Making the most of your disk space with the Duplicate Files Deleter
Are you the kind of guy who likes to download movies and mp3s? A movie stored in standard CD format is about 700 megabytes in size but a high definition DVD movie can be twice as large. If the average movie buff downloads one movie a day with an average file size of 700 megabytes and has 700 gigabytes to spare for a Movies folder, it would take him or her about 3 years to have that 700 gigabytes filled up. High definition movies would fill up that space twice as fast and before you know it, you’re now sorting through your downloaded files and deciding on what to keep and what not to keep. It’s not always an easy decision and it’s sometimes a risky thing to do especially when in the future you realized you unwittingly deleted an important file…and now you can’t get it back. Then recently you’ve been noticing that your computer is running slow and you have that constant popup telling you that you are low on disk space.
There is a software product that suits your file management needs. The “Duplicate Files Deleter” does exactly what the name says: It deletes duplicate files. If you have thousands of folders to sort through and you don’t have the time to click and look at each one, Duplicate Files Deleter automates that task for you. This software program has a unique MD5 search engine that identifies files with duplicate content such as two mp3s that are exactly the same track but under different file names. It also has a tool called “Checksum Calculator”. The Duplicate Files Deleter can scan hidden files and folders and has support for byte by byte and SHA-1 algorithms. It has the capability of scanning USB flash drives and other portable storage media. In essence the software scans your computer like how antivirus software would look for computer viruses and malware, but of course the functionality is different. Note that the Duplicate Files Deleter is not an antivirus or security software and it was not designed to work like one.
The software can be used not only for home based desktop and laptop computers but it can be used and customized for the enterprise platform. The Duplicate Files Deleter is network enabled so it can be used on network drives and corporate intranets. Network administrators who are used to looking at things using a command line interface will be happy to know that Duplicate Files Deleter has exactly that feature. The Duplicate Files delete creates a detailed “Integrated Duplicate File Scan Summary Report” that can be exported in a variety of formats such as XML, HTML and CSV. This reporting feature makes it easier to identify and locate the duplicate files as well as analyze trends in file management. You can make a quick preview and comparison to check if two or more files are indeed duplicate copies. The software can also be used as a security tool to analyze possible breach in data security when secure information is copied and stored unto “secret” locations. The Duplicate Files Deleter can be made to run on schedule and has support for batching.
Computer hard drives and portable storage media such as USB Flash drives have increased their capacity over the years. We started out with 512 megabyte flash drives. Now we have a 1 terabyte that was recently unveiled by Kingston. If you say “I got a 1 terabyte hard disk drive!” the reaction would be “Meh” or “sure you have” but having a 1 terabyte flash drive is sure to raise eye brows. However this product is not yet out on the market and is expected to sell at a whopping $3,400. That tag price doesn’t seem like it is worth your money so make do with what you have and manage your files wisely.
Businesses that require large amount of storage space and that require heavily on computers for their business to run smoothly but have limited budget to buy hard drives and storage media will benefit from the file management capabilities of the Duplicate Files Deleter. Companies don’t have to keep on buying new servers and invest in more hard disk drives and storage media; they just have to efficiently manage what they currently have.