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Easy Duplicate Finder is intended to find duplicate files on any type of storage device. which is always a good option, most of all when you are running low of disk space. The tool supports multiple scan modes that allow you to depurate not only files but also email messages, contacts and music. In addition, it lets you examine the songs you keep in iTunes and the data stored on popular on-the-cloud services, such as Google Drive and DropBox.
The application has a nice interface in which various steps are organized into tabs. Moreover, there is a wizard to provide additional help should you need it. It is a good thing that it supports drag-and-drop operations or scanning a specific folder directly from the file manager.
Before starting a scan, you may select the desired folders and create various types of rules based on file size, directory name and file type. Not only that, there are multiple customization options that let you select search algorithms, including CRC32 Checksum+file size, byte-by-byte comparison, filename only and music tags. You can also set the tool to skip zero-size files and compressed files. When the results are ready, there are several ways to manage them. In this respect, you can arrange them by such criteria as date and type. It is good that there are options to move the duplicate files to a new location instead of simply deleting them. And even better, there is the possibility to recover a file as long as you change your mind before closing the application.
In general, Easy Duplicate Finder does its job well. It is quite efficient and accurate, it uses a lot of RAM space, though. The product is shareware and, unfortunately, its unregistered versions has various limitations. For instance, it cannot repair more than 10 groups of duplicate files or files with names beyond 260 characters.
- Multiple scan methods
- Emergency recovery
- Highly customizable search
- Supports on-the-cloud services
- Various search algorithms
- Windows shell integration
- Adds an entry to the context menu without your consent
- Unregistered versions with multiple limitations