File Duplication Detection Tools

Identifying duplicate files when working with digital materials is an important step when processing records. You do not want to curate or preserve multiple copies of the same file within a collection (or possibly across collections).

  • Duplicate File Finder (Ashisoft)

    A program that finds and allows you to remove duplicate files in one or multiple selected areas. Free and (paid) Pro Versions available. (Windows only)

  • Duplicate File Finder (Auslogic)

    A program that finds and allows you to remove duplicate files in one or more selected areas. (Windows only)

  • HashMyFiles

    Create checksums using multiple algorithms at the same time. If the option is selected, identical files will be identified. (Windows only)

  • DROID

    Especially useful in better understanding the composition of a folder of files, the main purpose of DROID is to identify file formats. During the process of file format identification file metadata is captured and checksums, if desired, can also be created and used to find duplicate files. (Multiple operating systems)


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