When you’re in need of gaining some free disk space, removing the duplicate files that inevitably pile up on your drives is one of the simplest and most accessible methods to achieve this purpose. Getting rid of duplicate files is also an effective way to put some order in your files, may they be images, music files or any other kind of files. For this type of needs, duplicate file removing applications like CloneSpy have been created.
CloneSpy can detect duplicate files but it can also be set to locate files with the same name or zero-bytes files that have no actual content. I really like the fact that it scans the folders for duplicates in a short time and that the scan results are accurate. One more advantage is concerned with the face that the program allows users to set all kind of file filters that help ruling out certain types of files from the duplicate scanning results. Filters based on the file attributes, the file size, the file creation date or even the file extension can be easily set up and applied to any duplicate search job.
Furthermore, the program can automatically perform various actions with the found duplicate files: delete them, move them or even replace them with shortcuts or hard links (NTFS) to the retained files. It also allows building checksum files. Its interface is another aspect that I like a lot about this tool, as it is simple, neat and compact.
In an end note, CloneSpy is a good choice if you decided to get rid of duplicate files. It’s fast, reliable and also free.
- Neat and compact interface.
- Can also locate zero-bytes files.
- Fast scanning.
- Accurate results.
- Allows filtering the results by various criteria
- It could use some "wizards" to guide the novice users throughout the duplicate file detection and removal process