Free Duplicate File Finder software for Windows 10/8/7

Duplicate files are a problem, as you do not know which one contains the most current content. In case of collaborating, you may miss out on changes your co-worker did to the document if you open the wrong one. The worst case scenario may be that you and your colleagues do not know about duplicates and you all work on different versions of the file.

Though there are junk cleaners such as the Comodo System Cleaner and CCleaner, they fail to recognize and fix the problem of duplicate files. Hence you need dedicated software that can search and remove and merge duplicate file.

Free Duplicate File Finder software for Windows

This article talks about three such free software which will help you find and delete or remove duplicate files in Windows 10/8/7.


As evident by the name, DoubleKiller finds and removes duplicate files from your computer. The software from Big Bang Enterprises is available in two editions. One is free to use and you have to pay for the other edition. Of course, the paid edition does more work but you can get good results with the help of freeware too.

The software uses methods including hash comparison to compare files. The software is easy to use and hence I placed it at the first position.


Known popularly as the dupeGuru Music Edition, the latest version of dupeGuru adds music files comparison to the feature set.

In addition to removing duplicate files with similar filenames, it also has the capability to search within files – especially MP3s – to know if they are similar even in case the filenames are different. It presents you with the search results allowing you to select which one to keep and which one to discard.


WinMerge is a cross platform software that is works cross platform. The same software can be used on both Windows and Linux. You need not install the software so you can launch it directly from your pen drive – if you wish so. The search and merge feature helps you retain the mix of all the duplicate files having almost similar content. The GUI of WinMerge is good and makes it easy to locate similarities among different files. WinMerge will display visual differences & merge files & folders in Windows.

Auslogics Duplicate File Finder

This freeware from the stables of Auslogics will help you to find and remove useless duplicate files, stored on your Windows PC.


  • Finds identical pictures, documents and any other files
  • Compares files not only by names, but by their content
  • Can significantly increase free space on your disk
  • Helps you to organize your media collections
  • Reduces time needed to defragment your hard drive


NoClone is another free software which uses real-time byte-to-byte comparison to detect duplicate files regardless of their file names. You can limit the search to specific file types (images, programs etc.) as well as by size, date and location.

The free edition of NoClone restricts itself to 300,000 files in a single session.

Other similar freeware in this category are, CloneSpy, Glary Duplicate Cleaner, Duplicate File Eraser and DupScout. If you need to find duplicate images, try Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder.

This list of freeware to remove duplicate files is based on my own experience. If you have any favorites, please let us know.

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Arun Kumar is a Microsoft MVP alumnus, obsessed with technology, especially the Internet. He deals with the multimedia content needs of training and corporate houses. Follow him on Twitter @PowercutIN


  1. guest

    You are posting very good and welcome information lately, including this one.

  2. Gdpowell62

    What if you have 3 drives, multiple partitions and 4 different OS’s? You will have mucho duplicates?

  3. Dirk

    Looks like the website of DoubleKiller is down, the german an english version… If anybody wants to download the freeware, it is hosted on for free download.

    Sorry for my english, i’m a german 🙂

  4. binaryman

    Directory Report is my favorite

  5. Linda

    All I need and use for a good FREE disk clean up are these two tools:
    Duplicate File Finder
    Folder Size

  6. Eric

    For ipad users who are looking for an document manager app for their iPad, I would like to mention slight reference of Files-Finder Edition App to them. This app works quite brilliant on my ipad after I just recently got it from iTunes. App have easy and convenient finder like interface and works as a complete file manager for ipad. you can have this app in itunes here:

  7. keving

    Try DublicateFilesDeleter, it’s a very good tool, it worths for a try!

  8. Nishad Hasan

    Duplicate files turns to be a huge problem of computer users. It increase the amount of junk files. Also low our space. I faced this problem. Now, i remove all my duplicate files with a great software. It remove my all duplicate files and increase my disk space. Really this is an awesome software. The name of this software is Duplicate Filter. You can download this from here
    You will love this software.

  9. alfiolora

    conceptsti try this its best soft i personally used it DuplicateFilesDeleter

  10. yunda

    Thanks for sharing!! Duplicate Filter is a wonderful duplicate file finder which is worth mentioning. It can instantly find, compare and manage duplicate files in all operating system and Windows versions. It is definitely worth a try and it doesnt hurt when you can try their free version too. They provide outstanding support!!

  11. bardy

    Use DuplicateFilesDeleter!

  12. briants

    Very Informative Article, indeed this I am using DuplicateFilesDeleter Application. Its Nice

  13. Gary1991

    Delete duplicate files with ease!

    Try DuplicateFilesDeleter program and get rid of duplicate files.
    Thank you!

  14. Alexander Johnny

    you can use also Duplicate File Deleter,
    I had a similar problem many times. The duplicate files are such that they my hard drives used to end up with bad sectors. Also, there was always a shortage of free space. I regularly use “Duplicate Files Deleter” when i feel that my computer is lagging. You should try it too and i’m sure that you won’t regret it.
    It can delete all duplicate files eg.-music,EXE. and same name files etc.

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