Auslogics Duplicate File Finder (ADFF) happens to be one of the most-renowned free duplicate finding tools currently circulating in this competitive market.
It is a great tool to swiftly remove junk files from your computer and recover some precious storage space. It has a simple user interface, which makes it highly convenient for personal and official uses.
Auslogics Duplicate File Finder Vs Clone Files Checker
Unless provided with the administrator’s permission, Auslogics Duplicate File Finder will not run on a computer device. Also, it is only for personal uses. However, when it comes to Clone Files Checker, there are no such restrictions.
ADFF is only compatible with Windows (Vista, XP, 7, 8.1, and 10). On the other hand, CFC works well on Windows 10 and earlier, as well as Mac OS (10.10 and above).
Although both the programs work with basic file types (images, videos, archives, audios, applications, documents), Clone Files Checker holds an edge in this matter too. This is because CFC can also work with iTune music files.
Another essential feature that Auslogics Duplicate File Finder currently lacks is the ability to search for duplicates in cloud service accounts. On the other hand, CFC works perfectly with cloud accounts such as Google Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox.
External Hard Disks
Unlike ADFF, CFC allows users to directly scan external hard disks for duplicates too. This allows users to save time and run the scan without having to transfer files to the computer first.
CFC is also capable of searching for duplicate/similar files within hidden directories. This simply makes the scanning process more efficient and helps the users get rid of a larger number of junk files. However, ADFF’s algorithms do not have this ability yet.
After The Scan
There comes a tricky question after your searching scan has been completed. Do you want to delete the duplicate files detected permanently? Do you want to relocate them and review them later? Do you want to save them at an external source?
Well, in case of Auslogics, users have three different options. You can either delete the detected files permanently or you can delete them to your device’s recycle bin. Alternatively, you can delete the files into “Auslogics Rescue Center.” This is a great idea by Auslogics, which allows users to store their data externally as a back-up. So, in case you want to recover a file later on, you can do so easily. However, this feature might not work if your device was overloaded with excessive junk files so you will have to be a bit careful.
Coming to Clone Files Checker, apart from permanent deletion, CFC also allows users to relocate all the detected duplicate files into a new folder where they can review the files, and then decide on an action that is to be taken. Moreover, CFC also makes a backup of all data before running the scan. Thus, if you ever accidentally delete a file or simply change your mind later on, you can recover your files in a single click.
Exporting Search Results
Unlike ADFF, Clone Files Checker offers an additional feature that lets you export your scan results into multiple different file formats such as CSV, HTML or Excel files.
Other Missing Features
So far, Auslogics DFF also does not have a drag and drop feature for folder selection. Due to this, users have to spend more time during the process.
From the information shared above, we can conclude that CFC has an edge over Auslogics Duplicate File Finder. Nevertheless, ADFF is a great tool and if its developers work on improving these few features, ADFF definitely has the potential to stand out.