AWARDED MACWORLD 'MAC GEM' - The Best Duplicate Finder For Mac!
Duplicate Detective is the most comprehensive duplicate finder for your Mac. It quickly scans your hard drive to find all the duplicate files and folders on your Mac. You can then selectively choose which duplicates to delete and consequently free up precious space on your hard drive.
CRISP & CLEAN INTERFACE:
• Intuitive and easy to navigate
• Retina-ready graphics
• Scan individual or multiple folders in one go
• Drag and drop support to add folders before scanning
ROBUST SEARCH ENGINE:
• Files compared via our advanced SHA-1 hash checksum algorithm
• Super fast and accurate duplicate detection algorithms
• Locate duplicate images, audio, archives, entire folders and more
• Support for Photos and iPhoto Libraries
• Support for external hard drives and network volumes
• Blacklist certain folders to ensure they are never scanned
FILTERING & REMOVAL:
• Filter and sort duplicates depending on their type/size/name/age, etc
• Quick Look support by hitting the spacebar over any duplicate file/folder
• One-click auto selection/deselection of all duplicates for your ease
• Double-check verification screen before deleting duplicates
• Option to enable alias creation to replace duplicates with shortcuts
• By default, duplicates are moved to your Trash, allowing for easy and safe recovery
We've worked hard to make Duplicate Detective as simple and efficient as possible for you to use. We would love to hear your thoughts via email and make any improvements to future versions of this app. We intend to have an active development cycle powered by your feedback and support!!
- Bug fixes
- Updated app screenshots
Great, but needs PAUSE feature
When you drag your entire hard drive (Macintosh HD) atop the app, it can take a while to not just go through the files but then do the HASH work after that. Sometimes you may need to Pause that job so you can allow it to work later, yet there is no pause feature. If it had a Pause feature, I would have given it 5 stars because it is a great app otherwise.
Really solid product
I bought this not expecting to find many dupes. In fact, I had ~3500 dupes and cleaning them all up saved me several gigabytes of disk space. The UI is intuitive and while the hashes are being calculated, the "we're still alive" messages that get displayed are both useful and fun. The only thing that might make it better would be to be able to pause it; otherwise, it's as good as it gets.
Time and space saver
Thanks to this app, I was able to free up 51gb of space on my MacBook Pro. Seamless operation and very user friendly. Saved hours of manual deletion. Thank you so much.