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Duplicate File Finder :: News
March 6, 2006 Released a beta version of build There is still some coding that needs to be completed for build and it will probably take another week to finish the coding and testing the application before the final version of build is released.
February 22, 2006 Windows 95 / 98 / 98 SE users please read this post. With all reported bugs/problems out of the way I'll add a few requested features in the next build ( Changes coming in the next version:
  • User interface enhancements (thanks to Nologic for improving the user interface).
  • An option to use either binary compare or CRC-32 (current) when checking for content based duplicate files as requested by Ed.
  • More file details (such as owner, creation date, etc) for duplicate files found (with option to hide unwanted details).
  • Right click option in search results to "Mark All Files in This Folder and Sub-Folders" as suggested by Rogrey in this thread.
  • An option to remove empty folders or "near empty folders" after deleting duplicate files as suggested by Anno & Nologic in this thread.
  • New folder treeview with "My Documents", "Network Neighborhood", etc visible as suggested by Nologic & DrPizza in this thread.
  • Option to mark/unmark files that apply to only one extension group as suggested by Anno in this thread.
  • Option to sort columns in search results as suggested by LangtonBen in this thread.
There are still a few remaining requests which will come in a future build (build
February 20, 2006 Version released. Details about this update are posted in this post.
February 19, 2006 Made some changes to the DFF web site and the forum. Also made sure that the e-mail addresses entered during user registration are secure and not visible to anyone to protect everyone's privacy. Also, working on couple of bugs that are reported with DFF. After those bugs are fixed there will be some user interface enhancements (thanks to Nologic for designing the new UI). More details will be posted about it next week.
February 14, 2006 Version released. Details about this update are posted in this post.
February 2, 2006 Version released. Details about this update are posted in this post.
January 31, 2006 Version released. Details about this release is posted in this post.
January 27, 2006 After several requests I have added the requested features and fixed the reported bugs. Please see my post on the message board regarding this. I appreciate everyone's responses except for all the spammers (referring to the old forums). There is a new forum for Duplicate File Finder. Only registered members can post in the new forum (this has been done to avoid spam). Anyone can view the forum but only registered members are allowed to post or reply to existing posts. In addition, only registered members are allowed create new threads.

Upon requests from many users of duplicate file finder the next version will have "fuzzy" search and also to locate possible duplicate MP3 files. This version should be available for download at the end of February. Fuzzy search will just match file names that are "close" to each other. You will be given an option on what percentage to match etc. MP3 comparison is done by fuzzy matching on artist and song title (read from ID3v1 and ID3v2 tags). If the ID3 tag information is not found then the file name is used. More on this later.

Please post any suggestions / comments in the Duplicate File Finder Forum. Thank you.

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