Decloner
Decloner 1.5.5
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Decloner helps you find and eliminate duplicate files on your Mac. It uses SHA-1 algorithm to reliably determine if files are identical. Decloner has a simple straightforward user interface where you only need to choose where to scan, and Decloner will find duplicate files in those locations and all the subdirectories. You can scan multiple folders, iPhoto and Aperture libraries. Decloner then will show you the found duplicates and help get rid of them safely. Decloner never deletes anything permanently. All removed files are moved into the Trash so you can always restore them if you
What's New
Version 1.5.5:
  • Added Aperture and iPhoto workflow help
  • Fixed a memory leak
  • Fixed crash when staging files to Decloner Trash
  • Fixed crash when updating 'selected' status of displayed files
  • Fixed crash when starting to process files
  • Fixed crash when finishing processing files
  • Fixed crash when refreshing list of duplicates
  • Fixed crash when attempting to reveal Logs folder from Preferences
  • Fixed crash when deleting photos from iPhoto or Aperture
Version 1.5.5:
  • Added Aperture and iPhoto workflow help
  • Fixed a memory leak
  • Fixed crash when staging files to Decloner Trash
  • Fixed crash when updating 'selected' status of displayed files
  • Fixed crash when starting to process files
  • Fixed crash when finishing processing files
  • Fixed crash when refreshing list of duplicates
  • more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6.8 or later





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Mikael B reviewed on 19 Aug 2013
Unfortunately the algorithm Decloner uses doesn't seem to be very reliable. I tried with some variants of different audio samples that had been worked on and saved under new names and it tended to erroneously lump these together even though they are distinctly different in content. They do have same size and dates because they share the same origin, so maybe Decloner puts too much emphasis on meta-data.

Some of my duplicate mp3 tracks in iTunes it identified correctly, but I already have a specific itunes duplicate app for that.

I can't use this as my duplicates are in the thousands and looking trough and verifying them all after Decloner have selected these simply takes too much time.
[Version 1.5.5]


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Ompilf commented on 06 Sep 2012
I've been searching for (but have't found yet) an app that finds and shows duplicate folders (according to their content) separately. I probably have many folders containing the same files, but I'd like to identify those folders in the first place, instead of going through an endless list of all duplicate files within those folders.

Does this work with Decloner by any chance?

Or does anyone know an app with such a feature?

I'd very much appreciate any help or hints that could help me further ... thanks in advance!
[Version 1.5.1]

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James W. replied on 29 Oct 2012
As far as I know, Decloner can only identify file duplicates, not directories. There is a handy app from the list of a similar software, called Singlemizer. The latest Singlemizer version is capable of finding duplicate folders. It compares them on the basis of a nested files contents, not names. Try it yourself by downloading trial at singlemizerapp.com
Hope it helps!
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Ompilf replied on 29 Oct 2012
Hi James, thanks a lot. Sounds like this is actually what I was looking for. I'll give it a try soon ...
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nestsman commented on 05 Sep 2012
How do I remove a folder at the top of the app? I accidentally selected the Pictures folder instead of the iPhoto library. Also, will this work to find duplicate email messages?
[Version 1.5.1]


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Macvet22 reviewed on 06 Apr 2012
D/l v1.4 and does all it says and efficiently and very quickly compared to old utes I've tried to persevere with.
Functionally very good, yet to try on grand scale (>10GB multiple archives etc.) but should be on everyones list if you collect stuff.
Question is, higher value or better to get more users @ say 5-10$ per bang? A hobbled version of uses will only encourage piracy/ abuse issues I guess.
mv apr12
[Version 1.4]


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45zer0 reviewed on 06 May 2011
Wonderful little app! I downloaded Decloner for fun as it was 50% off on MUPromo to see how many duplicated files it could find on my hard drive. I knew I had severals but nothing alarming.

Well, Decloner found for about 15GB of duplicates! Sometimes, I could have 5 times the same file in different project folders. Lots of MP3s already in iTunes but still wandering around in various folders. Buying it was a no brainer!

It’s easy to use and pretty fast. You have Trash, Reveal in Finder and QuickLook buttons next to each file names, which is very handy.

It would be nice to be able to see the date of the files on the main interface (with size, count and total) instead of having to select each file to see it.

Being able to slide the size, count and total all the way to the right to see really long file names would be my second request.

But be aware: it fragmented my hard drive severly after I deleted much of those duplicated files. The drive was spinning constantly and everything was dead slow. TechTool Pro 5 arranged that perfectly tough.

So maybe get yourself TechTool or iDefrag if you have gigabytes of useless duplicates like me.
[Version 1.4]


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Creativeunit reviewed on 03 May 2011
Awesome product. Saved much space. I never give 5's on ratings, but this team gets it from me!
[Version 1.4]

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Pixelespresso (developer) replied on 03 May 2011
Thank you, much appreciated!
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xXAkumuXx reviewed on 31 Mar 2011
This is a great little app. It doesn't have all the ten thousand options like some of the other duplicate file finders do, but it seems to be more accurate with what it DOES find. Very simple, fast, and helps unclutter my computer. Thanks. :)
[Version 1.2]

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tcart replied on 12 Apr 2011
I second this review..its a good app for what it does and I'm getting my clutter sorted with no problems...
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Pecosbill commented on 05 Aug 2010
Version 1.2 is currently crashing on me while the scan runs but the dev has been very responsive in email. I'm thinking a fix won't be long. Alas, it does seem DeCloner is kind of slow but I like that it uses SHA1 to identify dupes. Very secure/trusted means.
[Version 1.2]


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Rob.h reviewed on 13 Jun 2010
Nice little app that does what it says on the can. Scanning is quite quick - took less than 30 seconds to scan a folder containing 43,500 photos (about 80Gb of data). Nice intuitive interface and easy to see what you're doing. The preview of the selected file at the bottom is a nice touch, plus you can see a larger preview if you want. Also I like the fact that you can move duplicates to a specific folder rather than delete them, just in case.

The website says it uses a cryptographic algorithm to compare files and it certainly found duplicates which had different names/dates.

Would be nice if it had the ability to compare two user specified folders, rather than just scanning a single location for duplicates, but that's easy enough to work around. Couple of bugs - the 'safe mode' setting seems to be reversed (when I tick Safe Mode it moves files to the Trash, but when I uncheck it, it then moves files to the safe folder??). Also, if you mistakenly delete a file outside of DeCloner (e.g. in Finder) and then try deleting it in DeCloner it hangs rather than just tell you the file is no longer there. However, on the whole I like it and will be buying it.
[Version 1.2]


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Leojones reviewed on 13 Apr 2010
This works really well. Nice interface and superfast searching. Recommended.
[Version 1.2]


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Roes rated on 29 Jul 2013

[Version 1.5.5]



Stormer313 rated on 22 Apr 2013

[Version 1.5.5]



Carel12 rated on 17 Apr 2013

[Version 1.5.5]



Jvawter rated on 21 Mar 2013

[Version 1.5.3]



Norm Dickinson rated on 04 Dec 2012

[Version 1.5.2]



+3

TomasDyo rated on 02 Nov 2012

[Version 1.5.2]



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Zx rated on 29 Oct 2012

[Version 1.5.2]



sonjaxn rated on 20 Sep 2012

[Version 1.5.1]



kjp rated on 12 Sep 2012

[Version 1.5.1]



ecf_in_md rated on 11 Sep 2012

[Version 1.5.1]


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Date:16 Apr 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $14.99
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Decloner helps you find and eliminate duplicate files on your Mac. It uses SHA-1 algorithm to reliably determine if files are identical. Decloner has a simple straightforward user interface where you only need to choose where to scan, and Decloner will find duplicate files in those locations and all the subdirectories. You can scan multiple folders, iPhoto and Aperture libraries. Decloner then will show you the found duplicates and help get rid of them safely. Decloner never deletes anything permanently. All removed files are moved into the Trash so you can always restore them if you change your mind. The unique virtual Decloner Trash acts as a staging area for the files you remove before they are actually deleted. When determining which files to delete, you can see their information and use QuickLook to examine the contents just like you would do it in Finder. You can define file name exclusion patterns, and ignore small files. Decloner can process large number of files on internal or external disk drives. For your convenience Decloner includes Sparkle auto-update feature.


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