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Free Duplicate Finder 5.8.0.1 – Auto-check shortest/longest paths

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Free Duplicate File Finder

The best duplicate finder on the market got even better with version 5.8.0.1. Finding and eliminating duplicates is a breeze even for novice users. Unlike other duplicate finder tools, FDFF can find similar files and similar file names. Its precision and performance are unmatched and that is the reason why millions of users and IT professionals have chosen to use it.

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Why Use Free Duplicate Finder?

Reclaim wasted disk space on your HDD, SSD and speed up your computer by removing duplicate files today. Free Duplicate Finder is a powerful app that uses smart technology to identify all kinds of duplicate files. It’s super simple drag-and-drop interface and intuitive scan modes make removing identical files a breeze!

What’s new in version 5.8.0.1?

The change-log may not seem long,  but this version has lots of improvements. There are some fixes and new features, but performance optimizations are what we value the most. Fast Duplicate File Finder is already the fastest tool on the market, but we continue to improve it with every new release.

Auto-check Longest/Shortest Paths

In previous versions, we provided an option to auto-select duplicates based on file name length. Now we added two more options to extend this functionality –  auto-check by path length. Auto-checking files by path length may be convenient if you compare several folders and you want to keep the files in the one with the shortest or the longest path. There are many ways that you can utilize this new feature. FDFF provides plenty of options that can be used in combination in order to achieve even the hardest goal of automation.

Fastest Duplicate File Finder

Fastest Duplicate Finder

Improved Duplicate Finding Performance

We are always proud to announce performance optimizations. FDFF is already the fastest duplicate remover and improving performance further is really hard. The most important thing for a fast scan is your storage device. Even though FDFF compares data in miliseconds it has to read that data from the storage which is the slowest part of the scan process. Unfortunately, we do not have control over that part as it is a limitation of your hardware.

The optimizations may not be that much, but every millisecond counts when the word comes to comparing millions of files. The average user has more than 300 000 files on the main drive alone. If you add also several external or backup drives that count easily reaches half-million files. So our optimizations include both pre-processing stage and file comparison stage. The first one finds all the files and weeds out the ones that do not need further analysis while the second one performs a deep scan for files that are possibly duplicates.

Improved RAW Image Preview

Though FDFF is not a duplicate photo finder, for which task we have a dedicated tool, it is able to preview many multimedia files. We have added some extra RAW formats that are now supported for new camera models.

Bugfixes

Well, nothing too important here. You know that we test thoroughly all duplicate removal algorithms so no bug can sneak in there. There were some very minor discrepancies in the exported file structures. For example, the file name and file size attributes were swapped and the file name field contained the full path instead of only the file name.

Download the latest version and give it a try. Let us know if you feel the performance improvements.

Do not forget to look at the Duplicate Finder Tutorials section.

 

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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?

We are glad to hear your thoughts and suggestions. Please share them in the comments section below.

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

Fast Duplicate File Finder 5.2.0.1 – Lightning Fast 64 Bit Version

Fast Duplicate File Finder 64 Bit Version

MindGems Duplicate File Finder Just Got Better

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

High Performance 64 Bit Version

FDFF is already the fastest duplicate file finder on the market, that performs a proper duplicate scan that does not report false positive or miss duplicate files. The latest version provides support for 64 Bit operating systems making the tool even faster and capable of handling larger file lists. The installer will automatically install the proper Duplicate Finder version depending on the user’s operating system. This version also lifts the memory limit that is present in the Windows operating systems for 32 Bit applications running on a 64 Bit operating system.

Preserve group integrity on sort

While this feature was already available in the tool it was always enabled by default. What actually means “Preserve group integrity is that regardless of the column that is sorted the items from the same group would always stick together. This of course is well necessary in order not to accidentally delete all items from the same group, but in certain cases it is more convenient to sort by certain file property like path, mark all items and “check” them for move delete. After that the option can be restored back and sort the items over by preserving the group integrity.

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Extremely Faster Save/Load/Export to XML on large projects

The save, load and export functionality was redesigned in order to better cope with huge file collections. The claim “extremely faster” is not over-exaggerated as the tool may perform the mentioned actions hundreds of times faster depending on the size of the corresponding list. A million files for example are loaded, exported or saved in seconds.

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!