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DupeRAZOR - Duplicate Files Removal Kit

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    DupeRAZOR - Duplicate Files Removal Kit from Urban Twilight Studios finds and removes duplicates (duplicate files) from your system and thus helps you to save disk space and to prevent performance loss....

You've likely got dozens or even hundreds of duplicate files taking up megabytes of disk space on your PC. Duplicate photographs, music files, documents, and more clog up your system and take up useful storage. But good luck finding them all; duplicate files are often found in different directories, so it can be hard tracking them down. And they may even have different file names. DupeRazor Duplicate Files Removal Kit looks for duplicate files, then deletes the ones you don't want--at least, that's the idea. I found in my tests that it sometimes calls files duplicates that in fact are different files, so you'll want to use this tool with care.

Tell the DupeRazor which folders you want to check for duplicate files, then it goes about its business. It works quite quickly, and on my system checked several thousand files in only a few minutes. It then reports on files it believes are duplicates, putting files it believes are copies of one another into groups. Put a check box next to any file you want to delete, and the program kills the file and moves it to the Recycle Bin.

But be very careful before putting a check next to a file, because DupeRazor Duplicate Files Removal Kit sometimes calls files duplicates that aren't really duplicates. Right-click any file, select Open File, and you'll be able to view it. That way, you can make sure that the files really are duplicates.

If you have lots of duplicate files, are willing to check its work, and don't mind paying $20, you'll find DupeRazor a useful tool. Otherwise, it might not be worth your while. A better bet is the $30 Easy Duplicate Finder.

--Preston Gralla

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At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    DupeRAZOR - Duplicate Files Removal Kit from Urban Twilight Studios finds and removes duplicates (duplicate files) from your system and thus helps you to save disk space and to prevent performance loss. Unfortunately, duplicate files are very easily gained - some applications may install the same driver files, or you can simply download or copy the same file without knowing or remembering it. This unneeded data uses up your valuable disk space and even can have negative influence on your system's health and performance. DupeRAZOR compares files using the most advanced and up-to-date file comparison technology and finds true duplicates no matter what name has been applied to these files. Beside of lost disk space, duplicate files can be the reason for performance loss and in the worst case even crash your system causing loss of data or other disastrous results. Choose with the self explanatory user friendly interface the folders that you want to scan and use DupeRAZOR's Smart Selection Feature to assist you in deleting found duplicates. This Feature lets you automatically select files according to predefined filters: first/last entity on the list, newest/oldest entity on the disk. Set in the options to move the marked files to the recycle bin or delete them completely - for safety you can also use DupeRAZOR's Vault to store the duplicated files. DupeRAZOR Key Features: Finds duplicate songs, pictures and videos. Interface carefully designed to be extraordinary user-friendly. Self explanatory Interface Hints included. Allows selection of drives, folders or even single files to be compared or excluded. Displays File Properties. Image Preview Feature. Uses Windows-native file type icons. Moves files to the Recycle Bin or deletes them immediately. or, Moves files to a selected directory for further validation purposes (safety reasons).

    Pros

    • Easy to use; Finds duplicate files

    Cons

    • Flags files as duplicates that aren't; Is expensive.
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