Wise Duplicate Finder - Editor's review
A duplicate file searcher that helps you get rid of matching content on your computer, providing various comparison modes and batch support
Duplicate files on your computer occupy disk space you might need to store something else so removing them periodically is a must. There is a multitude of applications out there that can help you in this regard. One of them is Wise Duplicate Finder.
Filter your search for duplicate files
This lightweight application can analyze the entire computer or just a specific folder, searching for files with similar or identical content. You can configure it to compare file names and file sizes, look for partial matches, or narrow the search results by only taking into consideration exact matches.
Additionally, there are more criteria in the 'Advanced Settings' window, such as the file type (images, audio or video files, documents, archives, and emails), the minimum or maximum file size, or files whose name contains user-defined keywords. Moreover, you can exclude entire directories from search or use Wise Duplicate Finder to look for zero-byte files.
Manage duplicates with ease and erase files you don't need
The application's findings are neatly displayed in a list, and each pair of files or groups of duplicates are colored differently, which helps you spot them easier. To help you get rid of dupes faster, Wise Duplicate Finder enables you to choose to keep one file in each duplicate group. Inverting the selection is also possible without you having to click each checkbox manually.
With just a few clicks, you can open the location of a file in Windows Explorer, check its properties, or delete the selected entries. By default, Wise Duplicate Finder is set to backup the files you delete in a specific location just in case you accidentally erase a file you need, but this option can be modified in the 'Settings' window.
With a few improvements, a good dupe finder
Wise Duplicate Finder does its job properly, assisting you in detecting dupe multimedia files, emails, or documents, and deleting them for good to free up storage space. Nevertheless, it would be great to have a preview function (or, why not, a built-in media player) for you to open a file before deleting it. Or at least allow the user to open a file using the default application directly from the right-click menu.