Easy Duplicate File Finder v2.4

Midas on 5 Mar 2015

Easy Duplicate File Finder helps you find and remove duplicate files on your PC. It finds true duplicates by content (instead of file name and size alone). You can scan multiple folders/drives at the same time, and the search can be restricted by using a scan mask and/or specifying a size condition. Lists of duplicates can be exported to HTML.

Note: 2.4 appears to be the last free version.

System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch EasyDuplicate.exe.
What's new?
  • Added: Option to exclude unwanted folders from the search
  • Added: Option to avoid scan of Recycle Bin
Also see additions in version 2.3 (released Dec 15, 2009):
  • Added: Option to scan network drives
  • Added: Option to exclude file types from the search
  • Added: Option to enable/disable subdirectory scanning
  • Fixed: Work in Vista and Windows 7 under a normal user (non Administrator)
  • Fixed: a bug with scanning of resembling folders ("Directory name bug")
  • Fixed: a few minor bugs
  • Fixed: Ignore multiple errors, for example, when application is unable to delete a bunch of files

47 comments on Easy Duplicate File Finder  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Sammy 2007-07-27 06:33

Seems to work very well finding duplicates and relatively fast also.

Chris 2007-07-27 07:42

I'm such a packrat... and this software proves it! :)

Psytechnic 2007-07-29 20:36

This is quite an interesting application in that the people who will be using it the most will probably be people with bloadted movie/music/porn archives...

Still, I downloaded, used and recommend it... It's like a single matchstick, you never know when you'll need it, and when you do need it, you'll need it bad...

Local 2007-08-09 06:33

A nice clean GUI and very easy to use.

I still find myself gravitating towards clonespy though.
Although this does have quite a few advantages over it.

I suggest if you have lots of picture files or have found clonespy useful in the past to give this a test run.

But remember that movie and music duplicates encoded in even slightly different ways will not be picked up as identical

Lele 2007-10-19 15:27

This software is perfect, even if it seems no more updated, he has more features and completly portable: http://www.clonespy.com/?Download

mbirth 2007-10-22 01:34

For freeing up some space on the main drive, you could use something like http://www.sentex.net/~mwandel/finddupe/ which will hardlink duplicates so that a file exists in all locations but occupies space on disk only once.

Perfectus 2007-10-22 06:25

Lele, CloneSpy is a good software, but it doesn't support unicode. So CloneSpy is useless for japanese, chinese and arab users. Easy duplicate finder supports unicode filenames.

a 2007-12-06 08:24

very useful duplicate finder, cleaned up a vast amount of duplicate pictures with it, yay!

nmout 2008-05-17 09:15

it is not freeware

Samuel 2008-05-18 03:31

I prefer DoubleKiller
it's portable and it allows u to delete the first copies or the last copies.

Malkovich 2008-05-19 21:43

nmout: Yes, it is freeware!

Samuel: Easy Duplicate Finder also allows you to delete the first copies or the last copies and have many other options.

Kermode 2008-06-18 19:46

Well it works, but its a terrible interface.

jkl; 2008-08-20 12:19

I am not sure that this a portable application, when i installed it showed up in my registry

cab 2008-12-21 04:51

Very good program. I found it very useful and faster than I could think! Useful when you recover files deleted accidentaly!

Alildevil 2008-12-27 15:27

Well, the old version 1.9 was freeware, but the 6 different versions after that havwe been shareware. And yes this one v 3.3 also asks you to register if you want to delete more than 20 duplicate files per day. I do not think nill have more than 20 things to delete once system si cleaned up nice, so it will suite my purpose as is.

Rick 2009-03-03 07:58

The latest version removes support for network drives. Not good.

Allan 2009-10-25 23:19

Very poor and slow application.
You can try this FREE tool that was recently featured on PCMagazine and ZDNet:
http://www.mindgems.com/products/Fast-Duplicate-File-Finder/Fast-Duplicate-File-Finder-About.htm - Fast Duplicate File Finder
Fast Duplicate File Finder will help you find fast all duplicate files in a folder and its sub folders.
The applications will compare the content of your files so it will find duplicates even if they are using different file names.
It uses fast binary comparison algorithm and has internal preview supporting a lot of image, video, music and text file formats.

Nick 2009-12-16 02:01

@Allan, Fast Duplicate File Finder is not portable:
HKCU\user\current\Software\MindGems\Fast Duplicate File Finder

portable soft tester 2009-12-17 11:59

Why you are complaining so much all of you? The program does its job quite good.I haven't had a single problem with it.Also the interface is VERY user friendly in my opinion.Even a newbie can get what's going on.

Tester 2010-01-07 05:42

This program not portable anymore, save setting at.
Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Easy Duplicate Finder\EasyDuplicate.ini

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infimum 2010-02-21 13:13

Gone shareware?

Dan 2010-03-10 09:58

Not freeware

Gmacri 2010-03-12 00:14

Yes, now not Freeware, and not low price

portableFREEWARE? 2010-03-25 01:21

...10 duplicates or pay?
not freeware....

FM Manager 2010-04-01 14:21

This should be removed from database or last portable freeware version posted. This is now rubbish.

Jade Will 2010-04-06 06:27

I use a tool to remove duplicate files like images, songs and files etc, using a tool called duplicate Finder from Ashisoft, is it tool perform the same work as this tool works on my PC.

Find Here: http://www.ashisoft.com

degtez 2010-04-09 17:56

Does any one have the last free portable version?

Jeff 2010-04-15 15:01
Bonfiglio111 2010-05-06 11:58

Great tool to remove duplicates from the drives called duplicate File finder.


Sam McNiel 2010-05-23 02:26

NOT Freeware. Should be removed from this site.

Onesimus Prime 2010-05-28 22:59
grannyGeek 2010-06-04 04:48

@ Onesimus Prime, but when you click it, you get message "There is a newer version available", and it links you to the pay version on the Easy Duplicate Finder website.

donald 2010-06-14 02:13

Please note Onesimus Prime's link to Softpedia worked for me.

I clicked the first mirror, the US mirror.

I got a functional 2.4

Also note that the last two links list version 1.44 which are for older PCs.

donald 2010-06-14 02:18

As the download link in the application listing is currently for the non free 3.004 which is at best a form of cripleware/registerware I will update to the know working link.

erdraug 2010-08-11 21:03

I'm having trouble adding chinese-encoded directories into the scan list :_( Are we sure this supports Unicode?

Netverse at Yahoo 2011-02-12 08:36

I have Easy Duplicate Finder v2.4.1 on my computer. I believe you can download it here.

Easy Duplicate Finder 2.4.1 winAddons.com
Jan 4, 2010 ... Export list of duplicates to HTML document or to TXT file - Full Unicode support. Easy Duplicate Finder 2.4.1 ...
www.winaddons.com/easy-duplicate-finder-241/ -

* License Freeware
* Date Added 21 January, 2009
* Category Utilities / File & Disk Management
* Filesize 655.0 KB
* Author Easy Duplicate File Finder
Now this isn't too bad below, It's only AD Supported. I believe it may be fully functional. The last time I looked, it was a 30 day trial.
So if AD supported doesn't bother you, then go here.


Category: EasyDuplicateFinder.com
Ad-supported / USD 29.95 buy button
4.2 MB / Windows 2K / XP / Vista / Vista64 / 7 / 7 x64
Easy Duplicate Finder

a 2011-02-12 23:10

meh. payware now, it was bound to happen. i guess because most people are idiots they had to make an installer for it too.

makram 2011-03-06 22:49

i've been using this program since 2 years now.... clean all my pcs / laptops, home and work.... 6 in total. performed cleaning after 2 recoveries, use it to clean my external HDD, and still using it till this day.
It is portable, it is freeware, and it RULES.... FAST EASY and RELIABLE..... stop complaining about it


NickR 2012-01-06 19:20

Note on V2.4.1 as found above - Thanks to 'Netverse at Yahoo'
V2.4.1 seems ok but I cant find any difference from v240 except;
It will initialise parameters from the local .ini file OK,
but will always attempt to write the .ini file back to the user profile,
which some may feel strongly about :-)
Has anyone noticed any other changes between the two versions?


abc 2012-01-15 20:07

The download link that points to the Softpedia website no longer has v2.4

@Kirinis: That's what I found too, but sadly it's v2.2.4 and buggy.

There seems to be a fare s


abc 2012-01-15 20:14

Maybe we could link here instead: http://www.lupopensuite.com/db/easyduplicatefinder.htm (only reputable link I could find)


alan7654 2012-07-06 19:57

I confirm that this link gives good portable version 2.4

I totally detest as thoroughly non-portable
This insists upon adding its own Start Menu folder with 4 links from the system to itself,
and adds itself to "Programs and Features" as an item that can be uninstalled.
It may well use the registry - I just have not inspected that because what I have seen so far is horrendous.


lindadorsey 2013-07-29 23:50

This tool is no longer free.
A better free alternative can be found here: http://www.mindgems.com


__philippe 2013-07-30 10:10

Alternative: also consider Nirsoft tiny (130k) file search classic :



webfork 2014-10-04 22:57

appsicum and keving326 are both spam


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