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Archived Version History of Easy Duplicate Finder™


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

Version — 25-AUG-2011

  1. Enhanced user interface.
  2. Increased ease of use.

Version — 21-JUL-2011

  1. Internal Engineering Changes.

Version — 17-JUL-2011

  1. Internal Engineering Changes.

Version — 5-JUL-2011

  1. Modification to enhance screen scaling
  2. Updates to installer
  3. Improvements made to activation process

Version — 29-JUN-2011

  1. Added ability to select “Subfolders” in “Custom path” browser
  2. New graphics
  3. Windows XP compatibility enhancements
  4. Enhanced ability to ignore XMP tags along with EXIF tags

Version — 17-MAY-2011

  1. Internal Engineering Changes.

Version — 19-APR-2011

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

Version — 14-APR-2011

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

Version — 1-APR-2011

  1. Internal engineering change.

Version — 18-JAN-2011

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

Version — 20-DEC-2011

  1. Added a Restore Defaults function for file masks

Version — 12-Dec-2010

New Release! Wizard

  1. 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.
  2. Wizard Mode: Added a Wizard to automate the duplicate file search process.
  3. Auto Select
    * Multiple enhancements to consolidate selection criteria
    * Added functionality to mark specific files or folders as originals.

Version — 15-Sept-2010

  1. Comparison support expanded up to 100,000 concurrent files

Version — 23-July-2010

  1. EDF is now ID3 Audio Tag Aware!
  2. Search for duplicates based on audio tag descriptors such as: Song Title, Album Title,
    Artist Name, Genre, etc.
  3. Manually select duplicates, or use AutoSelect by Bit Rate or other file characteristic
  4. 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

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

Version 3.01.1 — 13-Apr-2010

  1. Enhanced Comparison Methods.

Version — 19-Mar-2010

  1. New HDD verification control.

Version — 18-Mar-2010

  1. Internal engineering change.

Version — 18-Mar-2010

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

Version — 16-Mar-2010

  1. Rename "Save As" button to "Browse"
  2. 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
  3. Display file size in megabytes
  4. Save/Load scan results (registered user only)
  5. Stable sorting, take into account file path

Version — 7-Mar-2010

  1. Internal engineering change.

Version — 9-Mar-2010

  1. Internal engineering change.

Version — 7-Mar-2010

  1. Internal engineering change.

Version — 4-Mar-2010

  1. 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-Mar-2010

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

Version — 27-Feb-2010

  1. Internal engineering change

Version 3.0 — 19-Feb-2010

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

Version 2.4 — 17-Dec-2009

  1. Added: Option to exclude unwanted folders from the search
  2. Added: Option to avoid scan of Recycle Bin
  3. Also: see additions in version 2.3 (released a couple of days ago)

Version 2.3 — 15-Dec-2009

  1. Added: Option to scan network drives
    Finally, it's back!
  2. Added: Option to exclude file types from the search
    Requested by many users
  3. Added: Option to enable/disable subdirectory scanning
    Requested by many users
  4. Fixed: Work in Vista and Windows 7 under a normal user (non Administrator)
    Thanks to Andy and other users
  5. Fixed: a bug with scanning of resembling folders ("Directory name bug")
    Thanks to Ady Cuatroum and J
  6. Fixed: a few minor bugs
    Thanks to J
  7. Fixed: Ignore multiple errors, for example, when application is unable to delete a bunch of files
    Thanks to Johny Why

Version 2.2.1 — 19-Dec-2008

  1. Fixed: Incorrect colouring of dup.groups after using the option 'Clean the list from resolved duplicates'
    Thanks to Antoine Bajard

Version 2.2 — 28-Nov-2008

  1. Added: Picture Preview
    Available from contextual menu.

Version 2.1 — 13-May-2008

  1. New: Option: Clean the list from resolved duplicates
    Available from contextual menu.
    Requested by Max Alberti
  2. Fixed: Issue with selection of all files in directory
    Thanks to Max Alberti

Version 2.0 — 01-May-2008

  1. 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
  2. New: Drag & Drop Folder objects to "directories list" from Windows Explorer and from Directory Tree
    Requested by sdi wu (don't know real name)
  3. New: Now you can define Multiple File Masks using handy mask editor
    Requested by Jean-Frederic Loiseau and Kieran Mullen
  4. New: Option to select all duplicates in branch of subdirectories
    Requested by Martin Pokorny
  5. New: Option to save/restore program's state
    Requested by Tony
  6. 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
      Requested by Chris Horton
  7. New: Export list of duplicates to TXT file
    Requested by Raden Kurniawan and Fabrice Laborie
  8. New: Max File Size option is added
  9. Fixed: Error "Invalid argument to date encode"
    Thanks to all users who reported about this problem
  10. Fixed: The program is now not blink when you checks/selects a file
    Thanks to Mike for reporting

Version 1.5.1 — 21-Nov-2007

  1. New feature: Export list of duplicates to HTML document
    Many people asked this feature. Thanks to all!

Version 1.5 — 12-Oct-2007

  1. Unicode support
    Wow, can't believe: I did it!
    Japanese, Chinese and other users, You are welcome!
    Thanks to JC for helping in testing
  2. New function: "Rename duplicate files with prefix/postfix"
    It's the safest way to test which files are truly safe to delete
    Thanks to Jamez for suggestion
  3. New function: "Open file with associated program"

Version 1.4.4 — 26-August-2007

  1. 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)
      Requested by Carl J Nesset

Version 1.4.3 — 23-August-2007

  1. Skip files that are locked
    Thanks to Jeff Leyser for reporting and testing
  2. Fixed errors with "Access violation.." on some systems
    Thanks to Craig Utley, Nikhil Karkare for reporting and testing

Version 1.4.2 — 07-August-2007

  1. Fixed a bug when a search determine that there are no duplicates
    Thanks to Frank Lin for reporting and testing

Version 1.4 — 28-July-2007

  1. Fixed "Select all duplicates in this folder" function - now it keeps one file of each Dup.Group
    Thanks to Mario W. and others for reporting
  2. Added useful selection options:
    • Leave only oldest version in each Dup.Group
    • Leave only newest version in each Dup.Group
      Thanks to Beso I. Parlagashvili for idea
  3. Selected file now remains selected after sorting
    Thanks to David J Hughes for suggestion
  4. Added "Move files to Folder" function
    Thanks to Jamez for suggestion and explanation
  5. Some changes in displaying of the number of duplicates.
    Now the number of original files is splitted from the number of duplicates
    Thanks to Beso I. Parlagashvili for suggestion
  6. Displaying results after each operation (searching duplicates, deleting, moving to folder..)
    Thanks to Ravindra Chandrashekhar for suggestion

Version 1.3 — 18-June-2007

  1. Added "Move files to Recycle Bin" option
  2. Added a sort by columns feature
  3. Added multiple selection with "Shift" key
  4. File compare is now more faster
  5. Fixed a bug with deletion of some files
    Thanks to Sahab for reporting and testing
  6. Fixed a bug when some folders doesn't appear in directory list
    Thanks to Oleg K. for reporting and testing

Version 1.2 — 05-June-2007

  1. "Select all copies" replaced with more useful function "Select all duplicates in this folder" (available via contextual menu)
    Thanks to Bill Finigan for idea
  2. Fixed a bug when some drives on some systems doesn't appear in "selection of directories/drives" section
    Thanks to W.A. van der Lugt for reporting
  3. Fixed a bug when the program is unable to find folders starting with "!"
    Thanks to Massimo (Italy) for reporting

Version 1.1.1 — 02-June-2007

  1. Fixed a bug when right buttons aren't available on systems where controls are resized
    Thanks to Robin & Cheryl Browne for reporting
  2. Fixed a type mistake in GUI form
    Thanks to Michael Heath for reporting

Version 1.1 — 30-May-2007

  1. Online help is available
  2. Added contextual menu with some functions
  3. 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 / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
  • 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 - 10.14.2 Mojave
  • 64-bit processor
  • A Mac with an Intel processor
  • RAM: 1GB of memory
  • Hard Drive: 64MB of free space

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