Duplicate File Finder is not for the faint of heart.
For a more manageable alternative, try the aptly named (and free of
Duplicate File Finder
. One big
plus is you won’t have
to worry about deleting critical files–Easy Duplicate File Finder
automatically protects system files and folders.
Having two copies of the same file doubles the space they take
up on your hard drive, and adds a dash of confusion. Duplicate File
Finder locates duplicate files and folders on all drives and
removable devices. This utility lets you compare and preview
graphics, HTML, text, and other types of files. It also tells you
how much space you’d free up by deleting the dupes.
Duplicate File Finder also lets you add search
filters–something many duplicate finders don’t allow. You can
speed up your searches by pointing it at only the likely target
folders, and protect your data by excluding important folders from
Note: Please read the program’s Usage notes at
http://www.funduc.com/dupfiles_info.htm before using. The program
has no internal decision-making to tell you what is safe to delete
or not. You have to make that decision based on your knowledge and
experience. If you’re in doubt, do not delete the file. Take the
the time to examine the folders where each set of duplicates reside
and look for hard drive wasters, such as duplicate videos or image
files. If one of the two files is located in the Windows folder, or
any of the Windows sub-folders, I leave it alone.