Yet Another Duplicate File Remover1.0.0
Yet Another Duplicate File Remover (YADF) is an application designed to find and remove duplicate files from your computer to free up space.
Simple setup and wizard UI
The installation procedure is fast and the only notable aspect about it is that it needs .NET Framework installed. It's wrapped in a wizard interface, where you have to follow a few steps to carry out a task quickly.
You can build the scan scope by filling it with any number of drives and directories, as well as by indicating any exclusions (the Windows directory is included by default).
Customize duplicate search options
Yet Another Duplicate File Remover is capable of searching only for particular types of files, so you can create an inclusion or exclusion list with images, music, videos, archives, or anything else.
The search results can be further narrowed down by restricting the file size and date of creation, last modification or last access. Just like in the previous step, these filters can be added as inclusions or exclusions.
In the following step you can start the scanning procedure and wait for the program to finish the job. It identifies files as duplicates by comparing their hashes, which are unique identifiers.
View search results and move or delete duplicates
On task completion, YADF automatically groups the files and lets you easily spot them by color. You can check out the full path, type, size, hash and group number for each file, as well as find out the number of total duplicates, groups and amount of wasted space.
Numerous options become available by opening the right-click menu, enabling you to examine file properties, make custom or smart selections (all duplicates except for the original file), and send items to the Recycle Bin or move them to a custom folder. The results list can be saved to file for closer examination.
Evaluation and conclusion
The tool didn't hog system resources in our tests, running on low CPU and RAM. It carried out scan jobs in reasonable time without hanging, crashing or prompting error dialogs.
In conclusion, Yet Another Duplicate File Remover seems to have everything it takes to find and remove duplicate files from the computer, thanks to its rich and approachable configuration settings.