Version 18.104.22.168 of Fast Duplicate File Finder is released and available for download. Along with all the new features the new version provides improved support for the Windows 8 operating system.
A major new feature in this release is the option to find duplicate or similar file names. Such feature is handy for identifying copies of the files with appended numbers or letters in order to denote versions. The “Similar File Names” mode will list for example all files named “My CV.doc”, “My CV 2.doc”, “My CV 2012.doc” and so on. You can control how close the matched names should be by specifying the similarity percent. Usually a setting of 95% works quite well.
Another important option is added to the filter where now you can not only exclude certain types of files, but also include them . The new version will let you scan for example only for certain types of files like “*.jpg”, “*.exe” or a combination of them. There are also plenty of other filtering options that you can choose from.
Duplicate File Finder Filter Options
A lot of new features are included in this new release. One of them requested by our users is the “Check all except first in group” which is now available in the “Quick Check” dialog. A warning dialog is now displayed if you try to delete all the items in a duplicate group and it can be turned off via the application settings. Enhancements in the “Browse for folder” dialog will let you navigate to a location by pasting a path in the newly added location field. You can also easily copy the path of the selected folder.
Project loading time is improved and file dates are now stored in the project file. You can easier review your projects on another machine.
Version 22.214.171.124 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.
Version 126.96.36.199 of Fast Duplicate File Finder is now available for download.
The new release includes a handy Quick Check/Uncheck functionality. It allows you to check/uncheck files by their folder, extension, file size, file date, etc. (available only in Pro version). You can see the new feature on the screen shot below.
A new option to automatically log-off, shutdown, hibernate or stand-by the system after scan is finished is added.
The speed of the pre-processing stage is increased dramatically when scanning large quantities of files.
A command-line option “-run” which automatically start the scanning process after the program is started is now available in the Pro version.
Fast Duplicate File Finder 188.8.131.52 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.
Fast Duplicate File Finder 184.108.40.206 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.
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.
MindGems Inc. is proud to present Fast Duplicate File Finder Professional 220.127.116.11
The new Professional version of our famous Fast Duplicate File Finder can now recognize not only 100% identical files, but can also Find Similar Files. The application performs a binary comparison of your files and can find similar files regardless of their type.
You can easily find the most recent version of the files that you have edited and saved in different locations. The application can recognize similar files as word documents, excel documents, archives, images, movies, music files etc. Download the Free Fast Duplicate File Finder version for a test.
A new scan method is available based on EXIF timestamp. “EXIF Date Time Original” will compare only the EXIF timestamp of the photos and group them according to the time difference in seconds set by the user. This new feature is very handy for finding sets of photographs taken in burst mode. If you shoot in RAW mode you can choose the best shots from the set and save valuable space by deleting the rest. (see the screenshots on the right)
The scan precision in “Visual Compare” mode is now increased and lets you set a fractional part. You can now set precise percentage e.g. – 95.1%, 95.2%, etc.
The files checked by the user are now marked in a different color (blended green) than the ones from the auto-mark feature. This lets you easily distinguish the modifications in the list that you have applied manually.
The comparing images phase is now 50% faster than before. We are constantly improving the performance of the tool and we will soon release a comparison table for your reference.
There are some slight improvements in the GUI too. Line numbers are added in the duplicate results grid for easier navigation. New keyboard shortcuts are also available :
Ctrl+K checks selected files (also available as a popup menu)
Ctrl+U unchecks selected files (also available as a popup menu)
Ctrl+I inverts the checked status of the selected files (also available as a popup menu)
Ctrl+A selects all files in the list
Left and Right arrow keys can now be used to navigate in the big preview window.
Enter and ‘C’ key now checks/unchecks the duplicate in the big preview window.
Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder – improved duplicates list.
(note the files in blended green marked manually)
The project file size is reduced with 50% and loads faster. An important issue is fixed that was causing the application to freeze when the user tries to move duplicate images and there is not enough free space on target device.
An improved management of large files (over 2GB) is applied.
Our gift to you – our supportive users have now advanced into version 18.104.22.168. It is much faster and includes even more features. We are happy to give away this gem for free as a gift for your support during the years. The new version is the fastest available on the world wide web. We are glad to provide you again with the best tool as we have always put the focus to the quality. In addition to the speed increase the new version adds few useful features like the one for inverting the selection. The improved auto-check feature is now quicker and more precise.
The results now are not bloated with zero file sized files – you can exclude them from the scan.
A quick shortcut for selecting all files (CTRL+A) and inverting the checked files (CTRL+I) is also available.
Fast Duplicate File Finder is now way ahead its commercial competitors available on the internet. It is much faster and includes more flexible features for auto-checking duplicates.
We are glad to see that our first 22.214.171.124 release was so impressive that even Zdnet.nl put it on their featured download list. Many web sites and blog owners wrote positive reviews about our new contribution. We are glad that we are able to provide this tool for free and will be glad to hear all your feedbacks and suggestions.