Geek Software of the Week: Anti-Twin!
A great way to find duplicate files in Windows, even if the files have diffrent names! It compares at the bit level!
- “Byte-by-byte comparison of user-defined files (file content)
- Search for identical or similar file names
- Pixel-based image comparison, e.g. search for similar pictures
Anti-Twin is a small software application which compares files, i.e. it searches for duplicate or similar files on your hard disk drive. All similar or identical files that were found can either be sent to the recycle bin or directly deleted. This will increase the hard disk space on your computer.
Select the option ‘Compare file content’ to compare the entire binary content of the files. This means that the file names are irrelevant. Here, the basic principle is: ‘Name is but sound and smoke – size matters! And never lose sight of the inner values.’
Anti-Twin is an excellent application to e.g. find and delete duplicate MP3 files in a download folder or to find similar images. Apart from that, Anti-Twin helps you clean up employees’ chaotic file repositories in company networks, e.g. by searching for unnecessary file copies and redundant data back-ups.”