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Duplicate Cleaner Alternatives

Duplicate Cleaner is described as 'tool for finding and removing duplicate files from your computer or network drives; It is intended to be used on user content - documents, photos, images, music, but can be used to scan any type of files' and is a very popular duplicate file finder in the os & utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Duplicate Cleaner for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is CCleaner, which is free. Other great apps like Duplicate Cleaner are dupeGuru, Czkawka, AllDup and VisiPics.

Duplicate Cleaner alternatives are mainly Duplicate File Finders but may also be Duplicate Images Finders or System Cleaners. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Duplicate Cleaner.
This page was last updated May 23, 2022
  • Windows

Duplicate Cleaner is a tool for finding and removing duplicate files from your computer or network drives; It is intended...

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  1. CCleaner

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    CCleaner is a system optimization/cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system, allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It can also clear your internet history and act as a fully featured registry cleaner.

    Bundleware

    The software tries to install Avast too - Spyware, runs in background and collects information to send to Avast. Background mode can be disabled, but gets re-enabled on each run - Shows pop-up system wide ads from time to time

    CCleaner vs Duplicate Cleaner opinions
    This alternative is disputed. CCleaner is still a legitimate alternative to Duplicate Cleaner, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    CCleaner is for system optimization, removal of bloatware, etc. Duplicate Cleaner is focused on finding files that match by either the data itself, name, date created or even just physically resemblance. The two focus on two different aspects of computer maintaince.

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    ndlinn

    Its duplicate detection feature is so severely lacking in basic functionality so as to be almost completely useless, and definitely not in any way comparable.

    Negative comment about 1 year ago
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    CCleaner is more for Windows System files cleanup, Duplicate Cleaner is more for finding and consolidating duplicate user files - aka outside of the Windows System files areas.

    Negative comment about 2 months ago
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    I think its not similar to Duplicate cleaner.

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  2. dupeGuru

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    dupeGuru is a free and open source tool to find duplicate files on your computer. It can scan either filenames or contents. The filename scan features a fuzzy matching algorithm that can find duplicate filenames even when they are not exactly the same.

    dupeGuru vs Duplicate Cleaner opinions
    Most users think dupeGuru is a great alternative to Duplicate Cleaner.
    rsbrux

    In tag matching mode dupeGuru 4.1.0 displays more tags than Duplicate Cleaner (or any other audio comparison tool I have tried). However, Duplicate Cleaner (Pro 4.1.4) also displays embedded artwork, which dupeGuru does not. Duplicate Cleaner compares both tags and content in one pass, whereas content matching is separate from tag matching in dupeGuru. Furthermore, the content matching criteria can be adjusted in Duplicate Cleaner; in dupeGuru they are neither clear nor adjustable.

    Positive comment 11 months ago
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    JohnMac

    You can replace duplicated files with sym-link or hard-link. Sometimes it's necessary to have same file in different directories and this is where dupeGuru comes in

    Positive comment about 1 year ago
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    Wonderful APP, content analyzer and network drive supported

    Positive comment about 6 years ago
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  3. Czkawka is a simple, fast, written in Rust and easy to use app to remove unnecessary files from your computer.

  4. AllDup is a freeware tool for searching and removing file duplicates on your computer, network shares or external storage media. The fast search algorithm find duplicates of any file type, e.g., text, pictures, music or movies.

    AllDup vs Duplicate Cleaner opinions
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    recent updates have allowed for combinations of similar and or duplicate files.It can be specified by name, size, date and checksum or byte to byte as well as hard-linked files. Numerous filters allows for as broad or narrow a search as possible.There are no time and group limitations for this freeware. It cannot however find folder names that are duplicates

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  5. VisiPics does more than just look for identical files, it goes beyond checksums to look for similar pictures and does it all with a simple user interface. First, you select the root folder or folders to find and catalogue all of your pictures.

    Discontinued

    The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.31, released in February 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.



  6. AntiDupl.NET can find and display duplicate images in the main graphic formats: JPEG, GIF, TIFF, BMP and PNG. The comparison is based on the contents of the files, so the program can find not only almost identical, but similar images.

  7. CloneSpy

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    CloneSpy is a Free Duplicate File CleanUp Tool for Windows. CloneSpy can help you free up hard drive space by detecting and removing duplicate files. Duplicate files have exactly the same contents regardless of their name, date, time and location.

  8. FSlint

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    FSlint is a utility to find and clean various forms of lint on a filesystem. I.E. unwanted or problematic cruft in your files or file names. For example, one form of lint it finds is duplicate files. It has both GUI and command line modes.

  9. Duplicate File Detective

    • Windows

    Duplicate File Detective uses state-of-the-art file content analysis technology to show you exactly where your duplicate files are (even when the file names are different).

  10. Similarity

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Similarity is a useful program that helps you to find and remove similar, duplicate musical files (MP3, WMA, OGG, ASF, WAV, FLAC, APE, WV) with the same or similar sound content, music tags (ID3,WMF,Vorbis).

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