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Wise Duplicate Finder 1.3.3.41

Quickly find unnecessary duplicated files across your system

by Chris Wiles

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesia, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese(Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 15 July 2019
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Developer: WiseCleaner.com
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Wise Duplicate Finder 1.3.3.41
Quickly find unnecessary duplicated files across your system

Just how many copies of the same file exist on your hard drive? While some people take great risks with their data, others end up creating backup after backup, or copying files here, there and everywhere, until multiple copies are left cluttering up their hard drive.

Duplicate file finders used to simply point out files with identical file names – it was then up to you to decide if the files really were the same and so one or more copies could be safely disposed of. But that runs its own risks, which is why today’s duplicate file-finding tools need to be really savvy when handling people's data.

Wise Duplicate Finder is one such tool that bends over backwards to be careful while giving you the opportunity to locate redundant files to clear up much-needed file space. Start by selecting your drives or folders and whether Duplicate Finder should scan all files or simply match those exactly (slow), partial match (fast) or similar. Depending on your choice, the scanning can take seconds or minutes, especially if you're scanning through more than one hard drive.

If you're seeking further control, click "Advanced" and you can also choose the filetypes you want to search for or those you want to eliminate from your search. You can also choose specific keywords to add to your search.

It then performs a scan of your selected drives for the files you wish to root out. You can sort the results by filename, last modified date, and finally size. Sadly there's no MD5 checksum scanning – the equivalent of a file’s unique fingerprint – which would ensure the risk of finding non-duplicate files incredibly slim.

Once the scan completes, you’ll be presented with a list of files. Tick those you wish to remove and delete them permanently. We'd double-check that you really want to delete the selected files as there's no way of either archiving files or recovering accidentally deleted files. There is a general backup/restore function, however.

What's new in 1.3.3.41 (see changelog for more)?

- Improved custom exclusion.
- Added the feature of modifying license key.
- Updated various translations.
- Minor bug fixes.

Verdict:

Excellent if a little basic duplicate file scanner and removal tool. Needs a little more functionality and control over how you delete duplicate files (in case recovery is required).

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Windows 10 November 2019 Update ISO (build 1909)

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This is the latest version of Windows May 2019 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

November 2019 Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO will give you build 1090 which is the November 2019 Update.

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