The process of finding similar files or similar file names is much more complicated than finding duplicate files. Most duplicate file finders that analyze file content and do not rely on file dates or sizes will find duplicate files easily, while rarely duplicate file finders include features for finding similar items. The problem is that there are billions of file formats that a tool should support in order to be able to open and compare them. That is why there are dedicated duplicate mp3 finder and duplicate image finder applications. The process behind finding similar file names is not quite easy too. Finding file names that contain certain word can be easy, but finding ones that contain two or more words not in the same order can be tricky.
Solution for finding files with similar names and files with similar content
Fast Duplicate File Finder is a popular FREE tool developed by MindGems Inc. It is well known for its accurate results and outstanding performance. Along with the duplicate finding features, there is an option for finding similar files or similar file names. This works by specifying a percentage of similarity that will be used as a threshold. FDFF differs from the common duplicate finders that claim to utilize fuzzy search or the so called fuzzy matching. While a fuzzy match will rarely reveal proper results FDFF can find similar files even if the data inside is scrambled. If two text files for example contain the same text with scrambled paragraphs or slightly edited sentences they still will be matched and displayed as duplicates in the results list with information regarding the percentage of similarity between the two files. FDFF is free and can be downloaded here: Duplicate File Finder
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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.
Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder finds duplicate photos faster than ever. Now Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder is not only the most precise, but also the fastest duplicate image finder on the web. Extremely stable utilizing the resources of your system to the maximum the tool is the perfect choice for scanning your vast photo gallery. Check out our web site frequently as we are planning a RAW support in the upcoming version. This unique feature will save you even more time and will scan directly the raw material from your camera. Combined with the live preview that will let you get rid of the junk images immediately. Removing out of focus, exposure and underexposed pictures will be just a click away. A feature to find similar picture by sample is also something that we have planned for the upcoming releases. Where are my wedding photos? Oh I remember I sent one yo John. That is all I need – I will add that sample to Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder and it will find the rest from the set on my computer.
Support for multi-core CPU. VSDIF now uses all your CPU cores in the images preprocessing step.
Completely rewritten and highly optimized engine. Can scan over 10000 hi-res images on an average 1.8Ghz desktop PC within 10 minutes!
8 times smaller cache file sizes. VSDIF now uses less hard disk space.
New redesigned user interface shows all duplicate groups in different colors in one grid window.
Access to some of the options directly from the main window.
Using Delete key in folder list removes the selected folders from the list.
Added popup menu in the duplicate results grid with items Open, Open with Associated Program and Locate in Explorer (Available only in the registered version).
Added Auto Select tool button.
Added button to delete a cache file
Using Delete key in the duplicates list, after a confirmation dialog you can delete all selected files from the list and from the disk. (Available only in the Registered version). Note the difference between selected and checked duplicates.