Eliminating duplicate files can help free up storage space. Thanks to duplicate file finder software, it’s possible to quickly find duplicate files and delete them all at once. There are many duplicate file finders out there. Easy Duplicate Finder is one of them. Is it safe? Does it excel at what it is designed for? What features are available? Just check out this Easy Duplicate Finder review.
Developed by Webminds, Easy Duplicate Finder is a duplicate file finder available for both Windows and Mac. It can find common types of duplicate files such as duplicate pictures and is easy to use. As of September 20, 2020, the most current version is 22.214.171.124.
Easy Duplicate Finder is safe to install and use. Make sure that you download it from a trustworthy source such as the official website. The installer is clean. You can easily uninstall the app at any time. From a usage perspective, it is reliable. It gives a warning before deleting the duplicate files that you don’t want to keep. By default, unwanted files will be moved to the Recycle Bin or Trash so that you can easily restore them if needed.
How much does Easy Duplicate Finder cost? Is it free? It’s not freeware. But a free trial version is provided. The trial version doesn’t expire. Instead, it comes with limited features. To use the full version and access all features, you need to upgrade. Please register, purchase a license key and activate it.
The lifetime license for one computer is currently priced at $39.95, with the MSRP being $59.95. That also includes unlimited updates for one year. And one year later, you need to pay extra money to get newer versions. It’s a bit expensive considering that there are cheaper and equally good or better alternatives.
|Windows PC||Download||Windows XP or later||19 MB|
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This app is easy and quick to install/uninstall. For both PC and Mac users, Easy Duplicate Finder provides instructions on installation and uninstallation on the official website and in the user manual.
It usually takes three steps to remove duplicate files using duplicate file finder software. Scan for duplicates, view them, and then select undesired files to delete. This review will look at these aspects.
Easy Duplicate Finder supports images, music files, videos, documents and some other common file types. It is versatile and powerful. In addition to the hard drive on your computer, it can also scan for duplicate files in Google Drive and Dropbox. To be able to work with your Google Drive (or Dropbox), this app will need to access your Google account. Before you give such a third-party app the access, check out the warnings from Google. If you worry about the potential risks, here’s a guide to safely removing duplicates from Google Drive. This app can also help if you have duplicates in your Photos library and iTunes library.
In the top right corner of the interface, you can select the scan mode you need. For example, to find the duplicate file in a normal folder on your PC or Mac, select the File Search mode. To deal with the duplicate items in iTunes library, select the iTunes Scan mode.
It also offers a couple of options for you to exclude specific files, folders and subfolders from scan. You can do it by specifying the folders, file types and file size limits.
Once the scan process is done, you will be taken to the Scan complete interface. There, you are provided with three options. Remove all found duplicate files with one click, or save the scan results for later, or check out and preview these duplicates. The third option is recommended. Once you click the Go Fix Them button, you are in the Resolve Duplicates interface. You can sort, view and preview the duplicate files as you like.
There are two view modes: View as Group and View as Table. The latter is recommended. When you select a file, its preview will appear on the right. The preview feature supports documents, songs, photos and videos.
Now you have an idea of what duplicate files you have. It's time to select the unwanted ones for elimination and keep the files that you need. To make things easy and quick, Easy Duplicate Finder automatically does the selection for you. In addition, it also provides a set of selection rules. You can choose one of the rules to mass select all the duplicate versions of files you want to get rid of. There are to removal options. You can choose the move the unwanted files to Trash (on Mac) or Recycle Bin (on PC). Or, you can directly delete them permanently.
This part provides you with brief instructions on how to use this duplicate file finder. For more information on how it works, please check out the review above.
If you think the duplicate file finding tool from Webminds is not what you are looking for or is a bit expensive, you can consider its alternatives. Cisdem Duplicate Finder for Mac is worth checking out. It’s ten bucks cheaper and offers free lifetime upgrades. What’s more, Cisdem Duplicate Finder is equally versatile and more convenient to use.
How to use it to remove duplicate files from folders:
How to use it to delete duplicate photos in the Photos app:
If you are using a Windows PC, you can consider DigitalVolcano Duplicate Cleaner, which is Windows-only. When compared to Easy Duplicate Finder, Duplicate Cleaner is equally powerful. It has a rich set of basic and advanced features and options and can be very useful for both beginners and advanced users. If you are a new user and are overwhelmed by its option-rich interface, don’t panic. Duplicate Cleaner offers a helpful and detailed user guide. This app has a free version and a pro version.
I hope that you find this Easy Duplicate Finder review helpful. Its free trial version lets you know how effective and efficient it is when it comes to identifying duplicate files. If you think it meets your need, you can consider purchasing a license. If not, there are some great alternatives available.
Jose has been a member of Cisdem since 2012. He specializes in reviews, how-to guides, top lists, etc. on PDF, data recovery and multi-media. On his spare time, he likes to travel or challenge some extreme sports.