Curious, like you guys, we wonder which of our file is the latest version when we have duplicated versions of it, leading us to confuse ourselves. Like all other files, a duplication of file can be generated easily depends heavily on both situations like copying files from one location to another or downloading files from the Internet.
As a result, those duplicated or multiple versions of files occupy lots of unnecessarily hard disk space, wasting our computer storage resources. Though in Windows, we can use search feature to identify duplicated file with the same name, we can use sorting to see the date of particular version of duplicated files, but all these methods required plenty of times.
I still remember how much times I had been wasting during my college time to hunt down all duplicate movies and songs. We can’t control how much time we spent to find and clear those duplicated files, but Clone Spy can definitely help us a lot along with its powerful file comparer making it as the ultimate duplicate file finder.
With CloneSpy you can process files which
- are duplicates
- are duplicates and have the same file name
- have the same file name
- have the same file name and (approximately) the same size
- are zero bytes long
CloneSpy offers you a complete mechanism for determining which duplicate or same-name files should be removed. It is also possible to leave this decision up to the individual user.
CloneSpy can handle equal files by
- deleting redundant files
- moving redundant files to a specific folder
- exporting a list of all equal files without removing any files
- deferring file operations on redundant files to a batch file where you can apply arbitrary file operations
- replacing redundant files with shortcuts or hard links (NTFS) to retained files
With CloneSpy you can build checksum files from files on CDs (or even on hard drives, etc.) and use them to check whether these files already exist on your system. The checksum files will prevent you from having to play DJ every time you search for duplicates!
Try: Clone Spy