Erase those duplicate files and gain space on your drive with the help of this easy to use, lightweight and portable application
What's new in Portable Duplicate Files Search & Link 8.0.4:Significantly improved performance when comparing thousands of small files of the same size. Fixed problem with incorrect window scaling in .NET 5 version (DuplicateSearcherCore.exe) when selecting text scale of 150% or higher on Windows 10. Fixed problem with long-term "freezing" of the user interface after moving a very large amount of files to another disk. Added a 32-bit version of DuplicateSearcherCore.exe for the .NET 5 platform (DuplicateSearcherCore.x86.exe), to run on 32-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 versions.
This is the portable version of Duplicate Files Search & Link - a program designed to help you locate and delete file duplicates, in order to clear some space on the hard drive. It can be handled by both first-time and skilled users.
Since installation is not required, you can store Duplicate Files Search & Link on a USB flash drive or similar external device, save it to any computer and directly run its executable file. What's more important is the fact that the Windows Registry is not updated with new entries, and no leftover files can be found on the hard drive after program removal.
The interface of the application is user-friendly. So, you can immediately start a search by establishing the target drive.
Experienced users are free to tinker with several configuration settings. For instance, you can include and exclude file types, set the minimum and maximum file size, look only for NTFS-links to the same files, as well as make the app ignore ID3 tags differences (in case of MP3s) and to skip symbolic links.
Once the scanning operation is done, you can view the original files and their duplicates grouped together, along with their location, size, date and number of fragments. Simply select which items you want to get rid off and let Duplicate Files Search & Link take care of the rest.
In addition, you can save the results to file for further processing, use a search function within the results list, hide groups without the real duplicates, switch to a different language for the GUI, and make Duplicate Files Search & Link automatically check for updates online.
The straightforward software program runs on a moderate amount of CPU and system memory while looking for files, has a good response time, and quickly finishes a scan job (depending on the size of your hard drive) without freezing, crashing or popping up error dialogs. Unfortunately, there is no help file available, although Duplicate Files Search & Link's features can be seamlessly figured out, thanks to its intuitive layout.
Portable Duplicate Files Search & Link was reviewed by Elena Opris