Are you running low on storage on your Windows PC? One of the reason could be duplicate files and folders, taking up too much space on your computer. While manually cleaning each of the duplicate files would be a tedious and time taking task but relying on any random software can be a serious threat. You might lose most of your data or crash your system. That’s where Duplicate Cleaner will sort things out for you.
It is a software for locating and deleting duplicate files from your computer or network drives. It removes duplicate documents, images and music and can also scan any type of files. Erasing duplicate files and junks in bulk can free up your hard drive and this software efficiently offers all these services.
Currently, the app is available in trial and paid version. While the free version provides basic features and is available only for personal use, the pro version has numerous functions like finding duplicate folders, similar image detection and searching zip files.
How it Works?
Download the software and then double click on the setup executable file in Windows Explorer. From here, follow a simple automatic installation process to the location of your choice. Make sure to take a backup of your data from your PC before you start scanning the app.
Scans Identical Music
This application scans and compares audio files in formats like MP3, M4A, OGG, M4P WMA, FLAC, AAC and WAV. It can also compare similar music tags across different formats by Artist, Title and Album and Selection Assistant can help you to decide which files to remove.
Erase Duplicate Images
By using the features like advanced visual comparison technique, this app identifies all duplicate images saved in different formats in your image library. Whether it is edited or resized, it cannot escape from this tool. The app has special built-in image browser that lets you view identical images side-by-side, helping you to decide the right picture to be saved.
Locating Duplicate Files
Due to friendly interface of this app, it starts locating duplicates in fraction of time. Also, its extensive search features allow you to narrow down your search based on file, size and data. It gives you option to drag or select the folder that you want to scan. In case, you are stuck, Selection Assistant can assist you to choose the right folder.
- Locate similar images even after they are edited, rotated or resized.
- The app has a friendly interface.
- Can Configure search criteria in detail.
- It allows you to set locations for scanning.
- Check and analyze the scan results and mark the files to remove.
- Allows you to preview files before removal.
- Gives you option to move duplicate files to the location of your choice.
- Remove duplicates in one click or maximum two.
- Not packed with ads.
- Can detect the smallest images or the lowest quality mp3 without any error.
- This program quickly searches and deletes duplicates from hard drive. The program takes less than 90 seconds to scan 20 GB drive containing more than 2,500 files.
Detriments of this Tool
- The files have an extensive list, which is a little difficult to read. However, they are arranged in proper color-coding, which is a great help.
- It’s kind of annoying to delete files one by one by going through numerous different confirmation screens.
- You need to be extra cautious while removing files especially Program Files, Windows, or any other system folder from your computer. Only delete those files, about which you are certain.
- While the paid version of this app is not costly but the free version itself fulfills most of our need to delete duplicate files.
- Features offered in paid version are limited.
- This application is not for beginners. You can use this product only if you understand your computer’s file system. A single mistake can trash your PC.
- Every Windows PC has some duplicate files within the Windows folder. It can delete these files, if not used properly. This will trash all your installation in PC and the system will not boot again.
- Always remember that data should be backed up regularly prior to the use of this software.
- It does not support Windows XP. To use it, download version 3.2.7.
Publisher – DigitalVolcano
Publisher website – http://www.digitalvolcano.co.uk
Version – 4.0.5
Category – Utilities & Operating Systems
Operating System – Windows 2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Download Information –
File size – $29.95
File name – DuplicateCleanerPro4_setup.exe
Pricing – $29.95 (Paid Version)
15 days trial (Free Version)
Overall, This is one of the best tools currently available in the market. It proficiently deletes all duplicate files, images and music in fraction of time. The program has a slick interface and that is what makes it better than most of the apps available in the market. Also, image comparison is fast and you can speed up the cleaning process by storing fingerprints of your images.