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Langley, BC (PRWEB) February 13, 2013
MindGems Inc., the developer of Folder Size, Duplicate Image Finder, Duplicate MP3 Finder and other PC maintenance and optimization software, has released a new version of its famous product - Fast Duplicate File Finder.
"Our developer worked hard in order to make sure that all our tools are ready for the recent official release of Windows 8," says MindGems' PR representative Linda Thompson. "I am glad to announce that all our tools are now compatible with Windows 8.Our users can switch to the new operating system and buy a new PC knowing that they can install their favorite tools right away."
In addition to the Windows 8 compatibility, the free version of Fast Duplicate File Finder is packed with new features and fixes. The tool is well-known for its accurate and fast performance and the fact that it does not rely on file names and sizes only to identify duplicates. Nevertheless, there are situations when a search for similar and duplicate file names is necessary and optimized search by file name is the major new feature in the new release. The tool can now find files with exact or similar names. The threshold of similarity can be controlled by specifying a similarity percentage in the program settings. Finding similar names can easily reveal multiple versions of a file, as only too often users name and rename them with dates or version numbers, or append a word to the end of the file name. For example, “My CV1.doc”, “My CV2013.doc”, “My CV-updated.doc” can be duplicates.
While the free version of the duplicate file finder provides features for finding exact file duplicates and searches for similar and exact file names, Fast Duplicate File Finder Pro offers an option to find files with similar content. This handy feature can identify multiple revisions of the same documents in seconds. Improvements in the Pro version also include an advanced filtering module that allows to narrow down the search to certain file types or folders based on location, file extension, date, time and other parameters. Options to help automation and control the application via the command line are also included. The results can be exported to CSV and XML file formats for additional analysis or use in a third party tool.
Comparing "Source" and "Target" folders by excluding the items in the "Source" folders from the auto-check feature is something that the PRO version can take care of as well.. Auto-check is a mechanism for selecting duplicate copies of the files based on various properties while keeping at least one file as original in every group of duplicates.
Fast Duplicate File Finder uses advanced algorithms in order to complete the scans quickly without compromising the accuracy of the results. While the disk cleanup tool can utilize all the cores available in modern systems to complete the tasks as quickly as possible, there is an option in the settings that lets disk cleanup work in the background, so that the program's activity doesn't disturb or interfere with the user's activity in any way.
The free version of Fast Duplicate File Finder is available for download from the company's website. The Professional version can be purchased for $39.95 and includes free updates and support. Promotional discounts are often available through the publisher's website, Blog and Newsletter. Volume discounts are also available and are applied immediately upon checkout.
The free version of Fast Duplicate File Finder is included in the PCWorld Windows CD that comes with this month's issue of the PCWorld Magazine.
Fast Duplicate File Finder was named the best duplicate file finder by the major software magazines and websites.
Founded in 2001, MindGems Inc. provides market-leading shareware and freeware products for home and business use. The products range from free disk management and maintenance tools like Folder Size and Fast Duplicate File Finder to corporate tools like Visual Similarity Duplicate Image finder that is used by stock photography websites and healthcare applications.
MindGems' tools are used by more than a million users around the globe and are reviewed and published on all major software websites and magazines including ZDNet, CNet, PCWorld and PCMagazine. The company’s products come preinstalled on several brands of desktop and laptop computers.