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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.

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.

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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

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Find similar and duplicate .heic, .heif hevc images

Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 7.5.0.1 Provides Support For .HEIC, .HEIF HEVC Encoded Images

Visual 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 which should be installed prior to running the latest version. There are many HEIC codecs freely available on the Internet – just search for “heic codec” and install one on your system in order to enable the support for HEIC files. The “CopyTrans” heic codec is tested with VSDIF and working properly. The performance of HEIC file comparison depends on the installed codec and that is why a stable and fast implementation is a MUST. This new feature is available in the PRO and CORPORATE versions of VSDIF.

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) and 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!

Find Duplicate And Similar Songs – Audio Dedupe 4.3.0.1

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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!

Audio Dedupe 4.1.0.1 – Faster 64 Bit Version – Find Duplicate MP3 Files Instantly

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Find Similar MP3 – Audio Dedupe 64 Bit

Audio Dedupe 4.1.0.1 –  The Long Awaited 64 Bit Version Is Here

This new release focuses primarily on performance and stability. MindGems is proud to present an even faster 64 Bit version which also uses less memory. There are also some small fixes that provide better handling of long file paths and detection of missing sound device or service.

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!

Fastest Duplicate File Finder by MindGems Inc. – Remove Duplicates From Network, Computer or External Storage for FREE

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The Fastest and The Most Precise Free Duplicate File Finder Just Got Even Better and Faster

MindGems Inc. tools are recognized for their quality and performance and the FREE Fast Duplicate File Finder makes no exception. Version 3.7.0.1 of this popular freeware duplicate remover tool adds even more features and performance improvements.

Two search modes in this release are optimized. The improvements in the “100% Equal Files” mode are tremendous when scanning large file volumes. The improved algorithm can be thousands of times faster depending on the quantity and size of the scanned files. There are huge performance optimizations also for the auto-check and the final stage of the scan where the application required longer time to finalize for large quantities of files.

The “Similar Files” mode which is available in the PRO version of the product is now also optimized and more stable. Nevertheless let me remind here that this is not the commonly advertised FUZZY search method that provides low quality results. The search for similar files inside Fast Duplicate File Finder PRO performs advanced algorithms in order to find truly similar files and can recognize two similar documents even if entire paragraphs are rearranged.

Some additional command line options are added to the PRO version of the tool in order to help with the automation of duplicate finding tasks. To the already present -run option our developers have added the options -s and -exp.

-exp <semicolon delimited list of export formats> – Export command line parameter. Depending on the file extension will export the corresponding file type. Multiple formats can be exported at once by separating the paths with semicolons. The variables {DATE} and {TIME} will be replaced with the current date and time.

-s – stands for SILENT. Using the option the GUI will not be displayed during the scan and the application will exit after the command line actions are processed.

Example: DupFileFinder.exe -run -s -exp “c:\result_{DATE} {TIME}.xml;c:\result_{DATE} {TIME}.fdff;c:\result_{DATE} {TIME}.csv”

The {DATE} and {TIME} variables are useful to keep track of the scan data and tag it with the corresponding date and time.

While Fast Duplicate File Finder is a great free tool, I would recommend you to check also the dedicated duplicate photo finder and duplicate music finder tools that are designed to organize photo and music collections. While Fast Duplicate File Finder can find duplicate files of any type you can read here why we provide dedicated duplicate finder tools.

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Duplicate File Finder – How to Filter Files and Folders

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Duplicate File Finder – How to Filter Files and Folders When Searching For Duplicate Files

When looking for duplicates it is sometimes necessary to filter the results by file type, folder location, file attributes like date or size, file name and other properties – this is possible using the filtering functionality inside Duplicate File Finder.

The filtering settings should be applied prior to starting a scan. This can lead to a much quicker scan if one is interested only in certain file types or locations.

There are plenty of filtering options that can be applied, inside Fast Duplicate File Finder.

Enabling and disabling the filtering option when searching for duplicate files

The filter button is a two state button at the top of the application represented with a funnel icon. When it is off pressing the button will display the filtering options.

  • If the options are applied using the OK button the filtering tool button will stay pressed denoting that filtering is applied.
  • If the filtering dialog is canceled the filtering tool button will remain unpressed denoting that no filtering is applied.
  • If the filtering tool button is pressed, pressing the button for the second time will disable the filtering and the tool button will go up.

Pressing the button for the second time, when it is in its unpressed state will display the filtering window where the last filter can be edited and applied.

 

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Duplicate File Finder Filtering Options

Including or Excluding Matches From Duplicate Search

At the bottom of the filtering dialog there is an option that determines whether the items matched by the filtering options will be included or excluded from the results.

Filtering Duplicates By Folder

The folders pane can be used in order to filter the duplicates by location. There are button at the bottom to add or remove folders. The remove button works on the currently selected item.

Filtering Duplicate Files By Type – File Extension

The File Extensions panel provides options to filter files by type. Extensions in format *.ext (asterisk dot extension) can be added in the list. Use the check-boxes in the list in order to toggle file types on or off. The unused (unchecked) items will be removed automatically when the application is restarted.

Filtering Duplicates By File Attributes – File Date, File Size and File Name

The File Attributes panel provides options to filter duplicates by certain file properties. Using the File Size Bigger Than and File Size Smaller Than options in combination with the global Exclude/Include option can search for duplicates inside or outside a certain file size range.

The same applies for the date range and files older, newer or inside/outside a certain period of time can be included or excluded in the results.

There is also an option to filter the files by name which also supports the standard file name wildcards – asterisk that denotes multiple characters or question mark that denotes a single character. For example A*LOT?OF* – will match all files starting with A followed by some other characters then containing LOT followed by a single character that is followed by OF which is followed by any number of other character. Another example is Copy of * – this will match all files that start with “Copy of” and so on.

Using the filter is straightforward and provides a lot of flexibility. Setup the filter options and make sure tho apply them using the OK button in the filtering dialog. The filtering tool bar button will stay pressed (the one with the funnel icon) denoting that the filtering is active. Once the filtering is enabled start the scan to search for the duplicate files that match the filter options.

How To Compare Folders For Duplicates

If the above filtering options are not sufficient there are options to Exclude Folders From Auto-Check and Exclude Folders From Self-Scan. Those will let you compare folders easily.

Take a look at Duplicate Photo Finder and Duplicate Songs Finder for dedicated tools. This small article can be useful in order to chose a duplicated finder.

Find Duplicate Photos and Pictures – VSDIF 4.2.0.1 is Released

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Duplicate Photo Finder

Version 4.2.0.1 of Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder comes with important new features and fixes. One of the important new features is the support for symbolic links in Windows 7. Now Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder will work flawlessly under Windows 7.

There is a new option to set the cache folder location. This is extremely useful if you have a large collection of photos and you are lacking space on your system drive.

A lot of GUI improvements and fixes are also available. You can now set each column’s auto-size attribute individually, some issues with column sizing and splitter were also fixed.

An enhanced Move/Delete files window will report details for the operation. If files were in use during the delete operation and they could not be moved/deleted they will be listed so that you can free the files and retry the delete operation.

The program 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. Automatic delete can now also delete read-only files.

Check the complete What’s New List here.