Quite often we are faced by a warning sign in the floating window originating from the system tray, exclaiming ‘Low Disk Space’. Apart from the fact that you are storing too much data in your meager drives, there are many other hidden or ignored files that consume space in a manner undesirable to you. Duplicate files use up disk space and reduce disk performance leading to slow defragmentation rates and inefficient utilization of limited disk resources. Auslogics Duplicate File Finder is a life-saver in this regard, as it presents a step-wise easy-to-handle approach that searches for files with similar content or file names. It further optimizes disk performance while allowing you to organize media files, effectively. From setting thresholds or constraints for better search results to specifying the action to be taken on duplicate files and cleaning up junk files, Auslogics Duplicate File Finder is a promising and fairly popular system tweaking utility.
As soon as the application is installed, it executes to present a resourceful main interface, organized using a left sidebar (listing the disk drives and the relevant selection option) and the main workspace (highlighting the search criteria selection process in a step-wise user-friendly manner). After selecting the drives you want to limit your search and respective action to, you can set minimum and maximum size thresholds so that files smaller or larger than the specified limit are automatically ignored and excluded from the search results. This will improve both the searching time and the management details.
The next step is to specify additional parameters that enable you to find duplicates either by ignoring file names or file dates or both. You can easily select or deselect the parameters as per your need. Click Next to proceed to the final step.
The last step is to specify the delete criteria: where should the detected duplicate files go? You can choose from three options: Recycle Bin, Rescue Center or permanent deletion. You can view the contents of the Rescue Center by clicking the respective button at the top right corner of the active window.
By clicking search, the criteria is applied to the selected drives and a vibrant progress bar leads you to the completion results. Apart from highlighting the number of duplicate files found and deleted, the Duplicate File Finder mentions the scope of the search as well as the junk files found during the investigation.
In conclusion, Auslogics Duplicate File Finder is an essential disk content management utility that encourages you to make best use of the space available to you. We tested it on Windows 7, 64-bit edition. It also supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.