Clean Up Hard Drive: Remove Duplicates

I downloaded a super helpful free app and wanted to pass the tip on to you.

CloneSpy is a Free Duplicate File CleanUp Tool for Windows versions NT through Win7. It's for English apps only though. (Latest version: 2.63 was released Saturday, April 28, 2012.)

I heard about it back in January from a Kim Komando newsletter but just now got around to checking it out for myself.

What It Does

CloneSpy helps you free up hard drive space by detecting and removing duplicate files. Duplicate files have exactly the same contents regardless of their name, date, time and location. It's also able to find files that are not exactly identical, but have the same file name.

Maybe you have different versions of a file and you want to find all of them and remove the older versions. It can also find zero length files -- those that have no content.

Takeaway Truth

A "cleaned up" hard drive works faster, and that's always a good thing.

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