dupeGuru
dupeGuru 3.8.0
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A tool to find duplicate files on your computer.   Free
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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
What's New
Version 3.8.0:
  • Disable symlink/hardlink deletion option when not relevant.
  • Make Cmd+A select all folders in the Folder Selection dialog.
  • Make non-numeric delta comparison case insensitive.
  • Fix surrogate-related UnicodeEncodeError on CSV export.
  • Fixed crash on Dupe Count sorting with Delta + Dupes Only.
  • Improved documentation.
  • Important internal refactorings.
  • Removed the fairware dialog (More Info).
Version 3.8.0:
  • Disable symlink/hardlink deletion option when not relevant.
  • Make Cmd+A select all folders in the Folder Selection dialog.
  • Make non-numeric delta comparison case insensitive.
  • Fix surrogate-related UnicodeEncodeError on CSV export.
  • Fixed crash on Dupe Count sorting with Delta + Dupes Only.
  • Improved documentation.
  • more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later





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stevej3257 reviewed on 16 Apr 2014
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!
[Version 3.8.0]


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freshlesh reviewed on 06 Feb 2014
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?
[Version 3.8.0]


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+88

Forn reviewed on 09 Dec 2013
Like it. Thank you
[Version 3.8.0]


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+18

Bluepolo reviewed on 16 Aug 2012
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.
[Version 3.6.0]

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Cattus-Thraex replied on 21 Aug 2013
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.
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Mookzmom reviewed on 26 Aug 2011
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!
[Version 3.1.2]


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Badgerone commented on 16 Aug 2011
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.
[Version 3.1.0]

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Hardcoded Software (developer) replied on 27 Sep 2011
This new 3.2.0 release has a font size setting.
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Duarts reviewed on 20 Mar 2011
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.
[Version 3.0.2]

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Duarts replied on 20 Mar 2011
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...
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Mookzmom reviewed on 25 Jan 2011
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!
[Version 3.0.0]


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Barnyb reviewed on 24 Jan 2011
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.
[Version 3.0.0]

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Hardcoded Software (developer) replied on 25 Jan 2011
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.
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Designg commented on 03 Jan 2011
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
[Version 2.12.3]

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Designg replied on 03 Jan 2011
Yeah I see what you mean about the note at the bottom.
It didn't appear until I clicked on 'more' at the bottom of the description.

I don't think MU are doing you a favor by having it out of view initially.
Even worse is saying 'Free' It should read 'Free/Fairware or just 'Fairware' with an explanation on the page describing what this is
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+4

Mastahype rated on 23 Oct 2013

[Version 3.7.1]



jfdhenin rated on 10 Oct 2013

[Version 3.7.1]



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Yoshita rated on 04 Sep 2013

[Version 3.7.1]



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Badgerone rated on 08 Aug 2012

[Version 3.6.0]



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Tdubendorf rated on 06 Jul 2011

[Version 3.1.0]



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rosswinn rated on 01 Mar 2011

[Version 3.0.1]



Danica rated on 29 Jan 2011

[Version 3.0.1]


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Version Downloads:2,696
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:08 Dec 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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 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.

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


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