure to check the version of Adobe Lightroom that you are using. We have not analyzed those in details nor we claim that a relation between the damaged DNG files and Lightroom exists. According to the search results, such a possibility can not be excluded. The latest version of VSDIF can not load the DNG files as they are corrupt, but it will not crash.

We have already provided a pre-release fix for the above issue to all our customers. It is included in this new version too.

Find Similar Photos

WebP – A new image format for the Web

Here is a quote from Google:

” WebP is a modern image format that provides superior lossless and lossy compression for images on the web. Using WebP, webmasters and web developers can create smaller, richer images that make the web faster.”

Announced in 2010 the format aimed to produce smaller files of similar image quality to the popular JPEG scheme. Later Google announced WebP support for animation. They added support for ICC profile, XMP metadata, and tiling (compositing very large images from maximum 16384×16384 tiles) too. Google began to experiment with lossless compression and support for transparency (alpha channel) in both lossless and lossy modes; support has been enabled by default in libwebp 0.2.0 (16 August 2012). According to Google’s tests a conversion from PNG to WebP results in a 45% reduction in file size when using PNGs found on the Internet. A 28% reduction in size was achieved when compared to PNGs that are re-compressed with pngcrush or PNGOUT.

WebP Support

Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge, the Opera browser, and other tools and software libraries support natively WebP. Developers have also added support to a variety of image editing tools.

Folder Size 4.2.0.0 – Buttery-Smooth Pie and Bar Charts – View Folder Sizes Better

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

Folder Size – Free Disk Size Analysis

As already announced, the latest version of Folder Size is no longer using Adobe Flash for its charts as it is an outdated technology and a potential security hole. The new charts introduced in version 4.0.0.0 were good, but we took a step further to make them GREAT.

Improved Chart Performance and Hardware Acceleration – Smoother Graphics and Fonts

The new release enables hardware acceleration for the charts which dramatically improves performance. The new charts will run at least three times faster and possibly even more depending on the hardware configuration – the video card installed in the system. The quoted “3 times higher” performance should be easily achieved even with a basic onboard graphics card. No changes are required on the user end in order to enable the hardware acceleration – installing the new version is sufficient to make it work.

Pie Chart of Folder Sizes

Pie Chart of Folder Sizes

Besides the performance optimizations the charts now look smoother which includes both graphics and text. There is a better anti-aliasing (Cleartype) algorithm that eliminates any jagged edges.

Colors are replaced with softer, yet pleasing alternatives that are easy on the eyes.

Some small bug fixes not worth mentioning in details are also available in this release. A list of all the new features and fixes can be found on the What’s new page of Folder Size

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Free File Tree Size Information

Free File Tree Size Information

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Folder Size 4.1.0.0 Available For Download

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

Folder Size – Free Disk Size Analysis

Folder Size 4.1.0.0 – Easy Disk Cleanup Tool

The latest version of Folder Size is oriented towards performance and stability. Due to the many new features in version 4.0.0.0 and the many operating systems that Folder Size supports there were issues in certain software configurations. This release provides a lot of fixes and optimizations related to the charts and scan results. Although those issues are not present on all operating systems, installing this update is highly recommended.

A list of all the new features can be found on the What’s new page of Folder Size

Free File Tree Size Information

Free File Tree Size Information

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Please share it in the comments below – we will love to hear and implement it.

Folder Size 4.0.0.0 64 Bit – Scans Larger Drives Faster And Provides New Charts

Folder Size Supports Native 64 Bit Operating systems

Folder Size 64 Bit

Freeware Folder Size 4.0.0.0 Provides Native 64 Bit OS Support And Removes Adobe Flash Requirement

Folder Size Native 64 Bit Operating Systems Support

Folder Size was already running under 64 Bit operating systems, but that had some limitations as it was a 32 Bit application. Under Windows, 32 Bit applications are limited to use 2 gigabytes of memory and though Folder Size is extremely optimized in terms of memory usage and performance that could cause a problem when scanning volumes that contain many small files. The used memory does not depend on the size of the scanned location, but on the quantity of files and folders that it contains. The 64 Bit version not only removes this limitation completely (the tool will use all the available memory on the system), but will also run faster because of the native 64 bit instructions used.

Folder Size No Longer Uses Adobe Flash Charts

While the charts in Folder Size were beautiful they used Adobe Flash. It was popular in the past and was available on almost every computer, but it has always been a potential security hole and was avoided by the majority of the system administrators and advanced users. As Folder Size is used on server systems many system administrators had to use it without the charting due to the missing Adobe Flash on the system or scan the server over the network which is much slower. As we believe that security is a serious topic we have removed the Adobe Flash usage completely. The new charts look almost identical to the old ones and maybe even better. Let us know your opinion in the comments.

Free File Tree Size Information

Folder Sizes

Folder Size Handles Long Paths And File Names Better Than Windows Explorer

Many users do not realize that Windows has a limit of 260 characters per path including the file name and use huge names for their folders. This often is true for photo and music and other personal folders and use names like – “Photos from December 2015 – Our great vacation with Dharma and Greg and their lovely children and uncle Steve at the sunny coasts of Puerto Rico”. Of course such folder structure will cause only problems in Windows as even Windows Explorer will not properly manage paths longer than 260 characters. We have enabled Folder Size to scan and list such folders properly with few minor exceptions. Icons for very long paths can not be displayed as the Windows system does not support that and such files can not be located in Windows Explorer as it does not support them too, but the paths, files and their sizes will be properly listed inside Folder Size.

There are some extra minor improvements and fixes in this release.

A list of all the new features can be found on the What’s new page of Folder Size

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