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Archived Version History of Easy Duplicate Finder™

Version: — 2011

  • Added duplicate Outlook contact scan and merge functions.
  • Enhanced user interface.

Version: — 25 August 2011

  • Enhanced user interface.
  • Increased ease of use.

Version: — 21 July 2011

  • Internal Engineering Changes.

Version: — 17 July 2011

  • Internal Engineering Changes.

Version: — 5 July 2011

  • Modification to enhance screen scaling
  • Updates to installer
  • Improvements made to activation process

Version: — 29 June 2011

  • Added ability to select "Subfolders" in "Custom path" browser
  • New graphics
  • Windows XP compatibility enhancements
  • Enhanced ability to ignore XMP tags along with EXIF tags

Version: — 17 May 2011

  • Internal Engineering Changes.

Version: — 19 April 2011

  • Added progress indicator to display while moving or deleting emails.
  • Modified search function for Outlook email to always ignore "Deleted Items".

Version: — 14 April 2011

  • Added functionality to find duplicates in Microsoft Outlook.
  • Created tab layout for Settings menu.

Version: — 1 April 2011

  • Internal engineering change.

Version: — 18 January 2011

  • Added EXIF tags handling: option to include/exclude EXIF data from CRC or byte to byte comparison.

Version: — 20 December 2011

  • Added a Restore Defaults function for file masks

Version: — 12 December 2010

  • New Release! Wizard
  • Master Select Mode: Specify a folder or folders that will be used as 'Master' search criteria by which other files are compared. Master list files will be marked with a yellow Star icon, if you try to select any file with the star icon you will be warned and will have to specifically agree to allow it to be selected.
  • Wizard Mode: Added a Wizard to automate the duplicate file search process.
  • Auto Select
    • Multiple enhancements to consolidate selection criteria
    • Added functionality to mark specific files or folders as originals

Version: — 15 September 2010

  • Comparison support expanded up to 100,000 concurrent files

Version: — 23 July 2010

  • EDF is now ID3 Audio Tag Aware!
  • Search for duplicates based on audio tag descriptors such as: Song Title, Album Title, Artist Name, Genre, etc.
  • Manually select duplicates, or use AutoSelect by Bit Rate or other file characteristic
  • Codecs supported:
    • FLAC Files (*.flac)
    • MPEG Audio Files (*.mp3, *.mp2, *.mp3PRO)
    • OGG Files (*.ogg)
    • WAVE Files (*.wav)
    • Windows Media Audio Files (*.wma)
    • Real Audio Files (*.RA, *.RM)

Version: — 02 July 2010

  • Logging of file operations is now implemented for new IFileOperation API.
  • Filter logic modified, and enhanced.
  • Activity animation added, other enhancements to the interface.
  • Vista/Windows 7 shell file operations integration
  • Confirmation messages for "Clear Results" and "Clean the list from resolved duplicates" buttons
  • Changed dialog logos
  • Added animation while scan is in progress
  • File system redirection on 64 bit OS modified.
  • Overall performance improved
  • Preserve folder structure while moving files
  • Changes to FileOperation function while deleting/moving/renaming file
  • Export to CSV added
  • Export to HTML fixed to use UTF8 encoding (multilanguage support)
  • Added error logging for file delete/move operations
  • Added exception logging feature to EDF.
  • Search logic modified and enhanced, including search by filename.
  • Modification for font display issues.
  • New dialog boxes and graphics.
  • Activation function is improved.
  • QuickTips implemented.
  • Progress meter for moving/deleting files.
  • Protection for system critical files added.
  • "Include Hidden Objects" option modifications.
  • Temporary" attribute for folders modified.
  • User temp directory and Internet Cache folder logic modified.
  • Protect System Folders" option logic modified.

Version: 3.01.1 — 13 April 2010

  • Enhanced Comparison Methods.

Version: — 19 March 2010

  • New HDD verification control.

Version: — 18 March 2010

  • Internal engineering change.

Version: — 18 March 2010

  • Option to compare Filenames
  • Option to skip files in user temporary and Internet cache folders
  • Enhanced the User Interface for a cleaner and better ease of use.
  • Survey form is shown after uninstall
  • Registration URL is fixed
  • Internal engineering change.

Version: — 16 March 2010

  • Rename "Save As" button to "Browse"
  • Gather serial numbers from all installed hard drives and run in full (non-trial) mode if activation code does match with any of gathered serial numbers
  • Display file size in megabytes
  • Save/Load scan results (registered user only)
  • Stable sorting, take into account file path

Version: — 7 March 2010

  • Internal engineering change.

Version: — 9 March 2010

  • Internal engineering change.

Version: — 7 March 2010

  • Internal engineering change.

Version: — 4 March 2010

  • Activate by link feature added: EDF is not able to connect to website there will be no error message, instead it will open activation URL in browser.

Version: — 1 March 2010

  • "Activate by email" link provided in license activation screen
  • Support email link in about box, as well as "Activate by email" contains installation id for activation key generation
  • File size exclusion bug fixed, but really large files are not supported since GB selection is not yet provided.

Version: — 27 February 2010

  • Internal engineering change

Version: 3.0 — 19 February 2010

  • Increased the scanning speed for duplicate file detection.
  • Added search filters for photo, audio, video, productivity, and many other file types!
  • Enhanced the User Interface for a cleaner and better ease of use.
  • Added an Auto Selection feature to assist in choosing duplicate files automatically.
  • Added an automatic online Update feature.
  • Added ability to reset settings to factory defaults.
  • Enhanced the preferences Settings menu and its options.
  • Modified and improved the reporting functionality.
  • Added ability to exclude folders and drives during scanning, as well as the recycle bin.
  • Added new functionality to scan for duplicate files across any connected network.
  • Added the ability to more easily browse and select specific folders for scanning.
  • Added the ability to type in (or cut and paste) folder paths to be scanned.
  • Added new online Help, Tutorials and Support features
  • Added 64-bit support (Vista, Windows 7)

Version: 2.4 — 17 December 2009

  • 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 a couple of days ago)

Version: 2.3 — 15 December 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

Version: 2.2.1 — 19 December 2008

  • Fixed Incorrect colouring of dup.groups after using the option 'Clean the list from resolved duplicates'

Version: 2.2 — 28 November 2008

  • Added Picture Preview
  • Available from contextual menu

Version: 2.1 — 13 May 2008

  • New Option: Clean the list from resolved duplicates. Available from contextual menu.
  • Fixed Issue with selection of all files in directory

Version: 2.0 — 01 May 2008

  • New Option to select a file comparison mode.
    Now, in the program's settings, you can choose the way to compare files:
    • Full binary (byte-by-byte) comparison
    • CRC32 checksum + file size
  • New Drag & Drop Folder objects to "directories list" from Windows
  • Explorer and from Directory Tree
  • New Now you can define Multiple File Masks using handy mask editor
  • New Option to select all duplicates in branch of subdirectories
  • New Option to save/restore program's state
  • New Additional shortcut keys are added:
    • Ctrl + P - to view File properties
    • Ctrl + R - to Open selected file with associated program
    • Ctrl + O - to Open folder containing selected filer
    • Ctrl + S - to Select all duplicates in this folder
    • Ctrl + Shift + S - to Select all duplicates in branch of subdirectories
    • Ctrl + Backspace (instead of Shift + Backspace) - to Deselect all files
  • New Export list of duplicates to TXT file
  • New Max File Size option is added
  • Fixed Error "Invalid argument to date encode"
  • Fixed The program is now not blink when you checks/selects a file

Version: 1.5.1 — 21 November 2007

  • New feature: Export list of duplicates to HTML document

Version: 1.5 — 12 October 2007

  • Unicode support
  • New function: "Rename duplicate files with prefix/postfix"
  • New function: "Open file with associated program"

Version: 1.4.4 — 26 August 2007

  • Added shortcut keys to manage the duplicate files:
    • Space - to check/uncheck file
    • Del - to delete a current file (one)
    • Shift + Backspace - to uncheck (deselect) all files
      Use arrow-up and arrow-down keys to move from one record to another.
      All these keys works when the list of files is in focus (click on the list if it's not in focus)

Version: 1.4.3 — 23 August 2007

  • Skip files that are locked
  • Fixed errors with "Access violation.." on some systems

Version: 1.4.2 — 07 August 2007

  • Fixed a bug when a search determine that there are no duplicates

Version: 1.4 — 28 July 2007

  • Fixed "Select all duplicates in this folder" function - now it keeps one file of each Dup.Group
  • Added useful selection options:
    • Leave only oldest version in each Dup.Group
    • Leave only newest version in each Dup.Group
  • Selected file now remains selected after sorting
  • Added "Move files to Folder" function
  • Some changes in displaying of the number of duplicates. Now the number of original files is splitted from the number of duplicates
  • Displaying results after each operation (searching duplicates, deleting, moving to folder..)

Version: 1.3 — 18 June 2007

  • Added "Move files to Recycle Bin" option
  • Added a sort by columns feature
  • Added multiple selection with "Shift" key
  • File compare is now more faster
  • Fixed a bug when some folders doesn't appear in directory list

Version: 1.2 — 05 June 2007

  • "Select all copies" replaced with more useful function "Select all duplicates in this folder" (available via contextual menu)
  • Fixed a bug when some drives on some systems doesn't appear in "selection of directories/drives" section
  • Fixed a bug when the program is unable to find folders starting with "!"

Version: 1.1.1 — 02 June 2007

  • Fixed a bug when right buttons aren't available on systems where controls are resized
  • Fixed a type mistake in GUI form

Version: 1.1 — 30 May 2007

  • Online help is available
  • Added contextual menu with some functions
  • Added some scan options: protect system files, protect system folders etc.

Version: 1.0 — 23 May 2007

  • Initial version.

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  • OS: XP - 11
  • 32 bit or 64 bit
  • CPU: 400 MHz or higher
  • RAM: 128 MB or more
  • Hard Drive: 5 MB of free space


  • OS X 10.6 - Sonoma 14
  • 64-bit processor
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  • RAM: 1GB of memory
  • Hard Drive: 64MB of free space

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