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dupeGuru is a tool to find duplicate files on your computer. It can scan either filenames or contents. The filename scan features a fuzzy matching algorithm that can find duplicate filenames even when they are not exactly the same.

dupeGuru is efficient. Find your duplicate files in minutes, thanks to its quick fuzzy matching algorithm. dupeGuru not only finds filenames that are the same, but it also finds similar filenames.

dupeGuru is customizable. You can tweak its matching engine to find exactly the kind of duplicates you want to find. The Preference page of the help file lists all the scanning engine settings more...

What's New

Version 3.9.0:
  • This is mostly a dependencies upgrade.
  • Upgraded to Python 3.3.
  • Upgraded to Qt 5.
  • Minimum OS X version is now 10.7 (Lion).
  • Improved documentation.
  • Overwrite subfolders' state when setting states in folder dialog.
  • The error report dialog now brings the user to Github issues.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Vilennon Member IconReview+0
Vilennon
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Great app. It has saved me so much disk space especially moving between multiple computers. PE and ME are great to!

Desired feature: comparing a directory structure and consolidating files.

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Version 3.9.0
stevej3257 Member IconReview+0
stevej3257
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Was using this app to find duplicate pictures. It did manage to find exact copies very well however it was lacking in finding visually similar images of different file size. Went to download dupeguru picture edition and those were found. Very good app!

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Version 3.8.0
freshlesh Member IconReview+0
freshlesh
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Great options so far in this app. Glad I found it. Makes sifting through duplicates much nicer. I am having an issue getting it to recognize photoshop and adobe illustrator files though. Can it sort these files?

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Version 3.8.0
Forn Member IconReview+189
Forn
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Like it. Thank you

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Version 3.8.0
Bluepolo Member IconReview+28
Bluepolo
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Works nicely, pretty quick. Two suggestions:

1 - When the results load, show dates / time of files
2 - it doesn't always correctly identify the original and the dupe ie sometimes gets them the wrong way round, but you can't delete what it think is the original.

Other than that, good work.

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Version 3.6.0
Cattus-Thraex
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It seems so. In most cases, the original is not the one it really is (in my case, the iDocument library), so you cannot in fact delete the copy, but the original. Ideally, one should choose the original to always be, say, iDocument library, and delete the rest.
But the authors deserves our esteem and, for sure, a fair amount of dollars or euros.

Mookzmom Member IconReview+40
Mookzmom
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I don't require to use this app often, but have finally contributed to the developer because I think it's only fair to support what they're doing. There is also a dupe guru picture edition, which is very helpful to me. My thanks to this developer!

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Version 3.1.2
Badgerone Member IconComment+6
Badgerone
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The screen font size in the results window is way too small (27" iMac).

I can find no way to increase font size, although the developer's site has a request from another user.

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Version 3.1.0
Hardcoded Software (Developer)
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This new 3.2.0 release has a font size setting.

Duarts Member IconReview+1
Duarts
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The ability to do FUZZY searching alone makes this a VERY useful app. I use this tool to search through a folder for items with items whose filenames contain bits of text that matches in some cases. I dont use this to look for exact-duplicate filenames. The ability to find filenames that are "close" to another with a folder has made this a valuable tool.

does anyone know of any other tools that perform this operation on OSX? IF you're not using this tool for it's FUZZY searching ability, you're not getting the super-unique power this app offers IMO.

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Version 3.0.2
Duarts
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I've been looking for a tool that would FUZZY SEARCH for PDF content for some time, but at least I've finally found a tool that will work on filenames...

Mookzmom Member IconReview+40
Mookzmom
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I was also put off initially by the money note on start up, and at first the program would not let me proceed with a trial, That bug seems fixed now, and I'm happy to say that I do like this app! I'll contribute (as I do to other apps I like) after assuring myself that this is an app I want to keep. So far, it's looking very promising!

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Version 3.0.0
Barnyb Member IconReview+49
Barnyb
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I downloaded this and tried it. It seems to work as advertised for some things but failed on other things horribly. Try duplicating a file in a folder numerous times and see how many duplicates this missed. I made 10 duplicates of a single zip file and this found only 1 duplicate and ignored the rest with the default filter. Setting the hardness to 1 still resulted in missing files.

I know this just had face lift on its GUI but that still needs some serious work. The preferences should be available as a sliding sheet from the folder selection window. I found it extremely cumbersome to keep having to change preferences before each new scan.

And truth be told I would prefer to use EasyFind instead with a boolean search as it requires less work and is far more efficient.

I'm still going to give this good stars because I enjoyed reading the Fairware blog and this software has great potential.

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Version 3.0.0
Hardcoded Software (Developer)
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Thanks for your review. If you think there's a bug in dupeGuru, please let me know about it ( support@hardcoded.net ). How big was your file? was it under 30KB? By default, dupeGuru ignores files under 30KB (it weeds out most of the "useless" results in a typical "home folder scan"). Disabling this option might make your scan work better.

I agree that having scanning options directly in the folder selection window might be better, I'll think about it.

Vilennon
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I think it misses duplicates sometimes b/c slight differences in file size which IMHO it's counting custom icon.

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Mastahype
Version 3.7.1
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jfdhenin
Version 3.7.1
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Yoshita
Version 3.7.1
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Badgerone
Version 3.6.0
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Tdubendorf
Version 3.1.0
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rosswinn
Version 3.0.1
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Date 20 Apr 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
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