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Allows to free a lot of space on your hard drive without deleting any files!

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Duplicate & Same Files Searcher (Duplicate Searcher) is an application for searching duplicate files (clones) and NTFS hard links as well symbolic links to the same file. It searches duplicate file contents regardless of file name (true byte-to-byte comparison is used). This application allows not only to delete duplicate files or to move them to another location, but to replace duplicates with NTFS hard links or symbolic links as well (unique!).

This application was developed because I haven’t find any similar application which allows to operate NTFS-links.

A NTFS hard link is the file system representation of a file by which more than one path can refer a single file in the same volume. NTFS hard links allow several files to share the same space on the disk (the same file). For example, several applications can use NTFS-links to the same version of the library instead using different copies of the library files. If several hard links point to the one file, deleting of any hard links doesn't cause deleting of the file and freeing disk space until the last hard link to the file will be deleted.



  • Fast search engine (byte-to-byte comparison and hard/symbolic link detection algorithm are used).

  • Detailed visualisation of duplicate files, NTFS hard links, junction points and symbolic links.

  • Shows fragmentation of files

  • Shows compressed NTFS files in color.

  • Manual and filtered selection files to delete, move or replace with NTFS hard links.

  • Allows to move and delete files.

  • Allows to replace files with NTFS hard links.

  • Allows to replace files with NTFS symbolic links.

  • New version 6 supports hard- and symbolic links on EXT2/EXT3/EXT4 volumes (tested only with volumes mounted with Ext2Fsd-driver for Windows )

  • Allows to compress files on NTFS volumes.

  • Allows selecting disks and folders to scan.

  • Supports long paths (path longer than 260 characters).

  • Allows to save/load results.

  • Supports alternate NTFS-streams.

  • Supports for checking NTFS-permissions compatibility for the files being replaced by hard links.

  • Supports ignoring differences in MP3-files metadata (ID3-tags) and comparing the music MP3-content only (experimental).

  • Free for non-commercial use. ( Donations to support a further development are welcome! ;) )

System requirements:

OS: Windows XP / Server 2003 / Vista / Server 2008 (only versions up to 5.2.*),
Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10,  32- and 64-bit

If you use Windows 7Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2+ must be installed in order to use Duplicate & Same Files Searcher. Windows 10 should have already installed Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8.

Languages: English, Russian, Belorussian, Ukrainian, Italian, Polish, German, French (translated by Colok), Japanese, Chinese (Simplified).

Free Download Duplicate & Same Files Searcher!

Latest version of Duplicate & Same Files Searcher: 6.0.3 ( June 09, 2020 )

Version Type Size System support Link Downloads
Total (Last 24h)
6.0.3 Portable package (zip) 1,019 KB Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 Download 4130 (102)
Installer (exe) 1,285 KB Download 4403 (111)
Checked for viruses with Kaspersky Internet Security 2019.
See also VirusTotal results for Portable package  and Installer.

Last version for Windows XP

5.2.7 Portable package (zip) 757 KB Windows XP - 10 Download 182290 (70)
Installer (exe) 1,130 KB Download 163445 (78)

Previous versions

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To thank:

If you find Duplicate Searcher useful, you can thank author and support future development by donating.
I would be greate if you could appreciate my work by a donation from $5 or €5, but of course any amount is nice as well.
It could help me to continue the further development and keep the application free.
To donate, click on the Paypal Donate or Yandex.Money Donate button below.
Thank you for you cooperation!.
Please note that donations to Duplicate Searcher are not tax-deductible for income tax purposes.



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