Now-a-days, most of the people have a large collection of music (audio or video), images and photos saved in different folders in the system. Managing this huge collection is not an easy task especially when there are many identical files present.
These unnecessary duplicate files lead to the lack of free space in hard drive. Also, sometimes in confusion, it leads to the deletion of those files whose identical is not present. So, to make this management easy, there is freeware called Auslogics Duplicate File Finder which will find and delete all the duplicate files present in your system.
We have earlier reviewed about similar tools for deleting duplicate music files and duplicate images.
Auslogics Duplicate File Finder is a smart tool which scans computer not only for duplicate music and image files but also for duplicate videos, archives and certain applications. It is compatible with Windows 7 , Windows vista, 2003, xp and 2000.
When installed in your system, its main window will appear like this and provides the option of searching for the desired file type (audio, video, images, archives, applications or all). Also, you can specify the drive in which you want to search for the duplicate file.
For example, here i want to search for duplicate images and audio files in the E , F and G drive.
Auslogics Duplicate File Finder has the MD5 search engine which allows the program to search for duplicate files by content, regardless of other match criteria. This will be helpful for searching the files having the same content but different names.
You can use this option by going in the ‘Scan Options’ and choose ‘Ignore file names’. You can also scan by ignoring the file dates.
After all the settings, you just have to select ‘Search’ and the process will take few minutes to show the result. The list will be shown in the form of group of similar items.
This application provides several ways for selecting the files. For example, select one in each group or select duplicate in each group and many more. After selecting the desired files, you just have to select ‘Delete Selected Files’.
The deleted files will go to the desired place either recycle bin, rescue center or will be deleted permanently. You can set your preference in the ‘Delete Options’. From the rescue center, you can restore the files which are deleted by this application.