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CloneSpy is a freeware utility used to scan for file duplicates.

It includes quite a user friendly interface, allowing you to choose and insert different folders and files into separate pools for scanning. It also contains a deletion utility, allowing you to either automatically or manually delete any duplicate files found. You can scan entire hard drives, volume masses, and…well, anything with one click, making it an extremely practical and useful application.

Ever found your hard drive filled with duplicate, unneeded and space consuming files? How do you know it isn’t? CloneSpy is a great utility to have, it’s both lightweight and effective.

CloneSpy can help you free up hard drive space by detecting and removing duplicate files. Duplicate files have exactly the same contents regardless of their name, date, time and location. Also, CloneSpy is able to find files that are not exactly identical, but have the same file name. Perhaps you have different versions of a file and you want to find all of them and remove the older versions. CloneSpy can also find zero length files. These are files that have no content.

With CloneSpy you can process files which

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are duplicates
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are duplicates and have the same file name
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have the same file name
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have the same file name and (approximately) the same size
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are zero bytes long

CloneSpy offers you a complete mechanism for determining which duplicate or same-name files should be removed. It is also possible to leave this decision up to the individual user.

CloneSpy can handle equal files by

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deleting redundant files
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moving redundant files to a specific folder
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exporting a list of all equal files without removing any files
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deferring file operations on redundant files to a batch file where you can apply arbitrary file operations
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replacing redundant files with shortcuts or hard links (NTFS) to retained files

With CloneSpy you can build checksum files from files on CDs (or even on hard drives, etc.) and use them to check whether these files already exist on your system. The checksum files will prevent you from having to play DJ every time you search for duplicates!

*CloneSpy is available on Windows© 98se/NT/ME/2000/XP/Vista.

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