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Open Source Duplicate Cleaner Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Duplicate Cleaner is dupeGuru. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Duplicate Cleaner and 16 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Duplicate Cleaner are Czkawka, AntiDupl, FSlint and rmlint.

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

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  1. 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.

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    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.

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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

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    Wonderful APP, content analyzer and network drive supported

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  2. Czkawka is a simple, fast, written in Rust and easy to use app to remove unnecessary files from your computer.



  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. rmlint

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    A commandline tool to find unnecessary files (duplicates, tmpfiles, unstripped binaries and more)



  6. fdupes

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    FDUPES is a program for identifying or deleting duplicate files residing within specified directories.

  7. Rdfind

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Rdfind is a program that finds duplicate files. It is useful for compressing backup directories or just finding duplicate files. It compares files based on their content, NOT on their file names.

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  8. AppleJack

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    AppleJack is a user friendly troubleshooting assistant for Mac OS X. With AppleJack you can troubleshoot a computer even if you can't load the GUI, or don't have a startup CD handy. AppleJack runs in Single User Mode and is menu-based for ease of use.

    Discontinued

    This project has not had an updated release since about 2010, and does not work on macOS Catalina

  9. Video Simili Duplicate Cleaner

    • Mac
    • Windows

    A program that can find duplicate or similar video files. Video simili duplicate cleaner compares the video content regardless of different format or compression used (digital video fingerprinting), while other software only find identical files .

  10. Image Comparator

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Image Comparator is an easy tool that finds duplicate image files in your system. In order to do that it scans your images pixel by pixel; therefore even if two images have different formats and file sizes (MB/KB) Image Comparator finds them.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.7.3, released in April 2014, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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