Monday, July 28, 2008
DoubleKiller is a fast and easy to use application for finding and removing duplicate files.
# Scans directories, complete drives or computers in your Network Neighborhood for duplicate files
# Freely combinable comparison criteria file name, size, date and content
# You can exclude files based on their name, file type, attributes or size
# Presents a list of all identical files so you can decide which ones to remove
# Deletes the files you chose or moves them to another directory
# Allows to export the result list to a text file
A duplicate is an exact copy of a thing, in computers this can be bad because duplicates take up needed space in a hard drive. So in order to find and delete those duplicates in your PC i would suggest using Double Killer. This program will scan your computer for duplicates using several criteria like name, size , date of creation and CRC32 checksums. this last method is the most accurate but its also the slowest tough i would recommend to always use it since it provides the best results. You can only search for specific files and remove specific files from being searched by placing their extension in the filter box so that's pretty handy if you ask me.
the only fault that i have with this program is the fact that you can't exclude folders from being searched, so you can't scan C:\ and exclude the C:\WINDOWS folder which sucks.
In conclusion Double Killer worked well in my tests and is also very fast and doesn't need installation, so use it to find out if you are wasting space by having duplicates inside your computer. Available for all versions of windows.
Get it at http://www.bigbangenterprises.de/en/doublekiller/