Version History of DuplicateFinder

Current version:

  • Windows 8 support
  • Update Live Preview
  • New feature to clear all 'dead' links in iTunes
  • Fix date format in settings
  • Changed view of statistic information
  • Add MP4 to Video Files when scan with Wizard
  • Add possibility to create new folder when move duplicates
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Update installation
  • Issue with deleting a destination folder during the undo process is fixed.
  • Speed up of Scanning process
  • Memory usage optimization
  • Preview of files duplicates
  • Grouping files into categories based on their type
  • Graphical view of scan results
  • Support of Mail databases on Mac OS
  • “Undo” feature: all actions with duplicates can be undone
  • Clipboard activation
  • Windows Media Library synchronization
  • Added option to select duplicates, which were created by “copy” procedures (ex.  “file.jpg”, “file(1).jpg” and “file(copy1).jpg” )
  • GUI changes
  • The Resolve Duplicates Assistant can now help users decide what to do with detected duplicate files suggesting the best ways to remove them.
  • New Scanning Engine: more speed, less resource consumption
  • Duplicate List enhancements: Search and Filter are added to context Menu
  • Supporting of Outlook Express emails and contacts
  • Supporting of Outlook 2007-2010 contacts and emails
  • iTunes library synchronization: Control libraries of media files in iTunes for Windows and MacOS
  • Music duplicates search has been improved
  • Symbolic link support for Win7/Vista and Mac OS X
  • Multiple UI improvements
  • Minor fixes
  • Hotfixes


  1. Added duplicate Outlook contact scan and merge functions.
  2. Enhanced user interface.

Version 25-AUG-2011

  1. Enhanced user interface.
  2. Increased ease of use.

Version 21-JUL-2011

  1. Internal Engineering Changes.

Version 17-JUL-2011

  1. Internal Engineering Changes.

Version 5-JUL-2011

  1. Modification to enhance screen scaling
  2. Updates to installer
  3. Improvements made to activation process

Version 29-JUN-2011

  1. Added ability to select “Subfolders” in “Custom path” browser
  2. New graphics
  3. Windows XP compatibility enhancements
  4. Enhanced ability to ignore XMP tags along with EXIF tags

Version 17-MAY-2011

  1. Internal Engineering Changes.

Version 19-APR-2011

  1. Added progress indicator to display while moving or deleting emails.
  2. Modified search function for Outlook email to always ignore "Deleted Items".

Version 14-APR-2011

  1. Added functionality to find duplicates in Microsoft Outlook.
  2. Created tab layout for Settings menu.

Version 1-APR-2011

  1. Internal engineering change.

Version 18-JAN-2011

  1. Added EXIF tags handling: option to include/exclude EXIF data from CRC or byte
    to byte comparison.

Version 20-DEC-2011

  1. Added a Restore Defaults function for file masks

Version 12-Dec-2010

New Release! Wizard

  1. Master Select Mode:Specify a folder or folders that will be used as 'Master' search criteria by which other files are compared. Master list files will be marked with a yellow Star icon, if you try to select any file with the star icon you will be warned and will have to specifically agree to allow it to be selected.
  2. Wizard Mode: Added a Wizard to automate the duplicate file search process.
  3. Auto Select
    * Multiple enhancements to consolidate selection criteria
    * Added functionality to mark specific files or folders as originals.

Version 15-Sept-2010

  1. Comparison support expanded up to 100,000 concurrent files

Version 23-July-2010

  1. EDF is now ID3 Audio Tag Aware!
  2. Search for duplicates based on audio tag descriptors such as: Song Title, Album Title,
    Artist Name, Genre, etc.
  3. Manually select duplicates, or use AutoSelect by Bit Rate or other file characteristic
  4. Codecs supported:
    • FLAC Files (*.flac)
    • MPEG Audio Files (*.mp3, *.mp2, *.mp3PRO)
    • OGG Files (*.ogg)
    • WAVE Files (*.wav)
    • Windows Media Audio Files (*.wma)
    • Real Audio Files (*.RA, *.RM )

Version 02-July-2010

  1. Logging of file operations is now implemented for new IFileOperation API.
  2. Filter logic modified, and enhanced.
  3. Activity animation added, other enhancements to the interface.
  4. Vista/Windows 7 shell file operations integration
  5. Confirmation messages for "Clear Results" and "Clean the list from resolved duplicates" buttons
  6. Changed dialog logos
  7. Added animation while scan is in progress
  8. File system redirection on 64 bit OS modified.
  9. Overall performance improved
  10. Preserve folder structure while moving files
  11. Changes to FileOperation function while deleting/moving/renaming file
  12. Export to CSV added
  13. Export to HTML fixed to use UTF8 encoding (multilanguage support)
  14. Added error logging for file delete/move operations
  15. Added exception logging feature to EDF.
  16. Search logic modified and enhanced, including search by filename.
  17. Modification for font display issues.
  18. New dialog boxes and graphics.
  19. Activation function is improved.
  20. QuickTips implemented.
  21. Progress meter for moving/deleting files.
  22. Protection for system critical files added.
  23. "Include Hidden Objects" option modifications.
  24. Temporary" attribute for folders modified.
  25. User temp directory and Internet Cache folder logic modified.
  26. Protect System Folders" option logic modified.

Version 3.01.1 13-Apr-2010

  1. Enhanced Comparison Methods.

Version 19-Mar-2010

  1. New HDD verification control.

Version 18-Mar-2010

  1. Internal engineering change.

Version 18-Mar-2010

  1. Option to compare Filenames
  2. Option to skip files in user temporary and Internet cache folders
  3. Enhanced the User Interface for a cleaner and better ease of use.
  4. Survey form is shown after uninstall
  5. Registration URL is fixed to be

Version 18-Mar-2010

  1. Internal engineering change.

Version 16-Mar-2010

  1. Rename "Save As" button to "Browse"
  2. Gather serial numbers from all installed hard drives and run in full (non-trial) mode if activation code does match with any of gathered serial numbers
  3. Display file size in megabytes
  4. Save/Load scan results (registered user only)
  5. Stable sorting, take into account file path

Version 7-Mar-2010

  1. Internal engineering change.

Version 9-Mar-2010

  1. Internal engineering change.

Version 7-Mar-2010

  1. Internal engineering change.

Version 4-Mar-2010

  1. Activate by link feature added: EDF is not able to connect to website there will be no error message,
    instead it will open activation URL in browser.

Version 1-Mar-2010

  1. "Activate by email" link provided in license activation screen
  2. Support email link in about box, as well as "Activate by email" contains installation id for activation key generation
  3. File size exclusion bug fixed, but really large files are not supported since GB selection is not yet provided.

Version 27-Feb-2010

  1. Internal engineering change

Version 26-Feb-2010

  1. Internal engineering change

Version 25-Feb-2010

  1. Internal engineering change

Version 24-Feb-2010

  1. Internal engineering change

Version 23-Feb-2010

  1. Internal engineering change

Version 22-Feb-2010

  1. Internal engineering change

Version 3.0 19-Feb-2010

  1. Increased the scanning speed for duplicate file detection.
  2. Added search filters for photo, audio, video, productivity, and many other file types!
  3. Enhanced the User Interface for a cleaner and better ease of use.
  4. Added an Auto Selection feature to assist in choosing duplicate files automatically.
  5. Added an automatic online Update feature.
  6. Added ability to reset settings to factory defaults.
  7. Enhanced the preferences Settings menu and its options.
  8. Modified and improved the reporting functionality.
  9. Added ability to exclude folders and drives during scanning, as well as the recycle bin.
  10. Added new functionality to scan for duplicate files across any connected network.
  11. Added the ability to more easily browse and select specific folders for scanning.
  12. Added the ability to type in (or cut and paste) folder paths to be scanned.
  13. Added new online Help, Tutorials and Support features
  14. Added 64-bit support (Vista, Windows 7)

Archived Versions 1.0 – 2.4 May-2007 until Dec-2009