Duplicate Files

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The Duplicate Files report locates and lists duplicate files throughout the scanned folder (and its sub-folders).


How duplicate files are identified depends upon the Attributes drop-down box setting. You can elect to compare the name and size of files, a combination of the name, size, and date - or simply file names alone. There are also options that allow file name comparisons to ignore special and/or numeric characters. For example, when ignoring special and numeric characters, the file name "test.xml" would match "test[001].xml".


Once the Duplicate Files report has been generated, duplicate files are displayed in groups.


As with all File Reports, the Duplicate Files report can be sorted by any column in either ascending or descending order. Simply click a column header to sort by that column – click again to reverse the sort order.


The Duplicate Files report has the ability to ignore files smaller than a specific threshold, which defaults to 100Kb. Setting this threshold to a higher value increases the speed of File Report scans, and reduces system memory utilization. You can also set this option to "all files" to ensure that no file is omitted.


The Duplicate Files report can be exported to a wide range of file formats.


You can print the Duplicate Files Report by using the Print button at the bottom of the report generator window. The list will print as it appears in the report (e.g. in the current sorted order, etc).


Note: If you need more advance duplicated file detection and management capabilities, please consider our Duplicate File Detective software product, available on the web at http://www.duplicate-file-detective.com.