DupeSorter Publisher's description
from Edward L Blake
Dupe Sorter stands for Duplicate Sorting
Dupe Sorter stands for Duplicate Sorting, this tool scans for duplicate filenames down the directories you specify by keeping track of filenames as it scans. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux using the Java runtimes. The scan is broken down in two phases, first keeping tab of occurances of every file's filename, and then that tab is trimmed to those files with duplicates, and then followed by a second phase of searching for the paths and computing the hash of the contents of those files. And finally the list of files is trimmed off of files with unique content. This is done to keep memory usage low.
Running / Installation
Depending on the system, to run this program simply double click the JAR file.
This tool runs using Java, so it will run on pretty much any recent platform like Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD, etc. First try running the dupesorter.jar to see if it works, if not you will need the JRE, get the JRE at java.com.
This lists duplicate files by comparing with hash codes (that is, the file contents are compared using a smaller, recalculated chunk of data), and do not remove files which you don't know what they're used for. This tool is best used when having to reorganize your personal folders after backups, or re-merging work, that happens to be hard to compare by filename alone.
Also, unlike an ordinary file search, it must keep track of every previous filename, so searching through more files will take more memory. Note that the memory readings during the search process will tend to be in the 90s in any case, so nothing to worry about that. If you want, you can bound the amount of memory for the Java runtime (look up "-Xmx" when running "java" at the command line).
System Requirements:В· Java Runtime
Program Release Status: New Release
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall