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    Duplicate Detective Alternatives

    Duplicate Detective is described as 'scans your Mac for duplicate files and folders. It then displays a list of matching duplicates, allowing you to easily select those that you wish to delete in order to free up precious disk space. Awarded a MacWorld 'Mac Gem'' and is a Duplicate File Finder in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Duplicate Detective for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and Java Mobile. The best alternative is dupeGuru, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Duplicate Detective are Czkawka (Free, Open Source), Duplicate Cleaner (Paid), AllDup (Free) and CloneSpy (Free).

    This page was last updated Mar 28, 2022
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    Duplicate Detective scans your Mac for duplicate files and folders. It then displays a list of matching duplicates,...
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    1. 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.
    2. Czkawka is a simple, fast, written in Rust and easy to use app to remove unnecessary files from your computer.


    3. Duplicate Cleaner is a 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.
    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.
    5. 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.


    6. 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.
    7. Duplicate & Same Files Searcher is an application for searching duplicate files (clones) and NTFS hard links to the same file. It searches duplicate file contents regardless of file name (true byte-to-byte comparison is used).
    8. A commandline tool to find unnecessary files (duplicates, tmpfiles, unstripped binaries and...
    9. Daily computer activity inevitably leads to accumulating duplicate files on your computer, especially if you are an active PC user. Auslogics Duplicate File Finder will find and delete duplicate files so you won’t experience lack of free disk space!
    10. Anti-Twin is a small software application which compares files, i.e. it searches for duplicate or similar files on your hard disk drive. All similar or identical files that were found can either be sent to the recycle bin or directly deleted.

      Discontinued

      Last version 1.8d from 2010, see http://www.joerg-rosenthal.com/en/antitwin/

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