Free Duplicate Finder by Cleverfiles

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Megan Woodss, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Megan Woodss macrumors newbie

    Megan Woodss

    Feb 8, 2012
    Hello! My name is Megan Woods.
    As a representative of CleverFiles Team I want to introduce our new app - Duplicate File Finder & Remover (available on App Store for absolutely free).

    Our professional duplicate cleaner for macOS makes the menial task of finding wasted storage space simple by locating duplicate files for you and giving you the option to automatically or manually delete the unwanted ones. Give it a try, it's free!

    Here's what our free Duplicate File Finder & Remover can do:
    * find duplicates on the whole drive, scan a single folder or multiple locations - fast and secure
    * batch auto-select duplicates with one click
    * let you choose how you want your duplicates removed
    * preview your duplicates before tossing them away
    * create symlinks for deleted duplicates to keep apps dependent on those files running
    * keep configurable exclusion lists
    * let you search duplicates

    If you have any questions, I will be happy to answer them

  2. Partron22, Feb 16, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2017

    Partron22 macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2011
    Duplicates found by checksums, by file names or by some other method?
    Can we get into invisible file territory with the App?
    What about all those normally protected folders?
    I see you can set it to opt out or in to folders, including dev, bin, usr, System and the like.
    That's nice.
    I pointed it at half a terabyte of books and unreconciled iTunes libraries (~130,000 files). It took maybe 25 minutes. That's fast. Looks like it must be some checksum variant, so there shouldn't be many misses.
    I found over 1100 dups, which is about what I'd expect given the mess I currently have on that disk.
    Some dups are easy to get rid of.
    The iTunes duplicates, I'll have to think about a bit. Playing with that music file structure might cause pain.

    Looks like a pretty good effort overall, especially if you don't stress test it, like I just did.
    I think I'll point it at my boot drive next. That should be a lot simpler.
  3. Megan Woodss thread starter macrumors newbie

    Megan Woodss

    Feb 8, 2012
    Thanks for your message. That requires too much access to your system to comply with the App Store’s requirements. Unfortunately, it's impossible with the AppStore version. But, it's possible within Disk Drill (free feature):
  4. damien48 macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2017
    This looks like an interesting work. Thank you for such an informative article.

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