Easy-to-use software tool that quickly finds and removes duplicate files, featuring support for user-defined rules, using low resources
Duplicate Sweeper is an intuitive piece of software designed to automatically find duplicate files and delete them, in order to declutter directories and free up some space on the disk. It is very simple to use.
The setup operation takes little time to finish and minimum effort. The interface is represented by a regular window with a clear-cut structure, where you can import as many directories as you want to look into, by using either the tree view or drag-and-drop support.
Before starting the scanning procedure, you can also select common locations such as desktop, favorites, documents, pictures, music and contacts. During this task you can view elapsed time and total size of identified duplicates. It may take a while to finish, depending on the size of the selected locations.
The results window is pretty cluttered. It includes duplicate groups and file types, along with the full path for each item. It is possible to recycle selected duplicates, keep all newest files, as well as open selected files in Explorer. The search results can be saved to file, so you can later pick up where you left off.
When it comes to program settings, you can set the app to ignore large or small files (user-defined limit), as well as create an exclusion list with file types.
Duplicate Sweeper has a fair response time, although it takes a while to load some features. It finishes scan jobs in decent time while using low-to-moderate CPU and RAM. We have not come across any issues throughout our evaluation. Thanks to its intuitive structure and options, Duplicate Sweeper can be used by anyone.
- MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK 3.5.
LIMITATIONS IN THE UNREGISTERED VERSION
- Displays the duplicate files, but does not delete them