dupeGuru
dupeGuru
4.0.3

4.5

dupeGuru free download for Mac
25 November 2016

A tool to find duplicate files on your computer.

Overview

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 you can change.
  • dupeGuru is safe. Its engine has been especially designed with safety in mind. Its reference directory system as well as its grouping system prevent you from deleting files you didn't mean to delete.
  • Do whatever you want with your duplicates. Not only can you delete duplicates files dupeGuru finds, but you can also move or copy them elsewhere. You can also easily weed the bad duplicates out, thanks to the Power Marker.

What's new in dupeGuru

Version 4.0.3:

Note: While the software is classified as freeware, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

  • Add new picture cache backend: shelve
  • Make shelve picture cache backend the active one on macOS to fix #394 more elegantly. [cocoa]
  • Remove Sparkle (auto-updates) due to technical limitations. [cocoa]
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27 Reviews of dupeGuru

1
Flash1296
11 September 2008
Version: 2.6

Most helpful

There are MUCH better choices to find duplicate files on your drives. The best include "TidyUp!" and "Spring Cleaning 10". My personal choice is "FileBuddy9" the only application that can search through invisible files and system files. Dupe Guru is virtually worthless. The current version took over an HOUR, as opposed to several minutes with the others listed above. To be avoided.
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5
Yoshita
31 July 2020
Version: 4.0.3
Not sure why, but after all these years, DupeGuru is still to most efficient when it comes to finding duplicate images. The more dissimilar the images are (size, colour, temperature, light etc.) the more this becomes true. Unfortunately, it's rather slow and can't handle larger numbers of images.
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5
klaryta2007
29 February 2020
Version: 4.0.3
A stunning app. You can delete multiple filles without any hustle. Very helpful!
(0)
5
gylgamesh5-1
13 January 2020
Version: 4.0.3
Fast deduplication on my NAS. Every other free app I tried crashed.
(1)
Aargl
22 December 2019
Version: 4.0.3
Looks like this great tool have been neglected for a while... :-( v4.0.3 that's linked here is ok (DL from the old dev) but I had a hard time opening the one from the new dev (which appears to be identical, in the end...) At the present time, there's a v4.0.4 but only for Windows and Linux...
(0)
4.5
melissavwes
14 May 2018
Version: 4.0.3
Amazing app! This helps me a lot!
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5
Dellu
13 May 2018
Version: 4.0.3
This app solved large number of problems for me. This is the best tool to find duplicates by their file names. Others do with checksum searches. For files stored outside of the Spotlight, none of them work.
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2
Tachy0n
22 October 2017
Version: 4.0.3
Although not the best interface for Pictures duplicate comparison — you have to use QuickLook — this has now totally stopped working for me on several pictures/movies folders. I just get a crash that I’m supposed to post to GitHub, but it’s already there. I get the feeling the develop is not working on fixing this daily. Time to move on perhaps. Anyone got any others they prefer?
(0)
5
pnoguchi
28 March 2017
Version: 4.0.3
I have just used this on Sierra 10.12.4 and it seems to work just fine. Pretty good for free!
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4
pnn314
22 September 2016
Version: 4.0.1
It does not work on macOS Sierra.
(1)
5
jompo
25 October 2015
Version: 3.9.1
Simple use. Just drag a folder in the window and dupeguru finds duplicates, even with not exactly the same names. It is then easy to eliminate the duplicates (or nearly duplicates) you want to remove, within the application. It shows the percentage of difference between files and their creation/modification date to simplify the choice for removing one of the two (or more) duplicate files. Great app !
(0)
2
ziad-four-zero
21 February 2015
Version: 3.9.0
i am using "DuplicateFilesDeleter". Its so awesome to find duplicate files on your system and delets the. its so easy and user friendly software.
(0)
2.5
Tabasko
04 January 2015
Version: 3.9.0
This is not a Freeware. This is only a trial version. You can use it only over 10 files !
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5
Vilennon
20 April 2014
Version: 3.9.0
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.
(0)
4
TechGuru
16 April 2014
Version: 3.8.0
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!
(0)
4
freshlesh
06 February 2014
Version: 3.8.0
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?
(0)
4
Forn
09 December 2013
Version: 3.8.0
Like it. Thank you
(0)
4
Bluepolo
16 August 2012
Version: 3.6.0
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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5
Mookzmom
26 August 2011
Version: 3.1.2
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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Badgerone
17 August 2011
Version: 3.1.0
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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5
Duarts
20 March 2011
Version: 3.0.2
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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3.5
Mookzmom
25 January 2011
Version: 3.0.0
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!
(1)
4.5
Barnyb
24 January 2011
Version: 3.0.0
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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Designg
03 January 2011
Version: 2.12.3
Correction Ok, so it was because I checked the 'I don't want to contribute' box that I was asked why. The only other option from memory was the 'make a donation box. I was not aware that I could continue without checking a box
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Designg
03 January 2011
Version: 2.12.3
After downloading this, a window popped up asking me to make a donation. I ticked the option which says something like ''no I do not want to make a donation now and stop bugging me'' another window popped up asking me to explain why I was not prepared to pay up now? This was my reply until it appeared that by sending it, this dude might somehow have access to my email address, as it was not the usual format I am used to and opted to play it safe. It is simply because I have only just downloaded your software to see if it works ok and that I am happy with it's performance after reading the reviews on MU. So, instead of trying it out, I am having to explain to you why I have not paid already, which I am not overly happy about. I'd suggest you give us an option such as '' You would like to try it first '' before considering making a donation, rather than make us tick a box that says like 'we don't want to pay you anything and want to use this for free' Not impressed with your style dude, so this is going in the bin
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4
normb
27 September 2010
Version: 2.12.0
I like this program. It is very easy to use, it has a very straightforward user interface, and it does the job easily and safely. When I first came across dupeGure I wasn't actually looking for something like it, but I knew I had a problem with heaps of duplicate files . . . what to do ?? They were taking up such a lot of room. An untidy mess even. I also knew about other software packages out there that seemed to do much the same thing, but I was never inspired to try them out even after giving them a cursory look over. Yet for some reason I decided to give a dupeGuru a trial. Well. the sky didn't fall on my head, and my confidence grew. I like being able to just focus on a single folder at a time, or a single drive, and to be able to sort on file size to maximise my investment in time on the one hand and to break the task up into manageable bite sizes, as the mood strikes. I don't have to deal with the whole task all in one go - just a bit at a time, when I have some time. And the price is very reasonable.
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1
Flash1296
11 September 2008
Version: 2.6
There are MUCH better choices to find duplicate files on your drives. The best include "TidyUp!" and "Spring Cleaning 10". My personal choice is "FileBuddy9" the only application that can search through invisible files and system files. Dupe Guru is virtually worthless. The current version took over an HOUR, as opposed to several minutes with the others listed above. To be avoided.
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Kevin-Traywick
02 January 2007
Version: 2.4.3
In addition to often crashing on startup, the demo version doesn't warn you that you can only mark 10 dupes to delete. I wasted half an hour marking files only to have it tell me I was screwed when I went to trash the marked files. That's frustrating!
(7)
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4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later

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