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  • Last update: 4 years ago
  • Total downloads: 251
  • Operating system: WinXP, WinNT 4.x, WinNT 3.x, Win2000, Win98
  • Publisher: CloneSpy
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The reason why we release CloneSpy 2.4 as beta version is that it now comes with an installer with which we do not have any experience yet.

The reason why we release CloneSpy 2.4 as beta version is that it now comes with an installer with which we do not have any experience yet. In case you don't like installers: The installer allows you to solely unpack all contained files without registering CloneSpy 2.4 to Windows. If you do so, the program works like former versions: The CloneSpy files can still be copied to and run on other PCs.

We would like to address CloneSpy 2.4 beta to users that already have experience with former versions of CloneSpy and who would like to send in a short report about their experience with the new version. We are interested not only in bug reports but also in short notes in case CloneSpy 2.4 works for you. In either case please tell us which Windows version you use. You can contact us, e.g., via the Contact section.

Besides adding an installer to CloneSpy 2.4 we did some refactoring to existing code and introduced some new features. Therefore it would be nice if you could also test existing as well as new features. The new features are:

* Added: CloneSpy now comes with an installer. Alternatively, the program can still be unpacked and executed without installing it.
* Added: CloneSpy can now create hard links (see Deletion tab of the Options window).
* Added: Environment variables can now be used for specifying file and folder paths in CloneSpy (see Specifying paths in the help file).
* Added: All folders in the tree view of the View CSC-file window can now be expanded/collapsed at one time via context menu.
* Added: If a settings file is loaded automatically (see Command line options and Automation window) its path is displayed in the main window title.
* Added: The date can now be displayed in ISO 8601 format (see Time + Size tab of the Options window).
* Modified: Checking for a newer version is now activated by default (see the Menu bar of the Main window).
* Fixed: The list boxes in the Options window (see Files tab, Folders tab, and Names tab) now allow entries that are prefixes of other entries.
* Fixed: When merging CSC-files entries with the same name and content but different file path are no longer removed.

* Fixed: CloneSpy no longer crashes when started for the very first time which happened occasionally in version 2.4 beta 1 and 2.


Why was CloneSpy written?
Do you often download files from the Internet? Is your hard drive crowded with these files? Have you ever asked yourself which files you have downloaded more than once? Perhaps you have burned files to a CD and retrieved them again? Do you want to find these files and eliminate the duplicates? Maybe you want to find duplicate files without checking your entire collection of backup CDs every time? Then CloneSpy is the right tool for you!

What can CloneSpy do?
CloneSpy can help 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. Also, CloneSpy is able to find files that are not exactly identical, but have the same file name. Perhaps you have different versions of a file and you want to find all of them and remove the older versions. CloneSpy can also find zero length files. These are files that have no content.

With CloneSpy you can process files which

*are duplicates
*are duplicates and have the same file name
*have the same file name
*have the same file name and (approximately) the same size
*are zero bytes long

CloneSpy offers you a complete mechanism for determining which duplicate or same-name files should be removed. It is also possible to leave this decision up to the individual user.

CloneSpy can handle equal files by

*deleting redundant files
*moving redundant files to a specific folder
*exporting a list of all equal files without removing any files
*deferring file operations on redundant files to a batch file where you can apply arbitrary file operations

With CloneSpy you can build checksum files from files on CDs (or even on hard drives, etc.) and use them to check whether these files already exist on your system. The checksum files will prevent you from having to play DJ every time you search for duplicates!

What's New in This Release:

* Added: Zero length files can now be handled as normal files (see Time + Size tab of the Option window).
* Added: Checksums can now be exported by using c in the export list format (see Export tab of the Options window).
* Added: Folders in a pool can now be explored in the Add folder window.
* Added: Default command line parameters can now be specified in the registy.
* Modified: The tree view of the View CSC-file window is now generated faster.
* Modified: The uninstaller now removes CloneSpy.ini for better cleanup.
* Modified: If errors occur while all sibling folders are added to a pool in the Add folder window then more precise error messages are shown.
* Modified: If a settings file cannot be loaded at startup then a more precise error message is shown.
* Modified: The symbol used as digit group separator for large numbers is now taken from the locale settings of the user.
* Modified: Windows 98se and Windows ME are no longer supported (regression since v2.5).
* Fixed: The check boxes in the View CSC-file window are now shown in disabled state because they cannot be modified by the user.
* Fixed: If a settings file could not be loaded at startup then the title of the Main window no longer says the opposite.
* Fixed: The context menu in the Single duplicates window no longer shows wrong entries.
* Fixed: Invalid file errors no longer occur when making a CSC-file from the second pool while logging is enabled (regression since v2.51).
* Fixed: A CSC-file no longer includes an entry about itself, which occurred when the CSC-file was stored in the scanned folder.

System Requirements:

No special requirements.
Program Release Status: Major Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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