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Changelog for Duplicate & Same Files Searcher

Version 5.2.2 from 2019 October 17
  • Fixed Windows 10 specific issue - 0 "Size on the disk" for some system files in the WindowsApps folder.
Version 5.2.1 from 2019 October 8
  • Fixed several found issues, caused crashes.
Version 5.2 from 2019 September 1
  • Added new button "Show only groups containing selected files" on the side toolbar.
  • Added displaying of current disk read speed during file comparison.
  • Fixed a couple of unhandled exceptions that could cause crashes.
  • Minor performance improvement.
Version from 2019 August 14
  • Updated Polish translation.
Version 5.1.9 from 2019 August 13
  • Fixed crash by scanning files in network folders.
  • Fixed crash by scanning mp3-files with unusual ID3v2 tags when the option "Ignore ID3-tag differences for MP3 files" is enabled.
  • Fixed (or better to say got around) the reported error by opening system Save File Dialog on some systems (the most probably some system components are missing there).
  • Columns width and order are now saved and restored then program restarts.
  • Added possibility to select and deselect files starting from parent folders of the highlighted file.
  • Added Chinese (Simplified) translation.
Version 5.1.8 skipped, didn't pass tests

Version 5.1.7 from 2019 August 09
  • Fixed another critical bug: the app freezes when user clicks click the "Start search" button if the previous search was in network folders.
Version 5.1.6 from 2019 August 08
  • Fixed several bugs leading to crashes of the application.
  • Thanks to the people who sent me the reports!
  • Fixed functionality "Ignore ID3-tag differences for MP3 files". It finds much more MP3 files now with differences in ID3 tags only.
Version 5.1.5 from 2019 July 23
  • Found and fixed two problems that sometimes led to occasional program crashes in some circumstances.
  • One problem is a bug in the .Net Framework. Thanks to the people who sent me the reports!
  • This version should still run under Windows XP. ;-)
Version 5.1.4 from 2019 July 15
  • Fixed bug: "Move files" operation didn't work.
  • Search settings are now saved automatically even if the Search dialog was closed by Cancel button or Esc.
  • Dll-files repacked into one .exe-file to decrease files count for portable version.
Version 5.1.3 from 2019 June 10
  • Decreased CPU load by scanning large amount of files.
  • Fixed unhandled exception if added network path isn't available anymore.
  • Fixed bug with limiting symlinks count for registered users.
Version 5.1.2 from 2019 April 21
  • Fixed broken search in network folders.
Version 5.1.1 from 2019 April 08
  • Fixed: freed up space summary was incorrectly cleared by some UI operations.
  • Updated French translation. Thanks to Colok!
  • Attention Windows XP users: this version is likely to be the latest, compiled for .NET 4.0, and therefore supports Windows XP.
  • I plan to build new versions with support for new technologies and features of .NET 4.6.2+ (and .NET Core 3.0) which are not supported in WinXP. But in case of finding critical errors in this version, the bug fixes of this version for .NET 4.0 will be made.
Version 5.1.0 from 2019 April 02
  • Fixed a bug with the inability to filter files from the list by name, which appeared in the previous version.
  • Fixed several minor bugs.
  • Added the ability to sort within groups by file names, folders, number of fragments, hard links and file modification date.
  • Added display of extended statistics on found duplicates, free disk space and the number of deleted and replaced files in the status bar.
  • Added the ability to specify the path to search for files as a text list of paths.
  • Added ability to copy to the clipboard the path of the file folders.
  • Increased speed rendering of the list of duplicate files.
  • Several commands were renamed.

Version 5.0.3 from 2019 February 15
  • Hotfix: fixed crash by search file names via "Find in List…".
  • Added: German language.
Version 5.0.1 from 2018 December 01
  • Updated a tooltip.
Version 5.0 from 2018 November 18
  • Added support for file symbolic links (search, display and creation).
  • Fixed several found issues and bugs.
  • Several performance improvments. In some complicated cases (e.g. by comparing many files of the same size) the search can be several times faster!
Version 4.3 from 2016 April 29
  • Fixed bug - search didn't work on 32-bit Windows versions.
Version 4.2 from 2016 April 20
  • Added support for patterns in file name and file path filters of result grid. You can use the list of patterns separated by '|' (or ';'), for example: 'DSC*.JPG | IMG*.JPG' etc.
  • Added the new option to skip NTFS-compression for incompressible and poorly compressible files when you use 'Compress' command. It reduces file fragmentation on HDDs and wearing on SSDs.
Version 4.1.1 from 2016 February 15
  • Fixed bug: option "Automatically Check For Updates" does not work in versions 4.0 and 4.1.
  • The NTFS-compression operation ignores small files (up to 4 KB).
  • Fixed rare crash
Version 4.1.0 from 2016 February 05
  • Significantly improved hard links comparing performance.
  • Implemented Windows Explorer context menu integration (only by installation, not supported in portable version). The search of duplicate files can be started from Windows Explorer context menu on selected folders or discs.
  • Added support of the new optional command-line parameters:
  • s "Path1;[Path2;][Path3;]": search file duplicates in paths separated by ';'.
  • Example: DuplicateSearcer.exe -s "D:\Photos1;D:\Photos2;"
  • profile "": select profile name to be used for search started from command line.
  • If the parameter is missing or given profile name doesn't exist, settings from default profile "Default" will be used. Example: DuplicateSearcer.exe -s "D:\Photos1;D:\Photos2;" -profile "Photos".
Version 4.0.0 from 2015 December 15
  • Developed to target the Microsoft .NET Framework 4. It means better performance and no need to install .Net 3.5 on Win 10 and Win 8.1.
  • Added support of user-defined profiles to search files by different criteria.
  • Added filters row in the result list to filter files by different criteria.
  • Fixed several found small issues.
  • Portable version saves settings in the application's subfolder now.
  • "Start As Administrator" is disabled by default.
Version 3.0.1 from 2015 March 01
  • Fixed several minor UI bugs.
Version 3.0.0 from 2015 January 12
  • Fixed several small bugs.
  • Added preview of image files in hits on mouse hover.
  • Added displaying of extendended properties of media files in hits on mouse hover.
  • Added some new commands to select files.
Version 2.2.6 from 2014 May 20
  • Added new search option "Search only for duplicates with the same file names".
  • Fixed bug: the operation "Move Files To Specified Folder" didn't work properly.
Version 2.2.3 from 2014 January 31
  • Added possibility to increase the font size.
  • Minor improvement.
Version 2.2.1 from 2013 October 19
  • Fixed bug: Include/Exclude wildcards did not always work corretly by the file search.
Version 2.2.0 from 2013 October 01
  • Added logging for successfully completed file operations.
  • Added option to delete empty folders after file deletion.
  • Added French translation.
Version 2.1.3 from 2013 July 27
  • Fixed bug: error message by expanding disc C: in the "Select folders to scan" window.
  • I'm very sorry if you encountered it!
Version 2.1.2 from 2013 July 16
  • Fixed bug: file list was not updated after files were deleted to Recycle Bin.
  • Added: Duplicate Searcher prevents delete operation if all files were checked for deletion.
Version 2.1.1 from 2013 June 26
  • Minor update.
Version 2.1.0 from 2013 March 06
  • Implemented feature: you can add network folders and use them to scan for duplicates.
  • Implemented the new version-history and update dialog.
  • Fixed casual crash by clicking on "Send Feedback or Bug Report" menu item if The Bat! app is installed.
Version 2.0.3 from 2013 January 28
  • Resolved problem: dialog "Incompatible file permissions" was being opened and updated very slowly in some cases.
  • Status window is now shown by loading result files when file information is being updated.
  • The sizes of the found and checked files in status bar display the real disc space used by files (not just the sums of file sizes as it was before).
Version 2.0.2 from 2013 January 11
  • Added: Polish language.
Version 2.0.2 from 2012 December 02
  • Improved files loading/updating speed when loading scanning results from the file.
  • Added support for loading result files via command line and Drag&Drop.
Version 2.0.1 from 2012 November 25
  • Added the long path support. The DS application can now correctly get access to files and folders with the path longer than 260 characters.
  • Added the support of Save/Load results command.
  • Improved Windows 8 support.
  • Added support for alternate NTFS-streams by comparing file contents.
  • Improved the performance of processing and comparing of the small files.
  • Added some new check/uncheck commands.
  • Added some tooltips with detailed command descriptions.
  • Added support for checking NTFS-permissions compatibility for the files being replaced by hard links.
  • Added experimental option to ignore differences in MP3-files metadata (ID3-tags) and compare the music content only. This option allows to find MP3-files with identical music content, but different ID3-tags.
  • Fixed some small bugs.
  • May be added some new ones. :)
Version from 2010 September 30
  • Fixed small resizing problem in "Select folders to scan" dialog.
Version 1.6.5 from 2010 September 19
  • Fixed bug: checkbox "Hide files if path contains symbolic link" did not work correctly in
  • version
  • Text "Reparsed path" was replaced with "Real path" to be more understandable for users.
Version 1.6.4 from 2010 August 24
  • Fixed some small bugs.
Version 1.6.3 from 2010 June 09
  • Added: Italian language.
Version 1.6.3 from 2010 February 06
  • Fixed small bug: the option "Automatically Check For Updates" was always on after the restart of the application.
  • Added: the application requests administrator rights on Windows Vista and Windows 7.
Version 1.6.2 from 2009 December 01
  • Fixed bug: the application hangs when user presses "Check All" in "Find in List" dialog.
  • Added: Windows 7 taskbar extensions support.
  • Some minor fixes.
Version 1.6.1 from 2009 November 16
  • Fixed: link controls were not updated by checking files from "Find in List" dialog.
Version 1.6 from 2009 November 15
  • Fixed: some small bugs.
  • Added: new commands:
  • "Exclude Checked Files From the List",
  • "Check All Files in This Folder",
  • "Uncheck All Files in This Folder",
  • "Find in List".
  • Added: buttons to hide optical, removable and network drives in folder tree.
Version 1.5.1 from 2009 October 25
  • Fixed: commands "Collapse All" and "Expand All" did not work in version 1.5.
  • Added: Japanese language.
Version 1.5 from 2009 October 10
  • Fixed: the application did not work on Win64 systems.
  • Fixed: significantly improved performance and decreased memory consumption of application by work with the huge list of found files.
  • Added: the application automatically updates result list, when files were deleted or modified by external applications.
  • Fixed: some small bugs.
Version 1.4.3 from 2009 July 02
  • Added: context menu commands "Check All" and "Uncheck All" to select folder dialog.
  • Added: new command "Uncheck Other NTFS-links If Any Is Unchecked". This command allow to make unchecked the whole group of hard and soft NTFS-links to the file in order to use this file as a target for new hard links.
  • Fixed: a crush when user clicks "Hide groups without real duplicates" checkbox and empty list must be shown.
  • Improved: result list scroll speed.
Version 1.4.2 from 2009 May 04
  • Fixed: some small interface-related bugs.
Version 1.4.1 from 2009 April 17
  • Added: shortcuts for commands.
  • Added: new search option "Search only NTFS-links to the same files".
Version 1.4 from 2009 March 8
  • Added: progress window to indicate process of deleting, replacing with hard links and detaching hard links.
  • Added: application can now automatically check for updates.
  • Some internal code improvements.
Version 1.3.1 from 2009 January 10
  • Added possibility to rename files via editing filename directly in grid.
  • Now application automatically saves/restores the position of the main window on close/open.
Version 1.3.0 from 2008 December 22
  • Renamed to "Duplicate and Same Files Searcher".
  • Added possibility to compress files on NTFS volumes.
  • Compressed files on NTFS volumes are displayed in blue color.
  • "Size on disk" is now displayed in "Size" column.
  • Fixed incorrect sorting by file name in result list.
Version 1.2.1 from 2008 November 13
  • Added: sorting mode in descending and ascending order was implemented for "Size" column.
  • Descending order is default for scanning and result sorting now.
Version 1.2.0 from 2008 October 21
  • Added: now user can enter "Include" and "Exclude" masks for scanning files.
  • Added: progress bar to indicate scan process.
  • Added: new operation "Detach Hard Links".
  • Added: if replaced files are in use by another process, they will be deleted automatically on the next reboot.
  • Fixed problem: operations for checked files did not proceed if group was collapsed.
  • Fixed some interface issues.
  • Fixed some minor internal bugs.
  • Speed was improved.
  • Memory consumption was decreased.
Version 1.1.0 from 2008 September 04
  • Added: new search option "Skip files, which don't occupy disk space (resident files)".
  • Added: new search option "Skip symbolic links (directory junctions)".
  • Added: search options are now saved and restored automatically on program exit/start.
  • Added: possibility to copy file paths to clipboard.
  • Performance of filling grid operation was increased.
Version 1.0.8 from 2008 August 14
  • Fixed some spelling mistakes.
  • Fixed some interface issues.
Version 1.0.7 from 2008 July 18
  • Added: hint string in the status bar.
Version 1.0.6 from 2008 July 16
  • Some changes in the interface.
  • Fixed some small interface problems.
  • Added: now the number of file fragments on the disk is shown.
Version 1.0.1 from 2008 March 10
  • First release.

Tags: Duplicate Searcher,duplicate file finder, duplicate file remover, clone remover, clone finder, find duplicate files, remove duplicate files, find and remove clones, create hard links;

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