The best duplicate finder on the market got even better with version 126.96.36.199. 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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What’s new in version 188.8.131.52?
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.
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.
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.