I received this press release the other day from Moleskinsoft:
Moleskinsoft today announces the release of version 2.3 of Moleskinsoft Clone Remover – an efficient utility designed to search for various duplicate files in your PC and delete unnecessary file copies. Moleskinsoft Clone Remover 2.3 finds duplicate files of different types, including music (mp3), image files, ZIP and RAR archives and others. The utility allows you to save time and efforts looking for similar files and deleting them. It will also help to free extra space on your PC and make it work faster. Recently one of the users of Moleskinsoft Clone Remover has informed us, that he managed to delete 150 GB of duplicate files! Isn’t that cool, or what?
Version 2.3 further expands the functionality of Moleskinsoft Clone Remover allowing user to discover and delete files of different types simultaneously, “all in one”, applying different methods of search for each type of files. Basically, Moleskinsoft Clone Remover employs five different ways to find duplicate files. First, the utility can find similar files with different names using search by content. For example, a file containing your photo may have different names and be located both in the “C:My picturesphotographies” and “D:Temporary files” folders. Then, search by mp3 tag is used for finding duplicate music files. This method is based on the fact that any mp3 file contains different information about the track. The utility compares tracks by artist, name, album, year, comment and genre. It can also compare several tags at a time. Search by properties method lets user find duplicate files by name and/or size. When the search for duplicate files is finished, the program will show a list of found files that can be deleted immediately. To make sure that the result is correct, it is possible to open the found files with some other program or view them with a built-in viewer. Besides that, duplicate pictures can be found with similar images method. It means that similar images are such images (jpg, bmp, png, psd and others) that differ in resolution. Or, they may have the same size, but one of the images has a small caption and the other does not. At last, Moleskinsoft Clone Remover searches for files with a zero size.
I haven’t tried the software, but it sounds promising. You can read more about Clone Remove and download a trial from the Moleskinsoft site.